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SLS – Screaming

The song I picked for Jim’s theme this week which included “scream”, is one that I have grown to love. When I first heard “Blank Space” and saw the video, I was kinda caught out. I was not expecting it from Taylor Swift at that time. But I have grown to love it for a few reasons.

So, I believe this is TayTay poking fun at her critics. She was 16 when she released her first album. It thrust her into the public eye. So she has basically had to grow up while being the obsession of the media and fans alike. Of course at 16 she was the adorable sweet girl next door innocent. By the time she released her album “1989” she would have been in her mid-twenties. A lot had happened in that time. Yeah, she had dated and some of those guys were famous and even more famously some of those relationships did not last. OK – so I do not see any difference between most other women in their mid-twenties, except most of us have the sense to avoid guys whose egos are bigger than a planet.

I just love that Taylor saw an opportunity to take the nasty comments the media made about her failed romances and turn them into a kick-ass song! I now love this song and the video because I totally get it now. I know what it is to be a woman who other people perceive as insane just because she has tried but failed to find a man to have a stable relationship with. The good news is TayTay seems to have enjoyed a very happy stable relationship for the last few years with Joe, and I have also enjoyed a very happy stable relationship with my Ben. But I love that this song celebrates that t stage in a women’s life when things are not going great in your love life and so people presume you are demented.

The writing credits of this song are Taylor Swift, Karl Johan Schuster and Max Martin – what an amazing writing team!

Nice to meet you, where you been?
I could show you incredible things
Magic, madness, heaven, sin
Saw you there and I thought
Oh my God, look at that face
You look like my next mistake
Love’s a game, wanna play?

New money, suit and tie
I can read you like a magazine
Ain’t it funny, rumors fly
And I know you heard about me
So hey, let’s be friends
I’m dying to see how this one ends
Grab your passport and my hand
I can make the bad guys good for a weekend

So it’s gonna be forever
Or it’s gonna go down in flames
You can tell me when it’s over
If the high was worth the pain
Got a long list of ex-lovers
They’ll tell you I’m insane
‘Cause you know I love the players
And you love the game

‘Cause we’re young and we’re reckless
We’ll take this way too far
It’ll leave you breathless
Or with a nasty scar
Got a long list of ex-lovers
They’ll tell you I’m insane
But I’ve got a blank space, baby
And I’ll write your name

Cherry lips, crystal skies
I could show you incredible things
Stolen kisses, pretty lies
You’re the King, baby, I’m your Queen
Find out what you want
Be that girl for a month
Wait, the worst is yet to come, oh no

Screaming, crying, perfect storms
I can make all the tables turn
Rose garden filled with thorns
Keep you second guessing like
“Oh my God, who is she?”
I get drunk on jealousy
But you’ll come back each time you leave
‘Cause, darling, I’m a nightmare dressed like a daydream

So it’s gonna be forever
Or it’s gonna go down in flames
You can tell me when it’s over
If the high was worth the pain
Got a long list of ex-lovers
They’ll tell you I’m insane
‘Cause you know I love the players
And you love the game

‘Cause we’re young and we’re reckless
We’ll take this way too far
It’ll leave you breathless
Or with a nasty scar
Got a long list of ex-lovers
They’ll tell you I’m insane
But I’ve got a blank space, baby
And I’ll write your name

Boys only want love if it’s torture
Don’t say I didn’t say, I didn’t warn ya
Boys only want love if it’s torture
Don’t say I didn’t say, I didn’t warn ya

So it’s gonna be forever
Or it’s gonna go down in flames
You can tell me when it’s over
If the high was worth the pain
Got a long list of ex-lovers
They’ll tell you I’m insane
‘Cause you know I love the players
And you love the game

‘Cause we’re young and we’re reckless
We’ll take this way too far
It’ll leave you breathless
Or with a nasty scar
Got a long list of ex-lovers
They’ll tell you I’m insane
But I’ve got a blank space, baby
And I’ll write your name

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