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Song Released: 2011


Long Live Lyrics

I said remember this moment, in the back of my mind
The time we stood with our shaking hands
The crowds and stands went wild
We were the Kings and the Queens
And they read off our names
The night you danced like you knew our lives
Would...

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    anonymous
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    Jan 10th, 2011 1:20pm report


    In an interview she said it was about her and her band after winning artist of the year. Many people didnt agree with her winning which she makes clear by saying "the cynics were outraged screaming this is absurd." also the part where she says they read off our names was when they read her name off when she won the award. Also she won the award in 2010 "it was an end of a decade.."



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    anonymous
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    Jul 2nd, 2011 7:18pm report


    I was at her concert on june 4th and she even said this, im just going into greater detail about the lines and everything.

    well, yes if you all are wondering, this song is about the relationship between her, her band & her fans. She wrote this song while she was on her 'Fearless' world tour. She remembered, how right before she went on stage
    'I still remember this moment
    In the back of my mind
    The time we stood with our shaking hands
    The crowds in stands went wild'
    standing and listening to all the fans scream her name, and she would always remember that moment.

    'We were the kings and the queens
    And they read off our names
    The night you danced like you knew our lives, would never be the same'
    the kings and the queens part is showing an emotion, the felt like royalty and everyone praising them, and 'dance like....' meant from the first time they would step on stage to preform, sing and dance, they new from that point their lives would never be the same.


    'You held your head like a hero
    On a history book page
    It was the end of a decade
    But the start of an age'
    this line can have many interpretations, but basically, they help their heads with pride like they were special and important like part of history and somethings might be bad, and times are ending, but music will always behold an new time.

    (chorus explained at bottom)


    'I said, remember this feeling
    I passed the pictures around
    Of all the years that we stood there on the sidelines,Wishing for right now'
    She was going back to the time b4 she was famous, remembering how she dream-pt and how she longed to be heard, wishing for what she has right now.

    'We are the kings and the queens
    You traded your baseball cap for a crown
    When they gave us our trophies
    And we held them up for our town'
    again feeling like there important, leaders. they traded friends, school, there past to be famous and travel the world to be a band.'gave us our...' showed people there talent, for there family to be proud.

    'And the cynics were outraged
    Screaming, this is absurd
    'Cause for a moment a band of thieves
    In ripped-up jeans got to rule the world'
    people werent actually outraged, but they are showing what people might feel when they see a bunch of scrawgy kids are now at the top of the world, and everyone knows about them, as if they ruled the world.

    (chorus)

    'Hold on to spinning around
    Confetti falls to the ground
    May these memories break or fall'
    holding on to the memories as at the end or concerts confetti falls to the ground and the memories can stay in there memories forever or be forgotten

    And you take a moment
    Promise me this
    That you'll stand by me forever
    But if God forbid fate should step in
    she's talking to her fans and band here. Asking them to always be by her side but if fate should ever step in.

    And force us into a goodbye
    If you have children someday
    When they point to the pictures
    Please tell them my name
    band & fans. As in the band separating and no more concerts for fans to go too, That they will keep their promise, so when a new generation comes in, if the see a picture of here the name, etc. that they will tell them of her.

    'Tell them how the crowds went wild
    Tell them how I hope they shine'
    Tell them of her music and the relationship they shared, and that one day when they grow up, she hopes they'll follow their dream and they'll succeed and be the best of the best.

    Chorus:
    'Long, long live the walls we crashed through
    All the kingdom lights shined just for me and you
    And I was screaming, long live all the magic we made
    And bring on all the pretenders, I'm not afraid

    Singing, long live all the mountains we moved
    I had the time of my life fighting dragons with you
    And long, long live the look on your face
    And bring on all the pretenders, one day we will be remembered'
    She saying long live all the memories she and her band made, the lives the helped and brightened when they needed a hand, and all those people that dont like her music? to bring it on, tell her how much they dont like her, because she has all the happiness she needs from her memories.

    long live all the things that they changed together and she had so much fun singing and creating music with you. and long live, the happiness you had listening to her music and seeing her.(again)and all those people that dont like her music? to bring it on, tell her how much they dont like her, because she has all the happiness she needs from her memories, and if the promises are kept, in the future, they'll always be remembered.

    so thats basically it, hope that clarifies! and i saying this again, she said herself that it was about her experience as a singer/



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    anonymous
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    Mar 21st, 2011 3:20am report


    I think it's about the story of Taylor's and her band,which she tells it differently with fairytale style. "all the kingdom light shined" means the stage lights. "confetti falls to the ground" is like the end of a concert. "you held your head like a hero,on a history book page" means the expression of her band who won awards and they all will be written on history of music awards, just like "we will be remembered".



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    anonymous
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    Jul 17th, 7:36am report


    She got through her troubles and got an award or graduated high school. She got past the bullies!



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    anonymous
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    Jun 5th, 6:39pm report


    At first I thought it was about prom, and her getting to be prom queen. This didn't really match up with "ripped up jeans" though. I like the idea though.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 29th, 2012 10:12pm report


    I feel that this song is somehow related to the Percy Jackson books especially the fifth one. I mean " You held your head like a hero" and the stuff about the dragons, magic, adventure and Annabeth's baseball cap. Even though I don't think Taylor Swift read the series, this is what I see



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    anonymous
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    Oct 21st, 2012 10:50pm report


    I think that Long Live is about those groups of people that you can spend so much time with, but eventually it comes to an end. You will be sad that it's over but you'll get over it and be happy because it happened. So many memories were made and will live on forever. Long Live.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 20th, 2012 10:36pm report


    Well to me this song is personall meaning, i'm only a 15 year old boy and before high school i was brutally bullied and became seriously depressed. When i got to high school I joined drama club and everyone was so welcoming and just so nice and just accepted me and for the "First Time" in my whole life i felt like i fit in somewhere. At my school everyone in drama has an emotional feeling with this song because the year before i was in high school, the fall play was a play called "Long Live Rock and Roll" and something really magical happened that year that we like to try and make happen every play. Someone thought that "Long Live" by Taylor Swift should be the song for the play "Long Live Rock and Roll". that's what i think of when i hear this song.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 9th, 2012 8:15am report


    Some people at my camp told me it was about her becoming prom queeen.. the lyrics would make sense in that idea but it just seems so unlike Taylor to write a song about her becoming Prom Queen.



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    anonymous
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    May 30th, 2012 5:29pm report


    It's about her and her band winning all those awards and being very successful, and how if she and her band ever split up they always remember the memories they had together.



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    anonymous
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    May 6th, 2012 5:34am report


    Would ir be wrong to say, Harry Potter? Just the whole fighting dragons, magic, and recognition for everything they'd done sorta makes me think about Harry Potter. But, yeah, it's probably about her band and and concerts and winning awards. Somehow, I just can't see Taylor writing about Harry Potter. :L



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    anonymous
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    Apr 5th, 2012 4:32pm report


    I know this is probally about her band and her as a singer, but I still think of harry potter long live all the magic we made :).



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    anonymous
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    Mar 4th, 2012 3:05pm report


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    I think it's about the story of Taylor's and her band,which she tells it differently with fairytale style. "all the kingdom light shined" means the stage lights. "confetti falls to the ground" is like the end of a concert. "you held your head like a hero,on a history book page" means the expression of her band who won awards and they all will be written on history of music awards, just like "we will be remembered".



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    anonymous
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    Feb 3rd, 2012 2:52pm report


    This song to me is about small things doing extraordinary things. I think it is about remembering and cherishing the great moments and to not dwell on the bad.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 21st, 2012 1:22am report


    FOR ME, it fits for harry potter.
    Just take a look at this video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-qMTepBCWI
    Actually, it made me cry ,



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    anonymous
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    Jan 14th, 2012 1:31pm report


    The hidden message in the song lyrics say "FOR YOU" so I'm going to go with everyone else that said this song's about her band and fans that kept supporting her no matter what. :)



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    anonymous
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    Jan 10th, 2012 1:50pm report


    This song actually reminds of The Hunger Games. When " the crowds and stands went wild" is like when Pita and Katniss are first presented and are basically on fire and everyone loved them.
    "It was the end of a decade but the start of an age" is like when they won, they began something that meant nothing would be the same again.
    "The cynics were outraged screaming "this is absurd", cause for a moment a band of theives in ripped up jeans got to rule the world" is like when both of them won the Hunger Games and the critics were going crazy that 2 people won, and from the 12th District, and that it was completely insane.
    "Bring on all the pretenders one day, we will be remembered" means the fake people that don't care about the teenagers fighting to the death at all.
    "We are the kings and the queens, you traded your baseball cap for a crown and they gave us our trophies and we held them up for our town" is them winning and being rewarded and their whole District being rewarded.
    That's what it makes me think of. Anyone else agree?



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    anonymous
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    Jan 5th, 2012 1:42pm report


    The song is about and dedicated to her band members and thanking them for everything and how glad she is she has got to spend these moments with them.

    "We were the kings and the queens and they read off our name" all the countless awards they have won together. "You traded your baseball cap for a crown" I think she is trying to show how normal they are just like you and me but here they are living out a dream. "How we stood there on the sidelines wishing for right now" They waited and tried so hard for this moments and they are finally here. "When they gave us our trophies and we held them up for our town" I think she is referring to when they won the award and stood infront of everyone, infront of all hers peers. " And the cynics were outraged" refferring to the fact that people judged them as not everyone will like country music, " cause for a moment a band of theives in ripped up jeans got to rule the world" it was the biggiest award of the night and they won, reffering again to how normal they are how they feel " band of theieves in ripped up jeans"

    My favourite part; " Can you take a moment? Please promise me this, that you'll stand by me forever?" She wants to stay with these people forever they feel like family, " But if god forbid fate should step in?" They fall out, they go off and get new jobs or get married and settle down."If you have children someday when they point to the pictures, Please tell them my name" I love this part as they have spent this part of there lives together and the bands and her children will see that and she wants them to them about her, " Tell them how i hope they shine" She wants them to succeed.

    I think overall the song is about her amazement of how far her band has got her, it is the biggiest thank you she could of given. She is eternally grateful and wants to know these forever. She wants to be rememembered for their work and wants to be friends with them always.



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