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Safe & Sound
Taylor Swift Lyrics


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I remember tears streaming down your face
When I said I'll never let you go
When all those shadows almost killed your light
I remember you said don't leave me here alone
But all that's dead and gone and passed tonight

Just close your eyes, the sun is going down
You'll be alright, no one can hurt you now
Come morning light, you and I'll be safe and sound

Don't you dare look out your window, darling, everything's on fire
The war outside our door keeps raging on
Hold onto this lullaby even when the music's gone, gone

Just close your eyes, the sun is going down
You'll be alright, no one can hurt you now
Come morning light, you and I'll be safe and sound

Ooh (ooh)
Ooh (ooh)
Oh whoa (oh whoa)
Oh whoa (oh whoa)
Ooh (ooh)
Ooh (ooh)
Oh whoa
Oh whoa

Just close your eyes
You'll be alright
Come morning light
You and I'll be safe and sound

Ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh

Overall Meaning

Taylor Swift's song "Safe & Sound" is a tribute to a love that is steadfast, even in times of great chaos and uncertainty. The song tells the story of two people who are facing a war-torn world filled with violence and destruction. The singer reassures her love that they will survive and that everything will be okay, even when everything around them seems to be falling apart.


The first verse describes a memory of their past, where the two were facing immense struggles. The light in their lives was barely visible, but they persevered together. The phrase "all that's dead and gone and passed tonight" suggests that they have moved past those troubles and are facing new ones as the war around them rages on. The singer then encourages her love to close their eyes and trust that no one can hurt them, and that they will be safe and secure when morning comes.


The second verse continues the theme of war and destruction. The line "everything's on fire" is a stark reminder of the world they live in. The singer urges her love to hold onto the lullaby that she sings, as it represents the trust and comfort they can offer each other even when everything else is uncertain. The chorus is repeated, emphasizing the idea that even when the world around them is filled with destruction and fear, they will remain safe and sound.


Overall, "Safe & Sound" is a touching ballad that speaks to the power of love in the midst of even the most challenging times. It reminds us of the importance of having someone to rely on and how a simple gesture of comfort, like singing a lullaby, can make all the difference.


Line by Line Meaning

I remember tears streaming down your face
I recall the sorrow that you expressed through your tears


When I said I'll never let you go
When I pledged to never abandon you


When all those shadows almost killed your light
When all those dark moments nearly extinguished your spirit


I remember you said don't leave me here alone
I remember you pleading with me not to abandon you in your distress


But all that's dead and gone and passed tonight
But now, that difficult time has passed and is over


Just close your eyes, the sun is going down
Take comfort, and close your eyes as the day comes to a close


You'll be alright, no one can hurt you now
You are safe now, no one can harm you


Come morning light, you and I'll be safe and sound
When the morning arrives, we will be together and safe


Don't you dare look out your window, darling, everything's on fire
Do not glance outside your window, my love, the world is ablaze with conflict


The war outside our door keeps raging on
The conflict outside our home continues to persist


Hold onto this lullaby even when the music's gone, gone
Retain this soothing song in your heart, even after the music stops playing


Just close your eyes, the sun is going down
Take comfort, and close your eyes as the day comes to a close


You'll be alright, no one can hurt you now
You are safe now, no one can harm you


Come morning light, you and I'll be safe and sound
When the morning arrives, we will be together and safe


Ooh (ooh)


Ooh (ooh)


Oh whoa (oh whoa)


Oh whoa (oh whoa)


Ooh (ooh)


Ooh (ooh)


Oh whoa


Oh whoa


Just close your eyes
Take comfort, and close your eyes


You'll be alright
You are safe and protected


Come morning light
When the day dawns


You and I'll be safe and sound
You and I will be safe and secure


Ooh, ooh


Ooh, ooh


Ooh, ooh


Ooh, ooh


Ooh, ooh


Ooh, ooh




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Joy Elizabeth Williams-Yetton, T. Bone Burnett, John Paul White, Taylor Alison Swift

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@alcd1810

I remember tears streaming down your face when I said "I'll never let you go"
When all those shadows almost killed your light
I remember you said "don't leave me here alone"
But all that's dead and gone and passed tonight

Just close your eyes, the sun is going down
You'll be alright, no one can hurt you now
Come morning light, you and I'll be safe and sound.

Don't you dare look out your window, darling everything's on fire
The war outside our door keeps raging on
Hold onto this lullaby even when the musics gone, gone

Just close your eyes, the sun is going down
You'll be alright, no one can hurt you now
Come morning light, you and I'll be safe and sound

Just close your eyes, you'll be alright
Come morning light, you and I'll be safe and sound


 Taylor Swift - Safe And Sound Lyrics



All comments from YouTube:

@emzzzzzzzzzz

this song walked so folklore and evermore could run

@edwinvos2591

🏕🔥

@Opus566

Yup😭

@asyanongambiguous6560

They really do have similar vibes and I love it! Oh, how lovely it was to listen to Safe and Sound in my prime😌🎶

@mhawang8204

FACT

@mariajosev612

I’m sure it’ll be part of RED TV and i can’t wait to get folklore vibes

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@Azoria_J

It's the mother of two sisters: Folklore and Evermore

@SWAC03

yessss

@Dave-pt2qd

The prequel

@viburnum1775

Still the best

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