''Some of the things I write about on a song like ‘Blank Space’ are satire. You take your creative license and create things that are larger than life. You can write things like ‘I get drunk on jealousy, but you’ll come back each time you leave, ’cause, darling, I’m a nightmare dressed like a daydream.’ That is not my approach to relationships. But is it cool to write the narrative of a girl who’s crazy but seductive but glamorous but nuts but manipulative? That was the character I felt the media had written for me, and for a long time I felt hurt by it. I took it personally. But as time went by, I realized it was kind of hilarious.'' - Taylor Swift
''It’s interesting when you put out a song with sort of a comedic element to it. People with different senses of humor perceive it differently. You’ll have people who completely get the joke and then other people will be listening to it on the radio and thinking, "I knew it! I knew she was crazy!’. It was sort of a risk for me to even take it into the studio and play this idea for Max Martin and Shellback and say, ‘Hey, I want to write this completely satirical song about the fictionalization of my personal life, and just kind of poke fun at it.’ The fact that it ended up being a sort of shining spot on the album is really exciting for me.'' - Taylor Swift
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