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As most people know, Taylor Swift is influenced by the events in her life—breakups, negative celebrities and more when it comes to songwriting so I couldn’t help but imagine how T-Swift’s songs would change if she participated in NaNoWriMo.

Here are some ideas, revised lyrics written to go along with the original songs:

“Write it Down” (Sung to Shake It Off)

I write until too late
Got everything in my brain
That's what people say, mmm-mmm
That's what people say, mmm-mmm

I come up with too many stories [chuckle]
But I can't finish 'em all
At least that's what people say, mmm-mmm
That's what people say, mmm-mmm

But I keep writing
Can't stop, won't stop typing
It's like I got this story
In my mind
Saying, "It's gonna be alright."

'Cause the writers gonna write, write, write, write
And the readers gonna read, read, read, read
Baby, I'm just gonna write, write, write, write
I write it down, I write it down
Critics gonna judge, judge, judge, judge
And the jotters gonna jot, jot, jot, jot
Baby, I'm just gonna write, write, write, write
I write it down, I write it down

I never miss a word
I'm lightning in my mind,
And that's what they don't see, mmm-mmm
that's what they don't see, mmm-mmm

I'm creating on my own (creating on my own)
I make the characters as I go (make up as I go)
And that's what they don't know, mmm-mmm
that's what they don't know, mmm-mmm

But I keep thinking,
Can't stop, won't stop creating,
It's like I got this story
In my mind
Saying, "It's gonna be alright."

'Cause the writer gonna write, write, write, write
And the readers gonna read, read, read, read
Baby, I'm just gonna write, write, write, write
I write it down, I write it down
Critics gonna judge, judge, judge, judge
And the jotters gonna jot, jot, jot, jot
Baby, I'm just gonna write, write, write, write
I write it down, I write it down

Write it down, write it down,
I, I, I write it down, I write it down,
I, I, I write it write, I write it down,
I, I, I write it down, I write it down.

Hey, hey, hey
Just think while you’ve been getting down and out about the writer’s blocks of this world, you could've been reading this blog post.

My critique partner brought a new story,
She's like "Oh, my god!" but I'm just gonna write.
And to the person over there with the journal,
Won't you come on over, baby? We can write, write, write.

Yeah ohhh

'Cause the writer gonna write, write, write, write
And the readers gonna read, read, read, read (readers gonna read)
Baby, I'm just gonna write, write, write, write
I write it down, I write it down
Critics gonna judge, judge, judge, judge (critics gonna judge)
And the jotters gonna jot, jot, jot, jot
Baby, I'm just gonna write, write, write, write
I write it down, I write it down

Write it down, write it down,
I, I, I write it down, I write it down,
I, I, I write it write, I write it down,
I, I, I write it down, I write it down.

Write it down, write it down,
I, I, I write it down, I write it down,
I, I, I write it write, I write it down,
I, I, I write it down, I write it down.

I, I, I write it down, I write it down.

Write it down, write it down,
I, I, I write it down, I write it down, (you’ve got to)
I, I, I write it write, I write it down,
I, I, I write it down, I write it down.
 

“Everything Has Changed"

All I knew this morning when I woke
Is I know something now, know something now I didn't before.
And all I've seen since eighteen hours ago
Is words, characters and storyline
In the back of my mind making me feel like

I just wanna know you better, know you better, know you better now
I just wanna know you better, know you better, know you better now

I just wanna know you better, know you better, know you better now
I just wanna know you, know you, know you

'Cause all I know is you’re in my mind,
And you look like you’d make a great story,
All I know is a simple plot,
Everything has changed
All I know is you opened my mind,
You'll be mine and I'll be yours
All I know since yesterday is everything has changed

And all my writer’s block stood tall painted blue
And I'll take them down, take them down and open up the door for you

And all I feel in my stomach is butterflies
The beautiful kind, making up for lost time,
Taking flight, making me feel right like

I just wanna know you better, know you better, know you better now
I just wanna know you better, know you better, know you better now
I just wanna know you better, know you better, know you better now
I just wanna know you, know you, know you

'Cause all I know is you’re in my mind,
And you look like you’d make a great story,
All I know is a simple plot,
Everything has changed
All I know is you opened my mind,
You'll be mine and I'll be yours
All I know since yesterday is everything has changed
 

Come back and tell me why
I'm feeling like I've missed you all this time, oh, oh, oh.
And meet me here tonight
And let me know that it's not just an idea.

I just wanna know you better, know you better, know you better now
I just wanna know you, know you, know you
 

'Cause all I know is you’re in my mind,
And you look like you’d make a great story,
All I know is a simple plot,
Everything has changed
All I know is you opened my mind,
You'll be mine and I'll be yours
All I know since yesterday is everything has changed

All I know is we said, "Hello."
So dust off storylines,
All I know is writer’s block and everything has changed
All I know is a new found plot,
All my days I'll know your story,
All I know since yesterday is everything has changed.

What other songs would be a good NaNoWriMo song? What song would you like to be rewritten for a NaNoWriMo edition?

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Jessica Yang is a psych/biochem student and the blogger behind Crazy Red Pen, a book blog focused on visuals. Follow her on twitter: @crazyredpen


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Jessica Yang

Jessica Yang blogs at Crazy Red Pen, a book and design blog. She's also a psychology and biochemistry student who likes to DIY and eat food in her free time. Occasionally, she gets a little anxious without internet. Follow her on Twitter: @crazyredpen.