Country star Taylor Swift is preparing to write another emotional song. This time, the blonde beauty will be penning a song about the pending divorce of her parents. "She's been going through a lot," said a source about the 22-year-old star. "The new album will showcase the pain of her parents' separation." According to reports, her parents have been putting on a brave face for the sake of her career but have been separated for as many as two years. Given her history, Taylor should have no problems pulling the emotional heartstrings needed to write a good song. Here is a look at some of her other songs that referenced her personal life.
It was no big secret that Taylor wrote this song about her failed relationship with fellow singer John Mayer. The two dated in 2009 but the romance ended badly, prompting Taylor to vent via the art form she knows best. In one line in the chorus, Taylor sings "maybe it's you and your sick need to give love then take it away." Naturally, John didn't appreciate the underlying themes in the hit single. "It made me feel terrible," he said in June. "Because I didn't deserve it. I'm pretty good at taking accountability now, and I never did anything to deserve that. It was a really lousy thing for her to do."
This 2010 hit was another song about one of Taylor's ex-flames. In this case, she decided to write a tune about her relationship with Joe Jonas. This one doesn't take anything close to the angry tone that "Dear John" does, leading us to think she wasn't quite as bitter about their romance ending in 2008. She mentions many sweet things, including being kissed in the middle of talking. After writing some not-so-tender songs about Joe prior to this, it looks like time healed her wounds and made her appreciate what the two had.
Not every personal song of Taylor's is about lost love. "Mean," one of her most popular songs ever, is a direct reference to Taylor's experiences of being bullied as a teenager. "They didn't think I was cool or pretty enough, so they stopped talking to me," she said of her experience in middle school. The song serves as a rallying cry for bullied teens everywhere, sending a positive message that things can get better.
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