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cocomao sent: "John Mayer’s rumoured relationships with Michelle Trachtenberg and Kim Kardashian later in 2010. " excuse me! :rumored relationships"? swifies are such hypocrites. when it comes to Swift's "rumored" anything, you all say the media are lying bastards, but you turn around, conveniently refer to any "rumors" about Mayer. you can't have it both ways, you know. "a notch on the belt" "bad reputation" can be said to both Mayer and Swift, you can't just pick and choose when to believe the media.

I said ‘rumoured relationships’ because they were just that. Rumours, no confirmation from either party. However here it doesn’t matter whether it is true or not, of if either of them deserves their reputation, it still exists regardless, and is referenced in the song. I agree Taylor does have a reputation for being a serial dater, as does John. I never said she didn’t. I also never said the media was a bunch of lying bastards either. So please before you attack me for something, please make sure I actually did it first? The term ‘Swifties’ doesn’t actually refer to one single person. Thanks.

swiftsongorigins:

I Knew You Were Trouble
When you saw me dancing

A very popular, however incorrect theory, is that this song is about Harry Styles. Why? Because this song is about a past relationship, and Taylor and Harry dated after the Red album, and therefore this song, was released. Regardless news articles continue to state this. The main reason everyone says I Knew You Were Trouble is about Harry Styles is because at the 2013 Brit awards Taylor said “Well, it’s not hard to access that emotion when the person the song is directed at is standing by the side of the stage watching.” While this does seem pretty strong evidence for Harry, Taylor says ‘directed at’ not ‘written about’ so I think that on that day, the song took on a new meaning for Taylor given that her break up with Harry was recent at that time.
The other commonly accepted theory, is that it is about John Mayer. And while the songs was released in 2012, 3 years after their relationship, the song does start “Once upon a time, a few mistakes ago” implying that the referenced man is not a recent relationship. The songs content also fits with John’s reputation as ‘trouble’ and a heartbreaker, with lyrics such as “A new notch in your belt, is all I’ll ever be”. “I heard you moved on, from whispers on the street” could be a reference to John Mayer’s rumoured relationships with Michelle Trachtenberg and Kim Kardashian later in 2010. This would put the songs writing somewhere soon after the release of Speak Now making it one of the first songs to be written on the Red album.
Other contenders as the inspiration of this song include Cory Monteith, Toby Hemingway, Jake Gyllenhaal or Connor Kennedy. Connor Kennedy can be excluded as they were still dating when the song was released. Cory Monteith and Toby Hemingway were only rumoured relationships, and are very unlikely. Jake Gyllenhaal is a possibility, but the songs content does not appear to fit him as well as it does John Mayer.
Conclusion: Most likely John Mayer
Picture Credit: claidaferreiradream

swiftsongorigins:

I Knew You Were Trouble

When you saw me dancing

A very popular, however incorrect theory, is that this song is about Harry Styles. Why? Because this song is about a past relationship, and Taylor and Harry dated after the Red album, and therefore this song, was released. Regardless news articles continue to state this. The main reason everyone says I Knew You Were Trouble is about Harry Styles is because at the 2013 Brit awards Taylor said “Well, it’s not hard to access that emotion when the person the song is directed at is standing by the side of the stage watching.” While this does seem pretty strong evidence for Harry, Taylor says ‘directed at’ not ‘written about’ so I think that on that day, the song took on a new meaning for Taylor given that her break up with Harry was recent at that time.

The other commonly accepted theory, is that it is about John Mayer. And while the songs was released in 2012, 3 years after their relationship, the song does start “Once upon a time, a few mistakes ago” implying that the referenced man is not a recent relationship. The songs content also fits with John’s reputation as ‘trouble’ and a heartbreaker, with lyrics such as “A new notch in your belt, is all I’ll ever be”. “I heard you moved on, from whispers on the street” could be a reference to John Mayer’s rumoured relationships with Michelle Trachtenberg and Kim Kardashian later in 2010. This would put the songs writing somewhere soon after the release of Speak Now making it one of the first songs to be written on the Red album.

Other contenders as the inspiration of this song include Cory Monteith, Toby Hemingway, Jake Gyllenhaal or Connor Kennedy. Connor Kennedy can be excluded as they were still dating when the song was released. Cory Monteith and Toby Hemingway were only rumoured relationships, and are very unlikely. Jake Gyllenhaal is a possibility, but the songs content does not appear to fit him as well as it does John Mayer.

Conclusion: Most likely John Mayer

Picture Credit: claidaferreiradream

I Knew You Were Trouble
When you saw me dancing

A very popular, however incorrect theory, is that this song is about Harry Styles. Why? Because this song is about a past relationship, and Taylor and Harry dated after the Red album, and therefore this song, was released. Regardless news articles continue to state this. The main reason everyone says I Knew You Were Trouble is about Harry Styles is because at the 2013 Brit awards Taylor said “Well, it’s not hard to access that emotion when the person the song is directed at is standing by the side of the stage watching.” While this does seem pretty strong evidence for Harry, Taylor says ‘directed at’ not ‘written about’ so I think that on that day, the song took on a new meaning for Taylor given that her break up with Harry was recent at that time.
The other commonly accepted theory, is that it is about John Mayer. And while the songs was released in 2012, 3 years after their relationship, the song does start “Once upon a time, a few mistakes ago” implying that the referenced man is not a recent relationship. The songs content also fits with John’s reputation as ‘trouble’ and a heartbreaker, with lyrics such as “A new notch in your belt, is all I’ll ever be”. “I heard you moved on, from whispers on the street” could be a reference to John Mayer’s rumoured relationships with Michelle Trachtenberg and Kim Kardashian later in 2010. This would put the songs writing somewhere soon after the release of Speak Now making it one of the first songs to be written on the Red album.
Other contenders as the inspiration of this song include Cory Monteith, Toby Hemingway, Jake Gyllenhaal or Connor Kennedy. Connor Kennedy can be excluded as they were still dating when the song was released. Cory Monteith and Toby Hemingway were only rumoured relationships, and are very unlikely. Jake Gyllenhaal is a possibility, but the songs content does not appear to fit him as well as it does John Mayer.
Conclusion: Most likely John Mayer
Picture Credit: claidaferreiradream

I Knew You Were Trouble

When you saw me dancing

A very popular, however incorrect theory, is that this song is about Harry Styles. Why? Because this song is about a past relationship, and Taylor and Harry dated after the Red album, and therefore this song, was released. Regardless news articles continue to state this. The main reason everyone says I Knew You Were Trouble is about Harry Styles is because at the 2013 Brit awards Taylor said “Well, it’s not hard to access that emotion when the person the song is directed at is standing by the side of the stage watching.” While this does seem pretty strong evidence for Harry, Taylor says ‘directed at’ not ‘written about’ so I think that on that day, the song took on a new meaning for Taylor given that her break up with Harry was recent at that time.

The other commonly accepted theory, is that it is about John Mayer. And while the songs was released in 2012, 3 years after their relationship, the song does start “Once upon a time, a few mistakes ago” implying that the referenced man is not a recent relationship. The songs content also fits with John’s reputation as ‘trouble’ and a heartbreaker, with lyrics such as “A new notch in your belt, is all I’ll ever be”. “I heard you moved on, from whispers on the street” could be a reference to John Mayer’s rumoured relationships with Michelle Trachtenberg and Kim Kardashian later in 2010. This would put the songs writing somewhere soon after the release of Speak Now making it one of the first songs to be written on the Red album.

Other contenders as the inspiration of this song include Cory Monteith, Toby Hemingway, Jake Gyllenhaal or Connor Kennedy. Connor Kennedy can be excluded as they were still dating when the song was released. Cory Monteith and Toby Hemingway were only rumoured relationships, and are very unlikely. Jake Gyllenhaal is a possibility, but the songs content does not appear to fit him as well as it does John Mayer.

Conclusion: Most likely John Mayer

Picture Credit: claidaferreiradream

Forever and Always
If you play these games we’re both going to lose, I still miss who I thought he was
This is the only song about a guy, that Taylor Swift has ever fully explained, and one of the very few songs to have 2 secret messages; one for the normal version, and one for the piano version. Taylor wrote this song about Joe Jonas, just before the album track-list had to be finalised in 2008, just as the relationship started to crumble. This is reflected in the first secret message. Taylor naturally being bitter about the relationship ending, talked about it on Ellen. She received a lot of criticism for this, and in my opinion, is probably a large contributor to the reason why she wont talk about male song subjects any more. This song is also thought to have sparked the Jonas Brothers song ‘Much Better’, in which Camilla Belle is compared to Taylor Swift as a girlfriend. Joe Jonas and Camilla Belle dated not long after he and Taylor split.
"It’s about watching somebody fade away in a relationship. They said they were going to be with you forever, that they loved you, and then something changed in the relationship and you don’t know what it is, but you’re watching them slowly drift."- Los Angeles Times, October 26th, 2008
Taylor said that, during her 2009 fearless tour, when she sings the song, she still feels emotional and vulnerable during the sad part of the song.
Conclusion: Anyone who claims this song is about someone other than Joe Jonas, knows nothing.
Ellen Interview
Journey to Fearless segment
Picture credit: longlivetaylor

Forever and Always

If you play these games we’re both going to lose, I still miss who I thought he was

This is the only song about a guy, that Taylor Swift has ever fully explained, and one of the very few songs to have 2 secret messages; one for the normal version, and one for the piano version. Taylor wrote this song about Joe Jonas, just before the album track-list had to be finalised in 2008, just as the relationship started to crumble. This is reflected in the first secret message. Taylor naturally being bitter about the relationship ending, talked about it on Ellen. She received a lot of criticism for this, and in my opinion, is probably a large contributor to the reason why she wont talk about male song subjects any more. This song is also thought to have sparked the Jonas Brothers song ‘Much Better’, in which Camilla Belle is compared to Taylor Swift as a girlfriend. Joe Jonas and Camilla Belle dated not long after he and Taylor split.

"It’s about watching somebody fade away in a relationship. They said they were going to be with you forever, that they loved you, and then something changed in the relationship and you don’t know what it is, but you’re watching them slowly drift."- Los Angeles Times, October 26th, 2008

Taylor said that, during her 2009 fearless tour, when she sings the song, she still feels emotional and vulnerable during the sad part of the song.

Conclusion: Anyone who claims this song is about someone other than Joe Jonas, knows nothing.

Ellen Interview

Journey to Fearless segment

Picture credit: longlivetaylor

Hi guys

First song coming up, is an easy one! But ill do it after I’ve had some shut eye :) To all my new followers, and anyone who shared me like I asked… Thanks for the support! :)

The purpose of this new blog.

For awhile now, every time I’ve obsessed over trying to work out what or who Taylor Swift’s songs were about, I’ve wanted to write it down. So basically this blog is going to be a Taylor swift song time line. Including discussion about popular theories, the clues in each song, links to relevant interviews, everything else relevant about it, and finally, my conclusion. So welcome to my thoughts, feel free to add your input. Blog under construction :)