8. “Paper Doll”
“You’re like 22 girls in one/And none of them know what they’re runnin’ from”
The infamous Taylor Swift response song is far more lyrical and deep than Swift’s “Dear John.” While most label John an asshole from day one, it seems more that Mayer’s moods match Swift’s immaturity, a combustion waiting to happen. Playing on Taylor’s popular “22,” John notes the singer’s multiple personalities, matching her “paper doll” dresses and frequent mood changes. The catch? It gets deeper! In “Dear John,” Swift talks about her regret in not “running as fast as she could” from the relationship. Here, Mayer realizes that she never even knew what to run from. That’s cold.