This is a great post that does a good job of considering how Taylor’s mind works….
I do think that quoting U2 - "One life, you gotta do what you should", is thematically comparable to State of Grace, just as it musically similar to U2.
Were Taylor’s Speak Now Tour arm lyrics a sign of things to come on the RED album? Were they how she was feeling as she was touring and writing for it? I’ve sort of always felt that way and then she said it in an interview that they’re lyrics from a favorite artist. I remember waiting to see what the lyric was each night, to see where she was drawing musical inspiration from - what she was listening too. But really, it was her way of telling us what she was feeling. There’s clear patterns to reference specific songs on RED. Clear things of her letting us know what we’d hear both in sound and content. Specifically on the All Too Well/WANEGBT/RED theme and the Treacherous/IKYWT theme. So here’s my analysis of each arm lyric from each show in relation to a song/lyric on the RED album.
Share your thoughts with me too?