Showing posts with label You Are In Love. Show all posts
Showing posts with label You Are In Love. Show all posts

Friday, October 31, 2014

"You Are In Love" Song Meaning

Today's Taylor Swift song is the meaning of the song, "You Are In Love" from her 1989 album.

This song sounded so familiar when I first heard it, I've heard this song before I thought. I couldn't quite place it. Then I remembered it was the song from Jerry McGuire, Secret Garden. When I reread the 22 Things You Learn From Hanging Out With Taylor Swift Rolling Stone article, Jack Antonoff who cowrote this song told Rolling Stone it had a "a very 'Secret Garden' Springsteen vibe". It certainly does. The intro is the part that sounds the most like it me. They are both about 25 seconds. You could probably look at the notes and such too if you're a music nerd like me and they would be similar.

Photo courtesy of Target.

One of my favorite set of lines from the song is, "And your shoulders brush/No proof, one touch/You felt enough/You can hear it in the silence/You can feel it on the way home/You can see it with the lights out/You are in love/True love".  When I was first falling in love with my husband I certainly felt this way, there was that moment when you hadn't held hands, no physical contact, and your hands accidentally brush, and you get so excited.  And I think love isn't always about being in love.  I love when she said you can hear it in the silence, you are just comfortable being with that person and you don't have to talk all the time.  I love the other line, "And he keeps the picture of you in his office downtown", cause my husband does the same thing, and I gave him a picture when we were dating and he put it in his wallet.

Who is this song about?
I'll give you a hint. It's not about Taylor.  It's about  her friends Jack Antonoff and Lena Dunham. Taylor told Jimmy Kimmel on October 24, 2014, "I wrote it with my friend Jack Antonoff whose dating my friend Lena. Jack sent me this track to this song, that was just an instrumental track he was working on.  Immediately I knew what the song needed to be. I wrote it as kind of a commentary on what their relationship has been like. It's me looking in and going this happened, then that happened and that happened and that's how you knew you guys you're in love. You're supposed to be friends and you're supposed to be in love and it's the whole package deal." 

Lena Dunham and Jack Antonoff

Lena and Jack met online and he told her all about himself. He told US weekly said, “It was a blind date by modern standards. I mean, I used the Internet,” Antonoff admitted. “I told Lena everything about my whole life, because when you really like someone, you want them to know everything about you.”  They are completely in love and don't like to be apart much which is really healthy for a relationship. Lena said "We met and the day after we were apart for three months and so our relationship was sort of formed long distance, like that's what I became used to. But now, for the most part, we see each other…we try not to be apart for more than a week or two."

Lena said if she gets married "there's no ... way Taylor is not playing that song," as it should be since it was written about them. I love the line about being best friends. I love my husband, he is my best friend in the whole world. Lena told Parade Magazine, “I reached a point where I was so excited about my career and so excited about everything happening in that department that I thought to myself that if I’m alone for the next 10 years, I don’t care. The moment I wasn’t seeking approval in all the wrong places was the moment when someone came along. I wasn’t so good at the search, but I was able to accept someone really wonderful into my life. That was the distinction for me.” I feel like Taylor is at the same point Lena was when she found Jack, very excited about her career and not needing approval. In the song Taylor says "You understand now why they lost their minds and fought the wars/And why I've spent my whole life try to put it in words..." I hope she finds the special someone to be completely in love with and that something that she has spent her whole live writing about.

Click here to for the lyrics to the song, "You Are In Love."


Friday, October 17, 2014

"You Are In Love" Lyrics

You Are In Love Lyrics (1989 album)

Written by Taylor Swift & Jack Antonoff

One look
Dark room
Meant just for you
Time moved too fast
You played it back
Buttons
On a coat
Lightharded joke
No proof, not much
But you saw enough
Small talk, He drives
Coffee at midnight
The light reflects
The chain on your neck
He says look up
And your shoulders brush
No proof, one touch
You felt enough

You can hear it in the silence
You can feel it on the way home
You can see it with the lights out
You are in love
True love
You are in love

Morning, his place
Burn toast, sunday
You keep his shirt
He keeps his word
And for once you let go
Of your fears and your ghosts
One step, not much
But it said enough
You kissed on sidewalks
You fight and you talk
One night he wakes, strange look on his face
Pauses, then says, you're my best friend
And you knew what it was, he is in love

You can hear it in the silence
You can feel it on the way home
You can see it with the lights out
You are in love
True love
You are in love

So it goes
You two are dancing in a snow ball, 'round and 'round
And he keeps the picture of you in his office downtown
You understand now why they lost their minds and fought the wars
And why I've spent my whole life try to put it in words...

'Cause you can hear in the silence
You can feel it on the way home
You can see it with the lights out
You are in love
True love
You are in love

You can hear it in the silence
You can feel it on the way home
You can see it with the lights out
You are in love
True love
You are in love

You can hear it in the silence
You can feel it on the way home
You can see it with the lights out
You are in love
True love
You are in love
You are in love

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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