Endgame
Taylor Swift Lyrics


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I wanna be your endgame
I wanna be your first string
I wanna be your A-Team
I wanna be your endgame, endgame

Big reputation, big reputation
Ooh you and me we got big reputations, ah
And you heard about me, ooh
I got some big enemies

Big reputation, big reputation
Ooh you and me would be a big conversation, ah
And I heard about you, ooh
You like the bad ones too

You so dope, don't overdose
I'm so stoked, I need a toast
We do the most
I'm in the Ghost like I'm whippin' a boat
I got a reputation girl, that don't precede me
I'm one call away, whenever you need me
I'm in a G5
Come to the A side
I got a bad boy persona that's what they like
You love it
I love it too 'cause you my type
You hold me down and I protect you with my life

I don't wanna touch you (I don't wanna be)
Just anther ex-love (You don't wanna see)
I don't wanna miss you (I don't wanna miss you)
Like the other girls do
I don't wanna hurt you (I just wanna be)
Drinkin' on a beach with (You all over me)
I know what they all say (I know what they all say)
But I ain't tryna play

I wanna be your endgame
I wanna be your first string
I wanna be your A Team
I wanna be your endgame, endgame

Knew her when I was young
Reconnected when we were little bit older
Both sprung, I got issues and chips on both of my shoulders
Reputation precedes me, in rumors I'm knee deep
The truth is it's easier to ignore it, believe me
Even when we'd argue, we don't do it for long
And you understand the good and bad, end up in the song
For all your beautiful traits, and the way you do it with ease
For all my flaws, paranoia, and insecurities
I've made mistakes, and made some choices that's hard to deny
After the storm, something was born on the fourth of July
I've passed days without fun, this endgame is the one
With four words on the tip of my tongue, I'll never say

I don't wanna touch you (I don't wanna be)
Just anther ex-love (You don't wanna see)
I don't wanna miss you (I don't wanna miss you)
Like the other girls do
I don't wanna hurt you (I just wanna be)
Drinkin' on a beach with (You all over me)
I know what they all say
But I ain't tryna play

I wanna be your endgame
I wanna be your first string
I wanna be your A Team
I wanna be your endgame, endgame

Big reputation, big reputation
Ooh you and me we got big reputations, ahh
And you heard about me, ooh
I got some big enemies

Big reputation, big reputation
Ooh you and me would be a big conversation, ahh
And I heard about you, ooh
You like the bad ones too

I hit you like bang
We tried to forget it, but we just couldn't
And I bury hatchets but I keep maps of where I put 'em
Reputation precedes me, they told you I'm crazy
I swear I don't love the drama, it loves me
And I can't let you go, your hand print's on my soul
It's like your eyes are liquor, it's like your body is gold
You've been calling my bluff on all my usual tricks
So here's the truth from my red lips

I wanna be your endgame
I wanna be your first string
I wanna be your A Team
I wanna be your endgame, endgame

I wanna be your endgame
I wanna be your first string




I wanna be your A Team
I wanna be your endgame, endgame

Overall Meaning

The song “Endgame” by Taylor Swift is a collaboration with rapper Future and singer Ed Sheeran. It is the fifth track on her album Reputation, which was released in 2017. In the song, the lyrics express Taylor’s desire to be her lover's endgame, his first string, his A-team. They both have a big reputation, but despite that, they have come together, and Taylor wants this to be the endgame. The song uses football metaphors to describe their relationship, with “first string” and “A team”-references.


The song is also filled with references to Taylor's past, as she sings: "Knew her when I was young, Reconnected when we were little bit older." The song is about a relationship that has gone through ups and downs but has come out stronger in the end. The song seems to be a continuation of the theme of Reputation, which is about Taylor's public image and the repercussion of her past relationships.


The chorus of the song is catchy, and the repetition of the phrase “I wanna be your endgame” makes it the centerpiece of the song. The combination of Taylor's voice, Future's rap, and Ed Sheeran's melodies creates a powerful and unique sound that makes the song memorable.


Line by Line Meaning

I wanna be your endgame
I want to be the end point of your search for a partner


I wanna be your first string
I want to be your primary choice for everything


I wanna be your A-Team
I want to be the elite group that solves all your problems


Big reputation, big reputation
Both of us have a significant reputation in the society


Ooh you and me we got big reputations, ah
You and I are famous in town


And you heard about me, ooh
You know me - I am the talk of the town


I got some big enemies
Some powerful and dangerous people do not like me


And you heard about you, ooh
I have heard about you - you have a reputation too


You like the bad ones too
You have an attraction towards people with a bad reputation like me


You so dope, don't overdose
You are amazing, but don't overdo it


I'm so stoked, I need a toast
I am thrilled and happy, and we need to celebrate


We do the most
We are unstoppable and always do our best


I'm in the Ghost like I'm whippin' a boat
I am driving a Rolls-Royce Ghost car, like a boat on the road


I got a reputation girl, that don't precede me
I am known for my reputation or charisma, but my charm speaks for itself, not my reputation


I'm one call away, whenever you need me
I am always there for you when you need me, just a call away


I'm in a G5
I am flying in a Gulfstream G5 luxury private jet


Come to the A side
Come and join me in Atlanta, Georgia, which starts with letter 'A'


I got a bad boy persona that's what they like
People like me for being a bad boy, it's my personality


You love it
You like the way I am


I love it too 'cause you my type
I also like you because you are beautiful and my type


You hold me down and I protect you with my life
You support me in difficult times, and I will protect you at any cost


I don't wanna touch you (I don't wanna be)
I don't just want to have a physical relationship


Just another ex-love (You don't wanna see)
I don't want us to end up as just another ex-lovers


I don't wanna miss you (I don't wanna miss you)
I don't want to miss you as much as the other girls do


Liken the other girls do
Other girls miss their lovers, but I don't want to be like them


I don't wanna hurt you (I just wanna be)
I don't want to hurt you - I just want to be with you


Drinking' on a beach with (You all over me)
I want to drink on a sandy beach with you by my side, and wrapped all over me


I know what they all say (I know what they all say)
I know what people are saying about us


But I ain't tryna play
But I am not playing games - I am serious about us


Knew her when I was young
I have known her since childhood


Reconnected when we were little bit older
We met again after growing up a bit


Both sprung, I got issues and chips on both of my shoulders
We both fell in love, but I have some problems that I need to deal with


Reputation precedes me, in rumors I'm knee deep
People know of my reputation, and rumors about me are widespread


The truth is it's easier to ignore it, believe me
The truth is, it is easier to ignore what people say than to believe in it


Even when we'd argue, we don't do it for long
Even when we have arguments, it doesn't last long, and we patch up quickly


And you understand the good and bad, end up in the song
You know and accept my flaws and my good qualities, and that inspires me to write songs


For all your beautiful traits, and the way you do it with ease
You have many good qualities, and you do things with ease


For all my flaws, paranoia, and insecurities
I have my flaws, insecurities, and paranoid tendencies, even though you accept me for who I am


I've made mistakes, and made some choices that's hard to deny
I am not perfect and I have made many mistakes and wrong choices in my life


After the storm, something was born on the fourth of July
After a difficult period, something new and beautiful emerged on Independence Day


I've passed days without fun, this endgame is the one
I have had many boring days, and this endgame is what I have been looking for


With four words on the tip of my tongue, I'll never say
I have four words that I will never express verbally


I hit you like bang
It feels like I have hit you with my affection, like a gunshot


We tried to forget it, but we just couldn't
We tried to forget about our love, but we just couldn't do it


And I bury hatchets but I keep maps of where I put 'em
I forgive people who wrong me, but I remember what they have done and remain cautious in the future


Reputation precedes me, they told you I'm crazy
You already know about my reputation, and probably heard the rumors that I am crazy


I swear I don't love the drama, it loves me
I don't intentionally seek drama, but it seems to find me anyway


And I can't let you go, your handprint's on my soul
I can't let you go, because you have left a mark on my soul and my life


It's like your eyes are liquor, it's like your body is gold
Your eyes are so intoxicating, and your body is like gold


You've been calling my bluff on all my usual tricks
You have exposed me and my usual ways of doing things


So here's the truth from my red lips
So, I am telling you the truth, straight from my mouth




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: ED SHEERAN, JOHAN SHELLBACK, MAX MARTIN, NAYVADIUS WILBURN, TAYLOR SWIFT

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@melaniet5949

(End Game)
[Chorus: Taylor Swift & Future]
I wanna be your endgame
I wanna be your first string
I wanna be your A-Team (whoa, whoa, whoa)
I wanna be your endgame, endgame

[Post-Chorus: Taylor Swift & Future]
Big reputation, big reputation
Ooh, you and me, we got big reputations, ah
And you heard about me, ooh
I got some big enemies (yeah)
Big reputation, big reputation
Ooh, you and me would be a big conversation, ah (git, git)
And I heard about you, ooh (yeah)
You like the bad ones, too

[Verse 1: Future]
You so dope, don't overdose
I’m so stoked, I need a toast
We do the most, I'm in the Ghost like I'm whippin’ a boat
I got a reputation, girl that don't precede me (yeah)
I'm one call away whenever you need me (yeah)
I'm in a G5 (yeah), come to the A-Side (yeah)
I got a bad boy persona, that's what they like (what they like)
You love it, I love it, too 'cause you my type (you my type)
You hold me down, and I protect you with my life


[Pre-Chorus: Taylor Swift & Future]
I don't wanna touch you, I don't wanna be
Just another ex-love, you don’t wanna see
I don’t wanna miss you (I don't wanna miss you)
Like the other girls do
I don’t wanna hurt you, I just wanna be
Drinking on a beach with you all over me
I know what they all say (I know what they all say)
But I ain't tryna play

[Chorus: Taylor Swift]
I wanna be your endgame (endgame)
I wanna be your first string (first string)
I wanna be your A-Team (A-Team)
I wanna be your endgame, endgame

[Verse 2: Ed Sheeran]
Knew her when I was young
Reconnected when we were little bit older, both sprung
I got issues and chips on both of my shoulders
Reputation precedes me, in rumors, I'm knee-deep
The truth is, it's easier to ignore it, believe me
Even when we’d argue, we'd not do it for long
And you understand the good and bad end up in the song
For all your beautiful traits, and the way you do it with ease
For all my flaws, paranoia, and insecurities
I've made mistakes and made some choices, that's hard to deny
After the storm, something was born on the 4th of July
I've passed days without fun, this endgame is the one
With four words on the tip of my tongue, I'll never say it


[Pre-Chorus: Taylor Swift]
I don't wanna touch you, I don't wanna be
Just another ex-love you don't wanna see
I don't wanna miss you (I don't wanna miss you)
Like the other girls do
I don't wanna hurt you, I just wanna be
Drinking on a beach with you all over me
I know what they all say, yeah
But I ain't tryna play

[Chorus: Taylor Swift]
I wanna be your endgame (endgame)
I wanna be your first string (wanna be your first string)
I wanna be your A-Team (A-Team)
I wanna be your endgame, endgame

[Post-Chorus: Taylor Swift & Future]
Big reputation, big reputation
Ooh, you and me, we got big reputations, ah
And you heard about me, ooh
I got some big enemies
Hey, big reputation, big reputation
Ooh, you and me would be a big conversation, ah
And I heard about you, ooh
You like the bad ones, too


[Verse 3: Taylor Swift]
I hit you like bang, we tried to forget it, but we just couldn't
And I bury hatchets, but I keep maps of where I put 'em
Reputation precedes me, they told you I'm crazy
I swear I don't love the drama, it loves me
And I can't let you go, your hand prints on my soul
It's like your eyes are liquor, it's like your body is gold
You've been calling my bluff on all my usual tricks
So here's the truth from my red lips

[Chorus: Taylor Swift, Future, & Ed Sheeran]
I wanna be your endgame (endgame)
I wanna be your first string (me and you, first string)
I wanna be your A-Team (be your A-Team now, A-Team)
I wanna be your endgame, endgame
I wanna be your endgame (oh, I do)
I wanna be your first string (first string)
I wanna be your A-Team (A-Team)
I wanna be your endgame, endgame



All comments from YouTube:

@mizmalpal4125

End Game is so underrated in the fandom. I love the energy of this song!

Update: I'm glad to see so many people love End Game

@jordanbailey4311

mizmalpal ikr

@christalia45

yes!! especially this video! it makes me want to party lol

@imweird3192

All Taylor stuff is underrated :(

@jeremypople5251

I am #1

@abcdefu780

@@imweird3192 what? She is like one of the most famous female artist right now... And this videos has millions of views.

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@mitchlucero3563

Reputation is the most intimate, delicate, romantic, and vulnerable era ever. In Reputation, her songs were mostly about love and how she found the right one and she wanted keep for eternity. It's just the sweetest album ever, like a love letter to the one she loves.

@Trr06974

yess and hope Karlie Kloss appreciates it

@cas8244

@@Trr06974 wdym

@strawberrylov3r333

@@cas8244 she was friends with karlie and turns out she used her for fame so in don’t blame me

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