The Year of Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift has really fed us with music lately. Not only the singer-songwriter gave us one but TWO albums last year, but now she just released two new songs added as bonus tracks to the deluxe version of her album Evermore.
‘Right where you left me’ and ‘it’s time to go’ are the two bonus tracks. Taylor made the announcement on Friday, the release date. “the evermore deluxe album with 2 bonus tracks ‘right where you left me’ and ‘it’s time to go’ is now available! The first is a song about a girl who stayed forever in the exact spot where her heart was broken, completely frozen in time. “it’s time to go” is about listening to your gut when it tells you to leave. How you always know before you know, you know? 🍂” she wrote on her Instagram.
‘Right where you left me’ and ‘it’s time to go’ Explained
On ‘right where you left me,’ Taylor sings “Did you ever hear about the girl who got frozen? Time went on for everybody else, she won’t know it…Did you hear about the girl who lives in delusion? Breakups happen every day, you don’t have to lose it. She’s still twenty-three inside her fantasy.”
Taylor spoke about her experience with growing up in the spotlight in her January 2020 documentary Miss Americana. “There’s this thing people say about celebrities. That they freeze at the age they got famous. I had a lot of growing up to do, just to try and catch up to 29.” At 23, Taylor had just come out with Red, which is famous for being her one “true break-up album.” Red saw some of the biggest hits of her career, including ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’ and ‘I Knew You Were Trouble,’ which gave her unprecedented media attention and criticism.
On ‘it’s time to go,’ Taylor depicts situations where relationships have turned sour. She notably mentions her highly-publicized legal battle with her former label, Big Machine Records. They took the ownership rights to the masters of her first six studio albums. “Thankfully, I left my past in Scott’s hands and not my future. And hopefully, young artists or kids with musical dreams will read this and learn about how to better protect themselves in a negotiation. You deserve to own the art you make.” She explained via Tumblr.