I didn't get the CD from Target so I don't have the 3 additional songs but here's my review of each song off her new album plus my favorite lyrics from each one.
Welcome to New York
This one might need to grow on me, or maybe it's just that I don't have any really big emotional connection to New York! I'm sure I'll get to like it more, but for now I'll just skip it til I get bored with the other tracks.
"Like any great love it keeps you guessing
Like any real love it’s ever changing
Like any true love it drives you crazy
But you know you wouldn’t change anything, anything, anything"
I jammed out to this for like 45 minutes straight this morning. It's so catchy and will most definitely get stuck in your head, it's perfect for singing really loud in your car and dancing. Not that I know from personal experience or anything ;) This is probably my current favorite followed by "Wildest Dreams". And who doesn't love how she says this line...
"Cause you know I love the players, and you love the game!"
I was surprised how much I loved this song. It's kind of a haunting sound and I think it's so pretty. It's upbeat and great to listen to while you get ready, believe me, I did just that!
"Fade into view, it's been a while since I have even heard from you,
I should just tell you to leave cause I know exactly where it leads,
but I Watch us go round and round each time"
Out of the Woods
I didn't download this one when it was a single. I didn't really like it. But surprisingly it's actually grown on me and I really like it now! I listened to it a ton yesterday. And I liked watching a few live performances of it on YouTube. I'm a sucker for a good bridge. Always have been, always will be.
"Remember when we couldn't take the heat
I walked out, I said, I'm setting you free
But the monsters turned out to be just trees
When the sun came up you were looking at me"
This isn't necessarily a favorite but I do like it. It's very tween love worthy, and who am I kidding, I love everything tweens love. It's a cute concept, how you lose and how you get the girl.
"Stand there like a ghost, shaking from the rain,
She'll open up the door and say Are you insane?"
T-Swift falls back on her previous song "Ours" with wanting to forget about what others say about her relationship. However this time instead of just ignoring the naysayers, she wants to hide from them. I do love the lyrics on this one. It might need to grow on me a little more as it's one I tend to skip right now.
"Rain came pouring down when I was drowning,
That's when I could finally breathe,
And that morning, gone was any trace of you,
I think I am finally clean"