Florida!!!
Taylor Swift Lyrics


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You can beat the heat
If you beat the charges, too
They said I was a cheat
I guess it must be true
And my friends all smell like weed or little babies
And this city reeks of driving myself crazy

Little did you know
Your home's really only a town
You're just a guest in
So you work your life away
Just to pay for a timeshare
Down in Destin
Florida!!!
Is one hell of a drug
Florida!!!
Can I use you up?

The hurricane with my name when it came
I got drunk and I dare it to wash me away
Barricaded in the bathroom with a bottle of wine
Well me and my ghosts, we had a hell of a time
Yes I'm haunted, but I'm feeling just fine
All my girls got their lace and their crimes
And your cheating husband disappeared, well
No one asks any questions here
So I did my best to lay to rest
All of the bodies that have ever been on my body
And in my mind, they sink into the swamp
Is that a bad thing to say in a song?

Little did you know your home's
Really only the town you'll get arrested
So you pack your life away
Just to wait out the firestorm
Back in Texas
Florida!!!
Is one hell of a drug
Florida!!!
Can I use you up?

I need to forget so
Take me to Florida
I got some regrets
I'll bury them in Florida
Tell me I'm despicable
Say it's unforgivable
At least the dolls are beautiful
F*** me up, Florida!

I need to forget so
Take me to Florida
I got some regrets
I'll bury them in Florida
Tell me I'm despicable
Say it's unforgivable
What a crash, what a rush
F*** me up, Florida!
It's one hell of a drug
It's one hell of a drug
Love left me like this
And I don't want to exist
So take me to Florida

Little did you know
Your home's really only a town
You're just a guest in
So you work your life away
Just to pay for a timeshare
Down in Destin
Little did you know your home's
Really only the town you'll get arrested
So you pack your life away
Just to wait out the firestorm
Back in Texas
Florida!!!
Is one hell of a drug
Florida!!!
Can I use you up?
Florida!!!
Is one hell of a drug




Florida!!!
Can I use you up?

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "Florida!!!" by Taylor Swift depict a narrative filled with themes of escapism, self-destruction, and seeking solace in the Sunshine State. The opening lines allude to a sense of defiance and rebellion in the face of accusations and societal expectations. The singer is seemingly portrayed as a troublemaker, someone who is not afraid to challenge authority and societal norms. The references to friends smelling like weed or little babies and the city reeking of driving oneself crazy paint a vivid picture of a chaotic, almost surreal environment.


The imagery of Florida as a drug symbolizes its allure as a place of distraction and oblivion. The singer is looking to escape their troubles, whether it be legal issues, personal demons, or unfulfilled desires. The mention of a hurricane with the singer's name further emphasizes the idea of being consumed by one's own destructive tendencies. The barricading in the bathroom with a bottle of wine and the haunting presence of ghosts suggest a deep-seated inner turmoil that the singer is trying to mask with substances and distractions.


The repetition of the chorus "Florida!!! Is one hell of a drug, Florida!!! Can I use you up?" conveys a sense of desperation and longing for Florida's temporary reprieve from reality. The juxtaposition of the singer's haunted past with the carefree image of Florida as a vacation destination creates a haunting contrast. The lyrics also touch on themes of regret, self-loathing, and the desire for forgiveness or redemption, as the singer seeks to bury their past mistakes in the sandy shores of Destin.


Overall, "Florida!!!" paints a vivid and unsettling portrait of a character grappling with inner turmoil and seeking escape in the sun-soaked but equally tumultuous state of Florida. The lyrics blend dark imagery with a sense of longing and desperation, creating a poignant exploration of the complex emotions tied to seeking solace in external distractions and the fleeting promises of escapism.


Line by Line Meaning

You can beat the heat
You can escape the intensity of the situation


If you beat the charges, too
If you can avoid facing consequences


They said I was a cheat
They accused me of being dishonest


I guess it must be true
I feel like it may have some truth to it


And my friends all smell like weed or little babies
My friends have an interesting mix of scents


And this city reeks of driving myself crazy
This place fills me with madness


Little did you know
You were unaware


Your home's really only a town
Your sense of belonging is limited


You're just a guest in
You don't truly belong


So you work your life away
You exhaust yourself with work


Just to pay for a timeshare
Only to afford a temporary escape


Down in Destin
In a place like Destin


Florida!!!
Expressing excitement about Florida


Is one hell of a drug
Florida has a strong influence


Can I use you up?
Can I take full advantage of what you offer?




Writer(s): Taylor Swift, Florence Leontine Mary Welch

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Comments from YouTube:

@speaknowrepevermorestan13

TAYLOR SWIFT. FLORENCE WELCH. PLEASE MAKE THIS A SINGLE. everything about this is perfect. The way your voices blend together, the thumping loud "FLORIDA!!!" and the big drum afterwards, the verses and pre-chorus, the production, everything! I'm 100% confident this will become one of the most beloved fan favorites!!! PLEASE TAYLOR AND FLORENCE! MAKE. THIS. A. SINGLE!!!!

@B19Wing

The music video would be epicccc

@beto1338

Yes please!❤

@Galacticpanda1

Viral

@glimglum_bum6820

Didn't she use this for the teaser for Fortnight?

So I think this is gonna be the next single-

And it makes sense for it to be the next single ngl-

@markspence3750

I definitely like this version the most.

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@zazoo1.075

I LOVE FLORENCE, HER VOCALS ARE INSANE, I'm so happy to see Taylor and her collab

@TheAibigyl

Same🎉🎉

@slxcelxfegaming

She carried this song tbh Taylor is mid

@rebeccahernandez521

Same, always been a colab I've been rooting for!

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