A year after [artist id="1230523"]Kanye West[/artist] interrupted her Best Female Artist acceptance speech, [artist id="2389485"]Taylor Swift[/artist] took the stage for a surprise performance without any interference at the 2010 Video Music Awards. But while the rapper didn’t appear onstage during her set, he might have been the subject of her new song, which is from her upcoming album Speak Now.
In a simple white dress, the singer kept her performance of the new song inside the theater, as opposed to last year’s New York subway production . Moments from last year’s Kanye fiasco flashed on an old television screen before the camera panned to a darkly lit Swift. As the songstress played her steel guitar, she sang the story of an individual who has lost his path. “I guess you really did it this time/ Left yourself in your war path/ Lost your balance on a tight rope/ Lost your mind trying to get it back,” she sang.
Swift slowly began to walk away from her old-country-house set and toward the center main stage as song lyrics began to flash on the background screens. A bright sunset emerged behind her, possibly revealing that the 20-year-old has put such events behind her.
While there’s no confirmation as to whether the song is about West, phrases like “32 and still growing up now” seem to indicate as much.
It’s no surprise that Swift’s personal life seems to be the center of her new material. Earlier this year, she explained to fans that she was going to infuse her life experiences into her music, saying, “I’ve experienced a lot of things that I’ve been dying to write about and a lot of things that I wanted to say in the moment that I didn’t,” she told fans during a live chat about her album.
Rumors of a Swift performance have been circulating the Internet for days. Some reports even indicated that the singer was to be joined onstage by West, who recently apologized for last year’s fiasco (again) and revealed that he’s written a song for the pop star.
Swift was nominated for Best Female Video for her fairytale high school walkthrough clip “15,” but lost the Moonman to Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance.”
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