This is a really fun upbeat song from her album and definitely a fan favorite. From a musical standpoint, the chorus is my favorite part of the song. It has a really good melody. My other favorite part of the song comes during the bridge, "Boys only one love if it's torture". She does amazing things with her voice that sound a lot like Lorde's music.
Who is this song about?
|Photo courtesy of Taylor Swift|
In her secret session livestream on October 27, 2014 she said, "This is a song that I wrote with Max Martin & Shellback and I always bring them lots of ideas. I bring them like 4 or 5 first choruses that I've kind of worked on and I decided that I like them. We decide together which ones we're going to work on that day. With this one I did not think it was going to get picked because I kind of wrote it as a joke. I was thinking a lot about, you guys know, you've seen in the last couple of years, it's been interesting what the media has decided to fictionalize and sensationalize about my personal life. It's been pretty gnarly. I was thinking about that. I was thinking about how they've drawn up this character, she's like emotionally unstable, and needy and clingy, but she gets all these boyfriends but they leave her. She's devastated. She goes to her evil lair and writes songs for emotional revenge. I was thinking about the juxtaposition of that and my actual personal life which involves just kind of me just sitting there with two cats watching Friends marathons. But I got to thinking about it and I thought, which one is more interesting to write about? I thought the character they've drawn up, although it may be fictional, it's actually sort of interesting. I thought of this line that went, 'I've 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.' "
The song has a lot of satirical elements to it, "I get drunk on jealousy", "You look like my next mistake", "I'm dying to see how this one ends", "Got a long list of ex-lovers, They'll tell you I'm insane, But I got a blank space, Baby, And I'll write your name.", "Be that girl for a month", and "boys only want love if it's torture".
|Taylor's rooftop livestream secret session October 27, 2014, photo courtesy of iHeartRadio|
Dating is really all about wading through the muck (alot of muck) to find that diamond, to find that prince. It takes time and lots of lots and lots of dates. It can last forever and it can be the best thing that ever happened in your life. I hope Taylor you can "grab your passport" and someones hand and not just make things "good for a weekend", but good for "forever".
Click here for lyrics to the song, "Blank Space".
Click here to see the music video for "Blank Space".