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THIS IS SO CUTE

“She had a little Taylor guitar, she got it out and she was like, ‘I had this idea for this song’ and she pretty much had the verse, bridge and chorus done, but we argued about that one chord — 'I just want to know you, better know you’ — she didn’t like that, and I kind of forced it upon her. It was quite a funny situation. It’s like [her room is] surrounded by Grammys; she has like seven or eight and like Billboard Awards and Songwriting Guild. And I’m like, ‘this chord,’ and she’s like [pointing to her awards]”
- Ed Sheeran

'Everything Has Changed’ music video came out 2 years ago today.
06.06.13

An annotated compilation of some of my favorite love songs

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Be My Forever – Christina Perri (feat. Ed Sheeran)

“We’re on top of the world now darling so don’t let go…”

This song is one of my favorites by Christina Perri. It’s fun, quirky, and most importantly it features Ed Sheeran (plus Taylor Swift’s laugh towards the end) It’s the ultimate story about a couple who sees themselves being together forever. My favorite lyric is “You’re my bright blue sky // You’re the sun in my eyes // Oh baby you’re my life // You’re the reason why” because it describes that feeling of true love and how magical it can be.

Give Me Love – Ed Sheeran

This song is basically 8 minutes and 46 seconds of pure magic. When I first came across this song I couldn’t believe such a thing existed. It may not be as uplifting as the previous song, but I feel that its story of hopeful romance is really heartwarming and Ed’s way of turning lyrics into something so powerful really puts me in his position of needing love. It is incredible to see how he can take simple phrases and reword them into something so thrilling. When he says, “paint splattered teardrops on my shirt” instead of simply saying he is crying is just crazy to me. This song is one of my favorites by Ed and it is my go-to song whenever I need to calm down.

Fearless – Taylor Swift

“In this moment now // Capture it, remember it”

Throwing it back to Taylor’s country days, this song is a love story about being fearless and not knowing why. “And I don’t know why, but with you I’d dance. In a storm, in my best dress. Fearless” This song is about when you just can’t help how you feel about someone, and you’re nervous and scared, but also excited. It’s cute and really captures the story of someone who just can’t control how they feel. It’s totally a classic T-Swift love song.

From the Ground Up – Dan + Shay

This song is the definition of true love. It’s the story of Dan and Shay’s grandparents, and how they built their love step by step and grew old together. The song starts with, “Grandma and grandpa painted a picture of sixty-five years // And one little house // More than a memory // More than saying I do // Kiss you goodnight’s and I love you’s.” These few opening lines are so powerful because it shows how much love means to them and how their love is not just “saying I Do” at their wedding, but it’s all of the work and effort they put into it. This song is different from other Dan + Shay songs, because most of their songs are the type I would roll down the windows to in the middle on the night during the Summer, but this song is beautiful and meaningful.

Perfect – One Direction

Okay yes, judge me all you want, but I love this song for multiple reasons. 1) It is totally about Taylor Swift and 2) It is actually a really cute story. It’s basically a song about not being the typical “Mr. Perfect”, but being perfect in his own way. It lists off things that aren’t ideal for a boyfriend. “I might never be your knight in shining armour // I might never be the one you take home to mother // And I might never be the one who brings you flowers.” But then it continues into the reasons why he is perfect for this specific girl. “If you like causing trouble up in hotel rooms // And if you like having secret little rendezvous // If you like to do the things you know that we shouldn’t do //Then baby, I’m perfect // Baby, I’m perfect for you.” It’s funny and cute and really gives the listener a sense of the crazy relationship that Harry Styles and Taylor Swift shared.

How Would You Feel – Ed Sheeran

This song literally just came out tonight, and after the first time I heard it I automatically fell in love with it. I love how Ed starts by saying, “You are the one girl, you know that it’s true.” This song is so beautiful and I really love how Ed’s music has evolved into music about pure love, rather than the heartbreak he used to sing about. I love how he says, “Love flows deeper than a river, every moment that I spend with you.” It’s exciting to see his music grow and this song only makes me more excited for his album coming out in March.

All of the songs in this collection share one main similarity in the theme -  Love. They are all different in genre and sound, but they all share the same focus of falling in love, finding a soulmate, or being totally wrong and right for a person at the same time. Each artist brings something different to the theme, but they all leave you with one message – love is inevitable.

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Hey gorgeous,
I hope you’re having a great break and relaxing a bit! I just wanted to tell you that I love you so much and am so thankful for you. Thank you for always making me happy especially when I’m having a shitty day. Recently I’ve been going through a really hard time and I’m so thankful I have your music to turn on and listen to. I love you more than you will ever know Taylor and can’t wait until the day I get to hug you and thank you in person. I’m so lucky to have you in my life.
Love your friend,
Allison💗
@taylorswift

Taylor Swift Performs Exclusive DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night Concert – What to Know for Concert Goers

The event, co-hosted by Mark Cuban’s AXS TV, will take place on Saturday, February 4 at Club Nomadic in Houston, TX. This is the 12th annual DIRECTV event leading up to the biggest sporting event of the year, and the 1st time 10-time GRAMMY winner Taylor Swift will perform during the festivities.

WHO: Singer, songwriter, musician and producer, Taylor Swift, headlines, plus celebrity attendees Aaron Rodgers (Quarterback, Green Bay Packers), Adriana Lima (Model), Aly Raisman (Olympic Gymnast), Carson Palmer (Quarterback, Arizona Cardinals), Chris Evans (Actor), Chrissy Teigen (Model/TV Personality), David Irving (Defensive End, Dallas Cowboys), Drew Brees (Quarterback, New Orleans Saints), Eddie George (Former NFL Player), Erin Andrews (TV Personality), Gabby Douglas (Olympic Gymnast), Hailey Clauson (Model), Joe Buck (Sportscaster), John Legend (Actor/Musician), Jon Dorenbos (Long Snapper, Philadelphia Eagles), Kirk Cousins (Quarterback, Washington Redskins), Lea Michele (Actress/Musician), Mark Sanchez (Quarterback, Dallas Cowboys), Marshall Faulk (Former NFL Player), Michael Strahan (Former NFL Player/TV Host,Good Morning America), Peyton Manning (Former NFL Player), Ron Livingston (Actor, Search Party), Terry Bradshaw (Former NFL Player/Co-Host, FOX NFL Sunday), Tony Gonzalez (Former NFL Player), Victor Cruz (Wide Receiver, New York Giants), and more to be announced.

WHAT: Taylor Swift will perform at this year’s DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night concert* in Houston the night before the Big Game. This is the 12th annual DIRECTV event leading up to the biggest sporting event of the year, and the 1st time 10-time GRAMMY winner Taylor Swift will perform during the festivities. We’ll host the concert in a one-of-a-kind custom-made 62,500 square foot venue created especially for this event. Portions of this concert will air on Taylor Swift NOW, available on DIRECTV NOW, DIRECTV and U-verse, at a later date.

WHERE: Club Nomadic – 2121 Edwards St, Houston, TX 77007

MORE: Super Saturday Night has become one of the most sought-after invitations during the Big Game weekend. Club Nomadic, the custom-designed venue, features state-of-the-art sound systems and unique artistic designs to set the stage for an unforgettable Taylor Swift performance. All ticket holders must be at least 18 years-old.

WHAT TO BRING:

A government issued photo ID.

PROHIBITED ITEMS POLICY:

Prohibited Items:

No battery packs of any kind

Backpacks, purses and/or bags over 5” x 7” or Clear Bags that exceed 12”x12”

No signs larger than A4 or 8.5” x11”

Drones

Weapons of any kind

Illegal substances

Alcohol (will be sold inside the event)

Professional video/audio recording equipment

Professional still camera equipment with a detachable lens, tripods, zooms or commercial use rigs

Go Pro attachments like sticks & mono-pods

Aerosol cans

Bicycles inside event grounds

Skateboards, scooters, or personal motorized vehicles

Lawn furniture, tents or umbrellas

Fireworks and explosives

Musical instruments

Picnic baskets, large or hard-sided coolers

Pets (dogs trained to assist persons with disability are permitted)

Laser pointers

Glass or cans of any kind

Large chains or spiked jewelry

Weapons Policy:

No firearms

No knives

No peppers spray or any variation thereof

No nylon ties

No batons (collapsible or fixed)

No brass knuckles

No flashlights longer than 5 inches

Q: Will the concert be available to watch on DIRECTV and U-Verse?

A: Yes, portions of the concert will be made available at a later date. It will not be available for live stream, so follow AT&T and Taylor Nation for more information on when the concert will be available to AT&T’s U-Verse, DIRECTV, and DIRECTV NOW customers.

Q: Are you doing any other giveaways with Taylor Swift?

A: Our Houston concert is the first of many events and experiences we’re working on for her fans, including AT&T customers. Stay tuned.

Q: Can I meet Taylor Swift?

A: There are no meet & greets.

Q: What is the attire?

A: Party chic! We suggest comfortable shoes for a long evening of fun and check the weather before you leave your hotel. Taylor Swift shirts and athletic shoes and jeans are okay!

Q: Should I tip the shuttles?

A: No, you do not need to tip, we’re taking care of it.