SLS: Island

tropical body

Jim Adams has a breezy list of tropical prompts today courtesy of Kristian. I chose Taylor Swift’s ”Coney Island,” a lovely but sad song which questions why a relationship ended, from both perspectives. Taylor, along with others, wrote the song for her 2020 album Nevermore.

“Coney Island” received mixed reception, but I like it a lot for its wistful tone and storytelling, not to mention Taylor’s beautiful voice.

And I’m sitting on a bench in Coney Island
Wondering where did my baby go?
The fast times, the bright lights, the merry go
Sorry for not making you my centerfold
Over and over
Lost again with no surprises
Disappointments, close your eyes
And it gets colder and colder
When the sun goes down


Image from the Dixit game.

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18 responses to “SLS: Island

  1. I’ve not heard that song. I always enjoy Taylor Swifts voice, and I too, enjoy this song. Thanks for sharing, Paula! ❤️

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  2. I’d never heard this before. It is moving.

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  3. I love Coney Island and I have many fond memories of going there. This song is new to me, but it is perfect for the theme today Paula. This is a great duet.

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  4. I love Matt Berringer; he elevates this track, and almost everything he touches with class.

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  5. New one for me. I’ve liked a lot of her songs, and this one seems to be quite different from her peppy fun songs. I like it, though it’s so melancholy. 🙂

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  6. I thought I knew every Taylor Swift song. New to me and I love it.

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  7. So bittersweet… I don’t know many Taylor Swift songs, but I liked this. Thanks!🌺💕

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  8. You picked a sad one today Paula and one I didn’t know. TS never disappoints and I was happy to hear this one ☺️💕

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  9. I do love her lyrics and voice, and she masters the poignancy in this song perfectly.

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