It's official: Taylor Swift did change 'misogynistic' lyrics on ‘Speak Now (Taylor's Version)'

It's official: Taylor Swift did change 'misogynistic' lyrics on ‘Speak Now (Taylor's Version)'

Fans are totally torn on whether they'll still listen!

Taylor Swift has made some changes to the lyrics of her hit song ‘Better Than Revenge’ by removing some lyrics that Taylor admits she regrets writing.

One lucky fan who snagged an early copy of the album took to Twitter to share a photo of the revised lyrics, while another user posted a short clip of the new version.

Back in 2010, when the original track was released, Taylor sang: "She's not a saint and she's not what you think / she's an actress, whoa / She's better known for the things that she does / On the mattress, whoa." 

However, in the updated version, Taylor swapped out the latter part of the verse with: "He was a moth to the flame / She was holding the matches, whoa."

Now, here's the interesting backstory: The lyric was labelled by many as 'misogynistic' at the time and has continued to cause controversy as it has long been rumoured that Taylor wrote this song about actress Camilla Belle, who dated Joe Jonas right after Taylor and Joe called it quits in 2008. 

But hold on! Taylor and Joe are now on good terms, so it seems like she's trying to make amends.

Naturally, fans had mixed reactions to the change. 

One fan expressed their disappointment under the TikTok: “It’s genuinely so out of place it feels like I’ll need to take several listens to get used to and that’s not it tbh :/ OG remains superior" 

Another fan shared on Twitter how they were torn over the new version: “I was a little annoyed about this, but then I thought about the fact that she wrote it when she was 18 & she’s now in her 30s.”

However, there were others who were thrilled with the alteration, praising Taylor for the change of heart. 

One fan tweeted: "I think that was the right call. You can't say you regret doing something and then profit off it again… Plus there really is no downside, fans who like the stolen version can still listen to that and Taylor can put something out that she is proud of!”

Of course, not everyone agrees with Taylor's decision, and that's okay. In an interview with The Guardian, Taylor hinted that she regretted making the jab, saying: "I was 18 when I wrote that.”

She added: “That's the age you are when you think someone can actually take your boyfriend. Then you grow up and realize no one can take someone from you if they don't want to leave."

Whether you’re a fan of the change or not, Taylor has stuck to her word and matured in the music realm and who can blame her?