Yahoo! reviewed Taylor Swift‘s ENTIRE Speak Now album TRACK BY TRACK. ‘Dear John’ is rumored to be about her relationship with John Mayer. The first chorus begins: ‘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.’ A second version of the chorus includes the lines:
‘It was wrong/Don’t you think nineteen’s too young/To be played/By your dark, twisted games/When I loved you so.’ ‘Dear John’ addresses her protective mom: ‘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’.’ But extended bridge section of ‘Dear John’packs such a cathartic punch, it really does transcend any tabloid associations: ‘I’m shining like fireworks over your sad, empty town,’ anyone who ever felt manipulated or used and found the strength to move on may be..
cheering like it’s the 4th of July. Pictures of Taylor in France HERE. For the third time in four years, Taylor Swift was named Songwriter/Artist of the Year by the Nashville Songwriter’s Association International (NSAI)