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Taylor Swift: The Lucky One Meaning


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Song Released: 2013

Featuring: Gary Lightbody

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The Lucky One Lyrics

New to town with a made up name in the angel city,
Chasing fortune and fame.
And the camera flashes, make it look like a dream.
You had it figured out since you were in school.
Everybody loves pretty, everybody loves cool.
So overnight you...


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    Jan 4th, 2013 1:58am report

    I think this is about many people who were famous but then become less famous. I think THE Lucky One is Joni Mitchell. She was famous and she was decent. She was during the Vietnamese war which involved a lot of politics. She was "New to a town with a made up name in the ANGEL CITY" Angle city is the translation of Los Angeles which happens to be where people are "chasing fortune and fame". She didn't like the life of Hollywood and fled back to Canada. She "took the money and [her] diganity and got the heck out! The say [she] bought a bunch of land some where, chose the rose garden over Madison Square" meaning she took the money and fled back to Canada and chose the peaceful life instead of the life of a famous person.


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    Oct 22nd, 2012 10:40am report

    i believe this song is about before fame you think your missing out and are wishing you could be them... but if you know someone famous they would tell you your lucky when u dont think so ... but when the spots change you would finally understand its hard being the one in the spotlight and you wish you could go back to being the nobody you used to hate.


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    Oct 22nd, 2012 10:26pm report

    I think The Lucky One is about when you wish you were famous and up in the spotlight. But then once you get it, you wish you could turn back at times and just be a normal person. But once your'e put in the spotlight there's no turning back. That's when you realize it wasn't as great as you thought it would be. That you were already The Lucky One.


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    Nov 23rd, 2018 11:25pm report

    I think it's about how she realized being famous isn't as great as people think, and how we're "the lucky ones" because we don't have to worry people trying know what you're doing constantly. "... and your secrets end up splashed on the news front page..." She's trying to tell others that being a famous singer/songwriter has it's downfalls. She's also talking about another artist who had the same realization, and who "... got the hell out..."


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    Sep 29th, 2017 9:25pm report

    It's about LA. Most of the typical girls see LA as a great, great city. The place where you can be someone. Especially, showbiz. At first, these girls can only think of being famous. But then, a lot of famous people are being annihilated because of too much fame. Drugs, alcohol, sex, relationships, criticisms and all that. And when they realize it, it's too late for them. And then they regret it and the only thing they wish is to get out of the city. Away from all the drama.


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    Jul 30th, 2017 7:46am report

    For some reason I thought the song was about Shania Twain, because I read it somewhere once and I know Shania Twain did buy a bunch of land in New Zealand's south island "I heard you bought a bunch of land somewhere" But the song might not be about 1 person, in particular, maybe it;s kind of about all of them.


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    Aug 30th, 2014 8:07pm report

    i think that this song is about when you wish you were rich and famous and when you get it you realize its NOT AT ALL what it is made up to be and you want to have the life that you once had, but its too late unless you "get the hell out of there" which is exactly what somebody did


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    Sep 24th, 2013 9:50pm report

    I think all of you are pretty much right. I think it might be about her saying to a friend that they are lucky. Then they get sick of all of the pressure and exposure and just leav. She doesn't get it, but then she becomes famous and envies them. Poor TayTay.....this song touched my heart because I realized she doesn't have it any easier than us just because she's famous. In fact, she may have a harder life than any of us. That's all I wanted to say, just so you guys don't fall into the trap of fame. Not that being a singer isn't cool! I love to sing and Taylor is sort of a role model but I don't wish I had her life. :)


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    Apr 3rd, 2013 4:03pm report

    In my view this song is all about the evolution(rise) of Taylor swift n the pressure she's facing now with her growing fame.


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    Jan 5th, 2013 1:55pm report

    I think she is singing about Shania Twain who left when her name was in the lights and she had several hits that crossed genre lines and could be heard on all radio stations. was She had a Red and a Green UP album. She got married and moved to Europe for about 5 years to care for her baby and family. Now Taylor is the country star that crosses genre lines and is heard on all stations. She has matched Shania's success and now envies her escape.


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    Jan 5th, 2013 1:15am report

    I think it basically says that Taylor is really starting to feel the pressure of her fame.


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    Jan 4th, 2013 1:40am report

    This song is all about her " taylor swift" when she was studying..we all know That Taylor Swift is a victim of bullying when she was a little young girl. She also experienced discrimination!!!THIS IS WAS THE SONG ALL ABOUT.. I THINK :))


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    Dec 1st, 2012 12:34am report

    i think this song, taylor swift made for herself..

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    Nov 11th, 2012 11:15am report

    It's actually not about a certain person. it's about fear. Taylor loves where she is and she loves her fans and she wouldn't change anything.
    But this is what she fears.


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    Oct 28th, 2012 10:04pm report

    She used to think that people were lucky if they were famous, and it's what she wanted. But now she is famous and has her name up in lights, she understands that its not all what she thought.


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    Oct 28th, 2012 10:16am report

    This song is about Taylor's rise to fame and as most do wondering what would happen if you chose a different path.


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    Oct 24th, 2012 10:46pm report

    It's about one of the Kennedy women, maybe even Maria. Choosing rose garden over madison square is what makes me think that. I think it is about admiration. Rumors are that it could be about Monroe, but the ending doesn't make sense with that. But, Swift does like to change endings (Love Story anyone?) so who knows. It's a really nice song.


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    Oct 22nd, 2012 10:04pm report

    she's telling you that you should be proud of who your are, don't wish you were anyone else! :D don't even wish you were cool/pretty/ or even famous!

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