Taylor Swift’s Songs That Have the Most to Do With Her Life

Countdown to ‘Midnights’: What we know about Taylor Swift’s new album

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Nov 3, 2017 at 12:22 PMNov 3, 2017 at 12:22 PM

In the four decades since Taylor Swift released her first albums, a bevy of musicians have tackled her material. And over the same time period, she has been the subject of endless speculation. In 2009, the singer released her first, self-titled album at age 17. The songs she wrote then have found room in her songs in the intervening years, but she hasn’t always received enough credit.

In the four decades since Taylor Swift released her first albums, a bevy of musicians have tackled her material. And over the same time period, she has been the subject of endless speculation.

In 2009, the singer released her first, self-titled album at age 17. The songs she wrote then have found room in her songs in the intervening years, but she hasn’t always received enough credit.

“I didn’t get a lot of credit because a lot of people felt like they were getting a peek behind the scenes of my life,” Swift told New York magazine last week, but did not elaborate.

The singer has been on the road since age 16, and her career has been built on a foundation of early success and self-reinvention.

Now that her latest album, “Red,” has hit stores Oct. 29, there are a few facts to work with. Here are some we know about the album so far.

The lyrics

Swift’s first four albums were made up of pop songs that could be classified as pop-punk. Her fifth, “Red,” is a more diverse album with more genres and sounds (see below).

Here are the songs that have the most to do with Swift’s life:

“Bad Blood”: Swift’s father, Rob, committed suicide when she was eight years old.

“All Too Well”: She wrote the song about being 15, learning on her own that she will never have the love of both parents.

“All Too True”: Swift was a teen in the early ’90s when she was asked by her music teacher to write a song about her own depression. She was inspired to write this song about a girl called “Beth.”

“Back To December”: She took a break from

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