Whoever the subject of the No. 1 smash “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” is, the song is meant to be a stinging indictment of an ex-lover. But it lacks the mighty artistic and emotional wallop of an awesome revenge song.
If Swift plans to keep going after people, she needs to learn from such classics as Bob Dylan’s “Like A Rolling Stone,” Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain” and Blondie’s “One Way or Another.”
First, don’t reveal so much.
Nobody’s sure who Dylan’s “Miss Lonely” is. The questions surrounding “You’re So Vain” (and its stunning beauty) kept Simon’s career alive for four dec-ades. When the listeners know a song is about some thick-as-a-brick beefcake from “Twilight” or a JoBro, it’s bound to lose its mystique.
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