Since Taylor Swift‘s This Love Taylor’s Version, a cover of her 1989 classic, was made public, Swift fans have been in overdrive.
After hearing a snippet of the song in the new trailer for her upcoming web series, The Summer I Turned Pretty, Taylor has announced that she will release the song today.
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As Taylor Swift prepares to release her own version of the song, fans have been reviewing the lyrics and offering their interpretations of what they mean.
It was revealed on May 5th that Taylor Swift will star in the Amazon Video series The Summer I Turned Pretty.
This Love Taylor’s Version was featured in the trailer, and the singer even released a video of the song on her Instagram account. It was accompanied by a video caption that read:
“Thank you @jennyhan for including my version of This Love in the trailer for @thesummeriturnedpretty!!” In the past, I’ve always been proud of this song, and I’m ecstatic to see it come to fruition tonight at midnight!
The Summer I Turned Pretty, based on the novel by Jenny Han, will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on June 17th.
Explore the lyrics of this love
A “very really small poem” was the inspiration for Taylor’s This Love chorus, the singer has said. The four lines of the chorus came to her “all of a sudden,” as she put it, after which she could hear a melody develop. When Taylor realized it was going to be a song, she was delighted.
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It’s TAYLOR’S version of this love that Taylor teases
Originally conceived as a poem, the chorus of This Love reads like this:
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This love is good, this love is bad
This love is alive back from the dead
These hands had to let it go free
And this love came back to me
Before the release of her album Red in 1989, Taylor penned and finished the song. It’s “like saying goodbye to the past and the prior four albums,” according to her description.
Fan Theories Abound on the True Meaning of Love
There has been much speculation among Swifties as to the significance of the first verse, which involves a water metaphor:
“Yes, it is about returning to a former girlfriend after a period of time apart,” one Reddit member wrote in response to a question regarding the song’s meaning.
Clear blue water
High tide came and brought you in
And I could go on and on, on and on, and I will
Skies grew darker
Currents swept you out again
And you were just gone and gone, gone and gone
It’s about a love that is both frail and powerful, someone another said.
When you thought he was gone for good, and you were about to move on, he comes back and starts the circle all over again, as Taylor puts it in his song, “Just When You Thought He Was Forever Gone.”