Taylor clearly had bad feelings about John when she wrote the tune, but on Saturday her tune changed. She told the crowd, "I'm 33 years old. I don't care about anything that happened to me when I was 19. I'm not putting this album out so you can go on the internet and defend me against someone you think I wrote a song about someone 14 million years ago."
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Taylor explained she was re-recording "Speak Now" which includes "Dear John" because she wants to own her own music, but she clearly says she's not interested in trashing him.
Side note ... we haven't heard her say anything like that about "All Too Well," the song about ex-bf Jake Gyllenhaal.