19 June 2013 by

Is John Mayer's New Song Paper Doll About Taylor Swift? We Take A Scientific Look

Get out yer songwriting book Taylor, it seems like John Mayer could do with another musical dressing down. After Taylor's song(s) about her relationship with serial shaggermuffin John Mayer (Trouble, Dear John) it seems like John's decided the 23-year-old popstrel could do with a taste of her own medicine.

John's new song Paper Doll is almost certainly a not-so-thinly veiled dig at Tay-Tay. OR IS IT? He's terribly clever with his ambiguous lyrics that John Mayer. Luckily for you, Grazia's crack team of relationship experts and lyric decoders have taken the song to bits and discovered, without any doubt, that it is indeed referring to Taylor Swift.

Read on for our official line-by-line analysis.

Paper Doll - By John Mayer


"Paper Doll Come Try It On"

"Step Out Of That Black Chiffon"

Taylor was totally wearing this black chiffon number at the Grammy Awards in 2009 - a few months before the two got together. John Mayer was there too. Hmm.

"Here's A Dress Of Gold And Blue"

Tay-Swift wore this dress in September 2009, around the time the two were rumoured to have started dating...

taylor swift gold and blue

"Sure Was Fun Being Good To You"

SMILE JOHN, there's far worse people you could be posing with.

"This Mint Green Is Just For Spring"

Taylor's Cover Girl advert from 2010 featured her wearing a mint green dress. Coincidence? We think not.

taylor swift cover girl

"My Love Didn't Cost A Thing"

Debateable John, very debateable.

 Animated Gif on Giphy

"You're Like 22 Girls In One"

"And None Of Them Know What They're Running From"

Run Tay Tay, run!

Taylor Swift running

"Was It Just Too Far To Fall?"

Here's a gif of Tay Tay falling over at a concert in Canada to illustrate the concept of falling.

taylor swift fall
"For A Little Paper Doll"

Conspiracy theorists (us) are saying the paper doll line refers to Tay Tay's line in Dear John that goes, "All the girls that you run dry, have tired lifeless eyes cause you burned them out.” Yep, we'll take that.

taylor swift paper doll

"Fold A Scarf, Moroccan Red, And Tie Your Hair Behind Your Head"

As seen on Taylor as she canoodled post-Mayer beau Conor Kennedy.

taylor swift conor kennedy
"Strap Into Some Heels That Hurt"

All heels hurt. Not really a thing.


"You Should Have Kept My Undershirt"

Alright, not techincally the same shirt but similar... right??

"You're Like 22 Girls In One"
"And None Of Them Know What They're Running From"

Maybe you John? Ever think of that one?

Taylor Swift running

"Was It Just Too Far To Fall?"

Down she goes.

taylor swift fall

"For A Little Paper Doll"

taylor swift paper doll


"Cut The Cord And Pull Some Strings, And Make Yourself Some Angel Wings"

Totally referring to Tayor's 2008 hit Your Anything, where she says, "I'll be your angel giving up her wings."


"And If Those Angel Wings Don't Fly, Someone's Gonna Paint You Another Sky"

Who could that someone be?

Ahem:

jake gyllenhaal

OR:

taylor swift conor kennedy

OR:


taylor swift harry styles

"'Cause You're Like 22 Girls In One"
taylor swift 22

"And None Of Them Know What They're Running From"
taylor swift valentines day
"Was It Just Too Far To Fall?"

taylor swift fall

"Was It Just Too Far To Fall?"

taylor swift fall

THE END

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