Red Lyrics by Taylor Swift


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Loving him is like driving a new Maserati down a dead-end street
Faster than the wind, passionate as sin ending so suddenly
Loving him is like trying to change your mind once you're already flying through the free fall
Like the colors in autumn, so bright just before they lose it all

Losing him was blue like I'd never known
Missing him was dark grey all alone
Forgetting him was like trying to know somebody you never met
But loving him was red
Loving him was red

Touching him was like realizing all you ever wanted was right there in front of you
Memorizing him was as easy as knowing all the words to your old favorite song
Fighting with him was like trying to solve a crossword and realizing there's no right answer
Regretting him was like wishing you never found out that love could be that strong

Losing him was blue like I'd never known
Missing him was dark grey all alone
Forgetting him was like trying to know somebody you never met
But loving him was red
Oh red
Burning red

Remembering him comes in flashbacks and echoes
Tell myself it's time now, gotta let go
But moving on from him is impossible
When I still see it all in my head
Burning red
Loving him was red

Oh losing him was blue like I'd never known
Missing him was dark grey all alone
Forgetting him was like trying to know somebody you never met
'Cause loving him was red
Yeah, yeah, red
We're burning red

And that's why he's spinnin' 'round in my head
Comes back to me, burning red
Yeah, yeah

His love was like driving a new Maserati down a dead-end street
Writer: SWIFT, TAYLOR
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Red Info:

Red was released on October 2, 2012, in the US by Big Machine Records as the second promotional single from Red in 2012 and serves as the album's fifth single on June 24, 2013.

The song finds Swift playing with the idea of colors in relation to her emotions about a relationship. Before playing the track, Swift explained its meaning: "I wrote this song about the fact that some things are just hard to forget," she said, "because the emotions involved with them were so intense and, to me, intense emotion is red." Swift explained that she decided to name the this song as her album title, as its Lyrics encompass the entire theme of the project.

"Thinking about what that means to me and all the different emotions that are written about on this album - they're all pretty much about the tumultuous, crazy, insane, intense, semi-toxic relationships that I've experienced in the last two years," she noted. "All those emotions - spanning from intense love, intense frustration, jealousy, confusion - in my mind, all those emotions are red. There's nothing in between; there is nothing beige about any of those feelings." She explained to Billboard magazine.

Writing this song was a turning point for Taylor, when she decided to work with different songwriters rather than Nathan Chapman, whom she wrote with on her first three albums. "I turned in 20 songs and I had this immediate sinking feeling, this can't be done, this can't be it," she explained to Billboard magazine.

"I think the reason I said that was because I made the record exactly the same way I made the last three. I knew I hadn't jumped out of my comfort zone, which at the time was writing alone and working with Nathan. 'Red' the song was a real turning point for Red the album. When I wrote that song my mind started wandering to all the places we could go. If I were to think outside the box enough, go in with different people, I could learn from and have what they do rub off on me as well as have what I do rub off on them."

From the Album:
Red (2012)

Released:
June 24, 2013

Format:
CD single
digital download

Recorded:
Blackbird Studios (Nashville, Tennessee)

Length: 3:41

Writer:
Taylor Swift

Producer:
Dann Huff
Nathan Chapman
Taylor Swift

Music video:
"Red" on YouTube

A music video for the song was released July 3, 2013, the video features footage from the Swift's Red Tour. It uses the original demo recording of the song in the deluxe version instead of the final version.

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