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Taylor Swift might be telling the world that "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" in her new song, but she is not singing to Joe Jonas. The 22-year-old's latest single tells the story of a couple who can't seem to stay broken up, and Jonas says that that's the reason why the song can't be about him.
"I can say it's not about me, because I don't think we've ever tried another time," Jonas tells 94.7 Fresh FM. Listen to the song here:
Swift has already written one angry love song called "Forever and Always" about the Jonas brother, who famously dumped her in 2008 with a 27-second phone call. But Jonas, 23, seems pretty adamant that he's not the subject of her angry lyrics this time around.
"I can tell you it's not about me!" he laughs in the interview, adding that the former couple keeps in touch "as much as we can."
"I haven't really spoken to her recently, but I was able to go to her concert last year, and her show live is so phenomenal," he says. "I would say anybody should go see it if they have a chance. I think we're cool."
Jonas claims he likes the song, and we'd guess that he likes it even more knowing that he can't be the focus of her ire. But that raises the bigger question: Who is? Swift has dated quite a few major names over the past five years, but we're at a loss for who this song could be about.
When Swift spoke to Vogue about her fourth album back in January, the pop star said, "There's just been this earth-shattering, not recent, but absolute crash-and-burn heartbreak. That will turn out to be what the next album is about."
As Swift has already penned a song about her relationship with John Mayer called "Dear John," we're guessing that she's done airing that dirty laundry. And her relationship with Eddie Redmayne, who reportedly dumped her back in February, had likely not begun when she started writing the album. That leaves Jonas -- who is now off the table -- and actors Taylor Lautner, Lucas Till and Jake Gyllenhaal to fit the bill. By the sound of it, her relationships with Lautner and Till seemed to be relatively innocent and they ended on good terms, somehow we doubt this song could be about them.
Could it be about Jake? According to Us Weekly, Gyllenhaal dumped T-Swift just before New Year's and they rang in 2011 separately. "He said he wasn't feeling it anymore and was uncomfortable with all the attention they got," said a source at the time about the stars' two-month romance. "He also said he could feel the age difference. Taylor is really upset. We told her not to move so fast with this, but she didn't listen." This sounds like the stuff songs are made of!
If anything, this song could be about someone Swift was involved with before her rise to fame, as none of her break-ups since have seemed to be as passionate or messy as "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" depicts. Or maybe she's just done a good job of keeping her private business private until she is ready to write a song about it. Better not do anything too mean to Swift, Conor Kennedy, because being American royalty doesn't mean your off the hook from future angry break-up songs.