Awesome Lyrics is a series where I make sense of popular songs through a comprehensive translation.
Today I tackle a lyrical translation of “We Are Never Getting Back Together” by Taylor Swift.
I recall when we originally stopped seeing each other. I communicated that I was fed up because we had been separated for several weeks when you told me you wanted some time apart. This made no sense.
But then you returned and told me you had longed for my company and gave your solemn promise to mend your ways. You asked me to have faith in you. But, if you’ll recall, it was not 24 hours before you violated the very trust you had so desperately pleaded for.
I voiced my anger and dislike in the strongest possible terms. We terminated our relationship. But then you reached out to me via telephone and my amorous feelings returned.
Sadly, yesterday evening, we were forced to cease our association once more.
I’m finally at a place where I can communicate with utmost assurance that the probability of you and I resuming our courtship is extremely low. EXTREMELY, extremely low.
You may want to have a dialogue with your network, or correspond with my associates, or even interact with me personally. But the fact remains that the probability of you and I resuming our courtship is exceedingly slim, exceedingly.
I may look back with fondness on the times you sought to engage me in verbal conflict and I was duped into participating loudly and indignantly. At these times, you would withdraw and seek personal clarity through listening to independently-produced music, which you felt was superior to the recordings I have made.
This evening, I received another telephone call from you. However, it pains me to inform you that the probability of you and I resuming our courtship remains extremely low.
As stated previously, whether you discuss it with me or with the people with which either of us closely associate, the chances of a reconciliation are close to zero.
I previously entertained the notion that our relationship would last indefinitely. And I formerly said I could not close the door completely on reuniting with you at some juncture.
[He reaches out to me via telephone and pontificates that he still feels an amorous connection to me and it wears me out to the point where my energy is depleted entirely. This is likely due to the fact that I am convinced there is no longer any chance of a reconciliation, really any chance at all.]
The probability of you and I resuming our courtship remains practically non-existent.