Watch the Interview? Did Taylor Swift Tease Her Song 'But Daddy I Love Him' Back in 2008

Taylor Swift has proven once again that she is a mastermind

Published Time: 06.06.2024 - 02:31:09 Modified Time: 06.06.2024 - 02:31:09

Taylor Swift has proven once again that she is a mastermind.

Long before Swift, 34, wrote “But Daddy I Love Him” for The Tortured Poets Department, she shared in a 2008 Popsugar interview that she told her father that same phrase during an “epic teenage tantrum.”

In the resurfaced interview, Swift talked about writing “Love Story” for her second album Fearless after an argument with her dad about a guy she was dating at the time.

“I remember screaming something like 'But daddy, I love him!' and running out and storming into my room and slamming the door,” Swift recalled in the clip. “Then I sat down on the floor and wrote this song." 

Years later, Swift sings "Now I'm running with my dress unbuttoned / Screaming 'But Daddy I love him!' “ in The Tortured Poets Department track. 

Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer​​, from celebrity news to compelling human interest stories.

When “But Daddy I Love Him” came out in A -

pril, fans speculated that the song drew inspiration from Disney’s The Little Mermaid, released in 1989, the same year Swift was born. In the film, Ariel tells King Triton, “But Daddy I love him,” when he finds her grotto and that she fell in love with a human, Prince Eric.  

Swift included “But Daddy I Love Him” on The Tortured Poets Department set for the Eras Tour when the tour resumed in Paris on May 9. Some other new tracks in the set include “So High School” and “I Can Do it With a Broken Heart.”

The PEOPLE Puzzler crossword is here! How quickly can you solve it? Play now!

The “Fortnight” singer even performed a mash-up of The Tortured Poets Department’s title track and "Now That We Don’t Talk," one of the vault tracks from 1989 (Taylor’s Version) at Estádio da Luz in Lisbon, Portugal, on Saturday, May 25.

Swift's next stop on the Eras Tour is the Scottish Gas Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland, on Friday, June 7.

Related Articles

Follow Us