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"Everything Has Changed" is a song written and recorded by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift and British singer Ed Sheeran. The song, which was produced by Butch Walker, serves as the fourth official international single and sixth overall single off Swift's fourth studio album, Red (2012).

Development

Ed Sheeran stated in an interview with MTV that he and Taylor disagreed about one of the chords, and she just pointed to all of the Grammys and Billboard Awards and Songwriting Guild she had on her wall. [1]

Composition

Everything Has Changed is written in the key of F-sharp major with 80 beats per minute, and lasts four minutes and four seconds. Swift's vocals span from F#3 to C#5.

Critical response

The song has received critical acclaim from music critics upon release. Billboard gave the song a very positive review, saying "'I just wanna know you better / know you better now,' Swift and Sheeran serenade each other on this sweet duet about the sudden impact of new romance. Thematically, this is Swift at her most familiar, but Sheeran's tender harmonies lend the song some much-needed depth." About.com gave a positive review giving 4 stars out of 5 and saying, "Images of Taylor in ankle socks in her bedroom playing to a four track. More scratch guitar that was never re-recorded. The drums come in. "All I know is you held the door / You'll be mine and I'll be yours." Turns out it's a love song. "I just wanna know you better know you better know you better I just wanna know..." Allmusic gave the song 4 stars out of 5.

Awards and Nominations

BMI London Awards 2014

  • Award Winning Songs - Winner

BMI Pop Awards 2015

  • Award Winning Songs - Winner
  • Publisher of The Year - Winner

Much Music Video Awards 2014

  • International Video of the Year – Artist

Radio Disney Music Awards 2014

  • Best Musical Collaboration - Winner

Music video

A video for the song premiered on June 6, 2013 on Vevo. It shows two children bearing resemblance to Swift and Sheeran at school. The two children participate in various school activities and playtime activities, some with one another. The video ends with the kids leaving school for the day. The children run to their respective guardians, played by Swift and Sheeran. It is unclear whether Swift and Sheeran are playing siblings, parents, or other relatives.

Live performances

Swift and Sheeran performed the song on Britain's Got Talent on 8 June 2013 in a worldwide television exclusive. They also performed it during Swift's Red Tour.

Hidden Message

Hidden Message: Hyannis Port.

Swift wrote this song with Ed Sheeran over the summer, after rumors of her relationship with Conor Kennedy began to heat up. The lyric message leaves no doubt as to who this song is about. In fact, one could argue the last three songs are about Conor Kennedy and his family.

Lyrics

VERSE
[Taylor]
All I knew this morning when I woke
Is I know something now, know something now I didn’t before
And all I’ve seen since 18 hours ago
Is green eyes and freckles
And your smile in the back of my mind making me feel like
I just wanna know you better, know you better, know you better now
I just wanna know you better, know you better, know you better now

[Both]
I just wanna know you better, know you better, know you better now
I just wanna know you, know you, know you

CHORUS
'Cause all I know is we said hello
And your eyes look like coming home
All I know is a simple name
And everything has changed
All I know is you held the door
You'll be mine and I’ll be yours
All I know since yesterday
Is everything has changed

VERSE
[Ed]
And all my walls stood tall, painted blue
I'll take ‘em down, take ‘em down

[Taylor]
And open up the door for you
And all I feel in my stomach is butterflies, the beautiful kind
Makin’ up for lost time, takin’ flight making me feel like

[Both]
I just wanna know you better, know you better, know you better now
I just wanna know you better, know you better, know you better now
I just wanna know you better, know you better, know you better now
I just wanna know you, know you, know you

CHORUS
'Cause all I know is we said hello
And your eyes look like coming home
All I know is a simple name
And everything has changed
All I know is you held the door
You'll be mine and I’ll be yours
All I know since yesterday
Is everything has changed

BRIDGE

[Both]
Come back and tell me why
I'm feeling like I’ve missed you all this time
And meet me there tonight
Let me know that it's not all in my mind

VERSE
[Taylor]
I just want to know you better, know you better, know you better now
I just want to know you, know you, know you

CHORUS
[Both]
'Cause all I know is we said hello
And your eyes look like coming home
All I know is a simple name
And everything has changed
All I know is you held the door
You'll be mine and I’ll be yours
All I know since yesterday
Is everything has changed

FINAL CHORUS
[Taylor]
All I know is we said hello
So dust off your highest hopes
All I know is pouring rain

[Both]
And everything has changed

[Taylor]
All I know is a new found grace
All my days I’ll know your face

[Both]
All I know since yesterday
Is everything has changed

Official video

Taylor Swift - Everything Has Changed ft

Taylor Swift - Everything Has Changed ft. Ed Sheeran