"I Know Places" as written by Ryan Tedder and Taylor Swift....
I I I I, I I I I
I I I I, I I I I
I I I I, I I I I, I I

You stand with a hand on my waist line (I I I I, I I I I)
Good to see that we're out in blank side (I I I I, I I I I)
I can hear them whisper as we pass by (I I I I, I I I I)
It's a bad sign, bad sign (I I)
Something happens when everybody finds out (I I I I, I I I I)
See the vulture circling in dark cloud (I I I I, I I I I)
Love's a fragile little flame, it could burn out (I I I I, I I I I)
It could burn out (I I)
'Cause they got the cages, they got the boxes (I I I I, I I I I)
And guns, they are the hunters, we are the foxes (I I I I, I I I I)
And we run

Baby I know places we won't be found and they'll be
Chasing their tails tryin' to track us down
'Cause I, I know places we can hide, I know places
I know places

Lights flash on the run for the fences (I I I I, I I I I)
Let them say what they want, we won't hear it (I I I I, I I I I)
Lose sleep, swing ship, all the damn time, not this time (I I I I, I I I I, I I)
Just grab my hand and don't ever drop it (I I I I, I I I I)
My love, they are the hunters, we are the foxes (I I I I, I I I I, I I)
And we run

Baby I know places we won't be found and they'll be
Chasing their tails tryin' to track us down
'Cause I, I know places we can hide, I know places
They are the hunters, we are the foxes
And we run
Just grab my hand and don't ever drop it
My love

Baby I know places we won't be found and they'll be
Chasing their tails tryin' to track us down
'Cause I, I know places we can hide, I know places

(I) They take their shots, we're bulletproof
I know places
(I) And you know for me it's always you
I know places
(I) In the dead of night, you act so great
I know places
(I) And I know for you it's always me
I know places

(I I I I, I I I I)
(I I I I, I I I I)


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"I Know Places" as written by Taylor Swift Ryan Tedder

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  • +3
    General CommentAgreed with the other comments (how does it not have more?) - all the constant talk and criticism of Taylor's relationships make her feel hunted. She still manages to inject her signature optimism in the chorus, though. So good.

    I love that the song's meaning is applicable to so many situations though. I'm sure everybody has fancied somebody they weren't supposed to (and maybe had their affections reciprocated) at some point - a teacher, a second lover, etc. - and had to keep it quiet.
    fadedmemories14on November 08, 2014   Link
  • +2
    Song FactThis song is about the violation of privacy in her relationships, particularly her romance with Harry Styles was really scrutinized by the media, and this song shows us how it made Taylor feel: like a chased beast. Not very nice, and the creepy lyrics let us know that
    creykon October 25, 2014   Link
  • +2
    My OpinionI love this song!!!!!!!
    DancerJanellon February 27, 2015   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA song about trying to carry on a love affair while the vultures (the media, presumably) are circling, “I Know Places” has eerie, sinister verses that burst into triumphant, major-key euphoria on the chorus. (“I know places we won’t be found,” Swift assures her lover.) The hunting metaphor gets a little mixed. (“They are the hunters/ we are the foxes” doesn’t completely jibe with “They’ll be chasing their tails trying to track us down.”) But with its manipulated vocals, martial drums, and references to the flashing lights of photographers, the song (which was made with Ryan Tedder) achieves the mood it aims for.
    amirbeon October 26, 2014   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis song is about going into hiding for love. I believe that Taylor knew she would have to go into hiding at some point, but she didn't know when. She's in hiding right now. This song explains that she's doing for love.
    glowstar123on July 28, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFirst off I want to say this song is very good. I love it. I think it's about Harry Styles and how everyone (I guess) wanted to get it out on the internet. It can also be about how people kept threatening her relationships by saying mean stuff and etc. "They are the hunters" Meaning that "They" as in interviewers, fans etc are asking about Taylor's relationships. "We are the foxes, and we run) Is how about she would prefer not to talk about them and how they are being asked. Im not sure though.
    SarahWahdiahon May 01, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General Commentin XO by Fall Out Boy there's the line "loose lips sink ships" so I wonder if this references that slightly? (she has said she's a fan of FOB)
    littlemisschocoholicon July 09, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about being "hunted" by the paparazzi. I can only imagine the feeling of being a celebrity getting chased down by the media all the time must feel similar to being a
    "fox" getting hunted. I think it's about the feeling of her relationships being constantly speculated and judged by the media. Taylor has had some pretty awful rumors surface about her especially concerning her relationships.
    louislivesonon December 07, 2015   Link

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