Taylor Swift On How Bullies Inspired Her

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Taylor Swift in Daily Mail. On her career: ‘This was all I wanted in life. There wasn’t going to be a back-up plan.‘ On writing: ‘Sometimes in situations where life is happening to me, I’m looking for the metaphor and I’m wondering how to express my feelings in a chorus..

For me, writing songs is a way of justifying things that happen in my life and making it seem as if they happened for a reason, if only to teach me something. If I can write a song then it almost becomes this golden-framed memory. It not only helps me understand why we feel pain, it makes me celebrate it afterwards.’

Single? ‘Yes. I’m not a mopy single girl. I wake up in the morning & think, ‘What do I need to do today?’ and at no point do I think, ‘I need to find a boyfriend.’’ Taylor admitted she wouldn’t be so driven if she hadn’t felt the need to scream ‘I’ll show you all!’ at girls who decided to reject her in high school.

There are two ways you can go with it. You can let it destroy you.. or you can use it as fuel to drive you: to dream bigger, work harder. I wasn’t invited to parties and I look back now and I’m so thankful that I was at home, playing the guitar until my fingers bled.’ What about girls involved with ditching her at the mall?

‘I don’t think they even remember what happened. And when I see them sitting in line at my meet-and-greets wearing my T-shirts, I’m not going to walk up to them and say, ‘How could you do that?’ Because look at how life has gone. They were there for a reason, and I’m happy about it.’

  • Jedda

    no.mean is about a critic who had the balls to say she can’t sing (which she can’t,tbh). Taylor got pissed (as usual when ppl don’t please her 24/7) wrote the song and relesed it
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    really what critic was it?
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    http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/story/swift-takes-aim-at-mean-gramm
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    Well that was just one person’s opinion of the song, hardly fact.

    But to quote her…

    “There’s constructive criticism, there’s professional criticism – and then there’s just being mean. And there’s a line that you cross when you just start to attack everything about a person.” that is bullying.
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    So,that would mean that its about somebody who bullied her.Besides anyone who likes to the song probably relates to it in that way.

  • ColdAsU

    All the interviewers ask the same fucking questions as others did in 08 and 09.

  • gabby xo

    love her. im glad people were mean to her, if they wernt, i wouldnt have my inspiration and idol today. long live taylor!

  • camm

    mileyistheboss said:

    I’m so tired of this bully bullshit
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    i know its sad but me too! its like, oh i was bullied.. okay everyone was bullied.

    she looks dare i say sexy in that last photo!

  • livelifelovewhatever

    taylor,selena,demi, miley are all so succseful they all come out as better people after all they went through.i think there amazing

  • Bubbly-Joe

    Not a fan, but the girl can write. But I’m wondering, why doesn’t she write about bullying?

  • GoldenGal9311

    I <3 her new album.

  • Jedda

    Not a fan, but the girl can write. But I’m wondering, why doesn’t she write about bullying?
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    She kind of did in a couple songs on her first album,and Im sure “Mean” is about bullying to.

  • livelifelovewhatever

    well i bet the bullies regreted bullying her now will she’s making million there doing nothing with there lifes? anyone agree

  • livelifelovewhatever

    goldengal9311 said:
    i >3 her new album
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    hi i’ve only listened to a few songs but they seem amazing.

  • Tick Tok

    i was never bullied

  • mileyistheboss

    I’m so tired of this bully bullshit

  • xSweetCandyxx

    I love Taylor =)

  • Anonimuss

    Nov 7, 2010 @ 08:49 am
    Jedda said:
    Not a fan, but the girl can write. But I’m wondering, why doesn’t she write about bullying?
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    She kind of did in a couple songs on her first album,and Im sure “Mean” is about bullying to.
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    No. Mean is about a critic who had the balls to say she can’t sing (which she can’t, tbh). Taylor got pissed (as usual when ppl don’t please her 24/7), wrote the song and released it. -_-

  • livelifelovewhatever

    no.mean is about a critic who had the balls to say she can’t sing (which she can’t,tbh). Taylor got pissed (as usual when ppl don’t please her 24/7) wrote the song and relesed it
    ——————————————
    really what critic was it?

  • Anonimuss

    no.mean is about a critic who had the balls to say she can’t sing (which she can’t,tbh). Taylor got pissed (as usual when ppl don’t please her 24/7) wrote the song and relesed it
    ——————————————
    really what critic was it?
    =================================

    http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/story/swift-takes-aim-at-mean-grammy-critics-in-new-song_1174549

  • taylorllama

    love her.

  • TraceSTAN

    Anonimuss said:

    no.mean is about a critic who had the balls to say she can’t sing (which she can’t,tbh). Taylor got pissed (as usual when ppl don’t please her 24/7) wrote the song and relesed it
    ——————————————
    really what critic was it?
    =================================

    http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/story/swift-takes-aim-at-mean-gramm
    —-
    Well that was just one person’s opinion of the song, hardly fact.

    But to quote her…

    “There’s constructive criticism, there’s professional criticism – and then there’s just being mean. And there’s a line that you cross when you just start to attack everything about a person.” that is bullying.

  • HBIC

    well i bet the bullies regreted bullying her now will she’s making million there doing nothing with there lifes? anyone agree

    Well I have no clue what the bullies are doing with their lives.
    And life is not all about making millions…TBH, I wouldn’t want to be Taylor. She’s the type of person to be bitter and hold a grudge for ever. I’d rather be happy than rich and bitter.

  • tessa-skylar

    well i bet the bullies regreted bullying her now will she’s making million there doing nothing with there lifes? anyone agree
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    lol same with miley. they shoved her into lockers. and demi. the “i hate demi” club…really, girls these days

  • tessa-skylar

    Well I have no clue what the bullies are doing with their lives.
    And life is not all about making millions…TBH, I wouldn’t want to be Taylor. She’s the type of person to be bitter and hold a grudge for ever. I’d rather be happy than rich and bitter.
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    i think there will always be a part of the bully that regrets bullying taylor, even if they ARE content and happy. i never thought she was too bitter, she’s just super sensitive. she seems like a real romantic and perfectionist but she doesn’t like taking blame

  • lalalove

    I love her. She’s amazing.

  • Sarcasm was always intended

    LOVE HER

  • PaaperPlanes

    OK, Taylor.

  • Pawesome

    Love her (:

  • BabyYoureAFirework

    If you cant say nothing nice dont say anything at all xD

  • Moonbeam

    BabyYoureAFirework said:
    If you cant say nothing nice dont say anything at all xD
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    ._.

  • w

    Yeah every young Hollywood star has been ~bullied at some point we know…

  • tessa-skylar

    Yeah every young Hollywood star has been ~bullied at some point we know…
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    not all of them but ya know, look at the girls who DON’T get bullied as much in school, those “populars”. popularity gives you blindness. those girls will never have that drive the smarts or the introspective personailty to achieve fame. their ideal sentence “we rannn away from jared cuz he’s a dick!”

  • tessa-skylar

    “This was all I wanted in life. There wasn’t going to be a back-up plan”

    this is how i feel right now. i can’t see myself after high school, i can’t see anything in a field of teaching or engineering, i never even bothered to find out what you need to major in anything! but it’s one in a billion and i don’t know what to do

  • suckit

    we’ve all been bullied at one point or another.some more than others-_-

  • LesleyrockLovesJonas

    What about girls involved with ditching her at the mall?
    ‘I don’t think they even remember what happened. And when I see them sitting in line at my meet-and-greets wearing my T-shirts, I’m not going to walk up to them and say, ‘How could you do that?’

    HOW is that they even have the guts to go and wear t-shirt with her face on it? Wow, the irony..