Red Is All Kinds Of Intense

I can’t even begin to describe how I love this album. Personally, this is her best effort yet. There are no ‘yawn’ songs here. And I didn’t feel like the sound is too repetitive. Something I’ve had a problem with on her previous records. Taylor Swift is a songwriter first and foremost and this album is (another) proof. Her lyrical prowess is golden; how she can narrate a simple, casual experience or story and turn it into music that is relatable and enjoyable. I like how she described why she named the album Red:

All the different emotions that are written about on this album… all of that — in my mind, all those emotions are red. You know, there’s nothing in between. There’s nothing beige about any of those feelings.

You don’t how many times I’ve played this album on repeat. I’m seriously considering not to write a review but rather just post every lyric I like from each song, hahaha! The 16 tracks are as follows:

taylor-swift-red-single-artwork-400x400State Of Grace. When I first heard it, I thought it was very unlike Swift – sound-wise which is great because it means she’s trying out new things. This is a song that “grows” on you, at least that’s what happened with me. Fave lyrics: And i never saw you coming/ And I’ll never be the same.

Red is an instant darling, just listen to it. Should be a future single. 🙂 Fave lyrics: (I like all of it! haha but if I have to choose) Memorizing him was as easy as knowing all the words to your old favorite tune/ Forgetting him was like trying to know somebody you’ve never met/ But loving him was red.

Treacherous. She takes it slow and easy but still hitting it home with every word. Fave lyrics: And i’d be smart to walk away/ But you’re quick sand/ This slope is treacherous/ And I, I, I like it.

I Knew You Were Trouble is the first upbeat number and also a personal favorite. The music video’s out already! Check hereFave lyrics: Cause I knew you were trouble when you walked in/ So shame on me now/ Flew me to places I’d never been/ Til you put me down oh.

All Too Well is a masterpiece among several others. Love this song! (Warning: you’ll probably read that phrase throughout this post) Fave lyrics: (Again all of it :p ) Cause here we are again on that little town street/ You almost ran the red cause you were looking over at me/ Wind in my hair, I was there, I remember it all too well.

22 is fun and best sung among friends. That bit “Who’s Taylor Swift anyway?” is funny. Fave lyrics: We’re happy free confused and lonely at the same time/ It’s miserable and magical oh yeah/ Tonight’s the night when we forget about the deadlines/ It’s time uh oh.

I Almost Do. Needless to say, I love this song! 😀 It’s kind of sad actually but the sentiment’s nice (running out of adjectives here). Fave lyrics: I bet/ You think I either moved on or hate you/ Cause each time you reach out there’s no reply/ I bet it never, ever occurred to you that I can’t say hello to you/ And risk another goodbye.

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together. Ah, the catchy first single which really doesn’t define the collection. So if you find this song too ‘pop’, don’t give up on this album just yet. P.S. Love the spoken lyrics! Fave lyrics: You go talk to your friends/ Talk to my friends/ Talk to me/ But we/ Are never ever, ever, ever/ Getting back together.

Stay Stay Stay is another playful/girly track. No problem with me, hahaha especially this cute lyric coming up. Fave lyrics: This morning I said we should talk about it/ Cause I read you should never leave a fight unresolved/ That’s when you came in wearing a football helmet/ And said okay let’s talk.

The Last Time features Snow Patrol front-man Gary Lightbody. It’s the better of the 2 collaborations in the album. I like the outro of this song too. Fave lyrics: This is the last time I’m asking you this/ Put my name on the top of your list.

Holy Ground. You just find yourself singing along to. Maybe even bump your head to it but in a Taylor Swift way. 😀  Fave lyrics: And darling, it was good never looking down/ And right there where we stood was holy ground.

Sad Beautiful Tragic takes a turn again for the sad song route. I guess this is my least fave from the record. No fave lyrics (yet).

The Lucky One talks about the price of fame kinda like Britney’s Lucky. I like this for the melody. Fave lyrics: Another name goes up in lights/ You wonder if you’ll make it out alive.

Everything Has Changed with Ed Sheeran. I don’t know much about this guy but he’s everywhere. It’s a nice duet, their voices blended together just fine. Fave lyrics: All I know is a simple name/ And everything has changed/ All I know is you held the door/ You’ll be mine and I’ll be yours/ All I know since yesterday is everything has changed.

Starlight is the last upbeat song and like Holy Ground, something great to sing along with. Fave lyrics: I said oh my, what a marvelous tune/ It was the best night, never would forget how we moved/ The whole place was dressed to the nines/ And we were dancing dancing/ Like we’re made of starlight, starlight.

Begin Again. The 2nd single which weirdly sits as the last track, I fell in love to upon hearing. How could you not when it goes: Fave lyrics: And you throw your head back laughing like a/ Little kid/ I think it’s strange that you think I’m funny cause/ He never did/ I’ve been spending the last 8 months/ Thinking all love ever does/ Is break and burn and end/ But on a Wednesday in a café/ I watched it begin again.

Red is indeed all kinds of intense, all kinds of emotion. Love, Sadness, Laughter, Hope, Grief, Anger. But valid everyday emotions, nonetheless. That’s why her songs are always so endearing and likeable. I’m proud to say, Taylor Swift you have made me a fan once again.

Well then, ’til the next sound trip! 🙂


JoJo’s Back!

And the song’s already stuck in my head, very reminiscent of her previous hit Too Little Too Late. I kinda missed her and I always like her songs. Anyways, that was some hiatus, eh? Hope she gets back on track especially with her new album on the way entitled Jumping Trains.

The lyrics helped me appreciate the song more, check it out below:


I’m trying not to pretend that it wont happen again, and again like that

Never thought it would end, cuz you got up in my head, in my head like that

You made me happy baby, love is crazy, so amazing

But it’s changing, rearranging

I don’t think I can take anymore


Cuz the walls burned up and our love fell down

And it turned into whatever, now we’re saying never

Feel the fire cuz it’s all around and it’s burning

For forever and always

We gotta let it go, be on our way

Live for another day, cuz it ain’t the same, my baby

Watch it all fallin to the ground

No happy ever after, just disaster


I didn’t want it this way, I only wanted to say

I loved you right

But now you walkin away, and leavin me here to stay

So foolish of me to wait for you to realize

All the things I gave you, made you, change you

Your dreams came true

When I met you, now forget you

Don’t want anymore



You shot the bullet , you shot the bullet that killed me

Not feeling my heart beat, and I was dyin

I I’ve been through it, I I’ve been through the agony

And now my eyes are, dryin, tryin, no more cryin,

Like it’s just a game,

So disaster strikes and I’m all right

Cuz my loves on his way


Burning up forever and always (always)

yeah yeah yeaa


Brand New Kelly!


Since 2007’s My December, we didn’t hear much about AI’s first winner and in my opinion, still the best American Idol out there. The album didn’t get as much commercial success as Breakaway although, I did love the 3 singles that came out with it especially Sober and Never Again. I think it has a lot to do with the controversy with her record label specifically to Clive Davis, legendary star-maker, with regards to ‘creative control’. Even I got influenced since I didn’t get a copy myself, which I regret now. Apparently, Davis didn’t think the album contained ‘hits’ and wanted her to rework on it. The issue was that most of the songs in the record talked about or contained themes of heartbreak and angst. When you think about it, it is true since she took control of her music career in Breakaway. But whatever happened to freedom of speech? Clarkson said in an interview that she doesn’t plan which songs will make it to her albums, it just so happened that among all songs she’s written these were the one that got pushed through and these songs happened to be sad. You know when women express these kinds of feelings it is automatically presumed that a boyfriend has gotten them astrayed. Or basically, that they should only talk about how love has set them free and made them better persons. Kelly’s a rocker, and rock songs almost always exude angst in them. She’s unique that’s why I love her, she’s not like your typical singing competition winner and I’m glad she took control over her career.

The new single entitled “My Life Would Suck Without You” written and produced by Max Martin and Dr. Luke comes out January 19 in the US so we have to wait ’til then to hear it. Unless, someone leaks it in the net earlier. 🙂


The album “All I Ever Wanted” (official cover above) will hit record bars and outlets on March 17, 2009. To satiate our thirst for the moment the lyrics to the song got published already and here it is:

‘My Life Would Suck Without You’
Guess this means you’re sorry
You’re standing at my door
Guess this means you take back
What you said before
Like how much you wanted
Anyone but me
Said you’d never come back
But here you are again
Cuz we belong together now
Forever united here somehow
You got a piece of me
And honestly
My life would suck without you
Maybe I was stupid for telling you goodbye
Maybe I was wrong for tryin’ to pick a fight
I know that I’ve got issues
But you’re pretty messed up too
Anyway, I found out I’m nothing without you
Cuz we belong together now
Forever united here somehow
You got a piece of me
And honestly
My life would suck without you
Being with you is so dysfunctional
I really shouldn’t miss you, but I can’t let go
Oh yeah
Cuz we belong together now
Forever united here somehow
You got a piece of me
And honestly
My life would suck without you

Scared Of Lonely

A fanmade video with the lyrics of one of my favorite songs in Beyonce’s latest record I Am… Sasha Fierce. It’s one of those songs that when I heard it made me think and somehow I can relate to it. Coz’ that’s what I’m afraid of, if someone will ask what’s my biggest fear… this is probably going to be my answer. 😦