The Great War
Taylor Swift Lyrics


My knuckles were bruised like violets
Sucker punching walls, cursed you as I sleep-talked
Spineless in my tomb of silence
Tore your banners down, took the battle underground
And maybe it was ego swinging
Maybe it was her
Flashes of the battle come back to me in a blur

All that bloodshed, crimson clover
Uh-huh, sweet dream was over
My hand was the one you reached for
All throughout the Great War
Always remember
Uh-huh, tears on the letter
I vowed not to cry anymore
If we survived the Great War

You drew up some good faith treaties
I drew curtains closed, drank my poison all alone
You said I have to trust more freely
But diesel is desire, you were playin' with fire
And maybe it's the past that's talkin'
Screamin' from the crypt
Tellin' me to punish you for things you never did
So I justified it

All that bloodshed, crimson clover
Uh-huh, the bombs were close and
My hand was the one you reached for
All throughout the Great War
Always remember
Uh-huh, the burning embers
I vowed not to fight anymore
If we survived the Great War

Uh-huh
Uh-huh

It turned into something bigger
Somewhere in the haze, got a sense I'd been betrayed
Your finger on my hair pin triggers
Soldier down on that icy ground
Looked up at me with honor and truth
Broken and blue, so I called off the troops
That was the night I nearly lost you
I really thought I lost you

We can plant a memory garden
Say a solemn prayer, place a poppy in my hair
There's no morning glory, it was war, it wasn't fair
And we will never go back

To that bloodshed, crimson clover
Uh-huh, the worst was over
My hand was the one you reached for
All throughout the Great War
Always remember
Uh-huh, we're burned for better
I vowed I would always be yours
'Cause we survived the Great War

Uh-huh
Uh-huh
I would always be yours
'Cause we survived the Great War
Uh-huh
I vowed I would always be yours

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Taylor Alison Swift, Aaron Brooking Dessner

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Comments from YouTube:

Lance Soria

This is literally the best in the album. The uh-huh part is very enchanting. And these lyrics?? Crimson clover?? I can’t.

Shiloh Ivy

Perfection. She’s a genius

ruby ayleen

2:04PLSS BEST PART TAYLOR I LOVE U ❤️ 😍 💖 ❣️

xhyreddevera

agree..this and midnight rain are both best songs in midnight..

Merino

Amen

Azizah Muhaimin

hi, i posted a cover for this song on my channel. would mean a lot if you check it out!!

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Aditi A

I'm so glad that we get an Aaron Dessner side to this album. He and Taylor are songwriting gods when their minds are put together - from folklore to Midnights. 🌙

Dox

@Cemal Murtaza you have that backwards

Azizah Muhaimin

hi, i posted a cover for this song on my channel. would mean a lot if you check it out!!

august_slipped_away

Yesssss i like this song soooo much

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