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Drama Queen

Unreleased | 2009

“Drama Queen” is one of Taylor’s numerous unreleased songs. It was co-written by her and Martin Johnson, with whom she collaborated with on several other songs before the release of Speak Now (2010). Because it is a co-write “Drama Queen” was probably scrapped from Taylor’s third album. The song appears on her Sony registry as of January 2023. The demo leaked that March.
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Background

Taylor and Martin Johnson co-wrote multiple songs; “You’ll Always Find Your Way Back Home” from the Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009) soundtrack, performed by Miley Cyrus, “Two Is Better Than One,” which features Taylor and Johnson’s band Boys Like Girls, as well as “If This Was A Movie,” one of the bonus tracks off of Speak Now.

As noted by a fan who catalogues Taylor’s unreleased tracks, “Drama Queen” first appeared on databases around June 2009, so she probably wrote the song in 2008 or early 2009: “It’s somewhat more recent than most of the others; probably a Speak Now cut. She wrote it with Martin Johnson, the lead singer of Boys Like Girls. It’s extremely rare though. I don’t think anyone has it so it’s therefore out of circulation. I don’t really know anything else about it but it was first discovered on one of her song lists in June or July 2009 I believe, so it was written sometime before that but it’s unknown exactly when.”

Lyrical Theme

“Drama Queen” is reminiscent of other fun, but bitter songs Taylor wrote as a teenager and young woman, like “Better Than Revenge,” “Permanent Marker,” or “Picture to Burn.”

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Let’s break it down
I’ll take the story from the slamming of the door
Thought it was perfect for a second
Guess you weren’t quite as sure
Maybe I’m a little hard to get
Maybe you didn’t have the patience
Let’s assess the situation

[Verse 2]
That girl was biding her time
Yeah, she was waiting on your cue
So, somehow I’m not surprised
To see her standing there with you
Maybe she’s a little overdressed
And I can see the smile you’re faking
And the deep breath you’re taking

[Pre-Chorus 1]
When you see me now
You’re not looking at her
Yeah, it’s a long way down from the bridges you burned
Might wanna sit down
I’m calling you out
Right now

[Chorus]
You’re a heartbreaker
And she’s a little drama queen
I’m a little over it
And she’s still not me
So long and back to reality
But this song’s for you and your drama queen

[Verse 2]
As I was saying
I was never quite a fan of the little games
It doesn’t take too long to see that boys like you are all the same
Maybe I’m a little less obsessed
But she’s impressed
And I should mention
She’s starving for attention

[Pre-Chorus 2]
And I can see it now
How it’s all gonna be
When she freaks out
You’ll be thinking of me
‘Cause what went down is coming back around
You’ll see

[Chorus]
‘Cause you’re a heartbreaker
And she’s a little drama queen
I’m a little over it
And she’s still not me
So long and back to reality
But this song’s for you and your drama queen

[Bridge]
Sometimes you get just what you see
Like you chose her when you could’ve had me
Everything’s a mess now
Watch her little meltdown
Wish you both success and I hope you’re happy

[Chorus]
‘Cause you’re a heartbreaker
And she’s a little drama queen
I’m a little over it
And she’s still not me
So long and back to reality
But this song’s for you and your drama

[Final Chorus]
Heartbreaker
She’s a little drama queen
I’m a little over it
And she’s still not me
So long and back to reality
But this song’s for you and your drama queen

[Outro]
Oh-oh, for you and your drama queen, oh oh oh oh
You and your drama queen
Oh-oh, baby, your drama queen

General Information
ArtistTaylor Swift
StatusUnreleased
Leaked2009
Written2007-2009
GenreCountry Pop
Length3:11
SongwritersTaylor Swift
Martin Johnson
Leaked Demo