John Mayer has hit back at Taylor Swift after the Love Story singer wrote a song called Dear John directly addressing their brief relationship.

Swift's song features the lyrics: "Dear John, I see it all, now it was wrong / Don't you think 19 is too young to be played by your dark twisted games, when I loved you so?

"Dear John/ I see it all now that you're gone. Don't you think I was too young/ To be messed with/ The girl in the dress/ Cried the whole way home/ I should've known."

In a recent interview with the Rolling Stone Mayer said: "It made me feel terrible, because I didn't deserve it. I'm pretty good at taking accountability now, and I never did anything to deserve that. It was a really lousy thing for her to do."

He added: "I never got an e-mail. I never got a phone call. I was really caught off-guard, and it really humiliated me at a time when I'd already been dressed down. I mean, how would you feel if, at the lowest you've ever been, someone kicked you even lower?"

Mayer added: "I will say as a songwriter that I think it's kind of cheap songwriting. I know she's the biggest thing in the world, and I'm not trying to sink anybody's ship, but I think it's abusing your talent to rub your hands together and go, 'Wait till he gets a load of this!' That's bulls***."