John Mayer’s new song “Heartbreak Warfare” may not be about ex-girlfriend, Jennifer Aniston, but the rocker’s new album, Battle Studies is strongly influenced by his failed romance. Let’s face it Jen was too good for the goofy guitar genius.
Mayer began dating Aniston in April 2008 and the relationship sputtered to an end last January (09) after one brief reconciliation. John now confesses that his Twitter obsession helped drive them apart, something Jen complained about months ago.
“One of the most significant differences between us was that I was tweeting. There was a rumor I was dumped because I was tweeting too much. That wasn’t it,” he told Playboy magazine.
“She saw my involvement in technology as a courting distraction, and I always said, ‘These are the new rules.’”
Technology-wise, he said, Aniston is still grounded in 1998. That ultimately was the problem.
Mayer wrote much of his new album while dating the former “Friends” star and his thoughts on the romance made it into some of his song’s lyrics.
“There’s a level of honesty in that record that probably made her uncomfortable, but I couldn’t let that change the way I wrote songs,” he said.
But he draws the line on “Heartbreak Warfare.” Here’s a sampling of the lyrics:
- Lightning strike
Inside my chest to keep me up at night
Dream of ways
To make you understand my painClouds of sulfur in the air
Bombs are falling everywhere
It’s heartbreak warfare
Once you want it to begin
No one really ever wins
In heartbreak warfare
“I feel bad because people think ‘Heartbreak Warfare’ is about her. I wanna go on record saying it’s not. That woman would never use heartbreak warfare. That woman was the most communicative, sweetest, kindest person,” he told the magazine.
Mayer’s reputation definitely took a hit for the way the romance ended. He came across looking much shallower than his musical talent suggests.
“When people hear the record, I hope the songs make them think about their lives, not my life,” he says. “I don’t write songs in order to stick it to my exes.”