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Jake Gyllenhaal’s Happy Taylor Swift Wrote A Song About Him, And Other Fairy Tales

Taylor Swift I like to write songs

In a ten hundred billion word interview in New York Magazine with Taylor Swift, the pop star hints that Jake Gyllenhaal enjoyed the fact that she wrote a song about him. Which I totally believe. Because duh. What guy wouldn’t appreciate his ex-girlfriend writing a song (or several) about their relationship. It’s like the next best thing to someone not sharing intimate details about your time together with the world.

“I heard from the guy that most of Red is about,” Swift said. “He was like, ‘I just listened to the album, and that was a really bittersweet experience for me. It was like going through a photo album.’ That was nice. Nicer than, like, the ranting, crazy e-mails I got from this one dude. It’s a lot more mature way of looking at a love that was wonderful until it was terrible, and both people got hurt from it—but one of those people happened to be a songwriter.”

While her code of chivalry stopped her from name dropping him in the lyrics, everyone knows that Red might as well be named “Jake Gyllenhaal was here!” It has their relationship just splashed all over it. And by their relationship, I mean that ONE photo we have of the two of them walking together. Seriously look up their names on Google Images and that’s the only thing that comes up. But whatever, let’s pretend the relationship was real enough to merit several songs. And let’s pretend that he appreciated her writing songs about him. And finally, while we’re playing make-believe, let’s pretend that writing songs about ex-boyfriends is considered mature behavior and not completely vindictive and selfish.

Because some people, some cynical people might look at the name dropping as an easy way to guarantee press for an album. But not me. No sirree. I just think it’s Taylor’s way of reflecting on heartbreak. If it happens to get her tons of attention or make her obscene amounts of money along the way, so be it. She’s just a girl singing songs and collecting thank yous.

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  • elle

    And that quote above is just exactly why I have such a disdain for daylor…..at least the guy keeps it private not writing songs about it or throwing it out in public to the media.

    • Jenni

      I just don’t get how she’s still pretending that she’s just sharing emotions. It’s a marketing thing. And I’ll admit a great one.

  • jmh

    She comes across as an immature, jilted teenager writing crap all over her trapper keeper about how much she hates her middle school exes, but her trapper keeper happens to be a CD.

    • Holly

      Which would be kind of adorable, if she were actually 15.

  • Lajya

    actually, i think as a woman, her songs aren’t just designed to get revenge (partly though, yes) but rather for other girls to relate to. i think it’s pretty empowering, but i guess to each their own way of thinking!

  • Kayla

    I used to love this website, but lately it’s been a constant stream of Taylor hate and I’m not into it anymore. Taylor is a fantastic song writer. She appeals to emotion, which every song writer does. If you don’t like her songs that’s fine but calling her out constantly seems like the writers on crushable have some sort of horrible jealousy thing going on. If you don’t like here music, don’t listen to it. Just like how I’m going to unlike crushable because of it’s constant Taylor hate. I would LOVE to see the writers of this website write a song half as decent as any of the songs on RED.

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  • BeanieStyles

    “…but one of those people happened to be a songwriter.” God she’s so pretentious. Yeah one’s a songwriter who’s gonna make sure you never forget your mistakes and the other is completely defenseless as they try to be mature and move on. She is a glorified bully and it’s annoying that her fans don’t see that