Thug Story
Taylor Swift Lyrics


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I'm like eight foot four, blond hair to the floor
You shorties never thought I dreamed about rapping hardcore

No I ain't got a gun
No I never really been in a club
Still live with my parents
But I'm still a thug
I'm so gangsta you can find me baking cookies at night
You out clubbing, well I just baked Caramel Delights
T Swift and T Pain rappin' on the same track
It's a thug story tell me can you get with that

I had a dream last night I had high-top Nikes
I had diamonds in my mouth, and diamonds on my mic
By the time I woke I was singing "I'm on a boat"

'Cause I'm a singer turned rapper
Shorty I'm a make ya
Straight to the top, yo
Shorty I'ma take ya

You can call me T Sweezy now I'm a rap star
Hey it's a thug story now tell them who you are

Singer turned gangsta
You don't wanna fight me
Straight to the top
In my extra small white tee

T Swift and T Pain all up on the same track
It's a thug story tell now can you get with that

What! what! I knit sweaters yo!
What! what! don't test me

Hey hold on, hold on I didn't even say anything
What? I said "yo"
Yo, you guys bleeped me and I didn't even say anything
I didn't even swear




She didn't even swear
Hello? Ugh!

Overall Meaning

The opening lines of Taylor Swift's song "Thug Story" introduces the listener to a new side of the sweet innocent pop princess, as she raps about being an "eight foot four" gangster with "blond hair to the floor". She quickly dismisses the typical notions of what it means to be a thug, claiming that she doesn't have a gun, hasn't been to a club, and still lives with her parents. Taylor then goes on to assert that she's "so gangsta", that she's found baking cookies at night, while her peers are out clubbing. She makes it clear that despite being a pop singer, she's not one to shy away from rapping, and she's even "a singer turned rapper." She adopts the moniker "T Sweezy" and asserts her status as a rap star.


Taylor's collaboration with rapper T Pain on this track is somewhat unexpected but has a certain charm to it. While the raunchy thug life might not be the usual subject matter for Taylor, her playful and ironic take on it is what sets this track apart. The 'hello? Ugh!'line at the end is the final punchline to her track, as she complains to the producer about being bleeped even though she didn't swear.


Line by Line Meaning

I'm like eight foot four, blond hair to the floor
I am tall and blonde with very long hair.


You shorties never thought I dreamed about rapping hardcore
Just because I am tall and blonde, doesn't mean I couldn't have dreams about rapping hardcore.


No I ain't got a gun
I do not own a gun.


No I never really been in a club
I have never actually been to a club before.


Still live with my parents
I still live with my parents.


But I'm still a thug
But that doesn't mean I'm not a thug.


I'm so gangsta you can find me baking cookies at night
I am so gangsta that I can be found baking cookies at night.


You out clubbing, well I just baked Caramel Delights
While you are out clubbing, I am baking Caramel Delights.


T Swift and T Pain rappin' on the same track
Taylor Swift and T Pain are rapping on the same track.


It's a thug story tell me can you get with that
This is a thug story, do you like it?


I had a dream last night I had high-top Nikes
Last night in a dream, I had high-top Nikes.


I had diamonds in my mouth, and diamonds on my mic
In the dream, I also had diamonds in my mouth and on my microphone.


By the time I woke I was singing "I'm on a boat"
When I woke up from the dream, I was singing "I'm on a boat".


'Cause I'm a singer turned rapper
I am a singer who has turned into a rapper.


Shorty I'm a make ya
I'm going to make you.


Straight to the top, yo
Straight to the top.


Shorty I'ma take ya
Shorty, I am going to take you.


You can call me T Sweezy now I'm a rap star
You can refer to me as T Sweezy now that I am a rap star.


Hey it's a thug story now tell them who you are
This is a thug story, so tell everyone who you are.


Singer turned gangsta
I have turned from a singer to a gangsta.


You don't wanna fight me
You don't want to fight me.


In my extra small white tee
I am wearing an extra small white t-shirt.


T Swift and T Pain all up on the same track
Taylor Swift and T Pain are both on this track.


It's a thug story tell now can you get with that
This is a thug story, do you like it?


What! what! I knit sweaters yo!
What! What! I enjoy knitting sweaters!


What! what! don't test me
What! What! Don't test me.


Hey hold on, hold on I didn't even say anything
Hold on a minute, I didn't even say anything.


What? I said "yo"
I only said "yo".


Yo, you guys bleeped me and I didn't even say anything
You guys bleeped me, even though I didn't actually say anything bad.


I didn't even swear
I didn't use any swear words.


She didn't even swear
Taylor Swift didn't use any swear words either.


Hello? Ugh!
Hello? Ugh!




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: TAYLOR SWIFT, NASH OVERSTREET, RYAN FOLLESE, T-PAIN

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Katelyn Brown

"I'M ON A BOOOOAAT"

shorty I'm a make ya

shorty I'ma take ya

hey it's a thug story now tell them who you are
singer turned gangsta

straight to the top

t swift and t pain all up on the same track
it's a thug story tell now can you get with that

WHAT?

YUP


SHE DIDN"T EVEN SWEAR



All comments from YouTube:

Bernabelle Colima

Aye it's 2023 and Thug Story still gets me like the first time I heard it. 🤣🤣😭😭🤣🤣

Sameeknowsbest

Yep

kat

def

Allan Lalrohlua

I use to listen when I was high school ,maybe 2015/6

My Stage

And I'm discovering that this exists after so many years of being a Swiftie !!!!!!! What ?!! 😱🤯🤯

The Dealer Rat XO

Fr

Nandini Shrivas

Same

Deria Yavora Asenova

ikr

ella.is.a.swiftie.

ikr

Martha Cendejas

Petition for Taylor to make "Thugs Story (Taylor's Version)"

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