Song of the Day #4,984: ‘Gasoline (feat. Taylor Swift)’ – HAIM

I was struggling for a post to close out the week before I get to the 2021 movie-related content that will populate the blog for the next month or so.

Then I came across this Taylor Swift-assisted remix of the HAIM song ‘Gasoline,’ from their 2020 album Women in Music, Pt. III. That album was my favorite of 2020 and ‘Gasoline’ was my favorite song on it.

Apparently it was also Swift’s favorite song on the album. And after the HAIM women made a guest appearance on Swift’s 2020 album evermore, they decided to return the favor by asking her to collaborate on this one.

None of the HAIM sisters was given a verse on evermore‘s ‘no body no crime,’ which makes this a stronger collaboration in my book. Swift chews into the second verse of ‘Gasoline,’ delivering a different vocal performance than I’m used to hearing from her.

She sounds great, and brings some new shadings to a song I already love.

[Verse 1: HAIM]
You took me back
But you shouldn’t have
Now it’s your fault if I mess around
I took a drag
But I shouldn’t have
Now I’m coughing up like I
Never smoked a pack

[Chorus: HAIM]
Gasoline, pretty please
I want to get off
But you’re such a tease
Throw the keys back to me
Go on and kick off your boots
In the passenger seat

[Verse 2: Taylor Swift]
I get sad, you know I get sad
And I can’t look past what I’m sad about
You did me bad (Did me bad, did me bad)
And I did it back (Did it back, did it back)
You needed ass, well, what’s
Wrong with that?

[Chorus: HAIM & Taylor Swift]
Gasoline (Gasoline), pretty please (Pretty please)
I want to get off (Gasoline)
But you’re such a tease
Throw the keys (Throw the keys) back to me (Back to me)
Go on and kick off your boots (Gasoline)
In the passenger seat

[Bridge: HAIM & Taylor Swift]
Strike a match, strike a match, watch it blow
We’re watching the sunrise from the kitchen counter
Want you bad, want you bad, don’t you know?
When you’re lying between my legs it doesn’t matter
Strike a match, strike a match, watch it blow
You say you wanna go slower but I wanna go faster
Want you bad, want you bad, don’t you know?
Faster and faster

[Outro: HAIM]
Gasoline, pretty please
I want to get off
But you’re such a tease

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #4,984: ‘Gasoline (feat. Taylor Swift)’ – HAIM

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Such a joy to see a new generation of talented younger artists collaborating and making each other’s music better, just as artists like Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell, Don Henley, etc. did in the 70s.

  2. Maddie says:

    Agreed on everything said above 🙂 I hope there are some more Taylor/Haim collabs in the future!

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