“You are in love” is the second bonus track from the deluxe version of Taylor Swift’s fifth studio album “1989”. The song runs through a series of fragments that form a strong relationship. It is not based on an experience of Taylor herself, but is the story of the union of two of her close friends. This is not the first time that she borrows from other people experiences to write a song, but her close involvement with both individuals is evident, as she easily creates one of the most relatable and human love stories that she has ever written.
During the 4 minutes and 27 seconds of the song, Taylor perfectly describes how you feel when you truly are in love with another person. Is not just infatuation but a sense of belonging, of knowing that your partner is in it with you for the long run, “And for once you let go of your fears and your ghosts”, because you have truly found your best friend.
The emotion you feel while experiencing this song and trying to decode it as a listener, is similar to how some of the most romantic songs on her latest album “Reputation” play out. Here, the love seems assured, secured, and not prone to vanish at any given second, which deviates from the regular aura of 1989, where the other romance ventures seem very much fleeting.
Being in a long term relationship myself, I personally felt excited to have this song come out close to when I got engaged. The lyrics “You can hear it in the silence, you can feel it on the way home” resonated with me in deep way, and I could not help to tear up the first time that I listened to it.
If you swipe to the left, you will find the personal picture that I have chosen for this particular song. It captures a little moment when my husband is fixing my hat to represent exactly what this song is to me: a collection of small details that may seem insignificant, but put together form an epic love story that shines golden and bright. #taylorswift #taylorswiftsongreviews #taylurking #youareinlove #youareinlovestans #1989 #1989deluxe