First of all, I respect everyones opinions and the direction that this mature, rational discussion is taking. It's nice to see and kw should be proud to have such faithful and emotional followers such as you.
Let me be clear: I don't hate kw. I wouldn't care enough to post here if I did. I commented on the meaning of the song; which he has publicly stated is his 'apology' to tswift for what happened. So, after watching his performance on snl, and listening to the lyrics, I realized that the lyrics weren't about that incident. In my opinion, he plagerised a bunch of lyrics from other artists, strung them together to create a "story", married them to a simple, four note tune and a simple beat that you can dance along to.
For the record, I don't like tswift or her music but that doesn't mean I don't respect her. I do however appreciate decent, original music that can convey a message or evokes emotion without having to rely upon a dance beat and stolen lyrics. Neither of them are capable of doing this in today's market.
A lot of you have excellent arguments and, if the song is indeed about him and his ex, then it does make sense and is quite touching. But, if it's an 'apology' to tswift as his marketing team have indicated, then he failed to hit the target.
The video was well done and worth watching but, again, is a marketing ploy used by many in the past to sell records (see: Michael Jackson, Pink Floyd, Guns N' Roses, etc.). I expect artistry and originality from someone who has been suggested should "lead the New America". By the way om0121, the "New America" was started about 50 years ago. Her name was Rosa Parks. She was the leader then and still is today posthumously.