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Taylor Swift Talks “I Knew You Were Trouble”

December 14, 2012 07:56 AM by Donna W. Martin

Taylor Swift is not a little girl anymore. And the 23-year-old X Factor guest star isn’t afraid to show her more edgy side in the new video for, “I Knew You Were Trouble,” released yesterday on MTV. Take the jump to see what Taylor had to say about her new song and the inspiration behind writing it.

Taylor has drawn inspiration for many of her songs from past experiences in her life and “I Knew You Were Trouble” wasn’t any different. According to MTV, Taylor said at the time she wrote the song, “I had just gone through an experience that made me write this song about knowing the second you see someone like, ‘Oh, this is going to be interesting. It’s going to be dangerous, but look at me going in there anyway,” she said. “I think that for me, it was the first time I ever kind of noticed that in myself, like when you are curious about something you know might be bad for you, but you know that you are going to go for it anyway because if you don’t, you’ll have greater regrets about not seeing where that would go. I think that for me it all went along with this record that was pushing boundaries,” she explained, “like the sound of this record pushes boundaries, it was writing about something I hadn’t written before.”

Swift’s new video opens with a two-minute intro where she wakes up somewhat tattered in the middle of a deserted field full of debris, which very much depicts the way it feels when a relationship comes to an end. “I think when it’s all over,” she said, “it just comes back in flashes, you know? It’s like a kaleidoscope of memories . . . it just all comes back. But he never does. I think part of me knew the second I saw him that this would happen . . . I knew his world moved too fast, and burned too bright . . . I guess I just lost my balance. I think that the worst part of it all wasn’t losing him… it was losing me.”

When asked why she thinks good girls go for bad boys, Taylor said, “I think it’s just an opposites attract kind of thing. I don’t know that all good girls are only attracted to all bad boys. I think everybody goes through phases as to what interests them,” she said. “I think in this video, my favorite thing about it is that this girl not only gets sucked into this relationship with him, but she loses who she was before [she got with him] and to her that’s the saddest part of losing him… she can’t remember who was she was before she met him.”

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  1. Bob Gordon Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Who’s the hot babe making out with Taylor’s “boyfriend” in the video?

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