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Taylor Swift: Last Kiss Meaning

Song Released: 2010


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I still remember the look on your face
Lit through the darkness at 1:58
The words that you whispered
For just us to know
You told me you loved me
So why did you go
Away
Away?

I do recall now
The smell of the rain
Fresh on the...

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    anonymous
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    Nov 18th, 2010 11:21pm report


    This song is about Joe Jonas, obviously. Why?
    -The intro is 27 seconds long, which was also the length of the infamous breakup phone call.
    -She flew to see a Jonas Brothers concert on July 9th, 2008 (on a plane, which she ran off... haha)
    -The hidden message in the song is Forever and Always, which is the song from Fearless that she wrote about him.
    -Life of the party- Joe's said to be pretty crazy sometimes.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 5th, 2017 12:24am report


    Taylor explained the meaning of this tender post-break-up song on her website: "The song 'Last Kiss' is sort of like a letter to somebody. You say all of these desperate, hopeless feelings that you have after a break-up. Going through a break-up you feel all of these different things. You feel anger, and you feel confusion, and frustration. Then there is the absolute sadness. The sadness of losing this person, losing all the memories, and the hopes you had for the future. There are times when you have this moment of truth where you just admit to yourself that you miss all these things. When I was in one of those moments I wrote this song." - songfacts
    For MAIKAPUMA, your interpretation for this song is sort of sad and not all first loves.. end up together. About your worrying that your hubby will leave you for his ex-gf and you said she was his first love.. He is your first love.. I don't think you have anything to worry about because it is you that he married and not her. Even if she was his first love and they were together for five years.. They called it quits a long time ago and you are the one he married. So that means he is your true love and not his first love. Not all people marry their first love. Some marry their second love, third love, or some people have many relationships. There is nothing you can do, if you are not his first love. Trust your husband and have faith in him. Instead of crying, love your husband. There is nothing to be scared about, your fears are without basis.
    - CONFIDENTIAL 12/4/17



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    maikapuma
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    Dec 4th, 2017 12:01am report


    To me, this song is about a girl who was so in love with a guy, to be exact, her first love. She loved him more than anything and out of the blue he just decided to leave her. The worst fear for me is my hubby leaving me for his ex. That’s why I cry at this song because everything seems fine, but in the back of my mind I can tell he still misses her. Me and him have only been together for almost 3 years and he’s been with her for 5 years. It sucks that he’s my first love and I’m not his first love. I’m a bit selfish I know. I get scared he’s going to give me the last kiss out of nowhere when I’m not expecting it and it’s so scary.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 10th, 2014 9:24pm report


    In my opinion, this song is about a girl who devoted herself to a guy who never really appreciated her until it was too late. She saw something in the boy that made her believe in him and the potential for something more which kept her hanging on for so long. I think this boy was aware of her feelings but for whatever reason, he always overlooked her and wouldn't give her a chance. She had convinced herself that they were right for eachother so she kept waiting patiently but he continuely kept disappointing her. Finally, she gets to the point where she's tired of waiting for him and all her hope has run out. She starts to see how naive she had been and realizes that she deserves better. Shortly after she gives up on him, he starts to realize what he had in front of him all along and asks for her to give him a chance but it's too late. She had been let down so many times before by him that it would never be the same and she realized that he wasn't right for her.



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    Iulia
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    Dec 22nd, 2013 12:57pm report


    This song is about Joe Jonas and I'm not going to prove it because a lot of people already did it before me (Forever & always... Ellen... 27 sec...etc).
    It was a relationship she never wanted to end but she KNEW it wasn't going very well. Forever & always makes it very clear that the situation wasn't that great anymore "This thing is breaking down, we almost never speak. I don't feel welcome anymore." and also I think that Haunted is about him, too "You and I walk a fragile line but I never thought I'd see it break". She has known it all along but still never expected that it would have come to an end.
    I think Joe was her first love and because of that she will never forget him "Your name, forever the name on my lips."
    "I'll watch your life in pictures like I used to watch you sleep" because he is no longer in her life she is forced to see him only in pictures in magazines. It's the only way she can follow how he's doing along with asking their mutual friends "I'll keep up with our old friends just to ask them how you are".
    "I feel you forget me like I used to feel you breathe" the way she feels he's forgetting about her it's almost a physical sensation, like feel his breath on her skin. The pain she's experiencing is so strong that is physical.
    "Hope it's nice where you are. And I hope the sun shines and it's a beautiful day and something reminds you, you wish you had stayed" she wants him to be happy and have a beautiful life and she hopes he'll miss her and regret the decision of leaving her. Also that fact that she hopes he will remember her on beautiful days I think that indicates that their relationship was mostly "sunny" even though it came to that or she wants him to recall a beautiful memory they shared during a beautiful day.
    "You can plan for a change in the weather and time, but I never planned on you changing your mind." Once again, she did not see it coming. The change in the weather can be referred to moving to another city, a change in time could be him moving on from their relationship to another time, another phase of his life. The innocence in her voice when she says that she never planned on his changing his mind is heartbreaking because she really means it. She could have made all her future plans but I think that all of them included Joe.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 1st, 2012 11:26am report


    This isn't what I think Taylor means this is what the song means to me....Basically I never knew he was going to end it..Like I knew we were having problems but I never thought it would come to that...'You told me you loved me, so why did you go away?' because I still don't understand how he went from being deeply in love with me to 'not feeling the same anymore' .

    'The beat of your heart, it jumps through your cheat I can still feel your arms but now i'll go sit on the floor wearing your clothes all that I know is I don't know how to be something you miss' - so relatable :/...I could see my heartbeat through my top and when he hugged me his heart was pounding..As soon as he left I sat on the floor wearing his hoodie that he made me keep...I just didn't know how to make him miss me anymore...I felt absoloutely lost..."Never thought we'd have a last kiss" we kissed one last time before he left because before that day I hadn't seen him in almost 3 weeks... 'Your name forever the name on my lips' I can never stop saying his name, reminicing... 'I loved your handshake meeting my father' because I did..I loved the lok on his face..So naive...He always kissed me when I was saying something like in Taylor's lyrics...
    "I'll watch your life in pictures like I used to watch you sleep' I keep checking his facebook, looking at his pictures and I used to watch him sleep..Not creepy and only for a few seconds before smiling and laying on his chest :/... "And i'll feel you forget me like I used to feel you breathe' Even though he says he hasn't it feels like he's forgot me...And he just isn't mine anymore... :/ 'I'll keep up with our old friends just to ask them how you are' my best friend is going out with his best friend...So all of mine and his friends are still together and then we're not:( I still ask them is he okay...'and something reminds you, you wish you had stayed' I still hope that he'll walk past somewhere where we sat together or something and remember the good times...The worst line for me is 'I never planned on you changing your mind' because I didn't..He did all the chasing to begin with..I just never thought he could fall out of love so easily :/... It's been almost a month and I still feel worse than the day he actually broke up with me... Taylor is just an inspiration. <3



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    anonymous
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    Apr 22nd, 2012 4:29am report


    At Taylor's concert, she said that after she got home one night, she was sad because of the breakup (she didnt specify which one :D) and she didn't want to talk to her friends about it so she wrote a song. So it is about her, not her friend, otherwise why would she lie? Although she does write some songs for other people, like Ours.



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    snowbunny11
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    Mar 29th, 2012 3:33pm report


    This is about a relationship she never thought would end. Never wanted to. This is the one that she put herself completely out there with letting all guards down. This was the one. He left her broken hearted, and unwilling and not wanting to love again. She dwels in the memories that they had, longing to be in them again. She cant bear the fact that he is actually gone, She is holding on to everything left of him. And desperatley wants to be loved by him. She honestly never thought that he, the perfect guy it seemed like, would ever break her heart. Yet he did, knows she realizes that was her very last kiss with him and she know wants it back. She now wants everything back.
    I would understand this song, my boyfriend whome i was completely in love with ended it when he moved, and i had seen the signs coming I just didnt want it to be true, and no matter how long i stayed asleep trying to remenence in the memories, i would never be with him again. That truely had been our "Last Kiss".



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    anonymous
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    Dec 13th, 2011 12:19pm report


    this song is about getting a last kiss from a guy you really love. If there was a music video for this song the meaning would be so much easier to find.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 7th, 2011 10:51am report


    My thought is its about a girl and a boy who fell in love he told her he loved her then suddenly he just disappeared from the girls life one day leaving nothing but a kiss on the girls lips.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 15th, 2011 8:04pm report


    I think that this song is about how they broke up. She thought they would last forever but he went away, "You told me you loved me, why did you go away?"

    She never thought they would be over, but he changed his mind about her, and now she wants to be something he misses, but she doesn't know how to, "I don't know how to be something you miss."



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    bamagirl14
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    Aug 10th, 2011 8:28pm report


    'Last Kiss' is about lost love. It doesn't necessarily mean he died. She was so in live that she never thought it would end and she'd do anything to have him with her. 'All that I know is I don't know how to be something you'd miss.' Is saying hoe she'd change for him. A part of him will forever be with her. 'Your name forever the name on my lips.'



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    anonymous
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    Aug 7th, 2011 8:28pm report


    Whenever i hear this ,it take me back where i wanted to be for a second,then it break my heart like it had it felt so same like this song for no reason it never stops crossing your mind even though you think you let go.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 7th, 2011 8:28pm report


    Whenever i hear this ,it take me back where i wanted to be for a second,then it break my heart like it had it felt so same like this song for no reason it never stops crossing your mind even though you think you let go.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 1st, 2011 8:41am report


    There are other meanings to the song. Anyone could relate.

    "So I watch your life in pictures like I used to watch you sleep" this line is comparing how different things are now they are not in a relationship anymore. She watches his life in pictures because that's the only way she can see him now. She used to be able to sit there and watch him sleep, but because they aren't together she can't do that anymore.

    "And I hope the sun shines and its a beautiful day, and somthing reminds you. You wish you had stayed" that line means she hopes that somthing brings a good memory of her to mind and he wishes that they stayed together

    "And I feel you forget me like I used to feel you breath" that line is saying that she can feel him forget her like the equivilant of feeling him breathing next to her.

    ""Never thought we'd have a last......kiss," and "I never planned on you changing your mind......" those lines make it obvious that she thought she was going to spend the rest of her life with him.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 14th, 2011 7:34am report


    Snippet of 'Forever & Always' lyrics:
    I hold on to the night
    you looked me in the eye
    and told me you loved me

    Snippet of 'Last Kiss' lyrics:
    Lit through the darkness at 1:58
    The words that you whispered
    For just us to know
    You told me you loved me

    If 'Forever & Always' is about Joe Jonas then 'Last Kiss' is about him too. "You told me you loved me" is repeated in 'Last Kiss'



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