False God
Taylor Swift Lyrics


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We were crazy to think
Crazy to think that this could work
Remember how I said I'd die for you?
We were stupid to jump
In the ocean separating us
Remember how I'd fly to you?

And I can't talk to you when you're like this
Staring out the window like I'm not your favorite town
I'm New York City
I still do it for you, babe
They all warned us about times like this
They say the road gets hard and you get lost
When you're led by blind faith
Blind faith

But we might just get away with it
Religion's in your lips
Even if it's a false god
We'd still worship
We might just get away with it
The altar is my hips
Even if it's a false god
We'd still worship this love
We'd still worship this love
We'd still worship this love

I know heaven's a thing
I go there when you touch me, honey
Hell is when I fight with you
But we can patch it up good
Make confessions and we're begging for forgiveness
Got the wine for you

And you can't talk to me when I'm like this
Daring you to leave me just so I can try and scare you
You're the West Village
You still do it for me, babe
They all warned us about times like this
They say the road gets hard and you get lost
When you're led by blind faith
Blind faith

But we might just get away with it
Religion's in your lips
Even if it's a false god
We'd still worship
We might just get away with it
The altar is my hips
Even if it's a false god
We'd still worship this love
We'd still worship this love
We'd still worship this love, hmm

Still worship this love
Even if it's a false god



Even if it's a false god
Still worship this love

Overall Meaning

In False God, Taylor Swift talks about a tumultuous relationship that is being held together by their faith in each other. The song starts with her acknowledging that they both knew that getting involved with each other might be a crazy idea, they still jumped into it knowing that they could possibly end up getting hurt. Taylor then goes on to describe moments of being unable to communicate with each other and feeling lost, but still holding on to hope that they will "get away with it". She also mentions the importance of religion in their relationship, saying that even if their faith in each other turns out to be a "false god", they would still worship it. In the chorus, she talks about how their love is like an altar, and how they would continue to worship it, despite the possibility of it being false.


The song draws parallels between religious devotion and romantic love, and how both can bring a sense of comfort and purpose, even when there is doubt and uncertainty. Taylor also incorporates imagery from her surroundings in New York City, relating them to her relationship, giving the song a personal touch.


Line by Line Meaning

We were crazy to think
Starting out in this relationship, we were irrational and naive.


Crazy to think that this could work
We took a huge risk thinking that our love would survive despite the odds.


Remember how I said I'd die for you?
I made promises that I wasn't sure I could keep, showing my devotion to you.


We were stupid to jump
We acted impulsively and recklessly, without thinking things through.


In the ocean separating us
We faced a great distance and obstacle that threatened to separate us in our relationship.


Remember how I'd fly to you?
I would go to great lengths to be with you, even if it meant leaving everything behind.


And I can't talk to you when you're like this
Your behavior has become a barrier to communication, preventing us from understanding each other.


Staring out the window like I'm not your favorite town
You are distant and unresponsive, looking away from our relationship.


I'm New York City
I represent the best of what we have - diverse, exciting, and full of possibilities.


I still do it for you, babe
Even when things aren't going well between us, I still support and love you and will continue to try.


They all warned us about times like this
Others told us about how relationships can be challenging and difficult at times, especially when faced with obstacles.


They say the road gets hard and you get lost
When times get tough, it's easy to lose your way and feel lost in the midst of it all.


When you're led by blind faith
When you rely solely on your beliefs and not on actions and reality.


But we might just get away with it
Despite all the difficulties we may face, we still have a chance at making this work.


Religion's in your lips
Your words have become like a religion to me, defining the way I look at the world.


Even if it's a false god
Even though this love may not be perfect or ideal, we are still willing to give everything to it.


We'd still worship
We will continue to fight for our relationship, regardless of its flaws and drawbacks.


The altar is my hips
The physical side of our relationship is just as important and meaningful as the emotional.


But we might just get away with it
We are hopeful that, despite the obstacles we face, we can overcome them and stay together.


Even if it's a false god
Even if our relationship is flawed or not perfect, we still believe in it wholeheartedly.


We'd still worship this love
No matter what, we will still love and support each other, no matter the circumstances.


I know heaven's a thing
I have an idea of what could be total bliss and happiness in a relationship.


I go there when you touch me, honey
Being with you, feeling your love, and your affection take me to this heaven.


Hell is when I fight with you
Fighting with you is unbearable painful and hard.


But we can patch it up good
We can work together to fix our relationship and make it stronger.


Make confessions and we're begging for forgiveness
We have to own up to our mistakes and ask forgiveness to get back on the right track.


Got the wine for you
I'm willing to do anything and everything to win you back and make things right.


You can't talk to me when I'm like this
When I act in a certain way, it's hard for you to communicate with me or understand me.


Daring you to leave me just so I can try and scare you
I try to push you away, only so I can pull you back in and make sure you still love me.


You're the West Village
You are like an important place or thing, representing the heart of the relationship for me.


You still do it for me, babe
You still are the most significant person for me, makes me feel happy and alive.


They all warned us about times like this
Others warned us about the difficulties of relationships, making us feel apprehensive and nervous.


Blind faith
Believing strongly in the success of our relationship without taking into account the problems that arise.


Still worship this love
We are still devoted to each other, and love one another passionately in spite of everything.


Even if it's a false god
Despite all flaws and drawbacks in each other, we'll still stay devoted to each other because we realize no-one is perfect.


Even if it's a false god
Even though we may not live up the high standards we set for ourselves, we'll not give up on ourselves as we can still make it work.


Still worship this love
As long as we're together, we'll keep our love vibrant and strong, never giving up on each other.




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

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Comments from YouTube:

Sphynx

“Religion is his lips”,
“Altar is my hips”
Something is so intimate and explicit conveyed with a metaphor like this is so genius!

Andres Castillo

Yes it is genuine genius 👏👏👏

Sophia Choi

and still saw people saying "taylor swift can write lyrics, like what is owooowoowo cruell summer" like whatttt

here lies my reputation

They discredit her discography for being too bubbly but when she makes songs like this, they are gone unnoticed.

Intergalactic Shroom

F

Traci Gordon

Love you Taylor

Traci Gordon

You are cuter

Traci Gordon

Oh that's cute Taylor

Traci Gordon

I love you I love you Taylor Swift ❤️😘

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Sarah Calvert

so glad this was on "The Summer I Turned Pretty" so it can hopefully (and finally) get the respect it deserves!

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