Swift has admitted that she penned this track in Australia but she’s never told who this is actually about. “The Lucky One” discusses a famous singer who has found fame to be too painful and decides to leave it all behind.
Swift can relate to this singer, saying she understands why someone would choose to give up their career and live a more private life. One theory suggests that the song was written about Joni Mitchell and another says it might actually be about Kim Wilde.
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.
Sending a Massage to Her Cancer-Sick Mom in "Soon You'll Get Better"
While the singer has discussed her private life in the past, she's always been very private about her mom's health. Swift's mother battled cancer once before, but in 2019, just before she released her album lover, Taylor shared that the cancer has returned.
In that same album, she included a song dedicated to her mom which featured her mom's favorite band, "The Chicks." It's about how she hopes her mom will get better soon and the fear of losing her for good.
Feeling Vulnerable in "Delicate"
Just like many of the other songs on her 2017 album "Reputation," this one also describes a new and secretive relationship. "Delicate" is all about the insecurities that come with starting a new relationship.
Should I tell the other person what I'm really feeling or is it too soon? Too delicate? Taylor wrote this song about meeting a new lover in the midst of the worst time of her life when her reputation was destroyed.