Taylor Swift has made it clear that Lover is an 18-track roller-coaster of emotions. “This album is really a love letter to love, in all of its maddening, passionate, exciting, enchanting, horrific, tragic, wonderful glory,” Swift told Vogue.
Since it’s also a record that gives fans a sense of Swift’s relationship with boyfriend Joe Alwyn. it’s also hopelessly romantic. These are some of Swift’s most romantic Lover lyrics that will have Swifties swooning from now until her next album.
“I’ve loved you three summers now, honey, but I want ’em all”
On the title track, Swift find solace in her summers with Alwyn, which she hopes will never end.
“I like shiny things, but I’d marry you with paper rings”
Swift lets her intentions known on “Paper Rings,” which has her talking about a no-frills engagement.
“We were in the backseat/Drunk on something stronger than the drinks in the bar”
Before the drunk Taylor memes, Swift was already feeling tipsy. “Cornelia Street,” where Swift lived when she first met Alwyn, talks about those early days of a relationship when you feel drunk in love.
“And when we had that fight out in the rain/ You ran after me and called my name”
On “ME!,” Swift paints a picture of her lover coming after her instead of just letting her walk away. It’s not the first time Swift’s sung about passionate rain-soaked fights. On 2010’s “Mine” she also spoke of a guy who wouldn’t mind getting drenched for her. Nearly a decade later, Swift is still dreaming of the guy who sticks around—except this time, she may have finally found him.
“He got that boyish look that I like in a man/I am an architect, I’m drawing up the plans/It’s like I’m 17, nobody understands/No one understands”
Alwyn is Swift’s teenage dream on “I Think He Knows,” but this is no high school crush, it’s something so much more. Hence, the plans she’s making for the future.
“I once believed love would be burning red/But it’s golden/Like daylight”
A nod to her 2012 album, Red, on “Daylight” Swift admits this love looks different than she once imagined it would and she realizes that’s not a bad thing. It’s also a play on the line she sings on Reputation‘s ” “Dancing with Our Hands Tied”: “My, my love had been frozen / Deep blue, but you painted me golden.” Alwyn has helped Swift see the light.
“My heart’s been borrowed and yours has been blue/ All’s well that ends well to end up with you”
These “Lover” lines are so romantic that fans think they could double as vows. In fact, they think this “something borrowed, something blue” song is a clue that Swift is already engaged to Alwyn or is possibly, already married. Of course, Swift’s not saying. However, she did tell Vogue that this is “one of my favorite bridges. I love a bridge, and I was really able to go to Bridge City.”
From the sounds of this one, it’s quite a lovey-dovey city that her fans wouldn’t mind spending some time in. After hearing Lover, it doesn’t seem as if Swift plans on leaving anytime soon.