We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (Taylor Swift Cover)

From JimmyEatWiki

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together is a cover of Taylor Swift's 2012 single off her album Red. This song was track 8 of 8 on the Digital-only release iTunes Session and performed live on Conan in 2013.

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (Taylor Swift Cover)


Released: 2013-07-22
Length: 4:23
Label: Exotic Location Recordings
Writer: Taylor Swift, Max Martin, Shellback (Karl Johan Schuster)

Appears On

Lyrics

[Verse 1]

I remember when we broke up the first time

Saying, "This is it, I've had enough," 'cause like

We hadn't seen each other in a month

When you said you needed "space" (what?)

Then you come around again and say

"Baby, I miss you and I swear I'm gonna change, trust me"

Remember how that lasted for a day?

I say, "I hate you," we break up, you call me, "I love you"

[Pre-Chorus 1]

Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh

We called it off again last night, but

Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh

This time, I'm telling you, I'm telling you

[Chorus]

We are never, ever, ever getting back together

We are never, ever, ever getting back together

You go talk to your friends, talk to my friends, talk to me

But we are never, ever, ever, ever getting back together

Like, ever

[Verse 2]

I'm really gonna miss you picking fights

And me, falling for it, screaming that I'm right

And you would hide away and find your peace of mind

With some indie record that's much cooler than mine

[Pre-Chorus 2]

Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh

You called me up again tonight, but

Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh

This time, I'm telling you, I'm telling you

[Chorus]

We are never, ever, ever getting back together

We are never, ever, ever (Ever) getting back together

You go talk to your friends, talk to my friends, talk to me

(Talk to me)

But we are never, ever, ever, ever getting back together

[Post-Chorus]

Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh (yeah)

Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh (yeah)

Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh (yeah)

Oh-oh-oh

[Bridge]

I used to think that we were forever, ever

And I used to say, "Never say never"

Ugh, so he calls me up and he's like, "I still love you"

And I'm like, "I just- I mean, this is exhausting, you know?

Like, we are never getting back together, like, ever"


[Chorus]

We are never, ever, ever getting back together

We are never, ever, ever (Ooh) getting back together

You go talk to your friends, talk to my friends, talk to me

But we are never, ever, ever, ever getting back together

[Outro]

We (Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh, no)

Getting back together

We (Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh, oh, oh, yeah)

Getting back together

You go talk to your friends, talk to my friends, talk to me

(Talk to me)

But we are never, ever, ever, ever getting back together

Recording Details

This is a cover of the Taylor Swift song. The song was co-written by Swift, and producers Max Martin and Shellback (Karl Johan Schuster.) The concept for We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together was developed shortly after a friend of Swift's ex-boyfriend walked into the recording studio and spoke of rumors he heard that Swift and the boyfriend were "getting back together." After the friend left, Martin and Shellback asked Swift to elaborate on the details of the relationship, which she described as "break up, get back together, break up, get back together, just, ugh, the worst". When Martin suggested that they write about the incident, Swift began playing the guitar and singing, "We are never ever......", and the song flowed rapidly afterwards. She described the process as one of the most humorous experiences she had while recording, and said the musical partners matched her expectations. An audio clip of her sarcastically speaking about breakups can be heard before the final chorus in Swift's version. [1] The song was released as the lead single from Red on 2021-08-13, by Big Machine Records. [2] Lyrically this song depicts Swift's frustrations at an ex-lover who wants to re-kindle their relationship.

This cover is one of several instances of mutual respect between Taylor Swift and Jimmy Eat World. [3] [4] [5]

Reception

Digital Download released by Exotic Location Recordings. Peaked at 156 on US charts. [6]

Personnel

Other Versions

On 2013-07-23 the group appeared on Conan performing the track alongside Damage (song)[7] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFISsaafUdw

See Also

Taylor Swift

References

  1. https://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2012/08/taylor-swift-reveals-new-album-red-drops-new-single-we-are-never-getting-back-together-abc-exclusive/, Taylor Swift Reveals New Album, 'Red,' Drops New Single, 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together': ABC Exclusive, Effron, Lauren, 2012-08-13, ABC News, ABC News, 2021-04-20,
  2. https://ew.com/article/2012/08/14/taylor-swift-we-are-never-ever-getting-back-together-red/, Taylor Swift's new single 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together', Smith, Grady, 2012-08-14, Entertainment Weekly, Entertainment Weekly, 2021-04-20,
  3. https://www.theringer.com/music/2019/11/5/20948766/jimmy-eat-world-interview-jim-adkins-zach-lind-surviving-new-album, How Jimmy Eat World Survived Emo Rock and Stopped Writing Themselves Off, Laven, Scott, 2019-11-05, Theringer.com, The Ringer, 2021-03-07,
  4. https://aestheticmagazinetoronto.com/2016/09/22/interview-jimmy-eat-world-talks-integrity-blues-pre-show-playlists-and-learning-guitar/, Interview: Jimmy Eat World talks “Integrity Blues”, Pre-Show Playlists, and Learning Guitar, Sindrey, Curtis, 2016-09-22, Aesthetic Magazine, Aesthetic Magazine, 2021-04-20,
  5. https://theswiftagency.com/tours/speak-now-arm-lyrics/, The Speak Now Tour: Arm Lyrics, The Swift Agency, The Swift Agency, 2021-04-20,
  6. https://www.billboard.com/music/jimmy-eat-world/chart-history, Chart History Jimmy Eat World, Billboard, Billboard, 2021-04-20,
  7. Obenschain, Philip (July 23, 2013). "Jimmy Eat World cover Taylor Swift once again, this time for 'Conan'". Alternative Press. Archived from the original on July 26, 2013. Retrieved December 24, 2017. https://www.altpress.com/news/entry/jimmy_eat_world_cover_taylor_swift_once_again_this_time_for_conan

External Links

https://music.apple.com/gb/album/itunes-session/674172166

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Eat_World_discography#Live_albums

Discogs https://www.discogs.com/Jimmy-Eat-World-iTunes-Session/release/10018057

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_Are_Never_Ever_Getting_Back_Together