Is John Mayer's 'Paper Doll' a response to Taylor Swift's 'Dear John'?

After Taylor Swift "really humiliated" him with her song "Dear John," John Mayer is seemingly striking back with a new single that is being deemed a direct attack on his former girlfriend. Called "Paper Doll," it's hard to deny the ways that thing song targets Swift.

First, here are the song's lyrics:

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?

Now let's break down the evidence:

1. In the first stanza, Mayer makes the first of several references to the girl he's singing to wearing a dress. In "Dear John," Swift refers to herself as "the girl in the dress [who] cried all the way home."

2. Mayer says the girl is "like 22 girls in one" in the chorus, and Swift released a single called "22."

3. He then says "none of them [the 22 girls] know what they're running from." In "Dear John," Swift says she regrets "how I ignored when they said 'Run as fast as you can [away from Mayer].'"

4. "Fold a scarf, Moroccan red/And tie your hair behind your head." This image sounds familiar.

5. Mayer sings, "Someone's gonna paint you another sky," while Swift sang in "Dear John," "You paint me a blue sky and go back and turn it to rain."

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