Taylor Swift shares her stories behind the songs of her new album “Red”.
“The Last Time is a song I wrote with Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol. I had always wanted to work with Snow Patrol. They’re my favourite band and this was a song that I wrote about something I had been going through where […] I picture like a door, you know. And you’ve got… on the outside of the door, standing outside in the cold is this guy who has left his girlfriend over and over again and comes back and asks for a second chance. Over and over and over again. And on the other side of the door you have this girl standing there with tears in her eyes wondering how she could possibly turn him away when she loves him this much but she can’t get hurt again. And both of these people swearing that this will be the last time. She’s swearing it’s the last time she’s gonna take him back. He swears it’s the last time he’s gonna leave her and hurt her. And so it’s a really intense song and I’m so proud to have Gary on the record.” -Taylor Swift