HOW ARE PEOPLE STILL DOUBTING HER?!?!?!
Not only does Taylor write her own songs, this legend will sometimes release the footage/voice notes/texts that show her songwriting process. Here’s 20 times we got to witness that genius:
When Taylor released her old journals and we got to see the original lyrics of her Grammy-winning masterpiece, “White Horse”:
And “Never Grow Up,” which even shows some buzz words Taylor used to come up with the nostalgic track:
And the first draft of “All Too Well”:
And “Holy Ground”!
And “Blank Space,” her Grammy-nominated pop masterpiece from 1989:
When Taylor recreated the inception of “Sweeter Than Fiction,” her Golden Globe-nominated song that represented her early foray into synth pop:
When she and Jack Antonoff wrote the iconic “Getaway Car” bridge in, like, 30 seconds.
When she showed how “I Did Something Bad” started with her writing at the piano…
And same thing with “Gorgeous,” which also started at the piano with different original lyrics, and then evolved:
When she showed us how “Delicate” started with her kind of just riffing lyrics along to a beat…
Taylor showed the literal process of her finding the rhythm, proper lyrics, and flow of what would be one of her most critically acclaimed songs:
When she showed us how she wrote “King of My Heart” and then went back to rework the melody, production, and enunciation of certain lyrics:
And then when we saw Taylor and Jack make “This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things”:
And the slightly different lyrics we saw during “Call It What You Want” behind the scenes:
When she recorded herself making a wedding “slow dance” type of song, which wound up being her Grammy-nominated song, “Lover”:
When she legit filmed her writing session of “Christmas Tree Farm”:
When Taylor texted her collaborator Aaron Dessner the potential lyrics and melody to “Cardigan” the first single to her Album of the Year-winning masterpiece, Folklore.
And most recently, when she released the OG recording of “Willow,” which also featured some different original lyrics!
So yeah, in 2022, can we finally put an end to the sexist, derogatory trope that songwriting genius Taylor Swift doesn’t write her own songs? Thanks! Bye!