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."
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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!
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