It looks like John Mayer is taking a page from Taylor Swift‘s songwriting book! The “No Such Thing” singer is back with some brand new tunes, and it appears as though he’s penned a song about Taylor, who he was rumored to have dated back in the day.

Now, it’s pretty much known that Taylor’s song “Dear John,” was written about Mr. Mayer after their relationship ended, but John is fighting back with his own (reported) break up song titled “Paper Doll.” Some of the references are pretty spot on, as he drops both the number 22 and “red” in the lyrics. Check them out below.

Paper doll, come try it on
Step out of that black chiffon
Here’s a dress of gold and blue
Sure was fun being good to you

This one we made just for Fall
And Winter runs a bit too small
This mint green is new for Spring
My love didn’t cost a thing

You’re like twenty-two girls in one
And none of them know what they’re runnin’ from
Was it just too far to fall?
For a little paper doll

Fold a scarf, Moroccan red
And tie your hair behind your head
Strap into some heels that hurt
You should’ve kept my undershirt

You’re like twenty-two girls in one
And none of them know what they’re runnin’ from
Was it just too far to fall?
For a little paper doll

Cut the cord and pull some strings
And make yourself some angel wings
And if those angel wings don’t fly
Someone’s gonna paint you another sky

‘Cause you’re like twenty-two girls in one
And none of them know what they’re runnin’ from
Was it just too far to fall? (and again and again and shoot me in the face)

Come on, it’s pretty obvious who this is about! Do YOU think this song was written about Taylor? Sound off in the comments section!

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  • Sierra

    In Dear John, there’s also the lyric “And I’ll look back in regret how I ignored when they said

    ‘Run as fast as you can.” In Paper Doll, there’s the line “And none of them know what they’re runnin’ from”
    This song is clearly about Taylor.

  • Diana

    Interesting. Definetly about her.

  • Laura

    Also in Dear John there’s the lyric ‘You paint me a blue sky and go back and turn it to rain’ and in Paper Doll it says ‘Someone’s gonna paint you another sky’…sooo.

    • Sierra

      In Dear John, there’s also the lyric “And I’ll look back in regret how I ignored when they said
 ‘Run as fast as you can.” In Paper Doll, there’s the line “And none of them know what they’re runnin’ from”

  • Shelby

    I think it is. I love Taylor and everything but she kind of deserved it after making a song ovbiously for him. Dear John.

  • Mackenzie

    The “twenty two”, “red”, and “strap into some heels that hurt” all give it away, considering the first two are songs of hers and in her song “Begin Again” there’s the lyrics “you didn’t like it when I wore high heels”…. just saying.

  • Sammy

    The “twenty-two” line gave it away!

    • Sea

      Yeah, at least Taylor can come up with more creative lyrics.

  • Khaliah

    That what she gets

    • Carla

      She actually said they could write songs about her. So she really doesn’t mind