From a very young age, we’ve been taught that Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned and Taylor Swift is one chick that proves this statement to be very true.
Fans have been suggesting that her hit single ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’ is about John Mayer and in a chat with USA Today, she didn’t say who it was about but did reveal that it was about someone who “made me feel like I wasn’t as good or as relevant as these hipster bands he listened to.”
“So I made a song that I knew would absolutely drive him crazy when he heard it on the radio,” she explained. “Not only would it hopefully be played a lot, so that he’d have to hear it, but it’s the opposite of the kind of music that he was trying to make me feel inferior to.”
‘Treacherous’ and ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ were also written to torment her ex lover. “That song was about a person that I knew, from the minute I saw him, that it would end in fiery, burning wreckage. There’s something about that magnetic draw that doesn’t really let up. You walk toward it anyway.”
That’s not all!
Other songs on the album are also highly reflective of her heartbreak. “There’s a kind of bad that gets so overpowering you can’t even write about it,” she said. “When you feel pain that is so far past dysfunctional, that leaves you with so many emotions that you can’t filter them down to simple emotions to write about, that’s when you know you really need to get out.”
“I can say I’d honestly rather be happy than have 30 to 40 songs that I’ve written about these thrilling, exciting, horrible, unhappy times,” she explained. “I know red flags, and I steer away from them, because I have a priority on being happy. At some point, you grow out of being attracted to that flame that burns you over and over and over again. Thankfully, I hadn’t learned that lesson yet when I wrote this record.”
For more insight into Taylor Swift’s love life, make sure to buy her upcoming album ‘Red,’ which hits shelves on October 22nd.