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Cruel Summer
Taylor Swift Lyrics


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(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)

Fever dream high in the quiet of the night
You know that I caught it (oh yeah, you're right, I want it)
Bad, bad boy, shiny toy with a price
You know that I bought it (oh yeah, you're right, I want it)

Killing me slow, out the window
I'm always waiting for you to be waiting below
Devils roll the dice, angels roll their eyes
What doesn't kill me makes me want you more

And it's new, the shape of your body
It's blue, the feeling I've got
And it's ooh-oh-oh
It's a cruel summer
It's cool, that's what I tell 'em
No rules in breakable heaven
But ooh, oh-oh
It's a cruel summer
With you

Hang your head low in the glow of the vending machine
I'm not dying (oh yeah, you're right, I want it)
We say that we'll just screw it up in these trying times
We're not trying (oh yeah, you're right, I want it)

So cut the headlights, summer's a knife
I'm always waiting for you just to cut to the bone
Devils roll the dice, angels roll their eyes
And if I bleed, you'll be the last to know

Oh, it's new, the shape of your body
It's blue, the feeling I've got
And it's ooh-oh-oh
It's a cruel summer
It's cool, that's what I tell 'em
No rules in breakable heaven
But ooh-oh-oh
It's a cruel summer
With you

I'm drunk in the back of the car
And I cried like a baby coming home from the bar (oh)
Said, "I'm fine," but it wasn't true
I don't wanna keep secrets just to keep you
And I snuck in through the garden gate
Every night that summer just to seal my fate (oh)
And I scream, "For whatever it's worth
I love you, ain't that the worst thing you ever heard?"
He looks up, grinning like a devil

It's new, the shape of your body
It's blue, the feeling I've got
And it's ooh-oh-oh
It's a cruel summer
It's cool, that's what I tell 'em
No rules in breakable heaven
But ooh-oh-oh
It's a cruel summer
With you

I'm drunk in the back of the car
And I cried like a baby coming home from the bar (oh)
Said, "I'm fine," but it wasn't true
I don't wanna keep secrets just to keep you
And I snuck in through the garden gate
Every night that summer just to seal my fate (oh)
And I scream, "For whatever it's worth
I love you, ain't that the worst thing you ever heard?"

(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)

Overall Meaning

The song "Cruel Summer" by Taylor Swift talks about a passionate but tumultuous relationship that started during the summer. The song starts with a fever dream that is driven by a craving for a particular person. The singer is talking about how she is captivated by the bad-boy image of the person she is singing about, and how she is willing to pay the price for it. The second verse talks about how the intense passion she feels towards the person is both thrilling and fatal. The singer is willing to risk everything, even her life, for the person she desires.


In the chorus, the singer describes the relationship as a cruel summer. She talks about how it is cool, but there are no rules in this breakable heaven. She is willing to do whatever it takes to keep the person she desires, even if that means breaking her own rules. In the bridge of the song, we can see how the singer is struggling with her emotions, as she cries like a baby and says that she is fine but she isn't. She is willingly keeping secrets to keep this person in her life, and she sneaks in through the garden gate every night to seal her fate.


The song is an ode to the hot and passionate summer affairs that can have long-lasting impacts on our lives. Swift paints a picture of how deeply emotions can run, and how they can leave a lasting impression on our lives. The song showcases Swift's emotional depth and her ability to tell a story through her lyrics.


Line by Line Meaning

Fever dream high in the quiet of the night
I'm hopelessly in love with you, but it feels like a fever dream that I can't shake.


You know that I caught it (oh yeah, you're right, I want it)
I'm admitting that I've caught feelings for you and I want to be with you.


Bad, bad boy, shiny toy with a price
You're a bad boy with a flashy image, but I'm still drawn to you despite the cost.


You know that I bought it (oh yeah, you're right, I want it)
I'm admitting that I allowed myself to be lured in despite the price and I still want you.


Killing me slow, out the window
This love is slowly destroying me and I feel like jumping out the window to escape.


I'm always waiting for you to be waiting below
I'm constantly waiting for you to show up, hoping you'll feel the same way as me.


Devils roll the dice, angels roll their eyes
This relationship is risky and unpredictable, but my heart still leads me to you.


What doesn't kill me makes me want you more
Despite the challenges in this relationship, they only make me want you even more.


And it's new, the shape of your body
I'm still discovering new things about you, including the way your body moves.


It's blue, the feeling I've got
I'm feeling blue and down because of this tumultuous relationship.


And it's ooh-oh-oh
Emphasizes the intense emotional turmoil of the relationship.


It's a cruel summer
This summer is cruel because all I feel is heartache and pain when I'm around you.


It's cool, that's what I tell 'em
I try to play it cool around others and pretend like everything is okay.


No rules in breakable heaven
We're living in a heaven-like state where there are no rules, but it can easily break apart any minute.


But ooh, oh-oh
Repeats the emotional turmoil of the relationship.


With you
Despite everything, I still want to be with you.


Hang your head low in the glow of the vending machine
I feel guilty and ashamed for being in this relationship, but I can't help myself.


We say that we'll just screw it up in these trying times
We know that this relationship isn't stable, especially in these tough times, but we can't resist each other.


We're not trying (oh yeah, you're right, I want it)
We're not actively trying to make this work, but deep down, we both want it to.


So cut the headlights, summer's a knife
We need to keep this relationship hidden and cut the lights, otherwise, it will end up hurting us both.


I'm always waiting for you just to cut to the bone
I'm scared that this relationship will eventually end up hurting me badly, but I'm still waiting for you.


And if I bleed, you'll be the last to know
If I end up getting hurt in this relationship, I know you won't be there for me.


I'm drunk in the back of the car
I'm drunk and not thinking straight, but I can't help thinking about you.


And I cried like a baby coming home from the bar (oh)
I feel weak and vulnerable, especially when I'm alone and thinking about you.


Said, 'I'm fine,' but it wasn't true
I put on a brave face and pretend like everything is okay, but deep down, I'm hurting.


I don't wanna keep secrets just to keep you
I don't want to lie to myself or keep secrets from you just to keep this relationship going.


And I snuck in through the garden gate
I'm so desperate to be with you that I sneak into your home through the garden gate at night.


Every night that summer just to seal my fate (oh)
I know that being with you will only lead to heartbreak, but I can't help myself.


And I scream, 'For whatever it's worth
I want to tell you how I feel, no matter what the outcome may be.


I love you, ain't that the worst thing you ever heard?'
Even though I know how dangerous and painful this relationship could be, I can't stop myself from loving you.


He looks up, grinning like a devil
Your response to my confession is unknown, but I know that it will be a painful outcome.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Hipgnosis Songs Group
Written by: Annie Clark, Jack Antonoff, Taylor Swift

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@mkcarlos9856

can you imagine how successful this song would have been if it was the lead single...

@guilty_as_sin

Facts.

@MrZiga1234

Me! Is better tho

@David.124

It’s an after album single, but it should have been either Lover, Cornelia Street, Paper Rings, The Man, And Cruel Summer.

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@@MrZiga1234 said no one ever

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@julius5823

How many people need music video of this song

@julius5823

@Dragon Ball Super 2018 me siento mal :'(

@pooj76

I guess 617 people

@jackietrinket4659

PLEASE

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