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"Treacherous" is a country pop song by the American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. It was released on October 22, 2012, in the US by Big Machine Records from her fourth studio album, Red (2012). It is the third song on the album, and was written by Swift and Dan Wilson, and produced by Wilson.

Critical receptionEdit

"Treacherous" was critically acclaimed by music critics, who complimented Swift for her songwriting, comparing the song to her work on Speak Now. Billboard gave the song a positive review, saying that the song had a "hushed, confessional beauty [in] the verses," though also noting that rising guitars and percussion at the end of the song broke the earlier tone.[1] About.com also gave the song a very positive review, giving the song a rating of four out of five stars.[2] Idolator praised Swift's vocals, saying that they were "rising to a threatening power."[3]

Chart performanceEdit

Upon the release of Red, the song peaked at number 102 and 65 respectively in the US and Canada. It also reached number 26 on the US Country songs chart.

ChartsEdit

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 65
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard) 2
US Country Songs (Billboard) 26

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

LyricsEdit

VERSE
Put your lips close to mine
As long as they don't touch
Out of focus, eye to eye
Til' the gravity's too much
And I’ll do anything you say
If you say it with your hands
And I’d be smart to walk away
But you're quick sand

CHORUS
This slope is treacherous
This path is reckless
This slope is treacherous
And I, I, I like it

VERSE
I can't decide if it's a choice
Getting swept away
I hear the sound of my own voice
Asking you to stay
And all we are is skin and bone
Trained to get along
Forever going with the flow
But you're friction

CHORUS
This slope is treacherous
This path is reckless
This slope is treacherous
I, I, I like it

BRIDGE
Two headlights shine through the sleepless night and I will…
Get you, I'll get you alone
Your name has echoed through my mind and I just…
Think you should, think you should know
That nothing safe is worth the drive and I would...
Follow you, follow you home
I'll follow you, follow you home

CHORUS
This hope is treacherous
This daydream is dangerous
This hope is treacherous
I, I, I... I, I, I... I, I, I...

BRIDGE
Two headlights shine through the sleepless night and I will...
Get you, I’ll get you alone
Your name has echoed through my mind and I just...
Think you should, think you should know
That nothing safe is worth the drive and I would...
Follow you, follow you home
I'll follow you, follow you home
I'll follow you, follow you home
I'll follow you, follow you home

This slope is treacherous
I, I, I like it

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