I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor’s Version) [From the Vault]
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[Verse 1: Taylor Swift]
3 AM and I’m still awake, I’ll bet you’re just fine
Fast asleep in your city that’s better than mine
And the girl in your bed has a fine pedigree
And I’ll bet your friends tell you she’s better than me, huh

[Verse 2: Taylor Swift]
Well, I tried to fit in with your upper-crust circles
Yeah, they let me sit in back when we were in love
Oh, they sit around talkin’ about the meaning of life
And the book that just saved ’em that I hadn’t heard of

[Chorus: Taylor Swift & Chris Stapleton, Taylor Swift]
But now that we’re done and it’s over
I bet you couldn’t believe
When you realized I’m harder to forget than I was to leave
And I bet you think about me

[Verse 3: Taylor Swift]
You grew up in a silver-spoon gated community
Glamorous, shiny, bright Beverly Hills
I was raised on a farm, no, it wasn’t a mansion
Just livin’ room dancin’ and kitchen table bills

[Verse 4: Taylor Swift & Chris Stapleton]
But you know what they say, you can’t help who you fall for
And you and I fell like an early spring snow
But reality crept in, you said we’re too different
You laughed at my dreams, rolled your eyes at my jokes

[Chorus: Taylor Swift & Chris Stapleton, Taylor Swift]
Mr. Superior Thinkin’
Do you have all the space that you need?
I don’t have to be your shrink to know that you’ll never be happy
And I bet you think about me

[Post-Chorus: Taylor Swift, Taylor Swift & Chris Stapleton]
I bet you think about me, yes
I bet you think about me

[Bridge: Taylor Swift & Chris Stapleton, Taylor Swift]
Oh, block it all out
The voices so loud, sayin’
“Why did you let her go?”
Does it make you feel sad
That the love that you’re lookin’ for
Is the love that you had?

[Verse 5: Taylor Swift]
Now you’re out in the world, searchin’ for your soul
Scared not to be hip, scared to get old
Chasing make-believe status, last time you felt free
Was when none of that shit mattered ’cause you were with me

[Chorus: Taylor Swift & Chris Stapleton, Taylor Swift]
But now that we’re done and it’s over
I bet it’s hard to believe
But it turned out I’m harder to forget than I was to leave
And, yeah, I bet you think about me

[Post-Chorus: Taylor Swift, Taylor Swift & Chris Stapleton]
I bet you think about me, yes
I bet you think about me

[Outro: Taylor Swift, Taylor Swift & Chris Stapleton]
I bet you think about me when you’re out
At your cool indie music concerts every week
I bet you think about me in your house
With your organic shoes and your million-dollar couch
I bet you think about me when you say
“Oh my god, she’s insane, she wrote a song about me”
I bet you think about meIn “I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor’s Version) [From The Vault],” Taylor confronts her ex now that she was able to move on, knowing he still hasn’t. Using an angry and disappointed tone, Taylor places the blame on her lover for leaving because of superficial reasons, which included differences in background and upbringing.The subject of the song is possibly Jake Gyllenhaal, who Taylor dated back in 2010. Although Taylor was brought up in Pennsylvania on her family’s farm, before moving to Tennesee when she got a bit older, Jake was born to a film producer and screenwriter, with an entirely different upbringing from Taylor.The song was initially teased with the Vault track video Taylor posted in hint of the vault tracks for the re-recorded album. On October 15, 2021, Taylor secretly released a message on Apple Music, which contained a spoken 31 second track, and the fully confirmed track list. Fans noticed “I Bet You Think About Me” was labeled “explicit,” leading fans to believe the snippet from the vault is this song.In the music video, Swift portrays herself as her ex’s vision of her on his wedding day. Her ex, acted by Miles Teller, keeps seeing Swift and the color red, an indication that he is still thinking about her, even on his own wedding. As he dances with her while she’s dressed in a wedding dress, his world turns to the color red and he realizes she is not real, and that she is the embodiment of his recurrent thoughts about her. It’s interesting to point out the music video being co-written and produced by Blake Lively, one of Swift’s best friends. The music video had several easter eggs, most notably the cake, Red’s promotional ring and most importantly the iconic scarf Swift gifted the bride. One last fun fact is the bride in the video being Teller’s real-life wife, Keleigh Sperry.Swift shared in a clip sent to country radio:‘I Bet You Think About Me’ is a song I wrote with Lori McKenna, who is one of my favorite singer-songwriters ever. I’d always wanted to work with her. And I wrote this with her at her house when I was playing Foxboro Stadium on the Speak Now Tour [in June 2011]. We wanted this song to be like a comedic, tongue in cheek, funny, not caring what anyone thinks about you sort of break up song, because there are a lot of different types of heartbreak songs on Red. Some of them are very sincere, some of them are very stoic and heartbreaking and sad. We wanted this to be the moment where I was like, ‘I don’t care about anything.’ And we wanted to make people laugh with it, and we wanted it to be sort of a drinking song, and I think that that’s what it ended up being.

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