Fortnight
Taylor Swift Lyrics


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I was supposed to be sent away
But they forgot to come and get me
I was a functioning alcoholic
'Til nobody noticed my new aesthetic
All of this to say I hope you're okay
But you're the reason
And no one here's to blame
But what about your quiet treason?

And for a fortnight there, we were forever
Run into you sometimes, ask about the weather
Now you're in my backyard, turned into good neighbors
Your wife waters flowers, I wanna kill her

All my mornings are Mondays stuck in an endless February
I took the miracle move-on drug, the effects were temporary
And I love you, it's ruining my life
I love you, it's ruining my life
I touched you for only a fortnight
I touched you, but I touched you

And for a fortnight there, we were forever
Run into you sometimes, ask about the weather
Now you're in my backyard, turned into good neighbors
Your wife waters flowers, I wanna kill her
And for a fortnight there, we were together
Run into you sometimes, comment on my sweater
Now you're at the mailbox, turned into good neighbors
My husband is cheating, I wanna kill him

I love you, it's ruining my life
I love you, it's ruining my life
I touched you for only a fortnight
I touched you, I touched you
I love you, it's ruining my life
I love you, it's ruining my life
I touched you for only a fortnight
I touched you, I touched you

Thought of callin' ya, but you won't pick up
'Nother fortnight lost in America
Move to Florida, buy the car you want
But it won't start up 'til you touch, touch, touch me
Thought of calling ya, but you won't pick up
'Nother fortnight lost in America




Move to Florida, buy the car you want
But it won't start up 'til I touch, touch, touch you

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Taylor Swift's song "Fortnight" paint a vivid picture of a complicated and emotionally charged relationship that spans over a short period of time. The singer reflects on being overlooked and neglected, feeling like they were supposed to be sent away but were forgotten, leading them to spiral into alcoholism. Despite trying to move on from this phase, the singer still carries deep feelings for a person and is haunted by the impact of their presence in their life.


The mention of a "quiet treason" alludes to the betrayal and inner turmoil caused by harboring feelings for someone despite the chaos it brings. The reference to "fortnight" symbolizes a fleeting yet intense connection that felt eternal in the moment but was short-lived. The singer finds themselves confronted with the reality of their emotions as they struggle to reconcile their love for this person with the destructive impact it has on their life.


The lyrics also touch upon themes of regret and longing as the singer navigates the aftermath of the relationship. They find themselves stuck in a perpetual cycle of heartache and desire, symbolized by the metaphor of endless Mondays in February. Despite trying to move on with the help of metaphorical "miracle move-on drug," the effects are temporary, and their love for this person continues to consume them.


The song delves into the complexities of love and loss, as the singer grapples with conflicting emotions and the consequences of their actions. The references to wanting to harm the significant others of the person they love highlight the intensity of their emotions and the destructive nature of unrequited love. Ultimately, the lyrics convey a sense of yearning, obsession, and emotional turmoil that encapsulate the all-consuming nature of love and its ability to both enrich and devastate one's life.




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love you so much. thank you Tay 💕

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@daphne.22

the fact that she’s doing this music video with ethan hawke and josh charles (the og tortured poets ) is just INSANE

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It’s finally completed: https://youtu.be/9IqbcSKZ4ZY

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Jumped out my seat

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Couldn’t believe it when I saw them!

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