“Mad Woman” by Taylor Swift

In “Mad Woman”, the singer tells the story of a hysterical woman who intends to fight back her critics and adversaries despite being perceived as crazy. Her use of ‘mad’ in the context of this song reveals that she is both angry, and viewed as crazy by others.

Taylor addresses the wide held view that females overreact to issues when in fact, they are only standing up for themselves and for what they believe is right. Apparently, the song is directed at her haters. These are people who have wronged her yet paint her as a lunatic for trying to get even with them. She expresses that she has exercised enough patience in the past to the point where she is now irritated and ready to attack. She notes that, it is the same people who made her evolve into this state of madness that criticize her for her defensiveness.

In the second verse, the artist makes a clear reference to how music executives, Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta wronged her. She accuses them of working closely together in the sale of her music without her due consent. She alludes to the fact that her death would give them utmost satisfaction and a huge return on the investment. The singer highlights how she felt exploited, while making it clear that this time she is not going to just forget about it and move on. She is determined to fight back even if she is labeled as crazy.

“Every time you call me crazy, I get more crazy”


“Mad Woman” is based on Swift’s reactions on dealing with her dispute with Borchetta and Braun over the ownership of her music.

“Mad Woman” Particulars

Writing of Song: Aaron Dessner together with Taylor Swift
Production of Song: A. Dessner
Album: Swift’s 7th studio album titled “Folklore”
Release: 24th July, 2020

Did Taylor release “Mad Woman” as one of Folklore’s singles?

No. Taylor’s team released three singles in support of the album. And they are as follows:

  1. Betty
  2. Cardigan
  3. Exile

Did this song chart?

Yes. It debuted within the top 50 of the Hot 100. It actually made its entry at number 47.

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