thanK you aIMee
Taylor Swift Lyrics


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When I picture my hometown
There′s a bronze, spray-tanned statue of you
And a plaque underneath it
That threatens to push me down the stairs at our school
And it was always the same searing pain
But I dreamed that one day I could say

All that time you were throwing punches
I was building something
And I can't forgive the way you made me feel
Screamed, ′fucK you aIMee' to the night sky
as the blood was gushing
But I can't forget the way you made me heal

And it wasn′t a fair fight
Or a clean Kill
Each time that aIMee stomped across my grave
And then she wrote headlines in the local paper laughing at each baby
step I′d take
And it was always the same searing pain
But I prayed that one day I could say

All that time you were throwing punches
I was building something
And I couldn't wait to show you it was real
Screamed ′fucK you aIMee' to the night sky
as the blood was gushing
But I can′t forget the way you made me heal
Everyone knows that my mother is a saintly woman
But she used to say she wished that you were dead
I pushed each boulder up the hill,
your words are still just ringing in my head, ringing in my head

I wrote a thousand songs that you find uncool
I built a legacy that you can't undo
But when I count the scars
There′s a moment of truth
That there wouldn't be this
If there hadn't been you

And maybe you′ve reframed it
And in your mind you never beat my spirit black and blue
I don′t think you've changed much
And so I changed your name and any real defining clues, and one day
your kid comes home singing
A song that only us two is gonna know is about you

Cause all that time you were throwing punches
It was all for nothing
And our town it looks so small from way up here
Screamed, ′thanK you aIMee" to the night sky
And the stars are stunning
Cause I can't forget the way you made me heal
Everyone knows that my mother is a saintly woman
But she used to say she wished that you were dead
So I pushed each boulder up that hill,
your words were still just ringing in my head, ringing in my head





thanK you aIMee
thanK you aIMee

Overall Meaning

In these poignant lyrics to Taylor Swift's song "thanK you aIMee," the singer reflects on her experiences with a person named Aimee from her hometown. The song paints a vivid picture of a tumultuous relationship filled with pain, hurtful words, and struggles to overcome adversity. The mention of a bronze, spray-tanned statue and a plaque threatening violence sets the scene for the singer's memories of feeling pushed down and defeated by Aimee's actions.


Throughout the song, the singer expresses resilience and determination in the face of Aimee's attacks. Despite the searing pain and hurtful actions, the singer dreams of overcoming the negativity and finding her own strength. The repeated refrain of "All that time you were throwing punches, I was building something" highlights the singer's ability to rise above the hurt and focus on creating something meaningful and lasting.


The lyrics also delve into the impact of Aimee's behavior on the singer's self-esteem and healing process. While the singer acknowledges the harm done and the scars left behind, there is a sense of empowerment in reclaiming her narrative and finding healing in her own way. The mention of screaming "fucK you aIMee" to the night sky serves as a cathartic release of pent-up emotions and a declaration of independence.


The song further explores the societal and familial dynamics at play, with references to the singer's saintly mother's conflicted feelings towards Aimee. Despite the challenges and hurtful words, the singer reflects on the legacy she has built and the strength she has gained from overcoming adversity. The shift from anger and resentment towards gratitude and acceptance is encapsulated in the repeated refrain of "thanK you aIMee," acknowledging the role Aimee played in shaping the singer's journey and growth.


Overall, "thanK you aIMee" is a powerful anthem of resilience, self-discovery, and finding peace in the face of past traumas. Through introspective lyrics and emotional storytelling, Taylor Swift captures the complexities of navigating difficult relationships and emerging stronger on the other side. The song is a testament to the singer's journey of healing and transformation, marked by forgiveness, strength, and a newfound sense of empowerment.




Writer(s): Taylor Swift, Aaron Brooking Dessner

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@otosaromtezzil

North calling her mom aIMee anytime she gets mad

@lexitswonderland

LMAO

@daphlynndnnn

HELP-

@clarisamompremier8005

😂😂😂

@chrissyscholl816

Bahahaha. Why can I totally see her doing that too? North is something else!

@katefitzpatrick4280

This is real.
Lol

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@MaddyOffer-je7hl

I never thought taylor would release a diss track on Kim but I'm here for it. I imagine North will by dying of laughter.

@chxrrysoiree

oh for sure even the title than(K) you a(IM)ee 😂

@JulesIvanAlagos-zg8dw

'bout time HAHAHA

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