A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that "If This Was a Movie" is another clean, if not happy, tune by country darling Taylor Swift. The singer doesn't use any profanity or explicit references to describe her feelings of heartache over the end of a relationship. Though she wishes life could be like a movie, where estranged couples often live happily ever after, she doesn't cling to that notion -- setting a good example for young tweens and teens learning to cope with the ups and downs of real-life relationships.
What's the story?
Country superstar Taylor Swift is back with "IF THIS WAS A MOVIE," a single originally released on the Target-exclusive deluxe edition of her album Speak Now, about a failed romance that she wishes she could revive. Swift sings about how, much as she'd like it to be, her relationship isn't a movie -- where the object of her affection would "stand in the rain outside 'til I came out" -- but that "people change and these things happen."