Friday, January 30, 2015
at 12:38 PM
Today's Taylor Swift song is the meaning of "Bad Blood" from her 1989 album.
I have heard varying opinions on this song in the Taylor fandom, but I personally relate to this song to the T. There have been people in my life that have just started ignoring me for no reason, been mean to me for no reason, and many tears have been shed. Unfortunately it doesn't end with high school. When I first heard about this song I knew I would relate to it, and every time I hear it, it speaks to me. For me it's a way to release myself of the unjustified hate that others bring on me so I can focus on the real relationships that matter to me in my life.
Taylor tells Rolling Stone on September 8, 2014, "Sometimes the lines in a song are lines you wish you could text-message somebody in real life. I would just be constantly writing all these zingers – like, 'Burn. That would really get her.' And I know people are going to obsess over who it's about, because they think they have all my relationships mapped out. But there's a reason there are not any overt call-outs in that song.My intent was not to create some gossip-fest. I wanted people to apply it to a situation where they felt betrayed in their own lives." I can definitely relate this to my life.
Who is this song about? For not wanting to give it away in the song, Taylor gave it away in the article. She tells Rolling Stone, "For years, I was never sure if we were friends or not. She would come up to me at awards shows and say something and walk away, and I would think, 'Are we friends, or did she just give me the harshest insult of my life?' She did something so horrible. I was like, 'Oh, we're just straight-up enemies.' And it wasn't even about a guy! It had to do with business. She basically tried to sabotage an entire arena tour. She tried to hire a bunch of people out from under me. And I'm surprisingly non-confrontational – you would not believe how much I hate...