Taylor Swift Reveals Inspiration for New Single, 'Shake It Off'

The singer says it's all about letting negative comments roll off your back.
1:25 | 08/18/14

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Transcript for Taylor Swift Reveals Inspiration for New Single, 'Shake It Off'
This is a song that I did with Max Martin and -- We've done songs like -- -- trouble and we're never getting back together so we decided to get back together. She worked together -- I was a terrible joke. Com and basically how we -- amnesty and we decided it was our number one priority to make a song that sounded nothing like anything Max and -- had done. And sounded nothing like anything I had done. So I -- this song that the idea came up with and what I wanted to write about was the idea and that. I've had to learn a pretty tough lesson in the last couple of years that people can say whatever they want about us. At any time. But yeah now. Yeah. Yeah. Mom -- -- to say whatever they want about it at any time and we cannot control back the only thing he came to. Charles our reaction to it and I figure that we had two options you can neither are let it get to you let it change you -- -- -- better or not trust people. Or you -- meaning you can descend into insanity if you want. Option still isn't just Sheikh. Off.

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