Taylor Swift Pens Song for 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack! (LISTEN)

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Taylor Swift's songs are usually about heartbreak, teenage awkwardness and finding true love. If you think about it, those themes fit in fairly well with The Hunger Games, so Taylor's big announcement on Thursday night that she is contributing a song to the upcoming film's soundtrack doesn't seem too out of place.

Taylor announced on Twitter that she was contributing a song titled "Safe and Sound" (very fitting for HG!) to the Games soundtrack. The song features Taylor singing along with band The Civil Wars (again, very HG-worthy), and the lyrics are very appropriate for those who know about the dystopian plot of Hunger Games. The hook to the song (which you can listen to after the jump) goes:

Just close your eyes / The sun is going down / You’ll be all right / No one can hurt you now / Come morning light / You and I’ll be safe and sound
Can't you just imagine Katniss and Peeta snuggling in a cave, doing everything they can to stay alive, while that song plays in the background?

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  • Katie

    I love the song. But, I've been wondering this for a while... can Jennifer sing? I mean, a big part of Katniss is her ability to sing. It's what makes her sympathetic with Rue and she's gonna need to sing for the third movie. So, does anyone know if she can?

  • siobhan240

    i think this would be a great song to play for rue's climatic point in the book. (trying not to ruin the story for others)

  • pak31

    Sorry, I just dont' like her voice at all. Makes my skin crawl. Then again not familiar with the story so that might not help me.

  • jannie

    Taylor Swift for the Hunger Games soundtrack = Perfect match! <3 Happy holidays everyone :-)

  • Ellie

    This song is amazing! Taylor Swift and The Hunger Games is the best combination since peanut butter and jelly! This song just haunts my mind; I can't get it out of my head! This song makes me long for the movie even more!

  • dustglitterrain01

    Even if you don't like Taylor Swift, this song is great for the book/movie, it just ''fits''.