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album: folklore


“Mad Woman”

What did you think I’d say to that?
Does a scorpion sting when fighting back?
They strike to kill and you know I will
You know I will

What do you sing on your drive home?
Do you see my face in the neighbor’s lawn?
Does she smile?
Or does she mouth “fuck you forever”?

Every time you call me crazy
I get more crazy
What about that?
And when you say I seem angry, I get more angry
And there’s nothing like a mad woman
What a shame she went mad
No one likes a mad woman
You made her like that
And you’ll poke that bear till her claws come out
And you find something to wrap your noose around
And there’s nothing like a mad woman

Now I breathe flames each time I talk
My cannons all firing at your yacht
They say “move on”
But you know I won’t
And women like hunting witches, too
Doing your dirtiest work for you
It’s obvious that wanting me dead has really brought you two together

Every time you call me crazy
I get more crazy
What about that?
And when you say I seem angry, I get more angry
And there’s nothing like a mad woman
What a shame she went mad
No one likes a mad woman
You made her like that
And you’ll poke that bear till her claws come out
And you find something to wrap your noose around
And there’s nothing like a mad woman

I’m taking my time
Taking my time
‘Cause you took everything from me
Watching you climb
Watching you climb
Over people like me
The master of spin
Has a couple side flings
Good wives always know
She should be mad
Should be scathing like me
But no one likes a mad woman
What a shame she went mad

You made her like that


Describing the themes of the whole album in an Instagram post on the 23rd of July 2020, Taylor Swift wrote about “Mad Woman”, “A misfit widow getting gleeful revenge on the town that cast her out.”


This song touches on the feud between Taylor Swift and Scooter Braun who bought Scott Borchetta’s Big Machine Label Group in 2019, including her full catalogue with the masters of her first six albums without telling her anything about it.