Taylor Lautner Responds to Ex-Taylor Swift’s Re-Release of ‘Speak Now’
And he said speak now! Taylor Lautner joked about the upcoming re-release of Ex Taylor Swift‘S Speak Now record — which notably features a fan-favorite song about their relationship.
“I think it’s a great album. Yes, I feel safe,” he said dusk Star, 31, joked Today.com on Tuesday, May 16, about the departure of Swift, May 33 Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) in July.
While Lautner braces himself for newfound interest in the exes’ three-month relationship in 2009, he noted that one of Swift’s exes might not get away scot-free. “Pray for John [Mayer]‘ he quipped.
The “Anti-Hero” musician’s Speak Now album – which was released in 2010 – famously features a track about her romance with Lautner (“Back to December”) and another that appears to be about her previous relationship with the now 45-year-old Mayer acts (“Dear John”). .
While the lyrics about Lautner are easy to decipher – and the secret message hidden in the “Back to December” liner notes is “TAY” – the kidnapping Star confirmed during a conversation that the title was about him Leah Michele in 2016.
Swift, for her part, told it United States today of the apologetic title: “It’s a song and a conversation that had to happen because I don’t want to hurt people. If you do this unintentionally, you need to improve it,” she explained at the release.
While the “Love Story” artist sang her apology to Lautner on “Back to December,” “So I’ll swallow my pride / I’ll stand before you and say I’m sorry tonight / And I’m going back in all the time December.” time,” she sings in the chorus—“Dear John” was a much angrier track.
Though Swift never confirmed her track was about that space for squares Fans have long believed she was referring to Mayer in the song, which appears to be a reference to Swift’s age — and their age difference.
“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 even though I loved you so? I should have known,” she sings on the bridge. (Swift was 19 when she briefly dated Mayer in 2009. He was 32 at the time.)
In an interview with Rolling StoneThe “Gravity” singer called the idea of Swift writing the track a “lousy thing”.
“As a songwriter, I have to say that I think it’s a kind of cheap songwriting. I know she’s the greatest thing in the world, and I’m not trying to sink anyone’s ship, but I think it’s an abuse of your talent when you rub your hands together and say, ‘Wait till he gets a load of this gets!’” Mayer said at the time. “Those are cops…” (Swift, for her part, recounted shine in 2012 that Mayer was “presumptuous” in assuming the track was about him.)
He, in turn, is said to have written his song “Paper Doll” about Swift in 2013.
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Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) will be released on Friday July 7th.