“Marjorie” is a track Tay wrote about her grandma who died when she was 14 and didn’t get to see her huge success. Marjorie was an opera singer, and her career inspired Swift to try and become a singer as well. In this track, she talks about life lessons she’s learned from her grandma, and about how for her, Marjorie is still alive.
The coolest part? Swift used old recordings of her grandma in the song, so the two are actually singing together!
Her Father's Love Might Be a "Hoax"
One of Taylor's saddest songs to date, it can be hard to pinpoint who this song is exactly about. Tay herself said the song is the first time she used the same piece to talk about more than one person. It's partly about love, partly about business, and partly about a "sort of relationship that I considered family."
The line "Your faithless love's the only hoax I believe in" haunts those who want to know who it's about and what has that person done. One devoted fan claims that even though the singer will never admit it, "Hoax" might be about her father's faithless love.
Killing Without Getting Caught in "No Body No Crime"
In a cheeky and unexpected moment, Taylor decided to write a fake true-crime story with herself and her friends, the HAIM sisters, at the center. In the song, featuring the musical sisters, Este has a husband that decides to get rid of her and let his mistress move in.
In the second part, Tay executes revenge by making the husband disappear and pinning it on the mistress. Swift has said she's scared of being accused of a crime she didn't commit, so we guess her therapy was to imagine that she did commit one and put it in a song.
Singing About Her Grandfather's Life in "Epiphany"
It seems that Tay had a secret mission in "Folklore" and "Evermore" which was to incorporate songs about her grandparents. While "Evermore" featured a song about her grandmother, "Folklore" saw one about her grandpa, Dean, and his time in the military. Specifically, the time he spent fighting The Battle of Guadalcanal.
If you listen closely to other verses, you'll hear Tay also taking the time to thank medical teams for their work and discuss the difficulties of working in healthcare.
Refusing to Give Those Who Hurt Her "Closure"
"Closure" is a divisive song, not because of its lyrics, which fans loved, but because of its unpleasant sound, especially at the beginning. The song discusses a letter Tay received from someone who has hurt her and wants to mend things. But Tay? She will have none of that — according to the song, she's 100% fine with her spite and she doesn't want to give the other person closure.
Who is this song about? Theories range from Scott Borchetta to Karlie Kloss, and even to Kim Kardashian.