You Are In Love

Promotional Single | Bonus Track | 1989 (2014)

“You Are In Love” is the second bonus track from Taylor’s fifth studio album,”1989” (2014). The song was written about her friends Lena Dunham and Jack Antonoff’s relationship (they have since broken up).

When Taylor talked to Jack Antonoff about the song in an interview with him, she said:

“Basically, this song was a track that you (Jack Antonoff) sent me and it was the most beautiful, poignant, simple track I’ve ever received and I wrote it really quickly, I remember writing it really fast, ’cause I just remember thinking it sounded so much like the sound of like, actual love. True love. Like through thick and thin, sickness and health love.” — Taylor Swift

Asked by Elle Magazine about the song’s lyric “You’re my best friend,” Taylor replied:

“I’ve never had that, so I wrote that song about things that Lena Dunham has told me about her and Jack Antonoff. That’s just basically stuff she’s told me. And I think that that kind of relationship — God, it sounds like it would just be so beautiful — would also be hard. It would also be mundane at times.” — Taylor Swift

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
One look, dark room, meant just for you
Time moved too fast, you play it back
Buttons on a coat, lighthearted joke
No proof, not much, but you saw enough

Small talk, he drives
Coffee at midnight
The light reflects the chain on your neck
He says, “Look up.” and your shoulders brush
No proof, one touch, but you felt enough

[Chorus]
You can hear it in the silence (silence), silence (silence)
You can feel it on the way home (way home), way home (way home)
You can see it with the lights out (lights out), lights out (lights out)
You are in love, true love
You are in love

[Verse 2]
Morning, his place
Burnt toast, Sunday
You keep his shirt, he keeps his word
And for once you let go of your fears and your ghosts
One step, not much, but it said enough

You kiss on sidewalks
You fight then you talk
One night he wakes, strange look on his face
Pauses, then says “You’re my best friend.”
And you knew what it was
He is in love

[Chorus]
You can hear it in the silence (silence), silence (silence)
You can feel it on the way home (way home), way home (way home)
You can see it with the lights out (lights out), lights out (lights out)
You are in love, true love

[Bridge]
And so it goes
You two are dancing in a snow globe ’round and ’round
And he keeps a picture of you in his office downtown
And you understand now why they lost their minds and fought the wars
And why I’ve spent my whole life trying to put it into words

‘Cause you can hear it in the silence
You can feel it on the way home
You can see it with the lights out
You are in love, true love
You’re in love

[Chorus]
You can hear it in the silence (silence), silence (silence)
You can feel it on the way home (way home), way home (way home)
You can see it with the lights out (lights out), lights out (lights out)
You are in love, true love
You are in love

You can hear it in the silence (silence), silence (silence)
You can feel it on the way home (way home), way home (way home)
You can see it with the lights out (lights out), lights out (lights out)
You are in love, true love
You are in love

General Information
Album1989
ReleasedOctober 27, 2014
Recorded2013
GenreSynth Pop
Length4:27
LabelBig Machine Records
SongwritersTaylor Swift
Jack Antonoff
ProducersJack Antonoff
Max Martin
Taylor Swift
1989 CHRONOLOGY
WonderlandYou Are In LoveNew Romantics
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