Why Does Everyone Worry When Taylor Swift Sings About Exes?

Taylor Swift is a young talented musician. She writes about what she feels, sings about what is real and talks her heart. Taylor is a down-to-earth millionaire, which was highlighted in the 1989 Secret Sessions she had with her fans-she even cooked. But everytime a ‘romantic’ song comes out Taylor is caught up in so much heat and debate. The biggest question they ask is which of the exes is this songs about?! I think that is just unreal.

Taylor Swift doesn’t sing about her exes. She sings about her life. what she has been through and what she feels like sharing with the world. That is definitely better than listening to how you spend your week from waking up to eating cereal and selecting which seat to take in their friends’ car (fair warning: click the link at your own risk of ear bleed).

It is true that Taylor Swift has several songs out about her exes. But she has the courtesy not to hint anyone specifically in those songs. She said she has a policy of ‘no names‘ in her songs. These are some of the songs that are speculated to be about her past boyfriends.

  • Tim McGraw (first track of her first album- by the way the person isn’t Tim McGraw. Remember ‘no names’.)
  • Forever and Always (supposedly about Joe Jonas)
  • Dear John and I Knew You Were Trouble (supposedly about John Mayer)
  • We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (supposedly about Harry Styles)
  • Picture to Burn
  • Back to December (supposedly about Taylor Lautner)
  • Should’ve Said No (supposedly about a high school boyfriend)
  • Begin Again (supposedly about Conner Kennedy)
  • The Moment I Knew, All Too Well and State of Grace (supposedly about Jake Gyllenhaal)

Emphasize on ‘supposedly’, because none of these were or are confirmed. Nor they will be. And I couldn’t bother about it. But everytime such an emotional song comes out every news media company feels obligated to make a connection between the song lyrics and one of her exes. It must be daunting to watch all her privacy being disturbed and thrown around like garbage.

Taylor Swift conducted an interview with 2DayFM on Sunday and the interviewers asked about what she feels when people call out her for writing about her exes. She explains that when she writes about an ex, everyone goes crazy and when other artists do the same thing nobody cares about it.

“You’re going to have people who are gonna say, ‘Oh you know, like she just writes songs about her ex-boyfriends,’ and I think, frankly, that’s just a very sexist angle to take.”

“No one says that about Ed Sheeran. No one says it about Bruno Mars, They’re all writing about their exes, their current girlfriends, their love life and no one raises a red flag there.”

I believe she is right. What she writes about is her concern. Either we learn to love it or just look the other way around. If you can tolerate Chris Martin singing (begging) “Magic” about Gwyneth Paltrow, I think Taylor is pretty much in safe waters.  

Stop the hate! Stop the jealousy!