"Red" is phenomenal, and probably among my Top 10 T-Swizzle songs.
I love the urgency of Out of the Wood's chorus. #20 is a perfect ranking for it.
It took years for me to connect to "Love Story," and, in the end, it was the lyric, Romeo, save me, they're trying tell me how to feel, this love is difficult, but it's real
that did it for me. The way she plays around with real
is simple but dangerously addictive.
"Tied Together with a Smile" is decent. "Wonderland" would have made for a terrific single indeed! Hmm..."Breathe" does have a bit of magic hidden under its guise of simplicity, but it doesn't have that big spark her best songs have.
"Wildest Dreams" is good, but there were so many superior single options on 1989
. "Bad Blood" is fairly mediocre with or without Kendrick Lamar.
"New Romantics" has great lyrics that aptly describe this generation. Blank Space's video just might be her best ever.
Lemme scream a bit at "Dear John" being so high.
A "dead ass long song" captures my thoughts perfectly.
"Enchanted" is epic. After all these years, it is still, quite easily, my favourite Taylor Swift song. For me, it captures the 'great perhaps' within every first encounter. It's magical, wondrous, wildly optimistic, anxious - like you said, it manages to wrap a substantial number of emotions in its lyrics and melody, which parallels the rollercoaster ride that is most relationships.
Ah, "Forever and Always". It's a promise we foolishly make again and again.
"You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read." - James Baldwin