Monday, July 14, 2014

After 7 Years of Hating on Taylor Swift, I've Realized...

She's actually a genius.
A lyrical genius!!!!!

 
I finally came to that conclusion back in the fall, after hearing her song "Red" for the first time. The album version is good, but the CMA Award performance with Alison Kraus and Vince Gill is hauntingly beautiful. That's the version I fell in love with.
 
 
 
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Loving him was like driving a new Maserati down a dead-end street
Faster than the wind
Passionate as sin, ending so suddenly
Loving him was like tryin' to change your mind
Once you’re already flyin' through the free fall
Like the colors in autumn
So bright just before they lose it all

Losing him was blue like I’ve never known
Missing him was dark grey all alone
Forgetting him was like tryin' to know somebody you've never met
But loving him was red

Touching him was like realizing all you ever wanted was right there in front of you
Memorizing him was as easy as knowing all the words to your old favorite song
Fighting with him was like trying to solve a crossword and realizing there’s no right answer
Regretting him was like wishing you never found out that love could be that strong
 
Losing him was blue like I’d never known
Missing him was dark grey all alone
Forgetting him was like tryin' to know somebody you've never met
But loving him was red
Oh red, burning red

Remembering him comes in flashbacks and echoes
Tell myself it’s time now, gotta let go
But moving on from him is impossible
When I still see it all in my head...

And that's why he's spinning 'round in my head
Comes back to me burning red
 

'Cause love was like driving a new Maserati down a dead-end street
 
 
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 So much raw emotion...
Such perfect wording...
 
 
I'm sorry for underestimating you, Taylor. :)
 
 
 
 
 
 
eBa

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