What is, I believe, the biggest hit from America's currently most unavoidable country music wrecker.
We were both young
When I first saw you
I close my eyes
And the flashback starts
I’m standing there
On a balcony in summer air
Amazing songwriting! I feel like I'm right there, on a balcony in summer air.
‘Cause you were Romeo,
I was a scarlet letter
And my daddy said stay away from Juliet
But you were everything to me
I was begging you please don’t go
Does Taylor Swift know what a scarlet letter is? Because aside from making no sense in that context, she randomly mixes in a single reference to another piece of classical literature with her Romeo and Juleit theme. It's like doing a production of MacBeth wherein every character stops for 5 minutes to kill a giant whale. OK< crappy analogy, but I'm still a better writer than Taylor Swift.
Oh, ah, oh
Oh, ah, ah, oh
Easily the most well written part of the song.
Sadly? The most tolerable of the 16 Taylor Swift songs currently on the radio.