The “Gravity” singer has repeatedly stated that 2001’s song is about a girl he dated in highschool. 9-1-1 star. Mayer has publicly shared the inspiration behind the song multiple times, including at the Grammys. a 2009 episode of VH1 Storytellers, a 2010 Rolling Stone interviewThis week, again the Call Her Daddy podcast.
Mayer shared the following on the podcast: “That was my first girlfriend.” “That was about the feeling. I believe it was already nostalgic. That song was written by me when I was 21. I remember feeling nostalgic being 16.
Despite the fact that Hewitt’s body is still believed to be the one being celebrated, the timeline of the song about Hewitt doesn’t make sense. The pair dated in 2002 — a whole year After “Your Body Is a Wonderland” was originally released — but that hasn’t stopped fans from believing that the “candy lips” and “bubblegum tongue” mentioned in its lyrics do, in fact, belong to the Heartbreakers actress.
Mayer commented on the rumor, “That’s one those things where people just kind of formed that idea. It gets reinforced over the years. “I had never met any celebrity when I wrote that song.”
Hewitt even took a moment to reflect on the situation. dispel the rumor while speaking with EW 2007. 2007 She laughed at the time, describing her body as “more like a pawnshop.” “There are many interesting things that have been put together. If you pay attention, you might be excited. But at first glance, it’s not.”
Jason Merritt/Getty Images; Chelsea Guglielmino/WireImage John Mayer didn’t write ‘Your Body Is a Wonderland” about Jennifer Love Hewitt.
While you are on the Call her Daddy podcast, Mayer revealed that he tries not to “write songs about people” — and he definitely won’t be dropping any names either. He said, “I don’t like telling anybody that a song’s about somebody because most times it’s not.” “And it takes people from themselves because they just visualize who I am writing about.”
Mayer said, “I would rather keep the sanctity these songs intact.” “Burn some of them ’cause people assume it’s all about one person. My songs are the most important thing in this moment of my life.”
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