Blank Space by Taylor Swift

"Blank Space" is a tune by American vocalist lyricist Taylor Swift from her fifth studio collection 1989 (2014). It was composed by Swift, Max Martin and Shellback. The melody was discharged to the radio by Republic Records on November 10, 2014 as the collection's second single, after "Shake It Off" and is the second track on the collection. Musically, "Clear Space" is an electropop tune with verses that ridicule the media's impression of Swift and her connections.
"Blank Space" achieved number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 after "Shake It Off". Quick turned into the main lady in the Hot 100's 56-year history to succeed herself at the top spot. A basic achievement, it has additionally been incorporated into various year-end faultfinders' rundowns. The tune has likewise bested diagrams in Canada, South Africa and Australia. It additionally graphed in the main 10 in various nations, for example, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, New Zealand, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

Complete video of the song

Meaning of the lyrics

Here is what we think the lyrics mean:

Verse:

Nice to meet you, where you've been?
I could show you incredible things

By saying 'Nice to meet you, Where you been?', Taylor gives the impression that she has been waiting her whole life for this boy and thinks he is the one but as becomes evident later on, he is just the next in a long line of failed flings.
'I could show you incredible things' implies that while they will have fun exploring a new world, she intends to have all the power in this new relationship adding to the feeling that she is crazy and controlling.

Magic, madness, heaven, sin

'Magic, madness, heaven, sin' shows that she can take him where no one else could, and not all of it will be good for them.

Saw you there and I thought

This is just explaining the first moment she ever saw the guy and is getting ready to explain her thoughts of this new guy. She's saying she saw him and is already thinking "hmm, I think I know what'll happen with him." So she saw his face and thought he looked quite predictable but knows she's still going to go ahead and take the plunge, and that he looks like her "next mistake"

Oh my God, look at that face
You look like my next mistake

She is saying that you look like someone who will love me one second then hate me the next, but she will take the risk anyway. He looks like someone she'd date even though she knows it will probably end like all the other relationships where it begins as love and ends with tears, anger, and regret.

Love's a game, wanna play?

Taylor is thinking that, yes love is a game like when you are playing cards sometimes you win means you found the right and true love, but sometimes you lose means getting hurt.

New money, suit & tie
I can read you like a magazine

She's saying that he gets new and expensive things to fix himself up and impress her. She's also saying that his actions are typical, and he's just like all the guys before him. She knew he was going to do something like that, so she's saying that he's very predictable. For example, if you play rock paper scissors with someone and they choose rock, you can guess that they won't pick rock again because the people you've played with in the past haven't done that. That's most likely what Taylor is trying to show in these two lines; the typicality of this guy.

Ain't it funny, rumors, fly
And I know you heard about me

The rumors are that she is a mean girlfriend that writes songs about you and tortures you if you get her mad or break up with and every guy she has dated probably knows it.

So hey, let's be friends
I'm dying to see how this one ends

Taylor is saying that she first wants to be friends with the guy and see how it ends, like the rest of the relationships that she has been in.

Grab your passport and my hand
I can make the bad guys good for a weekend

"Grab your passport" is a metaphor for being spontaneous- - they can go anywhere and do anything. "And my hand" refers to them going on adventure together. The second line refers to Taylor's reputation as wholesome and innocent.

Pre-Chorus:

So it's gonna be forever
Or it's gonna go down in flames

It means that Either they re going to date for a long time or possibly get married or it just won't work out and they won't date for a good amount of time. She is asking him if this will actually be a good relationship that will keep on forever like getting married, kids etc, etc. Or if it will also just be fighting fighting fighting until there is no Love left and the relationship ship is OVER.

You can tell me when it's over

It's like she's telling everyone to wake her or tell her when the worst is about to end. It's like when she doesn't want to see the end, she only wants to wake up from the worse dream possible.

If the high was worth the pain

She is saying if the relationship was happy enough that the good times outweigh the bad emotions after breakup.
Playa's get her high on life I guess.

Got a long list of ex-lovers

She is referring to the fact that she has dated many people in the past that she has broken up with. Just like the song says, she has a long list of ex lovers or people that she dated in the past.

They'll tell you I'm insane

Shes talking about the general public and her exes that will tell the new guy shes no good and that shes crazy.

Cause you know I love the players
And you love the game.

It means that she goes into a relationship because the boy actually means something, but the boy only goes into it because he wants the title of having a girlfriend.

Chorus:

Cause we're young and we're reckless
We'll take this way too far

She is saying that even though that they were young and reckless (means that they disregard for danger or consequences), they'll take that way too far, means that even though that they were young and reckless last long in the obstacle of love.

It'll leave you breathless
Or with a nasty scar

This means that if she really love him and her boyfriend doesn't love her back(or had another girl)they would really end up to a fight but it's like she's making him pick that if he is gonna go back to her she would leave him breathless but if he chooses that girl they're gonna have a fight and he will live but with a nasty scar because of their fight.

Got a long list of ex-lovers
They'll tell you I'm insane

But I've got a blank space baby
And I'll write your name

She has a long list of ex boyfriends and she has room at the end and will add him to it.
Theres a line: Got a long list of Ex-lovers which means she has many ex-BFs right? Well the "Blank Space" thing means in the list, there is a slot for the new BF. And in the line And I'll write your name means she will write boy's name in the list.

Verse 2:

Cherry lips, crystal skies
I could show you incredible things

If he stays forever, he'll see cherry lips and crystal skies, which means that everything will be better. Cherry lips are very pretty. Crystal skies are also supposedly very pretty, which I can't attach an image of because they don't exist, but it conveys the message that everything will be pretty and perfect and happy if he stays with Taylor forever.

Stolen kisses, pretty lies

This line means that the boy has another girlfriend and Taylor Swift has not been getting any kisses since then because she thinks that the boy was kissing his other girlfriend and Taylor was getting stolen kisses by the fake girlfriend.Pretty lies was the second line or words this means that the boy has been lying to Taylor about his fake girlfriend so Taylor Swift already knows about the girlfriend and his boyfriend was lying.

You're the King, baby, I'm your Queen

She is saying that if they really had feelings for each other, they could be queen and ling of something.

Find out what you want
Be that girl for a month
Wait the worst is yet to come, oh no

It explains that she is trying to find out what kind of person the guy wants and is trying to be that kind of person but she is also aware that she can't try to be someone that she is not for a long period of time but it does not literally mean that it was a month. It could be days, weeks, months, or even a year but the worst is still yet to come. She has not showed him the worst that can happen yet but she said that it will happen in the future.

Screaming, crying, perfect storms
I can make all the tables turn

it means that even though I come of sweet and not observant and gullible, I can change everything If you hurt my fragile feelings.

Rose garden filled with thorns

Her relationship has gone from a beautiful and perfect thing, such as a rose garden, to suddenly what you may think when you think about a rose garden and what roses can do, with the pain of this relationship that was previously a beautiful thing, then is painful to stay in or maintain the beautiful lie.

Keep you second guessing like

She's basically saying that she's going to turn into this different person that he never met before and its going to have him confused on who she really is.

"Oh my God, who is she?"
I get drunk on jealousy

Along with the explanation posted by honeybee, this lyric leads on from the previous ones. She's a "Rose garden filled with thorns" who will "keep you [him] second guessing / Oh my God, who is she?" Pretty much, she is describing herself as a rose garden with thorns - deceptively beautiful but with thorns (her bad traits) hidden within. This keeps the guy second guessing, "Oh my God, who is she?!!" Imagine that being said in an incredulous tone) as she is different to how he expected. Of course, it carries a second meaning, where the lyric comes from Taylor's perspective, and she is jealous of another girl.

But you'll come back each time you leave
Cause darling I'm a nightmare dressed like a daydream

She is saying that he(the guy in the song) will come back after he dumps or breaks up with her or if they have a fight and he leaves because even though she may be 'insane', she is pretty and she is probably good at pleasing him and what he wants when they are not fighting.

Bridge:

Boys only want love if it's torture
Don't say I didn't say I didn't warn ya

She refers to immature boys. NOT MEN. You know... teenage boys that have no idea what love is... They just seek some sex and fun. young and stupid boys think love is just a game. I'm a guy and I say that's right. Now that I'm grown up I think I was so wrong.

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