Taylor Swift doesn’t need a side-hustle. She’s worked very hard over the years to become one of the most successful entertainers of all time.
She currently has an estimated net worth of $320 million. That’s a pretty nice chunk of change.
Most recently, she just finished up her stadium tour and had a Netflix special from the tour that premiered on New Year’s Eve.
However, we think T-Swift might be secretly working as a Freelance writer. And all of the evidence is in the lyrics of her songs. Read on to see what we mean.
1. Ready For It – Reputation – 2017
“Knew he was a killer
First time that I saw him
Wonder how many girls he had loved and left haunted
But if he’s a ghost then I can be a phantom
Holdin’ him for ransom
Some, some boys are tryin’ too hard
He don’t try at all though
Younger than my exes but he act like such a man, so
I see nothing better, I keep him forever
Like a vendetta-ta”
Freelancing has a way of getting a hold of you and not letting go. She talks about how her “lover” is different from all of the others. To us, this suggests she’s talking about writing.
It’s different than her job as a singer and she wants to do it long after her career as a performer is over. Is this a little loose? Maybe. It’s possible she is talking about an actual lover. Don’t worry, though. We have more evidence.
2. I Did Something Bad – Reputation – 2017
“They say I did something bad
Then why’s it feel so good?
They say I did something bad
But why’s it feel so good?
Most fun I ever had
And I’d do it over and over and over again if I could
It just felt so good, good”
We’ve written before about how everything to do with freelancing can make you feel different. It can change the way your friends and family look at you. It can change your life in good ways and bad.
To us, this series of lyrics tells us that she is definitely a writer. Freelance Writing gives us a feeling. It’s a feeling that is unlike anything else we’ve ever experienced. It feels good, it’s the most fun we’ve ever had, and we have every intention of doing it over and over again.
Need more proof? Fine!
3. Delicate – Reputation – 2017
“This ain’t for the best
My reputation’s never been worse, so
You must like me for me…
We can’t make
Any promises now, can we, babe?
But you can make me a drink…”
None of us know if we’ll be freelancing forever. So many of us use writing as a stopover in between careers or jobs. Other times, it just doesn’t work out the way we want it to.
Maybe our clients close up shop or find someone willing to work for cheap.
On the other hand, the song suggests that Taylor has an interesting romance with freelance writing. She doesn’t know how long it will last. But she knows that right now, it feels good and she’s in the right place.
4. Look What You Made Me Do – Reputation – 2017
“I don’t like your little games
Don’t like your tilted stage
The role you made me play
Of the fool, no, I don’t like you
I don’t like your perfect crime
How you laugh when you lie
You said the gun was mine
Isn’t cool, no, I don’t like you (Oh!)
But I got smarter, I got harder in the nick of time
Honey, I rose up from the dead, I do it all the time
I’ve got a list of names and yours is in red, underlined
I check it once, then I check it twice, oh!”
These lyrics clearly state her frustration with freelance writing.
As much as we love what we do for a living, it definitely has its moments where we’re angry with the state of freelancing. Or at least our place in it.
This is the kind of frustration that comes with the first dry spell of a freelance writing career. We get it. We’ve been there. But if anyone has the strength to overcome their first content famine, we’re sure it’s Tay-Tay.
5. Shake It Off – 1989 – 2014
“I never miss a beat
I’m lightning on my feet
And that’s what they don’t see, mmm-mmm
That’s what they don’t see, mmm-mmm
I’m dancing on my own (dancing on my own)
I make the moves up as I go (moves up as I go)
And that’s what they don’t know, mmm-mmm
That’s what they don’t know, mmm-mmm”
This song is about shaking off the haters. Most fans think this is likely about how Taylor shakes of the haters that are constantly prying into her personal and dating life.
But for us, these lyrics speak to us. We know a freelance writer’s words when we see them. It’s like when two IT guys from different companies randomly meet and start talking. One guy from Austin and another from Charlotte IT Solutions meet and start chatting. It will be obvious to them in just a few sentences that they work in the same field. And these lyrics do the same thing to us.
Freelancers have to roll with the punches. When we lose a client, we race to replace them. Also, this song speaks to the loneliness that can accompany the lifestyle.
To us, this is the ultimate freelance writing song and also proof that Taylor Swift is secretly a freelance writer.
To we honestly thing T-Swift is moonlighting as a freelancer?
No. Don’t be ridiculous.
But it was fun to think about and we think we did a pretty good job of showing that it’s definitely possible.
If you think there are more lyrics that could prove Taylor is getting her write on, drop them in a comment below.
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