You know how when you start a new relationship with someone, all of a sudden it feels like you know nothing? Does he want me? Do I want him? Does he know what I’m thinking or is he completely clueless? So many questions and no answers in sight.
In this upbeat “Lover” track, Taylor sings about how much she’s into Joe, and about how she thinks he knows that. One of our favorite lyrics from this one is “He’s so obsessed with me and boy, I understand.” Gotta love that confidence, where can we get some?
Comparing Her Relationship to a "False God"
Did you know Swift has a song where she compares coitus to... well, the creator? We're not even kidding, "Afterglow" is a song about how the faith one has in a relationship is much like the faith one has in god.
Taylor loves Joe so much that she says she'll always believe in their love, even if it's a false god. Wow, we need a moment! The song includes some risqué lyrics, like “religion’s in your lips...the alter is my hips” which alludes to some sensual acts...
Forgetting About Harry Styles in "Clean"
From the album “1989”, this track compares the experience of getting over someone to the experience of getting sober. Taylor said she wrote this song after being in the same city, London, as an ex for two weeks, and realizing she hasn't thought of him at all. At that moment she thought "I'm finally clean."
Now if you put two and two together, you'll get that this song is about Harry Styles, Swift's British Ex. Who else is going to be in London?
Calling Tom Hiddleston the Wrong Guy in "Long Story Short"
This song sums up that tough time in 2016 when everyone called Swift a liar and canceled her, all because of Kim and Kanye. However, this one isn't a diss track, but more of an optimistic song about how everything actually turned out just right.
She sums up that entire year in a few lines — "And I fell from the pedestal/Right down the rabbit hole/Long story short, it was a bad time/Pushed from the precipice/Clung to the nearest lips/Long story short, it was the wrong guy." But she ends on a positive note, the final line being "Long story short, I survived."
Giving Herself the Credit She Deserves in "ME!"
Universally hated by both fans and casual listeners alike, many thought the song was childish and silly. But if you listen carefully to this collaboration track featuring Brendon Urie you'll see it's all about self-love and self-confidence.
Basically the type of track we always need to remind ourselves that we are pretty darn awesome. Fun fact: this song had over 65 million views in its first 24 hours after being put up on YouTube. Wild.