Taylor Swift surprised everyone when she released her ninth studio album Evermore. The sequel and sister album to her most recent one Folklore, Evermore goes deeper into the woods and comes out with just as many, if not more, gut-wrenching lyrics that make you want to text your ex or cry into your pillow. Here are the most relatable lyrics from each song.
Show me the places where others gave you scars
A song about intrigue, desire, and the complexity of wanting someone. The most vulnerable thing you can do is show someone the scars from your past.
2. Champagne Problems
One for the money, two for the show/ I never was ready so I watch you go/ sometimes you just don’t know the answer/ ’til someone’s on their knees and asks you/ “She would’ve made such a lovely bride/ what a shame she’s f*cked in the head,” they said/ But you’ll find the real thing instead/ she’ll patch up your tapestry that I shed
Two college sweethearts who had two very different plans with how the night would end. There’s nothing worse than letting others down and blaming yourself. When it comes to mental illness, you put so much of the blame on you and agree with everyone else when they say that person deserves better and it’s your fault.
3. Gold Rush
I don’t like that anyone would die to feel your touch/ everybody wants you/ everybody wonders what it would be like to love you
It’s the feeling of wanting someone and getting jealous because everyone else does too. How we don’t want that person to pick anyone except for you.
4. ‘Tis The Damn Season
Times flies, messy as the mud on your truck tires/ now I’m missing your smile, hear me out/ we could just ride around/ and the road not taken looks real good now
I get it, it’s the holidays, you’re in your hometown, and that person from your past keeps showing up every corner you turn. It’s hard not to go back to that familiarity.
5. Tolerate It
I made you my temple, my mural, my sky/ now I’m begging for footnotes in the story of your life
The continuous struggle of wanting love from someone who isn’t even paying attention to anything you do for them.
6. No Body, No Crime (feat. HAIM)
No, there ain’t no doubt/ I think I’m gonna call him out
Even in a murder mystery song there’s always the infamous infidelity to come and destroy a person.
After giving you the best I had/tell me what to give after that
Moving on after a bad relationship is never easy, you tend to look back at all the things you could’ve fixed or made better. But it’s looking back at those moments, all the good and bad, that you start to see the faintest idea of better days ahead.
A tiny screen’s the only place I see you now/And I got nothing but well wishes for ya
The reminiscence of an old flame and wondering how they’re doing but knowing you’re fine without them too.
9. Coney Island (feat. The National)
And if this is the long haul/how’d we get here so soon?
The heavy feeling of loss and nostalgia for a past relationship where effort was not equal on both sides.
Oh, I can’t/stop you putting roots in my dreamland/my house of stone,your ivy grows/and now I’m covered
A forbidden love that doesn’t have the happiest of endings but we’d still sacrifice anything to have them.
11. Cowboy Like Me
And the skeletons in both our closets/plotted hard to f*ck this up
Two people who fall in love through a cat-and-mouse fling
12. Long Story Short
And I fell from the pedestal/right down the rabbit hole/long story short, it was a bad time/pushed from the precipice/climbed right back up the cliff/long story short, I survived.
Finding someone to be your safety net, your safe space during a time of such dark and gloomy times is something worth fighting for, even if it takes a lot to get there.
Should’ve kept every grocery store receipt/’cause every scrap of you would be taken from me
Sometimes it’s not always about a romantic relationship you wish to hold onto when it’s gone forever, but someone just as close to you as well.
I Know I’m just a wrinkle in your new life/staying friends would iron it out so nice
We think that staying friends with someone we used to love would make things better because we don’t want to let them go. In the end, it’s only going to hurt more if you do that. You have to fully let them go in order to move on.
15. Evermore (feat. Bon Iver)
And I couldn’t be sure/ I had a feeling so peculiar/ that this pain would be for/evermore
To know you can go from a place of such deep depression to finding a way out and get to a place of hope is so rewarding an absolute.
Most likely writing in my journals or notes in my phone, burying my face in a book, at a concert, laughing or eating fries. Recent college graduate with a ridiculous dream of wanting to write for a living.