taylor swift before the fame

Brought Up That Way
Taylor Swift
Brought Up That Way

Emily comes home from school

Grabs onto her daddy’s hand

He says:  “Baby girl, what’s wrong with you?”

She says: “Please, don’t make me go back there again”

She said: “I wish there was some way to make them stop it”

So he drives down to the principal’s office and says:

“I didn’t bring her up so they could cut her down

I didn’t bring her here so they could shot her out

I live my whole damn life to see that little girl’s smile

So why are tears pouring down that sweet face?

She wasn’t brought up that way”

Emily’s home late again

He sees that boy drive away

Oh, but something’s different this time

She doesn’t have too much to say

She said: “He tried but there’s just something’s I won’t do”

And through the tears she said: “I couldn’t do that to you”

And he said:

“I didn’t bring you up so he could wear you down

Take that innocent heart and turn it inside out

I live my whole damn life to see my little girl’s smile

So don’t let nobody take that away

You weren’t brought up that way”

The phone rings on a rainy night

Says: “it’s officer Tate”

He says: “Sir, there’s been an accident.

You better come down here right away

A drunken driver missed an over pass

And Emily -she’s fading fast”

He says:

“God, I didn’t bring her up to watch them lay her down

Nearly killed me the day they put her momma in the ground

Only thing that kept me alive was that little girl’s smile

So please don’t take that away

It won’t be easy taking her today

She wasn’t brought up that way”

He stands over the hospital’s bed

Emily opens her eyes.



I run my finger across the multi-grey fabric of Kendall’s bow tie, adjusting it and making sure it wouldn’t loosen it’s form. I smile, fluffing it out. Kendall’s hands comes up to my wrist, pulling them away from his bow tie.

“I think it’s good babe. No more?” Kendall asks. I nod.

“I’m sorry. Just…straightening it out, I guess.” I look away, biting the corner of my bottom lip. Kendall chuckles.

“It’s ok. I understand. If you weren’t here, I’d probably be doing the same thing, except making it worst and calling you non-stop to come to me and fix it.” I laugh.

“Mr. Schmidt. We’re here” the driver in front says.

I look out the black screen window and see the start of the red carpet already fill with security, paparazzi and other famous, well known celebrities. This event is huge. It’s the 56th annual Grammys and they claim that this would be the best of all.

“Alright” Kendall said toward the driver. He then looks over at me. “Are you ready?”

Quickly responding, I nod at his question as my answer. Kendall smiles warmly before leaning in, pressing his pump pink lips on mine. He pulls back shortly after and takes my hand as we step out and onto the start of the carpet.

Our relationship is public already. Fans discovered about our relationship back to the VMAs about five months ago. But we’ve been dating a total of seven months now. What I’m really nervous about is the event itself. This is the Grammys - bigger than the VMA! And this is Kendall’s first time here. That’s why a bow tie was included in his suit tonight.

But Kendall isn’t nervous. He isn’t nominated, so there’s really nothing for him to freak out about. Maybe next year, when there is a chance he will be nominated. Who knows. I’m probably more nervous than he is. I have never been around twice the amount of celebrities’ fame level before. Sure, I saw Taylor Swift and Katy Perry at the VMAs but tonight, P!NK, Lorde, Imagine Dragons, Paul McCartney are going to be here. I’m going to be surrounded by these people. And these people inspired Kendall to be who he is today!

We found our security who will be guiding us safely through the red carpet event. With Kendall’s arm hugging me behind my waist, we walk through the crowd of mostly parents, or guests of the celebrities already here.


The sound of our first interview, made both of our heads turn to the direction where a nicely dressed man stood with a microphone in his hand. With his free hand, he waved over to us, informing us to come to him. Kendall seems to know him, shaking his hand quickly and greeting him with a great smile.

“Hello!” Kendall says.

“MTV interview! Do you mind?” the guy ask. Kendall shakes his head.

“Nope, let’s do it.” Kendall tells him. The guy nods and face the camera. I try to stay out of the picture, but Kendall holds onto me closer.

“First, where are the guys? Where are the rest of your crew?” the guy ask. Kendall chuckles.

“Honestly, I don’t know, but I’m sure they’re watching the Grammys, or will be” Kendall replies.

“You might not have the guys’ company here with you, but I see that you brought your beautiful girlfriend with you tonight!” I swear I blush. Kendall nods.

“Yep. I did.”

“YN, right?” the guy ask. I nod. “So, YN, what are you wearing tonight?” I look down.

“I happen to be wearing Lulus. One of my favorites of hers. Just a simple teal blue dress. I just hope I’m dress right for this kind of night” I laugh nervously.

“I think you are dressed perfectly for the night. And so is your man here, Kendall!”

“Yeah. I think he’s looking great and I hope they catch a lot of pictures of him tonight” I smile.

The interviewer nods. Before he even speaks up bringing up another question, a face pops into the picture, making a face. We all look over, seeing Austin Mahone bombing the interview.

“Mr. Mahone!” Kendall shouts. Austin breaks into laughter and stands up straight stepping closer. Kendall gives him a quick man hand shake. Austin blushes for interrupting the interview.

“And we have Austin Mahone with us now!” the interviewer says. Austin nods toward the camera. I smile toward him.

“Hey” Austin says toward the camera. He looks over at me, where Kendall still holds onto me aside. “Hey YN. You look pretty.”

“Aw, thanks” I tell him.

“Ok. While you’re here Austin, I’d thought now would be a good time to bring this question up” the interviewer starts.

“Ok” Austin says.

“We do this with every star, so let’s do it with you guys.” Kendall and Austin both nod. “When was the last time you got lucky?” I look up at Kendall to see if I can get an answer from him, but instead his face starts turning red.

“Last night” Austin starts. “My single was released and it’s at #2 now. Let’s bring it up to to #1.” Kendall scoots next to Austin, bringing a finger up.

“#1” Kendall roars, the scoot back next to me. I giggle.

“Ok. Austin last got lucky last night! How about you Kendall?” the interviewer ask.

“Uh, you know, I’m not going to answer that question” Kendall stutters.

“Why not?!” the interviewer ask loudly. Kendall shrugs. “Alright. Then I guess it wouldn’t hurt to ask your lovely girlfriend…” the interviewer mock. I laugh as he lend the microphone over. I take.

“Last time I got lucky?” I ask to make sure. The interviewer nods. “Hmm, you know. There was never a last time for me really. I’m lucky every second right now. I’m with the man I love and he loves me back. I’m lucky to have him. Not only do I support him but he…also supports me too.” I smile. I look up at Kendall who’s smiling big. He kisses my temple hard.

“I love you” Kendall whisper. I hand back the microphone.

“Aww. That’s probably the best answer out there” the interviewer said. “Next to Austin’s.” We laugh. Kendall snatch the microphone back.

“Now I know why I’m so lucky!” Kendall says toward the camera. He winks before handing the mic back.

“Alright. That’s all for Austin Mahone, Kendall Schmidt and his lovely girlfriend, YN. Thanks for stopping by and have fun tonight!”

We nod and start walking. We head toward the paparazzi hall where we get our pictures taken. Kendall told me earlier that he wanted me to join him in this section of the carpet. I couldn’t regret. We let Austin go ahead first. Kendall holds onto me by the waist as we move ahead and step into the paparazzi zone. We’re smiling big and Kendall’s laughing and talking with some of the familiar faces of the paparazzi.

“Hey Kendall! What’s the suit you’re wearing?” one of them ask. Kendall quickly looks down then back up.

“Who knows” he laughs. “I just found this in a part of my closet I’ve never gotten a chance to wear before!”

Kendall let’s go of me so he can pose solo. He starts pointing to he camera and playing with his bow tie, adjusting it. Then he stopped quickly, holding his hand out refusing to touch the bow tie any further.

“I just learned out to tie this!” he yells. I step in next to him again, and Kendall holds onto me. “I learned from Youtube” he chuckles.

“You mean we did” I corrected him. He laughs.

“Ok. Yes, we did.”

“Kendall tried to do it by himself, by following the steps on Youtube, but couldn’t do it. He was boiling mad, about to give up” I confess.

“Oh really?” one of the paparazzi friends asks. I nod.

“I swear, I could hear the video being repeated, knowing that Kendall was re-watching it just trying to understand it.”

“Until she stepped in” Kendall point out. He chuckles.

“It only took me one round of the video and I learned it like that; tying the bow tie for him.”

“Hey! It’s not my fault that the video was mirrored or in reverse” Kendall joke.

We laugh as we step off the paparazzi hall. Still holding onto me, Kendall and I walked through the crowd of people heading inside to the arena for the award show.

“You’re honestly perfect” Kendall said. I blush

“And you’re amazingly spiffy” I smile, tugging onto his suit jacket, bringing it closer, buttoning on button together. Then the bow tie popped out of its place. Kendall laughs softly dropping his head in defeat.

“Oh boy” he mutter, still smiling. I laugh and tie a perfect bow again.

“There.” I pat his chest when I’m done and Kendall checks it out. He gently straighten it out.

“You know that I love you.” Kendall whisper.

“Yeah, I know.”

“I love you.” Kendall whispers before closing the gap in between us, giving me a Grammy-worth, kiss of the night.

Kimye vs. Taylor Swift

While I do not think Kim or Kanye are good people at all, I respect them for their work ethic and ambition and yesterday I was 100% on their side.

But now, I can’t help but side with Taylor.
You can’t deny that Kim selectively chose the clips she wanted to release and that’s why she used snapchat. She wouldn’t include anything that would show anything that made Kanye look bad. Kanye said the conversation was an hour long, where is it?

I also agree that Taylor had a complete overreaction to being “wronged” by being called “that bitch” in front of the whole world.
But if you think that is an overreaction, when Kanye was “wronged” by people he depicted their naked bodies in a music video without their consent. Rapists and abusers included. He put Rihanna next her abuser and included Amber Rose who he will not stop slut shaming and downright bullying.

If you want to talk snakes, what about the Kardashian family planting drugs in Black Chyna’s bag to get her arrested? What about how Kim and her family are only famous because of her sex tape yet she had the audacity to slut shame Amber Rose for being a stripper? What about how Khloe Kardashian posting what is basically a nude photo of a 19 year old girl for naively voicing that she thinks the whole drama should end? What about be Kardashians leeching off of the Simpsons and Hiltons before they found their fame?

As for Taylor Swift claiming character assassination, she’s saying it because she believes being falsely accused is wrong. Her songs are told from her perspective, which she also told Kanye was fine. How is it character assassination to callout Joe for breaking up with her rudely (over a 26 second phone call) when that’s exactly what happened? Also, Taylor was misleading about this but she never denied the phone call happened.

Anyway, Kanye is a snake and so is Kim and her whole family.