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When Taylor Swift, a wild-haired country darling, released her first album in 2006 titled ‘Taylor Swift,’ listeners everywhere were instantly hooked on her sound. But now, all of her songs seem to be written specifically to her ex-boyfriends.
“Picture to Burn”
One of her first popular songs “Picture to Burn,” was a very angry, but upbeat little number written about an ex. Little did fans know that ‘very angry, but upbeat’ would quickly become Swift’s calling card.
“Picture to Burn” was an instant success and when Swift sang “go and tell your friends that I’m obsessive and crazy” we all thought the lyrics were simply an exaggeration. Recently, however, I’ve begin to think that the description was a bit more accurate than we originally thought.
wo weeks ago at the MTV Video Music Awards millions of people saw innocent little Taylor Swift mouth the words “shut the f**k up” to her gal pal Selena Gomez as ex-boyfriend Harry Styles was presenting an award on stage. Although the couple split up last January after only dating for a few short weeks, Swifty is apparently still not over it eight months later.
“I Knew You Were Trouble”
“Should’ve Said No”
“Tell Me Why”
After the snarky comment, Swift won the award for Best Female Video for the latest song, “I Knew You Were Trouble” on her seemingly never ending list of dramatic and hateful tunes inspired by her ex-boyfriends. This one is reportedly about John Mayer, although she did not name him as she did in the other song she wrote about him, titled “Dear John.”
Her acceptance speech lasted a total of 30 seconds, a third of which she spent thanking the guy that inspired the song with a ridiculous amount of spite and more enthusiasm than she gave her fans, co-workers and directors combined. Really, Taylor? It’s time to get over it.
“Come Back … Be Here”
At first it was refreshing to have a celebrity sing about people they actually dated, instead of the generic love songs usually played on the radio that aren’t really about anyone, but after seven years, it’s getting really old hearing Swift lyrically complain about the emotional rollercoaster she calls a love life. In my opinion, falling head-over-heels for a guy you barely know every other week isn’t love.
“Jump Then Fall”
“A Perfectly Good Heart”
Her albums previously had a fair amount of songs that were just about life: family, weddings, childhood, high school. Now, all her songs are either about how blissfully happy she is with her current fling, or how that same person is a Satan spawn who gets his jollies out of eating the still-beating hearts of women who wanted nothing more than to love him.
“Back To December”
We get it, Taylor, men are dogs. But out of the four albums she has released, there is only one song about how she did something wrong in the relationship. Does anyone else feel like we aren’t getting the whole story here?
Miss Swift needs to take it down a notch. Or five. By the age of 23 you’d think she would have realized that boys aren’t everything. But she won’t and her next album will, without a doubt, be filled with more psycho ex-girlfriend anthems. And I will, without a doubt, still buy it.