It’s been about 28 stressful semesters since Taylor Swift sat on a stool and performed that song “Dear John.” The one she sang at the high school talent show about her ex-boyfriend John Mayer, and finally, he’s responding.
He’s tuned up his guitar, got out his music sheets, and penciled in a new tune called “Paper Doll,” which all signs suggest, it most definitely, kind of could be, about Taylor.
As with all things Swift-related, you’re a 12 Angry Men jury assigned to the case and we have all the pieces of evidence for you to consider:
This lyric – “You’re like twenty-two girls in one / And none of them not what they’re running from.” Okay, hope you got at least a satisfactory C+ in pre-algebra because you need to throw your math caps on for this little equation. Taylor is arbiter of all things “twenty-twooo-ooh-ooh!” who's been linked to a galaxy of who’s-who in Hollywood, so you don’t need to spend too much time on your T-1 scientific calculator to figure this one out.
And this other lyric – “Someone’s gonna paint you another sky.” In Taylor’s song “Dear John” there’s a line that goes, “You paint me a blue sky and go back and turn it to rain.” This whole sky parallel could be a direct response to that.
IT’S CALLED “PAPER DOLL”. Which is what Taylor was reincarnated from in her previous nine lives. Also the font used on the cover art of John’s song looks suspiciously like the font Taylor uses on her first three albums.