Taylor Swift Finds Love in 'Begin Again': Paris, Je T'aime (VIDEO)
The 22-year-old singer-songwriter, who just dropped her fourth studio album Red, dons bold red lipstick and soft romantic hues as she strolls through the city of love.
While doodling in her notebook, she happens to catch the eye of a handsome stranger in a cafe -- and the rest, as they say, is history.
Swift traditionalists will be happy to note that the song embraces the young singer’s country roots and long-winded wordplay.
The country-pop superstar croons, “I think it’s strange that you think I’m funny ’cause he never did/ I’ve been spending the last 8 months thinking all love ever does/ Is break and burn and end/ But on a Wednesday in a cafe I watched it begin again.”
Of course, the talented songwriter also throws a few subtle digs at the guy who broke her heart. “He didn’t like it when I wore high heels, but I do,” Swift softly laments. “Turned the lock and put my headphones on/ He always said he didn’t get this song but I do.”
So which ex is Swift referring to?analyzed Red's liner notes -- in the song, Swift's secret message read, "I WEAR HEELS NOW" -- she could have penned this song for her former beau Will Anderson. The Parachute frontman — you know, the indie rock enthusiast –wasn’t Swift’s tallest ex, so if we had to guess which former flame had an issue with Swift’s height, we’re going to say it was Anderson.
That fling fizzled in January 2012, but things between Swift and her current boyfriend Conor Kennedy started heating up in August 2012 — “eight months” after her last breakup.
“And you throw your head back laughing/Like a little kid,” could be a reference to Kennedy’s age. After all, he’s three years her junior.
What do you think of Swift's new video? And who do you think the song is about?