Long Live
Taylor Swift Lyrics


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I said remember this moment
In the back of my mind
The time we stood with our shaking hands
The crowds in stands went wild
We were the kings and the queens
And they read off our names
The night you danced like you knew our lives
Would never be the same
You held your head like a hero
On a history book page
It was the end of a decade
But the start of an age

Long live the walls we crashed through
How the kingdom lights shined just for me and you
I was screaming, "Long live all the magic we made"
And bring on all the pretenders
One day we will be remembered

I said remember this feeling
I passed the pictures around
Of all the years that we stood there on the sidelines
Wishing for right now
We are the kings and the queens
You traded your baseball cap for a crown
When they gave us our trophies
And we held them up for our town
And the cynics were outraged
Screaming, "This is absurd"
'Cause for a moment, a band of thieves
In ripped up jeans got to rule the world

Long live the walls we crashed through
How the kingdom lights shined just for me and you
I was screaming, "Long live all the magic we made"
And bring on all the pretenders, I'm not afraid
Long live all the mountains we moved
I had the time of my life fighting dragons with you
I was screaming, "Long live the look on your face"
And bring on all the pretenders
One day we will be remembered

Hold on to spinning around
Confetti falls to the ground
May these memories break our fall

Will you take a moment?
Promise me this
That you'll stand by me forever
But if, God forbid, fate should step in
And force us into a goodbye
If you have children someday
When they point to the pictures
Please tell them my name
Tell them how the crowds went wild
Tell them how I hope they shine

Long live the walls we crashed through
I had the time of my life with you
Long, long live the walls we crashed through
How the kingdom lights shined just for me and you
And I was screaming, "Long live all the magic we made"
And bring on all the pretenders, I'm not afraid
Singing long live all the mountains we moved
I had the time of my life fighting dragons with you
And long, long live the look on your face




And bring on all the pretenders
One day, we will be remembered

Overall Meaning

“Long Live” by Taylor Swift reminisces the memories of a remarkable event in her life – “Fearless” album tour of 2010. She starts off by saying “remember this moment,” as she desires to keep that memory forever. She describes the event, where she and her fans had a night to remember, standing with their hands shaking and the crowds in stands cheering them on as if they were the reigning king and queen of the world. And when they read off their names, they knew it was a moment that would inevitably change their lives. She speaks of how her fans held their heads high and danced like heroes, a moment that was the start of a new age in her career.


She then sings of how they crashed through walls and how the kingdom’s lights shone just for her and her fans. They made magic, and she acknowledges that others will come to pretend, but they will always be remembered. Taylor emphasizes that the memories of the past should hold tight, as they will be a source of strength for the future. Even though things may change, they will always be together, fighting through good and bad times.


In the final verse, Taylor makes a promise to her fans, a promise that even if they part ways, they will always be remembered as those incredible moments will never fade away. She hopes that even when she's gone, people will remember her and her fans, how they created magic together.


Line by Line Meaning

I said remember this moment
I want you to remember how we felt in this moment


In the back of my mind
This moment will always be with me


The time we stood with our shaking hands
We were nervous, but excited


The crowds in stands went wild
The people were cheering for us


We were the kings and the queens
We were on top of the world


And they read off our names
We were recognized for our achievements


The night you danced like you knew our lives
You were so confident, like you knew good things were going to happen


Would never be the same
Our lives were changing for the better


You held your head like a hero
You were so strong and brave


On a history book page
This moment will be remembered forever


It was the end of a decade
The end of an era


But the start of an age
A new beginning


Long live the walls we crashed through
Let's remember the obstacles we overcame


How the kingdom lights shined just for me and you
We were in the spotlight and it was amazing


I was screaming, "Long live all the magic we made"
We can do anything together


And bring on all the pretenders
We don't have to worry about competition


One day we will be remembered
Our name will live on


I said remember this feeling
Hold onto this emotion


I passed the pictures around
Remember these memories with me


Of all the years that we stood there on the sidelines
We've been waiting for this moment for so long


Wishing for right now
Dreaming of this moment


You traded your baseball cap for a crown
You went from being ordinary to extraordinary


When they gave us our trophies
Our hard work paid off


And we held them up for our town
We were proud of our achievements


And the cynics were outraged
Doubters were proven wrong


Screaming, "This is absurd"
They couldn't believe how successful we were


'Cause for a moment, a band of thieves
We were rebels, but in a good way


In ripped up jeans got to rule the world
We were powerful and unexpected


Long live all the mountains we moved
We accomplished so much together


I had the time of my life fighting dragons with you
We faced challenges together, and it was worth it


And bring on all the pretenders, I'm not afraid
We don't have to worry about competition


And long, long live the look on your face
I will always remember the joy on your face


Hold on to spinning around
Don't let go of this moment


Confetti falls to the ground
This is a time to celebrate


May these memories break our fall
These memories will always be there to catch us if we fall


Will you take a moment?
Stop and think about this moment with me


Promise me this
Make a commitment to me


That you'll stand by me forever
Promise to be there for me no matter what happens


But if, God forbid, fate should step in
If something bad happens


And force us into a goodbye
If we have to say goodbye


If you have children someday
If you become a parent


When they point to the pictures
When they ask about our memories


Please tell them my name
I want to be a part of their story too


Tell them how the crowds went wild
Tell them about our success


Tell them how I hope they shine
I want them to succeed too


And I was screaming, "Long live all the magic we made"
We can do amazing things together


Singing long live all the mountains we moved
Remember all the obstacles we overcame


One day, we will be remembered
Our legacy will live on




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Taylor Alison Swift

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