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SLS – DJ

For the past couple of weeks I have been singing a song over and over, probably driving Ben crazy. It is called “Dorothea”, and is on the new album from Taylor Swift. But I have chosen another “D” from TayTay today.

“Delicate” is a song and video I love on so many levels. I especially connect with it for the vulnerability that characterises a new relationship.

The writers that worked on this track along with Taylor Swift were Max Martin and Karl Johan Schuster.

This ain’t for the best
My reputation’s never been worse, so
You must like me for me…
We can’t make
Any promises now, can we, babe?
But you can make me a drink…

Dive bar on the east side, where you at?
Phone lights up my nightstand in the black
Come here, you can meet me in the back
Dark jeans and your Nikes, look at you
Oh damn, never seen that color blue
Just think of the fun things we could do

‘Cause I like you
This ain’t for the best
My reputation’s never been worse, so
You must like me for me…
Yeah, I want you
We can’t make
Any promises now, can we, babe?
But you can make me a drink…

Is it cool that I said all that?
Is it chill that you’re in my head?
‘Cause I know that it’s delicate (delicate)
Is it cool that I said all that?
Is it too soon to do this yet?
‘Cause I know that it’s delicate
Isn’t it? Isn’t it? Isn’t it?
Isn’t it?
Isn’t it? Isn’t it? Isn’t it?
Isn’t it?
Delicate

Third floor on the west side, me and you
Handsome, you’re a mansion with a view
Do the girls back home touch you like I do?
Long night, with your hands up in my hair
Echoes of your footsteps on the stairs
Stay here, honey, I don’t wanna share

‘Cause I like you
This ain’t for the best
My reputation’s never been worse, so
You must like me for me
Yeah, I want you
We can’t make
Any promises now, can we, babe?
But you can make me a drink

Is it cool that I said all that?
Is it chill that you’re in my head?
‘Cause I know that it’s delicate (delicate)
Is it cool that I said all that?
Is it too soon to do this yet?
‘Cause I know that it’s delicate
Isn’t it? Isn’t it? Isn’t it?
Isn’t it?
Isn’t it? Isn’t it? Isn’t it?
Isn’t it?
Delicate

Sometimes I wonder when you sleep
Are you ever dreaming of me?
Sometimes when I look into your eyes
I pretend you’re mine, all the damn time
‘Cause I like you

Is it cool that I said all that?
Is it chill that you’re in my head?
‘Cause I know that it’s delicate (delicate)
Yeah, I want you
Is it cool that I said all that?
Is it too soon to do this yet?
‘Cause I know that it’s delicate (delicate)
‘Cause I like you
Is it cool that I said all that?
(Isn’t it?)
Is it chill that you’re in my head?
(Isn’t it? Isn’t it?)
‘Cause I know that it’s delicate
(Isn’t it?)
(Delicate)
Yeah, I want you
Is it cool that I said all that
(Isn’t it?)
Is it too soon to do this yet?
(Isn’t it? Isn’t it?)
‘Cause I know that it’s delicate
(Isn’t it?)
Delicate

10 replies on “SLS – DJ”

She has some great changes of expression in her videos – I love the one at the beginning of me. She storms out of the room after an argument looking super-furious, and then breaks this enormous smile and sings “I promise that you’ll never find another like me!”

I love this song. Itt captures all that is scary about a new relationship. One thing I know is this – the words “weak and “trust” do not belong in the same sentence.

I guess Taylor captures it well – the nerves that come with venturing into something new. But what would life be without friendships and music and dancing over the top of cars?

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I am not sure there is a real limit to real love other than the ones we set. Trust….trust can be broken. People we have trusted for years can have their wobble and let us down. But love covers over so much, and trust can be repaired.

I am waffling because I am sleepy.
But yes, friends who make our spirits soar are keepers.

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So there were so many theories about the messages in this video. But the general consensus was that she found it hard being in the spotlight all the time, but even when unhappy she has to “turn it on” for interviews. At the start she is surrounded by security and paparazzi and admirers. Then she gets a secret note from someone who wants to meet her (so much theory this song was about Joe Alwyn) and then everything changes in the video. Suddenly people can’t see her anymore and she is allowed to do what she wants – which seems to be mostly goofy dancing! But I guess that shows how much she wishes she has the freedom to enjoy a new relationship without the media poking their noses in, mounting on pressure and ruining everything!

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