"Bad Blood" as written by Taylor Swift, Johan Schuster and Max Martin....
'Cause baby now we got bad blood
You know it used to be mad love
So take a look at what you've done
'Cause baby now we got bad blood

Hey! I can't take it back, look where I'm at
We was OG like D.O.C., remember that?
My TLC was quite OD, ID my facts
Now POV of you and me, similar Iraq
I don't hate you, but I hate to critique, overrate you
These beats of a dark heart, use basslines to replace you
Take time and erase you, love don't hear no more
No, I don't fear no more
Better yet, respect ain't quite sincere no more

Oh, it's so sad to
Think about the good times
You and I

‘Cause, baby, now we've got bad blood
You know it used to be mad love
So take a look what you've done
‘Cause, baby, now we've got bad blood, hey!
Now we've got problems
And I don't think we can solve 'em
You made a really deep cut
And, baby, now we've got bad blood, hey!

Remember when you tried to write me off?
Remember when you thought I'd take a loss?
Don't you remember? You thought that I would need ya
Follow procedure, remember? Oh, wait, you got amnesia
It was my season for battle wounds
Battle scars, body bumped, bruised
Stabbed in the back; brimstone, fire jumping through
Still, all my life, I got money and power
And you gotta live with the bad blood now

Oh, it's so sad to
Think about the good times
You and I

‘Cause, baby, now we've got bad blood
You know it used to be mad love
So take a look what you've done
‘Cause, baby, now we've got bad blood, hey!
Now we've got problems
And I don't think we can solve 'em
You made a really deep cut
And, baby, now we've got bad blood, hey!

Band-Aids don't fix bullet holes
You say sorry just for show
You live like that, you live with ghosts
(You forgive, you forget, but you never let it go)
Band-Aids don't fix bullet holes
You say sorry just for show
If you live like that, you live with ghosts
If you love like that, blood runs cold

‘Cause, baby, now we've got bad blood
You know it used to be mad love
So take a look what you've done
‘Cause, baby, now we've got bad blood, hey!
Now we've got problems
And I don't think we can solve 'em
You made a really deep cut
And, baby, now we've got bad blood, hey!

‘Cause, baby, now we've got bad blood
You know it used to be mad love
So take a look what you've done
‘Cause, baby, now we've got bad blood, hey!
Now we've got problems
And I don't think we can solve 'em
You made a really deep cut
And, baby, now we've got bad blood, hey!


Lyrics submitted by iholdher, edited by singkatie

"Bad Blood" as written by Karl Johan Schuster Taylor Swift

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +5
    Song MeaningIt's about Katy Perry and how she stole some of Taylor's dancers for her Red tour.
    seeingon October 24, 2014   Link
  • +4
    General CommentWritten about a professional feud with another artist who “basically tried to sabotage [Swift’s] entire arena tour,” according to Swift, “Bad Blood” is rumored to be about Katy Perry, who may or may not have hired dancers away from Swift’s tour supporting Red. Needless to say, the song is wounded and angry (“Band aids don’t fix bullet holes/ You say sorry just for show”). The equally hard-hitting beat (which reminded me, of all things, of “Grindin’”) is going to rattle trunks.
    amirbeon October 26, 2014   Link
  • +3
    General CommentBad Blood” is a song about having a falling out with a female celebrity friend.

    As she said in her Rolling Stone interview:


    For years, I was never sure if we were friends or not. She would come up to me at awards shows and say something and walk away, and I would think, ‘Are we friends, or did she just give me the harshest insult of my life?’ Then last year, the other star crossed a line.
    She did something so horrible. I was like, ‘Oh, we’re just straight-up enemies.’ And it wasn’t even about a guy! It had to do with business. She basically tried to sabotage an entire arena tour. She tried to hire a bunch of people out from under me. And I’m surprisingly non-confrontational – you would not believe how much I hate conflict. So now I have to avoid her. It’s awkward, and I don’t like it.
    Much speculation has been made about who this song is about, with one popular theory pinning her as Katy Perry.
    amirbeon December 31, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentStar Magazine had some articles about her beef with Katy Perry, so that's how I know this.
    seeingon October 26, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti dun say that i hate Taylor, but the music video doesn't make any sense! does it?! i can't believe she came from Mine music video to this! i'm saying she used to be a lot cuter and lovely, but im afraid there is no such love and beauty in her music, she looks like a rough adult woman who would smash everything around that u can't easily approach her! we have some women like that dun we?! like Kesha and Katy Perry,... but its so hurting that we would never have any cute country girl anymore...
    RBLILon May 20, 2015   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI love t swift
    dolly3583on February 20, 2015   Link
  • -1
    General Commentsomeone thinking about Illuminati feminist mind control???! i cant believe it!!!
    RBLILon May 20, 2015   Link
  • -2
    General CommentI found articles that suggest it was written about an issue with another female celebrity (guessing Katy Perry by others suggestions). Ironic that stealing some dancers almost ruined her tour ... I thought people went to see her because of her songs not the dancers??

    Anyway this would have to be close to one of the worse songs I've heard by her. Shake It Off was bearable (well the first two or three times on the radio ... got thin when it was on at least twice an hour each day). I managed to watch a bit over a minute of her video for this song before I had to end the torture.

    I guess all artists like to push the boundaries, try new things etc. but this is one experiment I think has really failed for her (although being Number 1 on Billboard suggests that her fans don't really care about the quality anymore).
    sokornyon May 29, 2015   Link

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