evermore
Taylor Swift Lyrics


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Gray November
I've been down since July
Motion capture
Put me in a bad light

I replay my footsteps on each stepping stone
Trying to find the one where I went wrong
Writing letters
Addressed to the fire

And I was catching my breath
Staring out an open window
Catching my death
And I couldn't be sure
I had a feeling so peculiar
That this pain would be for
Evermore

Hey December
Guess I'm feeling unmoored
Can't remember
What I used to fight for

I rewind the tape but all it does is pause
On the very moment all was lost
Sending signals
To be double crossed

And I was catching my breath
Barefoot in the wildest winter
Catching my death
And I couldn't be sure
I had a feeling so peculiar
That this pain would be for
Evermore
(Evermore)

Can't not think of all the cost
And the things that will be lost
Oh, can we just get a pause?
To be certain we'll be tall again
Whether weather be the frost
Or the violence of the dog days
I'm on waves, out being tossed
Is there a line that I could just go cross?

And when I was shipwrecked (can't think of all the cost)
I thought of you (all the things that will be lost now)
In the cracks of light (can we just get a pause?)
I dreamed of you (to be certain we'll be tall again)
(If you think of all the costs)
It was real enough (whether weather be the frost)
To get me through (or the violence of the dog days)
(Out on waves being tossed)
But I swear (is there a line that we could just go cross?)
You were there

And I was catching my breath
Floors of a cabin creaking under my step
And I couldn't be sure
I had a feeling so peculiar
This pain wouldn't be for
Evermore
Evermore (evermore)
Evermore




This pain wouldn't be for evermore (evermore)
Evermore

Overall Meaning

In Taylor Swift's song "evermore," she sings about the pain of a lost love and the lingering feeling of heartbreak that seems to have no end. The opening lines of "Gray November, I've been down since July" describe the length of time that she has felt this way, comparing it to the bleakness of November after the bright summer months. The line "motion capture, put me in a bad light" suggests that perhaps a media portrayal of her relationship went awry, causing public scrutiny and making the loss even more painful.


The following lines show her attempting to make sense of what went wrong, replaying moments in her head and writing letters that will never be sent. The chorus, "And I was catching my breath, staring out an open window, catching my death, and I couldn't be sure, I had a feeling so peculiar, that this pain would be for evermore," speaks to the overwhelming feeling of loss and the uncertainty of whether or not it will ever go away.


As the song continues, Swift mentions feeling unmoored in December, struggling to remember what she used to value and believe in. She longs for a break from the pain and asks if there is a way to "just get a pause" so she can be certain that she will feel happiness again. The song ends with Swift catching her breath again, this time in a cabin where she is reminded of her lost love. The repetition of the word "evermore" throughout the song emphasizes the idea that the pain and heartbreak will be with her for a long time to come.


Line by Line Meaning

Gray November
The onset of winter, a time of bleakness


I've been down since July
I have been struggling and feeling low for months


Motion capture
Being caught up in a situation that distorts one's perception of reality


Put me in a bad light
Made me look bad or untrustworthy


I replay my footsteps on each stepping stone
Reflecting on every decision that led to the current situation


Trying to find the one where I went wrong
Trying to identify the exact moment of misstep or mistake


Writing letters
Communicating feelings and regrets through written words


Addressed to the fire
Telling one's story to the void, hoping for answers


And I was catching my breath
Feeling overwhelmed and breathless


Staring out an open window
Lost in thought or contemplation


Catching my death
Being in danger or despair


And I couldn't be sure
Uncertainty about the future


I had a feeling so peculiar
An unusual or distinct emotion


That this pain would be for
Understanding that the pain will last


Evermore
For an indefinite or endless time


Hey December
The continuation of winter, a time of sorrow and hopelessness


Guess I'm feeling unmoored
Feeling adrift and aimless


Can't remember
Having difficulty recalling past memories


What I used to fight for
Forgetfulness about past ambitions or dreams


I rewind the tape but all it does is pause
Attempting to relive the past but realizing it is impossible


On the very moment all was lost
The exact moment of hopelessness or failure


Sending signals
Attempting to communicate or convey a message


To be double crossed
Betrayed or misled by someone


Can't not think of all the cost
The realization of the high price one must pay


And the things that will be lost
The things that cannot be recovered or regained


Oh, can we just get a pause?
Yearning for a break or respite from the pain


To be certain we'll be tall again
To find one's confidence and strength again


Whether weather be the frost
No matter how difficult the circumstances


Or the violence of the dog days
The struggles of the hottest days of summer


I'm on waves, out being tossed
Being carried away by the turmoil of one's emotions


Is there a line that I could just go cross?
The search for a definitive answer or solution


And when I was shipwrecked
Being stranded and alone


I thought of you
Finding comfort and solace in the memory of a loved one


In the cracks of light
In the fleeting moments of hope or happiness


I dreamed of you
Wishing for the return of someone who is no longer there


It was real enough
The memory was vivid and poignant


To get me through
To survive or endure the ordeal


Floors of a cabin creaking under my step
The sound of solitude and isolation


This pain wouldn't be for evermore
Hoping for a new beginning and the end of the current suffering




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Justin Deyarmond Edison Vernon, Taylor A. Swift, William Bowery

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@sydneybenton184

”Hey December, guess I’m feeling unmoored”
Definition of unmoored: no longer attached.
Taylor no longer goes back to December.

@allypeeta1796

Beautiful

@queenneeyyae4130

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@elaizamarie5828

Woah😯great one

@anittaboban1371

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@ayushi493

Folklore : the rest of the world was black and white.
Evermore : but we were in screaming colours.

@renkunn

I love Taylor Swift, but remember everyone has different feelings! Not everyone can relate to her like we do.

@slagocer8289

i literally love this comment

@singingcoversweekly3108

Screaming colour was mentioned in out of the woods

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