Taylor Swift’s ‘Red’ – the Smoking Crack Edition

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Taylor Swift’s ‘Red’ – the Smoking Crack Edition
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“I've cracked the code: Taylor Swift's ‘Red’ is 100% about smoking crack,” reads one passionately imprecise reddit thread. Redditor sicclee is convinced that the hit single is not about getting over a relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal, but instead about a loyal dependency to cocaine’s ugliest relative.

Here are the instructions for the so-called code:

“Listen to the song, and replace every "Loving Him/Losing Him" with "Smoking Crack/Running Out." I've never loved a man, but I've smoked my fair share of crack and I'm telling you, Taylor has a serious dependency issue here. Thoughts?”

The following are the re-worked lyrics. I’ll be damned… 

[Verse 1:]

Smoking crack is like driving a new Maserati down a dead-end street

Faster than the wind, passionate as sin ending so suddenly

Smoking crack is like trying to change your mind once you're already flying through the free fall

Like the colors in autumn, so bright just before they lose it all

[Chorus:]

Running out was blue like I'd never known

Missing him was dark grey all along

Forgetting him was like trying to know somebody you never met

But smoking crack was red

Smoking crack was red

[Verse 2:]

Touching him was like realizing all you ever wanted was right there in front of you

Memorizing him was as easy as knowing all the words to your old favorite song

Fighting with him was like trying to solve a crossword and realizing there's no right answer

Regretting him was like wishing you never found out that love could be that strong

[Chorus:]

Running out was blue like I'd never known

Missing him was dark grey all along

Forgetting him was like trying to know somebody you never met

But smoking crack was red

Oh, red

Burning red

[Bridge:]

Remembering him comes in flashbacks and echoes

Tell myself it's time now, gotta let go

But moving on from him is impossible

When I still see it all in my head

Burning red

Smoking crack was red

[Chorus:]

Oh, running out was blue like I'd never known

Missing him was dark grey all along

Forgetting him was like trying to know somebody you never met

'Cause smoking crack was red

Yeah, yeah, red

We're burning red

[Post-Chorus:]

And that's why he's spinnin' 'round in my head

Comes back to me, burning red

Yeah, yeah

His love was like driving a new Maserati down a dead-end street

(original lyrics via A-Z Lyrics)

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