Taylor Swift: Better Than Revenge Meaning
Song Released: 2010
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Better Than Revenge Lyrics
Now go stand in the corner and think about what you did
Ha, time for a little revenge
The story starts when it was hot
And it was summer
And I had it all
I had him right there where I wanted him
She came along
anonymous Jun 21st, 2011 6:56pm report
She meant this song for Camilla Belle who 'stole' Joe Jonas away from her.
She mentioned in the song:
'She's just an actress'
Camilla is an actress.
'No amount of vintage dresses gives you dignity'
Camilla has a huge love for vintage dresses
'Show me how much better you are'
Refers to the song Joe Jonas wrote about his new gf being better than Taylor Swift.
'I like to rhyme her name with things'
In the background, if you listen closely, you can hear 'Camilla Gorilla'
Or atleast, thats what i think (:
anonymous Mar 27th, 2011 3:11am report
This is about Camilla Belle stealing Joe Jonas from Taylor. On a website about Camilla Belle, found on Wikipedia it used to say Camilla Belle is an actress but shes better known for the things that she does on the matress, therefore that shows taylor is talking about her. also the lyrics "c'mon show me how much better you are, is refering to Joe Jonas' song written about taylor where he says the girl he has now is so much better. the lyrics "Oh they didn't teach you that in prep school" is referring to a comment Camilla made to taylor about growing up up a christmas tree farm and how she lot where she is today because of her family being rich, where as taylor had to make it herself.
anonymous Oct 27th, 2010 10:52pm report
This song is about Camilla, the girl who stole Joe Jonas away from her. She was clearly not too happy about it, and mentions details about it throughout the song such as "She's an actress" and how it spells out "You thought I would forget" in the album. Also, it says "Now whose better" which is going back to a song Joe Jonas wrote about why Camilla was better than Taylor. Sucks for you Joe AND Camilla :)
anonymous Jun 9th, 2015 6:47pm report
Talyor (rightly)telling Camilla, I AM WAAAAY BETTER THAN YOU, BECAUSE I AM SELF-MADE AND YOU DIDN'T HAVE TO LIFT A FINGER.ALSO YOU STOLE MY BOYFRIEND.
anonymous Mar 15th, 2014 3:33am report
I am a big fan of this song and Taylor wrote it to let Joe now that she didnt forget and she mentions some lines suggesting its about Camilla and Joe. One line says "Shes better known for the things she does on the Matress"
I think this means she gets guys by her looks and her gender. Camilla obvoisly doesnt like Taylor. Taylor also talks about Camilla as a childish person because of the line "stealing ppls toys on the playground wont make you many friends" She also says "Now do you still think you know what your doing?" This is saying: See?Want to mess with me lets see where that gets,ya. This is a song that sorta threatens Camilla and Joe that shes gonna get them back. She even states "I always get the last laugh!" Well This is what I think its about
anonymous Jun 2nd, 2013 6:01pm report
This is pretty much about Camilla taking Joe away from Taylor.
In the line "She's not a saint and she's not what you think. She's an actress. She's better known for the thing that she does on the mattress." She's basically trying to tell Joe not to date her because she's a whore.
speakingwords_of_wisdom Sep 2nd, 2012 9:04am report
This song is about Camilla Belle stealing Joe Jonas away from Taylor.
The first line of this song goes: “The story starts when it was hot and it was summer.” Taylor Swift and Joe Jonas dated in the summer of 2008. Then Joe met 10,000 BC actress Camilla Belle on the set of the Jonas Bros “Lovebug” video, where Taylor was nowhere to be found. This song appears to be the Queen of Tween’s melodic stab at Belle for stealing her boyfriend - “She came along, got him alone, and let’s hear the applause/She took him faster than you could say sabotage.”
The line, “Come on, show me how much better you are,” provides further evidence that Taylor is addressing Belle in this song.
anonymous Jan 18th, 2012 1:35am report
this is one of my favorites :)
the song is about how taylor had joe jonas as a boyfriend, but then all of a sudden Camilla belle comes and steals him. taylor is showing all her anger in the song and even gives us a few hints on who the songs about, like, "but no amount of vintage dresses gives you dignity.", "she's better known for the things that she does on the mattress." and "she thinks that life is like a party and she's on the list".
i love this song because it's so honest and a little funny too :)
haha, that's what camilla gets for being her boyfriend stealer :D
anonymous Dec 19th, 2011 12:50pm report
this song is about a girl who comes along and steals your boyfriend from you and you wanting to seek revenge and teach her why that's wrong of her.
anonymous Dec 19th, 2011 12:18pm report
I understand how everyone is like, "OH, it's about Joe and Camilla."
And I don't doubt it is, but I think there's more to the song then just trying to get back at someone who stole someone else's love awwy... I think that b/c Taylor is a song writer, and has always been, that it's hard for her to deal with her feelings any other way (not trying to slam her or anything) I think that with this song she was trying to get all her anger and frustration and all her lost feelings out, so that she can move on, and it clearly hadn't worked b/c all it was make Joe upset enough to want to get back at her through another song... I LOVE this song, no matter who it's about, it has a very catchy tune and I feel that a lot of teenage girls can realte to this song as well as all Taylor's other songs... they understand what it feels like to have someone that you care very deeply for stolen away by someone who you may not like...
anonymous Nov 16th, 2011 11:40am report
When I first heard this I thought it sounded like the flip side to Misery Business by Paramore. Taylor and Hayley Williams are friends (Hayley bought Taylor some slippers with sheep on for christmas). I don't know who its about or whether Misery Business influenced it, but they're amazing to listen to one after the other
anonymous Oct 12th, 2011 10:45pm report
This song is about Camilla Belle and Joe Jonas, and how she [Cammilla] stole her away from Joe.
anonymous Aug 10th, 2011 8:59pm report
This is song is for Camilla Belle because she stole her Joe Jonas. You can know it because in the last part she says: " C'mon show me how much better you are. See you deserve some applause. Cause you're so much better" and Joe Jonas wrote a song for Camilla Belle that is in the Jonas Brother's last album (Lines, vines and traying times) whose called "Much Better". In that song Joe Jonas says: "Now I'm done with superstars, and all the tears on her guitar", and there's a Taylor's song calles "Teardrops on my guitar"(but it is not about Joe Jonas, is about a school friend called Drew, as she told in the Tru Hollywood Story's interviw for E!. The song about Joe Jonas is "Forever and allways" as she told at the Ellen Show). One day, at the June 22 concert in Tulsa, OK, Joe Jonas changed the lyrics and instead he said: "Now I'm done with COUNTRY STARS..." (you can find it on youtube)
Taylor in this song said she allways has the last word. LOVE TAYLOR AND THE JONAS BROTHERS, they are BOTH my biggest idols. I love them. :)
anonymous Aug 3rd, 2011 8:35pm report
It's either about Ashley Greene or Camilla- either way the "boy" in this scenario is definitely Joe Jonas. There is quite bold evidence though:
"Prep School"- she must be quite wealthy
"And it was summer"- the episode happened in summer.
"She's an actress"- an actress
"Better known for things that she does on the matress"- has been in a scene involving sexual activity of some kind.
"Her ever present frown"- Tends to frown
"But no amount of vintage dresses" Loves vintage dresses
I'd lean more towards Camilla.
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