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Taylor Swift releases "The Hunger Games" soundtrack song, "Safe and Sound"

Taylor Swift attends the 45th annual CMA Awards on Nov. 9, 2011, in Nashville, Tenn. Getty

(CBS) Taylor Swift has an early holiday present for her fans - and fans of "The Hunger Games."

The singer tweeted a link to her new song, "Safe and Sound," from the soundtrack of the upcoming big-screen adaptation of the bestselling book.

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The singer teased the release on Thursday, tweeting, "Something I've been VERY excited about for a VERY long time is going to be happening VERY soon (and I'm not referring to Christmas)."

She then posted a photo of the song's cover art, with the message, "And this is it, the big surprise... Go get it! #TheHungerGames."

"Safe and Sound," which features the band The Civil Wars, is a sad, acoustic ballad with lyrics like "Just close your eyes/The sun is going down/You'll be all right/No one can hurt you/In the morning light/You and I'll be safe and sound."

The 21-year-old's announcement caught fire on Twitter, becoming the top trend in the U.S. and the No. 2 trend worldwide, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

You can listen to the song here.

Tell us: What do you think of "Safe and Sound"?

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