Whenever we cover a story about yet another headline-grabbing stunt John Mayer pulled about half of you agree that he’s a media whore while the other half argue that he’s being funny or irreverent. It’s hard to tell with Mayer, and maybe the answer is somewhere in between. He talks so much crap that he’s probably just throwing a lot of it out there and seeing what sticks.
Mayer’s latest “talk about me” venture involves a song he performed on his cruise to Mexico aboard the “Mayercraft Carrier.” Titled “Heartbreak Warfare,” it came across as a thinly veiled reference to his off-again relationship with Jennifer Aniston. He introduced the song by saying “it’s miserable being around someone who’s negative.” Now who could that be? The lyrics of the song refer to a needy lover talking about another man.
A month after his split with Jennifer Aniston, John Mayer has debuted a new song called “Heartbreak Warfare.”
Aniston, 40, isn’t mentioned by name in the new track, which features the chorus, “If you want more love, Why don’t you say so?” and lyrics including: “Drop his name, push it in and twist the knife again; Watch my face as I pretend to feel no pain, pain, pain.”
In an audio clip posted on YouTube, Mayer, 31, tells the audience on his Mayercraft Carrier 2 cruise that he plans to record the track in mid-April for his upcoming CD Battle Studies.
“The concept of the album is the war of love – the art of war of love,” Mayer explained to the crowd. “Sometimes instead of saying ‘I love you,’ people can’t recognize that. They recognize how much you come to their aid when they are in pain.”
“I am a positivity man,” he continued. “Sometimes people try to recognize love in terms of negativity. When you are in that situation, that is not a lot of fun.”
Now that his fan cruise to Mexico is over, Mayer is heading back to the recording studio – a leased home in L.A.’s San Fernando Valley. “I gave myself a nine to five,” he recently told PEOPLE. “I’m making myself wake up and be a writer. It’s great.”
Maybe I just don’t “get” this guy, or maybe he really is the ass that I think he is. If a good friend’s ex boyfriend was blabbing about her to the world like this, albeit in a roundabout way, I would tell him where to shove it.
Listening to the song, though, I have to say it’s pretty haunting and I really enjoyed it. The guy is talented and composes beautiful music. No wonder he’s so successful and you can sort of see how Aniston fell for him. If only he would just focus on singing and stop blabbing so much.