Analyze Dis: Taylor Swift’s “Innocent”

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Published on September 12, 2010 with 17 Comments

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This song is endlessly fascinating. Just candid enough to seem like an indictment on the surface. On closer inspection, though, it’s a narrative about forgiveness. She’s not dissing Kanye, she’s moving on. Peep the words.

I guess you really did it this time
Left yourself in your war path
Lost your balance on a tightrope
Lost your mind, tryin’ to get it back

Wasn’t it easier in your lunchbox days?
Always a bigger bed to crawl into
Wasn’t it beautiful when you believed in everything?
And everybody believed in you?

It’s all right, just wait and see
Your string of lights is still bright to me
Oh, who you are is not where you’ve been
You’re still an innocent
You’re still an innocent

There’s some things you can’t speak of
But tonight you’ll live it all again
You wouldn’t be shattered on the floor now
If only you would sing what you know now then

Wasn’t it easier in your firefly-catchin’ days?
And everything out of reach, someone bigger brought down to you
Wasn’t it beautiful runnin’ wild ’til you fell asleep?
Before the monsters caught up to you?

It’s all right, just wait and see
Your string of lights is still bright to me
Oh, who you are is not where you’ve been
You’re still an innocent

It’s okay, life is a tough crowd
32, and still growin’ up now
Who you are is not what you did
You’re still an innocent

Time turns flames to embers
You’ll have new Septembers
Every one of us has messed up too

Lives change like the weather
I hope you remember
Today is never to late to
Be brand new

It’s all right, just wait and see
Your string of lights are still bright to me
Oh, who you are is not where you’ve been
You’re still an innocent

It’s okay, life is a tough crowd
32 and still growin’ up now
Who you are is not what you did
You’re still an innocent



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  1. Kanye West is the best thing that ever happened 2 Taylor Swift’s career

    • Not true. She had platinum records and a loyal fan base before the Kanye incident. It didn’t hurt or help.

      • not exactly. people here in the uk are now suddenly super interested on this ‘taylor swift’ character…it definitely would help if she ever tried try crossover here, since she a much more distinctive pre-frame to who she is now over here.

  2. That’s fucking beautiful

  3. That’s fucking beautiful

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