I like it. It doesn’t have the “I love the new sound” shock factor that folklore had since they sound so similar, but it’s a good continuation of that sound.
The start of the album immediately sounds like folklore.
Predicting it now: we’re going to see “I come back stronger than a 90s trend.” in a bunch of Instagram captions.
Sounds like “New Year’s Day.”
’tis the damn season
This song reminds me so much of a quote from The Shipping Room Podcast where one of the hosts very casually said, “Yeah, it’s like when you come home from college for Thanksgiving, and you sleep with your ex-boyfriend.” I can’t relate to that sentiment, but I can relate to the feelings of nostalgia that happen when I go home for the holidays.
To me this song is that “what if” train of thought you can get lost in when thinking of all the alternative universes of what your life could look like if you had stayed in your hometown.
Track 5 is supposed to be the heavy/meaningful song on TSwift albums according to what I heard on a podcast.
“If it’s all in my head, tell me now” is a relatable line for the desperate feeling of wanting someone else to quash the insecurity you’re feeling.
no body, no crime
This is Taylor’s Goodbye Earl. And if you search “Goodbye Earl” on Twitter, you will find a lot of people saying that!
She’s always been a good storyteller, and this song is a great example of that. A technically dark story that is just ridiculous enough to be funny.
I really like this song. It’s a solid bookend to the album while also bringing it back to the title.