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The Story Behind Taylor Swift's Blank Space Lyrics

"Blank Space" is a song by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, from her fifth studio album, 1989 (2014). The song was released to US radio stations as the second single from 1989 on November 10, 2014, by Republic Records in partnership with Big Machine. Swift co-wrote "Blank Space" with its producers Max Martin and Shellback. In the lyrics, she conceived the song as a satirical self-referential nod to her reputation as a flirtatious woman with a series of romantic attachments, which blemished her once-wholesome girl next door image. Musically, it is an electropop song with minimal hip hop-influenced beats.

Martin and Shellback employed a sparse production for "Blank Space" as Swift wanted the song to emphasize the lyrics and vocals.[2] Musically, "Blank Space" is an electropop song[25] that is set over minimal hip hop-influenced beats.[26] The song incorporates synthesizers, percussioned guitar strums, and layered backing vocals.[21][27] The track builds up in the refrain, where Swift sings in her higher register.[13] Some contemporary critics compared the song's minimal production to that of New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde's music, specifically her 2013 album Pure Heroine.[14][21][28] Spin's Andrew Unterberger commented that, as with the rest of 1989, "Blank Space" embraces 1980s pop music authenticity while incorporating a modern twist.[28] Baesley thought that the minimal production may "sound bright and easy, but it's anything but the latter to create", calling it "weapons-grade, professional pop".[21]

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Retrospective reviews of "Blank Space" have been positive. Critic Alexis Petridis of The Guardian in 2019 declared "Blank Space" the best single Swift had released, praising its success in transforming Swift's image from a country singer-songwriter to a pop star thanks to its "effortless" melody and witty lyrics.[27] Rolling Stone reviewer Rob Sheffield wrote: "Every second of 'Blank Space' is perfect."[62] Paste in 2020 described the song as "remarkably well-made, infectiously catchy, and legitimately funny", and named it the best song on 1989.[63] Selja Rankin from Entertainment Weekly also dubbed "Blank Space" the best track on the album, praising the over-the-top lyrics and its catchy 1980s pop sound.[64]

Joseph Kahn directed the music video for "Blank Space". Swift approached Kahn with the idea for treatment, desiring the video to portray her self-deprecation as a "crazy villain" akin to the lyrics.[79] According to Kahn, Swift envisioned "Blank Space" as "a video addressing this concept of, if she has so many boys breaking up with her maybe the problem isn't the boy, maybe the problem is her".[80] Photography took place at two locations in Long Island: primary shooting took place at Oheka Castle, with a few additional scenes shot at Woolworth Estate. The video was shot over three days in September 2014;[81] the last day was dedicated to film American Express Unstaged: Taylor Swift Experience, an interactive 360 mobile app in collaboration with American Express.[82] For the video, Swift was thorough in choosing the concepts and imagery. Kahn spoke of his working experience with Swift on Mashable: "When you have an artist wanting to test her imaging, it's always great territory to be in".[80]

Ahead of the premiere of Starz's Blunt Talk, Sir Patrick Stewart joins Ophira Eisenberg on NPR's Ask Me Another and plays a game which required him to recite Taylor Swift lyrics. Tune in August 20th for the full episode with Sir Patrick Stewart!NPR: us live!:

Misheard lyrics (also called mondegreens) occur when people misunderstand the lyrics in a song. These are NOT intentional rephrasing of lyrics, which is called parody.This page contains all the misheard lyrics for Blank Space that have been submitted to this site and the old collection from inthe80s started in 1996.For more information about the misheard lyrics available on this site, please read our FAQ.

I think it's satirical on the way she is portrayed in the media. "Got a long list of exlovers" is the reference to the media claiming that she has had so many boyfriends in the past, "I've got a blank space baby" is her saying that it's the same story over and over but with different men. The part of the song when she says: "find out what you want, be that girl for a month, wait, the worst is yet to come", it is referencing the perception that many 'haters' hold that she is manipulative and evil and it means that she lures these men in to a relationship with her before revealing her true self leaving her unsuspecting boyfriends asking themselves, "oh my God, who is she?" Because to her "loves a game". Obviously in this scenario she is showing psychopathic tendencies that might make her ex loves"tell you [she's] insane" This song is a dig at her haters and how she is perceived by them which is made ironic due to the fact that in saying pretty much to the world that she's a crazy bitch/psychopath it has furthered her undeniable success. This this theory is made all the more plausible by the fact that she has recently released a song about the 'haters' hating. Obviously this is all just my opinion.

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According to me she had a long list of ex lovers who now calls her mad because she used to love them but they considered love to be a game.She had a blank space and seeing him she made up her mind to call him to be her upcoming mistake.And like her every other lovestories this too ended because she saw him texting another girl.

The song is actually about Harry Styles , that if he ever wants to date with her again she still has a blank space waiting for him. Taylor still loves Harry but Harry is also too weak to admit it that he stills loves her. Nice song Taylor. Love all her songs

In June, Genius told The Wall Street Journal that Google had been copying music lyrics directly from its site since at least 2016, causing the site's web traffic to take a major hit. That revelation apparently wasn't enough to stop the practice, because Genius is now suing Google and its lyrics partner, LyricFind, for $50 million for anticompetitive behavior.

But according to the lawsuit, Genius wasn't convinced that Google had stopped copying its lyrics directly, so it came up with another watermark, this time using the "four-per-em space," a special character that looks like a regular blank space but that a computer sees as unique.


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