Sexy Singers, Rugged Royalty, & A-List Actors — Taylor Swift’s Love Revealed In Lyrics!
Taylor Swift has gained super stardom from her witty lyrics in which she includes hidden messages about her love life. Only the most dedicated fans are able to decode the subtle references.
“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” is the mega hit song from her fourth album Red. This song is clearly about Jake Gyllenhaal. Taylor references that her love interest listens to an indie record “much cooler” than hers. In March of 2012, Jake Gyllenhaal guest starred as a hipster murderer in The Shoes music video for “Time to Dance.” The Shoes are a french, indie band. There are a wide assortment of human-sized animals in this video. In 2001, Jake Gyllenhaal starred in “Donnie Darko” which featured a life-sized rabbit. Also, her love interest in this video looks just like Jake! Coincidence? We think not!
“Dear John” is so obviously about her on again, off again ex-beau John Mayer. The beginning of the song sounds eerily similar to any John Mayer tune. The two had a huge age difference, so clearly the line “Dear John, I see it all now that you’re gone/ Don’t think I was too young to be messed with?” is about him. Not to mention the name dropping.
“Enchanted” is supposedly about Adam Young of Owl City. The two were rumored to be seeing each other for a short while. Taylor used the unique word “wonderstruck” in this song. Fans believe she purposely used “wonderstruck” because Adam Young used that word a few times in his blogs.
“Better Than Revenge” is one of Taylor’s most blatant songs. Joe Jonas broke up with Taylor on a short phone conversation for actress Camilla Belle. Upon their breakup, Joe wrote a song called “Much Better.” In the song, Joe sings “Get a rep for breakin’ hearts/Now I’m done with super stars/And all the tears on her guitar”, which is stab to Taylor’s song “Teardrops on my Guitar.” Taylor responded to “Much Better” with “Better Than Revenge.” She hints at Camilla during the line “She’s not a saint/And she’s not what you think/She’s an actress.” She hits back again at Joe during the end of the song when she sings, “C’mon show me how much better you are/See you deserve some applause/’Cause you’re so much better.” Drama.
“I Knew You Were Trouble” is also about troublemaking ex-boyfriend John Mayer. John has the reputation of being a bad boy in Hollywood. Can we get a retweet Jen? Taylor’s video for this dubstep-enhanced tune just dropped and we can’t help but notice that her boy toy in the film resembles John Mayer.
“Back to December” is about Taylor Lautner. In her album lyrics, the letters “T-A-Y” are capitalized. This is one of the first times that we see Taylor admitting she was wrong. She sings, “So this is me swallowing my pride/Standing in front of you, saying I’m sorry for that night/And I go back to December all the time/It turns out freedom ain’t nothing but missing you.” Taylor and Taylor broke up in December.
“Today was a Fairytale” is about Taylor Lautner in their prime. At her Los Angeles concert in 2010, a clip of the cute couple kissing came on the big screen as she proudly belted this tune and the fans went wild!
“Starlight” has one line that might be a reference to Conor Kennedy. When Taylor sings, “Can’t remember what song it was playing when we walked in/The night we snuck into a yacht club party/Pretending to be a duchess and a prince” it may be a pun at the Kennedy wedding scandal this past summer.
“Innocent” points to Kanye West. If you don’t live under a rock, then you’ve heard about Kanye’s interruption during Taylor Swift’s VMA acceptance speech in 2009. For those who do live under a rock, you can see the video here. During “Innocent” Taylor spills her emotions through the lyrics, “It’s okay, life is a tough crowd/32, and still growin’ up now/ Who you are is not what you did./You’re still an innocent.” Kanye was 32 when he the drama went down.
Last, but ofcourse not least… “Long Live” is about you! Taylor once said,”This song is about my band, and my producer, and all the people who have helped us build this brick by brick. The fans, the people who I feel that we are all in this together, this song talks about the triumphant moments that we’ve had in the last two years. We’ve had times where we just jump up and down, and dance like we don’t care how we’re dancing, and just scream at the top of our lungs, ‘How is this happening?’ And, I feel very lucky to even have had one of those moments, nonetheless all the ones that I got to have.’Long Live’ is about how I feel reflecting on it.”