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"Wildest Dreams" is the ninth track from Taylor Swift's fifth studio album, 1989. It was written by Swift, Max Martin and Shellback. On August 5, 2015, Swift announced via Twitter that she would release Wildest Dreams as her fifth official single off of 1989.

The song's music video directed by Joseph Kahn, which co-stars actor Scott Eastwood as Taylor's love interest, premiered during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards on August 30, 2015. Taylor's actual heartbeat was sampled for the beat of the album version of the song, according to the album booklet.

Awards and nominations

"Wildest Dreams" received 2 awards from 2 nominations.

Year Organization Award Result
2016 BMI Pop Awards Award-Winning Songs Won
Publisher of the Year Won

Hidden message

Hidden message: He only saw her in his dreams.

This message not only further explains the broken relationship from the hidden message story from 1989, but also ties into the song, specifically using the word dream. The song explains how Taylor wants to have her ex remember her even if only in his "wildest dreams."

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
He said, "Let's get out of this town
Drive out of this city, away from the crowds"
I thought, heaven can't help me now
Nothing lasts forever
But this is gonna take me down

[Pre-Chorus 1]
He's so tall and handsome as hell
He's so bad, but he does it so well
I can see the end as it begins
My one condition is

[Chorus]
Say you'll remember me
Standing in a nice dress, staring at the sunset, babe
Red lips and rosy cheeks, say you'll see me again
Even if it's just in your
Wildest dreams, ah-aah ha
Wildest dreams, ah-aah ha

[Verse 2]
I said, "No one has to know what we do"
His hands are in my hair, his clothes are in my room
And his voice is a familiar sound, nothing lasts forever
But this is getting good now

[Pre-Chorus 2]
He's so tall and handsome as hell
He's so bad, but he does it so well
And when we've had our very last kiss
My last request is

[Chorus]
Say you'll remember me
Standing in a nice dress, staring at the sunset, babe
Red lips and rosy cheeks, say you'll see me again
Even if it's just in your
Wildest dreams, ah-aah ha
Wildest dreams, ah-aah ha

[Bridge] (x2)
You see me in hindsight
Tangled up with you all night
Burning it down
Someday when you leave me
I bet these memories
Follow you around

[Chorus - Variation]
Say you'll remember me
Standing in a nice dress, staring at the sunset, babe
Red lips and rosy cheeks, say you'll see me again
Even if it's just pretend

[Chorus]
Say you'll remember me
Standing in a nice dress, staring at the sunset, babe
Red lips and rosy cheeks, say you'll see me again
Even if it's just in your
Wildest dreams, ah-aah ha
Wildest dreams, ah-aah ha

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