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New Romantics is the sixteenth and final track and seventh single of the deluxe edition of Taylor's fifth album 1989. It was released on October 27, 2014. It became a single on February 26, 2016.

Meaning and Background

Trivia

Music Video

The music video was released on April 6, 2016 on Apple Music and uploaded on YouTube on April 13, 2016. It's includes footage of the 1989 Tour from both performances and behind the scenes.

The video includes Taylor's voiceover, saying:

"The fans are the best part of this tour. They're the reason the show's are incredible and I know those fans out there are just all in. I don't want to forget anything that happened on this tour. It was one of those remarkable moments in time where everything felt exciting. Looking out into, like an endless ocean of crowd, that was everything. We're all really sad that it's ending, but we're really happy because of what it was."

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
We're all bored, we're all so tired of everything
We wait for trains that just aren't coming
We show off our different scarlet letters
Trust me, mine is better
We're so young, but we're on the road to ruin
We play dumb, but we know exactly what we're doing
We cry tears of mascara in the bathroom
Honey, life is just a classroom
(Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah)

[Chorus]
'Cause, baby, I could build a castle
Out of all the bricks they threw at me
And every day is like a battle
But every night with us is like a dream
Baby, we're the new romantics
Come on, come along with me
Heartbreak is the national anthem
We sing it proudly
We are too busy dancing
To get knocked off our feet
Baby, we're the new romantics
The best people in life are free

[Verse 2]
We're all here, the lights and noise are blinding
We hang back, it's all in the timing
It's poker, he can't see it in my face
But I'm about to play my Ace (ahh)
We need love, but all we want is danger
We team up then switch sides like a record changer
The rumors are terrible and cruel
But honey, most of them are true
(Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah)

[Chorus]
'Cause, baby, I could build a castle
Out of all the bricks they threw at me
And every day is like a battle
But every night with us is like a dream
Baby, we're the new romantics
Come on, come along with me
Heartbreak is the national anthem
We sing it proudly
We are too busy dancing
To get knocked off our feet
Baby, we're the new romantics
The best people in life are free

[Post-Chorus]
(Oh, oh, oh-oh, oh)
Oh-oh
(Oh, oh, oh-oh, oh)
So, come on, come along with me
(Oh, oh, oh-oh, oh)
The best people in life are free
(Oh, oh, oh-oh, oh)

[Bridge]
Please take my hand and
Please take me dancing and
Please leave me stranded,
It's so romantic (it's so romantic)
(Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah)

[Chorus]
'Cause, baby, I could build a castle
Out of all the bricks they threw at me
And every day is like a battle
But every night with us is like a dream
'Cause, baby, I could build a castle (castle)
Out of all the bricks they threw at me
And every day is like a battle
But every night with us is like a dream
Baby, we're the new romantics
Come on, come along with me
Heartbreak is the national anthem
We sing it proudly
We are too busy dancing
To get knocked off our feet
Baby, we're the new romantics
The best people in life are free


Awards & Nominations

Year Organization Award Result
2016 Teen Choice Awards Choice Song by a Female Artist Nominated

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References

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