Taylor Swift May Feel Haunted by What She Didn’t Say

For those of you who didn’t buy Taylor Swift‘s Speak Now on CD, or if you only downloaded a few singles, you might’ve missed some of her best writing. In the liner notes, she says exactly what’s on her mind. And it comes down to this: don’t wait, speak now. She says that “the words you stop yourself from saying are the ones that will haunt you the longest.” And “I think you deserve to look back on your life without a chorus of resounding voices saying ‘I could’ve, but it’s too late now.'” Swift also explains how the music on this album is made up of words she didn’t say when the moment was right in front of her. That includes the beautiful boy whose heart she broke back in December, the mean man she used to be afraid of, the one who made her world very dark for a while and the one she forgives for what he said in front of the whole world. So, in clearer words, Taylor Lautner, Bob Lefsetz, John Mayer and Kanye West. I think. But like she says in the P.S. at the end, “To all the boys who inspired this album, you should’ve known.”

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