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The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that "I Knew You Were Trouble" is one of Taylor Swift's less sunny tunes, with all of the lyrics focused on feeling terrible about being dumped by a notorious lady-killer. While the track lacks profanity and graphic adult content, lines like "I'm lying on the cold hard ground" and "I'm drowning" reveal the painful side of breakups.
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What's the story?
"I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE" is a track from the fourth full-length album, Red, by country superstar Taylor Swift. Once again, Swift sings about romantic rejection, belting out some of her strongest lines yet about a rogue ladies' man she decides to date against her better judgment.
Is it any good?
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about breakups. What can you do when you're feeling down after a romantic disappointment? Who can you talk to about your feelings?
Have you ever liked someone you knew wasn't good for you? What did you do about it? Did you learn any lessons from the experience?
Why do you think Taylor Swift is so focused on relationships? What else could she sing about?
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