With an admittance that she now does, in fact, wear high heels, Taylor Swift began to play a song that was written over five years ago but seemingly worlds away. It was You Belong to Me, a sweet, catchy lilt a teenage Swift penned while in high school. In it, she bemoans a pretty girl who also wears short skirts and is cheer captain as she pines for an unobtainable boy.
She is singing it while on an elevated platform at Rogers Centre in front of some 50,000 screaming fans as part of her 1989 World Tour. She wore those aforementioned short skirts as part of many outfit changes, though didn’t quite don the cheerleader costume she does in the video for Shake It Off. She also speaks of love for friends over love for a boyfriend, and championing being happy with yourself over making others happy. She has certainly come a long way.
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