Thursday, May 9, 2013

"Red" Series: I Watched it "Begin Again"

Hey Everyone
     So I've decided to just not go in order anymore when it comes to this series. This song is one that I've been relating to lately. It's the last song on the album and has some of Taylor's country roots in it, which ends the album nicely. This song is "Begin Again".
     Interestingly, this song was released as the second single from the album but it never really got popular and was quickly overshadowed by the next single that was released: "I Knew You Were Trouble".
     The background for this song has been described by Taylor as such:
"(It's)about when you've gotten through a really bad relationship and you finally dust yourself off and go on that first date after a horrible breakup, and the vulnerability that goes along with all that"
So let's go through the lyrics! You can find them here. As with almost all songs, it tells a story and you can really picture it. Standing in front of the mirror, nervous as ever for your first date after a breakup and all you can think about is what your ex would be thinking or saying. You expect the worst but this guy looks good at first. He's there early and waiting for you and he pulls out your chair like a true gentleman. After some time you start to notice little things you really like about this guy versus the other one. You love the way he laughs and you realize that he thinks your funny when your ex didn't. And then there are the most important lines in this song. This song's true message is that love will always begin again. You can spend forever even shutting love out (or trying to) when you're heartbroken. But love will come knocking at your door and you have to open it up eventually and let love back in. That is what this song is saying. Don't give up on love. It always comes back. And most times it will be better than the last time you let it in. If it ends, it'll begin again eventually. Love is kind of a cycle. And it will be until you find the one person who won't ever cause the love to end. And you will find that person. But until then, learn to let love begin again. It takes time and it takes a leap of faith but it is worth it. Some people will say "well if you get hurt then how is it worth it?" Well I have a news flash. LOVE is not what hurts.
So I say LOVE is worth it. And love does end and the end hurts. But love is a learning experience. You learn what you want, what you need, and what you don't. And it will always begin again. You just have to make the decision to let it. Because eventually, as Taylor says in the song, the past will just be the past and you can focus on your present and future.
     I watched it begin again. Maybe it's time you do the same.Love could be knocking on your door, just around the corner, or even waiting for you "on a Wednesday in a cafe".
Love to all,
-Autumn the Music Girl

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