In the latter part of the song, she says, “every time we talk, I feel like shit.” Someone might take that to mean that she regrets that they broke up. A close observer would see that she implies that he insults her when they talk, making her feel bad. She goes on to say, “My biggest fear is not being with you.” Again, she is using sarcasm, taunting her former lover. She wants him to see that she is not as broken-hearted as he thought she would be.
Your first thought is the love between the couple is toxic and lethal yet, he cannot resist his partner. But, really it is a reference to Cocaine. Cocaine is given a female voice. He uses personification by bringing the drug to life, where it can communicate with him and become part of his life. He knows that this “girl” meaning, Cocaine is going to be the death of him. While in use of Cocaine he gets numb. “But at least we’ll both be beautiful and stay forever young/ This I know, (yeah) this I know” (3-4). You say again, that he is singing about how the love is so very satisfying. But he is actually meaning that his desire for this young and beautiful woman makes him feel good. He feels as if he is invincible when he has her. Even though he seems to be aware of the consequences that come with feeling young and beautiful; with the use of Cocaine. “She told me, ‘Don’t worry about it.’/ She told me, ‘Don’t worry no more.’/ We both knew we can’t go without it/ She told me you’ll
The one that was used multiple times were similes. A couple examples of some, are when she says “Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin, like a house of cards one blow from caving in?”. Again she is comparing the listener to a house of cards, how they are weak and ready to just give up, cave in and break down. A second examples of this is when she says “You just gotta ignite the night and let it shine Just own the night like the fourth of july”. This implying that you are being compared to the fourth of july in a positive way using your true self to light up the night. There are many more examples and tools found in the song that contribute to the overall meaning and the theme of the
"She had to break up with him because she just couldn't handle it. He still hits her up, but she just can't deal with the sex thing. He's pretty adamant about it, I guess," reveals source.
In this song, the author puts heavy emphasis on the pathos of his claims. A notable example is found in the beginning when the author says “on the other side of a street a knew/Stood a girl that looked like you” this is an effective use of pathos because it lets the audience know that the author has had this woman on his mind for so long that he begins the way see her everywhere. This in a way contributes to his ethos because it shows that he is being sincere. This effectively reaches “us” as the audience because it appeals to the emotional side of the argument by letting us know that he does care about this
Taylor Swift starts her song with, “Saying “this is it I’ve had enough, cause like, We hadn’t seen each other in a month when you said you needed space. (What?) Then you come around again and say, “Baby, I miss you and I swear I’m gonna change, trust me.’” This is saying that he can’t just talk his way back into the relationship bring diversity back to the relationship before trying to come back, or don’t come back at all.
The first line of the first stanza is just says “ pearl avenue runs past the high school lot ’which that is a metaphor, and That's saying how he misses high school and the memories just run by when he passes. Line 2-3 is showing alliteration
When they first started dating, they promised that they would always be together and that no one would come between them, that they would always love each other. She goes on to say that lately they’ve been fighting a lot and she wishes that things could go back to how they were at the beginning of their relationship. She asks, “Can we start again, do it over, can we straighten it out, can we work it out?” Since the breakup, she doesn’t want to be, live, or go without him. She also says that she doesn’t want to be alone.
In the article “When “I’m Sorry” Means “You’re Wrong” by Deborah Tannen she creates multiple scenarios in which workers misinterpret what their boss or coworkers are trying to say. The first scenarios create what Tannen calls the suggestions you can’t refuse. For example, Eliza’s boss tells her, “let’s get a list of attendees,” (for the meeting). This does not at all mean that the boss and she are going to sit down and do it. It means that Eliza is going to compile that list herself. This is a friendlier way to give an order. Even if a boss uses the phrases like, “you know what I would do?” or, “you could…” This is just a more pleasant way for them to give an order.
Later on in the song, Halsey starts to describe the man. She says, “You're only happy when your sorry head is filled with dope” (Halsey). During this time, the music gets softer and the tempo slows down. From the lack of loudness, the music seems to become dull and become sad. Then towards the end of the song she says, “You were red/ You liked me cause I was blue/