Song of the Day #3,018: ‘Fearless’ – Taylor Swift

taylor_swiftBack in 2008, Taylor Swift was a country artist with major crossover appeal, and her sophomore album Fearless broke every sales record for a country album on its way to being the biggest selling album of any sort that year.

And that was the lowest point of her career to date.

With apologies to Adele and Beyoncé, Swift is no doubt the most successful, landscape-dominating artist recording today. It’s hard to imagine her next album (whatever and whenever it may be) won’t improve on the gaudy numbers of her most recent smash hit, 1989. Talk about a winning streak.

Here she is when she wasn’t yet a supernova but merely a giant friggin’ star.

[Verse 1]
There’s something ’bout the way
The street looks when it’s just rained
There’s a glow off the pavement
You walk me to the car
And you know I wanna ask you to dance right there
In the middle of the parking lot
Yeah
Oh yeah

We’re driving down the road
I wonder if you know
I’m trying so hard not to get caught up now
But you’re just so cool
Run your hands through your hair
Absent mindedly making me want you

[Chorus]
And I don’t know how it gets better than this
You take my hand and drag me head first
Fearless
And I don’t know why but with you I’d dance in a storm in my best dress
Fearless

[Verse 2]
So baby drive slow
’til we run out of road in this one horse town
I wanna stay right here in this passenger’s seat
You put your eyes on me
In this moment now capture it, remember it

[Chorus]
And I don’t know how it gets better than this
You take my hand and drag me head first
Fearless
And I don’t know why but with you I’d dance in a storm in my best dress
Fearless

[Bridge]
Well you stood there with me in the doorway
My hands shake
I’m not usually this way but
You pull me in and I’m a little more brave
It’s the first kiss
It’s flawless
Really something
It’s fearless
Oh yeah

[Chorus]
And I don’t know how it gets better than this
You take my hand and drag me head first
Fearless
And I don’t know why but with you I’d dance in a storm in my best dress
Fearless

[Chorus]
And I don’t know how it gets better than this
You take my hand and drag me head first
Fearless
And I don’t know why but with you I’d dance in a storm in my best dress
Fearless

[Outro]
Oh oh
Oh yeah

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One thought on “Song of the Day #3,018: ‘Fearless’ – Taylor Swift

  1. Dana says:

    I must confess I liked her better when she was a giant friggin star than as the supernova she has become. I hope her new record returns to her roots.

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