Call It What You Want
Taylor Swift Lyrics


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My castle crumbled overnight
I brought a knife to a gunfight
They took the crown, but it's alright
All the liars are calling me one
Nobody's heard from me for months
I'm doing better than I ever was

'Cause my baby's fit like a daydream
Walkin' with his head down, I'm the one he's walkin' to
So call it what you want, yeah, call it what you want to
My baby's fly like a jet stream
High above the whole scene, loves me like I'm brand new
So call it what you want, yeah, call it what you want to

All my flowers grew back as thorns
Windows boarded up after the storm
He built a fire just to keep me warm
All the drama queens taking swings
All the jokers dressin' up as kings
They fade to nothin' when I look at him

And I know I make the same mistakes every time
Bridges burn, I never learn, at least I did one thing right
I did one thing right
I'm laughin' with my lover, makin' forts under covers
Trust him like a brother, yeah, you know I did one thing right
Starry eyes sparkin' up my darkest night

My baby's fit like a daydream
Walkin' with his head down, I'm the one he's walkin' to
So call it what you want, yeah, call it what you want to
My baby's fly like a jet stream
High above the whole scene, loves me like I'm brand new
(Call it what you want, call it what you want, call it)
So call it what you want, yeah, call it what you want to

I want to wear his initial
On a chain 'round my neck, chain 'round my neck
Not because he owns me
But 'cause he really knows me
Which is more than they can say, I
I recall late November
Holdin' my breath, slowly I said
"You don't need to save me
But would you run away with me?"
Yes (would you run away?)

My baby's fit like a daydream
Walkin' with his head down, I'm the one he's walkin' to
(Call it what you want, call it what you want, call it)
So call it what you want, yeah, call it what you want to
My baby's fly like a jet stream
High above the whole scene, loves me like I'm brand new
(Call it what you want, call it what you want, call it)
So call it what you want, yeah, call it what you want to

(Call it what you want, call it)
(Call it what you want, call it what you want, call it)
(Call it what you want, call it what you want, call it)
(Call it what you want, call it what you want, call it)
(Call it what you want, call it what you want, call it)
(Call it what you want, call it what you want, call it)
(Call it what you want, call it what you want, call it)



Call it what you want, yeah, call it what you want
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Overall Meaning

In "Call It What You Want," Taylor Swift sings about how she found true love after going through a tumultuous period. The opening lines describe how Taylor's world came crashing down yet she survived it. She acknowledges how the people who may have caused her downfall are now calling her a liar. The second verse highlights how Taylor's flowers turned into thorns, implying that everything that was once beautiful in her life had become the opposite. The moment she met her lover, everything else faded away. Taylor admits to making mistakes in her past relationships, but with her current lover, she did one thing right. She feels safe with her lover, and she trusts him like a brother. She cherishes him and intends to wear his initial on a chain around her neck.


The chorus is an expression of how Taylor feels about her lover. She describes him as a "daydream" and "jet stream," implying that he is otherworldly and one-of-a-kind. She feels secure with him and is utterly in love with him. The melody of the chorus is orchestrated with uplifting and calming tones, emphasizing the euphoric feeling Taylor experiences with her partner. In the bridge, Taylor recalls a moment when she was holding her breath and asked her partner if he would run away with her, to which he replied yes. The song ends with Taylor reassuring herself with the repeated mantra, "call it what you want,” symbolizing that she doesn't care about others’ opinions of her relationship; all that matters is their love.


Line by Line Meaning

My castle crumbled overnight
I suffered a major loss suddenly and unexpectedly


I brought a knife to a gunfight
I was unprepared for a serious challenge


They took the crown, but it's alright
I lost to my opponent, but I am okay with it


All the liars are calling me one
People who are dishonest themselves are accusing me of lying


Nobody's heard from me for months
I have been keeping a low profile for some time now


I'm doing better than I ever was, 'cause
Despite the hardships I faced, I am still doing well emotionally


My baby's fit like a daydream
My significant other is perfect and feels like a dream come true


Walking with his head down
He is shy and modest


I'm the one he's walking to
He comes to me for support and comfort


So call it what you want, yeah, call it what you want to
We define our relationship in our own terms; others can judge it as they please


My baby's fly like a jet stream
My significant other is soaring high with confidence and ambition


High above the whole scene
He is above the drama and negativity that surrounds us


Loves me like I'm brand new
He loves me as if we just met and his affection for me is fresh and pure


All my flowers grew back as thorns
Everything I thought was beautiful in my life turned out to be painful and hurtful


Windows boarded up after the storm
My life is slowly getting back to normal, but the aftermath is visible


He built a fire just to keep me warm
He went out of his way to make me feel comfortable and appreciated


All the drama queens taking swings
People who thrive on creating drama are trying to hurt me


All the jokers dressin' up as kings
People who do not deserve power are pretending to be in charge


They fade to nothing when I look at him
When I am with my significant other, their negativity does not bother me anymore


And I know I make the same mistakes every time
I am aware of my flaws and have trouble overcoming them


Bridges burn, I never learn, at least I did one thing right
I have lost relationships in the past due to my mistakes, but at least I chose the right person this time


I'm laughing with my lover, making forts under covers
We are enjoying each other's company and having fun together


Trust him like a brother, yeah, you know I did one thing right
I trust him completely and have no doubts about our relationship


Starry eyes sparkin' up my darkest night
My significant other's love illuminates even my darkest moments and brings me happiness


I want to wear his initial
I want to show my love for him by wearing his initial close to my heart


On a chain round my neck, chain round my neck
I want to wear the chain as a symbol of our love


Not because he owns me
I am not wearing the chain as a sign of ownership


But 'cause he really knows me
He understands me completely and accepts me for who I am


Which is more than they can say, I
Many people cannot say they have a deep understanding of me like he does


I recall late November, holdin' my breath
I remember a life-changing moment in late November when I was very anxious


Slowly I said, "You don't need to save me
I reassured my significant other that I did not need saving from my troubles


But would you run away with me?"
I wanted to escape with him and start a new life together


Yes (would you run away?)
He agreed to run away with me and start a new life together


Call it what you want, yeah
We are not concerned with what others think of our relationship


Call it what you want
We define our relationship on our terms, not society's


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Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Taylor Alison Swift, Jack Michael Antonoff

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Felipe Mejia

My castle crumbled overnight
I brought a knife to a gunfight
They took the crown, but it's alright
All the liars are calling me one
Nobody's heard from me for months
I'm doing better than I ever was, 'cause

[Chorus]
My baby's fit like a daydream
Walking with his head down
I'm the one he's walking to
So call it what you want, yeah, call it what you want to
My baby's fly like a jet stream
High above the whole scene
Loves me like I'm brand new
So call it what you want, yeah, call it what you want to

[Verse 2]
All my flowers grew back as thorns
Windows boarded up after the storm
He built a fire just to keep me warm
All the drama queens taking swings
All the jokers dressin' up as kings
They fade to nothing when I look at him
And I know I make the same mistakes every time
Bridges burn, I never learn, at least I did one thing right
I did one thing right
I'm laughing with my lover, making forts under covers
Trust him like a brother, yeah, you know I did one thing right
Starry eyes sparkin' up my darkest night
[Chorus]
My baby's fit like a daydream
Walking with his head down
I'm the one he's walking to
So call it what you want, yeah, call it what you want to
My baby's fly like a jet stream
High above the whole scene
Loves me like I'm brand new
(Call it what you want, call it what you want, call it)
So call it what you want, yeah, call it what you want to

[Bridge]
I want to wear his initial
On a chain round my neck, chain round my neck
Not because he owns me
But 'cause he really knows me
Which is more than they can say, I
I recall late November, holdin' my breath
Slowly I said, "You don't need to save me
But would you run away with me?"
Yes (would you run away?)

[Chorus]
My baby's fit like a daydream
Walking with his head down
I'm the one he's walking to
(Call it what you want, call it what you want, call it)
So call it what you want, yeah, call it what you want to
My baby's fly like a jet stream
High above the whole scene
Loves me like I'm brand new
(Call it what you want, call it what you want, call it)
So call it what you want, yeah, call it what you want to



Geovane Estanilo

Chame do Que Quiser

Meu castelo desmorou da noite para o dia
Trouxe uma faca para um tiroteio
Eles pegaram a coroa, mas está tudo bem

Todos os mentirosos estão dizendo que sou uma
Ninguém teve notícias minhas por meses
Estou melhor do que jamais estive

Porque o meu amor é lindo como um sonho
Andando com a cabeça baixa
É na minha direção que ele está caminhando
Então chame do que quiser, é
Chame do que quiser chamar

Meu amor é elegante como um jatinho
Muito acima de qualquer confusão
Me ama como se eu fosse novinha em folha
Então chame do que quiser, é
Chame do que quiser chamar

Todas as minhas flores cresceram de novo como espinhos
Janelas encharcadas após a tempestade
Ele fez uma fogueira só para me deixar aquecida

Todas as rainhas do drama fazendo jogadas
Todos os bobos da corte vestidos como reis
Eles se transformam em nada quando olho para ele

E sei que cometo os mesmos erros todas as vezes
Tomo decisões, nunca aprendo
Pelo menos fiz uma coisa certa
Fiz uma coisa certa

Estou rindo com o meu amor, construindo fortalezas debaixo dos lençóis
Confio nele como um irmão
Sim, você sabe que fiz uma coisa certa
Olhos estrelados iluminando minha noite mais escura

O meu amor é lindo como um sonho
Andando com a cabeça baixa
É na minha direção que ele está caminhando
Então chame do que quiser, é
Chame do que quiser chamar

Meu amor é elegante como um jatinho
Muito acima de qualquer confusão
Me ama como se eu fosse novinha em folha
Então chame do que quiser, é
Chame do que quiser chamar

Quero usar suas iniciais em uma corrente no meu pescoço
Corrente no meu pescoço
Não porque ele seja meu dono
Mas porque ele realmente me conhece
O que é mais do que eles podem dizer, eu

Eu me lembro do final de novembro
Prendendo minha respiração, lentamente, eu disse
Você não precisa me salvar
Mas você fugiria comigo?
Sim (você fugiria?)

O meu amor é lindo como um sonho
Andando com a cabeça baixa
É na minha direção que ele está caminhando
Então chame do que quiser, é
Chame do que quiser chamar

Meu amor é elegante como um jatinho
Muito acima de qualquer confusão
Me ama como se eu fosse novinha em folha
Então chame do que quiser, é
Chame do que quiser chamar

(Chame do que quiser, chame)
(Chame do que quiser, chame do quiser, chame)
(Chame do que quiser, chame do quiser, chame)
(Chame do que quiser, chame do quiser, chame)

(Chame do que quiser, chame do quiser, chame)
(Chame do que quiser, chame do quiser, chame)
(Chame do que quiser, chame do quiser, chame)
Chame do que quiser, é
Chame do que quiser



Méssia Andrade

Call It What You Want

My castle crumbled overnight
I brought a knife to a gunfight
They took the crown, but it's alright
All the liars are calling me one
Nobody's heard from me for months
I'm doing better than I ever was

Cause my baby's fit like a daydream
Walking with his head down
I'm the one he's walking to
So call it what you want, yeah, call it what you want to
My baby's fly like a jet stream
High above the whole scene
Loves me like I'm brand new
So call it what you want, yeah, call it what you want to

All my flowers grew back as thorns
Windows boarded up after the storm
He built a fire just to keep me warm
All the drama queens taking swings
All the jokers dressing up as kings
They fade to nothing when I look at him

And I know I make the same mistakes every time
Bridges burn, I never learn
At least I did one thing right
I did one thing right
I'm laughing with my lover
Making forts under covers
Trust him like a brother
Yeah, you know I did one thing right
Starry eyes sparking up my darkest night

My baby's fit like a daydream
Walking with his head down
I'm the one he's walking to
So call it what you want, yeah, call it what you want to
My baby's fly like a jet stream
High above the whole scene
Loves me like I'm brand new (call it what you want, call it what you want, call it)
So call it what you want, yeah, call it what you want to

I want to wear his initial on a chain 'round my neck
Chain 'round my neck
Not because he owns me
But 'cause he really knows me
Which is more than they can say
I recall late November
Holding my breath, slowly I said
You don't need to save me
But would you run away with me?
Yes

My baby's fit like a daydream
Walking with his head down
I'm the one he's walking to (call it what you want, call it what you want, call it)
So call it what you want, yeah, call it what you want to
My baby's fly like a jet stream
High above the whole scene
Loves me like I'm brand new (call it what you want, call it what you want, call it)
So call it what you want, yeah, call it what you want to

(Call it what you want, call it what you want....



All comments from YouTube:

Big Yikes

Everyone is constantly on Taylor’s back about how she writes so pettily about her exes, but nobody really appreciates how beautifully she writes about people she loves.

donna easty

But the facts are that none of her songs except for two say anything negatively about her partners. People love to label her music as petty but they are really missing out on some incredible tracks.

Yaji Aims

@donna easty exactly. They only base her songs on what other people say

destiny rodriguez

GET OUT OF MY KITCHEN lwymmd and bad blood aren’t about ex’s tho and blank space is about how the media portrays her

Freitag Grace

@destiny rodriguez true, how could everyone said that about her exes? 😅

Yosef Cruz

🙌🙌🙌

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Daniel and his Swiftie buddy, Evan

One thing I truly love about Reputation is it first starts out angry focusing on the people that hurt Taylor with songs like I Did Something Bad and Look What You Made Me Do. But by the end, her songs are more reflecting on the people Taylor loves and those people are what really matters to her. Like King of My Heart, Call it What You Want and New Years Day. A very under rated album.

j cee36

I agree, it doesn't deserve a grammy, the grammies deserved it.

Nils Sjöberg.

i guess what you meant was aggressive sounding...cause in reputation there're only 3 "revenge" or angry songs... I did something bad, Look what you made me do and This is why we can't have nice things.

Daniel and his Swiftie buddy, Evan

@Nils Sjöberg. True.

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