loml
Taylor Swift Lyrics


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Who′s gonna stop us from waltzing
Back into rekindled flames?
If we know the steps anyway
We embroidered the memories
Of the time I was away
Stitching, "We were just kids, babe"
I said, "I don't mind, it takes time"
I thought I was better safe than starry-eyed
I felt aglow like this
Never before and never since

If you know it in one glimpse, it′s legendary
You and I go from one kiss to gettin married
Still alive, killing time at the cemetery
Never quite buried
In your suit and tie, in the nick of time
You lowdown boy, you stand up guy
Holy Ghost, you told me I'm
The love of your life

You said I'm the love of your life
About a million times

Who′s gonna tell me the truth
When you blew in with the winds of fate
And told me I reformed you
When your impressionist paintings of Heaven
Turned out to be fakes
Well, you took me to hell, too
And all at once, the ink bleeds
A con man sells a fool a get-love-quick scheme
But I felt a hole like this
Never before, and ever since

If you know it in one glimpse
It′s legendary
What we thought was for all time
Was momentary
Still alive, killing time at the cemetery
Never quite buried
You cinephile in black and white
All those plot twists and dynamite
Mr. Steal Your Girl, then make her cry
You said I'm the love of your life

You talked me under the table
Talking rings and talking cradles
I wish I could un-recall
How we almost had it all
Dancing phantoms on the terrace
Are they second-hand embarrassed
That I can′t get out of bed?
Cause something counterfeit's dead
It was legendary
It was momentary
It was unnecessary
Should′ve let it stay buried

Oh, what a valiant roar
What a bland goodbye
The coward claimed he was a lion
I'm combing through the braids of lies
"I′ll never leave" ...
"Never mind"
Our field of dreams, engulfed in fire
Your arson's match your somber eyes




And I'll still see it until I die
You′re the loss of my life

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Taylor Swift's song "loml" delves deep into themes of love, loss, deception, and challenges the idea of what is truly genuine in a relationship. The first paragraph sets the scene of a rekindled romance, where the singer reflects on the memories they have embroidered together during their time apart. There is a sense of nostalgia and a bittersweet acknowledgment that they were once just kids, naive and innocent. The singer expresses a cautious optimism, acknowledging that time is needed to heal and grow, but also hints at a sense of vulnerability and uncertainty about the future.


In the second paragraph, the tone shifts as the singer questions the authenticity of the love they shared with their partner. The imagery of going from one kiss to getting married, then killing time at the cemetery, suggests a cycle of passion, commitment, and ultimately, loss. The mention of being never quite buried hints at unresolved emotions and lingering attachments. Despite the singer's suspicions and doubts, there is a sense of longing for the love that was once believed to be eternal, but now seems fleeting and temporary.


The third paragraph further explores the complexities of the relationship, highlighting the deceit and manipulation that the singer experienced at the hands of their partner. The reference to impressionist paintings of Heaven turning out to be fakes symbolizes the false promises and illusions that were presented. The singer grapples with the realization that they were led astray and ultimately hurt by someone they trusted. There is a sense of betrayal and disappointment as the singer reflects on the shattered trust and the counterfeit nature of the love they once believed in.


In the final paragraph, the singer confronts the harsh reality of the relationship and the pain of loss. The imagery of dancing phantoms on the terrace and feeling second-hand embarrassment conveys a sense of longing for what once was, despite knowing that it was ultimately unnecessary and should have remained buried. The singer's emotional journey from valiant roar to bland goodbye reflects the rollercoaster of emotions experienced in love and loss. Despite the hurt and betrayal, there is a lingering sense of attachment and a recognition of the impact this relationship had on the singer's life. The closing line, "You're the loss of my life," encapsulates the profound effect of this tumultuous relationship on the singer's sense of self and identity.


Line by Line Meaning

Who′s gonna stop us from waltzing
Who will prevent us from dancing freely together?


Back into rekindled flames?
Returning to a renewed passion?


If we know the steps anyway
Even if we are familiar with the routine


We embroidered the memories
We intricately decorated our shared past


Of the time I was away
During the period when I was absent


Stitching, 'We were just kids, babe'
Sewing the narrative that we were young and naive


I said, 'I don't mind, it takes time'
Expressing patience and understanding


I thought I was better safe than starry-eyed
Preferring caution over blind optimism


I felt aglow like this
I experienced a radiant feeling like this one


Never before and never since
Unlike anything I had felt before or after


If you know it in one glimpse, it's legendary
Recognizing its significance instantly


You and I go from one kiss to gettin married
Moving swiftly from love to marriage


Still alive, killing time at the cemetery
Existing while going through the motions


Never quite buried
The relationship never truly ended


In your suit and tie, in the nick of time
Appearing formal just in time


You lowdown boy, you stand up guy
Balancing between unreliability and honor


Holy Ghost, you told me I'm
You assured me that I am


The love of your life
The most important person to you


You said I'm the love of your life
You reiterated that I am the one


About a million times
Repeatedly and excessively


Who′s gonna tell me the truth
Who will be honest with me


When you blew in with the winds of fate
When you arrived as a force of destiny


And told me I reformed you
Claiming I had a positive impact on you


When your impressionist paintings of Heaven
When your artistic depictions of paradise


Turned out to be fakes
Were revealed to be fraudulent


Well, you took me to hell, too
You also brought me to a place of suffering


And all at once, the ink bleeds
Suddenly, everything starts to go wrong


A con man sells a fool a get-love-quick scheme
A deceiver persuades a naive person with a false promise of love


But I felt a hole like this
I experienced an emptiness like this


Never before, and ever since
Unlike any situation I had encountered before or after


What we thought was for all time
What we believed would last forever


Was momentary
Turned out to be brief


You cinephile in black and white
A movie enthusiast with a simplistic perspective


All those plot twists and dynamite
The surprising developments and explosions


Mr. Steal Your Girl, then make her cry
A man who seduces women away from others and causes them pain


You talked me under the table
You convinced me thoroughly


Talking rings and talking cradles
Discussing promises of marriage and family


I wish I could un-recall
I regret remembering


How we almost had it all
The near success we achieved


Dancing phantoms on the terrace
Ghostly figures moving on the balcony


Are they second-hand embarrassed
Feeling shame for others' actions


That I can't get out of bed?
Because I am emotionally paralyzed


'Cause something counterfeit's dead
Because the fake aspects have come to an end


Should've let it stay buried
The situation should have remained in the past


What a valiant roar
A brave declaration


What a bland goodbye
An unremarkable farewell


The coward claimed he was a lion
A timid individual pretended to be brave


I'm combing through the braids of lies
Sorting through the intricate deception


'I'll never leave' ...
Promises of eternal loyalty


'Never mind'
Disregard what was just said


Our field of dreams, engulfed in fire
Our shared hopes destroyed


Your arson's match your somber eyes
Your destructive actions match your sorrowful gaze


And I'll still see it until I die
I will continue to remember it forever


You′re the loss of my life
You are the regret of my existence




Writer(s): Aaron Brooking Dessner, Taylor Alison Swift

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@cari1490

"Who's gonna stop us from waltzing back" - Waltz is a specific dance done to songs with 3 counts. It's popular for ballroom dancing at weddings. Most pop songs are not waltzes - they are 4 count beats.

Taylor has one waltz in her discography - Lover.

@GameBearCartridge

hey, this comment destroyed me. thank you for that 💔

@natashawynter5283

THANK YOU, NOW I'M GONNA CRY...

@Packiechu

As if this song didn't BREAK me enough already. Wonderful analysis!

@user-us3un2mq7x

cheers mate im just going to go drown myself in my bathtub now but great analogy

@jessicamonetti4193

Holy 🐮 cow! I am even more blown away

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@midnights-ht4et

When she changed that final line to "loss of my life" TEARS ARE ON THE FLOOR TAYLOR I HOPE YOU KNOW THAT

@samshier5879

My heart was already breaking, but that line SHATTERED it, I audibly sobbed from ONE WORD CHANGE.

@mw7403

Damn.
Beautiful and tragically heart breaking

@Lilah-zu5cy

I already had tears in my eyes buy when I heard that lyric I had waterfalls on my face. And then I can do it with a broken heart started playing and I felt like I was imploding

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