Taylor Swift – The Story Of Us

Posted: 25 Mei 2011 in Country, Download Audio, Female Singer, Music Video, Review, Rock, Song Lyrics
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artist : Taylor Swift
title : The Story Of Us
album : Speak Now
Video Release Date : 25 Mei 2011
Indonesia’s Released By : Universal Music Indonesia

Review

Mungkin orang semakin berpikiran Taylor Swift ingin mengubah image country-nya dengan mengeluarkan single berunsur rock ini. Pikiran mereka salah. Karena Taylor telah merilis Mean terlebih dahulu di US dan The Story of Us untuk single yang dirilis di UK pada tanggal 4 April 2011. Dan rumornya lagi, The Story of Us bakal dirilis tanggal 26 April di US. Untuk international single, kemungkinan Taylor akan memilih The Story of Us ketimbang Mean. Karena Mean terlalu country untuk penikmat musik di seluruh dunia. Cara menembak pasar yang cerdas.

Kembali ke The Story of Us, nampaknya Taylor tak hanya ingin berjalan di jalur country pop. Gadis 21 tahun itu mulai menabur sedikit bumbu rock di album itu. Mulai dari dentuman drumnya sampai permainan gitarnya yang powerful. Sedikit mengingatkan akan musik-musik Avril Lavigne jaman Let Go dan Under My Skin. Meskipun sejatinya genre keseluruhan lagu ini masih dikategorikan country pop.

The Story of Us sendiri menceritakan tentang pertemuan Taylor Swift dan salah seorang mantannya dalam suatu acara penghargaan. (Kalau kamu punya album Speak Now, kamu akan tahu acara penghargaan apa itu) Banyak yang ingin taylor katakan pada mantannya itu. Salah satunya, ‘I miss you’, tapi terlalu canggung untuk melakukan itu. “I’d tell I miss you but I don’t know how. I’ve never heard silence quite this loud,” begitulah kata Taylor melalui lagunya.

Now I’m standing alone in a crowded room and we’re not speaking. And I’m dying to know is it killing you like it’s killing me?” Taylor menyanyikan bagian refrain dengan asyik, diiringi aransemen yang tak kalah asyik, meski sebenarnya terdengar perih. Taylor cuma ingin bilang untuk mantannya, pertunjukkan saling diam ini membuatnya tersiksa, serasa akan dibunuh.

Dalam acara penghargaan itu, Taylor tak merasa sedang dinominasi. Ia merasa sedang melakukan kontes saling diam dengan mantannya itu. Itulah mengapa lirik ini lahir: “This is looking like a contest of who can act like their careless.” Tapi bukan berarti Taylor ingin diam-diam seperti itu, terbukti dari lanjutan liriknya “But I liked it better when you were on my side.”

Sejatinya, lagu yang direkam terakhir ini adalah lagu ballad penuh emosi yang dibungkus dengan sedikit unsur rock, percikan country yang tak banyak, dan didominasi oleh taburan bumbu pop. Cobalah lupakan semua bebanmu. Hapus pikiran untuk sejenak. Kemudian dengar lagu ini, karena kamu akan merasakan keperihan yang dirasakan Taylor. Dan satu lagi, mengubah genre musik bukanlah merubah image. Merubah image adalah merubah perilaku. Bukankah musisi harus mencoba beragam macam genre?

So, what’s on your mind about this song?

source : creative disc

Music Video

Song Lyrics

I used to think that one day we’d tell the story of us,
And how we met
And how the sparks flew instantly
And people would say they’re the lucky ones

I used to know my place was the spot next to you,
Now I’m searching the room for an empty seat
Cause lately I don’t even know what page you’re on

Oh, a simple complication,
Miscommunications lead to a fallout,
So many things that I wish you knew
So many walls up, I can’t break through

Now I’m standing alone in a crowded room
And we’re not speaking
And I’m dying to know
Is it killing you like it’s killing me, yeah

And I don’t know what to say since a twist of fate,
When it all broke down
And the story of us
Looks a lot like a tragedy now

Next chapter

How did we end up this way?
See me nervously pulling at my clothes
And trying to look busy
And you’re doing your best to avoid me

I’m starting to think one day I’ll tell the story of us
How I was losing my mind when I saw you here
But you held your pride like you should have held me

Oh, I’m scared to see the ending,
Why are we pretending this is nothing?
I’d tell you I miss you but I don’t know how
I’ve never heard silence quite this loud.

Now I’m standing alone in a crowded room
And we’re not speaking
And I’m dying to know
Is it killing you like it’s killing me, yeah

And I don’t know what to say since a twist of fate,
When it all broke down
And the story of us
Looks a lot like a tragedy now

This is looking like a contest
Of who can act like they care less
But I liked it better when you were on my side

The battle’s in your hands now
But I would lay my armor down
If you said you’d rather love than fight

So many things that you wish I knew
But the story of us might be ending soon

Now I’m standing alone in a crowded room
And we’re not speaking
And I’m dying to know
Is it killing you like it’s killing me, yeah

And I don’t know what to say since a twist of fate
When it all broke down
And the story of us
Looks a lot like a tragedy now
Now, now, now

And were not speaking,
And I’m dying to know
Is it killing you
Like it’s killing me?

And I don’t know what to say since a twist of fate,
‘Cause were going down
And the story of us
Looks a lot like a tragedy now

another Taylor Swift’s song :

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