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Planned Coincidence? Or Overused Metaphor?

Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 11:02 AM

One of my favorite songs on RED is Everything Has Changed. Especially when Ed says, "And all my walls stood tall painted blue
But i'll take them down, take them down and open up the door for you"

While reminiscing and listening to Tay's first album, I noticed in Cold as You that she says "You put up walls and paint them all a shade of gray"

And a couple days later, while listening to Speak Now's Dear John: "You paint me a blue sky and go back and turn it to rain"


Sooo... Is she obsessed with painting, using it in three different songs?
OR is Ed Sheeran's character promising not to be like the men in Cold As You and Dear John by saying that he will take down the (blue, aka happy/nice) walls he has built around himself? (In which case, a planned coincidence)

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    Re: Planned Coincidence? Or Overused Metaphor?

    Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    I think it's a metaphor that she keeps returning to, similar to the rain and 2am. Songwriting is a very natural process, sometimes it doesn't require a whole lot of thinking to produce the lyrics or the melody so I'd be suprised if she sat down and said to Ed "We NEED to get something about redecorating in here!"

    (Maybe not those exact words but I'm sure you get my drift and it produces a funny image!)

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    Re: Planned Coincidence? Or Overused Metaphor?

    Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    I think what Clueless said, rain and 2am as well!


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    Re: Planned Coincidence? Or Overused Metaphor?

    Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    Clueless wrote:
    I think it's a metaphor that she keeps returning to, similar to the rain and 2am. Songwriting is a very natural process, sometimes it doesn't require a whole lot of thinking to produce the lyrics or the melody so I'd be suprised if she sat down and said to Ed "We NEED to get something about redecorating in here!"

    (Maybe not those exact words but I'm sure you get my drift and it produces a funny image!)

    ^ This ^ but that is cool :) And Clueless Hahahaha! The last thing made me laugh :) x



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    Re: Planned Coincidence? Or Overused Metaphor?

    Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    Clueless wrote:
    I think it's a metaphor that she keeps returning to, similar to the rain and 2am. Songwriting is a very natural process, sometimes it doesn't require a whole lot of thinking to produce the lyrics or the melody so I'd be suprised if she sat down and said to Ed "We NEED to get something about redecorating in here!"

    (Maybe not those exact words but I'm sure you get my drift and it produces a funny image!)


    That was a funny image :)
    Rain I've noticed to be a common thing in quite a few of her songs. I guess rain is quite romantic, which is why it is used. Rain can also set the scene for a song. When I listen to 'Sparks Fly' I can always picture a scene in my mind.

    As for paint being used in 3 songs, I personally don't think it was a coincidence. Maybe it's just a metaphor that she likes to use? Giving the walls/sky a colour is better than leaving them uncoloured.
    The colour of the paint can also tell us if the song is sad, happy ect. Colour can tell us a lot :)
    And that's how Equestria was made!
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    'Taylor Swift' taught me to be 'Fearless' and to 'Speak Now', before it's too late. Now, we paint the whole town 'RED'.

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    Re: Planned Coincidence? Or Overused Metaphor?

    Sat, Dec 8, 2012 at 1:03 AM

    LunaMoon wrote:
    Clueless wrote:
    I think it's a metaphor that she keeps returning to, similar to the rain and 2am. Songwriting is a very natural process, sometimes it doesn't require a whole lot of thinking to produce the lyrics or the melody so I'd be suprised if she sat down and said to Ed "We NEED to get something about redecorating in here!"

    (Maybe not those exact words but I'm sure you get my drift and it produces a funny image!)


    That was a funny image :)
    Rain I've noticed to be a common thing in quite a few of her songs. I guess rain is quite romantic, which is why it is used. Rain can also set the scene for a song. When I listen to 'Sparks Fly' I can always picture a scene in my mind.

    As for paint being used in 3 songs, I personally don't think it was a coincidence. Maybe it's just a metaphor that she likes to use? Giving the walls/sky a colour is better than leaving them uncoloured.
    The colour of the paint can also tell us if the song is sad, happy ect. Colour can tell us a lot :)
    And that's how Equestria was made!
    ---
    *Like we're made of starlight*
    ---
    'Taylor Swift' taught me to be 'Fearless' and to 'Speak Now', before it's too late. Now, we paint the whole town 'RED'.

    Yes, like Red.....


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    RE: Planned Coincidence? Or Overused Metaphor?

    Sat, Dec 8, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    taylor has alot of things like that
    for example tuesdays, not picking up phones, weather in her room/house, and so on


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