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1. welcome to new york

1.1. "girls and girls and boys and boys"

1.1.1. subtle nod to both larry and gaylor.

1.1.1.1. suggests that harry might have been a "beard" for taylor, and taylor one for harry

1.2. our story begins in NYC. taylor is optimistic about a new place and a new boy

2. style

2.1. harry and taylor go for a drive. something happens

2.1.1. "bad driver. no headlights. can't keep his wild eyes on the road

2.2. this is the closest we get to actually hearing about the accident. we are given the impression something bad happens, dangerous and risky, but taylor is too wrapped up in harry to let the seriousness get to her

2.3. "white shirt". "red lip". recurring motifs in taylor's songs. see two ghosts

3. i know places

3.1. harry and taylor are on the run. the deed is done and there's a body. but taylor knows places they can hide

3.2. "something happens when everybody finds out".

3.3. "your eyes so green." harry's eyes are green lol

3.4. references to harry and taylor being foxes, being hunted. "they take their shots but we're bulletproof"

4. sign of the times

4.1. they gotta get away from here

4.2. harry's panicking. the seriousness of what they've done has sunk in

4.3. references to bullets links to i know places, in which taylor states they're bulletproof. harry isn't so sure, stating they'll always be stuck and running from what they did

4.4. harry is sure they will be safe, elsewhere, eventually; "remember everything will be alright, we can meet again somewhere, far away from here"

5. illicit affairs

5.1. taylor's mad eek

5.2. the seriousness of what HARRY has done is getting to taylor. she feels like, despite harry's protests that they will be safe elsewhere together, it's harry's fault. she refuses his affections and claims we see in sign of the times

5.3. "don't call me kid. don't call me baby. look at this godforsaken mess you made."

6. out of the woods

6.1. months later, harry and taylor have gone their separate ways. taylor wonders if they're in the clear.

6.2. "remember when you hit the brakes too soon?"

6.3. "remember when we couldnt take the heat?" could be a reference to their inevitable breakup

6.4. suggests taylor has more or less recovered and moved on, but the accident still haunts her

7. ever since new york

7.1. harry has not recovered. he feels guilty ever since new york and his accidental MURDER

7.2. "I've been praying, never did before" praying for forgiveness?

7.3. returning motif of new york

7.4. "there's no antidote for this curse" suggests the guilt is eating away at harry

8. two ghosts

8.1. harry and taylor meet again and harry thinks back to pre-murder and how different things were

8.2. SO many ghost references

8.3. "same lips / same white shirt" returning motif from style

8.4. suggests harry will feel guilt for the rest of his life, guilt at the murder and for burdening taylor with the same guilt

9. clean

9.1. taylor feels finally free from harry, the past, and the accident

9.2. "and by morning gone was any trace of you. and i think i'm finally clean.

9.3. taylor is able to move on, unlike harry, she is glad he and the murder are in past

10. getaway car

10.1. suggests taylor still misses harry. not the murder, but harry and the intense relationship they had

10.2. reference to bonnie and clyde is an obvious comparison of the two to harry and taylor. the couple are often romanticised despite breaking the law countless times

10.3. "just because you're clean doesnt mean you dont miss it.