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Hello, it's Crown
Today I'll talk about
Taylor Swift's Blank Space!

Welcome to English Song Spotlight. In this series
we're going to learn English by songs~

In the last episode we introduced
Justin Timberlake's Can't Stop the Feeling

Today we're going to listen to the Queen of
Country, Taylor Swift's hit single Blank Space!

Taylor actually wrote the song to satirize
people and media's

gossip and criticism toward her relationships.
Since she has been viewed
So what she wanted to convey in her MV was
"Outsiders' perception toward Taylor Swift"
Therefore she acted like a maniac
This time I'm also going to explain and analyze
some of the lyrics from the song

Let's begin!
Saw you there and I thought
oh my God, look at that face
You look like my next mistake
Love's a game, wanna play?
"You look like my next mistake" means
"You look like someone that's going to break
my heart

but I'm ready to play this game of love"
A more positive saying could be
"you look like my next boyfriend"

But she used "mistake" instead, therefore
it's like a foretelling saying that

You're likely to be a wrong decision
New money, suit and tie
I can read you like a magazine
Ain't it funny, rumors fly
and I know you heard about me
This line could be translated into:

There are two interpretations of the line. The
first one is that "I can read you like a magazine"

is actually originated from an idiom
"I can read you like a book"

"I can read you like a book" means
"You're like a book that could be easily

Here, she replaced "book" with "magazine"
meaning men are like magazines that are easy
to read and understand

The second interpretation is that, to explain
the whole line by

putting "new money, suit and tie" together
with "magazine", and it would mean

This man is rich and well dressed. Looking at him
is like looking at models on magazines

So it's gonna be forever
or it's gonna go down in flames
You can tell me when it's over
if the high was worth the pain
This line could be translated into:

"Gonna be forever, or gonna go down in flames"
is Taylor's view toward the relationship
Either be with each other forever, or be dead

The "gonna" in the line is an informal way of
saying "going to"

Similarly, "want to" can be expressed as "wanna"
And "go down in flames" can be used to describe
the burn down of buildings or objects

or failed to achieve something
This line could be translated into:

Here, Taylor described the joy and happiness
brought by love as drugs

In the US, "get high" or "high" often means
"the temporary joy and excitement brought by
doing drugs"

The "high" here is similar to Taiwan's slang

However, in Taiwan it means "good vibes,
fun, and feeling awesome"

So it's somewhat different. Notice that there is no
such a usage as "it's high" in foreign countries

Screaming, crying, perfect storms
I can make all the tables turn
Rose garden filled with thorns
Keep you second guessing like
oh my God, who is she?
This line could be translated into:

"Turn the tables" is an English idiom
It means "turning the situation to one's

So this line here could be interpreted as:
I won't stop bothering you until you compromise.
It's my victory when turning the situation around

This line could be translated into:

Second guess is "第二次的猜測"
You not only guessed once, but twice
It means the continuous guessing and suspecting
of other's thoughts

Got a long list of ex-lovers
they'll tell you I'm insane
But I've got a blank space, baby
And I'll write your name
This line could be translated into:

"A blank space" literally means an "empty space"
And in this song I think there are two different
perspectives of explanation

The first one is more romantic, meaning that
there is a room in Taylor's heart

waiting for someone she loves to move in,
and let her write the name on her heart

Another explanation is more interesting,
which is

there is still space available on
Taylor's long list of ex-lovers

meaning: if we break up soon, you'll be listed on
the ex-lovers list

So this is today's English Song Spotlight!
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#2 "Blank Space" // English Song Spotlight (Taylor Swift)

2127 Folder Collection
Amy.Lin published on September 17, 2017
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