"Mine" happens directly after "White Horse"
- "Left a small town and never looked back" could refer to him... but it could just as easily refer to her, or both of them. And yes, I realize that since these are her diary entries they must be in the same story, but that doesn't mean the same arc.
Taylor Swift is a elf or elf/human hybrid from the remmants of Middle EarthWhen you think about it none of the films or novels state what really happened after most of the immortal races left Middle Earth after the end of the series except that either most or all had gone to somewhere known as the "Twilight Lands" and had (seemingly) never returned and remained only as distant legend. But what if some Immortal folk decided to remain among the world of mortal men and had even married and conceived children with them. Taylor may be either a great descendant or even possibly a pureblood immortal herself from before the age of antiquity (face it Taylors facial appearance does have a vagely Uncanny Valley elfin appearance about it and since elves and halflings aren't really Human anyway this makes an fair amount of sense). To boot the Lord of the Rings series takes place in a unknown prehistoric era of the UK. And most country music singers are known as "Rednecks" which (according to The History Channel) mainly consist of people of Irish/Scottish descent and the UK does include Ireland and Scotland among its territories. This also makes sense that basically if anyone ever got too curious about Taylor's heritage Taylor could just say that she was from some sort of Anglo-Irish-Scottish descent which wouldn't be too far from the truth. Also if Taylor accidentally ever uttered any actual elvish she could just say that she just a big fan of the novels and Orlando Bloom and learned the "fictional" language no differently then how Star Trek fans speak Klingon and some of her inner geek just slipped out (something which she has admitted to before). Finally if Taylor suddenly happened to "die young" of some sort of accident an indefinite amount of albums made "posthumously" could come out for years possibly decades..or even centuries.
- I'm not sure about the Middle Earth bit (and, I would differ on the "Redneck" bit, as she's not from the South, but Pennsylvania...), but I have thought (after an idea from someone else) that Taylor is one of the Fair Folk. In fact, she might be hinting it herself in "Long Live." And this picture shows her enchanting an audience. It gives some detail on her wings, though it doesn't show much of her pointy ears... [ http:// www.xcelenergycenter.com /uploads /images /Taylor Swift 11_main.jpg ] (Delete the spaces to see the image...)
- Yeah, good luck with those wings...
- There are rednecks in Pennsylvania. Ever heard the expression "Philly in the east, Pittsburgh in the west, Kentucky in the middle"?
She is a Hylian.Enough said.
If Taylor Swift has a more serious break up she's going to end up doing Metal, for at least one song.Better than Revenge is already heading that way. Imagine if she'd been more serious. Besides you know it would be awesome.
- She did do a CMT Crossroads episode with Def Leppard, so pop-metal might not be out of the question.
- I think she's saving her metal stuff for a divorce...
- Heh heh. Maybe it would be one of those Cluster F-Bomb songs!
"Better Than Revenge" is from the POV of the liar in "Mean" who is also the lovely bride-to-be in "Speak Now."After the POV character in "Speak Now" interrupted her wedding, she went on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge - or the small-town version of it anyway, spreading lies about how the Speak Now POV character was able to steal her man ("She's better known for the things that she does on the mattress") which lead the "Speak Now" POV character to defend herself in "Mean."
- You do know that "Speak Now" is fictional where as "Better Than Revenge" is about Camilla Belle, don't you?
- It's Wild Mass Guessing dear. Play along.
Taylor Swift is a lesbian.Her overly-girly 'I love sparkles and fairy tales!' persona and obsession with writing songs about guys is so no one will ever suspect.
- I always thought she and Kellie Pickler seemed especially close, even for BFFs but I always attributed that idea to me being bi myself and thinking Girl on girl is hot.
- And there's Dianna Agron.
Every Taylor Swift song is literally the same song.They just change the title and edit the word order, and no one notices except me.
- Listen to "I Knew You Were Trouble," then listen to "Mean." See if that changes your mind
Taylor Swift is a Time Lord.
- Uh, Time Lords are male. A Time LADY, maybe...
- I'm not sure how "Back to December" would fit into this. On one hand "I'd go back in time to change it, but I can't." might appear to qualify as disproving it. However, if you can't change history..."Not one line", as the Doctor put it, it could avert that. And let's not forget the flashbacks ("Love Story", "Forever and Always") and flashforwards ("Mine")...
Taylor Swift is a Time Lady.Tying in with the theory above, Taylor Swift is a Time Lady who has a Fob Watch. Hence the "I'd go back in time and change it, but I can't". line in Back To The December. She's remembering subconciously that she can travel in time, but the human part of her mind reminds her she can't. All the songs are various entries of a diary she kept in case this happened, they account her various adventures and goodbyes with her companions.
- Yes, this is a good idea, but the companions in question might be worse than Adam Mitchell, given how she sings about some of them...
- Totally different point- her tour bus has a fireplace. How many other traveling vehicles have fireplaces?
You Belong With Me is about two homosexual teenagers.It's Taylor Swift singing it, but it's told from the point of view of a boy who knows his jock friend is gay, and is hiding it by dating a popular cheerleader.
- This also works with "Love Story". It even makes the "scarlet letter" reference make more sense.
"Love Story" actually does make sense with the literary references.
- Romeo had a relationship with Juliet. He met Swift at the party, and they had an affair. Her dad found out and said that Romeo had to leave Juliet, and the lines where Swift calls herself Juliet are her convincing Romeo to actually fall in love with her instead of resenting her because of the situation.
"Love Story" and "White Horse" are sung by the same character.
- The former song is about her younger, more impressionable self who gets swept off her feet and feels like a princess. In the latter, she's more mature and jaded and realizes she's not a princess.
- To my knowledge, you're most likely correct.
Another possible theory for "Love Story"...The scarlet letter means exactly what you think. Juliet in this song is an adulteress. Possible evidence: -The first line, "We were both young" if it is considered in a historical context. The song takes place during times when girls were married off at a young age while men waited till they were financially stable. Juliet was married to a much older man that she had no feelings for. Due to her young age, she mistook infatuation for love when she met a handsome young stranger. Her affair was uncovered and she was left by both husband and lover. -Because she was branded a scarlet letter,no man wanted anything to do with her. When she says, "You were everything to me", she is completely serious. All the begging she does for Romeo to stay is out of desperation, not love. He is pretty much her last chance at marriage, otherwise she's doomed to live as a spinster and we know how well they were treated back in the day. -Every time her father is mentioned, he is telling Romeo to stay away from Juliet, not vice-versa. He is ashamed of his daughter and is warning Romeo to stay away for his own good. -Romeo in this song is a lot like Romeo from the play; melodramatic and willing to marry a pretty girl without giving it much thought. Juliet's father tried to talk Romeo out of it but he wouldn't listen. Eventually, the father just gives up and lets them marry. -Isn't it possible "Love Story" is a simple Re Write of the ending of Romeo and Juliet?
"Mean" is about David J. Stewart.There are several lines of evidence for this: - Word of God confirms the song is about a specific individual. - This article by Stewart is about as mean and false as one can get. - The song's bridge refers to its subject as "a liar, and pathetic, and alone in life and mean". This description fits Stewart perfectly. - As some have pointed out about the song on Swift's official forums, those who are tormented often lead better lives than their tormentors. Mr. Stewart is now suffering severe neck pains and has been convicted of child molestation. - Jossed - The original WMGer saw on 60 Minutes that the song was inspired by the critics of a particularly off-key performance.
She's biding her time, plotting a gloriously awesome comeuppance for Kanye West.It's been quite some time since Kanye ruined her big moment at that awards show. She's been waiting this long in order to lure Kanye into a false sense of security. But when the moment is ripe and Kanye thinks he's safe, she will strike, orchestrating some sort of massive public humiliation for Kanye West.
Or, alternately, out of nowhere either Kanye West's gonna turn up as a guest on her next album or vice-versa.For the sake of closure, and proof that both have matured (find someone who thinks either of them don't need to), this would truly create an example of Crowning Music of Awesome.
Tying in with the above theory, Swift's fourth album will have at least one Intercourse with You song.Honestly, it wouldn't be that surprising.
- Yup. From "Treacherous" :
I'll do anything you sayIf you say it with your hands.
"Better Than Revenge" is about Camilla Belle.Probably the most plausible WMG here.
- This is pretty much fact since it's a response to "Much Better" which is definitely about her.
- "Much Better" was a response to "Forever & Always", so they're just really going back and forth, aren't they?]
"I'm Only Me When I'm With You" takes place during "Mary's Song (Oh My My My)."It's during the time covered by the third and fourth verses, or possibly between the fourth verse and the bridge.
She didn't miss the point of Romeo and Juliet in Love Story.Romeo and Juliet do die, just like in the source material. That last part about them being able to marry and live Happily Ever After is actually Romeo and Juliet reuniting in Heaven.
She writes the breakup songs about her boyfriends while she's with them.As we speak she's bouncing ideas in her head about flippy hair and English accents and buttondown shirts buttoned all the way up and all those annoying little things...
When Tom Odell and Taylor Swift break up, the result will be each of their masterpieces.Link. Tom Odell and Taylor Swift are both famous for break up songs. Because we know they both have highly charged emotions, when they break up they will begin writing entire albums about each other. The result will be mind-blowingly Awesome Music. Similar jokes have been made about Taylor Swift and Adele.
"Ours" is about Schoolgirl Lesbians.(This WMG disregards the video, obviously.) There's not a male pronoun in the whole song, and it's never stated that the love interest is a "bad boy," or why exactly people disapprove. So my theory is the narrator is actually singing to her girlfriend, which gives a new meaning to certain lyrics. ("There's always someone who disapproves." "The stakes are high, the water's rough, but this love is ours.")
The indie record that's much cooler than Taylor Swift's is Laura Marling's.
- It's about Jake Gyllenhall, who has said he is a fan of Laura before. Laura is an indie folk artist who critics love, and her third album came out at the time that they were dating. It's a possibility...
The boyfriend in "Stay, Stay, Stay" is another self-indulgent taker.Consider: He doesn't take her seriously when she's mad and has convinced her that no one else will love her when she's mad. He carries her groceries not out of politeness, but to remove control she has over her own life in even the smallest aspects. He took the time to memorize her. He's given her no choice but to stay. And overall he just looks a whole lot like Prince Hans.
"Shake it Off" is about Daft Punk.Specifically, it's about her "shaking off" her loss to them. Either that, or she really likes the fella over there with the hella◊ good◊ hair◊.
The couple in "Style" are ghosts.Sometime in the 1950s (the boyfriend is compared to James Dean and his slicked-back hair and white undershirt suggest a greaser kind of look), the couple met up one night for a joyride/makeout as described in the song. The girlfriend brought up the rumors of her boyfriend's cheating and they argued. They got back in the car and drove somewhere else, but the boyfriend was distracted by their earlier argument and made some kind of mistake, resulting in an accident that killed the couple. Now they're the kind of ghosts who are stuck in a "replay" of those events that starts with the girl being picked up and ends with the crash, then starts over ("when we go crashing down we come back every time"— because they can't die twice, the crash just starts the cycle over again.) Now it's several decades later (either the present or the 1989 of the album title), and the girlfriend singing the song has relived the cycle many times ("I know exactly where it leads, but I watch us go round and round each time") and it all feels very familiar. She describes their Jacob Marley Apparel in detail because it's become so familiar, and is aware that it's become dated-looking but loves her boyfriend enough not to care ("we never go out of style"). Both of them hope that each replay will be the time they finally are able to break the cycle (the boyfriend now keeps "his wild eyes on the road" trying to prevent the crash) and pass on to either "burning flames or paradise". (Hopefully the later, the poor kids.)
Alternatively, the singer's boyfriend in "Style" is much older than her — possibly older enough to constitute statutory rape.The singer is a teenage girl (I picture her being seventeen or so), and her boyfriend is in his twenties. He's old enough that they keep the relationship a secret. Hence why he "picks [her] up [with] no headlights" at midnight, and why the whole thing could end "in burning flames or paradise" — she knows it's a disaster waiting to happen, but she loves him too much to break it off. The lines "good girl faith" also give the impression of someone very young and naive. This makes the fact that he's cheating on her with "some other girl" and justifies it by the fact that he was thinking about the singer the whole time even worse — he's basically just using this impressionable teenage girl for sex. Even when they "go crashing down, [they] come back every time", because she keeps crawling back. The "we never go out of style" part is meant to represent the romanticism of the "older guy / younger girl secret romance" trope. Even though, legally speaking, she can't consent, and some of the lines also give the impression she's afraid of him ("He can't keep his wild eyes on the road", and the bridge where she begs, "Just take me home!"), these relationships get told and retold in movies, TV shows, and books over and over again as a love story — the dynamic never goes out of style. This sort of thing keeps happening to other impressionable teenage girls, and the cycle repeats.
Similar to how Taylor Swift transitioned from country to pop, she will eventually transition to rock music.
"Bad Blood" is about World War II, sung from the perspective of the USSR about Nazi Germany.A lyrics analysis: "'Cause, baby, now we got bad blood. You know it used to be mad love. So take a look what you've done. 'Cause, baby, now we've got bad blood." The "bad blood" refers to the fierce hatred between the USSR and Nazi Germany. It could also be considered a reference to the bloodiness of both regimes. Having had "mad love" refers to the Nazi-Soviet Non-Agression Pact, which resulted in Nazi Germany breaking the treaty and attacking the USSR, which is what "take a look what you've done refers to." The repeat of "now we got bad blood" emphasizes the bitterness of the hatred of these two countries. "Now we've got problems. And I don't think we can solve them. You made a really deep cut. And, baby, now we've got bad blood." The problems are WW2, and not being able to solve them references the way neither country was willing to surrender. "You made a really deep cut" refers to both the anger of the USSR at being betrayed by Nazi Germany and the violence of WW2. Bringing back the phrase "now we've got bad blood" brings the focus back onto the rivalry. "Did you have to do this? I was thinking that you could be trusted. Did you have to ruin what was shiny? Now it's all rusted. Did you have to hit me, where I'm weak? Baby, I couldn't breathe, and rub it in so deep, salt in the wound like you're laughing right at me." The part about thinking someone could be trusted is about the Nazi-Soviet Non-Agression Pact, mentioned above. "Ruining what was shiny" refers again to the breaking of the treaty. Being hit in a weak spot also references the way Nazi Germany broke the Non-Agression Pact, which caught the USSR off-guard. Not being able to breathe and "salt in the wound" refers to the Salt the Earth tactics used by both the Nazis and the Soviets. "Oh, it's so sad, to think of all the good times, you and I." This refers to the way the USSR thought it was on good terms with Nazi Germany "Did you think we'd be fine? Still got scars on the back from your knife. So don't think it's the past, these kinda wounds they last and last. Now did you think it all through? All these things will catch up to you. And time can heal but this won't, so if you're coming my way, just don't." This refers to the way that the scars of WW2 have never really gone away. "All these things will catch up to you" refers to the violent vengeance extracted by the USSR on Nazi Germany at the end of WW2. "Band-aids don't fix bullet holes, you say sorry just for show. If you live like that, you live with ghosts. Band-aids don't fix bullet holes, you say sorry just for show. If you live like that, you live with ghosts. If you love like that, blood runs cold." The bullet holes both refer to the violence of WW2 and the way the USSR felt when Nazi Germany broke the Nazi-Soviet Non-Agression Pact. Saying sorry "just for show" refers to the USSR's feeling that the western Allies didn't punish Nazi Germany enough. "Living with ghosts" refer to the ghosts of the people who died in WW2. "Blood runs cold" refers to both the hatred of the USSR and Nazi Germany for each other and also for both regimes' cold-blooded brutality.
Meredith is Taylor's way of gauging whether a given boyfriend is worth keeping around.I forget where I first came across this theory, but basically, if Meredith actually likes a person from outside Taylor's immediate family (i.e., her parents, Scott and Andrea, and her brother, Austin), said person is a good candidate for a future husband or at least a life-long friend.
Within the next decade, Taylor will do at least one Bond film opening theme song.It is one of the few career milestones she hasn't achieved yet, after all.