Taylor Swift, our generation’s kinder, gentler Alanis, has broken her silence about the 2010 song in which she broke her silence about John Mayer. Though the tune “Dear John” alludes to the age difference between the country singer and her elder pop-rock paramour, his bad history in relationships, and, well, his name, Taylor Swift is categorically denying that it’s taken from anything specific.
“How presumptuous! I never disclose who my songs are about,” Ms. Swift remarked to Glamour in an interview promoting her new album, which features a single rumored to be about another ex, actor Jake Gyllenhaal. Asked how she deals with criticism, Ms. Swift remarked, “I just kind of live a life, and I let all the gossip live somewhere else.”
“Somewhere else” can be purchased at record stores near you, or on iTunes!