“Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)” has one big change that has left Taylor Swift fans feeling conflicted.
“Better Than Revenge” features a new lyric, as the pop star removed a line that some say was slut-shaming. The original lyric was: “She’s better known for the things that she does on the mattress.”
However, in “Taylor’s Version,” the lyric is now: “He was a moth to the flame, she was holding the matches.”
Fans were not surprised by the revision, with some wishing it had not happened.
“Better Than Revenge has the same lyrics if you just scream over her,” one user quipped.
Taylor Swift released her re-recorded album, “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version),” on July 7. (Bob Levey/TAS23/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management)
Other fans joked about Swift’s song from her debut album “Picture to Burn,” which originally featured a line that many deemed problematic.
“rest in peace Better than Revenge (Slut Shaming Version), may you go to that big studio in the sky with Picture to Burn (Homophobic Version),” a user tweeted.
Taylor Swift has three more albums to re-record, “Taylor Swift,” “1989” and “Reputation.” (Bob Levey/TAS23/Getty Images for TAS)
Swift’s new “Speak Now” album features six songs from the vault.
“I had to be ruthless with my choices, and I left behind some songs I am still unfailingly proud of now,” she explained. “Therefore, you have six From The Vault tracks! I recorded this album when I was 32 (and still growing up, now) and the memories it brought back filled me with nostalgia and appreciated. For life, for you for the fact that I get to reclaim my work. Thank you a million times, for the memories that break our fall.”
The tracks from Swift’s infamous vault features other artists including Fall Out Boy and Hayley Williams from Paramore.