I really hate that Taylor thinks she went wrong with Red and that that’s the reason it didn’t get as much recognition/appreciation because that’s not true. Red is my favourite album of Taylor’s for so many reasons but mostly because of the diversity of the album. It has songs that make me want to curl up into a ball and cry and songs that make me want to dance and sing as loud as I can, it’s such a passionate album.
I don’t even know where to start with how incredibly it’s written, like lyrically that album forever blows my mind.
“You’ve got your demons and darling they all look like me” “words how little they mean when you’re a little too late” “a first glance feeling on New York Time back when you fit my poems like a perfect rhyme” “and sometimes I wonder how you think about it now” “remembering him comes in flashbacks and echoes” “a new notch in your belt is all I’ll ever be” “all we are is skin and bone trained to get along, forever going with the flow but you’re friction” “the train runs off its tracks, kiss me, try to fix it, could you just try to listen” “I bet it never ever occurred to you that I can’t say hello to you and risk another goodbye” “all I know is a new found grace, all my days I’ll know your face” “these are the hands of fate, you’re my Achilles heel” “this is the golden age of something good and right and real” “maybe we got lost in translation maybe I asked for too much but maybe this thing was a masterpiece til you tore it all up” “you call me up again just to break me like a promise so casually cruel in the name of being honest”
And that’s not even half.
Red was so perfect in every way, it managed to make any situation seem so beautiful and tragic (no pun intended) even its aesthetic was beyond amazing. The autumnal feel of the album gave it such a welcoming, relatable vibe.
Even the Red Tour was so unbelievable, the emotions in the room whilst Taylor performed those songs, the way every person there had their own story and their own thoughts influenced by the music and yet Taylor seemed to understand every single one of them.
It just breaks my heart that the media was so caught up in Taylor’s love life that they overlooked one of the most amazing albums ever written and now Taylor thinks she did something wrong.