Love Story by Taylor Swift

“Love Story” is a melody performed by American artist lyricist Taylor Swift. The melody was composed by Swift and created by Nathan Chapman, close by Swift. It was discharged on September 12, 2008 by Big Machine Records, as the lead single from Swift’s second studio collection Fearless (2008). The melody was composed about an affection enthusiasm of Swift’s who was not well known among Swift’s family and companions. As a result of the situation, Swift identified with the plot of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (1597) and utilized it as a wellspring of motivation to form the tune. Notwithstanding, she supplanted Romeo and Juliet’s unique grievous determination with an upbeat completion. It is a mid tempo tune with a fantastic soprano voice, while the song consistently manufactures. The verses are from the viewpoint of Juliet.

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Meaning of the lyrics

Here is what we think the lyrics mean:

Verse 1

We were both young when I first saw you

She means that they met when they were little and she fell in love with him.

I close my eyes

This line means that she was thinking back to when she first met the boy.

And the flashback starts

It means that she remembers all the details of the day they first laid eyes on each other and she just can’t help it that it keeps playing over and over in her mind.

I’m standing there
On a balcony in summer air

This line explains about the first time that she saw him.

See the lights

She means that she sees the lights that she saw the day she met him, in the flashback she is describing.

See the party, the ball gowns
See you make your way through the crowd
And say hello, little did I know

This means that she met him at a posh party and he is trying to get up his relationship up with her when she said. See you make your way through the crowd and say hello’. Love.

Pre-Chorus

That you were Romeo, you were throwing pebbles

He’s her Romeo as in Romeo and Juliet and he was trying to get her attention by throwing pebbles at her window.

And my daddy said stay away from Juliet
And I was crying on the staircase
Begging you please don’t go, and I said

The consequence of having your father know you are in love with a trouble maker. The father sent Romeo away from Juliet and told him to stay away from his daughter.

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

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

She says that she is begging him not to go because she loves him and she says that the boy should take her somewhere that they can be alone that no one can see them, she says that she is waiting and all he need to do is run, she also says that the boy is the prince and she can be the boy’s princess, that is their love story.
She says that she escaped just to see the boy, and she go to the garden just to see the boy and they were so quiet because if someone knew that they were there they would be punished, so she’s telling the boy to close his eyes and they will escape the town where they live for a moment.

Pre-Chorus

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
He’s Romeo because their love story is like Romeo and Juliet‘s: Her father doesn’t approve but they love each other all the same. She’s saying that she wants to run away with him somewhere their parents cant find them. Also, that she wants him to say yes to him marrying her. In the lower part of the section, she says ”So I sneak out to the garden to see you’‘ she is obviously going out to her garden to see him. And if her parents hear them, they are going to get in trouble.
She’s saying that their love story is like a fairy tale and she wants it to end “Happily Ever After“, and since it’s a love story, they can do what they want, like get married, and won’t care what other people think, because it’s their love story.
Romeo save me, they’re trying to tell me how to feel
She doesn’t want people telling her what to feel or what to do; she just wants to love who she wants.
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
She is trying to convince the guy she is in love with that they WILL end up running away with each other and no one can stop them. The heart wants what the heart wants and hers wants Romeo. Their love is a hard one but they still manage to keep it real and she is assuring the guy that they will make it out of their families feuds and she wants the dude to say yes so she can run away with him.

Bridge

I got tired of waiting
She hasn’t seen him around for a while and was wondering what happened, she thinks he might have left her for someone else. She feels as if her heart is slowly breaking and if he doesn’t actually come, well, her heart is gonna be broken.
Wondering if you were ever coming around
She hasn’t seen him in a long time and then she wonders if he was coming back like he said he would.
My faith in you was fading
It means that she is starting to think that he is never going to come. So she is giving up on ever seeing it again. This line in the song actually means something very sad.
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
She’s saying that she wants to run away with him somewhere their parents cant find them. Also, that she wants him to say yes to him marrying her. In the lower part of the section, she says ”So I sneak out to the garden to see you” she is obviously going out to her garden to see him. And if her parents hear them, they are going to get in trouble.
He knelt to the ground and pulled out a ring and said
He was away because he was trying to get the perfect ring for her & she didn’t realize that is why he was gone.
That’s why in this verse she says,”is this in my head? I don’t know what to think.”

Chorus 3

Marry me Juliet
He wants her to marry her, which he has for a while, but just then he had gotten her father’s approval and bought the ring.
You’ll never have to be alone
I love you and that’s all I really know
Romeo is in love with her, he does not just like her, he is crazy over her. She is everything he wants and he will never leave her.
I talked to your dad, go pick out a white dress
Swift expanded on this song’s invocation of the story of Romeo and Juliet in an interview with the Los Angeles Times October 26, 2008. Said Swift: “I was going through a situation like that where I could relate. I used to be in high school where you see [a boyfriend] every day. Then I was in a situation where it wasn’t so easy for me, and I wrote this song because I could relate to the whole Romeo and Juliet thing. I was really inspired by that story. Except for the ending. I feel like they had such promise and they were so crazy for each other. And if that had just gone a little bit differently, it could have been the best love story ever told. And it is one of the best love stories ever told, but it’s a tragedy. I thought, why can’t you… make it a happy ending and put a key change in the song and turn it into a marriage proposal?
It’s a love story baby just say yes
Romeo is telling Juliet to say yes because it is a love story, unlike what actually happens in their true story where they both actually wind up dying.
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