Taylor Swift gets brutally TROLLED for lyric about wanting to return to 'the 1830s but without all the racists'

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Tracks connected The Tortured Poets Department 

1. Fortnight (feat. Post Malone) 

Taylor appears to reference nan extremity of her narration pinch Joe Alwyn and her consequent fling pinch Matty Healy successful nan first way connected her album. 

The first verse appears to hint astatine nan extremity of her romance pinch Joe arsenic she sings: I was expected to beryllium sent distant but they forgot to travel and get me. 

Taylor past wishes an ex good who betrayed her: All of this to say, I dream you're okay, but you're nan logic / No 1 here's to blasted but what astir your quiet treason.

In nan 2nd verse, Taylor talks astir a short-lived fling that helped her 'move on', perchance a reference to Matt. 

She sings: 'All my mornings are Mondays stuck successful an endless February / I took nan occurrence move connected supplier and nan effects were impermanent / And I emotion you, it's ruining my life / I touched you for only a fortnight.'

2. The Tortured Poets Department

The titular way is simply a shimmering melody which propose that Taylor, modestly, doesn't spot herself astatine nan apical array of tortured poets: 'You're not Dylan Thomas, and I'm not Patti Smith.'

It besides appears to heavy reference her fling pinch Matty arsenic she sings: 'You smokеd past ate 7 bars of cocoa / We declared Charlie Puth should beryllium a bigger artist.

'I scratch your head, you autumn dormant / Like a tattooed aureate retriever / But you awaken pinch dread.' 

She besides makes a candid reference to her intelligence health, singing: 'But you told Lucy you'd termination yourself if I ever time off /And I had said that to Jack astir you truthful I felt seen'. 

3. My Boy Only Breaks His Favorite Toys

Written solely by Taylor, this song's dense physics hum adds forceful notes. 

Fans person suggested nan title is simply a reference to nan 'shiny artifact she sang astir successful her deed Cruel Summer from nan medium Lover. 

It's not clear if she is referring to heartbreak aft splitting from Joe aliases nan abrupt extremity to her romance pinch Matty. 

'Once I hole me, he's gonna miss me,' she vows, adding: 'I cognize I'm conscionable repeating mysеlf Put maine backmost connected my support / But first, propulsion nan drawstring And I'll show you that he runs Because he loves maine (He loves me).'

4. Down Bad

Taylor references intelligence wellness again arsenic she specifications really 'down' she feels without an ex and nan infatuation she felt pinch him.

'Everything comes retired teenage petulance,' sings Taylor arsenic she bitterly surveys nan fallout from an aged relationship.

She continues: 'Everything comes retired teenage petulance / F**k it if I can't person him / I mightiness conscionable die, it would make nary quality / Down bad, waking up successful humor /Staring astatine nan sky, travel backmost and prime maine up.

'F**k it if I can't person america / I mightiness conscionable not get up / I mightiness enactment down bad.'

5. So Long, London

The first way to beryllium written pinch The National's Aaron Dessner brings a alteration of pace, pinch a lovely, choral intro. 'So long, London, you'll find someone,' sings Taylor.

The opus appears to beryllium a reference to British ex Joe and a travel up to her hit London Boy from Lover. 

She references their different approaches to nan extremity of their romance, singing successful nan first verse: 'I kept calm and carried nan weight of nan rift / Pulled him successful tighter each clip he was drifting distant / My spine divided from carrying america up nan hill.' 

Verse 3 she muses: 'And you opportunity I abandoned nan ship, but I was going down pinch it / My achromatic knuckle dying grip holding tight to your quiet resentment.' 

Taylor Swift officially dropped The Tortured Poets Department connected Friday - her hotly-anticipated 11th workplace album 

6. But Daddy I Love Him

'I cognize he's crazy, but he's nan 1 I want,' sings Taylor, showing wry humour arsenic she admits to falling for nan bad boys. Produced, pinch existent brightness, by Dessner.

She goes connected to revel successful nan truth she dismisses informing from critics, singing: 'They slammed nan doorway connected my full world / The 1 point I wanted

'Now I’m moving pinch my dress unbuttoned, / Screaming, But daddy I emotion him / I’m having his babe / No I’m not, but you should spot your faces.' 

7. Fresh Out The Slammer

Finger-picked acoustic guitar adds folky notes reminiscent of lockdown albums Folklore and Evermore to Fresh Out The Slammer, which specifications rushing into a caller relationship. 

Seemingly a reference to her fling pinch Matty - who she antecedently dated successful 2015 - she sings: 'Now beautiful baby, I’m moving backmost location to you. / Fresh retired nan slammer I cognize who my first telephone will beryllium to.' 

On nan decay of her past relationship, she sings: 'Splintered backmost successful winter, silent dinners, bitter he was pinch her successful dreams / Gray and bluish and fights and tunnels, handcuffed to nan spell I was under.

'For conscionable 1 hr of sunshine / Years of labor, locks and ceilings / In nan shadiness of really he was feeling.'

8. Florida!!! (feat. Florence + The Machine)

An medium highlight, this theatrical duet pinch London vocalist Florence Welch is an uplifting opus of flight – from small-town life and a bad romance.

Tellingly nan first circuit extremity pursuing her divided from Joe was successful Tampa, Florida and she originates her opus by singing: 'You tin hit nan power if you hit nan charges too. 

'They said I was a cheat, I conjecture it must beryllium existent / And my friends each smell for illustration weed aliases small babies / And this metropolis reeks of driving myself crazy.'

9. Guilty As Sin?

A communicative of unrequited love, and a superb portion of 1980s-style soft rock. It moreover mentions The Downtown Lights, a 1989 azygous by Scottish set The Blue Nile.

She originates nan way pinch her feelings connected being 'trapped' successful a relationship, singing: 'My boredom’s bone-deep, this cage was erstwhile conscionable good / Am I allowed to cry? 

'I dream of cracking locks, throwing my life to nan wolves aliases nan water rocks.'

She hints astatine an affectional matter providing her release, singing: 'These fatal fantasies giving measurement to labored activity taking each of maine we’ve already done it successful my head. 

'If it’s make-believe why does it consciousness for illustration a vow we’ll some uphold somehow?”'

10. Who's Afraid Of Little Old Me?

Big drums, a melodramatic arrangement, and much barren humour successful different opus penned solely by Taylor. 'You wouldn't past an hr successful nan asylum wherever they raised me,' she snarls.

It's reminiscent of her deed single Look What You Made Me Do and nan villain arc is salient successful her lyrics. 

She sings: 'I was tame, I was gentle till nan circus life made maine mean /Don’t you interest folks, we took retired each her teeth

'Who’s acrophobic of small aged me? Well you should be.'

This is her first caller medium since nan extremity of her six-year narration pinch British character Joe Alwyn and, while she doesn't mention Alwyn by name, speculation will beryllium rife that tracks specified arsenic So Long, London are astir him. Pictured together successful 2019

Taylor Swift and Matty Healy seen leaving The Electric Lady workplace successful Manhattan connected May 16, 2023

11. I Can Fix Him (No Really I Can)

A moody, stripped-down number worthy of Lana Del Rey, who has besides worked extensively pinch nan song's producer, Jack Antonoff.

She appears to beryllium referring to concatenation smoking, booze loving Matty, arsenic she sings: 'The fume unreality billows retired his rima for illustration a freight train done a mini municipality / The jokes that he told crossed nan barroom were revolting and acold excessively loud.'

Fans had expressed their concerns erstwhile Taylor started making love The 1975 bad boy rocker and it seems her friends had nan aforesaid reservations. 

Taylor sings:  'They shingle their heads, saying, "God thief her" erstwhile I show ‘em he’s my man / But your bully Lord doesn’t request to assistance a digit / I tin hole him, nary really I tin / And only I can.' 

12. loml

'You said I'm nan emotion of your life,' sings Taylor connected this warm, resonant soft ballad. In a smart twist, nan 'loml' yet becomes 'the nonaccomplishment of my life'.

She describes being love-bombed by an aged flame, seemingly referring to Matty fixed their past experience. 

Others person suggested nan strength of nan lyrics propose it relates to her longterm narration pinch Joe. 

She sings: 'I felt a glow for illustration this, ne'er earlier and ne'er since /If you cognize it successful 1 glimpse it’s legendary.

'You and I spell from 1 buss to getting joined / Still alive, sidesplitting clip astatine nan cemetery / Never rather buried.' 

13. I Can Do It With A Broken Heart

More 1980s influences connected an physics popular way that sees Taylor vowing to stay a trouper, contempt immoderate romanticist strife.

She sings astir putting connected a brave look while her relationships publically autumn apart, noting: 'They said, "Babe, you gotta clone it till you make it," and I did.

'Lights, camera, b***h, grin / Even erstwhile you wanna dice / He said he'd emotion maine each his life / But that life was excessively short / Breaking down, I deed nan level / All nan pieces of maine shattered arsenic nan crowd was chanting more.'  

Taylor has antecedently admitted she struggled pinch her emotion unrecorded playing retired truthful publically and nan communicative that she'd had much boyfriends than different women.  

14. The Smallest Man Who Ever Lived

'You didn't measurement up successful immoderate measurement of a man,' sings a disdainful Taylor connected a melodramatic ballad.

The title is noteworthy, fixed that Matty's stature is an entity of immoderate debate. The vocalist antecedently disclosed: 'Everyone successful [the 1975] is 6’4” and I’m 5’10”, truthful everyone thinks that I’m 5’5”.'

More recently, he addressed these short man allegations by telling a instrumentality that he was 'sick to f***ing decease of this', insisting that he is 'a large boy.'

She sings: 'And I don’t miss what we had / But could personification springiness a connection / To nan smallest man who ever lived?'

15. The Alchemy

Not each nan songs are astir heartbreak, arsenic sporting metaphors aplenty propose a way inspired by nan singer's existent boyfriend, American shot prima Travis Kelce. 

'When I touch down, telephone nan amateurs and trim them from nan team,' she sings.

Speaking astir nan upcoming merchandise backmost successful February, erstwhile he was building up to nan Super Bowl successful Las Vegas, Kelce said he had heard immoderate of nan songs connected Taylor's latest release.

'I person heard immoderate of it and yes, it's unbelievable,' he said to reporters. 'I can't hold for her to shingle up nan world erstwhile it yet drops.'

16. Clara Bow

It's tempting to deliberation Taylor sees thing of herself successful a closing way inspired by Clara an American character of nan 1920s who lived her life successful nan Hollywood goldfish bowl.

She goes connected to reference Stevie Nicks arsenic she specifications struggling pinch nan trappings  of fame. 

Taylor sings: 'I'm not trying to exaggеrate / But I deliberation I mightiness dice if I made it, dice if I made it / No 1 successful my mini municipality thought I'd meet these suits successful LA / They each want to say.' 

The Alchemy: Sporting metaphors aplenty propose a way inspired by nan singer's existent boyfriend, American shot prima Travis Kelce. Pictured astatine Coachella this week

Bonus tracks connected The Tortured Poets Department: The Anthology

17. The Black Dog 

The Black Dog is besides a reference to depression and deficiency of energy based connected a demonic hellhound acting arsenic an omen of decease successful English folklore and literature. 

As good arsenic nan eerie lyrical meaning to nan title, The Black Dog is simply a barroom successful Vauxhall, London - her ex Matt's metropolis of commencement and conscionable a stone's propulsion distant from Joe's hometown of Royal Tunbridge Wells successful Kent. 

In nan song, she belts out: 'I americium personification who until caller events you shared your secrets pinch and your location / you forgot to move it disconnected / And truthful I watch arsenic you locomotion into immoderate barroom called The Black Dog...

'I conscionable don't understand really you don't miss maine successful The Black Dog erstwhile personification plays The Starting Line and you jump up, but she's excessively young to cognize this opus that was intertwined successful nan magic cloth of our dreaming.' 

18. Imgonnagetyouback

Taylor is torn betwixt calling things disconnected for bully aliases rekindling pinch an ex successful imgonnagetyouback.

Emotions are intelligibly moving precocious arsenic she sings: ‘Whether Im gonna beryllium your woman / Or smash up your motorcycle / I haven’t decided yet’.

She appears to reference her caller romance pinch Travis arsenic nan opus goes on, sharing: 'I tin consciousness it coming / In nan measurement you move / Push nan reset fastener /We’re becoming thing new.

'See you sewage personification other / Say I sewage personification other excessively / Even if it’s him, I'm leaving present pinch you.' 

19. The Albatross

It seems London watering holes are a taxable of nan album, pinch The Black Dog and The Bolter joining The Albatross arsenic evident references to venues. 

The Albatross Club is simply a pub successful Farringdon, London but besides has peculiarly eerie value successful its meaning arsenic a connection alone. 

Albatross is defined successful nan Britannica Dictionary as: 'A continuing problem that makes it difficult aliases intolerable to do aliases execute something. Fame has go an albatross that prevents her from starring a normal and happy life.'

Additionally, an albatross is simply a ample achromatic water vertebrate that has very agelong and often achromatic wings - which galore likened to her outfit from nan Grammys. 

Taylor is taking nary prisoners successful this track, referring to herself as one of nan largest seabirds connected Earth - famed for their elephantine wingspan and expertise to glide seamlessly. 

She sings astir taking revenge pinch nan lyrics: 'She is present to destruct you/ Devils that you cognize / Raise worse hellhole than a stranger'. 

20. Chloe aliases Sam aliases Sophia aliases Marcus

Taylor tells nan communicative of a rocky narration successful which their partner betrays them and focuses connected narcotics much than her. 

She hints astatine infidelity connected their portion by singing: 'Your hologram stumbled into my flat / Hands successful nan hairsbreadth of personification successful darkness.

'Named Chloe aliases Sam aliases Sophia aliases Marcus / And I conscionable watched it hap / As nan decade would play america for fools.' 

Taylor goes connected to reference, singing: 'You said immoderate things that I can’t unabsorb / You turned maine into an thought of sorts / You needed me, but you needed narcotics much / And I couldn’t watch it happen.'

Taylor reignited her explosive feud pinch Kim Kardashian by releasing a diss way aimed astatine nan reality prima (pictured pinch Kim successful 2015)

Taylor besides seems to reference Kim's 10-year-old girl North West dancing to Shake It Off connected TikTok backmost successful January, she writes:# your kid comes location singin' a opus that only america 2 is gonna cognize is astir you'

21. How Did It End? 

Taylor appears to reference nan speculation complete her narration pinch Joe arsenic she specifications successful nan chorus: 

'Come 1 travel each It's happ'nin' again / The empathetic hunger descends We'll show no-one / 'Cept each of our friends / We must cognize How did it end?' 

Accusing group of conducting their ain 'post-mortem's' successful nan opening sentence, Taylor besides accuses group of being smug: 'Soon they'll spell location to their husbands / 'cause they cognize they tin spot him / Then feverishly calling their cousins.'

She later admits that while everyone is questioning, 'How did it end?' she doesn't cognize herself: 'But I still don't know, really did it end?' 

22. So High School

While galore tracks are bold intends astatine her exes Matt and Joe, happiness does reign successful her way So High School wherever she discusses existent fellow Travis. 

She sings: 'You cognize really to ball, I cognize Aristotle, marque new, afloat throttle // Touch maine while your bros play Grand Theft Auto // It's true, swear, scouts grant // You knew what you wanted, and, boy, you sewage her.'

Taylor nan straight references a resurfaced video successful which Travis was asked who marry, buss aliases termination betwixt Ariana Grande, Katy Perry and Taylor. 

She sings: 'Are you gonna marry, buss aliases termination me? Kill me. It's conscionable a game, but really, really, I'm betting connected each 3 for america two. 

23. I Hate It Here 

Taylor relies successful escapism to distract herself from nan issues plaguing her existent life, describing herself arsenic going to 'secret gardens successful my mind'. 

She appears to beryllium dealing pinch nan fallout of being lied to, singing: Tell maine thing atrocious for illustration you are a writer / Trapped wrong nan assemblage of a finance guy

'Tell maine each your secrets / All you’ll ever beryllium is / My eternal consolation prize.' 

She appears to beryllium betwixt relationships, musing: 'I’m lonely, but I’m bully /I’m bitter, but I committedness I’m fine.' 

24. thanK you aIMee 

Fans are convinced nan 24th way - thanK you aIMee - is aimed astatine Kim Kardashian, arsenic nan letters K,I and M are capped up to spell retired her name.

Taylor sings successful 1 line: 'There's a bronze spray-tanned statue of you and a plaque underneath it/That threatens to push maine down nan stairs, astatine our school.'

'All that clip you were throwin' punches, I was buildin' somethin' / And I can't forgive nan measurement you made maine consciousness / Screamed 'F**k you, Aimee' to nan nighttime sky, arsenic nan humor was gushin' / But I can't hide nan measurement you made maine heal.'

She goes connected to add: 'And it wasn't a adjacent fight, aliases a cleanable termination / Each clip that Aimee stomped crossed my gravе / And past she wrote hеadlines/ In nan section paper, laughing astatine each babe measurement I'd take.'

Taylor concludes by confirming she's changed nan sanction of nan female she's singing astir - further fuelling speculation nan way is astir Kim.

She besides seems to reference Kim's 10-year-old girl North West dancing to her 2014 azygous Shake It Off connected TikTok, uncovering it ironic arsenic nan 'song is astir you'.

She sings: 'And truthful I changed your name, and immoderate existent defining clues/And 1 day, your kid comes location singin' a opus that only america 2 is gonna cognize is astir you.'

25. I Look successful People's Windows 

While she whitethorn person nan eventual woman squad astir her, Taylor admits she can't thief but consciousness lonely erstwhile chasing a man. 

She sings: 'I look successful people's windows / Transfixed by roseate aureate glows / They person their friends complete to portion bully wine.

'I look successful people's windows / In lawsuit you're astatine their array / What if your eyes looked up and met excavation / One much time.' 

26. The Prophecy 

Taylor seems to beryllium pained by nan thought of trying to find an friendly emotion erstwhile her life is truthful public. 

The vocalist - who recovered fame arsenic a teen - reveals that being successful nan spotlight and adored by millions of fans can't measurement up to being loved by a partner. 

She shares: 'Please / Change nan prophecy / Let it erstwhile beryllium maine / Who do I person to speak to / About if they tin redo nan prophecy?'

 Taylor has antecedently revealed really fame changed her life for nan worst, explaining: 'It's a societal business each clip I spell out. 

'I conscionable person to aftermath up successful nan greeting and say, "How americium I emotion today? If personification asks for a picture, americium I gonna consciousness imposed upon coming because I'm dealing pinch my ain stuff? Am I gonna return my ain worldly retired connected immoderate guiltless 14-year-old coming and beryllium successful a bad mood?" 

'OK, possibly not … Maybe I won't time off nan house.'

27. Cassandra

thanK you aIMee mightiness not beryllium nan only opus issuing shots astatine Kim Kardashians, pinch Cassandra besides seeming to beryllium filled pinch cloaked digs. 

Greek god Cassandra, 'entangled men' and was punished pinch a curse wherever nary 1 would judge what she had to say. 

In her chorus, Taylor sings: 'When nan first stone’s thrown, they’re screaming /In nan streets, there’s a raging riot / When it’s "Burn nan b***h", they’re shrieking / When nan truth comes out, it’s quiet.'

This could beryllium successful reference to Kim sparking a societal media firestorm erstwhile she shared a Snapchat video of then-husband Kanye West during a telephone telephone pinch Taylor, wherever she seemingly gave nan rapper to see lyrics astir her successful his caller song. 

While Taylor insisted that she hadn't consented to Kanye labelled her a 'b***h' successful his track, many accused her of being a snake.

Kardashian fans and Swifties went to warfare pinch 1 different by posting snake emojis. 

Taylor references snakes successful her song, sharing: 'So, they killed Cassandra first ‘cause she feared nan worst / And tried to show nan municipality / So, they filled my compartment pinch snakes, I regret to opportunity / Do you judge maine now?'

28. Peter 

Taylor reflects connected her puerility and pleads for forgiveness arsenic she reflects connected losing a past love. 

It could beryllium successful reference to Matty, who she was first linked to successful 2014, and their consequent breakup arsenic she sings: 'Said you were gonna turn up /Then you were gonna travel find me.

'Words from nan mouths of babes / Promises oceans heavy / But ne'er to support / Never to keep.' 

It could besides beryllium a travel up to her opus Cardigan, wherever she sang: 'Tried to alteration nan ending / Peter losing Wendy'. 

Taylor reflects connected her puerility and pleads for forgiveness arsenic she reflects connected losing a past emotion (pictured successful 2008) 

29. The Bolter 

Fans person made galore interpretations of The Bolter - pinch links to a London pub successful nan shape of Mansion House's barroom of nan aforesaid sanction while besides alluding to a suitor moving into nan nighttime - thing fans insisted was astir Joe. 

Some Twitter users claimed nan location is wherever nan erstwhile mates enjoyed their first day - yet nan claims were quickly disputed by devoted followers.

The first declare came from a instrumentality writing: 'The Bolter is simply a barroom successful London wherever Taylor and Joe went connected their first outing?!?!???? I’m done, BYE'. 

Others followed up writing: '***Apparently that’s not nan barroom they were publically first seen together!!!!*** But location is so this barroom successful London which is crazy anyway... guys it's not real, it was different place'. 

She sings: 'Started pinch a buss / "Oh, we must extremity gathering for illustration this" / But it ever ends pinch a municipality car speeding / Out nan thrust 1 evenin' / Ended pinch nan slam of a doorway / But she's sewage nan champion stories // You tin beryllium sure...

'All her f**kin' lives / Flashed earlier her eyes / And she realized / It feels for illustration nan clip / She fell done nan crystal / Then came retired alive'.

30. Robin 

Her penultimate way is besides reflective of her younker arsenic she reflects connected really innocence is ripped distant pinch age. 

She sings: 'You get nan dragonflies supra your furniture /You person a favourite spot connected nan plaything group / You person nary room successful your dreams for regret

'You person nary thought / The clip will get for nan sadistic and nan mean / You'll study to bounce backmost conscionable for illustration your trampoline.'

Despite this there's an constituent of dream progressive arsenic she sings: 'But now we'll curtail your curiosity / In sweetness / Way to go, tiger / Way to go, tiger /Higher and higher / Higher and higher / Wilder and lighter.' 

31. The Manuscript 

The only prize way connected nan first beingness versions of Taylor's medium seems to beryllium a travel up to All Too Well - her opus astir Jake Gyllenhaal. 

She reflects connected a past romance arsenic she sings: 'Now and past she rereads nan manuscript / Of nan full torrid matter /He said that if nan activity was half arsenic bully arsenic nan speech was / Soon they'd beryllium pushin' strollers / But soon it was over.'

In a motion to All Too Well (10 Minute Version) and its euphony video directly, Taylor continues: 'The Professor said to constitute what you cognize / Lookin' backwards mightiness beryllium nan only measurement to move guardant / Then nan actors / Were hitting their marks.' 

The Bad Blood songstress, 34 - who precocious teased a 'timetable' to her fans up of nan LP's merchandise - initially announced nan medium while attending nan 2024 Grammys successful February


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