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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 Swift on their 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, while the magazine called this track, "the best Bon Jovi song Bon Jovi never wrote."

Taylor Swift, fueled by a fresh contract with Republic Records, dove headfirst into re-recording her first six studio albums starting November 2020. Released on July 7, 2023, "Long Live (Taylor's Version)" is part of Speak Now (Taylor's Version), Swift's third re-recorded album. Let's take a moment to reflect on the original release. Back then, some might argue that Swift's move to drop "Long Live" seemed a tad premature. It was a heartfelt thank you to everyone who supported her throughout her rise to stardom, yet it also carried an air of retrospective nostalgia. Fast forward a decade and "Long Live (Taylor's Version)" arrives at the right time to celebrate Swift's extraordinary journey to megastardom.

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Key, BPM (tempo) and time signature of Long Live.
4/4Time Signature


The album Long Live is released on.

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The record label that has released Long Live.
Big Machine Records, LLC
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