Taylor explained this song's meaning on her website: "This song is about my band, and my producer, and all the people who have helped us build this brick by brick. The fans, the people who I feel that we are all in this together, this song talks about the triumphant moments that we've had in the last two years. We've had times where we just jump up and down, and dance like we don't care how we're dancing, and just scream at the top of our lungs, "How is this happening?" And, I feel very lucky to even have had one of those moments, nonetheless all the ones that I got to have.'Long Live' is about how I feel reflecting on it.
This song for me is like looking at a photo album of all the award shows, and all the stadium shows, and all the hands in the air in the crowd. It's sort of the first love song that I've written to my team."
Rolling Stone included Taylor in its 2012 "Women Who Rock" list, which detailed "50 of the fiercest albums that female rock & rollers have given the world." Speak Now came #45 in the list, whilst the magazine called this track, "the best Bon Jovi song Bon Jovi never wrote."
Megan from Moncton, New BrunswickFor me I interpret this song as a great song for my GRAD Class because for 3 1/2 years we were @ the old Moncton High School which looks like a castle and we are the Purple Knights which represents the whole Kingdom part of the song. Also as knights we faught but our dragons were all the difficult school work and our rival school The Harrison Tremble Trojans during football season. This part of the song:
"Hold on to spinning around Confetti falls to the ground May these memories break our fall
Can you take a moment Promise me this: That you'll stand by me forever But if God forbid fate should step in And force us into a goodbye If you have children someday When they point to the pictures Please tell them my name Tell them how the crowds went wild Tell them how I hope they shine"
This is pretty much graduation. We will all leave and go on separate paths but we will all have these memories and a yearbook that we will show/ tell our children and grandchildren.
Fabio from New Orleans, LaThis is such an amazing song! And so inspirational. Long live Taylor Swift!