Who Taylor Swift's New Song Is REALLY About

Who Taylor Swift's New Song Is REALLY About

Like her music video teaser warned us: brace for impact.

As a self-proclaimed Taylor Swift fanatic, I was ecstatic to hear her single, "Look What You Made Me Do" from her upcoming album, Reputation.

The music video is set to premiere at the 2017 VMA's on Sunday, August 28th at 8 p.m. - which, by no coincidence, I assure you, is being hosted by Katy Perry. Just a couple months after Taylor re-released her entire music canon on Spotify on the same night Katy dropped her new album, "Witness", Taylor is once again rightfully reclaiming her spotlight.

"I don't like your little games."

Games? Need I even bring up the drama between Taylor, and Kanye and Kim Kardashian? Which, is unconfirmed, was nothing more than just a PR stunt to boost listeners to Kanye's "Famous." Kanye, you did not, in fact, make Taylor famous. She made herself famous by being one of the greatest lyricists and musicians of all time, and her fan base is infinitely larger and more dedicated to her talent than your fans will ever be. But, moving on.

"Don't like your tilted stage."

Reference to Kanye, as shown above, on his recent tour? And need I remind ANYONE about the original Kanye-Taylor beef? Didn't think so.

But the stage reference could also connect to Katy Perry, with whom Taylor has been in a long-time feud? Also possible, because Katy allegedly "stole" Taylor's backup dancers for her tour.

"The role you made me play, of the fool, no, I don't like you."

Almost as legendary as Taylor's world-shattering lyrics, is her, dare I say, famous response to the Kim and Kanye drama: "I would very much like to be excluded from this narrative, one I have never asked to be apart of." The role that Kim and Kanye assigned Taylor, however, was that of a snake, rather than a fool. Hmm.

"I don't like your perfect crime, How you laugh when you lie. You said the gun was mine, isn't cool, no, I don't like you."

I believe it's true that Kim and Kanye framed and lied about Taylor's approval of Kanye's "Famous" lyrics. He only wishes his lyrics could ever be as famous as hers.

"But I got smarter, I got harder in the nick of time."

Taylor did take the man who sexually assaulted her to court. And won. So there's that.

"Honey, I rose up from the dead, I do it all the time."

Haters have tried to "kill" Taylor every time she changed up her music style. But every time, Taylor comes back better than ever and gains even more fans. She has also bounced back after breakups with stars like Jake Gyllenhaal, John Mayer, Harry Styles, and Calvin Harris. That's impressive.

"I've got a list of names and yours is in red, underlined."

Throwback to Blank Space:

"I've got a blank space baby, and I'll write your name."

Is this the same list, or two different ones? Perhaps it's a hit list filled with people who have dared to cross her.

"I check it once, then I check it twice."

If by "check" she means checkmark, she's dealt with the devil on two separate occasions, or at least plans to. "Bad Blood" is known for being about Katy Perry, so is she preparing to tear Katy down again in a new song, after Katy released "Swish Swish" about Taylor?

If she means "check" as in go back and review, she is preparing for battle.

"I don't like your kingdom keys. They once belonged to me. You ask me for a place to sleep, locked me out and threw a feast - what!?"

Taylor has been called America's sweetheart. This is Taylor Nation. Both Kanye and Kim, as well as Katy, have tried to usurp her position as queen. Not so fast, hunnies!

"The world moves on, another day, another drama, drama. But not for me... all I think about is karma."

The media is always picking Taylor apart, and including her in narratives such as the Kim and Kanye drama. But there's always a bigger and better gossip and scandal to move onto. Meanwhile, Taylor is in the wings plotting her revenge.

"And then the world moves on, but one thing's for sure. Maybe I got mine, but you'll all get yours."

Taylor has been hit hard. There was a time when #TaylorSwiftIsOverParty was trending on Twitter.

"Look what you made me do, look what you just made me do."

What exactly is Taylor referring to in this repetitive chorus? No one knows for sure.

"I don't trust nobody and nobody trusts me. I'll be the actress starring in your bad dreams."

And now, the best part of the entire song. When I first heard this, just a few minutes after the midnight release, I actually screamed.

"I'm sorry, the old Taylor can't come to the phone right now. Why? Oh, 'cause she's dead!"

BOLD. Whoever this new Taylor is, she is not going to be anything like the Taylor we've known and loved for the past decade.

After the song dropped, Taylor wrote in her Twitter bio, "The old Taylor can't come to the phone right now."

Whatever you have coming for us, Taylor, we are not ready. But we have never been more excited.

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It's only in our Darkness, that we see ourselves shine.

Those who fear the darkness have no idea what they can do.

When I look back... on the life I’ve had... I can honestly say, "I have lived"...
Rage has rocked my very core, Love has touched my soul, I’ve been lost and I’ve been found.
Faced my fear, and cried till dawn. I’ve rushed on the passion of life.
Both given and taken of life. Listened to the preaching’s of all, while looking for mine...
I’ve cried at the voices only heard in the silence... felt shivers in my soul while looking into the abyss.
Hung my head low, and held it high... I’ve run, and I’ve fought countless meaniless battles, of heart, flesh and soul.
I’ve frolicked in the mist with my demons, and felt the touch of angels.
I’ve spent years in prisons of mind and men. I’ve played the many hands life has had to offer...
It was never about win or lose; it was how I played the hand...
My dreams are all the same... to walk alone in the nightmares and smile...
Not all my lessons were learnt in the darkness, and the light... not always true.
My scars, tell not stories of my life, or the battles fought, but whisper my fears...
Though... I long for the for the love only my soul can feel, to float in a dream above my sorrow.
Some days there is no difference between what’s real and what’s not, and I don’t judge or care...
My soul is old, beneath my flesh. My mind a child. My heart just an echo in the tunnels of time...
All I really know... is my darkness, the kindest friend I’ve ever known...
Now I sit and ponder... do I want to go another round...?
How many more songs have I got left to sing ... and who cares to hear what I have to say.
When tears roll down my cheeks, it’s only the darkness weeping, that I might go.
I am no fool, a joker, a sinner, never a saint.
But I will take this time to heal my battered soul.
To prepare for battle, one more fight...
Not for victory or glory... vanity was never my flaw...
But I think... just to befriend the light as I did my darkness...
For the light has always been cold, twisted, filled with lies and deceit.
For without knowing the light, one can never truly know the darkness. 


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20 Disney Channel Original Movies That You HAD To See As Soon As It Came Out

You know you still have a soft spot for #11.

My friends and I were having a movie night and like many other movie nights before we couldn't decide on what we should watch. We scrolled through Netflix for what seemed like forever until I remembered that I had some Disney Channel Original Movies through an app my Dad set up. This opened up a whole new ball game because we all grew up watching these movies. I got to the app and started looking at all of them.

My friends and I were reminiscing about the movies we had seen when we were younger.

To people that may not know, a Disney Channel Original Movie (or DCOM for short), is a movie that was aired on Disney Channel and was not ever in a theater. Here is a list of the top DCOMs.

1. "Double Teamed" (2002)

Who doesn't love twin girl athletes originally wanting to do different things but both ending up playing basketball?

2. "Right On Track" (2003)

A sister movie where they are trying to be better than each other at racing. There's nothing wrong with some sibling competition is there?

3. "Quints" (2000)

After this movie, I was definitely glad I didn't have any younger siblings, especially not five.

4. "Cadet Kelly" (2002)

Cadet Kelly wanted me to join a military school; however, I know I definitely wouldn't have survived.

5. "Pixel Perfect" (2004)

Making a robot girl that is practically perfect? Yes, please! This movie also inspired me to want to learn how to do a one-handed cartwheel, which I did.

6. "The Cheetah Girls" (2003)

Every young girl and her friends would sing along to these songs and pretend to be them. And let's be real, the other two weren't as amazing as the first, especially after Raven, left.

7. "The Zenon Trilogy" (1999, 2001 & 2004)

Who didn't want to live in space after watching these movies?

8. "You Wish!" (2003)

I definitely know I wanted to wish on a lucky coin that I didn't have any siblings, but after this movie, I'm very glad I never did in case it actually came true.

9. "Starstruck" (2010)

It's every girl's dream to fall in love with a dreamy poster, and the song "Something About the Sunshine" is so catchy, and I have it on a Spotify playlist and have no regrets about jamming to it in the car.

10. "Twitches/Twitches Too" (2005 & 2007)

I definitely wanted a twin that was also a witch after watches these movies.

11. "High School Musical 1 and 2" (2006 & 2007)

These don't need explaining. If you haven't seen them or at least heard about them, then you probably live under a rock. I just wish high school was really like this. Also, "High School Musical 3" was also amazing but did not make the list because it was technically not a DCOM since it was released in theaters.

12. "Lemonade Mouth" (2011)

This one is pretty new, but it made me want to get detention to potentially meet my future bandmates even though I have no musical abilities.

13. "Gotta Kick It Up!" (2002)

If this movie didn't have you shouting "Si se Puede!" then you didn't appreciate it enough.

14. "Get A Clue" (2002)

This made me want to be a spy more than I already wanted to be one as a child. Solving crimes with your best friends sounded like a very great time.

15. "Smart House" (1999)

Winning a house that could talk to you and listen to what you told it? Seems like a dream come true, until the house gets a little too attached.

16. "Eddie's Million Dollar Cook-Off" (2003)

Baseball or cooking? Waiting to see what Eddie chose was a nail-biter.

17. "Camp Rock 1 & 2" (2008 & 2010)

A movie with songs that made you get up and dance and want to go to summer camp.

18. "Descendants 1 & 2" (2015 & 2017)

These movies are really new so, not many people that are over the age of 10 have heard of them, but I thoroughly enjoyed them. They have really catchy songs even if they are pretty cheesy.

19. "Jump In!" (2007)

Who doesn't love Corbin Bleu jumping rope?

20. "Stuck In The Suburbs" (2004)

Another movie where a teenager gets befriends a dreamy pop star. Come on why couldn't that happen in real life? I'd totally be down to be best friends with Justin Bieber. DCOMs will always have a special place in my heart.

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