‘Speak Now’ album by Taylor Swift from 2010 had some amazing tracks. Apparently, it had quite a few amazing tracks that did not make the cut as well. “When Emma Falls In Love” is a track ‘From The Vault’ getting a second chance on her re-release of the album in 2023. The song narrates the romantic life of a small-town girl called Emma.
‘Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)’ was released on July 7, 2023, as part of Taylor Swift’s ongoing re-releases of her original albums following a dispute with her first label Big Machine Records. She has, so far, released ‘Red’ and ‘Fearless’ albums fully re-recorded giving her the rights to own her own masters.
“When Emma Falls In Love” it shows. There is a visible change in her behavior and people around her are affected as well. She loves hard and commits. She has been through this mill several times so far. She has it all–the looks and the love–but what does her fate have in store for her?
Listen to “When Emma Falls In Love” by Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift “When Emma Falls In Love” Lyrics Meaning and Song Review
Everyone can tell when Emma falls in love. She is giddy, but she is also protective. She paces her room and closes her blinds–all signs of being anxious, not about the relationship at hand, but about how it is going to end.
Jokes about the ways that this one could go wrong
Taylor Swift calls her little miss sunshine in sarcasm because she always thinks it’s going to rain on her parade. Taylor is the one to talk on this topic! Taylor also says that whoever falls in love with Emma will never be the same again–be it a happy or a sad ending. Are we seeing some parallels in Emma’s and Taylor’s love lives?
In the hook of the song, Taylor further explains why she wishes she was Emma. All the boys fall for Emma so easily. Because she is Cleopatra in looks and Juliet in heart. She is addictive like a good novel. All the bad boys will be good for a weekend to be loved by Emma. Funny how Taylor Swift once sang “I can make the bad guys good for a weekend” on her hit single “Blank Space.” It is no surprise Taylor says that sometimes she wishes she could be her friend.
The second verse of the song is more about Emma’s quirks when she is in love. She becomes starstruck and has this floating air about her. Taylor is envious. But when the boys break Emma’s heart, she keeps the pain bottled away. She knows she can talk to her friends like Taylor. But what’s the point? In the end, it is she who has to move on.
In the bridge of the song, Taylor explains some differences between her and her friend Emma. When Emma breaks up, she knows there’s absolutely no more fight left in her. She also does not forget to tell her partners why they are breaking up. So, she always has closure. When Emma breaks up, Taylor learns.
In the third and final verse of the song, Emma seems to have found the one! How does Taylor know this? This boy has eyes like a man. He doesn’t seem to want just to play around. Emma feels quite strongly about this boy, too. Finally, all the heartbreaks lead her to her home. Maybe, it is time for Taylor, too? Maybe, this is why Taylor wishes she was Emma.
Let us hear what you think about this song in the comments below. Read the complete lyrics to the song on Genius.