The message in the song is a problem I think we all deal with on a daily basis. We live in a take down culture. People will find anything about you and twist it to where it’s weird, wrong, annoying, or strange or bad. You have to not only live your life in spite of people who don’t understand you- you have to have more fun than they do.
Two years gives you enough time to grow, and to change, and to change your priorities, change where you live, change your hair, change what you believe in, change who you hang out with, what's influencing you, what's inspiring you. And in the process of all of those changes that happened in the last two years, my music changed. I'm thinking about how this new album is a bit of a rebirth for me because it's so new, I've never really made these kinds of changes before. And having been born on December 13th of 1989... this album is called 1989.
“I think that the idea of finding another person to share your life with is the most fascinating, beautiful quest you could ever be on in life. And yes, living your dreams is so important too, and a lot of times I’ve put that before everything else. But then you get to a place where the whole time you’re living these dreams, you look beside you to say to someone, “Hey, isn’t this so much fun?” And if there’s no one there to say it to, what’s the point?” — Taylor Swift
"You and I both know there’s got to be some greater storyline for you than ‘Girl gets heart broken, was sad forever’. I think a nice one would be ‘Girl gets heart broken, was sad for a while but in her heartbreak she found freedom, friends and the ability to look back and laugh at all she’d learned. She now lives her life on her own terms and still has fantastic hair.“