Target Practice

Target Practice: Taylor Swift “I Knew You Were Trouble”

Target Practice

Welcome to Target Practice where bad popular songs of the past and present get shot. Not much to say about Taylor Swift at this moment. She is the world’s biggest pop star of now and she has a huge fanbase, me not being part of that. Her specialty is writing songs about boys, especially breaking up with them. These are her bread and fucking butter. She’s done this so much that it has become a reoccurring joke around her alongside the shocked face she makes everytime she wins an award and her horrible dancing. Today, we get to look at an example of these songs. This is I Knew You Were Trouble.

Once upon a time a few mistakes ago I was in your sights, you got me alone You found me, you found me, you found me I guess you didn’t care, and I guess I liked that And when I fell hard you took a step back Without me, without me, without me

A few mistakes? BAHAHAHAHAHA!! Get all the way the fuck outta here. The way Taylor describes this guy, he sounds like a James Dean wannabe and she likes that. This can only lead to good things. How could anything go wrong?

And he’s long gone when he’s next to me And I realize the blame is on me

Is he high or something? And you are right about the blame being on you as we’ll see.

‘Cause I knew you were trouble when you walked in So shame on me now Flew me to places I’d never been ‘Til you put me down, oh I knew you were trouble when you walked in So shame on me now Flew me to places I’d never been Now I’m lying on the cold hard ground Oh, oh, trouble, trouble, trouble Oh, oh, trouble, trouble, trouble

Ahh, now we get to the centerpiece of this record. So you knew this guy was trouble when he showed up and you still decided to pursue a relationship with him. Taylor, your decision-making skills when it comes to guys are at an all-time low. It’s like your brain cells are having a civil war where one side knows nothing good will come out of hanging with this guy while the other side is like “OMG, HE’S SO HAWT!!” The latter side is winning that war, by the way.

No apologies. He’ll never see you cry, Pretends he doesn’t know that he’s the reason why. You’re drowning, you’re drowning, you’re drowning.

You’re truly crying because you knew you fucked up. Too late to garner sympathy now. You made your bed, now sleep in it.

Now I heard you moved on from whispers on the street A new notch in your belt is all I’ll ever be And now I see, now I see, now I see

So you heard from someone else that he was no longer interested in you. That’s kinda fucked up, but you knew who you were dealing with and shrugged it off to the side because you wanted a bad boy.

He was long gone when he met me And I realize the joke is on me, yeah

Damn right. But the reality is that the joke is on everyone else because you’re rich and famous off of these sob tales.

And the saddest fear comes creeping in That you never loved me or her, or anyone, or anything, yeah

Wannabe James Dean never loved you? NAH!! What made you come to that conclusion? This the same as someone getting shot and a few minutes later, realize that they’ve been shot. No fucking shit, Sherlock. I had enough.

This song is a troubling case of over dramatization. There are women out there who are into bad boys, dudes who don’t have a care in the world. But that’s not always a good thing. Taylor Swift paints herself as an idiot who went for a guy that she knows is bad news and as a result, she got her heart broken… again. Lyrically and performance-wise, this song is melodramatic. And I can’t stand the production. It seems generic at first, but when you get to the chorus, my God. One of the worst uses of dubstep ever. Let’s just hope that if Taylor does decide to pursue a long-lasting relationship again, that she chooses the right guy because this shit has gotten old. Next Target Practice, after many months of being on the backburner, Cher Lloyd finally finds herself on the shooting range.



Too Little, Too Late-JoJo

A.D.H.D.-Kendrick Lamar (don’t forget to check out To Pimp A Butterfly, it’s a really dope album)

Oh My Darling Don’t Cry-Run The Jewels

Midnight City-M83