Red

By: Taylor Swift

Lyrics

Loving him is like driving a new Maserati down a dead end street
Faster than the wind
Passionate as sin, ended so suddenly
Loving him is like trying to change your mind
Once you’re already flying through the free fall
Like the colors in autumn
So bright just before they lose it all

Losing him was blue like I’d never known
Missing him was dark grey all alone
Forgetting him was like trying to know somebody you've never met
But loving him was red
Loving him was red

Touching him is like realizing all you ever wanted was right there in front of you
Memorizing him was as easy as knowing all the words to your old favorite song
Fighting with him was like trying to solve a crossword and realizing there’s no right answer
Regretting him was like wishing you never found out love could be that strong

Losing him was blue like I’d never known
Missing him was dark grey all alone
Forgetting him was like trying to know somebody you've never met
But loving him was red
Oh red burning red

Remembering him comes in flashbacks and echoes
Tell myself it’s time now, gotta let go
But moving on from him is impossible
When I still see it all in my head

Burning red!
Darling it was red!

Oh, losing him was blue like I’d never known
Missing him was dark grey all alone
Forgetting him was like trying to know somebody you've never met
Cause loving him was red yeah yeah red
We're burning red

And that's why he's spinning round in my head
Comes back to me burning red
Yeah yeah

Cause love was like driving a new Maserati down a dead end street
Red - Taylor Swift (lyric video)

Meaning of the Song

This song is about how she was in a relationship that she really enjoyed, but when it ended she didn't understand why it did. Throughout the first stanza it kind of summaries the whole relationship on how it went over. The second stanza it describes what it was like for her after they brake-up. In the third stanza it describes what loving him was felt like to her. The fourth stanza is a repeat of the second stanza. The fifth stanza is about her trying forget about him. Six is used for emphases. Also the seventh stanza is the same as two and four. Then in the eighth its says that shes done explaining the relationship. Finally in the ninth she repeats the first line of the song to pull it together.

Poetic Devices

Metaphor:

Loving him was red


Simile:

Passionate as sin


Imagery:

Like the colors in autumn


Rhyme:

ABCDEFE, GGHII, JKLK,GGHII, MNOI, II, GGHII, IIPA


Consonance:

Loving him was like driving a new Maserati down a dead end street