Discover the Meaning Behind Taylor Swift's Hit "But Daddy I Love Him" 

Fans were very interested in the sixth track, "But Daddy I Love Him," when Taylor Swift's "The Tortured Poets Department" track listing was released. As far as anyone could tell, the title was plagiarized from "The Little Mermaid." "Daddy, I love him!" Ariel yells at her tyrannical father, King Triton, as she begs to be with Prince Eric, her human love. 

"Yes, daddy, I love him." Allie (Rachel McAdams) uses a comparable remark in "The Notebook" to explain her romance with a boy from the opposite side of the tracks. 

According to Swift, "I just learned these people only raise you just to cage you." This narrator has an antagonistic relationship with everyone else right from the beginning. "They told me all of my cages were mental." 

"He was chaos, he was revelry." Swift sings of a "dutiful daughter" whose life is ruined by a man who is completely different from her. She sings about a boy who "made a rebel of a careless man's careful daughter" in her 2010 song "Mine," which describes her romantic interest. The description rings true in this song. 

The romance transforms her demure demeanor, which she describes as having "tendrils tucked into a woven braid." Now she's out there running in her "dress unbuttoned," quite different from those "Sarahs and Hannahs in their Sunday best." 

"The most insensitive individuals who claim to care about my best interests, may God have mercy on them.  Conducting solemn soliloquies that I will never see / With the hope that his touch can alter the rhythm of my heart, she sings. 

Until the very end of the song, their romance continues, and her father has come to love him as well. 

After everything is said and done, her final words are, "Scandal does funny things to pride but brings lovers closer." Nothing you say will help; in fact, it will backfire. Are you the daddy she sings about? You should check yourself in the mirror. 

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