... Ready For It?
Taylor Swift Lyrics


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Knew he was a killer first time that I saw him
Wonder how many girls he had loved and left haunted
But if he's a ghost, then I can be a phantom
Holdin' him for ransom
Some, some boys are tryin' too hard
He don't try at all, though
Younger than my exes but he act like such a man, so
I see nothing better, I keep him forever
Like a vendetta-ta

I-I-I see how this is gon' go
Touch me and you'll never be alone
I-Island breeze and lights down low
No one has to know

In the middle of the night, in my dreams
You should see the things we do, baby, mmm
In the middle of the night, in my dreams
I know I'm gonna be with you
So I take my time
Are you ready for it?

Knew I was a robber first time that he saw me
Stealing hearts and running off and never saying sorry
But if I'm a thief, then he can join the heist
And we'll move to an island, and
And he can be my jailer, Burton to this Taylor
Every lover known in comparison is a failure
I forget their names now, I'm so very tame now
Never be the same now, now

I-I-I see how this is gon' go
Touch me and you'll never be alone
I-Island breeze and lights down low
No one has to know
(No one has to know)

In the middle of the night, in my dreams
You should see the things we do, baby, mmm
In the middle of the night in my dreams
I know I'm gonna be with you
So I take my time
Are you ready for it?
Ooh, are you ready for it?

Baby, let the games begin
Let the games begin
Let the games begin
Baby, let the games begin
Let the games begin
Let the games begin

I-I-I see how this is gon' go
Touch me and you'll never be alone
I-Island breeze and lights down low
No one has to know

In the middle of the night, in my dreams (my dreams)
You should see the things we do, baby, mmm
In the middle of the night, in my dreams (my dreams)
I know I'm gonna be with you
So I take my time
In the middle of the night

Baby, let the games begin
Let the games begin
Let the games begin
Are you ready for it?
Baby, let the games begin
Let the games begin



Let the games begin
Are you ready for it?

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Taylor Swift's song ...Ready For It? are about a new relationship that is exciting and thrilling but also intimidating. The opening lines describe the initial attraction to the person, but also a sense of caution and uncertainty about his past behavior. The singer imagines herself as a ghost or phantom, holding him for ransom, suggesting that she is willing to be in control and set boundaries in the relationship. The contrast of the boy's easy confidence and masculinity to her older, more complicated exes heightens the excitement and danger of the potential relationship.


The chorus repeats the image of being in the middle of the night, in her dreams, where she can fully explore the possibilities of the relationship. The island breeze and lights represent a sense of paradise or utopia, where they can escape from the world and be together. The singer takes her time, indicating a slow build-up to the relationship and perhaps a need for caution or self-reflection.


The second verse continues the theme of role-playing and fantasy, with the singer as a thief and the boy as her partner in crime. The comparison to other lovers further emphasizes the excitement and uniqueness of this new relationship. The repetition of "let the games begin" serves as a call to action, signaling the beginning of the relationship and the possibility of breaking out of previous romantic patterns.


Line by Line Meaning

Knew he was a killer first time that I saw him
From the moment I saw him, I could tell he was dangerous


Wonder how many girls he had loved and left haunted
I couldn't help but wonder how many girls he had hurt and left damaged


But if he's a ghost, then I can be a phantom
If he's playing games, then so can I


Holdin' him for ransom
I'll have control of the situation


Some, some boys are tryin' too hard
Some guys are trying too hard to impress


He don't try at all, though
But he doesn't try at all, yet he still seems like a man


Younger than my exes but he act like such a man, so
He's younger than my past boyfriends, but acts more mature


I see nothing better, I keep him forever
He's the best option I have, I'll keep him around for good


Like a vendetta-ta
He's like a mission for me, like I have something to prove


I-I-I see how this is gon' go
I can see where this is headed


Touch me and you'll never be alone
Being with me means you'll never be lonely


I-Island breeze and lights down low
In a tropical setting, with romantic lighting


No one has to know
We can keep our relationship a secret


In the middle of the night, in my dreams
In my subconscious, I can imagine us together


You should see the things we do, baby, mmm
Our dream activities are not for the faint of heart


I know I'm gonna be with you
I'm convinced that we're meant to be together


So I take my time
I'll enjoy the journey and take things slow


Knew I was a robber first time that he saw me
He knew I was going to steal his heart from the moment he met me


Stealing hearts and running off and never saying sorry
I have a history of breaking hearts and not apologizing


But if I'm a thief, then he can join the heist
If I'm going to steal his heart, he can be a part of it


And we'll move to an island, and
We can escape together and start fresh


And he can be my jailer, Burton to this Taylor
He can be the one who keeps me in line and grounded


Every lover known in comparison is a failure
No one else compares to him in my eyes


I forget their names now, I'm so very tame now
I've become more settled and content now that I have him


Never be the same now, now
Since meeting him, I'll never be the same again


Baby, let the games begin
Our love story is like a game, let's begin playing it


Are you ready for it?
Are you ready to take on this challenge with me?


Let the games begin
Our love story is going to be exciting and full of surprises




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Ali Payami, Karl Johan Schuster, Max Martin, Taylor Swift

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