Is Taylor Swift's New Song About John Mayer?

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Did an ill-fated secret romance inspire Taylor Swift to write "Dear John?"

When Taylor Swift and John Mayer got together last year to record the duet "Half of My Heart," many gossips thought that Mayer the Player was making sweet music with Taylor outside of the studio. When the two were spotted out together a few times afterward, most notably at VEVO's NYC launch party and a cozy dinner in Nashville, speculation intensified. When the rumors were never confirmed, curiosity over the possible pairing eventually died down. Especially since Taylor was dating Twilight's Taylor Lautner and John was busy doing whatever it is he does. You know...being annoying on Twitter, writing crappy coffeehouse music, inexplicably hooking up with hot chicks and playing cat-and-mouse with Jennifer Aniston.

But with Taylor's new album Speak Now set to drop soon, many are already poring over the lyrics of her songs, looking for clues about her famous exes. It's pretty apparent that "Back to December" is about her breakup with boy Taylor, while "Better Than Revenge" is purportedly about the girl for whom Joe Jonas dumped her. So, it's not surprising that "Dear John"—the tale of a young girl getting her heart broken by an older dude—has revived the Taylor/John romance rumors. Were they really dating on the super down low? And did John really take half of that poor girl's heart? John Mayer Hijacks Taylor Swift's Heart

It's anyone's guess, since Taylor won't say for sure whether John Mayer is the "John" of her song. And until she denies it, everyone will assume that it's true. But, really, she could just be using the well-known "Dear John" expression to convey that this is a post-mortem letter to a lost love. John is a pretty generic name, so the tune could be about anyone. Now, if she had named the song "Dear Douchebag," then we'd know for sure it's about Mayer.

Some of the song's lyrics have been released, so take a look and tell us if you think John Mayer is the subject:

Dear John, I see it all now that you're gone/Don't you think I was too young to be messed with/The girl in the dress cried the whole way home/I should've known

My mother accused me of losing my mind/But I swore I was fine/You'll add my name to your long list of traitors who don't understand/And I'll look back in regret I ignored what they said/'Run as fast as you can' [Source: Hollywood Life]

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