Love Story

Fearless (Big Machine Radio Release Special)byTaylor Swift

Released in 2008 / 11 tracks, 3 mins 56 sec

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"Love Story"

All the ancient drama of Romeo & Juliet comes to life when listening to “Love Story”, with Swift playing the wide-eyed Juliet who only has eyes for Romeo, despite the objections of other over ones around her. In real life, Swift was dating a boyfriend whom her father was not pleased with, yet, being young, Swift chose to defy her parents wishes and continue on with someone who may have been a ‘creep’ all along. Interestingly enough, circa 2008, Swift was dating Joe Jonas, so it is possible that he was the guy who she thought was great but turned out to be not the one for her ultimately. Still, in the song, she decides to make the story not a tragedy, as it is classically, but a happy ending, with a marriage proposal. It is interesting to look at an Artist’s work at a certain age and glean insight into where their head was at. Swift sings “and I said, ‘Romeo, take me somewhere we can be alone, I'll be waiting, all that's left to do is run, you'll be the prince and I'll be the princess, it's a love story, baby just say yes.’” These are iconic feelings of young love, essential to all of our lives, at one time or another, and to hear a track like this is to experience those feelings anew. She loves him, and so defies the her parents, singing “Romeo save me, they're trying to tell me how to feel, this love is difficult, but it's real.” They decide the thing to do is to run off with each other so that they can be together. The music is an awesome balance of Pop, Country, and Rock; the track transitions into a moment where we are unsure of the two lovers’ fates, but then explodes triumphantly when Romeo pulls out a ring, a definite twist in the narrative; “he knelt to the ground and pulled out a ring and said, ‘marry me, Juliet, you'll never have to be alone, I love you and that's all I really know, I talked to your dad, go pick out a white dress, it's a love story, baby just say yes’.” This is the storybook ending everyone wants.

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Lyrics

"Love Story"

[Verse 1]
We were both young when I first saw you
I close my eyes, and the flashback starts
I'm standing there
On a balcony in summer air
See the lights, see the party, the ball gowns
See you make your way through the crowd
And say, "hello"
Little did I know

[Pre-Chorus 1]
That you were Romeo, you were throwing pebbles
And my daddy said, "stay away from Juliet"
And I was crying on the staircase
Begging you, "please don't go," and I said

[Chorus 1]
Romeo, take me somewhere we can be alone
I'll be waiting, all there's left to do is run
You'll be the prince and I'll be the princess
It's a love story baby just say "yes"

[Verse 2]
So I sneak out to the garden to see you
We keep quiet, 'cause we're dead if they knew
So close your eyes
Escape this town for a little while

[Pre-Chorus 2]
'Cause you were Romeo, I was a scarlet letter
And my daddy said, "Stay away from Juliet"
But you were everything to me
I was begging you please don't go and I said

[Chorus 2]
Romeo, take me somewhere we can be alone
I'll be waiting, all there's left to do is run
You'll be the prince and I'll be the princess
It's a love story baby just say "yes"
Romeo, save me, they're trying to tell me how to feel
This love is difficult, but it's real
Don't be afraid, we'll make it out of this mess
It's a love story baby just say "yes"
Oh, oh

[Bridge]
I got tired of waiting
Wondering if you were ever coming around
My faith in you was fading
When I met you on the outskirts of town, and I said

Romeo save me I've been feeling so alone
I keep waiting for you but you never come
Is this in my head? I don't know what to think
He knelt to the ground and pulled out a ring

[Chorus 3]
And said: "Marry me Juliet
You'll never have to be alone
I love you and that's all I really know
I talked to your dad, go pick out a white dress
It's a love story baby just say 'yes'"

[Outro]
Oh, oh
Oh, oh
Because we were both young when I first saw you

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"Love Story"

Songwriter

Taylor Swift

Label

  • Big Machine
  • Universal Republic

Producer

  • Nathan Chapman
  • Taylor Swift

Studio

  • Blackbird Studios(Nashville, Tennessee)

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"Love Story" is a song written and performed by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. She also co-produced the track with Nathan Chapman. It was released on September 12, 2008 by Big Machine Records, as the lead single from Swift's second studio album Fearless (2008). The song was written about a love interest of Swift's who was not popular among Swift's family and friends. Because of the scenario, Swift related to the plot of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (1597) and used it as a source of inspiration to compose the song. However, she replaced Romeo and Juliet's original tragic conclusion with a happy ending. It is a midtempo song with a dreamy soprano voice, while the melody continually builds. The lyrics are from the perspective of Juliet.
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