Blank Space - Taylor Swift



The Experience: Taylor Swift moves into pop for good with the single Blank Space. A catchy beat about picking up a new boyfriend in her Blank Space. She warns him "Love's a game," not serious, she "loves the players" more than she really loves - but he'll "love the game.

Official Video: Taylor makes fun of her reputation: a new boyfriend arrives with suit, jaguar and expectations. The dating is intense ("I love the players, and you love the game!")... until half-way when the love becomes torture. Taylor acts bipolar, attacking his image, his shirts, his jaguar, and himself. He shrugs and drives off... just as a new lover drives in. 

The meaning of Blank Space is making a game out of love. After a string of pick-up lines, Taylor ends with, "Love’s a game, want to play?Taylor's lyrics also confess to a "long list of ex-lovers." That's what happens when love isn't serious. You change games and players all the time. The beat is makes it sound like the game is fun, but Taylor warns "We'll take this way too far. It'll leave you breathless or with a nasty scar.If love is a game, why are there so many songs about the deadly pain of heartbreak? (Take Taylor's own I Knew You Were Trouble.) If it's a game, why the "nasty scar"? Maybe love is more than a game. In my case, it's about committing all my life. I take it more seriously than Blank Spaces.

Ask yourself: Is love a game? Why would 'only a game' leave you "with a nasty scar"?


LYRICS:
Nice to meet you, where you been?
I could show you incredible things
Magic, madness, heaven sin
Saw you there and I thought
Oh my God, look at that face
You look like my next mistake
Love’s a game, want to play?
New money, suit and tie
I can read you like a magazine
Ain't it funny, rumors, lie
And I know you heard about me
So hey, let's be friends
I'm dying to see how this one ends
Grab your passport and my hand
I can make the bad guys good for a weekend

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
Got a long list of ex-lovers
They'll tell you I'm insane
Cause you know I love the players
And you love the game

Cause we're young and we're reckless
We'll take this way too far
It'll leave you breathless
Or with a nasty scar
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

Cherry lips, crystal skies
I could show you incredible things
Stolen kisses, pretty lies
You're the King baby I'm your Queen
Find out what you want
Be that girl for a month
Wait the worst is yet to come, oh no
Screaming, crying, perfect storm
I can make all the tables turn
Rose gardens filled with thorns
Keep you second guessing like
"Oh my God, who is she?"
I get drunk on jealousy
But you'll come back each time you leave
Cause darling I'm a nightmare dressed like a daydream

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
Got a long list of ex-lovers
They'll tell you I'm insane
Cause you know I love the players
And you love the game

Cause we're young and we're reckless
We'll take this way too far
It'll leave you breathless
Or with a nasty scar
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

Boys only want love if it's torture
Don't say I didn't say I didn't warn ya
Boys only want love if it's torture
Don't say I didn't say I didn't warn ya

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
Got a long list of ex-lovers
They'll tell you I'm insane
Cause you know I love the players
And you love the game

Cause we're young and we're reckless
We'll take this way too far
It'll leave you breathless
Or with a nasty scar
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

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