Lover
Taylor Swift Lyrics


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We could leave the Christmas lights up 'til January
This is our place, we make the rules
And there's a dazzling haze, a mysterious way about you, dear
Have I known you twenty seconds or twenty years?

Can I go where you go?
Can we always be this close forever and ever?
And ah, take me out, and take me home
You're my, my, my, my lover

We could let our friends crash in the living room
This is our place, we make the call
And I'm highly suspicious that everyone who sees you wants you
I've loved you three summers now, honey, but I want 'em all

Can I go where you go?
Can we always be this close forever and ever?
And ah, take me out, and take me home (forever and ever)
You're my, my, my, my lover

Ladies and gentlemen, will you please stand?
With every guitar string scar on my hand
I take this magnetic force of a man to be my lover
My heart's been borrowed and yours has been blue
All's well that ends well to end up with you
Swear to be overdramatic and true to my lover
And you'll save all your dirtiest jokes for me
And at every table, I'll save you a seat, lover

Can I go where you go?
Can we always be this close forever and ever?
And ah, take me out, and take me home (forever and ever)
You're my, my, my, my




Oh, you're my, my, my, my
Darling, you're my, my, my, my lover

Overall Meaning

In "Lover," Taylor Swift sings about her relationship with her lover, expressing the freedom and comfort they feel in their private space. The opening lines, "We could leave the Christmas lights up 'til January / This is our place, we make the rules," indicate the sense of ownership and control they have in their own world. The song continues with Taylor being infatuated with her lover's mysterious and dazzling presence, asking if they can always be together, and saying that she believes everyone who sees her lover wants them, revealing her possessiveness. However, the lyrics also reveal a deep and lasting love between the two, as Taylor says she's loved her lover for three summers and commits to being true to him forever.


The bridge of the song is particularly noteworthy as Swift speaks like she's exchanging wedding vows, "With every guitar string scar on my hand / I take this magnetic force of a man to be my lover / My heart's been borrowed and yours has been blue / All's well that ends well to end up with you." This part of the song exemplifies Swift's continued beliefs in romance and love, while also furthering her growth as an artist that includes political activism.


Line by Line Meaning

We could leave the Christmas lights up 'til January
We have the freedom to create our own traditions and rules in this relationship, even if it means keeping something as seemingly insignificant as Christmas lights up for a little while longer.


This is our place, we make the rules
As a couple, we have found our special place in the world and we are the ones who get to shape and define what it means to us.


And there's a dazzling haze, a mysterious way about you, dear
You have an alluring quality that is hard to explain or understand, but that draws me to you and makes me feel enamored by your presence.


Have I known you twenty seconds or twenty years?
I feel as though I have an instant connection to you, as if we have been close for a long time, even though we may have only recently met.


Can I go where you go?
I want to accompany you on your journeys, whether they are physical or emotional, and be a supportive partner to you.


Can we always be this close forever and ever?
I hope that we are able to maintain the intimate and loving connection that we have established for the rest of our lives.


And ah, take me out, and take me home
I want to experience new adventures with you and then come back to the safety and warmth of our love.


You're my, my, my, my lover
You are the person who has captured my heart and who I choose to share my life and love with.


We could let our friends crash in the living room
We are willing to open up our home and our lives to the people we care about, even if it means a little chaos and messiness along the way.


And I'm highly suspicious that everyone who sees you wants you
I know that you are attractive and charismatic, and it makes me feel a little bit possessive and protective of our relationship.


I've loved you three summers now, honey, but I want 'em all
Even though we have already spent several happy seasons together, I am excited for the many more that are to come, and I want to experience them all with you.


Ladies and gentlemen, will you please stand?
I am making a public declaration of my love and commitment to you, and I want everyone to witness how much you mean to me.


With every guitar string scar on my hand
I have been through a lot in my life, but my experiences have helped shape me into the person I am today, someone who is ready to love you wholeheartedly.


I take this magnetic force of a man to be my lover
You have an undeniable charismatic and compelling presence that draws me to you like a force of nature, and I am excited to embrace the passion and energy that you bring to my life.


My heart's been borrowed and yours has been blue
We may have both been hurt or damaged in the past, but now that we are together, we can heal and find happiness through our love for each other.


All's well that ends well to end up with you
Despite any challenges or obstacles that we may have faced, I am grateful that we have overcome them and ended up together, because being with you is worth it all.


Swear to be overdramatic and true to my lover
I promise to be unapologetically passionate and honest in my love for you, and to always give our relationship the respect and attention that it deserves.


And you'll save all your dirtiest jokes for me
We share a special bond and sense of humor that is just for us, and I love that we can be silly and playful together.


And at every table, I'll save you a seat, lover
No matter where we go or who we are with, you will always have a special place in my heart and in my life, as my partner, my confidant, and my lover.


Darling, you're my, my, my, my lover
You are the one who holds my heart and fills my life with joy and meaning, and I am grateful every day to be able to call you my beloved partner.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Taylor Swift

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The way this is a sad, happy, romantic, wedding, Christmas, summer, and winter song all at the same time just proves how amazing blondie is.

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Because love involves multiple emotions and it is timeless✨

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@odurs

Its February 2024, let’s see how many legends are listening to this incredible song💕

@T.Naya11

3rd Feb here (Australia time, so I think 2nd US)

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@@T.Naya11rn it’s 3rd in US

@T.Naya11

@@user-xp5yf4xv8g I was about to say, yay, you caught up.. but it’s now the 4th here 🤣. Brain isn’t functioning today

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