I want this song to go out in the world and not be about my critics, I want it to be about the girl who’s criticizing someone in eleventh grade because she thinks that her hair looks stupid. And that girl then goes and like cries in the bathroom because of it. These are things that we go through in every phase of our lives, starting a new job and there’s just someone who has it out for you. And I hope that maybe, you know, I had a lot of days when I would come home from school, and get in the car and my mom would try so hard to console me ‘cause someone had made fun of me or something had said something about me, or not invited me to something I was dying to go to. And she would always try to find songs that bring me out of that, and music always helped distract me from that, so I think my greatest hope is that this started out being about my life and I just want it to go out into cars, and speakers, and your phones, and become about their lives.
Taylor on what she wants the message of ‘Shake It Off’ to be. (x)

so proud to call her my idol



Ok, so anon pointed out this one was missing. So this is “Sparks Fly”, live, as recorded in 2007. Taylor planed to include this on Fearless, but for some reason it got cut off from the tracklist (maybe for “Forever and Always”, since that was added last minute?). Due to the fans love for this recording, the song ended up being included in Speak Now and it was later released as a single :)

I love love love this version and I really hope someday Taylor will include the original country demo on some kind of collectors release/greatest hits/singles collection…