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Thoughts on Lover

Taylor Swift in You Need to Calm Down

One of the best things about a new Taylor Swift album is obviously new lyrics to enjoy. I love her writing style. She’s really the only singer where I absolutely pay as much attention to the book with the printed lyrics included in the album.

Lover came out last week and while even her stuff that I’m iffy on tends to grow on me this is probably my most immediate favorite since Red.

“And you’ll save all your dirtiest jokes for me & at every table I’ll save you a seat…”

Now that right there is my idea of Love. Though listening through the album a little cynical part of me was like maybe Joe Alwyn is afraid to break up with her at this point?

Also my kind of romantic lyrics from Paper Rings-

“I like shiny things but I’d marry you with paper rings…”

I also really love the chorus of Death by a Thousand Cuts

“My heart, my hips, my body, my love..

trying to find a part of me that you didn’t touch

gave up on me like I was a bad drug

now I’m searching for sings in a haunted club

our songs, our films, united we stand

our country 

guess it was a lawless land…”

Overall I think the album and the song placement works really well.

If I was to pick the ones I wasn’t as in love with that would be London Boy, Soon You’ll Get Better, False God and It’s Nice to Have a Friend. I think Soon You’ll Get Better has lovely and moving lyrics and as its about her mom’s illness I think a lot of people will relate-

I know delusion when I see it in the mirror

You like the nicer nurses

You make the best of a bad deal

I just pretend it isn’t real…

It’s just one of those songs like Ronan that’s hard to listen to.

Actually it’s a little weird for me but I do like the more pop and dance happy stuff on this one-

Favorites on Lover include: Cruel Summer, Miss Americana and the Heartbreak Prince, Paper Rings and Death By a Thousand Cuts. The exception to the “happier” tunes that makes my top 6: Cornelia Street and Lover.

So I’d give Lover and A recommendation obviously and I’m 3 for 3 on my most anticipated entertainment this year. Endgame, Stranger Things and Taylor all delivered. It’s just down to the clown.


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