Girls’ Generation‘s Tiffany has revealed that her second US single, “Teach You”, was inspired by her own ill-fated romance.
“Teach You’s” music video, which features Girls’ Generation’s Hyoyeon and Sooyoung, has already racked up more than 3 million views on YouTube since its September 27 release date.
Both the lyrics and video tell the story of a woman who takes sweet revenge on her cheating boyfriend after catching him in the act.
“Didn’t your mother teach you not to play with fire? / Caught you red-handed shoulda been a better liar! / I’ll make you burn like the ashes of your cigarette / Didn’t your mother teach ya’? I’ll be the one to teach ya’” — Tiffany, “Teach You”
The retribution begins with femme fatale Tiffany going on shopping sprees with her ex’s credit cards, and it ends with him tied to a chair, about to be set on fire.
In an interview with NextShark News, Tiffany revealed that the lyrics for “Teach You” stem from her own personal experience.
“Sadly, yes. It’s about a relationship where I believed there was this instant connection and I was easily blinded by charm and sweet words just as any woman looking for love. All the hype just led to my broken heart.” — Tiffany
She explained that her bold actions in the music video reflect the powerful feelings she experiences after a breakup.
“In the end, this song shows that yes, I’m fragile, and yes, I’m sensitive and very emotional. I believe so strongly in love that when I’m heartbroken I have a bad reaction, and who knows what could happen?” — Tiffany
You can watch the “Teach You” music video here.