Taylor Swift Slams Haters in 'Mean', Disses John Mayer and Camilla Belle in Others
Another new song from Taylor Swift has been made available for download on iTunes to countdown the October 25 release of her new album "Speak Now". It's titled "Mean" and features the country music beauty hitting back at the haters. She croons, "Washed up and ranting about the same old bitter things/ Drunken grumblings about how I can't sing / But all you are is mean/ And a liar/ And pathetic."
"When you do what I do, which is you put yourself out there for a lot of people to say whatever they want...there's a million different opinions," she said in an interview with E! News preceding the song release. "I get that, no matter what, you're going to be criticized for something."
"But I also get that there are different kinds of ways to criticize someone. 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."
In another song called "Dear John", Swift reportedly talks about John Mayer, her duet partner in "Half of My Heart". The rumor started to swirl when the song lyrics were unveiled. "Dear John/ I see it all now that you're gone/ Don't you think I was too young/ To be messed with/ The girl in the dress/ Cried the whole way home/ I should've known," it read.
"It was wrong/ Don't you think nineteen's too young/ To be played/ By your dark, twisted games/ When I loved you so," it continued. "You'll add my name to your long list of traitors who don't understand/ And I'll look back in regret I ignored what they said 'Run as fast as you can'."
On top of that, Swift has taken aim at a girl who "stole" her boyfriend in a track titled "Better Than Revenge". The person she is talking about is speculated to be Camilla Belle who was romantically linked to Joe Jonas soon after Swift broke up with him.
The song hasn't been released, but there has been buzz on the web about the lyrics. It read, "I think her ever-present frown is a little troubling/ She thinks I'm psycho because I like to rhyme her name with things." Part of the chorus even mentions that "she's an actress" with "better known for the things she does on the mattress."
If all of those rumors are true, Swift might offend some people. But, she is not worried about that, previously saying "I imagine I'll be getting a few text messages from these people once the album comes out. I have an app on my iPhone that's a voice recorder. I'll be in the middle of a conversation, and I'll literally walk away to record a bridge, a pre-chorus or half of a hook, then go right back to the conversation like nothing happened."
Beside doing interviews and treating fans with new song each week, Taylor Swift also takes the stage to promote her album. The 20-year-old singer/songwriter performed in Paris, France on Monday, October 18 to showcase her new music to live audience.
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