Taylor Swift - Dear John Lyrics

Long were the nights
When my days once revolved around you
Counting my footsteps
Praying the floor won't fall through

And my mother accused me of losing my mind
But I swore I was fine

You paint me a blue sky
And go back and turn it to rain
And I lived in your chess game
But you changed the rules every day

Wonderin' which version of you I might get on the phone tonight.
Well, I stopped pickin' up, and this song is to let you know why.

Dear John,
I see it all now that you're gone.
Don't you think I was too young to be messed
The girl in the dress
Cried the whole way home.
I should've known.

Well, maybe it's me
And my blind optimism
To blame.
Or maybe it's you and your sick need
To give love then take it away.

And you'll add my name
To your long list of traitors
Who don't understand.
And I look back in regret.
How I ignored when they said,
"Run as fast as you can."

Dear John,
I see it all now that you're gone.
Don't you think I was too young to be messed
The girl in the dress
Cried the whole way home.

Dear John,
I see it all now. It was wrong.
Don't you think nineteen's too young to be played
By your dark twisted games?
When I loved you so.
I should've known.

You are an expert at "Sorry"
And keeping lines blurry.
Never impressed by me acing your tests.
All the girls that you've run dry
Have tired lifeless eyes
'Cause you've burned them out.

But I took your matches
Before fire could catch me.
So, don't look now.
I'm shining like fireworks
Over your sad empty town.

Dear John,
I see it all now that you're gone.
Don't you think I was too young to be messed
The girl in the dress
Cried the whole way home.

I see it all now that you're gone
Don't you think I was too young to be messed
The girl in the dress
Wrote you a song.
You should've known.

You should've known.
Don't you think I was too young?
You should've known.

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Taylor Swift Dear John Comments
  1. Tiger Trophy

    Song to a john. young former innocent girl sings to a prostitute biber. Hook lyrics.

  2. Luna Kelly

    He was in his 30s, she was 19.
    He had a history of kissing, telling, then publicly disrespecting the women he's dated. When the 19 year old wrote a song about him, he's the one crying foul.

  3. Marni Fullington

    11:46, Dec. 15, 2019

  4. Paulo Sajol

    before 2019 ends

  5. Wasapol Choo

    i love that john called this song a cheap writing

    Hương Ly Nguyễn

    He didn't ruin only TS, u can search on the Internet those girls

  6. AJJI Azzi

    John is mayer?

  7. Nudnapang Siri

    Sounds so much like St. Patrick’s Day by John Mayer.

  8. Jay Aaron Aldovino

    whos listening now 2019?

  9. Heaven Arteries

    Johnny-boy you sicko

  10. Nika Brainz

    She’s plays victim with all her exes. I wonder if it might just be her

  11. Prashant Koirala

    Lmao this is some cheap ass songwriting.😂

  12. Bern 050290

    December 2019

  13. Wendy Phillips

    Being with a narcissist. 💯

  14. Maria jose Urizar


  15. ms. aiuko suee

    Fuck all those promises kisses! 😭😭😭😭
    I can't open socialmedia cause i feel like a lost everything. I feel like im a fool.. Im just a toy. Im just your fucking toy all this time. 😢 💔.

  16. ms. aiuko suee

    The girl is crying, she's broken, she's hurt, she's alone. You just left her like a piece of shit.
    Fuck all those promises!

  17. Marie yorx

    I'm 18, any advice ?

  18. ching jung

    soleil and raj 😭😭

  19. Eric Phillips


  20. Katie Ford

    perfect song for your husband of the same name ignoring you all day

  21. dr x

    ..taylor you lil spoiled shallow selfish brat !! ..you choose to sleep around you clueless moron lol

  22. vamsaem dc

    My husband’s name is Jon, we have a 13 -year age difference, if he’s going to hurt me, this will be my song for him. Hahahahaha

  23. pamela riley

    my dearest taylor, the deepest expression of thanx to you . your light and strength has exposed all the darkness. you are now my standard golden rule. what i mean is that the total taylor experience has left a trail of star studded bread crumbs i now follow witout hesitation. if that makes sense to you. my eternal luv to you and mom

  24. Abandonedbeauty 111

    Wow heard this song so many times never thought I’d ever relate to it, well. Fuck you for everything, fuck you for saying shit you never meant and fuck you for breaking my heart and pretending like you don’t care, fuck you.

  25. Kendall Shields

    “You paint me a blue sky, then go back and turn it to rain... Well maybe it’s me and my blind optimism to blame. Or maybe it’s you and your sick need to give love, then take it away.”

  26. MonAlisA

    You are an expert at sorry,,and keeping lines blurry...
    hit me hard

  27. Wati Wati

    Im single but why m I crying ...soap soap 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 can't stop

  28. Tom Ehlbck

    so fckin epic

  29. Clovr May

    Brilliant. Killed it. Siiillly. Reckoning, called out me tooo movement b4 me too movement.

  30. Anzu Pai


  31. Dawn R

    Should have known Steve was engaged ya Moran!!! Well I am cuz he cheating freak!

  32. andi ar00

    🕊❤ i lovr taylor swift 😭🕊❤

  33. Aleksandar Gospić

    Speak Now is incredible album, absolute peak of Taylor Swift!

  34. Adinda trhmawati

    Dear you, i have loved you since six years ago, i was hoping in that time you will love me back if i can wait you longer to recognize me, that i always by your side. But not, i doesn't happen, so i dissapear for 3 years, just don't wanna see you hangout with your other new girlfriends, but what. After 3 years, we meet again, and you say you love me. I trust you again, and it works, so beautifully, but less than a month, you decide to go, just like that. And now i'm just broke. Seriously broke, like you took a half soul from me. But why i can't hate you? I'm just still thinking that was all my fault. How sucks it is

  35. Drew Byrd

    Team John

  36. Nicole Smith

    Lowkey thought this song was about him molesting her, but then when I listened to it again I realized he was just a horrible manipulative piece of trash.

  37. christina craig

    been listening to Taylor all morning.

  38. Fab Labi

    To thik that now this master belong to scooter

  39. Sindh board topics

    Well this song made me hate a guy named John Mayer

  40. Kaitlin Barrios

    just got out of a relationship with a dude 10 years older than me. started dating when i was 19. i'm 23 now and finally free of the mind games and listening to this song hits me like a ton of bricks.

  41. Haley Nicole

    We met in the club. He was 21 I was 18. Now I'm 20 he's 23.... Wasted 2 years thinking he was the one and now he can't even stand the look of me. He told me to my face I want nothing to do with you.... Thanks JOHN

  42. Saturn

    nobody is mentioning john and I’m shocked so i gotta say “BTW this song is about John Mayer”

  43. Joan Mae Gelito

    " I'm shining like firework over your sad empty town " this is all girls who once played should do.

  44. CLlamaLPS

    This song actually makes me feel really happy ‘cause I always think of both my boyfriend John, the book “Dear John” which I love and even the movie. I know it’s kind of a sad song but never for me

  45. ms. aiuko suee

    For crying out loud im still fuck'n hurt.. Bcuz of what you'd done. 😭😭 😭 😭 Kisses.

  46. Erinatsu Therese

    I kept listening to this ever since my first love left me. He reminds me so much about John. I can't stop crying but listening to this song made me realize I'm not alone.

  47. Gerard Vizer

    paper doll

  48. Sophia Zimmerman

    Inspired ..

  49. vengie sibuan

    Total burn.

  50. Siddhant Bais

    John mayer played guitar and sang back vocals in the one. What a genius!

  51. Mommy Zielzzz

    Currently listening & it's Nov. 2010...yeah!🎧🎵

  52. Justin Church

    John Mayer is awesome

  53. Sparrow Wilson

    God, she hasn’t half dated a lot of tossers and fuckboys. I’m glad she’s happy now.

  54. amney ney

    Who else listening to this at the age Taylor was in this song

  55. Anna Lee

    Is this song about the movie dear john?

    Sae Fa

    No its about his ex boyfriend john mayer

    Awmi Fanai

    But i thought the back vocals and the guitar was played by John Mayer

  56. Daniel Malloy

    she is kinda of whiny when she sings about old bros

  57. Chester Didzena

    I dont wana get up again Brenda thank u for bringing me up i finished school now im stil studying my medical school

  58. Chester Didzena

    My floors fell thru go look for someone whos better than me

  59. Music is LIfe

    3:09 2019

  60. Kortney Licano

    Fuck you Taylor

  61. Ngai 22b

    Hi. I’m from the future where her latest album is “Lover”.

  62. Blue Groth

    i used to cry over this song.. emotional abuse is real.. i was 19 to... now im with a man who loves me so much

  63. Jorgie

    Sounds like it’s been slowed down to .5 speed

  64. Norlia MACALABA


  65. Gla Tata

    Oct 2019 cause she is the GOAT

  66. Ever SouLessence

    I mean every single word when I sing this out loud but he never listens anyway

  67. Nuuuy Latuna

    Oct 19 2019 💕

  68. R S

    John has got real talent and is way above her league. Just listen to Terrapin Station from Citi field this past summer.

  69. World's Netizen

    WH/DJ, am i right?

  70. Catherine H. Wallace

    Good job

  71. swimgood

    S.G. — you know who you are. You were my John. I was 16. You were 22. “And I’ll look back and regret how I ignored when they said run as fast. as. you. can”. I should’ve known. Or rather- YOU should have known.

  72. Ariane VLOGS

    Misss herrr soooo muuuuuucccchhh😢😢

  73. Charles Kaminski

    She's the Best.😍

  74. Sheilo Fuentes

    Oct 4 2019 taytay😘

  75. Anime Neverland

    I think I know why John called this a cheap songwriting.

    Gabrijela Širec

    (I am not trying to be rude,I just dont understand cause i love this song)

    Anime Neverland

    Well it could've been written in a better way. Now don't tell "why don't you write it". With the skills Taylor has she definitely can write better than this and with a little bit of research I found out that John really wasnt a good guy.

    Gabrijela Širec

    @Anime Neverland tnx for explanation
    I think you cannot compared her songs(or anyone else')each other because they are the reflection of feeling some of songs are deep like dear john or archer some are really funny like me and you need to calm down.

  76. Heavenly Rain

    This song is what I really want to tell HIM... this song is literally what I'm feeling right now 😔😖

  77. Shiela Tapao

    Anyone here listening? 2019??

  78. Stephanie Sandler

    its always fuck john on periodt lmao

  79. Rachael

    It’s a beautiful song

  80. jcm00

    this is me, after I watched the game of thrones finale at my best friend's house

  81. Sanobar Malik

    "You are an expert at sorry and keeping lines blurry" Takes my heart away. Taylor you beauty.

  82. KimChi Calamari

    Taylor Marathon Starting Now

  83. Gin-chan Jared

    You know she's really mad, broken and devastated when she writes a 7 minutes song about you.

    Charlotte Jamess

    i feel it too

    Josh W

    Especially considering 7 minutes is a pretty reasonable percentage of the time they datesd (less than 3 months)

    mars des

    @Josh W Man that jokes so rotten, its so 2016.

  84. ppz

    i have an ex like this... ahh sad days

  85. I like watching people suffer because of me

    The fact that my ex is named John

  86. Jo Lax

    “I’m shining like fireworks over your sad empty town” is so powerful

  87. Mariano Jinotra

    Damn this lyric🔥🔥

  88. Carlos Kombo

    Quando a Taylor fazia obras primas! #BonsTempos #OldTime

  89. Jessica Baliscao

    Goosebumps everywhere.
    I miss this. This hit me really hard, tho

  90. John6yt

    Geez Taylor, did you have to out me like this???

    Plus you messed with me more than I did you!

  91. Love, Lexi

    Everybody thought that Back To December is the saddest song of Taylor but I beg to disagree. This is the saddest and probably the most painful song she wrote. Nothing hurts more than the fact that you lost your innocent younger version in the process of loving someone. That’s so devastating.

  92. Ilous Sulastri

    I love someone who named Johan called John
    And he don't know if i love him
    Im trying to forget him
    But i cant, don't know why
    Hope if he is my destiny and come to me and love me

  93. Evan Wilson

    She stole thos song

  94. Laura Castro

    Amo ouvir ...2019 ...

  95. Leonela Fabiola Minaya Daza

    again my mother a acused me to loosing my mind but i was fine,all this time you paint me your blue sky, but you change the rules everyday, wonder which version i will get tonigth this song is to let you know why:
    wamv, jdr, fmch, hjmd, and the world who is like that:Dr Jhon i see it all know that your gone dont you think i was to young to the girl cry all the way home from Ingienieria school to my green house, you never inspired for all the things that i have done, so dont look know im shinning like firework over your sad empty town.!!!! 😨

  96. Saswati Dutta

    Weirdly enough the essence of this song is quite John Mayerish!!

  97. Jacqueline Whiteley

    Why didn't Taylor know she was too young. She was after all 19. She needs to take some responsibility for her failed relationships, of which there are many. She obviously has issues of some kind. She can't make a relationship last longer than a few months. I think she is the problem, not the men she chooses to date. And why is she falling in love so quickly, and so often.
    I like Taylor's music a lot, but I think she's on the road to having an unhappy life if doesn't change her her ways