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Taylor Swift delves deeper into her heartbreak on the new re-recording of her fourth album Red.
The LP features the hit singles I Knew You Were Trouble and We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, which she wrote after her failed romance with Jake Gyllenhaal, and the expanded reissue features a bunch of outtakes from the era.
Six new tracks appear on the release, including I Bet You Think About Me, on which she sings: “You can’t help who you fall for, and you and I fell like an early spring snow. But reality crept in, you said we’re too different. You laughed at my dreams, rolled your eyes at my jokes.
“Mr. Superior Thinking, do you have all the space that you need? I don’t have to be your shrink to know that you’ll never be happy, and I bet you think about me.”
She also accuses her ex of being “scared not to be hip, scared to get old” and refers to the fact that he probably wouldn’t be too impressed to hear the song.
“I bet you think about me when you say, ‘Oh my God, she’s insane, she wrote a song about me’,” adds Taylor.
Another introspective cut, Nothing New, sees Taylor express her fears over faltering in her success, singing on the duet with Phoebe Bridgers: “They tell you while you’re young, girls, go out and have your fun. Then they hunt and slay the ones who actually do it, criticise the way you fly when you’re soaring through the sky. Shoot you down and then they sigh and say, ‘She looks like she’s been through it’. Lord, what will become of me once I’ve lost my novelty?”
Then the chorus goes: “Will you still want me when I’m nothing new?”
Message In A Bottle, Forever Winter, The Very First Night and the Ed Sheeran collaboration titled Run are also featured on the record, along with solo versions of her Little Big Town collaboration Better Man and Babe, which she gave to country duo Sugarland.
It closes with a ten-minute, extended version of the album’s fifth track All Too Well, which Taylor will perform on Saturday Night Live this week.