An Essential Gif Reaction to Taylor's "Bad Blood"

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past couple of months, you've probably already heard about Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" — a song from her new album, 1989 , that tells the story of a friendship with an unnamed female artist gone sour. You've probably also already heard that many people are hypothesizing that this unnamed female artist is none other than pop superstar Katy Perry. Gasp! According to TMZ, Perry may have caused the rift when she allegedly tried to hire a few of Swift's back-up dancers out from under her in 2013. Very interesting, indeed. So, now that 1989 is finally here and we've had a chance to listen to the song for ourselves, we have to ask: Is "Bad Blood" about Perry?

Unfortunately, I can't really answer that question because, duh, I'm not a psychic! We'll likely never know for sure. However, I can say with some certainty that I don't think we're getting the whole story here. If you ask me, whatever this woman did to Swift must've been way worse than just hiring away a few back-up dancers. Yes, this ridiculously catchy tune definitely packs a punch. Check out the full lyrics to "Bad Blood" below:


"Did you have to do this

I was thinking that you could be trusted"

"Did you have to ruin

What was shiny, now it's all rusted"

"Did you have to hit me where I'm weak

Baby I couldn't breathe"

"And rub it in so deep

Salt in the wound like you're laughing right at me"


"Oh, it's so sad to think about the good times, you and I"


"'Cause baby now we got bad blood

You know it used to be mad love"

"So take a look what you've done

'Cause baby now we got bad blood"

"Now we got problems and I don't think we can solve 'em

You made a really deep cut

And baby now we got bad blood"


"Did you think we'd be fine

Still got scars on my back from your knife"

"So don't think it's in the past

These kinds of wounds they last and they last"

"Now did you think it all through

All these things will catch up to you"

"Time can heal but this won't

So if you're come my way, just don't"


"Band-aids don't fix bullet holes, you say sorry just for show

If you live like that, you live with ghosts"

"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"

See what I mean? Ruthless. Whatever you do, don't mess with Taylor, y'all.

1989 is available in stores and on iTunes now.

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