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Speak Now - Taylor Swift
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Speak Now - Taylor Swift
Advantages: Amazing, touching lyrics.
Disadvantages: There are none, Sorry.
Just a few amazing songs I felt deserved a mention!
Song 1. Mean <3
In this song, Taylor Swift sings a powerful song, expressing how she feels about people picking on her, and upsetting her. This song touched me because I was a bullied child, and she was really displaying her feelings and standing up for herself. The song describes a person who is generally a mean person and how she is bigger than that and that she won't let any pain or insults bring her down, as she knows she has talent! Taylor sings this song in a fast tempo, in a throaty voice, to a violin, banjo (I think!) Guitar and drums. The backing music works really well with the insightful lyrics. This song is one of the best on this album, making it's way into the top 100 at number 7/8 in the USA and UK.
Song 2. Sparks Fly <3
Sparks fly is a song about how Taylor is delicate, being mixed with the total opposite, moral of the song: Opposites attract. She speaks about her feelings of being with that true person. Speaking about how she wants to leave but she can't. because she loves him. She wants him to reciprocate her feelings of love and desire. She thinks he is a "Bad Idea!" but she can't run or hide, she is putty in his hands. The music for this song is very fast and typical country rock instrument line-up. This song is very good and is not overly well known because it wasn't released as a single, but if it was then it would be a success like many of her other songs. "I'm captivated" To quote Taylor, by this song and I recommend that if you havn't heard it already, you listen to it because your really missing out.
Song 3.Back to December <3 <3
Back to December is a song by TS explaining how she made mistakes in her life, and what consequenses that led to. She explains her sorrow for her actions and how she wishes she could change them. By going Back to December, she could change what she did and live on. She relives the moment over, and over again; causing her immense pain and regret. She expresses how much she loved that person, describing much about their personailty and memories they had together, a truly insightful song. These lyrics were written by Taylor, about a true incident that did change her life. The music for this song starts off calm, leading to an up-beat chorus and bridge, then the second verse is a similar rhythm to the first. I feel this shows how her life was normal and kept a similar rhythm until she made a mistake then it all went downhill and 'rocky' then she had no choice to pretend her life was normal again. HONESTLY, my favorite song in the album!
Song 4. Speak Now <3
Speak now is a song about a man who is marrying the wrong woman at the altar. She explains how amazing their love is, and how she is not the one he wants to be with, she is. She propositions him with a life of love, family and happiness is he left her. She sung about how she stopped the wedding, explaining to the priest how he cannot be married to someone he doesn't love, he belongs to her. This song is very bouncy and catchy, I find it one of the most country songs on this album (other than mean) and is a truly amazing song, which is my best one at the minute as I have it on replay!
Song 5. Mine <3
Mine is a song about how Taylor's childhood was ruined by her parents' divorce, she assumes that love is no good, until she finds someone so amazing she finds it hard to confide in him and truly allow herself to love is something which is inevitably bad. She explains how he convinced her lto love him, just by telling her he loved her, and replaying a memory of a holiday. She explains how she has to be careful and that she had nothing to call her own, until he came along. She eventually opened her heart to him and after a fight, she thought he'd leave (as her father did!) but he kissed her and told her they'd be together forever, overly changing her opinion of love and eventually admitting she is in love with him and that she doesn't care about what people think, she's happy. The music is so calm and relaxing, however it fits the song perfectly and I love this song so much.
Song 6. The Story Of Us <3
In this song, Taylor sings about the story of how she loved someone. She wants their story to be told as it'ss too good to be forgotten. She tries to avoid him as she wants to make him notice her, she feels nervous and (in love) around him. She wants him to admit how their love is amazing and that it should be reconciled as it's too good to let go. They don't need a tragedy, just a good old love story. Taylor expresses how love is a con test, who can act like they care less, but she doesn't want to fight with him, she loves him and doesn't want their story to end. The music for this song is very catchy, keeping a consistent rhythm all the way through. This song is very well known globally and has been accredited for it's awesomeness!
Song 7. Never Grow Up
In this song, Taylor sings about how she wishes that growing up would stop. She describes the song as herself when she was younger, then how when she grew up she felt alone and scared. This song is very insightful to how life goes too fast, and that we should cherish the moments we have and remember the value of those little things that seem pointless. I personally love this song as it makes me feel, that's what a good song does, makes you draw emotions and I think this ssong actually made me cry once.
I won't go over all of the songs in the album as that would take up lots of space, but the above songs I feel are the most amazing songs in the album and Taylor sings them beautifully. In all of the songs Taylor's voice is calm and full of emotion. So many people who have seen Taylor live have said how amazing she is, and it is a shame that this album doesn't have a DVD of the concert as this would be just awesome. You can really feel the emotions and feelings in all of the songs on this album and I do recommend that if you need to look at life and see the beauty of music, turn to Taylor as you wont be disappointed, I know I definitely wasn't. I think that if you love a good country song, or even a good soppy song, then pick up this high quality, high value album for just £5.99 online or £7.99 in HMV. I bought my copy in HMV and bought some individual songs from the itunes store before I bought the album. Thank you for reading my review,I hope this has helped you to decide whether or not to buy this album (buy it!) X x x
Summary: A truly amazing piece of work, my favorite album. By far!