Safe & Sound is a song from Taylor that was featured on the The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 and Beyond album, a compilation of songs that were inspired by the movie The Hunger Games. It was released on December 26, 2011. It features The Civil Wars.
Meaning and Background
“The Civil Wars had a show that night in L.A., so they raced right over to T Bone’s house. There’s so many things he could’ve done production-wise to make that song bigger sonically than it is, but I think that would have possibly been a mistake. For him to have left the song as a lullaby is brilliant."- Taylor about writing the song with The Civil Wars
- Taylor has another song on The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 and Beyond album, called Eyes Open.
The video premiered on February 13, 2012. It was directed by Philip Andelman.
The video starts with The Civil War playing guitar at the fireplace of a cottage house. Throughout the video they sing along with the song. It then shows Taylor walking barefoot through a forest. She's wearing a long white dress. At some point, she sits on a couple of graves. She later finds a cottage house and enters it. Here, she finds a mockingjay pin (a reference to the movie The Hunger Games). At some point in the forest, Taylor sees a deer that dissolves into air.
- Taylor Swift, Arcade Fire Talk 'Hunger Games' - Rolling Stone - https://www.rollingstone.com/movies/movie-news/taylor-swift-arcade-fire-talk-hunger-games-248041/