Taylor Swift’s ‘without all the racists’ lyrics on new song divide fans – USA TODAY


Taylor Swift’s controversial song “I Hate It Here” has fans divided over the pop star’s racial perspective and lyricism.

“My friends were playing a game where we picked a decade, that we wished we could live in instead/I’d say the 1830s but without all the racists and without marrying for the highest bid,” Swift sings.

The track from “The Tortured Poets Department: The Anthology,” a deluxe version of his album that contains 31 songs, is about his discontent and how our memories are distorted by nostalgia. This is also the first time Swift has sung about race in her music.

Taylor Swift sparks backlashLyrics of “all the racists” on the new album “Tortured Poets”

Although Swift has been outspoken on political topics such as voting rights and LGBTQ+ issues during her nearly 20-year career, she has rarely spoken or sung on the subject of race. The only exception occurred in 2020, following the murder of George Floyd by police officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis.


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