A lot of people who I think will relate to this song are people who are like dealing with not ever really feeling cool with themselves because other people make them feel like they don’t fit in. When one thing I learned in this whole process is that you can get everything you want in life without ever feeling like you fit in. You know, selling millions of records doesn’t make me feel cool. Like, it makes me feel proud and like, i have a lot of people on my side and i’ve worked really hard. but you know, I don’t think it’s the most important thing in life to fit in. i think it’s the most important thing in life to dance to the beat of your own drum and to look like you’re having more fun than the people who look cool.
—Taylor Swift on ‘Shake It Off’ (x)