Showing posts with label Songs about Taylor. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Songs about Taylor. Show all posts

Saturday, May 13, 2017

"Two Ghosts" Song Meaning

Today's song is not a Taylor Swift song, but it is a song that concerns Taylor. What song is it? It is "Two Ghosts" by Harry Styles released May 12, 2017 on his LP, "Harry Styles".

Who is this song about?


Let's see what Harry said first. Harry told Nick Grimshaw of BBC Radio 1 on May 12, 2017, "I think it's about, sometimes things change, and you can do all the same things, and sometimes it's just different, you know?" I think he is saying sometimes things change in a relationship, all of the sudden the spark is not there anymore. By the way he was wearing a white shirt at the interview something he mentions in the song.

Harry also told Cameron Crowe of Rolling Stone on April 18, 2017"In writing songs about stuff like that, I like tipping a hat to the time together. You’re celebrating the fact it was powerful and made you feel something, rather than, ‘This didn’t work out, and that’s bad.’ And if you run into that person, maybe it’s awkward, maybe you have to get drunk … but you shared something. Meeting someone new, sharing those experiences, it’s the best s— ever. So thank you.” This is a major clue what "Two Ghosts is about."

The major clue who this song is about is in the first two lines, "Same lips red, same eyes blue/
Same white shirt, couple more tattoos." These lines reference Taylor's song "Style". In that song Taylor says, "You've got that James Dean day dream look in your eye, And I got that red lip, classic thing that you like". James Dean wore a white shirt all the time like the white shirt Harry references. He is also known to get tattooed. Taylor wore red lipstick when they were together talking about it in her song  and has blue eyes. She also references his white shirt, "long hair slick back, white t-shirt".


The next line references a fridge light. This line references Taylor's song "All Too Well", one of her most underwater songs if you ask me. In that song she dances in the refrigerator light. I think Harry is paying an ode to this song saying "the fridge light washes this room white." And apparently Taylor has a good side. 

But alas the relationship did not work out and Harry says why. He says "We're not who we used to be//We're just two ghosts standing in the place of you and me." They tell "those stories we already told/'Cause we don't say what we really mean." What he thinks they really mean is there is no spark anymore; the feelings are not as strong. I do not think Taylor felt that way, but Harry did and that is why he wanted it to end. He said "Sounds like something that I used to feel/But I can't touch what I see." He used to have feelings but does not anymore. And it becomes awkward being around one another. 

So now we know why Harry ended things with Taylor. He told Rolling Stone, “Certain things don’t work out. There’s a lot of things that can be right, and it’s still wrong." Just like what he said in the song. 

I think it is really great that Harry really respects Taylor's music. He told Rolling Stone, "I mean, I don’t know if they’re about me or not …(haha he totally does) but the issue is, she’s so good, they’re bloody everywhere. They’re great songs … It’s the most amazing unspoken dialogue ever.” He also said "I’m lucky if everything [we went through] helped create those songs. That’s what hits your heart. That’s the stuff that’s hardest to say, and it’s the stuff I talk least about.”

Harry also references the song "22" on his 22nd birthday on Twitter. He also wrote "Perfect" while with One Direction about his time with Taylor. And that one just happened to be the same length as Taylor's song "Style" and plays perfectly together with "Style". What are the chances? I'm so glad he still respects her. Too bad it did not work out. Sometimes the chemistry is not there. I hope they both find someone that they can keep the spark alive with. 

Friday, October 16, 2015

"Perfect" by One Direction, Song Meaning with Lyrics

Today's song is the meaning of the new song by One Direction called "Perfect" from their album Made In The A.M., probably written by Harry Styles.  It's an answer to Taylor Swifts' 1989 album and all about her.  It is surprisingly a nice song.

It really reminds me of "Wildest Dreams". We see why the relationship did not work, but from Harry's perspective. Basically Harry wasn't ready to commit, "he's not good at making promises". He might not be her "knight in shining armor", the one she takes "home to mother", or "brings you flowers". He won't be the person she puts her heart into, and his "arms won't hold you anytime you want to".  But he will show her a good time, "be the one tonight" "causing trouble in hotel rooms". They can have "secret little rendezvous", doing "things you know that we shouldn't do".  They drove at midnight "with the windows down".  This is a reference to the song "Style".  They went to "places we can't even pronounce".  This made me laugh, they were globetrotting like crazy and shows his personality. Sounds a little bit like "I Know Places" right? Where Taylor talks about being able to hide from the paparazzi.  He does call Taylor out and says cameras will flash "every time that we go out" and if she needs "someone to write your breakup songs about", he will be fine with that.  This is probably the meanest comment he said about her in the song, but it is not really mean.  He says he was fine with the cameras and the songs, he knows what he is getting into when he starts dating her.   Basically the whole song is saying they were never going to get "Out of the Woods" because he didn't want to commit. If she wanted to have fun that would be perfect.

They just wanted different things, she wanted commitment, he didn't.

I've become more of a fan of One Direction over the years, this is a pretty good song. I have listened to it like 20 times already. It will be interesting to see if there are more songs about Taylor on the album...



  
Perfect Lyrics
One Direction

[Verse 1: Louis]
I might never be your knight in shining armor
I might never be the one you take home to mother
And I might never be the one who brings you flowers
But I can be the one, be the one tonight

[Refrain: Liam]
When I first saw you
From across the room
I could tell that you were curious (Oh, yeah)
Girl, I hope you’re sure
What you're looking for
‘Cause I'm not good at making promises

[Chorus: Harry]
But if you like causing trouble up in hotel rooms
And if you like having secret little rendezvous
If you like to do the things you know that we shouldn’t do
Baby, I'm perfect
Baby, I'm perfect for you
And if you like midnight driving with the windows down
And if you like going places we can’t even pronounce
If you like to do whatever you've been dreaming about
Baby, you're perfect
Baby, you're perfect
So let's start right now

[Verse 2: Niall]
I might never be the hands you put your heart in
Or the arms that hold you any time you want them
But that don’t mean that we can’t live here in the moment
‘Cause I can be the one you love from time to time

[Refrain: Liam]
When I first saw you
From across the room
I could tell that you were curious (Oh, yeah)
Girl, I hope you’re sure
What you're looking for
Cause I'm not good at making promises

[Chorus: Harry]
But if you like causing trouble up in hotel rooms
And if you like having secret little rendezvous
If you like to do the things you know that we shouldn’t do
Baby, I'm perfect
Baby, I'm perfect for you
And if you like midnight driving with the windows down
And if you like going places we can’t even pronounce
If you like to do whatever you've been dreaming about
Baby, you're perfect
Baby, you're perfect
So let's start right now

[Bridge]
And if you like cameras flashing every time we go out
(Oh, yeah)
And if you're looking for someone to write your breakup songs about
Baby, I'm perfect
Baby, we're perfect

[Chorus: Harry]
But if you like causing trouble up in hotel rooms
And if you like having secret little rendezvous
If you like to do the things you know that we shouldn’t do
Baby, I'm perfect
Baby, I'm perfect for you
And if you like midnight driving with the windows down
And if you like going places we can’t even pronounce
If you like to do whatever you've been dreaming about
Baby, you're perfect
Baby, you're perfect
So let's start right now

Saturday, September 1, 2012

"Try To Make it Anyway" Stephen Barker Liles

"Try To Make it Anyway" Stephen Barker Liles.  It's Stephen's song to Taylor! It's available on iTunes.



"You know what’s funny about that whole thing is that I actually wrote a song for Taylor at the same time that she wrote ‘Hey Stephen’ for me. So when Taylor called me [back in 2008] and told me about the song she wrote for me I actually was like ‘ That’s really funny because I wrote a song about you too,' It was a weird moment because I wasn't expecting her to say she wrote a song for me and I think it was a mutual thing on her end too, but she asked me what the words were so I only told her a little bit. I was like, ‘This world is goin’ crazy, but baby what do you say we try to make it anyway?’ And that was that.” -Stephen Barker Liles

Click here to read more about Taylor's crush on Stephen and Stephen's crush on Taylor.
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