Taylor Swift Changes The ‘Bed’ Line In New ‘Better Than Revenge’

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leading the release”Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)One of the hottest speculation topics among Taylor Swift Fans and observers were skeptical about whether he could change a certain line in “Better Than Revenge,” which some felt was not so old since the original recording was released in 2010. The guess was spot on: He indeed rewrote the aforementioned promise for the 2023 version.

One diss phrase that should be particularly quoted over the last 13 years was: “He’s more known for the things he does on the mattress.” In “Better Than Revenge (Taylor’s Version)” the following line was rewritten: “He was the fire moth, he was holding the matches.”

“Matches” is a less perfect rhyme than “bed” for the matching line “She’s an actress” (thought to be the real-life profession of the woman Swift wrote the song about at the time). But changed line spouse A better match for her feminist credentials as an adult, because in her later years she spoke often about how women’s dating lives, including her own, should not be judged.

While Swift didn’t give any hints about a change ahead of the new “Speak Now,” which was officially announced at midnight ET on Thursday night, the transition didn’t come as a surprise. In the weeks before its release, thousands of social media posts and even some long thoughts were devoted to whether or not to rewrite the line that many now see as anti-feminist or “slut humiliation”. While many argued that the 33-year-old Swift should offer a more progressive view of female sexuality than when she wrote the song when she was 19 or 20, others argued that the lyrics should be preserved as they were written.

Confirmation of the rewritten lyrics spread widely on Thursday afternoon as several fans received early copies of “Speak Now” and shared screenshots of the lyrics page. The Swifties’ initial reactions on social media looked like they were split in the middle, with some worried they’d have to disobey orders and pull out old Big Machine copies to enjoy their favorite as they remember it.

Rolling Stonessayist Larisa Paul took this view in part when she wrote in May: “To change the past now, or to use it to make a major feminist statement, not only feels dishonest, but also compromises the goal of consuming all of its value after it has been scattered and sold without permission. From the original recordings, the author advocated keeping the song as historically envisioned as “a pivotal point in Swift’s complex journey to understanding intersectional feminism.”

But for most Swifties, the idea that lyrics would be updated was a fait accompli. That hasn’t stopped many of them from creating memes about how devastated they are about change—but, to be fair, most of them seemed like playful statements about their commitment to nostalgia, not serious criticism. key. (Scroll down to see some of the funnier GIFs that reflect the mixed feelings of fans.)

Swift wrote a lengthy “prologue” included in the “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)” package, but doesn’t mention “Better Than Revenge” and the singer didn’t do any interviews to talk about the new release – the third. In a series of six re-records of the Big Machine catalog.

This isn’t the first time Swift has reviewed a lyric she wrote when she was younger and has been questioned later, but that will take longer. The original version of “Picture to Burn” from his 2006 self-titled debut album featured a 16-year-old song: “So go and tell your friends I’m obsessed and crazy / It’s okay, I’ll tell mine you’re gay by the way. When a pop remix was sent to the radio and the original was replaced by a deluxe version of the album, the couplet was changed to: “…it’s okay, by the way, you’d be fine with me saying it.” Avoiding the image of homophobia has made it that much simpler, even today some of Swift’s LGBTQ fans say they think the original is fine.

When it comes to “Better Than Revenge”, Swift and her tour mate Hayley Williams of Paramore have something in common. In 2018, Williams announced that she would stop performing her group’s biggest hit, “Misery Business,” because she had a line she wrote as a teenager that was called “misogynistic”: “Once you’re a whore, you’re nothing.” However, in 2022, she changed her mind and started playing the line again, even though the crowd understood it, although she avoided saying it herself.

There’s a long history of artists replacing controversial lines that were seen as insensitive – including the last one last year when both Beyonce and Lizzo re-released their summer albums with a word that refers to physical disabilities but is used sparingly as slang. Black Eyed Peas released it, and then he remembered a song with a different slang for the mentally handicapped in its title, and the revised tune became a hit. Elvis Costello announced that he would stop playing the politically ironic N-word song “Oliver’s Army” instead of continuing to sing a self-censored version, but this year he introduced a new version at a concert. Including an entirely new verse.

As Swift continues to re-record old albums, one thing is certain: In this “Taylor’s Versions,” the topic of being gay will be featured in “1989s” “Welcome to New York” in her revised catalog for the first time. Negative “Burn pictures.”

Here are some reactions from Swifties as they humorously address the stages of grief at realizing that an old favorite song has bitten the dust:

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