The Best 7 Songs on Taylor Swift’s New Album, Lover
On August 23rd, 2019 Taylor Swift dropped her 7th studio album entitled Lover. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with the biggest opening week since Taylor’s own Reputation in 2017. This is my favorite 7 songs from the album (because I couldn’t decide only 5 songs like I originally planned)
1. Cruel Summer: This honestly may be one of my favorite Taylor songs of all time. It navigates a the fragility of a new relationship, especially when you are in the public eye. This song was written by Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff, and Annie Clark. It was produced by Taylor Swift and Jack Antonoff.
Best Lyrics: “And I scream, ‘For whatever it’s worth I love you, ain’t that the worst thing you ever heard?’” or “Devils roll the dice, angels roll their eyes”
2. Miss Americana & the Heartbreak Prince: This song is set in a fictional high school and is full of metaphors that reflect the current political state of America. It is worth listening to with the lyrics pulled up so you don’t miss any of the hidden messages! This song was written and produced by Taylor Swift and Joel Little.
Best Lyric: “Boys will be boys then where are the wise men?” or “”you play stupid games, you win stupid prizes”
3. The Man: According to an interview that Swift did with vogue, this song “plays with the idea of perception” and that “she has often wondered how she would be written and spoken about if she were a man”. This song is all about the double standards in the music industry and the treatment of women in general. This song was written and produced by Taylor Swift and Joel Little.
Best Lyric: “I’m so sick of running as fast as I can, wondering if I’d get there quicker if I was a man”
4. Death By A Thousand Cuts: this song is based off the Netflix movie, Someone Great, which follows a woman the day after the breakup of her 9 year relationship (fun fact: the movie was partly inspired by a Taylor Swift song about coming to terms with an ending relationship – “Clean”). It has a really cool instrumental that makes the song different from anything Swift has ever done. This song was written and produced by Taylor Swift and Jack Antonoff.
Best Lyric: “I ask the traffic lights if it’ll be alright, they say ‘I don’t know’”
5. Lover: The title track of this album was released as the third single in August. It is a romantic, wedding-like song that sheds a light on Swift’s extremely private relationship with British actor Joe Alwyn. This song was written by Taylor Swift and was produced by Taylor Swift and Jack Antonoff.
Best Lyric: “Ladies and gentlemen, will you please stand? With every guitar string scar on my hand, I take this magnetic force of a man to by my lover”
6. Cornelia street: This song focuses on the role of Swift’s Manhattan apartment that was located on Cornelia street. She describes the early stages of her relationship that took part while she was living in this apartment. She is saying that if the relationship ever ended, she would never be able to walk the street again. This song was written solely by Taylor Swift and was produced by Taylor Swift and Jack Antonoff.
Best Lyric: “I hope I never lose you, I hope it never ends. I’d never walk Cornelia Street again” or “I get mystified at how this city screams your name”
7. Daylight: In the final song of the album, Swift talks about her struggles in her past relationship and how she was finally able to find true love. She says that when she met her current boyfriend, he brought brightness to her life. This song was written solely by Taylor Swift and was produced by Taylor Swift and Jack Antonoff.
In the prologue for Swift’s project Red, she wrote “real love shines golden like starlight… maybe I’ll write a whole album about that kind of love if I ever find it.” In this song she finally writes the “I once believed love would be burning red, but it’s golden, like daylight”
Best Lyric: “you gotta step into the daylight and let it go”
“I wanna be defined by the things that I love
Not the things I hate
Not the things I’m afraid of
Or the things that haunt me in the middle of the night
I just think that
You are what you love”