I Know Places
Taylor Swift Lyrics


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I I I I, I I I I
I I I I, I I I I
I I I I, I I I I, I I

You stand with your hand on my waist line (I I I I, I I I I)
It's a scene and we're out here in plain sight (I I I I, I I I I)
I can hear them whisper as we pass by (I I I I, I I I I)
It's a bad sign, bad sign (I I)
Something happens when everybody finds out (I I I I, I I I I)
See the vulture circling dark clouds (I I I I, I I I I)
Love's a fragile little flame, it could burn out (I I I I, I I I I)
It could burn out (I I)
'Cause they got the cages, they got the boxes (I I I I, I I I I)
And guns, they are the hunters, we are the foxes (I I I I, I I I I)
And we run

Baby I know places we won't be found and they'll be
Chasing their tails tryin' to track us down
'Cause I, I know places we can hide, I know places
I know places

Lights flash and we'll run for the fences (I I I I, I I I I)
Let them say what they want, we won't hear it (I I I I, I I I I)
Loose lips sink ships all the damn time, not this time (I I I I, I I I I, I I)
Just grab my hand and don't ever drop it (I I I I, I I I I)
My love, they are the hunters, we are the foxes (I I I I, I I I I, I I)
And we run

Baby I know places we won't be found and they'll be
Chasing their tails tryin' to track us down
'Cause I, I know places we can hide, I know places
They are the hunters, we are the foxes
And we run
Just grab my hand and don't ever drop it
My love

Baby I know places we won't be found and they'll be
Chasing their tails tryin' to track us down
'Cause I, I know places we can hide, I know places

(I) They take their shots, but we're bulletproof
I know places
(I) And you know for me it's always you
I know places
(I) In the dead of night, you're eyes so green
I know places
(I) And I know for you it's always me
I know places





(I I I I, I I I I)
(I I I I, I I I I)

Overall Meaning

In Taylor Swift's I Know Places, the artist sings about a love that needs to be hidden from the world. The song starts with the sound of the singer taking shallow breaths as if to suggest a murmur of fear or excitement. The lyrics then describe the dilemma of being in love that's forbidden from being in the public eye. The couple is standing on the dance floor, holding hands but are conscious of the judgmental looks from others.


They hear the whispers and are afraid of being caught. The reference to the vulture circling represents the media or paparazzi waiting to capture their relationship and turn it into a spectacle for the public. Despite the fear, the chorus builds momentum as the singer confidently declares that she knows of places to hide - a secret place that no one can find them, and they will remain safe together.


The song is filled with animal imagery, cages, boxes, foxes, and hunters. The use of animals suggests that their love is primal and that they are being hunted like wild animals. The lyrics talk about the hunters pursuing the foxes, and they need to run away to keep their love safe from their predators. The song's placement and production give the impression that the track is suspenseful and thrilling, adding more drama to the lyrics.


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Line by Line Meaning

You stand with your hand on my waist line
We are physically close and in public view.


It's a scene and we're out here in plain sight
We are drawing attention to ourselves and others are watching us.


I can hear them whisper as we pass by
Others are gossiping about us.


It's a bad sign, bad sign
Their gossip indicates disapproval or negativity towards our relationship.


Something happens when everybody finds out
Our relationship becomes more difficult and complicated when it becomes public knowledge.


See the vulture circling dark clouds
Others are ready to attack or criticize us.


Love's a fragile little flame, it could burn out
Our relationship is vulnerable and could fail if we do not protect it.


It could burn out
Our relationship is at risk of ending.


'Cause they got the cages, they got the boxes
Society has rules and expectations that limit our freedom and choices.


And guns, they are the hunters, we are the foxes
Others are pursuing and threatening us, and we are on the run.


And we run
We must escape from those who want to harm us or our relationship.


Baby I know places we won't be found and they'll be
We have found safe havens where we can be ourselves without being judged or criticized.


Chasing their tails tryin' to track us down
Others are attempting to locate us, but are unsuccessful.


'Cause I, I know places we can hide, I know places
I have discovered and mapped out safe locations where we can be together without fear or criticism.


Lights flash and we'll run for the fences
We are being chased and must escape quickly and urgently.


Let them say what they want, we won't hear it
We refuse to listen to the negative opinions or criticisms of others.


Loose lips sink ships all the damn time, not this time
Talking too much can ruin a situation, but we will not let that happen this time.


Just grab my hand and don't ever drop it
We must stay together and support each other during this difficult time.


My love, they are the hunters, we are the foxes
Our relationship is being threatened by society and others who want to harm us, but we are fighting back and staying strong.


They take their shots, but we're bulletproof
Others are trying to harm us, but we are resilient and will not be destroyed by their negativity.


And you know for me it's always you
We are devoted and committed to each other.


In the dead of night, you're eyes so green
Even in dark times, your presence and love light up my life.


And I know for you it's always me
Our love is reciprocal and supportive.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Downtown Music Publishing
Written by: Ryan B. Tedder, Taylor Alison Swift

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Comments from YouTube:

@sophiaisabelle000

I Know Places seems eerie yet fascinating all at the same time. Taylor sure knows how to build up such amazing atmosphere.

@inessairdayanty

This song and Bad Blood sound like they’re from Reputation 🩵🖤

@mb-k6466

I'd love to hear this song in some kind of spy movie!

@Mosgs340

I saw you in 2 other of taylors vids

@bighand1530

@@Mosgs340 Have you seen me?

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@CoisasdoGP

Muito boa 👏🏻

@sirdidymus9431

♡^^

@justchillinwhilewatchinyoutube

I Know Places is definitely going to stay among my top five songs of 1989. The way her matured vocals changed it almost made me cry. I LOVE IT. And the lyric video is definitely another one exactly fitting the song, but also basically a music video with subtitles.

@the4cavegirls522

AHHHHHHH
YES TAYLOR

@namantherockstar

Taylor inspires me.. My parents said if i get 70K followers They'd buy me a professional camera for recording..begging u guys , literally
Begging..

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