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SLS – Red

Jim invited us to pick songs that feature colors today, so surely you figured out that I was going to have to go for “Red“, the song that shares the same title as one of Taylor’s most popular albums.

I picked a performance of TayTay in New York. The song is written by Taylor Swift. It is so Taylor of the last ten years – the country rock stamp, the broken hearted after a break up theme but singing about it to shake it off and move on with life.

I was watching the video and smiling at the idea of TayTay standing in a knee length dress, strumming her guitar – there is something not quite right is there? I love Taylor so much, but I am especially proud of her because I feel she has become a stronger person and now seems to be carving her own identity rather than one her record company dictate.

Loving him is like driving a new Maserati down a dead-end street
Faster than the wind, passionate as sin, ending so suddenly
Loving him is like trying to change your mind once you’re already flying through the free fall
Like the colors in autumn, so bright just before they lose it all

Losing him was blue like I’d never known
Missing him was dark grey all alone
Forgetting him was like trying to know somebody you never met
But loving him was red
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 trying to know somebody you 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
In burning red
Burning, it was red

Oh, losing him was blue like I’d never known
Missing him was dark grey all alone
Forgetting him was like trying to know somebody you never met
‘Cause loving him was red
Yeah, yeah, red
We’re burning red

And that’s why he’s spinnin’ ’round in my head
Comes back to me, burning red
Yeah, yeah

His love was like driving a new Maserati down a dead-end street

10 replies on “SLS – Red”

Great similes in this song, and I love her dress!

I also picked the colour red for my song, what does that say about us πŸ€”

Thanks for sharing πŸ˜„

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I like all her work Lisa – one of the reasons I have stayed with here is that she is so diverse, so talented and always dropping surprises. It’s awesome to follow her progress as an artiste. She could do anything and knock it out of the ballpark.

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