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Wildest Dreams is the ninth track and fifth single of Taylor's fifth album 1989. It was released on October 27, 2014 and became a single on August 31, 2015.

Meaning and Background

The song is about a relationship that is just beginning and already foreshadowing the ending of it.[1]

Trivia

  • Taylor's real heartbeat is used as the beat for the song.

Music Video

The music video premiered on August 31, 2015. It was directed by Joesph Kahn and mostly filmed in Tanzania. It features actor Scott Eastwood.

Storyline
The video takes place on a 1950s movie set in Africa. The movie is filmed at places that show African wildlife and nature. Taylor plays an actress named Majorie Finn and Scott plays an actor called Robert Kingsley. They play a couple in a romantic movie, but also fall in love off screen. At some point, they have a falling out.

Later, after the movie is finished, Majorie attends the big movie premiere. Here she sees Robert kissing his wife and is visibly saddened by it. During the movie, Majorie and Robert (who is sitting with his wife) share a look. Marjorie runs out of the theatre crying and leaves by car. Robert tries to follow her, but is too late and watches the car drive away.

Trivia

  • The proceedings of this video were donated to African Parks Foundation to preserve the endangered animals of the continent and support the economies of local African people.
  • The name of Taylor's character is a reference to her grandmother Majorie Finlay. Taylor is also dressed similar to her; her grandma had the same black hair. The name Robert Kingsley also references to Taylor's relatives: Taylor's grandfather's name was Robert and her father's middle name is Kinglsey.

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
He said, "Let's get out of this town
Drive out of this city, away from the crowds"
I thought, "Heaven can't help me now"
Nothing lasts forever
But this is gonna take me down

[Pre-Chorus]
He's so tall and handsome as hell
He's so bad, but he does it so well
I can see the end as it begins
My one condition is

[Chorus]
Say you'll remember me
Standing in a nice dress
Staring at the sunset, babe
Red lips and rosy cheeks
Say you'll see me again
Even if it's just in your
Wildest dreams, ah-ah haa
Wildest dreams, ah-ah haa

[Verse 2]
I said, "No one has to know what we do"
His hands are in my hair, his clothes are in my room
And his voice is a familiar sound
Nothing lasts forever
But this is getting good now

[Pre-Chorus]
He's so tall and handsome as hell
He's so bad, but he does it so well
And when we've had our very last kiss
My last request, it is

[Chorus]
Say you'll remember me
Standing in a nice dress
Staring at the sunset, babe
Red lips and rosy cheeks
Say you'll see me again
Even if it's just in your
Wildest dreams, ah-ah haa (ah-ah haa)
Wildest dreams, ah-ah haa

[Bridge]
You see me in hindsight, tangled up with you all night
Burning it down
Someday when you leave me, I bet these memories
Follow you around
You see me in hindsight, tangled up with you all night
Burning (burning) it (it) down (down)
Someday when you leave me, I bet these memories
Follow (follow) you (you) around (around)
(Follow you around)

[Breakdown]
Say you'll remember me
Standing in a nice dress
Staring at the sunset, babe
Red lips and rosy cheeks
Say you'll see me again
Even if it's just pretend

[Chorus]
Say you'll remember me
Standing in a nice dress
Staring at the sunset, babe
Red lips and rosy cheeks
Say you'll see me again
Even if it's just in your (pretend, just pretend)
Wildest dreams, ah-ah haa (ah-ah haa)
In your wildest dreams, ah-ah haa
Even if it's just in your
Wildest dreams, ah-ah haa (ah-ah haa)
In your wildest dreams, ah-ah haa


Awards & Nominations

Year Organization Award Result
2016 BMI Pop Awards BMI Pop Award Won
MTV Italian Music Awards Air Vigorsol Best Fresh Video Nominated
2017 ASCAP Pop Music Awards ASCAP Pop Award Won

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References

  1. 'Anything That Connects': A Conversation With Taylor Swift : NPR - https://www.npr.org/2014/10/31/359827368/anything-that-connects-a-conversation-with-taylor-swift/