"Holy Ground" as written by and Taylor Swift....
I was reminiscing just the other day
While having coffee all alone and Lord, it took me away
Back to a first-glance feeling on New York Time
Back when you fit in my poems like a perfect rhyme
Took off faster than a green light "Go"
Yeah, you skipped the conversation when you already know
I left a note on the door with a joke we’d made
And that was the first day

And darling, it was good never looking down
And right there where we stood was holy ground

Spinning like a girl in a brand new dress
We had this big wide city all to ourselves
We blocked the noise with the sound of ‘I need you’
And for the first time I had something to lose
And I guess we fell apart in the usual way
And the story’s got dust on every page
But sometimes I wonder how you think about it now
And I see your face in every crowd

Cause darling, it was good never looking down
And right there where we stood was holy ground

Tonight I’m gonna dance for all that we’ve been through
But I don’t wanna dance if I’m not dancing with you
Tonight I’m gonna dance like you were in this room
But I don’t wanna dance if I’m not dancing with you

It was good never looking down
And right there where we stood was holy ground

Tonight I’m gonna dance for all that we’ve been through
But I don’t wanna dance if I’m not dancing with you
Tonight I’m gonna dance like you were in this room
But I don’t wanna dance if I’m not dancing with you


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"Holy Ground" as written by Taylor Swift

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    My OpinionI think the coolest thing about Taylor's songs is that a lot of the time you can relate them not only to romantic relationships, but relationships of all kinds--parental, friendship, everything. For me, I can relate this song to a friendship I used to have. I had always seen in the movies and books how people could have these real best friends that they just got completely, inside and out. So I met this girl in middle school, and she became my first real best friend. We were both so cynical and weird. It was the first time I had something to lose.

    And then of course years later we had a huge misunderstanding and then we just became really different people and never ever talk anymore. And I was so bitter about it for so long, and felt like all of the sudden I didn't have anyone. But this song helps me feel like maybe just remembering the crazy, good times is enough and that I can move on.
    jojoinpink54on March 17, 2013   Link
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    My OpinionI like it except the 'dancing' part. I think it takes away from the song. But that's just my opinion, I'm a guy as well. I don't like dancing.
    turnstileson October 20, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThis Country-Rock stomper finds Swift reminiscing about a relationship that ran on "New York time" where for a short period, "everywhere we stood is holy ground." Regarding whom she is singing about, as far as we're aware, two of Taylor's exes were based in New York - Joe Jonas whom she had a relationship with in 2008 and Brokeback Mountain star Jake Gyllenhaal whom the songstress dated for about three months in late 2010.


    Jeff Bhasker, the man behind much of Kanye West's, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album, produced this song. It is one of several tracks on Red that finds Swift collaborating with a variety of different writers and producers. She told CMT News: "This album was such an amazing experience because, for my last album, I just wrote it by myself. And so this one, I wanted to approach it differently because I never want to make the same album twice. So I would just call my songwriting and producing heroes and say, 'Hey, you want to work together?' And I got to work with some of my heroes, and I feel like I learned so much about other people's processes and other people's ways of doing things. It's so healthy as an artist to consistently put yourself in a room with people who are so different, style-wise, and so different in the way that they approach music than you are because it teaches you things. It teaches you new tricks."
    musicrocks13on November 11, 2012   Link
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    My OpinionSo the song is about a flashback on a past relationship that failed in the end. However, looking back, one decides to focus on the positives the two went through and realize that, even though the two didn't last, their relationship was a good thing. Taylor explains it in Good Morning America (as well as all her other songs in the album).

    I really like this track. Behind the heavy bass and drums, there's a serene vibe to it that lives up to the title of the song.

    What intrigues me is the background vocals. When Taylor sings the second chorus, you can hear the back-up singers singing a catchy tune. Anyone else hear something like "Holy, Holy Hallelujah"? Just a thought.
    Senilison November 26, 2012   Link
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    My OpinionI think it's about when you are moving on from a relationship. You're trying to remember the good things and not just the bad.
    wrongprototypeon April 20, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so catchy and upbeat, every time I hear it I somehow get it stuck in my head for the rest of the day.
    ILoveMusicForever15on July 10, 2013   Link
  • 0
    Song ComparisonDoes anyone hear a resemblance between this song and "I'm Holdin' On To Love (To Save My Life)" by Shania Twain?
    bsfan18on March 22, 2014   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so underrated-the lyrics are so good and so genuine (I guess we fell apart in the usual way and the stories got dust on every page) but overall this song is such a good breakup song because it describes being at peace with something ending. Yes it ended, and yes sometimes you miss them, but recognizing that it was a good relationship, and cherishing it for that is so important and a very mature thing to do.
    I would also like to point out the development from "tonight I'm gonna dance like you were in this room but I don't wanna dance if I'm not dancing with you" to "I'm dancing on my own, I make the moves up as I go" in Shake it Off
    xoxofitzgeraldon July 21, 2015   Link
  • -2
    General CommentThis song is about someone who came to see her show in San Diego ( the secret message is " when you came to the show in SD") I think who ever came to her show made her nervous and excited at the same time
    Vegancocoon October 31, 2012   Link

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