better than revenge lyrics

Someone asked me: “What’s your favorite Taylor Swift’s album?”

Taylor’s five albums from ‘Taylor Swift’ to ‘1989′ has their own strengths, but I think my most favorite of all is ‘Speak Now’. 1989 may be the strongest era, but Speak Now is definitely the most powerful album.

Speak Now doesn’t just sing about love or heartbreaks or reminiscing memories or having a crush on someone like a typical Taylor Swift song would, it speaks almost for everything. It speaks about love, about heartbreaks, about breaking up with someone who thinks you’re a game, an apology for somebody you’ve hurt, a song for being bullied, being told of mischievous things, a song for your family, for your daydreams and hopes of a happy ending, and many, many more.

Also, all of Speak Now songs also has something to do with ‘speaking’.

First of all, Speak Now has the fandom song, or the song for Taylor’s fans (Long Live). This song wants Taylor for us to promise that when we’ll have our children someday, let‘s tell and speak to them how Taylor hope they would shine, like how our bond and love for Taylor did.

Speak Now also has songs that speak about the early signs of love: being wonder struck for someone that you want to speak to then not to fall in love with someone else but you (Enchanted), and how you cannot gather up all of your courage to speak to the person you love even when you’re just meters apart (The Story Of Us).  And that (Sparks Fly) tells us that love doesn’t need speaking or explanations, you’d just feel the sparks fly. And when it’s late in the evening and you’re speaking quietly on the phone so that you wouldn’t be caught in (Our Song).

(Mine) also tells us about how love is perfect, but the people in them would never be, that two people in love can face problems like misunderstandings and how you should speak to them to fix that problems, and (Ours) talk about how people would speak harsh things but love will always be the solution, because what’s yours will be yours. And that when your (Superman) flies away, you should always never forget to speak ‘I love you’ to them. And when you love him/her, you should (Speak Now) because maybe later is too late.

(Dear John) also tells us how you should speak for yourself when you fell that your love was just a game for somebody. While (Back To December) tells how we should speak for an apology when we know we made things go wrong. And when the fragile line you’re walking on break, his/her memories haunt you and  you’d speak ‘Don’t leave me like this’ in (Haunted). How you wanted someone to come back but they say and speak ‘It’s not that easy.’ in (If This Was A Movie). And how you cannot manage to speak to him/her that’s why you’d just watch his/her life in pictures just the way you use to watch him/her sleep in (Last Kiss).

When someone speak awful things to pull you down and blame you things you didn’t do when you’re just (Innocent), something’s wrong. And also something’s wrong when people speak (Mean) things to you because everyone has the possibility to someday live on a bigger city. And when the time comes when you do (Better Than Revenge), the time when your speaking turn into doing, you’d just watch how the tables turn.

And when you speak to life how you want the time when you don’t mind deeper things in life, and you just wished you should (Never Grow Up).

‘Speak Now’ is an amazing album, every song talks about different things, Speak Now can touch almost everything in your life on a spiritual level.


My favorite Taylor Swift lyrics: You’re Not Sorry / Treacherous / This Love / Untouchable / Last Kiss / Innocent / All You Had To Do Was Stay / Breathe / All Too Well / State of Grace / This Love / New Romantics / I Almost Do / Better Than Revenge / Dear John / Hey Stephen / Clean / Enchanted

Taylor Swift:

So I have wanted to write this essay for quite some time now and finally here goes. Since Taylor Swift’s 1989 era she has been getting a lot of unnecessary hate. It seemed to have become a trend to jump on this hate bandwagon. I really was surprised to see the extremes people go to hate on someone they don’t even know. Sad is what it all is, a person whose heart is full of hate can never truly be happy.

Let’s start with people that have been claiming that Taylor is terrible to her fans. Taylor is actually one of the most fan loyal celebrities out there. She has been that way since the start of her career, from free meet and greets, to inviting fans over to her house and sending care packages to fans going through tough times. If I were to list all the things she has done for her fans it would take up the whole post. People were claiming that Taylor doesn’t care about her fans because she supposedly was suing them for selling merchandise with catchy phrases from her music or her images. Let’s think about this logically whether you are a fan or not you can’t use someone else’s work to make money off as that isn’t right. Being a fan doesn’t give you a free pass to do so. Let’s put it this way say I am a huge fan of a writer, I myself am a writer and I decided to include two pages from a book that, that writer wrote and claim it as my own to go on and sale it. Does me being a fan justify my use of those two pages of writing that aren’t my own, it doesn’t. If it was justifiable that would give way to people who aren’t fans to claim to be fans just to make money using that artist’s name/work.  I didn’t see anyone bring up Beyonce’s name since there were articles talking about how her team shut down a fan site that was selling unauthorised merchandise belonging to a 15 year old who went on to twitter to beg Beyonce not to sue. It is rather hypocritical to attack one artist, but not the other for doing the same thing. So let’s not act like you care about the mistreatment of fans, when your true intent is to demonise Taylor. If you truly cared about the treatment of fans the statement would be general rather than targeted at a specific artist. Especially when it isn’t just a single artist preventing the selling of unauthorised merchandise.

There also were people who were attacking her by yelling ‘how could you sue your guitar teacher after he made you who you are today’. He taught her how to play guitar and that isn’t all her job role requires, so let’s not try reaching that high as clearly you are failing in your attempt. He did bad mouth her mother to the media yet had the nerve to use Taylor’s name in his websites url to profit of. It would have been acceptable to in the description section of his site to mention that he taught the likes of Taylor Swift.

Also people were making claims that Taylor was removing all the videos that featured her music playing in them. One of them said that she got all the vines featuring her music removed. Think about this, why share the vines and show appreciation if she were only going to go and have them removed. Luckily enough I had liked the most popular vines featuring her music and they were still there even after these false claims. So people were going to extremes and creating things that weren’t true at all to tarnish Taylor’s image and most of this was being spread by a bunch of Katy Perry fans. Labels always remove music that is published online without acquiring the proper rights to it, the only way you’ll find videos still remain on sites like YouTube is when the audio has been altered to some degree.

Coming to Katy Perry, Bad Blood is in no way a track that attacks Katy in anyway way even if it is about her. It is a song that describes lyrically what most of us go through, in which we thought a person was one that we could trust but ended up being exactly the opposite. The dancers were the hot talk in this situation and yes they aren’t an artist’s property in anyway. I also get that they had formed a close relationship with Katy Perry, but as a dancer when you sign up for a tour you go in knowing the amount of dates etc. If the dancers leave part way through a tour it does have an effect on the artists show as it is difficult to find dancers and then put them through rehearsals to learn the choreography part way through the tour. Katy being a friend should have talked to Taylor first and let her know that she was back touring and intended on asking whether the dancers wanted to come back to join her tour. That is what being a friend entails.

Then people criticised her for lyrics in ‘Better Than Revenge’ claiming that she slut shamed Camilla Belle, she didn’t call her a slut, the line ‘You’re better known for the things you can do on the mattress’ talks in terms of the popular perception of Camilla and not what Taylor thinks of her.

Now let’s talk about people calling Taylor a ‘snake’ because of Kim ‘exposing’ her. Taylor did give approval for Kanye to go ahead with the use of the lyrics he had informed her of in his song ‘Famous’, however she hadn’t heard the full song and was unaware of him relating to her as a ‘bitch’ until the album release. Think about it if Kim outing Taylor was authentic it wouldn’t have been done through snapchat using clips that were pieced together to only show what Kim wanted people to see. If she was going to release the phone call she should have released it in its entirety. Anyone with the slightest level of intellect should be able to figure that out.

Those that haven’t heard her full discography and just focused on the singles, and haven’t bothered to watch her interviews in order to comprehend her growth as a person and artist continue to ignorantly claim that she always plays the victim. I mean there are so many examples of her acknowledging when she has been in the wrong or made a mistake like ‘Back To December’ and then you will also notice lyrics in her song ‘Style’ that depict realisation of knowing that there are two participants in a relationship.  

Taylor gets criticised a lot for not always posting about issues around the world on her social media pages, even though she continues to do a lot of philanthropic work and act rather than tweet. Although she has posted on social media to show support and acknowledge issues on several occasions. She gets attacked when she does post on social media and when she doesn’t, so she can never win either way. The thing about posting about issues or current affairs is that it helps create awareness; however awareness is pointless without action. Yes I would love for Taylor to post more in acknowledgement of issues affecting the world, but you can understand why she could be put off from doing so. After all she is human too and she has feelings just like you and me.

The VMA situation last year when Nicki went on a rant on twitter also resulted in Taylor facing backlash for responding to what Nicki had said. If you did follow Nicki’s tweets from start to finish during that moment it wouldn’t have been too hard for you to piece things together. Nicki was obviously hurt by the fact that ‘Anaconda’ a video that did garner a lot of attention and surely went down as one of the biggest music videos during that year went unnoticed in the ‘Video Of The Year’ category. She near the end changed her tone and started to talk about the under appreciation of POC in the industry, which is very real and sad that people of colour aren’t recognised and awarded for their great contributions to the entertainment industry as much as those that are white. However when you take the full train of tweets in that rant you can make out that the she was going of more at the fact that her video didn’t receive a nomination in the major category. It is easy to see why Taylor would take the tweet, in which Nicki said that being white and skinny is the way you get recognised, as an aim at her. As out of the all the nominees that year in the ‘Video Of The Year’ category ‘Bad Blood’ was the only video that fit that description.

It is okay to dislike an artist, but that does not give you the right to be hateful or disrespectful towards them. The haters were going to extremes by conjuring up and twisting things in order to diminish Taylor as a person. Hate prevents a person from seeing the entire picture and just grasping to parts that play in the favour of the view of the hater. That is what a lot of people were doing in relation to what I have discussed above. There is so much more that I could have talked about which would have led this essay to turn into an entire book.

Regardless of being famous and wealthy, celebrities are still human beings just like you and me. They have feelings and they get hurt by things people say about them. On top of that you cannot use the line ‘Who cares they won’t see it so it won’t affect them’ as a way of justifying the posting of hurtful comment

gypysdanger  asked:

This isn't meant to come off as rude or anything- but I think some of the stuff in your Taylor swift post has some incorrect stuff. She did apologize for writing the lyrics in Better Than Revenge, saying she was 18 and emotional when writing it, and she has since grown up. And the song 'Dear John' was supposed to be a call out how John Mayer emotionally abused her, being that he is a full 12 years older than her. The song innocent her forgiving him and that he is "innocent" look up the lyrics.

John Mayer is trash not question about it but It applies to the issue thought. She can’t cry about approval when she’s been writing songs about people without approval for years. 

She didn’t apologize for BTR at all. All she said was: “ I was 18 when I wrote that. That’s the age you are when you think someone can actually take your boyfriend. Then you grow up and realize no one can take someone from you if they don’t want to leave.” But never said anything to Camilla Belle when she was targetted for it and shamefully insulted, and I’m sorry I find it very bad to excuse her with “she was 18″. I’m 21 and I’m sure I can handle a break up without slut shaming someone publicly. She’s a grown ass woman now but keeps writing songs to downgrade woman such as bad blood.

I read the lyrics. The whole Innocent song about Kanye had a lot of racist remarks going on. She made a marketing and publicity career over people demonaizing Kanye. Was the accident a good thing to do? Of course not! But let’s just remember Taylor’s actions after that, it reeks of subtle racism. 

Beyonce deserved the award, that’s true. We all know it. The whole innocent song overshadowed the racial politics of the incident.  Kanye had to declare the accident wasn’t about race and injustice over the fact Beyonce (a black woman) never got the award she so deserved. Even Beyonce had to go throught the awful situation of making Taylor’s situation more about her victim image when she had to invite her on stage. Taylor had too many opportunities to minimize the whole thing, instated she played the victim card. She refused to answer questions about it, because she’s a poor white girl according to the media.  The way the whole thing was adressed spokes highly about the racism in the U.S. Black man spoke about the accomplishments of a black woman being missplaced by white people, and same man AND woman had to aplogize and then said man was targetted for a whole year. Without her saying shit but adding more salt to the wound.

Kanye had to over come apology after apology, and the media played this whole thing as a black man assaulting the dreams of a white poor innocent child. She could have left the whole thing go, but did she do it? NO. MTV Video Music Awards, the song you are reffering to, a new song written especially for Kanye, were she announced the world she forgives him (after a year of playing victim and letting the media eat the black man alive) The song: Innocent, were she gets to play God and Jury and allows people to finally treat him right.  “I guess you really did it this time”  “32 and still growing up,” and he “still an innocent.” The fuck is that?  Her racism is strong here.  Taylor, a white girl, represents the conservative and values of America, right? So, since Taylor already gave her approval we must like Kanye again, no problem at all. She’s giving her blessing. Thank you God Taylor. 

Taylor Swift was not a victim of Kanye.  She chose to play the role of the poor white girl against the black man while receiving huge sympathy and probably a significant boost of publicity for doing so. She perpetuate that dynamic which is full of racism.  That’s where racism lives and continues of affect our society. Taylor had an opportunity to turn this whole thing around, but instated she decided she is allowed to judge and forgive a black man, who’s live should be on her hands now. She made him feel like he needs to kiss her feet for the rest of his career. She tried to pull the same game again but Kim K didn’t let her. 

at-one-fifty-eight  asked:

All the Joe Jonas shit happened when she was a TEENAGER. Kanye and Kim are married with children and they're behaving like twelve year olds. You can't compare Taylor writing about her exes to Kanye straight up calling her a bitch who owes him sex. Kanye West is narcissistic trash and I can't believe anyone is taking his side. Taylor has been nothing but good to this world so fuck your post.

lol Kim and Kanye acted no better, but the point still stans. She wanted to make Kanye the evil guy once again and she only got exposed for what she is, a liar. She gave consent to the song, she knew the song had sexists things involved in it like the sex part because you can hear in the video that he told her, and she told him whatever he does is great for her. SHE LIED to the public, wanting to trash kanye again. Kim had the recipets.

Second, are you even reading? She has not right to say shit about being in a song with ‘character assasination’ and being falsely accused when she’s been trying to make every single person she dated like the bad guy (except for probably the twilight dude). Her defense was weak and hypocrite considering her background.

And considering your username ‘faster than sabotage’ is a part of ‘Better Than Revenge’ one of the worst slut shaming lyrics ever, i’m not surprise you endorse this kind of behavior and think of taylor as “nothing but good to this world”

dont lie to yourself baby girl.