Hi Readers, Music Lovers & Swifties
I tend to keep this quiet on my book blog and focus on just books. But there is one thing that I love just as much as reading a good book, and that is Taylor Swift.
Her music has meant the world to me for the past 11 years. She’s the artist I get up at 5am for to listen to her new music, the only famous person I follow on twitter and the only singer who’s every album I have bought and loved.
When the Lover era started, I knew it was going to be a total 180 from Reputation. While we were still calling this album TS7 I knew this album would be about love, happiness and her gorgeous Joe. We like Joe.
From the first track it feels like a fresh start. By the last track you’ve been through the same rollercoaster of emotions that Taylor has been feeling for the past couple of years. She’s remained as open and honest as she always has.
There’s highs and lows. Songs that will make you dance and songs that will make you cry. Songs to chill with on the beach and songs to dance to in the club. This album also gave unmarried Swifties their wedding song.
So yeah, this album was a real gift that I have been enjoying non-stop for the past 5 days. I thought I would go through each song. Give a rating out of 10 and share my favourite lyric from that song (if I can choose just one (spoiler alert, I rarely chose just one)).
Before I do that though. I have just one request. With the release of You Need to Calm Down back in July Taylor started a petition for the equality act. Every signature counts so if you’re for equality, here’s the link: https://www.change.org/p/support-the-equality-act
I Forgot That You Existed – 9/10
“It isn’t love, it isn’t hate, it’s just indifference.”
Cruel Summer – 9/10
“Devils roll the dice. Angels roll their eyes. What doesn’t kill me makes me want you more.”
“If I bleed, you’ll be the last to know.”
Lover – 10/10
“We could leave the Christmas lights up until January. This is our place, we make the rules.”
“My hearts been borrowed and your’s has been blue. All’s well that ends well to end up with you.”
The Man – 8/10
“I’d be a fearless leader. I’d be an alpha type. When everyone believes ya, whats that like?’
“I’d be just like Leo in Saint-Tropez.”
The Archer – 9/10
“All of my heroes die all alone. Help me hold onto you.”
I Think He Knows – 8/10
“We could follow the sparks. I’ll drive.”
Miss Americanah and the Heartbreak Prince – 9/10
“You play stupid games, you win stupid prizes.”
“And I’ll never let you GO! Cause I know this is a FIGHT! That someday we’re gonna WIN!”
Paper Rings – 10/10
“I like shiny things, but I’d marry you with paper rings.”
“Without all of the exes, fights and falls we wouldn’t be standing here so tall.”
Cornelia Street – 10/10
“We were a fresh page on a desk filling in the blanks as we go.”
“I turned around before I hit the tunnel.”
Death by a Thousand Cuts – 9/10
“I look through the windows of this love. Even though we’ve boarded them up.”
“Paper cut stings from our paper thin plans.”
“I gave you too much but it wasn’t enough.”
London Boy – 8/10
“They say home is where the heart is. But God I love the English.”
Soon You’ll Get Better – 10/10
“Desperate people find faith, so now I pray to Jesus too.”
False God – 7/10
“I can’t talk to you when you’re like this. Staring out the window like I’m not your favourite town. I’m New York City.”
You Need to Calm Down – 10/10
“Shade never made anybody less gay!”
“And we see you over there on the internet. Comparing all the girls who are killing it. But we’ve figured you out. We all know now. We all got crowns. You need to calm down.”
Afterglow – 9/10
“Fighting with a true love is like boxing with no gloves. Chemistry till it blows up, till there’s no us.”
ME! – 8/10
“I promise that nobody’s gonna love you like me.”
It’s Nice to Have a Friend – 7/10
“Lost my gloves, you give me one.”
Daylight – 10/10
“I wounded the good and trusted the wicked. Clearing the air I breathed in the smoke.”
“Threw out the coats and daggers because it’s morning now. It’s brighter now.”
“I once believed love was burning red. But it’s golden.”
“Step into the daylight and let it go.”
Stream it or buy it and enjoy.
Thanks for reading,