On Tuesday we got our first listen of Taylor Swift‘s new single and latest break-up song We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together and almost immediately, folks began to wonder who Taylor is singing about in the lyrics of the song. I wondered if the song might be about Jake Gyllenhaal (one of Taylor‘s more famous exes) but there are a lot of ex-boyfriends in Taylor‘s past that could’ve been the inspiration. Another of Taylor‘s more famous exes is Joe Jonas … but according to him, the song is not about their relationship. Click below to read what he has to say about Taylor‘s new song.
Wednesday morning, Joe Jonas told D.C.-based The Tommy Show that, contrary to the rumors, Taylor Swift’s new song — “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” — can’t possibly be about him. And the singer says the reason he’s not the inspiration for sweet little Taylor’s musical wrath is obvious: “It’s not about me, because I don’t think we’ve ever tried another time.” After chuckling with the radio show’s host, Jonas swiftly added: “I like the song. Taylor does pop music really well, and I’m happy for her.” In fact, when asked about whether he keeps in touch with his famous ex, he said he was able to go to a “phenomenal” live show of hers last year. Doesn’t exactly sound like the type of rocky relationship that would bring out an angsty Taylor, does it? Joe also reminds us that the relationship is “years removed;” the pair reportedly dated for less than six months in 2008. We’re going to take Joe’s word for it. Look, the song is about one of those annoying relationships where vows are made to end it all but the couple keeps finding each other. Over and over again.
OK, so the song’s not about Joe … then, who is it about? Let’s take a look at some other possible candidates:
While the singer has dated Twilight’s Taylor Lautner as well as actor Jake Gyllenhaal, there seems to be only one other contender left (after ruling out Joe): John Mayer. Yes! It appears Taylor Swift wrote yet another song about the increasingly shaggy looking musician. After all, Starpulse isolates one lyric in particular that seems to indicate “case closed:” “Hide away and find your peace of mind, with some indie record that’s much cooler than mine.” Unless Taylor’s referring to her ex simply listening to an indie record, in all likelihood she’s singing about another musical artist. With Joe out of the picture (and not exactly “indie”) that only leaves John Mayer. For some reason, Mayer is a heartthrob, and has currently been seen out and about with Katy Perry. Apparently, at least in Taylor’s eyes, Mayer’s also a first-rate asshole. Because it looks like we can now add “We Are Never…” to the collection of Mayer-hating songs — alongside her ode to the scruffy artist, “Dear John.”
OMG, yes … it is very possible that Taylor is singing about John Mayer in this new song. Naturally, we may never know for sure but … well, we do know that Taylor isn’t fond of John anymore and what better fodder to write break-up songs than an ex-boyfriend who happens to be a big jerk. I think this belief that John Mayer is the guy makes perfect sense, do you?