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I said remember this moment
In the back of my mind
The time we stood with our shaking hands
The crowds in stands went wild

We were the kings and the queens
And they read off our names
The night you danced like you knew our lives
Would never be the same
You held your head like a hero
On a history book page
It was the end of a decade
But the start of an age

Long live the walls would crashed through
All the kingdom lights shined just for me and you
I was screaming, "long live all the magic we made"
And bring on all the pretenders, one day we will be remembered

I said remember this feeling
I passed the pictures around
Of all the years that we stood there on the sidelines
Wishing for right now

We are the kings and the queens
You trade your baseball cap for a crown
When they gave us our trophies
And we held them up for our town

And the cynics were outraged
Screaming, "this is absurd"
'Cause for a moment a band of thieves
In ripped up jeans got to rule the world

Long live the walls would crashed through
All the kingdom lights shined just for me and you
I was screaming, "long live all the magic we made"
And bring on all the pretenders, I'm not afraid

Long live all the mountains we moved
I had the time of my life
Fighting dragons with you
I was screaming, "long live the look on your face"
And bring on all the pretenders, One day we will be remembered

Hold on to spinning around
Confetti falls to the ground
May these memories break our fall

Can you take a moment
Promise me this:
That you'll stand by me forever
But if God forbid fate should step in
And force us into a goodbye
If you have children someday
When they point to the pictures
Please tell 'em my name
Tell them how the crowds went wild
Tell them how I hope they shine

Long live the walls would crashed through
I had the time of my life with you

Long, long live the walls would crashed through
All the kingdom lights shined just for me and you
And I was screaming, "long live all the magic we made"
And bring on all the pretenders
I'm not afraid

Singing long live all the mountains we moved
I had the time of my life
Fighting dragons with you

And long, long live the look on your face
And bring on all the pretenders
One day we will be remembered



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    LyricsArePoetryJan 3, 2011 at 12:05 pm
    For me this is a song about a change in life. Maybe leaving high school and going to university or college or something. And I think the lyrics back that up. It's such a beautiful song because it shows how great it's been and has hope for the future but I think there's a level of fear in it 'I said remember this feeling' like she's worried they'll forget what they had when they grow apart.

    'And you take a moment/Promise me this:/That you'll stand by me forever/But if God forbid fate should step in/And force us into a goodbye/If you have children someday/When they point to the pictures/Please tell them my name' That is one of the music heartbreaking verses I've ever heard. It reminds me of so many of my friends, one in particular is at uni a year before me and we've grown apart so much since she moved and I wish i could say that to her
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    Harry_Potter_FanDec 6, 2010 at 3:19 am
    I love you taylor! your getting more and more popular! but dont let that change yah! keep your music sooo amazing like this!
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    UnregisteredNov 2, 2013 at 4:15 pm
    No! Long Live is based on her band!! Oh my god, its not about her fans. "this song is about my band, and my producer, and all the people who have helped us build this brick by brick. The fans, the people who i feel that we are all in this together, this song talks about the triumphant moments that we've had in the last two years. We've had times where we just jump up and down, and dance like we don't care how we're dancing, and just scream at the top of our lungs, "how is this happening? " and, i feel very lucky to even have had one of those moments, nonetheless all the ones that i got to have. 'long live' is about how i feel reflecting on it. This song for me is like looking at a photo album of all the award shows, and all the stadium shows, and all the hands in the air in the crowd. It's sort of the first love song that i've written to my team. " it's about her band!!!
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    UnregisteredApr 24, 2012 at 7:26 pm
    This song is about taylor & her band. About all of the great times they have together and her thanks for them being there for her.
    It is about them working so hard and finally being at the top, being 'the kings and the queens' and how no one will bring them down, 'and the cynics were outraged': about kayne west saying she shouldnt have got an award over beyonce.

    Amazing song
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    UnregisteredMar 3, 2012 at 3:10 pm
    This song is like describing harry potter. We have spent a decade with harry potter and now it's over, though it's really not. I will remember the moment that i first picked up harry potter and the sorcerer's stone in the library. I will remember the moment when i watched the first movie. I will remember the moment when i read harry potter and the deathly hallows, where i cried a river in my bedroom. I will remember the moment when i watched deathly hallows part 2 where the tears came back. Because it reminded me about the first movie. I had the time of my life with harry potter, and listening to this song just reminds me of the moments we shared with harry potter. It was the end of a decade, but the start of an age. Long live all the magic we have made. Long live taylor swift! Long live harry potter!

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