Taylor Swift: Miss Americana (2020) Movie Script

This is the first one that I started
when I was 13.
And it says,
"My life, my career, my... my dream...
...my reality."
For a while, I wrote with quill and ink.
That was a phase I went through.
Like, I had a glass quill
with, like, an ink jet.
You know, my entire moral code,
as a kid and now,
is a need to be thought of as good.
That's dangerous. That's not...
That's dangerous for you.
It was all I wrote about.
It was all I wanted.
It was the complete and total...
belief system
that I subscribed to as a kid.
Do the right thing.
Do the good thing.
And obviously,
I'm not a perfect person by any stretch,
but overall, the main thing
that I always tried to be was...
like, just...
like, a good girl.
And now,
to perform the national anthem,
a multitalented performing artist
from Reading, Pennsylvania.
Please welcome Taylor Swift!
Hey, everybody.
- Um...
- Hi, Taylor.
You know,
one of my first memories of country music
was when I was six years old,
and my parents took me
to see LeAnn Rimes in concert.
I... am...
...twelve-year-old Taylor Swift!
Hey, everybody. I'm Taylor.
I'd been trained to be happy
when you get a lot of praise.
Hi, Taylor.
See, that's...
that's Sony Music, right there.
Sony is gonna listen to her CD today.
I had that praise of, "Taylor,
you're doing a good job at your work."
Hey, this is Taylor Swift, and thanks
for listening to Cat Country 98.1.
"You're doing a good job
at being a songwriter.
You're doing a good job
at being a musician."
Like, those pats on the head
were all I lived for.
No one's going to be watching this
'cause it's my home video, but...
right here, look at that.
Look at that. Sixty...
on the Billboard charts right there.
I was so fulfilled by approval...
that was it.
I became the person
who everyone wanted me to be.
In the middle of the night
In my dreams
You should see the things we do, baby
In the middle of the night
In my dreams
I know I'm gonna be with you
So I take my time
Baby, let the games begin
Let the games begin
Let the games begin
Baby, let the games begin
Let the games begin
Let the games begin
Are you ready for it?
My God, man.
I'm so...
Everybody was so happy watching it.
- Night.
- Good night.
- Hi.
- Good morning.
I've just been, like,
running up and down stairs,
like, moving things around,
unpacking boxes, like...
...trying not to think about you calling me
with Grammy nominations.
I know.
Well, I'm trying to get the full...
the full list.
Because right now, um, in the main...
the big categories of album,
record, song...
um, you are not nominated.
- And...
- Uh, okay, it's... it's, um...
- This is good. This is fine.
- Yeah.
And it's very similar.
Everything is like this cr...
You know, it's so weird, I said...
If... This is...
You know what? Like, this is fine.
- This is...
- Yeah.
I just need to make a better record.
Reputation is a great record.
No, I'm making...
I'm making a better record.
Well, and I should...
I'm still waiting for the pop...
you know, the pop categories.
Those should be hitting any second.
So, do you want me to call you right back
when those hit?
- Okay, I'll call you right back.
- Okay, thanks.
- Bye, now. Bye!
- Bye.
So you say
That you'll never find another...
I'm the only one of me
It sounds different
than I thought it would on the piano.
- Almost sounds sadder.
- Mm-hmm.
And I guess it's, like...
The only thing I have...
I really have minimal stuff,
but it's like...
So you say that...
And, like...
And then you say
That you'll never find another
Like me-ee-ee
Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh
Baby, that's the fun of me
- I don't know. I have no idea.
- It's cool.
- You like it?
- Yeah.
I think this is the first single.
First verse, and, like,
maybe a lower volume so you can hear
- what lyrics I'm trying to say.
- Yeah.
I know I said some bullshit
On the phone
I never leave well enough alone
And trouble's gonna follow where I go
And there's a lot of cool chicks
Out there
One of these things
Is not like the others
Like a rainbow with all of the colors
Baby doll, when it comes to a lover
I tell you
That you'll never find another
Like me-ee-ee!
- Yes!
- Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh!
- Yeah.
- I'm the only one of me
Yeah, so good.
Baby, there's just one of me
- Damn.
- Holy shit!
Oh, my God, did we just do,
like, this whole verse and chorus?
Holy shit.
up to that point is good.
You look like you might need a rest.
I don't need a rest. I'm fine.
This means it's working.
Honey! How are you? Oh, honey!
Aw, hi, honey.
There's so much pressure
going into putting new music out.
If I don't beat
everything I've done prior,
it'll be deemed as, like,
a colossal failure.
Maybe first I could talk to you
about, um, kind of new album stuff.
There's gonna be from...
from 16 to 20 songs on it...
is what I'm guessing
it's gonna end up at.
- It's a lot.
- Let's get it done.
That's what...
that's what I was hoping for.
Everybody in music
has their own sort of...
niche specialty thing that they do...
that, you know,
sets them apart from everybody else.
my storytelling is what it is for me.
I-I... I know that,
without me writing my own songs,
I wouldn't... be here.
We can...
We can leave the Christmas...
We can leave the Christmas lights up
Till January...
There is an element
to my fan base
where we feel like we grew up together.
I'll... I'll be going through something,
write the album about it,
and then it'll come out, and...
sometimes it'll just coincide
with what they're going through.
Kind of...
Kind of like they're reading my diary.
...Close forever and ever?
And, ah, take me out
And take me home
You're my, my, my, my
This is a song I wrote yesterday,
and... it's about a girl
who's just different.
And I really like it
because it's just s-so happy.
So, this is called "Lucky You."
There's a little girl
In this little town
With a little too much heart
To go around
"Live forever
Never say never
You can do better"
That's what she says
I have to be honest with you,
this song was seriously finished
five minutes ago.
So, you know,
I usually have these things memorized,
but... I just finished it
five minutes ago, so...
Let's watch the tide chase the waves
Onto the sand
I wonder if a sad heart
Can feel the warmth of my hand
I started playing guitar
and wrote a couple songs,
and I've written 150 songs
and written every song
on this album, so...
You were a freshman
when you wrote this?
I actually came up with the concept for it
in math class my freshman year.
You know, I've had a single out now
for about a month.
There's this radio station called KZLA.
I want each and every one of you
to call 'em up...
and tell 'em you wanna hear a song
called "Tim McGraw"
by this girl named Taylor Swift.
You said the way my blue eyes shined
Put those Georgia stars to shame
That night
I said, "That's a lie..."
A 16-year-old girl released
her debut country music album
and dreamed of making it big.
Well, today that girl
is as big as it gets.
In the past year, she has taken Nashville
and country music
on an unforgettable trip around the world.
She went on
to sell more than any artist this year.
That made her
the youngest person
to write and perform
a number one country song.
I give myself, like, five seconds a day
to be like, "Yes, this is happening!"
And then the rest of the day,
I'm trying to figure out
how I'm gonna make it last.
And the Horizon Award goes to...
Taylor Swift!
The moon
Like a spotlight on the lake
- When you think happiness...
- I wanna thank God...
and my family for moving to Nashville
so that I could do this.
And the fans...
you have changed my life!
Thank you so much.
I was ridin' shotgun
With my hair undone
In the front seat of his car
He's got a one-hand feel
On the steering wheel
The other on my heart...
I was in country music,
and I was doing, like,
a very spectacle-type live show,
and I remember thinking,
"This feels like a dream.
This feels like a dream.
This feels like a dream."
...Have a song
Our song is a slamming screen door
Sneaking out late...
But when you're living
for the approval of strangers...
and that is where you derive
all of your joy and fulfillment,
one bad thing
can cause everything to crumble.
There's only one lady
that can actually make an arrival
as angelic and as beautiful as this.
Ladies and gentlemen,
give it up for Taylor Swift.
And the Moonman
for Best Female Video goes to...
Taylor Swift.
If you could see that I'm the one
Who understands you
Been here all along
So why can't you see
Thank you so much!
I always dreamed
about what it would be like
to maybe win one of these someday,
but I never actually thought
that would happen.
Uh, I sing country music,
so thank you so much
for giving me a chance
to win a VMA Award, I...
Yo, Taylor...
I-I'm really happy for you.
I'mma let you finish,
but Beyonc had one of the best videos
of all time!
One of the best videos of all time!
I was standing onstage,
and I was really excited
because I had just won the award,
and then I was really excited
because Kanye West was on the stage.
And then I, um...
then I wasn't so excited anymore.
Hey, Taylor,
are there any hard feelings towards him?
I-I don't know him,
and I-I've never met him, so...
- So, were you a fan before?
- Um...
- ...yeah.
- Oh.
- He's Kanye West.
- Mm-hmm.
Are you still a fan? I take it no?
You know, I just... I don't know him,
and I don't wanna start anything
'cause I just, you know,
I had a great night tonight.
Everyone is talking
about this Kanye West thing, aren't they?
In case you're lucky enough
to have missed it,
Kanye West interrupted a young singer
named Taylor Swift while she...
President Obama
calling Kanye West a "jackass."
I can name you ten or 15 people
that he wouldn't have gone up
and taken that mic away from.
But he did it with a 17-year-old girl
because he could.
It was so echoey in there.
At the time, I didn't know
they were booing him doing that.
I thought that they were booing me.
For someone who's built
their whole belief system
on getting people to clap for you,
the whole crowd booing...
is a pretty...
formative experience.
I walked through the door
With you
The air was cold
But something 'bout it felt
Like home somehow
And I left my scarf there
At your sister's house
And you've still got it in your drawer
Even now...
That was, like,
sort of a catalyst
for a lot of psychological...
paths that I went down.
We're singin' in the car
Gettin' lost...
And not all of them were... beneficial.
Autumn leaves fallin' down
Like pieces into place
And I can picture it...
It was all fueled
by not feeling like I belonged there.
I'm only here because I work hard
and I'm nice to people.
That magic's not here no more...
That work ethic, like...
- Thank God I had that work ethic.
- But I'm not fine at all...
Like, I can't change
what's gonna happen to me,
but I can control what I write.
Looking at it now
It all seems so simple
We were lying on your couch
I remember
- You took a Polaroid of us...
- I really just went to this place
where I was like,
"I'm gonna prove myself.
I'm gonna make sure people know
I deserve to be here."
Then discovered...
The New York Times said,
"By making pop
with almost no contemporary references,
Miss Swift is aiming
somewhere even higher,
a mode of timelessness few pop stars
even bother aspiring to."
Taylor Swift has done something
only The Beatles have done:
an album at number one for six weeks
for four consecutive albums.
One magazine headline said it best:
"Taylor Swift is the music industry."
In the clear yet, good
Are we out of the woods?
When you hit the brakes too soon?
Twenty stitches in a hospital room
When you started crying
Baby, I did too
But when the sun came up
I was lookin' at you
Remember when
You couldn't take the heat?
I walked out
I said, "I'm settin' you free"
But the monsters turned out
To be just trees
When the sun came up
I was lookin' at you
I remember
Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods?
In the clear yet, good!
That was... that was it.
My life had never been better.
Taylor Swift.
I had won Album of the Year
at the Grammys for a second time,
which I never thought was a possibility.
And I remembered thinking afterward...
"Oh, my God, that was all you wanted.
Oh, God, that was all you wanted.
That was all you focused on."
You get to the mountaintop
and you look around,
and you're like, "Oh, God. W-What now?"
I want to thank the fans
for the last ten years...
and the Recording Academy...
I-I didn't have a partner
that I climbed it with
that I could, like, high-five.
I-I didn't have anyone I could talk to
who could relate to what I was...
what... what I... you know?
I had my mom,
but... I just wondered...
"Shouldn't... shouldn't I...
shouldn't I have someone
that I could call right now?"
- Do you eat burritos?
- Yes.
- Do you?
- Of course I eat burritos.
- Some people don't.
- Who doesn't eat burritos?
Um, I didn't ever eat burritos
until, like, two years ago.
Oh, wow...
I had never tri...
I just had never tried one.
- That's the weirdest niche thing.
- Yeah.
You ever do this?
- For crunch?
- No.
That's spicy.
- Okay.
- Oh, my God.
I'm about to be 29.
Twenty-nine? I remember those days.
How do you feel about that?
I mean...
yeah, there's a part of me
that feels like I'm 57,
but there's a part of me that's like...
definitely not ready to have kids,
definitely not ready
for all this grown-up stuff.
- Yeah.
- So...
I don't think anybody's ever ready
for that stuff.
You just figure it out
when it happens.
I kind of don't really have
the luxury of...
...figuring stuff out
because my life is planned, like, in...
- like, two years ahead of time.
- Mm.
Like, literally, in two months,
they'll come to me with the dates
for the next tour.
- Right.
- They'll be like, "So...
you'll be at Foxborough Stadium,
this date, 2020,"
or whatever year, you know?
- Like, it's...
- Wow. Yeah.
So, yeah.
Ooh! You scared the shit out of me!
Here we go.
- Incoming.
- Yup.
I got it.
- Whoa. Oh.
- Oh, no!
Not the steak!
No, no, not on your forehead!
Yeah, well, I don't know. I...
Either that or the lap. I don't know.
- Oh, shit.
- This is a Rihanna shirt.
Oh, my God, it's all over me.
Want a bite? Want a bite?
She goes, "What is the panic?"
She did a better job of bracing herself
for takeoff than we did.
It is like traveling
with a pony.
But I love her.
- Oh, I know.
- But I love her.
She's... Okay, so what you're...
what you're seeing here... is...
...is exactly what Mom decided to do
when both of her kids were out
of the house.
She decided to get a third child,
like, a human-sized dog.
She's actually my cancer dog.
After I... found that out, I...
I decided to, um...
to do something I'd always wanted to do,
which was...
get a-a really big dog.
- That's good, Mom.
- Yeah. Well, that's what it is.
I'm happy that worked out for you.
I'm sor... sorry you had cancer.
I'm sorry.
That's really what it is.
She got cancer several years ago.
That has been really hard for me
because she's my favorite person.
On the third song,
where I hadn't gotten it started yet,
she goes, "Come on, Mom."
Like, into the microphone.
It woke me up from this...
this life where I used to sweat
all these things.
- Hi, Dad.
- How you doing, babe?
But, like, do you really care
if the Internet doesn't like you today
if your mom's sick from her chemo?
- She looks like you.
- Oh, she's just like you, Kitty!
You gotta be able to really prioritize
what matters to you.
For me, it's my family and my friends.
This is looking good, right now.
Would you like a glass of red wine
or white wine?
Can I get some white wine?
Oh, you got the red wine?
- Does that make me a difficult guest?
- It's for the recipe.
I'm happy to switch.
It's too adult for me,
- let's be honest.
- Yeah.
And... ah, yes.
Okay, that's dinner.
I'm gonna get some ice
for my wine. You want any?
Oh, that's fine.
That's honestly just what I wanted.
- Yeah.
- You're like... "Uh..."
- You know, Claire just had a baby.
- Mm-hmm.
And, like, I went over to see her, and...
How's she doing...
- She was just...
- ...with motherhood?
Well, she's the best 'cause she's like,
"Just so you know, this is what it is.
- You feed 'em, change 'em, they sleep.
- Yeah.
- You feed 'em, change 'em, they sleep.
- You do it all over. Yeah.
- You feed 'em." Like...
- It's just...
She's... And I was like,
"So, it's like a Tamagotchi?"
- Oh, my God.
- Like...
- Like, exactly, so...
- Yeah.
- You'd be an excellent mother.
- Thanks.
No questions.
Mmm. Mmm. This is so good.
- I'm gone for a month after this.
- Mm.
- We got three.
- Okay.
Three paps.
- Three?
- Three paps now.
Three of 'em, you say?
Well, good luck sellin' this picture.
Oh, my God!
I love you!
So, this is my front yard...
I'm highly aware of the fact that
that is not normal.
I've learned over the years...
...it's not good for me
to see pictures of myself every day
'cause I have a tendency,
and it's only happened...
a few times,
and I'm not in any way proud of it,
but I get...
I tend to get triggered by something,
whether it's a picture of me
where I feel like I looked like my tummy
was too big
or... or, like, someone said
that I looked pregnant or something,
and that'll just trigger me to just...
s-starve a little bit, just stop eating.
I thought that I was just, like,
supposed to feel like I was gonna pass out
at the end of a show
or in the middle of it.
I thought that was how it was,
and now I realize:
no, if you eat food, have energy,
get stronger,
you can do all these shows
and not feel it.
Which is...
...a really good revelation...
because I'm a lot happier with who I am,
and I'm happier with, like...
I don't...
I don't care as much if, like...
somebody points out
that I have gained weight.
It's just something
that makes my life better,
the fact that I'm, you know...
I'm a size six
instead of a size double zero.
I mean, that... that wasn't...
how my body was supposed to be.
I just didn't really...
understand that a-at the time.
I really don't think I knew it.
I would've defended it to anyone
who said, "I'm concerned about you."
I was like, "What are you talking about?
Of course I eat.
It's perfectly normal.
I just exercise a lot."
And I did exercise a lot,
but I wasn't eating.
you can't...
I just...
I don't think you know you're doing that
when you're doing it gradually.
There's always some standard of beauty
that you're not meeting.
'Cause if you're thin enough
then you don't have that ass
that everybody wants.
But if you have enough weight on you
to have an ass,
then your stomach isn't flat enough.
It's all just...
fucking impossible.
You don't ever say to yourself,
"Look, I've got an eating disorder,"
but you know you're, like,
making a list of everything you put
in your mouth that day,
and you know that's probably not right,
but then again, there's so many diet blogs
that tell you that that...
that that's what you should do.
This would cause me to go into, like,
a real shame...
like, hate spiral.
And, like, I caught myself yesterday
starting to do it, and I was like,
"Nope, we don't do that anymore.
We do not do that anymore,
because it's better to look...
to think you look fat
than to look sick.
And we don't do that anymore,
and you just...
We're just...
We're changing the channel in our brain,
and we're not...
we're not doin' that anymore.
That didn't end us up in a good place."
As your career goes like this,
the magnifying glass goes like that.
Taylor Swift could not take herself
more seriously.
I think
that there's plenty of annoying women.
I-I think that Taylor Swift,
she is annoying.
She's too good.
She's too skinny. It bothers me.
All of her model friends.
And it's just like, come on!
Lock and load, boys.
Yo, Taylor!
You fucked him, Taylor?
We've got a roundup
of the guys that Miss Swifty has
at one point been romantic with,
and there are a lot of hotties
on this list.
Holy date life.
...meet the parents?
She's going through guys like a train.
- Can we get a pan down?
- It's beautiful.
I wanted to show the legs,
'cause as I was telling you,
you're gonna walk home with more
than maybe just a trophy tonight.
I think lots of men.
I'm not gonna walk home
with any men tonight.
Watch... watch out, guys!
We give you the latest
can't-look-away twist
in one of America's
favorite celebrity feuds.
Kanye West
recently dissed Taylor
in his new song, "Famous."
The song contains a lyric
calling Taylor Swift the b-word.
I feel like me and Taylor
Might still have sex
Why? I made that bitch famous
Kanye had said all along
that he got permission. Taylor denied it.
Kim Kardashian released video
of Kanye West
secretly recording his conversation.
I mean, thanks for being,
like, so cool about it.
- Oh, thanks.
- Yeah.
Um, yeah, I really appreciate it.
Like, the heads-up is so nice.
She posted on Instagram,
"Where in the video is Kanye telling me
he was gonna call me 'that...
- biatch' in his song?"
- Yeah.
Swift writing,
"I would very much like to be excluded
from this narrative,
one that I have never asked
to be a part of, since 2009."
I don't buy the story
that she was so insulted by that one line.
I think she saw an opportunity
to be victimized here,
and she thought
everybody was gonna get on her side.
I feel like me and Taylor
Might still have sex, why?
I made that bitch famous
- God damn!
- I made that bitch famous
Hold on.
Fuck Taylor Swift!
Fuck Taylor Swift! Fuck Taylor Swift!
Fuck Taylor Swift! Fuck Taylor Swift!
When people decided I was...
wicked and evil and conniving
and not... a good person,
that was the one
that I couldn't really bounce back from
'cause my whole life was centered
around it.
was the number one trend
on Twitter worldwide.
Know how many people have to be tweeting
that they hate you for that to happen?
We're people who got
into this line of work
because we wanted people to like us,
'cause we were intrinsically insecure,
because we liked the sound
of people clapping
'cause it made us forget how much
we feel like we're not good enough.
And I've been doing this for 15 years,
and it's just, I'm tired of it.
I'm just tired of the...
...it just feels like it's
more than music now at this point.
And, just, most days, I'm like, "Okay."
But then sometimes, I'm just like...
...it just gets loud sometimes.
When people fall out of love with you,
there's nothing you can do
to make them change their mind.
They just don't love you anymore.
I just wanted to disappear.
Nobody physically saw me for a year.
And that was what I thought they wanted.
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
The reason
why that backlash hurt so much
was because that used to be all I had.
I never trust a narcissist
But they love me
So I play 'em like a violin
And I make it look oh so easy
If you've been on my case
For a long time
I felt really alone.
I felt really bitter.
I felt, you know,
sort of like a wounded animal lashing out.
Is this the end of all the endings?
My broken bones are mending
With all these nights we're spending
Up on the roof
I figured I had to reset everything.
My castle crumbled overnight
Brought a knife to a gunfight
They took the crown
But it's all right
All the liars are calling me one
Nobody's heard from me for months
Doin' better than I ever was...
I had to deconstruct
an entire belief system
for my own personal sanity.
I also was falling in love with someone
who had a really wonderfully normal,
balanced, grounded life.
And we decided together
that we wanted our relationship
to be private.
Like I'm brand-new
Call it what you want
Yeah, call it what you want to
All my flowers grew back as thorns
Windows boarded up after the storm
He built a fire just to keep me warm
And I know I make the same mistakes
Every time
Bridges burn, I never learn
At least I did one thing right
I did one thing right
I'm laughing with my lover
Making forts under covers
Trust him like a brother
Yeah, you know I did one thing right
Starry eyes sparkin' up
My darkest nights
Call it what you want
Yeah, call it what you want to
My baby's fit like a daydream
I love you.
Call it what you want
Yeah, call it what you want
Even though it was really horrible,
I was happy.
But I wasn't happy in the way
that I'd been trained to be happy.
It was happiness without...
anyone else's input.
It was just... we were happy.
You should take it
As a compliment
That I got drunk
And made fun of the way you talk
You should think about the consequence
Of your magnetic field
Being a little too strong
This ain't for the best
My reputation's never been worse
You must like me for me
I'm gonna go back
to doing my job,
and I'm gonna make a record I'm proud of.
We can't make any promises now
Can we, babe?
But you can make me a drink
Me for me
- Perfect.
- It's really cool.
This ain't for the best
But my reputation's
Never been worse, so
You must like me for me
- Can I have it again?
- Um, yeah.
- In the middle of the night
- Night
- In my dreams
- My dreams
That's when I get to be with you
You're so sweet
Time to do vocals.
What are you doing?
- I'm turning on my party shoes for vocals.
- Good.
We've never really gotten a good take
without them, have we?
We were jet-set
Bonnie and Clyde, oh, oh
Till I switched to the other side...
Like a Dylan-y kind of thing.
No surprise I turned you in, oh, oh
'Cause us traitors never win
I'm in a getaway car
And I'm losin' my...
- Think about the...
- It's uh...
I'm in a getaway car
And... and you're
- You're in the motel bar
- Where is it?
- Or, like...
- Yeah, "I'm in the getaway car.
Left you in the motel bar,
took the money..."
- "Took the money in the bag..."
- "Took the money."
"Put the money in the bag,
I stole the keys.
That was the last time you ever saw me!"
That was the last time you ever saw me
Drivin' the getaway car
We were flyin', but we'd never get far
- Don't pretend
- Don't pretend it's such a mystery
Think about the place
Where you first met me
We were ridin' in a getaway car
There were sirens
In the beat of your heart
Should've known
I'd be the first to leave
Think about the place
Where you first met me
Drivin' in a getaway car
I was cryin' in a getaway car
I was dyin' in a getaway car
Said goodbye in a getaway car
- That was awesome.
- Thank you.
- Awesome, awesome.
- Oh, my gosh.
- That was so fun!
- So much fun. So much fun.
Oh, my God.
- That was amazing.
- Yeah.
- Hi, guys!
- Yeah!
How's it goin'?
- Thank you so much for coming!
- Oh, my God!
Say hi.
- You want to... You want a hug?
- Yes.
- Yes?
- Yes!
- Aw, so nice to meet you.
- I-I can't breathe. Yeah.
You're the cutest.
Guys! Oh, my gosh.
How cute!
And I love these.
- Want to make the heart.
- Like this?
Here we go. One, two, three.
Big reputation
- Big reputation
- Yes!
You and me, we got...
- Hug, please?
- You look like a Barbie.
Of course. Oh, thanks.
I'd just like you to be a witness
for something special,
- Miss Taylor Swift.
- Oh, my God.
Uh, I'm gonna ask Miss Maybelle Marciano,
uh, to be my wife.
And I got this special token
of my love and appreciation for you.
- Love you.
- I-I love you.
Wow! Oh, my God.
Did you know that was gonna ha...?
I didn't know
that was gonna happen at all.
I was, like... you just, like...
- Thank you.
- You guys engaged now?
- This is...? This...
- Yes, it's official.
- Oh, my God. That's amazing.
- Yes.
Bye, guys. Congratulations.
- Thank you.
- Whoa!
Never find another
- 'Nother like me- ee
- Mm!
Yeah. Ooh.
- Boom.
- Never, never
- Never find another like me-ee-ee
- Ee
Oh, my God.
Like, I just want little kids
to be like, "There's no one like me."
- Like... Whoo-hoo-hoo!
- That's the... exactly.
Do you think that you wanna stay
in LA forever?
- I don't know, actually.
- Yeah.
My wife is from Detroit.
So, we talked about getting a place
to test it out.
And then fans found out,
and I had to leave.
Oh, would they...
would they just wait outside?
They would jump the gate
and, like, try to open our front door.
- And I was like, "This is not okay."
- Yeah, let's not do that. Yeah.
There's a difference between
"I connect with your lyrics"
- and "I'm going to break in."
- And "I want your blood."
Yeah. Yeah.
I had a crazy dude break into my apartment
and sleep in my bed a couple months ago.
- Oh, what?
- Didn't like it.
Well, you can have that apartment.
Oh, there it is. There's that middle.
I cannot believe you're even sick.
That's amazing.
The-There are stars
next to your... your lines.
Okay, cool.
Strike the band up, a-one, two, three
Oh, you sound fuckin' great, man.
- You sound amazing!
- Oof.
I know I tend to make it about me
I know you never get just what you see
But I will never bore you, baby
Maybe your intr...
your first line should be, like...
I know I tend to make it about me
- Mm.
- Like... you know what I mean?
About me
- Like... About me
- Okay, cool.
- Brendon, you're blowin' it!
- You sound amazing.
Like, you're making it come alive.
- Ee-ee-ee
- I know I tend to make it about me...
- There it is.
- Know you never get just what you see
But I will never bore you, baby
And there's a lot of lame guys
Out there
- Yes.
- Sick.
- Oh, my God.
- Thank you so much.
- This is ridiculous.
- That was cool.
- It sounds so fun. Like, it's so fun.
- And you're the pro-est pro of all time
for doing this.
No way.
Thank you, guys. This is so cool.
- This is, like... I mean, I'm...
- Really good track.
...and I'm also really so excited
you're down to do, like, a massive video.
- Oh, yeah. That's gonna be a biggie.
- 'Cause it's not gonna be a small one.
- Well, it's gonna be so fun.
- Um...
My idea that I had in the beginning
is, like, it starts in an apartment.
Like, you and me get in a big fight.
I storm out, and I'm, like...
And then all of a sudden, like,
I have, like, a parade happening below.
Amazing, amazing.
- And, like, whatever makes you you...
- Yeah.
...you know, it's just, like, emo kids,
dance sequences,
- La La Land, everything.
- Nailed it!
And, like, when it's like, "me-ee-ee,"
it's like, dancers, cats,
gay pride,
people in country western boots.
I start riding a unicorn, like, just...
- everything that makes me me.
- Yes!
Five, six, seven, eight.
If you were to split open my imagination,
what would come out of it?
- Oh, it's so fun.
- I'm sweating now.
- Just like me. Oh, my God.
- I got way too excited.
- Okay, guys. Oh, my God.
- I got something.
Too excited about everything.
I feel like I'm just...
This is so cool.
- Uh, should I just follow you?
- Yes.
Just a curious cat in a...
in a big world.
I really, really care about my home state,
and I know that in this...
at this point in time, like,
my home state is a huge,
hugely important part
of this midterm election.
Tennessee's US senate race
figures to be crucial
in both parties' efforts to try
to control the US Senate after this year.
Marsha Blackburn,
a self-described hard-core conservative,
proclaims her support
for President Trump often.
I know the left calls me "a wingnut"
or "a knuckle-dragging conservative."
And you know what? I say,
"That's all right. Bring it on."
One of the things that, like,
outraged me so much
is that she voted
against the reauthorization
of the Violence Against Women Act,
which tries to protect women
from stalking,
from date rape, from domestic violence.
And then, obviously,
it's a no for gay marriage,
it's a no
for them to have any rights whatsoever.
I think I'll be really upset...
if people think that Tennessee...
stands for those things.
You've been very secretive
about how you vote,
what you're voting for.
Well, I mean,
I just figure, I'm a 22-year-old singer,
and, you know, I don't know
if people really want to hear
my political views.
I think they kind of just want
to hear me sing songs
about breakups and feelings.
Part of the fabric
of being a country artist
is, "Don't force your politics on people.
Let people live their lives."
That is grilled into us.
These three women have been
the reigning queens
of pop and country music.
They're the biggest-selling female artists
of all time,
nearly 30 million records sold
and even more fans
who always used to love
their high-spirited style,
their music, and their moxie.
Well, that racy magazine cover
on the stands today
pretty much sums up
some of the names
the Dixie Chicks are being called
in America these days:
"traitors, the Dixie Sluts,
all because of one split-second comment
aimed at President Bush
right before the war with Iraq.
Their opinion is so ignorant.
They don't know
what they're talking about.
I think they are the Ditzy Twits.
These are the dumbest, dumbest bimbos,
with due respect, I have seen.
These are callow, foolish women
who deserve to be slapped around.
Throughout my whole career,
label executives
and publishers would just say,
"Don't be like the Dixie Chicks."
And... I loved the Dixie Chicks.
But a nice girl doesn't force
their opinions on people.
A nice girl smiles and waves
and says thank you.
A nice girl doesn't make people feel
uncomfortable with her views.
It's my right to vote,
but it's not my right
to tell other people what to do.
- Right there, sister.
- Yes, thank you.
- Come on. Come on. Come on!
- All right.
I was so obsessed
with not getting in trouble,
that I was like,
"I'm just not gonna do anything
that anyone could say anything about."
I'm just getting... I'm just...
I'm getting to the point where I can't...
listen to people telling me,
"No, stay out of it.
Stay out of it."
- Yeah. Is that right? C to the A minor?
- Yeah.
Let me... just...
Can you not play for one second?
'Cause I'm trying to figure out this...
I like what I was doing,
but I can't figure out what key it was in.
It's like 4:00 a.m.,
in the middle of the night.
I would be complex
I would be cool
I would...
The field
To know I found someone to commit to
- That would be okay
- Thing to do
They put a knife in me
Behind my back
And... then they do
All right again
I'm so
I'm so sick of runnin'
- As fast
- As fast as I can
Maybe it's like,
"I'm so sick of running as fast as I can,
wondering if I'd get much further
if I were a man."
Is it, "If I was a man"? "If I was a man."
- Fine. "If I was."
- "If I was a man." "If I was a man."
"If I was a man."
If I was a man
Hey, then, I'd be the man
I'd be the man
- I actually really love that.
- Yeah.
I really like that a lot.
Do you wanna start...
Maybe if you start a vibe...
- Yeah.
- ...then this'll just write itself.
It must be so exhausting.
You must have to be thinking
about this shit all the fucking time.
You are kind of doing a constant strategy
in your head
as to how not to be shamed
for something...
- Yeah.
- ...on any given day.
But then you get accused
of being calculated
- for having a strategy.
- Mm.
- So, it's like...
- It's just a lose-lose situation.
Yeah, it's...
I mean, I'm good, but it's been, uh...
You sort of do have to twist yourself
into a pretzel
- on an hourly basis.
- Mm. Mm-hmm.
Do you like this for a second verse?
Lyric: "They'd say I hustled,
put in the work,
instead of shake their heads
and question how much of this I deserve.
And what was I wearing,
or if I was rude.
Could all be separated from...
applauding business I could do..."
when I'd make a move..."
- That sounds...
- Let's sing a bit.
Could all be separated
From my good ideas and power moves
Yeah, I like "good ideas."
That's it.
Just more movement.
That's really cool.
- Sick.
- This is so fun to write.
We'd drink to the pen and the bottles
To the bitches and models
To the...
Like, do you know what I mean?
To the bitches and models
To the...
D-Do you know how they're like...
"D... We drink and we be poppin' bottles
to the...
We'd be poppin' bottles
to the bitches and models,
to the hoes and the..."
Do you know?
'Cause they get to call us that.
- They get to fuckin' call us that. Like...
- Yeah.
Taylor Swift the singer,
she goes to court today
against a former radio DJ
she says once groped her.
Swift says this picture
shows the moment
Mueller inappropriately grabbed her,
putting his hand up her skirt.
This had happened to me.
We told his boss.
They did an investigation.
He got fired,
then he sued me for millions of dollars,
so I countersued for one dollar.
You walk into a courtroom,
and then there's this person
sitting in a swivel chair,
staring at you
like you did something to him.
The first thing they say to you in court
is, "Why didn't you scream?
Why didn't you react quicker?
Why didn't you stand
further away from him?"
Then he has a lawyer get up
and just lie.
There were seven people
who saw him do this,
and we had a photo of it happening.
And I was so angry.
I was angry that I had to be there.
I was angry that this happens to women.
I was angry that people are paid
to antagonize victims.
I was angry
that all the details had been twisted.
You don't feel a sense of any victory
when you win...
because the process is so dehumanizing.
This is with seven witnesses and a photo.
What happens when you get raped,
and it's your word against his?
So, um, I just wanted to...
Just kind of looking back, um...
this exact day a year ago, um...
...I was, uh...
I was not playing a sold-out stadium
in Tampa,
I was... I was in a courtroom
in Denver, Colorado, um...
Honestly, I-I was there
for a sexual assault case,
t-this day, a year ago,
was the day that, um...
...uh, the day
that the jury decided in my favor
and said that they believed me.
I guess I just think about all the people
that weren't believed,
people who haven't been believed,
or the people who are afraid to s-speak up
because they think they won't be believed.
And I just...
I just wanted to say that, um...
I just wanted to say I'm sorry
to anyone who ever wasn't believed
because I don't know h... what turn
my life would have taken if somebody'd...
if people didn't believe me
when I said
that something had happened to me.
The drought was the very worst
Ah, ah
When the flowers
That we'd grown together
Died of thirst
It was months and months
Of back-and-forth
Ah, ah
You're still all over me
Like a wine-stained dress
I can't wear anymore
Hung my head as I lost the war
And the sky turned black
Like a perfect storm
The rain came pouring down
When I was drownin'
That's when I could finally breathe
And by morning
Gone was any trace of you
I think I am finally clean
I think I am finally clean
- I'm so proud of you...
- Thanks, Mom.
...for taking this shitbag of shit
they gave you.
- And you made it into this.
- Oh, my God.
I'm really proud of you.
It's okay now.
I'm good.
I-I just...
I couldn't really stop thinking about it.
And I just thought to myself,
"Next time there is any opportunity
to change anything,
you had better know what you stand for
and what you wanna say."
We are less than three weeks out
until the midterms,
and Tennessee's senate candidate
Marsha Blackburn is up in the polls.
Congratulations, I know you've got
a little momentum going.
This is the third poll in a row
that has shown you in the lead.
My team's really not happy
with me right now.
All I've talked about for the last couple
of months is the election in Tennessee.
It's not that I want to step into this.
I just...
I can't not at this point. Like...
something is different in my life,
completely and unchangeably different
since the sexual assault trial last year.
Like, and no... no man in my organization
or in my family
will ever understand what that was like.
For 12 years,
we've not got involved
with politics or religion.
Yeah, but this is on the home front.
And also,
back in the presidential election,
I was in such a horrendous place
that I wasn't gonna pop my head
out of the sand for anything.
Why would you?
I mean, does Bob Hope do it?
Did Bing Crosby do it?
- Does... Does Mick Jagger do it?
- Honey, what the hell? Come on!
- What I'm saying is...
- Bob Hope and Bing Crosby?
First of all,
these aren't your dad's celebrities,
and these aren't your dad's Republicans.
Imagine if we came to you
and said, "Hey, we've got this idea
that we could halve the number of people
that come to your next tour."
The other thing,
just from a security standpoint,
"Taylor Swift comes out against Trump."
I don't care if they write that!
I'm sad that I didn't two years ago,
but I can't change that.
I'm saying right now
that this is something
that I know is right,
and, you guys,
I need to be on the right side of history.
And if he doesn't win...
- ...then at least I tried.
- Taylor, here's the problem.
I just want to read you what I wrote,
and I'm gonna try to start...
I just want you to know
that this is important to me. This is...
- I totally agree with the issue,
- Have...
- but let me explain to you...
- Have you heard her?
I've read the entire thing,
and the bottom line right now:
I'm terrified.
I'm the guy that went out
and bought armored cars.
I worry for her safety
as much as anybody does.
Maybe more.
It really is a big deal to me.
She votes against...
against fair pay for women,
she votes against
the reauthorization of the...
of the Violence Against Women Act,
which is just basically protecting us
from domestic abuse
and stalking. Stalking!
She votes... She thinks that...
that if you're a gay couple
or even if you look like a gay couple,
you should be allowed to be kicked out
of a restaurant.
It's really basic human rights,
and it's right and wrong at this point,
and I can't see another commercial...
and see her disguising these policies
behind the words
"Tennessee Christian values."
Those aren't Tennessee Christian values.
I live in Tennessee. I am a Christian.
That's not what we stand for.
I need to do this. I need you to just...
Dad, I just need you to forgive me
for doing it, 'cause I'm doing it.
- Okay, so...
- I'm not gonna lie, I'm a little nervous.
- You should be.
- Ooh.
- I want to do this.
- Okay, so...
I always have to bring up everything
that could go sideways...
- everything we need to expect.
- Yeah.
- One: the president could come after you.
- Fuck that, I don't care.
If I get bad press for saying,
"Don't put a homophobic racist in office,"
then I get bad press for that.
- I really don't care.
- I would stand behind that 1,000 times.
- Me too.
- Yeah.
I think that it is so frilly
and spineless of me
to stand onstage and go,
"Happy Pride Month, you guys,"
and then not say this...
when someone's literally coming
for their neck.
- All right, cheers.
- Cheers, ladies.
- God help us all.
- Cheers to the resistance.
To the resist... Stop it.
It's gonna be okay.
Oh, my God.
Oh, it's so scary. This is the picture.
- One...
- ...two, three...
- Oh, my God. Oh, my God. Oh, my God.
- Oh, my goodness.
Taylor Swift broke her silence
on politics over the weekend,
publicly backing two Democrats
in Tennessee.
Taylor Swift is taking
her first political stand,
backing Democrat Phil Bredesen.
The superstar making it clear
to her 112 million followers on Instagram,
and the world, where she stands.
Taylor Swift's jumping
into politics. What do you say?
Let's say that I like Taylor's music
about 25% less now, okay?
The 28-year-old pop star
made her statement on Instagram.
She broke
her longstanding policy
of not talking politics...
...using her voice in a new way.
This is so out of the norm
for Taylor Swift, who...
Republicans for years have thought
that Taylor Swift
was a crypto-conservative, and she just...
It is a risky move for an entertainer
to step into politics at her age,
- at her stage in her career.
- Vote.org reporting
more registrations in the last day
since Taylor's post than in all of August.
According to vote.org on Monday,
nationwide there have been
51,308 new registrations
- in the past 24 hours.
- Whoa!
- So proud of you.
- Congratulations.
- Thank you.
- Go, Taylor.
Do you think it'll... Do you think...
I think it could, definitely.
It's your first race, so...
I really hope it actually,
actually does something.
But you know what?
Donald Trump likes my music 25% less.
I feel 200 pounds lighter.
I just feel like a... I just feel...
I've been feeling this way for months.
Perez Hilton just posted,
"Note how Republicans are attacking
Taylor Swift's intelligence
instead of her ideas.
They don't respect women enough
to debate them."
It's not not true.
- You look gorgeous.
- Thank you.
- Stunning and sexy.
- I look like a melted-down disco ball.
- I love it.
- My God, you look amazing.
- I am...
- Oh my God.
- Gorgeous.
- ...a Pop-Tart wrapper.
- Try this on that ear.
- She's got that...
You know what?
This is gonna sound ridiculous,
- but I can't move past here.
- Ooh, you got it.
You got it.
That's how this dress makes me feel.
- Oh.
- Hmm?
Can you breathe?
- I can brea... I can.
- Yeah.
- Is it easy? No.
- The other one's better.
Don't block her.
- Taylor! Taylor!
- Taylor!
To your right! On your right!
Taylor, look over to your right!
Thank you for this.
And I just wanted to make a mention
of the fact
that this award
and every single award given out tonight
were voted on by the people.
And you know what else is voted on
by the people...
...is the midterm elections
on November 6th.
Get out and vote. I love you.
Six, seven, eight.
One, two,
three, four, five, six, seven, eight.
One, two, three, four five,
six, seven, eight. Three!
Two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.
Six, seven, eight.
Yeah, I need to work on my face.
I look like I have a mean face sometimes
when I'm not trying to.
Know what I mean?
I think you might be more sensitive
than me to that.
Yeah, I have a really slappable face.
- Slappable? Ouch!
- Yeah, you just want to be like...
"What are you plotting?
What's she planning?"
I'm not meaning to look like that.
You looked confident and strong.
It's the chorus.
You got it. All right, we'll...
I'm gonna try to be more likable
on the next one.
All right, all right. Perfect.
One, two, three, four,
five, six, seven, eight. One...
I wish I didn't feel like
there's a better version of me out there.
I feel that way all the time.
You know what we call this?
This is "last rhino of the stampede,"
up here, just...
Everybody else is runnin'. Limping.
First to get eaten.
I keep looking down
because I'm afraid.
And it shows.
It's a lot to process
because we do exist in this society
where women in entertainment
are discarded in an elephant graveyard
by the time they're 35.
Two, two, three, four,
five, six, seven, eight.
Everyone's a shiny, new toy
for, like, two years.
The female artists that I know of
have reinvented themselves 20 times more
than the male artists.
They have to...
or else you're out of a job.
Constantly having to reinvent,
constantly finding new facets of yourself
that people find to be shiny.
Be new to us, be young to us,
but only in a new way
and only in the way we want.
And reinvent yourself,
but only in a way
that we find to be equally comforting
but also a challenge for you.
Live out a narrative
that we find to be interesting enough
to entertain us,
but not so crazy
that it makes us uncomfortable.
This is probably one
of my last opportunities as an artist
to grasp onto that kind of success.
I don't know, like,
as I'm reaching 30, I'm like...
"I want to work really hard...
while society is still tolerating me
being successful."
We have another result
from the Senate. Marsha Blackburn...
we were just talking about that...
Marsha Blackburn will win the Senate seat.
The Bredesen camp was very much hoping
for the "Swift lift," as they called it,
because young voter turnout spiked here
by sevenfold
from the previous midterm election,
and yet that wasn't enough.
I guess Tay Tay didn't have
that much sway-sway.
I can't believe it. I can't believe it.
I can't believe that she gets to be
the first female senator in Tennessee
and she's... she's Trump in a wig.
She represents no female interests.
She won by being a female applying
to the kind of female
males want us to be
in a horrendous... 1950s world.
So, for the next two years,
we have to build on what started here.
The first verse I want to be all about,
like, hearing the news.
You know, if you were, like,
a kid who, like, loved Beto
and thought that was the future
of Texas,
or you really thought Stacey Abrams
was gonna win
and you went door-to-door,
trying to make it happen,
and then she still gets beat...
- It didn't happen.
- And it didn't happen.
But it's like, statistically,
you know, we have, what?
Three to four million people turning 18
in the next two years before the next one?
So, it's like...
it's basically saying, like,
"Don't lose hope. Don't get..."
Yeah, your time will come
if you just hang in there.
- Yeah.
- Yeah.
Only the young
Only the young
Only the young
Can run
I have this idea...
...called "Only the Young."
Play it again.
And I know tonight
Oh, but only the young
Only the young
Only the young
Only the young
Can run
- Oh, nice.
- Only the young
That's basically saying, like, "Resist."
If you can just shift the power
in your direction by being bold enough,
then it won't be like this forever.
- Run. Break away from this.
- Yeah, yeah.
Like, you can run from fascism.
Mmkay, I have a partial verse.
- Yeah?
- Yeah.
It keeps me awake
The look on your face
The moment you heard the news
Frozen in time and screaming inside
You did all that you could do
The game was rigged
The ref got tricked
The wrong ones think they're right
And you were outnumbered
- Ooh.
- This time
- Oh.
- But only the young
- Yes.
- Only the young
Only the young
Only the young
Can run
Like this, you know.
Only the young
Can run
So, every day now
You brace for the sound
You've only heard on TV
You go to class scared
Wondering where
The best hiding spot would be
And the big bad man
And his big bad clan
Their hands are stained with red
Oh, how quickly you forget
That only the young
Only the young
Only the young
Only the young
Can run
Can run
So run
And run
And run
I just... I feel really good
about not feeling...
muzzled anymore.
And it was my own doing.
I needed to learn a lot
before I spoke to 200 million people.
But... I've educated myself now,
and it's time to take the masking tape
off of my mouth...
like, forever.
You were really major
at midterms, honey.
Thank you.
If you have anything I can help with,
just let me know.
I think we just need to,
like, really keep talking about it
because we really do need people
to put the pressure on those senators
to pass the Equality Act.
If they are forced to vote on it
and they do vote against it publicly,
then it's really...
then we have their numbers,
you know, for next year.
just call me for anything,
'cause you do so many good things
for people.
All right, here we go. And... roll camera.
- Rolling!
- And playback!
I want to love glitter
and also stand up
for the double standards
that exist in our society.
I want to wear pink
and tell you how I feel about politics.
And I don't think that those things
have to cancel each other out.
How long have you been doing this?
About a year.
When I realized
that I really like having cute nails,
but I really can't go in public.
I will die if I get a VMA.
Well, if we win something,
you're definitely first on the list.
I will lose my shit.
You don't understand.
This is one of my favorite manis
I've ever gotten.
I appreciate it.
Give me a good review on Yelp.
I will.
- Swift Nails is the place to go.
- Yeah.
- It looks so good.
- Fuck, yeah.
And the VMA goes to...
Taylor Swift, "You Need to Calm Down."
At the end of this video,
there was a petition,
and there still is a petition...
...for the Equality Act,
which basically just says
we all deserve equal rights
under the law.
I want to thank everyone
who signed that petition
because it now has
half a million signatures, which...
...which is five times the amount
that it would need to warrant a response
from the White House.
Uh-oh, uh-oh, uh-oh, uh-oh
You need to calm down
You need to calm down
You're being too loud
You're being too loud
Like, can you just not step
On our gowns?
You need to calm down
I'm trying to be as educated as possible
on how to respect people,
on how to...
deprogram the misogyny
in my own brain.
Toss it out, reject it, and resist it.
Like, there is no such thing as a slut.
There is no such thing as a bitch.
There is no such thing as someone
who's bossy, there's just a boss.
We don't want to be condemned
for being multifaceted.
- Sorry, that was a real soapbox.
- No.
- Oh, my God, it...
- Why did I say sorry?
- You're just...
- No, it's...
because we're trained to say sorry.
Yeah, we legitimately are. We're, like...
"Sorry, was I loud...
in my own house that I bought
with the songs that I wrote...
about my own life?"
I'm ready for combat
I say I don't want that
What if I do?
There's nothing that feels better
than this moment.
It's out. It's out on iTunes.
It's out on iTunes.
Oh, my God.
It's out. It's out. It's out.
We're listening to it right now.
This is so cool. Toast to Taylor.
No one is this good and works harder.
If you're that good,
usually you don't work that hard.
- I love you guys all so much.
- We love you.
After 13 years of constantly feeling
like I was misunderstood,
knowing that everything that happened
was all gonna turn into this moment is...
fucking awesome.
I ride off all alone
I never grew up
It's getting so old
Let me hold on to you
There's this thing
people say about celebrities,
that they're frozen
at the age they got famous,
and that's kind of what happened to me.
I had a lot of growing up to do,
just trying to catch up to 29.
Just gonna go have fun.
No one out there that I know of
in the audience actively hates me.
Not get dead-faced.
- Have fun the whole time.
- Yeah.
Ready to do this?
- Ready... Totally ready.
- Ready.
May 19th, 2003.
"Oh, I tried to practice my songs,
but I completely psyched myself out
and broke down crying.
I don't know if I can do this.
I want it so bad,
but I get so scared of what might happen.
Relax, I can handle it.
I'm young. I'm talented.
They'll see it in me.
I've got to hang on."
All the king's horses
All the king's men
Couldn't put me together again
'Cause all of my enemies
Started out friends
Help me hold on to you
I've been the archer
I've been the prey
Who could ever leave me, darling?
But who could stay?
Who could stay?
Who could stay?
I wanna still have a sharp pen
and a thin skin
and an open heart.
I'm ready for combat
It keeps me awake
The look on your face
The moment you heard the news
You're screamin' inside
And frozen in time
You did all that you could do
The game was rigged
The ref got tricked
The wrong ones think they're right
You were outnumbered
This time
But only the young
Only the young
Only the young
Only the young
Can run
Can run
So run
And run and run
They aren't gonna help us
Too busy helpin' themselves
They aren't gonna change this
We gotta do it ourselves
They think that it's over
But it's just begun
Only one thing can save us
Only the young
Only the young
Only the young
Only the young
- Only the young
- Only the young
Only the young