Taylor Swift’s Back with a Vengeance

Last time I’ve looked up Taylor Swift was when I discovered that she’s singing two songs for the movie The Hunger Games. The eerie looking music video of the song Safe and Sound (which  features The Civil Wars) fits the scene of Rue dying in the arms of Katniss to a T, like telling her, “Time to rest little one, you don’t have to suffer anymore.” The other song “Eyes Open”, which wasn’t included in the film but is listed on the soundtrack album, talks about Katniss’ relationship with the Capitol.

Months later, the lead single of her upcoming fourth album “Red” is widely talked about on Twitter.

The Latest (Post)Breakup Anthem

Once or twice in our lives we have that someone or have been someone who begged to get back together with our ex-boyfriend or girlfriend. Check out the song’s lyric video below:

This catchy pop song talks about the frustration that you yourself or someone else feels in such situations. Released last August 14, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” *whew, that was long* is a departure from the singer’s country music style.

The Lyrics

Taylor Swift We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
Image from buzzworthy.mtv.com

I remember when we broke up the first time
Saying, “This is it, I’ve had enough,” ’cause like
We hadn’t seen each other in a month
When you said you needed space. (What?)
Then you come around again and say
“Baby, I miss you and I swear I’m gonna change, trust me.”
Remember how that lasted for a day?
I say, “I hate you,” we break up, you call me, “I love you.”

Oooh we called it off again last night
But oooh, this time I’m telling you, I’m telling you

We are never ever ever getting back together
We are never ever ever getting back together
You go talk to your friends, talk to my friends, talk to me
But we are never ever ever ever getting back together

Like, ever…

I’m really gonna miss you picking fights
And me, falling for it screaming that I’m right
And you, would hide away and find your peace of mind
With some indie record that’s much cooler than mine

Oooh, you called me up again tonight
But oooh, this time I’m telling you, I’m telling you

We are never ever ever getting back together
We are never ever ever getting back together
You go talk to your friends, talk to my friends, talk to me (talk to me)
But we are never ever ever ever getting back together

Oooh yeah, oooh yeah, oooh yeah
Oh oh oh

I used to think that we were forever ever
And I used to say, “Never say never…”
Huh, so he calls me up and he’s like, “I still love you,”
And I’m like… “I just… I mean this is exhausting, you know, like,
We are never getting back together. Like, ever”

No!

We are never ever ever getting back together
We are never ever ever getting back together
You go talk to your friends, talk to my friends, talk to me
But we are never ever ever ever getting back together

We are not getting back together,
We oh, not getting back together

You go talk to your friends, talk to my friends, talk to me (talk to me)
But we are never ever ever ever getting back together

Feedback

Overall the song received mixed reactions. For me, as a Taylor Swift fan for the beginning of her career, I support the musical transition.

Just because someone is good at one thing (in her case: country music), doesn’t mean that person can’t try to explore other options and be good at it too. Versatility is important nowadays, for artists, because people get tired of seeing the same thing over and over again.

The song is only one of the 16 songs in the upcoming album, so let’s not be quick to judge.

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What do you think of Taylor Swift’s new song? Can you relate? Which line did struck you most? 🙂

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