Showing posts with label Wildest Dreams. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wildest Dreams. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

"Wildest Dreams" Song Meaning

Today's Taylor Swift song is the meaning of "Wildest Dreams" from her 1989 album.

Wildest Dreams is right in line with the rest of Taylor Swift's 1989 album.  This album for me is about a girl who has been under intense scrutiny from the media for years.  She has seen many relationships come and go and made even worse by the media.  Taylor says in her stories behind in the songs in October 2014, "Wildest Dreams is kind of a good example of the way that my outlook on love has changed. Over the years I think as you get more experience under your belt, as you become disappointed a few times, you start to kind of think of things in more realistic terms. It's not like you meet someone and that's it.  If they like you and you like them well it's going to be forever of course. I don't really look at love like that anymore. The way I see love is kind of a little more fatalistic which means to me that when I meet someone and we have a connection, the first thought I really have is when this is over I hope you think well of me."

Source: Taylor Swift Instagram
She told Rolling Stone in September 2014, "I think the way I used to approach relationships was very idealistic. I used to go into them thinking, 'Maybe this is the one — we'll get married and have a family, this could be forever.' Whereas now I go in thinking, 'How long do we have on the clock — before something comes along and puts a wrench in it, or your publicist calls and says this isn't a good idea?'"

Who is this song about?

This song is about Harry Styles.  Continuing from the quote above "So this song is about having that immediate connection with someone and these were my vivid thoughts right as I met him." Interestingly enough he wrote a song in rebuttal to this album, "Perfect".  Click here for the analysis of this song. 

She had this immediate connection with Harry Styles, but unfortunately she knew it wasn't going to last because of all the tabloid exploitation.  They jetsetted around the world, but living on two different continents, going on tours, promoting albums makes it very hard to be together.  Whenever they were together they were photographed like crazy, they could never really be alone and develop that relationship. They were naive and thought they needed to be in these exotic places to develop their relationship, when in reality they just needed to find a quiet place to be together. I feel very bad for Taylor for what goes on with her relationships.  When you are a celebrity like she is it is very hard to start a relationship, every time she is even in a picture with someone else it sparks the rumor mill.  Obviously she must be really into every guy she has a 5 minute chat with.  As I've said before, I'm so glad my life was not like that, it's hard enough to date as is, without that wrench thrown in the mix.

In the song she talks about things they did together, how "his voice is a familiar sound". He's "tall" and "handsome" and "this is getting good know". But in her head she knows, "Nothing lasts forever", she "can see the end as it begins".  Then the whole point of the song comes up "My one condition is...Say you'll remember me...Even it it's just in your Wildest Dreams".  Then "say you'll see me agian/If it's just pretend".  She wants the memories of her to "follow you around" and remember her "standing in a nice dress/staring at the sunset". She is acknowledging with her life it is hard to have romance, but she is going to enjoy it while it's around.

Fortunately Taylor's outlook on love has changed, which I am so glad for.  When 1989 came out it reminded me how I found the one. I was super jaded from dating so many guys and watching them find their own one, with me being left on the sidelines. I did not want to date at all.  Taylor was so this way. Numerous times she said she did not know what love was like and was happy being alone, that to break her from her happy singleness she would have to meet an amazing guy.  I loved the music from 1989, but I did not like Taylor's outlook.  I felt really bad for her.  I am so glad she found Calvin Harris, aka Adam Wiles.  They have spent so much time together and become so close.  They have both learned that they need to keep their relationship out of the public eye as much as possible in order to develop their relationship.  Relationships are fragile and need to be nurtured. Another positive thing they have been doing is controlling what they release.  They release the pictures, they release the quotes, via their twitter or interviews.  One of my favorite pictures they released together is this swan picture.  They have having such a good time and I hope it lasts forever!

Source: Taylor Swift Instagram

Monday, August 31, 2015

"Wildest Dreams" Music Video

Taylor released the Wildest Dreams music video at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards on August 30, 2015.  This is my favorite music video from the 1989 era. This video is so reminiscent of other videos that Taylor has done.  There is a story.  Two actors are filming a movie in Africa, they have a relationship of sorts and really enjoy their time together.  When they attend the premiere Taylor finds out that he is now married and longs for their relationship they had while filming.  She runs away from the premiere heartbroken. This video is like You Belong to Me, Love Story and Story of Us all rolled into one, and is really what Taylor does best, story telling. There are many little details within the video that can be discovered with multiple viewings. The music video really enhances the song and endears the song even more.  There is an ode to the Style video with a shot of the eye at the beginning a prominent shot in the Style video, which many fans felt was more like a Wildest Dreams video.  Good job Taylor!

As a plus all the proceeds from the video will go to the African Parks Foundation of America.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

"Wildest Dreams" Lyrics

Wildest Dreams Lyrics (1989 Album)

Written by Taylor Swift, Max Martin, & Shellback

He said "let's get out of this town"
Drive out of the city
Away from the crowds
I thought "heaven can't help me now"
Nothing lasts forever,
But this is gonna take me down.
He's so tall and handsome as hell
He's so bad but he does it so well
I can see the end as it begins
My one condition is...

Chorus:
Say you'll remember me
Standing in a nice dress
Staring at the sunset, babe
Red lips and rosy cheeks
Say you'll see me again
Even if it's just in your
Wildest dreams...Wildest dreams

I said "no one has to know what we do"
His hands are in my hair
His clothes are in my room
And his voice is a familiar sound
Nothing lasts forever,
But this is getting good now
He's so tall and handsome as hell
He's so bad but he does it so well
And when we've had our very last kiss
But my last request is...

Chorus

You see me in hindsight
Tangled up with you all night
Burning it down
Some day when you leave me
I bet these memories
Follow you around

You see me in hindsight
Tangled up with you all night
Burning it down
Some day when you leave me
I bet these memories...
Follow you around

Say you'll remember me
Standing in a nice dress
Staring at the sunset, babe
Red lips and rosy cheeks
Say you'll see me again
If it's just pretend

Chorus

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

"I Know Places", "You Are In Love", and "Wildest Dreams"

Today's Taylor Swift songs are the introductory meanings of "I Know Places", "You Are In Love", and "Wildest Dreams".  Rolling Stone did it again and released three new song titles today in a follow up article 22 Things You Learn Hanging Out With Taylor Swift on September 10, 2014.

Who are they about?


"Wildest Dreams" is Taylor's take on love. Taylor tells Rolling Stone "I think the way I used to approach relationships was very idealistic. I used to go into them thinking, 'Maybe this is the one — we'll get married and have a family, this could be forever.' Whereas now I go in thinking, 'How long do we have on the clock — before something comes along and puts a wrench in it, or your publicist calls and says this isn't a good idea?'"

"You do feel a little bit like you got run over by a truck. You'll be riding in the car with someone and all of a sudden it comes on the radio that he bought you a diamond ring and he's going to propose. And you look at him and go, '...that's not true, right?' And he says, 'No that's not true!' Can you blame me for wanting less of that?"

I'm so sorry Taylor. Dating is no fun.  I really, really, really wouldn't want to to it in the public eye.  I really HOPE you can find someone that doesn't care about any of that and you can just have fun being yourselves.

She did have a glimmer of hope later in the interview.  When asked if she'd ever been in love she said, "Looking back? Not real love. Not the kind that lasts. I think that's still ahead of me — which is really exciting."

"You Are In Love" is a song that was cowritten with Jack Antonoff.  He says it has "a very 'Secret Garden' Springsteen vibe." I have an updated analysis of this song here.

"I Know Places" was cowritten with Ryan Tedder.

Thank you Rolling Stone for releasing more music titles!!! I can't wait to hear them.

Interestingly enough Harry Styles wrote a song about Taylor in rebuttal to her album, "Perfect".  Click here for the meaning of that song.


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