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Taylor Swift: I Knew You Were Trouble Meaning

Song Released: 2012

I Knew You Were Trouble Lyrics

Once upon a time, a few mistakes ago
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...


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    Oct 3rd, 2013 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...


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    Sep 2nd, 9:37pm report

    It's is about fucking harry styles.


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    Apr 10th, 2017 4:58am report

    I still don't understand the 'A new notch on your belt, is all I'll ever be' part.


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    Apr 24th, 2016 4:46pm report

    It's about a how she was in a relationship and how you should be careful when falling in love.


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    Apr 28th, 2015 4:58pm report

    I think it's just talking about relationships (I know, duh) and how you should be careful when falling in love. It's saying falling in love is dangerous and you should get to know the person better before you get too far into it. I think it's kind of like a warning.


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    Mar 16th, 2015 3:29pm report

    This song is about how a girl regrets her relationship. She describes it as a story though. She says she knew from day one they wouldnt work out. She still decided to try it. She puts all the blame on herself and hates it. She basically says that he doesnt love anyone and hes just a player, she says he doesnt care either. She hates everything she did with him, she hates him too, she wishes everything could go back to the day they met, and she would say no.


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    Jul 30th, 2014 7:45pm report

    Firstly this is about John Mayer the album came out before she even dated Harry Styles and I could list every other reason it's not about him but that'd be boring, it's not about Harry so get over it. Basically the song is about falling for someone you know you're not right for and know they're bad or dangerous or has a reputation so you should know better.


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    Jun 23rd, 2014 6:49pm report

    This song can NOT be about Harry Styles because they dated AFTER the song, nevermind the album, was released!She's talented, but she can't see into the future. Please get your facts straight before you post.


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    Oct 26th, 2013 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'


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    Aug 31st, 2013 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!


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    Jul 11th, 2013 7:37pm report

    its about harry they were together april 2012 but he cheated . the song everything has change is about him to.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    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.


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    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."


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    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.


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    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.

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