Track Review: Taylor Swift, 'If This Was a Movie'

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<p> <strong>TAYLOR SWIFT <br /> "If This Was a Movie" (3:54) <br /> Producers: N. Chapman, T. Swift <br /> Writers: T. Swift, M. Johnson <br /> Publisher: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing Company/Taylor Swift Music (BMI), Martin Johnson Music/EMI April Music, Inc. (ASCAP) <br /> Big Machine</strong> <br /> <br /> Is our little princess growing up? "If This Was a Movie," a new single off the deluxe edition of <a href="/artist/taylor-swift/766101">Taylor Swift</a>'s "Speak Now," made a splash on the Hot 100 a year after the singer's third album was originally released. The fast-paced ballad suggests that the 21-year-old has been through a breakup and wishes to reverse it: "I just want it back the way it was before/And I just wanna see you back at my front door," she sings. Swift is lyrically coming of age, abandoning the fantasy world of high school and exploring more mature content. A simple recurring guitar riff moves the song along, and its dramatic chorus features simple harmonies providing sbackup to Swift's signature twang. She may not be entering <a href="/artist/christina-aguilera/325726">Christina Aguilera</a>'s "Dirrty" phase quite just yet, but "If This Was a Movie" represents a more age-appropriate track for the innocent country hero.</p><p> <object width="412" height="315"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/4Qp3ASQsE5k?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" /> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /> <param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /> <embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="412" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/4Qp3ASQsE5k?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" /></object></p><p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="/new-releases/songs"> <strong>Return To Reviews Main Page</strong></a> </p>