When you break Taylor Swift's heart, you can bet she's going to write a song about it - and now John Mayer is speaking out for the first time about the tune she wrote about him.
The "Half Of My Heart" singer says he was "really humiliated" when he heard Taylor's "Dear John" song directed at him, telling the latest issue of Rolling Stone, "It made me feel terrible, because I didn't deserve it. I'm pretty good at taking accountability now, and I never did anything to deserve that. It was a really lousy thing for her to do."
Swift and Mayer were rumored to have been an item for a short time while splitting before the country singer released the song on her best-selling 2010 album, "Speak Now", in which she sings out, "Dear John, I see it all, now it was wrong / Don't you think 19 is too young to be played by your dark twisted games, when I loved you so?"
The single debuted right around the time Mayer went on a two-year hiatus following controversial interviews with Rolling Stone and Playboy and, at the time, Swift said of the song, "There are things that were little nuances of the relationship, little hints, Everyone will know, so I don't really have to send out emails on this one."
Sitting down with Rolling Stone again, Mayer insists, "I never got an e-mail. I never got a phone call, I was really caught off-guard, and it really humiliated me at a time when I'd already been dressed down. I mean, how would you feel if, at the lowest you've ever been, someone kicked you even lower?"
When John was asked to explain Taylor's lyrics, he opined, "Don't you think I was too young to be messed with? I don't want to go into that."
In the new Rolling Stone issue - which is set to hit newsstands on Friday - Mayer continued to bash Taylor for her "Dear John" release, stating, "I will say as a songwriter that I think it's kind of cheap songwriting. I know she's the biggest thing in the world, and I'm not trying to sink anybody's ship, but I think it's abusing your talent to rub your hands together and go, 'Wait till he gets a load of this!' That's bullshit."