"Dear John" was Taylor Swift's obvious ode to John Mayer from Speak Now, but "The Story of Us," the album's latest single, is apparently also about John John. (Swift says: "I was at an awards show, and there was a guy there, obviously — it all starts there, doesn't it?" Oh, girl, the awkward awards-show stories we could swap!) Sadly, though, for the the song's new music video, Taylor refrained from going literal: Instead of a Mayer look-alike making creepy eyes at our hero, it's a nerdier, more age-appropriate fellow acting out the jam's post-breakup narrative. An opportunity missed, sure, but it's okay because also on hand are: lots of shots of Swift in the back of a library, dancing aggressively with the wall while doing that thing where you smush your face with your hands in anguish; lots of shots of Swift's drummer, who may or may not be the front man from Vertical Horizon; and one shot of Swift where it kind of looks like she mouths the words "oh shit" before ducking her head into a book. Where did you learn that kind of language, young lady? Did John Mayer teach it to you?!
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