"I've had to learn a pretty tough lesson in the past couple years that people can say whatever they want about at any time, and we cannot control that. The only thing we can control is our reaction to that... You can either let it get to you... or you just shake it off." - Taylor Swift
"I think it kind of takes not caring what people think about you a step further to kind of locking the fact that people don't get you. Kind of taking pride in the fact that you know you are and it honestly doesn't matter if someone else doesn't want to understand you. We go through these scenarios in so many different phrases of our lives, no matter what it is." - Taylor Swift
"I want this song to go out into the world and not be about my critics. I want it to be about the girl who's criticizing someone in 11th grade because she thinks that her hair looks stupid. And that girl then goes and cries in the bathroom because of it. These are things that we go through in every phase of our life, starting with your job, and there's just someone who has it out for you." - Taylor Swift
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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