Out Of The Woods - Taylor Swift



The Experience: Taylor's new pop single Out Of The Woods talks about a headlong rush of a relationship, where there's constant danger of breaking up. She repeats, "Are we out of the woods yet?" with a rhythm that beats as fast as her heart was racing. She knew love with Harry Styles couldn't last, but all the same she can't forget him. "Oh, I remember..."
Official Video: Waiting

The meaning of Out Of The Woods is a high-speed relationship... and wanting safety. The phrase "Out of the woods" means being on open ground, no longer having to dodge trees and danger. Taylor based Out Of The Woods on her relationship with Harry Styles, which she said every week threatened a break-up. She compares that fire-filled love to a serious snowmobile accident that they had together. (twenty stitches in a hospital room.) Both the relationship and the ride sped fast and crashed hard. Emotions were high like life in "screaming color"... but Taylor asks herself 'Where's the safety? Can this last? Are we out of the woods? Are we in the clear?" 
Love in the fast lane may seem exciting. It might seem that steady relationships are as boring as "black and white." But as Taylor found, you can't build on a high-speed ride. You're gonna crash. Hope you don't need stitches.

Ask yourself: If you had to choose between a series of exhilarating break-ups or a constant, but not-so-exciting relationship, what would you choose? And how do you know when your relationship is out of the woods?


LYRICS:
Looking at it now
It all seems so simple
We were lying on your couch
I remember
You took a Polaroid of us
Then discovered
The rest of the world was black and white
But we were in screaming color
And I remember thinking...

Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods?
Are we in the clear yet?
Are we in the clear yet?
Are we in the clear yet?
In the clear yet, good.
Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods?
Are we in the clear yet?
Are we in the clear yet?
Are we in the clear yet?
In the clear yet, good.
Are we out of the woods?

Looking at it now
Last December, we were built to fall apart
Then fall back together
Your necklace hanging from my neck
The night we couldn't quite forget
When we decided
To move the furniture so we could dance
Baby, like we stood a chance
Two paper airplanes flying, flying...
And I remember thinking

Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods?
Are we in the clear yet?
Are we in the clear yet?
Are we in the clear yet?
In the clear yet, good.
Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods?
Are we in the clear yet?
Are we in the clear yet?
Are we in the clear yet?
In the clear yet, good.
Are we out of the woods?

Remember when you hit the brakes too soon
Twenty stitches in a hospital room
When you started crying
Baby, I did too
But when the sun came up
I was looking at you
Remember when we couldn't take the heat
I walked out, I said "I'm setting you free"
But the monsters turned out to be just trees
When the sun came up
You were looking at me.

You were looking at me... Oh
You were looking at me.
I remember.
Oh, I remember..

Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods?
Are we in the clear yet?
Are we in the clear yet?
Are we in the clear yet?
In the clear yet, good.
Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods?
Are we in the clear yet?
Are we in the clear yet?
Are we in the clear yet?
In the clear yet, good.
Are we out of the woods?

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