Showing posts with label How You Get the Girl. Show all posts
Showing posts with label How You Get the Girl. Show all posts

Monday, December 1, 2014

"How You Get the Girl" Song Meaning

Today's Taylor Swift song is the meaning of the song, "How You Get the Girl" from her 1989 album.

This is surprisingly one of my favorite songs on the album. It's a catchy upbeat song about a girl telling a guy how he gets the girl and then how he lost the girl.




On October 29th 2014, Taylor told Radio.com “The song ‘How You Get the Girl’ is a song that I wrote about how you get the girl back if you ruined the relationship somehow and she won’t talk to you anymore. Like, if you broke up with her and left her on her own for six months and then you realize you miss her. All the steps you have to do to edge your way back into her life, because she’s probably pretty mad at you. So it’s kind of a tutorial. If you follow the directions in the song, chances are things will work out. Or you may get a restraining order.”

Who is this song about?

Like many other songs on the album it's about Harry Styles. They first met and started dating in March 2012 at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice awards. She then saw him with another girl, hence how he lost the girl. He begged and begged for Taylor to take him back and six months later she did. I wonder if he really showed up at her door in the rain. For anyone that has listened to Taylor's music you know she has an obsession with doors and rain. (Someday I'll write a post on those two subjects.) He got her back but couldn't keep her. He "left her all alone/And never told her why". He left her all alone while they were on vacation in Virgin Gorda.


I really love the chorus maybe that's why it's one of my favorite songs. In it she is quoting what she would like the guy to say. Some of the language comes from marriage vows. "I want you for worse or for better, I would wait forever and ever." It shows what Taylor wants in a relationship, some commitment and long term love. I hope you find that Taylor, sorry it didn't happen with Harry!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

"How You Get the Girl" Lyrics

How You Get The Girl (1989 Album)
Written by Taylor Swift, Max Martin & Shellbac

Stand there like a ghost
Shaking from the rain
She’ll open up the door
And say are you insane
Say it’s been a long six months
And you were too afraid
To tell her what you want
And that’s how it works
That’s how you get the girl
And then you say

Chorus
I want you for worse or for better
I would wait forever and ever
Broke your heart
I’ll put it back together
I would wait forever and ever
And that’s how it works
That’s how you get the girl

Remind her how it used to be
Pictures in frames
Of kisses on cheeks
Tell her how you must have lost your mind
When you left her all alone
And never told her why
That’s how it works
That’s how you lost the girl
And now you say

Chorus

‘Cause you know
I don’t want you to go
Remind me how it used to be
Pictures in frames, kisses on cheeks
And say you want me

Chorus

And that’s how it works
That’s how you got the girl

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