Fortnight
Taylor Swift feat. Post Malone Lyrics


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I was supposed to be sent away
But they forgot to come and get me
I was a functioning alcoholic
'Til nobody noticed my new aesthetic
All of this to say I hope you're okay
But you're the reason
And no one here's to blame
But what about your quiet treason?

And for a fortnight there, we were forever
Run into you sometimes, ask about the weather
Now you're in my backyard, turned into good neighbors
Your wife waters flowers, I wanna kill her

All my mornings are Mondays stuck in an endless February
I took the miracle move-on drug, the effects were temporary
And I love you, it's ruining my life
I love you, it's ruining my life
I touched you for only a fortnight
I touched you, but I touched you

And for a fortnight there, we were forever
Run into you sometimes, ask about the weather
Now you're in my backyard, turned into good neighbors
Your wife waters flowers, I wanna kill her
And for a fortnight there, we were together
Run into you sometimes, comment on my sweater
Now you're at the mailbox, turned into good neighbors
My husband is cheating, I wanna kill him

I love you, it's ruining my life
I love you, it's ruining my life
I touched you for only a fortnight
I touched you, I touched you
I love you, it's ruining my life
I love you, it's ruining my life
I touched you for only a fortnight
I touched you, I touched you

Thought of callin' ya, but you won't pick up
'Nother fortnight lost in America
Move to Florida, buy the car you want
But it won't start up 'til you touch, touch, touch me
Thought of calling ya, but you won't pick up
'Nother fortnight lost in America




Move to Florida, buy the car you want
But it won't start up 'til I touch, touch, touch you

Overall Meaning

These lyrics from the collaboration between Taylor Swift and Post Malone delve into themes of missed opportunities, longing, and the destructive power of love. The singer expresses a sense of abandonment as they were supposed to be sent away but were ultimately forgotten. This neglect led them to spiral into alcoholism, as they adopted a new lifestyle without anyone noticing. The singer addresses someone they care about, expressing concern for their well-being while also acknowledging the role this person played in their own struggles.


The reference to a "fortnight" symbolizes a brief, intense period of connection with someone significant. During this time, the singer and this person shared a deep bond, but now they only have fleeting encounters and awkward conversations about mundane topics like the weather. The situation becomes more complicated as the person in question is now a close neighbor, further complicating the singer's feelings. The mention of wanting to harm the other person's spouse reflects the jealousy and resentment brewing within the singer.


The lyrics continue to describe the profound impact that this short-lived connection has had on the singer's life. They describe their days as monotonous and unending, feeling trapped in a perpetual cycle of heartache. Despite trying to move on, the effects of their love for this person linger, causing turmoil and distress. The repetition of "I love you, it's ruining my life" highlights the intensity of the emotions involved and the struggle to break free from the grip of this destructive love.


As the song progresses, the singer contemplates reaching out to the other person, only to be met with silence and further separation. The mention of a move to Florida and buying a car symbolize attempts at starting anew, but true happiness remains elusive without mutual connection. The lyrics conclude with a plea for touch, highlighting the longing for physical and emotional closeness that continues to haunt the singer. Overall, the song captures the complexities of love and loss, intertwining themes of desire, regret, and the enduring impact of a fleeting but potent connection.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Jack Michael Antonoff, Austin Richard Post, Taylor Swift

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@postmalone

love you so much. thank you Tay 💕

@TLord1

W

@jefrielhatuiser9293

We loved u guys Both from the deepest of our freaking hearts 🖤🤍

@angelmitchell3913

Love you ❤

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@Katie-14

Ooo I'm early 😊

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@daphne.22

the fact that she’s doing this music video with ethan hawke and josh charles (the og tortured poets ) is just INSANE

@ArlanaGradne

It’s finally completed: https://youtu.be/9IqbcSKZ4ZY

@ArlanaGradne

Jumped out my seat

@DeeLite220

Couldn’t believe it when I saw them!

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