Taylor Swift: I Knew You Were Trouble Meaning
Song Released: 2012
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I Knew You Were Trouble Lyrics
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...
anonymous Oct 26th, 10:17pm report
This song has to be about Harry. The way she talks about him at the start of her video is heartbreaking because he seems like such a polite, decent guy, so maybe she just misinterpreted what he wanted in a relationship. The man in the video mildly resembles Harry with his dark hair, perfect smile, many tattoos and a love of hats. One of his tattoos was a ship on his arm and shortly after the video,Taylor accompanied Hary to get an identical tattoo in the exact same place and everything. The couple had a short fling that was never serious and they certainly weren't exclusive but Taylor still got super cut when Harry kissed Emily Ostilly (I think that's her name) in New Zealand and so Taylor called it off. I'm not entirely sure why they got back together for a couple of months but it still didn't last. What is a shame is that Harry only ever had kind things to say about Taylor whereas Taylor was extremely spiteful when she called out Harry at the VMAs. She won a moon man for IKYWT and she said that she wanted to thank the guy who inspired the song and that he knew exactly who he was, because now she has an award for it. The camera then zoomed to Harry in the audience and he staring up at the ceiling chewing his gum vigorously and you can see Paul behind him rolling his eyes at Swifts immaturity. Also when the boys were presenting an award Swift is seen saying what appears to say "shut the fuck up" while one of the lads is speaking. Taylor also said that it wasn't hard to perform a song with passion when the guy who it's about is sitting right there in the audience. This was after a performance where Harry was indeed seated in the audience. When she says in the song "when I fell hard, you took a step back" it's not surprising that Harry backed off when she fell hard after only dating for a couple of months. That's one of the easiest ways to scare off a 19 year old boy. And then she sings about how he never loved her? Well what does she expect after only dating a few months? Did she want him to get down on one knee? Harry has said himself he's not interested in settling down yet and fair enough! He's 19 and has his whole career in front of him. He has tours to go on and albums to record. And Swift is right he probably hasn't loved any of the girls he's been with, but he is teenager and he probably isn't a hopeless romantic like Swift is. So yeah I like the song but the meaning is bullshit and this girl needs to pull her head out of her arse and start writing some new material that's not about two month long 'relationships'
anonymous Oct 3rd, 10:36am report
This song is about how she first sees this guy,and all she sees is an angel.So as time passes,she starts to think that she is actually falling in love with that dude...only to find out that in the end he cheats on her and breaks her heart...and now she realises that he is trouble,and he always will be. And because she thought she was in love,it hurt her even more that she was fooled by that smile and those looks.And now she is alone in the end...
anonymous Aug 31st, 8:29pm report
John Mayer, he's dating her BFF Katy Perry. It's obvious, in one part she says: "That you never loved me or her or anyone or anything!"
So it has to be about John!
anonymous Jul 11th, 7:37pm report
its about harry they were together april 2012 but he cheated . the song everything has change is about him to.
Girlathome13 Jun 1st, 2013 6:48pm report
This song is about Harry Styles. Taylor and Harry sorta dated once quietly prior to this last time many of you are referencing. Harry told Taylor he kissed a model or somebody but not to worry and that it was all for publicity... The photos reached Taylor and she knew he was lying... She broke it off with him. They later rekindled their romance which became very public... As did their breakup.
This song is NOT about John Mayer. Dear John is about John Mayer (even though Tay herself said it wasn't -but don't forget she doesn't come out and tell us this stuff people.... She refuses to and has told us this!) if you listen to the lyrics of Dear John and I Knew You Were Trouble - it's clear they are about different people.... Clearly at two very different times in Taylor's life as well.
Do your research people BEFORE you post.
anonymous Apr 25th, 2013 4:48pm report
anonymous Apr 20th, 2013 4:54pm report
This song was definately about John Mayer, since she dated Harry Styles later on. It talks about how she fell for the assumed guy, only to end up broken and upset over the fact that she knew he was a bad boy, yet she went with him to only be cheated on. She also didn't listen to other people who told her about him. She ignored everything he did wrong because she loved him.
Basically, she went with the wrong guy and ended up on the "cold hard ground."
anonymous Apr 16th, 2013 4:16am report
I think this song is about a guy not liking you but you go for it anyways then you realize what a jerk he is and then you end up getting let down or hurt. I think this relates to the line sung in thr chorus I knew you were trouble when you walked in.
anonymous Apr 1st, 2013 4:32pm report
This was not about Harry and he did not cheat on her -.- The album was released before they even started dating.
anonymous Apr 1st, 2013 4:31pm report
This song is about her going for the wrong guy and realizing that all he did was trouble. How he made her feel and how he changed her. "And I realize the blame is on me... so shame on me now... now i'm lying on the cold hard ground, etc." those all show how she's dissapointed in herself for even getting with him in the first place.
anonymous Mar 30th, 2013 3:05pm report
basically, it's about choosing the wrong guy Yeah!
anonymous Mar 1st, 2013 3:10pm report
There's a guy that she's really attracted to,and he takes the opportunity and plays her, but then leaves. Now she's left with a broken heart, and is telling this guy that she blames herself because she knew he was going to break her heart all along. Then later in the song, she says that her biggest fear comes true and he never really loved her or anyone else, that he was only using them like a playa all along
anonymous Mar 1st, 2013 3:51am report
this song is for john mayer
anonymous Jan 21st, 2013 1:33pm report
this was long before harry styles basically the guy was bad news but a good girl like her fell hard when she fell in love with him she was crazy bout him but then realised he never loved her or anyone
anonymous Jan 20th, 2013 1:51pm report
*facepalm to all the people saying it's about Harry Styles* It is not about Harry. This song was released BEFORE they started dating. It is about her previous boyfriend. and Harry didn't cheat on Taylor. Yes, they have broken up now but not because Harry Cheated. Taylor broke up with him because she wasn't getting enough attention. Taylor Swift and Harry Styles didn't suit each other anyway. Haylor didn't work
The song is about a guy that she liked but didn't care about her. People said he would break her heart but she didn't care then when he did she fell on the 'cold hard ground' and blames herself but later in the song she realises it was him to blame.
anonymous Jan 11th, 2013 1:52am report
maybe this song is for Harry? i just don't know
anonymous Jan 5th, 2013 1:58pm report
This song was about her, falling for a guy who was trouble and getting hurt in the end. She saw all the warnings and red flags when she met him, but she disregarded that and went for it anyways. At the end, she realizes what she didn't want to believe and she regrets it. I agree with a previous anon, most girls could relate to this.
Thatoneguy Dec 28th, 2012 12:17pm report
I agree with all the other meanings. It's about being attracted and going for someone you know is kind of an ass but you don't care because you're emotionally attracted to them. When they do something to hurt you, you blame it on yourself. In the end you begin to change yourself to satisfy this person, although it never does (the reason why in the music video the guy starts kissing on other girls, it's because he has found something in them that was new and that she didn't possess.) it's a very sad song about being used and treated horribly without realizing it.
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