After celebrity feuds and a fall from grace Taylor Swift has returned to her romantic roots to deliver her seventh studio album, Lover!

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In celebration of what has been called her "love letter to love," it only seems fitting to compile a list of the best lyrics from Taylor's new era.


"I look through the windows of this love / Even though we boarded them up / Chandelier's still flickering here"
- Death by a Thousand Cuts
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The lyrics are a nostalgic nod back to Taylor's Call it what you Want where she sings that she and Joe Alwyn had their "windows boarded up after the storm."

This hopeful lyric adds to the light and bright atmosphere of Lover which is refreshing after the dark mood of Taylor's Reputation album.


"In my feelings more than Drake, so yeah"
- I Forgot that you Existed
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Appearing on the leading track of the album, this gem of a lyric sets up the playful tone for the album while giving a nod to Taylor's old pal Drake.

Clearly, Taylor isn't taking herself too seriously by poking fun at her past self, and we are HERE for it.


"And if I bleed / You'll be the last to know"
- Cruel Summer
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This lyric displays a dramatic shift in how Taylor approaches love after being hurt in the past.

In contrast to the starry-eyed, hopeful, country crooner she once was, Taylor has become a cautious woman that is more guarded in her approach to love.


"I ask the traffic lights if it'll be alright / They say, "I don't know."
- Death by a Thousand Cuts
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The line harks back to Taylor's Red album where she sings of "Walking fast through the traffic lights" and a lover that "almost ran the red."

Lover marks a return to Taylor's more romantic side which we haven't seen since her Red days. It seems only fitting that Taylor is drawing on the imagery she used back then but from a more mature standpoint. It shows how much her views on love have evolved since she was in her early 20's.

This seemingly simplistic lyric captures both the wistful hopefulness of a new love but also its uncertainty.


"My heart, my hips, my body, my love / Trying to find a part of me that you didn't touch"
- Death by a Thousand Cuts
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Shout out to Taylor's give no f**ks attitude from her Reputation Era for the introduction of her more risque lyrics.

The emotionally charged bridge of Death by a Thousand Cuts is brimming with passionate lines. This taster truly gives a sense of entanglement of lust, love, soul, and body all in one.


"I once believed love would be burning red / But it's golden like daylight"
- Daylight
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For an artist that has been long associated with the colour red, Taylor breaks away from her former self while giving a nod to her fourth studio album. This lyric sums up the essence of Lover which is uplifting and romantic.


"And I can't talk to you when you're like this / Staring out the window like I'm not your favorite town / I'm New York City"
- False God
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Taylor builds upon the cityscape imagery of her more recent albums by once again setting her song against the backdrop of the heavily-romanticised New York.

False God doesn't sugar coat romance. The song acknowledges love's intense ups and downs. Taylor is asserting her worth all the while voicing her anxieties in the relationship.


"Lyrical smile, indigo eyes, hand on my thigh / We can follow the sparks, I'll drive"
- I Think He Knows
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Any longstanding Taylor fan knows that Taylor loves to sing about fireworks and sparks (see Sparks Fly and Dear John).

These lyrics from this standout moment in the album prove why Taylor's tried and true imagery works. It captures the excitement and adventure of love but somehow seems far deeper than just a youthful romance.


"Who could ever leave me, darling? / But who could stay?"
- The Archer
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This poignant line in Taylor's most self-reflective song to date is arguably her most vulnerable.

The line nods to Taylor's self-respecting, take-no-prisoners attitude that she's championed in the past (e.g., We Are Never Getting Back Together). But it also emphasises Taylor's very human insecurities of feeling damaged and not good enough.

It's a poetic reminder that even the most successful people in the world doubt themselves too.


"Ladies and gentlemen, will you please stand? / With every guitar string scar on my hand, / I take this magnetic force of a man to be my lover."
- Lover
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Oof, this hits us right in the heartstrings!

The lyrics that sent diehard Swifties into a frenzy as they scrambled to uncover whether this means our girl is engaged already mean that this lyric just had to take the top spot.

This line harks back to Taylor's roots when she was a hopeful girl with a sparkly guitar and fairytale curls all the while fearlessly declaring her love for the lovely, Joe Alwyn.

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If you haven't already listened to Lover get to it!

Much love,
Helena x