Taylor Swift writes emotional letter to Swifties in 'Reputation' booklet: 'Here's something I've learned about people'

If the rapturous reception of Reputation by the Swiftie nation wasn't already enough of a window into their bond, Taylor Swift made sure her loyal fans knew exactly how much she appreciates them via a heartfelt letter included in hard copies of the album that dropped on Friday (Nov. 10). 

A Taylor Swift fan account shared a photo of Reputation's album booklet, which includes a note to the Swift Nation in which the singer expounded on love in all its forms.

"We think we know someone, but the truth is that we only know the version of them they have chosen to show us," Swift wrote. "We know our friend in a certain light, but we don't know them the way their lover does. Just the way their lover will never know them the same way that you do as their friend. Their mother knows them differently than their roommate, who knows them differently than their colleague. Their secret admirer looks at them and sees an elaborate sunset of brilliant color and dimension and spirit and pricelessness.

19 PHOTOS
Taylor Swift's best 2016 looks
See Gallery
Taylor Swift's best 2016 looks
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Recording artist Taylor Swift performs onstage during The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Recording artist Taylor Swift attends the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted By Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Recording artist Taylor Swift attends the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Taylor Swift attends the 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 10: Taylor Swift arrives at the 64th Annual BMI Pop Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 31: Singer Taylor Swift is seen on August 31, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by XPX/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Taylor Swift seen on the streets of Manhattan on September 7, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Taylor Swift leaves Tamarind restaurant on September 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: Taylor Swift is seen in Tribeca on September 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27: Taylor Swift is seen in the West Village on September 27, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 28: Taylor Swift is seen on September 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gardiner Anderson/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 12: Taylor Swift seen on October 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 12: Taylor Swift is seen outside 'Lovers Of Today on October 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 13: Singer Taylor Swift is seen in Soho on October 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07: Taylor Swift leaves Lourde's birthday party at ZZÃs Clam Bar on November 7, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 02: Taylor Swift presents award onstage at the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Erika Goldring/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 08: Singer Taylor Swift is seen walking in Soho on August 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 06: Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston are seen at LAX on July 06, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by starzfly/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

And yet, a stranger will pass that same person and see a faceless member of the crowd, nothing more. We may hear rumors about a person and believe those things to be true. We may one day meet that person and feel foolish for believing baseless gossip. This is the first generation that will be able to look back on their entire life story documented in pictures on the internet, and together we will all discover the after-effects of that." 

For two more columns, Swift delves into the persona we all craft around ourselves with the photos we choose to post online, and says that "despite our need to simplify and generalize absolutely everyone and everything in this life, humans are intrinsically impossible to simplify." 

She ends with the classic Swift-ian send-off: "There will be no further explanation[;] There will just be reputation."

To read Swift's Reputation opus in full, look below: 

 

Read Full Story

Sign up for Entertainment Insider by AOL to get the hottest pop culture news delivered straight to your inbox!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.