Taylor Swift’s “You Must Calm Down” Lyrics Decoded

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Taylor Swift‘s new track, “You Must Calm Down,” is lastly right here! 

After teasing the only throughout an Instagram Reside yesterday, the 29-year-old singer launched the tune on Friday. Together with sharing the lyric video for the immediate hit on YouTube, Swift posted some cowl artwork for the track on Instagram. The picture confirmed an image of the 10-time Grammy winner rocking an enormous again tattoo. The ink featured a bunch of butterflies flying up above a snake—a key image from her fame period.

Swift spoke about her inspiration for the track throughout a current interview with Apple Music’s Beats 1.

“I’ve noticed quite a lot of completely different folks in our society who simply put a lot vitality and energy into negativity, and it simply made me really feel like, ‘It is advisable to simply relax. Like, you are stressing your self out. This looks like it is extra about you than what you are going off about. Like, simply relax,'” she stated.

For a deeper dive into the brand new track’s lyrics, learn on under.

Shutting down the haters: Swift has dealt along with her fair proportion of criticism over time. Whereas the singer has cryptically addressed her critics earlier than—reminiscent of by making enjoyable of the media’s notion of her love life in “Clean House”—she’s now chatting with them straight.

As she sings in her new tune, “Say it on the street, that is a knock-out/ However you say it in a tweet, that is a cop-out/And I am identical to ‘Hey, Are You OK?’/ And I ain’t making an attempt to mess together with your self-expression however I’ve realized the lesson that stressin’ and obsessing ’bout someone else is not any enjoyable.”

She additionally tells these social media trolls that “snakes and stones by no means broke my bones.” This might be interpreted as a reminder that if she will get by means of the drama earlier than her fame period (you keep in mind that Snapchat video), she will make it by means of something.

Standing up for the LGBTQ neighborhood: Swift is exhibiting her help for the LGBTQ neighborhood. Again in April, she donated $113,000 to the Tennessee Equality Venture. She additionally penned a letter to Sen. Lamar Alexander asking him to help the Equality Act and spoke concerning the invoice throughout her efficiency at Wango Tango.

Now, the singer is exhibiting her help by means of her lyrics.

“You might be someone that we do not know/However you are comin’ at my pals like a missile/Why are you mad when you would be GLAAD?” she sings, referencing the LGBTQ group.

She then croons, “Sunshine on the road on the parade/However you’ll fairly be at midnight ages/Making that signal/Should’ve taken all night time/You simply must take a number of seats after which attempt to restore the peace and management your urges to scream about all of the folks you hate/’Trigger shade by no means made anyone much less homosexual.” 

Eagle-eyed followers additionally famous that the letters “e” and “a” had been highlighted each time they appeared subsequent to one another in a phrase, that are possible one other nod to the Equality Act.

After the track’s launch, GLAAD famous it is seen a rise in donations made within the quantity of $13—a probable reference to Swift’s favourite quantity.

Throwing shade at Donald Trump? Some followers have interpreted the aforementioned lyric to be a dig on the president. Though, it ought to be famous Swift hasn’t confirmed this concept herself. As followers will recall, Swift wrote she personally rejected the commander-in-chief’s “stance that his administration, ‘helps equal remedy of all,’ however that the Equality Act, ‘in its present kind is stuffed with poison tablets that threaten to undermine parental and conscience rights.'”

A couple of social media customers additionally famous Swift launched the track on Trump’s birthday. 

Again in Could, Swift revealed her new music did include “political undertones;” nevertheless, she did not specify how or during which songs they appeared.

Selling girls supporting girls:  On this new track, Swift appears to be selling the message of girls supporting girls and never being pitted towards each other or tearing one another down.

At one level, she sings “And we see you over there on the web/Evaluating all the women who’re killing it/However we figured you out/Everyone knows now/All of us bought crowns. It is advisable to relax.”

She additionally sings, “Like are you able to not step on our robes” at one other. 

It is no secret Swift has love for the ladies in her squad; nevertheless, she’s additionally ended her beef with different feminine artists within the trade, together with Katy Perry.

Followers nonetheless have to attend till Monday to see the total music video. However Swift not too long ago revealed her new album known as Lover, and it appears like she simply needs peace and love for all.

 

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