Over the past decade, Taylor Swift‘s words of wisdom have helped people get over crappy breakups, find best friends and SO much more. But while the 27-year-old preaches certain things in her music, she often says things IRL that totally contradict the lyrics that so many people hold dear.
“I write songs that are like diary entries,” the “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” crooner has said in the past. But while she takes her real-life experiences and turns them into tunes that resonate with millions, we understand that there is definitely a story-telling aspect of her music. Not EVERYTHING she sings about can be taken as 100 percent fact, but there are definitely things that are pretty big contradictions to what she preaches in her everyday life.
When she used her songs as weapons
She says: "I've never thought about songwriting as a weapon."
She sings: "So go and tell your friends that I'm obsessive and crazy, that's fine I'll tell mine that you're gay."
When a guy dates Taylor Swift, they know there's a target on their backs. The 27-year-old, however, doesn't think that's the case, even though she's gotten pretty savage about her exes in her music in the past.
When she talked about crying over guys
She says: "I never wanted to be that girl crying in the bathroom."
She sings: "There in the bathroom, I try not to fall apart" / "We cry tears of mascara in the bathroom."
Taylor can't decide if crying in the bathroom is a total faux pas, or if it's acceptable in some cases. While she obviously says it's a no-go IRL, her songs often talk about crying over boys.
When she had some serious ~bad blood~
She says: "There's a special place in hell for women who don't help other women."
She sings: "Now we got problems and I don't think we can solve them."
Taylor says she doesn't like bringing other ladies down, and yet "Bad Blood" is literally all about pitting them against each other.
When she couldn't help but live for drama
She says: "Never yell. Silence speaks so much louder than screaming tantrums." / "If you're yelling you're the one who's lost control of the conversation."
She sings: "I miss screaming and fighting."
Screaming at your bae is not cute, and Taylor agrees it's better to be calm when you're fighting. But when it makes for a good song, she's a fan of doing the opposite. Cue the face palm!
When she tried to be classy
She says: "It's always good to confront the rumors in a classy way."
She sings: "She's better known for the things she does on the mattress."
Taylor Swift has had quite a few public feuds, but perhaps none was as savage as the drama that went down between her and Camila Belle. Instead of handling her problems "in a classy way" like she said in an IRL interview, she decided to call out the actress' bedroom activities because she started dating Joe Jonas.
When she talked about being obsessed with boys
She says: "They can be a part of your life but never let the guy be your life. They can live in your world, but never make the guy your world."
She sings: "Long were the nights when my days once revolved around you."
While T.Swift reflects on how she once let
John Mayer a mystery man rule her life in "Dear John," she says she would NEVER do that outside of her music. A likely story, Tay.
When she tried to be strong
She says: "To truly love is to have the courage to walk away and let the other person who wishes to be free go no matter how much it hurts."
She sings: "I don't wanna miss you like this, come back, be here...I can't help but wish you took me with you."
Tay is sometimes able to say "we are never ever getting back together" and mean it, but, like most people, occasionally has moments of desperation.