"Look What You Made Me Do" as written by and Jack Antonoff Fred Fairbrass....
I don't like your little games
Don't like your tilted stage
The role you made me play
Of the fool, no, I don't like you
I don't like your perfect crime
How you laugh when you lie
You said the gun was mine
Isn't cool, no, I don't like you (oh!)

But I got smarter, I got harder in the nick of time
Honey, I rose up from the dead, I do it all the time
I've got a list of names and yours is in red, underlined
I check it once, then I check it twice, oh!

Ooh, look what you made me do
Look what you made me do
Look what you just made me do
Look what you just made me
Ooh, look what you made me do
Look what you made me do
Look what you just made me do
Look what you just made me do

I don't like your kingdom keys
They once belonged to me
You ask me for a place to sleep
Locked me out and threw a feast (what?)
The world moves on, another day, another drama, drama
But not for me, not for me, all I think about is karma
And then the world moves on, but one thing's for sure
Maybe I got mine, but you'll all get yours

But I got smarter, I got harder in the nick of time
Honey, I rose up from the dead, I do it all the time
I've got a list of names and yours is in red, underlined
I check it once, then I check it twice, oh!

Ooh, look what you made me do
Look what you made me do
Look what you just made me do
Look what you just made me
Ooh, look what you made me do
Look what you made me do
Look what you just made me do
Look what you just made me do

I don't trust nobody and nobody trusts me
I'll be the actress starring in your bad dreams
I don't trust nobody and nobody trusts me
I'll be the actress starring in your bad dreams
I don't trust nobody and nobody trusts me
I'll be the actress starring in your bad dreams
I don't trust nobody and nobody trusts me
I'll be the actress starring in your bad dreams
(Look what you made me do)
(Look what you made me do)
(Look what you just made me do)
"I'm sorry, the old Taylor can't come to the phone right now"
"Why?"
"Oh, 'cause she's dead!" (oh!)

Ooh, look what you made me do
Look what you made me do
Look what you just made me do
Look what you just made me
Ooh, look what you made me do
Look what you made me do
Look what you just made me do
Look what you just made me do

Ooh, look what you made me do
Look what you made me do
Look what you just made me do
Look what you just made me
Ooh, look what you made me do
Look what you made me do
Look what you just made me do
Look what you just made me do


Lyrics submitted by brian, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"Look What You Made Me Do" as written by Jack Antonoff Fred Fairbrass

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  • +2
    General CommentIs it just me, or does the chorus sound like the hook from "I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred?
    Mellow_Harsheron August 25, 2017   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationTo me, it's a bit ironic. It seems to be Taylor saying that she's changed as a result of these things that have happened (Kanye, whatever) and isn't naive anymore. But isn't it a bit naive itself to let something so trivial effect her so much?

    I really like Taylor and respect that she writes her own words, from her heart; but I find it difficult to appreciate the message as I interpret it here.
    carrie34on August 25, 2017   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI think this song talks about revenge but mainly about how rough times can turn us into smarter,tougher and stronger people.This song also talks about standing up and defending yourself even if that means you have to stand alone against the world.Finally,it's about reinventing yourself and becoming a better version of you even after the darkest situations you have to go through life.
    evridiikion September 03, 2017   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI really loved Taylor's 1989 album and I appreciate she's trying out a new style but this song is weird to me. Some parts I like, some parts I don't. It's the same with the meaning, it's about how hard times can turn you into a better person. However, it's also kind of petty. The line "The world goes on, another day another drama. Not for me, all I think about is karma," is really telling for me. It seems this new style is really only about revenge and out-doing people which really isn't the best message to send Taylor.
    Jinx123on September 08, 2017   Link
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    General CommentThis part is Taylor talking to Kanye and Kim. Talking about two crimes. The Paris robbery and the phone call where they twisted and edited their phone call to make Taylor look bad. A lot of people suspect they faked the Paris robbery to get insurance money. Maybe cops asked them if they had enemies and they mentioned Taylor, causing her to be questioned.


    I don't like your little games
    Don't like your tilted stage
    The role you made me play
    Of the fool, no, I don't like you
    I don't like your perfect crime
    How you laugh when you lie
    You said the gun was mine
    Isn't cool, no, I don't like you (oh!)


    She felt like her career and reputation were in trouble (due to the character assassination thing happening) but then she decided to embrace it, Divergent style, and let herself be killed. Only to come back harder and stronger.


    But I got smarter, I got harder in the nick of time. Honey, I rose up from the dead, I do it all the time. I've got a list of names and yours is in red, underlined. I check it once, then I check it twice, oh!


    This part is mocking Kim K. She's singing it as Kim K. I can picture Kim naked dancing in front of a mirror to the "I'm too Sexy" song. Feeling herself a little too much. When Kim told that twisted, edited phone call story about Taylor on her show I felt like she had the "Look what you made me do" attitude. The oooh and moan in the background is a shout-out to how Kim became famous. (Adult entertainment style.)


    Ooh, look what you made me do
    Look what you made me do
    Look what you just made me do
    Look what you just made me
    Ooh, look what you made me do
    Look what you made me do
    Look what you just made me do
    Look what you just made me do


    This part is about Katy Perry. Katy Perry used to be the most popular pop star, she had the kingdom keys. When Taylor's star started rising more and more, Katy couldn't stand it and tried to sabatoge her. Taylor moved on from that drama. She didn't do much about it but hint to a magazine about it. By saying Bad Blood was about a female pop star who tried to sabatoge her arena tour. That was years ago but Katy couldn't let it go. She kept bringing up Taylor and obsessing about revenge. She couldn't move on with the rest of the world. The part about the feast is about Kanye. How he called her and got into her good graces, pretending to be her friend, but then turned on her.


    I don't like your kingdom keys. They once belonged to me. You ask me for a place to sleep. Locked me out and threw a feast (what?) The world moves on, another day, another drama, drama but not for me, not for me, all I think about is karma and then the world moves on, but one thing's for sure. Maybe I got mine, but you'll all get yours.

    This is Taylor playing the part the media has written for her. They say she is a rat/snake who can't be trusted so she's saying, "Fine I can be that girl if that's who you want me to be."

    I don't trust nobody and nobody trusts me
    I'll be the actress starring in your bad dreams. I don't trust nobody and nobody trusts me. I'll be the actress starring in your bad dreams. I don't trust nobody and nobody trusts me. I'll be the actress starring in your bad dreams. I don't trust nobody and nobody trusts me. I'll be the actress starring in your bad dreams
    (Look what you made me do)
    (Look what you made me do)
    (Look what you just made me do)
    Dovie28on November 22, 2017   Link
  • -1
    My InterpretationI think this song talks about revenge but mainly about how rough times can turn us into smarter,tougher and stronger people.This song also talks about standing up and defending yourself even if that means you have to stand alone against the world.Finally,it's about reinventing yourself and becoming a better version of you even after the darkest situations you have to go through life.
    evridiikion September 03, 2017   Link

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