Transcript – Sweet Interruption

Transcription by Amanda K. Booher

Music from “You Belong With Me” by Taylor Swift (Fearless, 2008); “Sweet Dreams” by Beyoncé Knowles (I am…Sasha Fierce, 2008)

(music begins)

(0:00)
(Instrumental intro to Swift’s “You Belong With Me;” music looped and continued throughout project)

(0:09)
(crowd cheering)

(0:11)
Taylor Swift: “Thank you so much! I always dreamed about what it would be like to maybe win one of these someday, but I never actually thought that it would happen. Uh, I sing country music, so thank you so much for giving me a chance to win a VMA award,
i . . . ”

(0:26)
(crowd cheering loudly)

(0:29)
Kanye West: “Yo Tayla…I’m really happy for you, I’ma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time…”

(0:38)
(Remix of Beyoncé singing “Sweet Dreams” over Swift’s background music)
“Every night I rush to my bed…”

(0:40)
Kanye: “one of the best videos of all time”

(0:41)
(Beyoncé)
With hopes that maybe I’ll get a chance to see you
When I close my eyse I’m going out of my head
Lost in a fairytale, can you hold my hands and be my guide?
Clouds filled with stars over you skies
And I hope it rains, you’re the perfect lullaby
What kinda dream is this?
You could be a sweet dream or a beautiful nightmare
Either way I don’t wanna wake up from you (Turn the lights on)
Sweet dream or a beautiful nightmare
Either way I don’t wanna wake up from you (Turn the lights on)

(1:22)
President Obama: “I think that was really inappropriate! I mean, it’s like, she’s getting an award, what are you butting in? The young lady she seems like a perfectly nice person, she’s getting her award. What’s he doing up there?”
Harwood: “Why would he do that?”
Obama: “He’s a jackass.”

(1:35)
(Beyoncé)
What kinda dream is this?
You could be a sweet dream or a beautiful nightmare
Either way I don’t wanna wake up from you (Turn the lights on)

Sweet dream or beautiful nightmare
Somebody pinch me, your love’s too good to be true (Turn the lights on)

My guilty pleasure, I ain’t going nowhere
Baby ‘long as you’re here, I’ll be floating on air
‘Cause you’re my

You could be a sweet dream or a beautiful nightmare
Either way I don’t wanna wake up from you (Turn the lights on)