John Mayer's new single, "Paper Doll," had to have been inspired by a shopping outing and a trip inside the women's dressing area. Not that this inspiration is a bad thing.
John Mayer has often spoken about the two-faced, shallow and fake world that is celebrity culture. As a matter of fact, it's those very rants that helped to alienate him from celebs and fans for quite a while. (Along with a few others.) To a certain extent, "Paper Doll" is more of the same. Lines such as, "You're like 22 girls in one" emphasize that same complaint. It's about a girl of many dresses, a wearer of many different kinds of shoes.