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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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  • LyricsArePoetry
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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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    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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    SaumyatherockstarJan 21, 2012 at 1:10 pm
    This lovely song is about one girl and one boy, who were just friends at first but it seems that the girl loves the boy. This is the time when they were in school or collage. They can't be together and the never enclosed her feelings about him before him and just has been friends with him. She hopes that the boy will remember him always and they both will always be remembered.
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    UnregisteredApr 14, 2012 at 3:51 am
    To me, this was my high school graduation. Students held their heads high, clenching their fists to stop shaking, and walked to accept their diplomas as their names were read. An era in our life had ended, and there was no going back.
    We spent four years watching the classes above us graduate, and we were waiting for our turn. All the verses are like memories of moments in the lives of individual students - the prom queen and king being crowned, sports stars winning the championship, right down to the band practicing in a garage who finally get their chance at fame.
    I know i'll never get another chance to see a lot of people I knew in high school, and I imagine showing my children my high school yearbook and pointing to the pictures while the names and memories come flooding back, and my tears with them. But all of our struggles were for that moment, when they handed us that little black folder with a slip of paper inside, meaning "you are ready" and we could now rise and face the world.
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    UnregisteredJan 24, 2012 at 1:26 pm
    Long live tells us about taylor swift caring about us. And even though we are just fans we mean more than that to her. She makes us feel like we are important to her career and we should thank her for inspiring us all. So I love taylor swift. And shes not selfish and she cares about us like we care about her. Long live taylor swift. We love you.

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