Maroon
Taylor Swift Lyrics


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When the morning came we were cleaning incense off your vinyl shelf
'Cause we lost track of time again
Laughing with my feet in your lap
Like you were my closest friend
"How'd we end up on the floor anyway?" You say
"Your roommate's cheap-ass screw-top rosé, that's how"
I see you every day now
And I chose you
The one I was dancin' with
In New York, no shoes
Looked up at the sky and it was

The burgundy on my T-shirt when you splashed your wine into me
And how the blood rushed into my cheeks, so scarlet, it was
The mark you saw on my collarbone, the rust that grew between telephones
The lips I used to call home, so scarlet, it was maroon

When the silence came, we were shaking blind and hazy
How the hell did we lose sight of us again?
Sobbin' with your head in your hands
Ain't that the way shit always ends?
You were standin' hollow-eyed in the hallway
Carnations you had thought were roses, that's us
I feel you no matter what
The rubies that I gave up

And I lost you
The one I was dancin' with
In New York, no shoes
Looked up at the sky and it was maroon

The burgundy on my T-shirt when you splashed your wine into me
And how the blood rushed into my cheeks, so scarlet, it was (maroon)
The mark you saw on my collarbone, the rust that grew between telephones
The lips I used to call home, so scarlet, it was (maroon)

And I wake with your memory over me
That's a real fucking legacy, legacy (it was maroon)
And I wake with your memory over me
That's a real fucking legacy to leave

The burgundy on my T-shirt when you splashed your wine into me
And how the blood rushed into my cheeks, so scarlet (it was maroon)
The mark you saw on my collarbone, the rust that grew between telephones
The lips I used to call home, so scarlet (it was maroon)





It was maroon
It was maroon

Overall Meaning

The song "Maroon" by Taylor Swift tells the story of a past relationship full of intense emotions and memories. The lyrics paint a picture of nostalgia and longing for what was, while also acknowledging the painful reality of the ending. The first verse describes a moment of carefree joy, where the singer is laughing and joking around with their partner, only to be brought back to reality by the aftermath of their wild night. They clean up incense and wine stains and reflect on how they ended up on the floor. The chorus reveals that the singer "chose" their partner, and remembers a moment in New York where they danced with no shoes on and looked up at the sky, which was maroon. This color becomes a motif in the song, symbolizing the intense feelings of love and heartbreak that linger.


The second verse takes a darker turn, painting a picture of chaos and confusion. The couple has lost sight of each other, and are "shaking blind and hazy." The singer reflects on the cyclical nature of relationships and how they always seem to end in tears. The bridge reveals that the singer still feels the presence of their partner even though they're gone, and that the memories of their relationship are a "real fucking legacy."


Overall, the lyrics of "Maroon" are full of emotional complexity and vivid imagery, capturing the intense feelings that come with love and heartbreak. The song is a poignant reflection on past relationships and the memories that linger long after they end.


Line by Line Meaning

When the morning came we were cleaning incense off your vinyl shelf
We started cleaning fragrant material off your music collection when we saw the sun rise


'Cause we lost track of time again
We lost sense of time, once again


Laughing with my feet in your lap
We were enjoying ourselves while I put my feet on your lap


Like you were my closest friend
I felt as if I was having fun with my dearest companion


"How'd we end up on the floor anyway?" You say
"How did we end up sitting on the ground like this?" You questioned


"Your roommate's cheap-ass screw-top rosé, that's how"
"It is because of your flatmate's inexpensive twist-off rosé bottle"


I see you every day now
Now, I encounter you every day


And I chose you
I picked you


The one I was dancin' with
The one I danced with


In New York, no shoes
In New York City, shoeless


Looked up at the sky and it was
Gazed above and it appeared


The burgundy on my T-shirt when you splashed your wine into me
The deep reddish-brown liquid on my shirt when you accidentally poured your wine on me


And how the blood rushed into my cheeks, so scarlet, it was
And how my face became reddened with blood, it was so scarlet


The mark you saw on my collarbone, the rust that grew between telephones
The mark you noticed on my collarbone, the corrosion that expanded between phones


The lips I used to call home, so scarlet, it was maroon
The lips I kissed many times, so red, they were almost maroon


When the silence came, we were shaking blind and hazy
When stillness ensued, we trembled aimlessly


How the hell did we lose sight of us again?
How did we lose sight of our relationship once more?


Sobbin' with your head in your hands
Crying with your face clasped in your hands


Ain't that the way shit always ends?
Isn't that how things always come to an end?


You were standin' hollow-eyed in the hallway
You were standing in the hallway with weary eyes


Carnations you had thought were roses, that's us
Our connection was like the carnations you mistook for roses


I feel you no matter what
I sense your presence regardless


The rubies that I gave up
The gemstones that I relinquished


And I lost you
And I no longer had you


The one I was dancin' with
The one I danced with


In New York, no shoes
In New York City, without footwear


Looked up at the sky and it was maroon
Looked upward and saw a reddish-brown sky


And I wake with your memory over me
And I awaken with your memory lingering in my thoughts


That's a real fucking legacy, legacy (it was maroon)
That is truly an impactful legacy (It was the reddish-brown color)


And I wake with your memory over me
And I wake up with memories of you surrounding me


That's a real fucking legacy to leave
Leaving those memories for me is truly significant


It was maroon
It had a reddish-brown hue




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

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@zura.taylorsversion

the way she uses ten shades of red
•wine
•blood
•rose
•scarlet
•burgundy
•hickey (mark on my collarbone)
•lips
•rust
•rubies
•maroon
to describe the love that she thought was golden but turns out that it was maroon



@sirajbakhishov

Taylor Swift - Cute girl
Fearless - Popular girl
Speak now - Girl in dreams
Red- Heartbroken woman
1989- Independent woman
Reputation - Queen of Revenge
Lover- A woman in love
Folklore- Legendary woman
Evermore - Famous Poet
Midnights - The night watchwoman



@VivaMarie

"Loving him was red" - Red
"Losing him was blue" - Red
"Missing him was dark gray all alone" - Red
"It's blue, the feeling I've got" - Cruel Summer
"I just wanna stay in this lavender haze" - Lavender Haze
"My heart's been borrowed and your's has been blue" - Lover
"I thought love would be burning red, but it's golden" - Daylight
"Deep blue, but you painted me golden" - Dancing with our Hands Tied
"I blew things out of proportion, now you're blue" - Afterglow
"How scarlet it was; maroon" - Maroon
"Did I paint your bluest skies the darkest gray?" - coney island
"Don't want no other shade of blue but you" - hoax

Only Taylor Swift could use colors so well to express everything so deep.



@KUYAFAITH

1. Taylor Swift - The Country Girl
2. Fearless - The Teenage Girl
3. Speak Now - The Princess
4. Red - A Heartbroken Woman
5. 1989 - The Party Woman
6. reputation - A Brave Woman
7. Lover - The Lover
8. folklore - A Wise Woman
9. evermore - The Storyteller
10. Midnights - The Brilliant Insomniac

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@leokimvideo

😻all her new songs are on Trending. Only Taylor Swift could pull this off. She breaks the internet with every new album 🙀

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Well duh she’s her

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@@tropicisland1073 this one was obviously hired by her.

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@@tropicisland1073 or, at least her team.

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@zura.taylorsversion

the way she uses ten shades of red
•wine
•blood
•rose
•scarlet
•burgundy
•hickey (mark on my collarbone)
•lips
•rust
•rubies
•maroon
to describe the love that she thought was golden but turns out that it was maroon

@Just_Some_Gal

she worked hard on this one, absolutely spectacular

@Deanobucko917

“The rust that forms between telephone,” means that they haven’t spoken in a while. Taylor Swift is a poetic genius.

@Starbuxlvr1313

Absolutely

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