You Can Be Sure He Knows It's About Him

The singer has never been shy about singing about her ex-boyfriends. This time is no different, but we are all left guessing who "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" is about.

Taylor SwiftTaylor Swift is known for including her real life in her songs, including love, like and break-ups.

The title of her new song is enough to make any Swift fan or follower curious who it might have been written about. “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” was first played for her fans during a web chat Monday night.

“So this is the new single. It's a really romantic song,” she said sarcastically during the chat. “It's really touching and sensitive, for my lovely ex-boyfriend."

The song appears to be speaking about a specific experience in Swift’s life.

“When you come around again and say / Baby, I miss you and I swear I'm gonna change,” said the lyrics. “Trust me, remember how that lasted for a day / I say, I hate you, we break up, you call me, I love you.”

So let’s see. There was John Mayer, who Swift had a bad breakup with. But she already wrote a song about him.

“Dear John, I see it all now that you're gone
/ Don't you think I was too young / To be messed with?” she sang in “Dear John.”

She also dated Joe Jonas, but that was four years ago and she also wrote a song about him. Sort of.

In 2009, Swift hosted Saturday Night Live, and wrote a song as her monologue. She started the song talking about her songs and relationships.

“I like writing songs about douchebags who cheat on me,” she sang her monologue. “I like writing their names into songs so they’re ashamed to go in public.”

You might think I’d bring up Joe, that guy who broke up with me on the phone, but I’m not going to mention him in my monologue,” she continued.

She then mentioned Taylor Lautner, who she was dating at the time, and blew him a kiss.

So who else does that leave? She could actually be talking about Lautner, since that relationship eventually ended. She was also linked to Jake Gyllenhaal a few years ago. And she could of course be speaking about John Mayer or Joe Jonas again.

Swift has never been shy about calling our her ex’s in her songs, so hopefully she will admit who “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” is about someday.

But in the singer’s defense, she also writes songs about her faults in relationships too.

“So this is me swallowing my pride / Standing in front of you saying, ‘I'm sorry for that night.’" she sang in “Back to December.”

No matter what, Swift seems truly happy now with new boyfriend Conor Kennedy. The 18-year-old grandson of Robert F. Kennedy will have to learn to treat Swift well, unless he wants a song written about him one day.

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Comments on "Which ex is Taylor Swift's new song about?"

Candy August 15, 2012 | 8:20 PM

I think it might be about John Mayer...even thought there's no way to be sure, but I sure am looking forward to decoding the message for this song! But I believe it's about him because she says "you would hide away and find your peace of mind with some indie record thats so much cooler than mine" so i think its about John Mayer because he's a singer, but of course i have no clue cx

Emma August 15, 2012 | 10:36 AM

Taylor dates so many guys (not in a bad way, just a fact) that it would be really hard to try and guess who this could be about! I don't even know. I don't think it's a repeat offender from a previous song though so I agree it could be someone under the radar!

Uni August 15, 2012 | 9:25 AM

Nope. Wouldn't be about Taylor. "Back to December" was about Taylor and how nice he was and how sad she was that she let him slip through her fingers. Her relationships don't last very long. It's possible one guy was under the radar.

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