20 Times Taylor Swift Literally Documented Herself Writing, Creating, And Producing A Song

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It's the year 2022, and people are still doubting the award-winning, record-breaking songwriting savant Taylor Swift. Couldn't be me. But yeah, yesterday, musician Damon Albarn faced backlash after he claimed Taylor doesn't write her songs in an interview with the Los Angeles Times.

Not only does Taylor write her own songs, but this legend will also sometimes release the footage / voice notes / texts that show her songwriting process. Here's 20 times we got to witness that genius:

1.When Taylor released her old journals and we got to see the original lyrics of her Grammy-winning masterpiece "White Horse":

  Taylor Swift / Via Republic Records
Taylor Swift / Via Republic Records

2.And "Never Grow Up," which even shows some buzzwords Taylor used to come up with the nostalgic track:

  Taylor Swift / Via Republic Records
Taylor Swift / Via Republic Records

3.And the first draft of "All Too Well":

4.And "Holy Ground"!

  Taylor Swift / Via Republic Records
Taylor Swift / Via Republic Records

5.When Taylor shared the voice memo of "Out of the Woods" she texted Jack Antonoff:

The song was a standout from her Grammy Album of the Year–winning 1989.

The song was a standout from her Grammy Album of the Year–winning 1989.

Grammys / Via youtube.com

6.When she released the voice memo of her creating "I Wish You Would":

7.And "Blank Space," her Grammy-nominated pop masterpiece from 1989:

8.Aaaaaand "I Know Places":

9.When Taylor recreated the inception of "Sweeter Than Fiction," her Golden Globe–nominated song that represented her early foray into synth pop:

  Golden Globes / Via youtube.com
Golden Globes / Via youtube.com

10.When she and Jack Antonoff wrote the iconic "Getaway Car" bridge in, like, 30 seconds.

11.When she showed how "I Did Something Bad" started with her writing at the piano...

  DirecTV / Via youtube.com
DirecTV / Via youtube.com

...and turned into a bass-pounding bop with inimitable background layers:

12.And same thing with "Gorgeous," which also started at the piano with different original lyrics and then evolved:

13.When she showed us how "Delicate" started with her kind of just riffing lyrics along to a beat...

  DirecTV / Via youtube.com
DirecTV / Via youtube.com

Taylor showed the literal process of her finding the rhythm, proper lyrics, and flow of what would be one of her most critically acclaimed songs:

  DirecTV / Via youtube.com
DirecTV / Via youtube.com

14.When she showed us how she wrote "King of My Heart" and then went back to rework the melody, production, and enunciation of certain lyrics:

15.And then when we saw Taylor and Jack make "This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things":

16.And the slightly different lyrics we saw during "Call It What You Want" behind the scenes:

  DirecTV / Via youtube.com
DirecTV / Via youtube.com

17.When she recorded herself making a wedding "slow dance" type of song, which wound up being her Grammy-nominated song "Lover":

You can listen to it here!

You can listen to it here!

New York Times / Via youtube.com

18.When she legit filmed her writing session of "Christmas Tree Farm":

  @TaylorSwift / Via youtube.com
@TaylorSwift / Via youtube.com

19.When Taylor texted her collaborator Aaron Dessner the potential lyrics and melody to "Cardigan," the first single to her Album of the Year–winning masterpiece Folklore.

You can listen to the actual voice memo here!

You can listen to the actual voice memo here!

@aaron_dessner / Via Twitter: @aaron_dessner

20.And most recently, when she released the OG recording of "Willow," which also featured some different original lyrics!

So yeah, in 2022, can we finally put an end to the sexist, derogatory trope that songwriting genius Taylor Swift doesn't write her own songs? Thanks! Bye!