You'd think after Taylor Swift, John Mayer might have learned that nothing good comes from duetting with girlfriends. After the two sang together on Half Of My Heart, they then broke up and Tay-Tay wrote the damming Dear John in response to him, ("Maybe it's you and your sick need to give love then take it away" - ouch!) Now the singer songwriter is back in love again - reunited with ex-girlfriend Katy Perry. And whaddya know, the two have released a song, Who You Love, which provides some less-than-transparent insights into their relationship, breakup and reunion. We thought we'd take a look.
Here's John's part:
My girl she ain’t the one that I saw coming
Sometimes I don’t know which way to go
And I try to run before but I’m not running anymore
Because I fought against it hard enough to know
John, let us assure you that none of us saw any of your girlfriends coming. Some days it seems like half of Hollywood's been attached to you at some point. It is clear though that John's expressing regret for his previous actions with Katy, who's recently been quoted in Elle magazine as saying that last time the two went out, "He pulled away". Luckily for Katy - if the song's anything to go by - he's not running anymore. Here's hoping he's in it for the long haul this time around.
Here's Katy's part:
My boy he ain’t the one that I saw coming
And some have said his heart’s too hard to hold
And it takes a little time but you should see him when he shines
Because you never wanna let the feeling go
Darn right he's not the one you saw coming. After reports John broke up with Katy previously via email, we'd like to think she'd have run a mile at any hint of reconciliation. But, the heart wants what it wants, which is basically what the song's about - duh. And indeed we're guessing John Mayer's heart might have been tricky to hold onto. He's even said himself, "It’s crazy to me that in my head, that being 32 and dating women is going to get me in trouble. I can’t even explain to you how terrible that feels, that I equate dating a woman with punishment, shame, guilt, disappointment, reproach, reprimand, persecution. It’s a nightmare.” Reading between the lines it sounds like he wasn't exactly the easiest person to date.
Either way, the two seem happy now, so here's hoping this song's the start (continuation?) of something beautiful. Take a listen to the song below and let us know your thoughts...