John Mayer Loves Ex Taylor Swift's Song 'Lover' But Says He Wants to Change One Lyric
By Zach Seemayer
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John Mayer has a lot of love for "Lover" -- but there's one lyric that he thinks just doesn't make sense.
Recently, Mayer -- who previously had a romance with Swift in 2009, before things went sour -- recently sat down with Shawn Mendes for an Instagram Live chat, and the 42-year-old musician poked fun at the singer's romantic ballad.
"I love the song, I really like the song, I get a little chuckle because she says, 'We can keep the Christmas lights up till January.' And I go, 'You're insane!' Everyone keeps their Christmas lights up until January," Mayer joked. "I go, "Can you really? Because normally I keep my Christmas lights down on December 29.'"
Mendes, who recently released a remixed version of "Lover" that incorporated his vocals and lyrics with Swift's tune, seemed to laugh along a little, but pushed Mayer to answer the question of whether or not he likes the song.
"I love the song, and I love your work on [the remix]," Mayer said.
Later, however, he returned to lightly mocking the Christmas lights lyrics when he sang a few bars of his own re-written version.
"We can keep the Christmas lights up until January. And then about January 5, we’ll take the lights down, and we’ll put ’em in a box and we’ll label that box Christmas lights, and we’ll put ’em in the attic until next December!'" Mayer croons. "Boy, that’s a crazy love, I'll tell ya!"