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Taylor Swift Releases a Third Single from Her New Album and It Is “Gorgeous”

by Ashley Terry

Last Thursday, October 19th, at midnight, Taylor Swift released another single off of her highly anticipated album, reputation. “Gorgeous” is more upbeat and happier compared to her other two singles, “Look What You Made Me Do” and “Ready For It?”

“Gorgeous” isn’t your average Taylor Swift love song. It’s more realistic and relatable to today’s society. The song begins with a child saying “gorgeous” and the melody is similar to the Stranger Things theme song (in the beginning).

Who the child is has not been confirmed but many believe that it is Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively’s daughter, James.

The lyrics describe Taylor’s first encounter with her current boyfriend, Joe Alwyn.

The song twists a classic Taylor love song and turns it into a satirical and more relatable point of view of seeing someone cute and wanting to talk to them.

They met in a bar and she made fun of his British accent after drinking whiskey. The two have been together for a little over a year while Taylor was on her break after finishing her 1989 World Tour.

The song describes how Swift was too shy to talk to Alwyn at first and needed a drink. He was so gorgeous that it made her angry and had to stumble home alone to her two cats, Meredith and Olivia.

The chorus shows the more satirical side of the situation; making Swift appear selfish because she can’t find the strength to talk to him. “You’re so gorgeous/ I can’t say anything to your face/ ‘Cause look at your face/ And I’m so furious/ At you for making me feel this way/ But what can I say?/ You’re gorgeous.” [1]

She adds to the selfishness by adding, “Ocean blue eyes looking in mine/ I feel like I might sink and drown and die.” [1]

The bridge of the song has the most relatable and satirical lyrics, “You make me so happy it turns back to sad/ There’s nothing I hate more than what I can’t have/ You make me so happy it turns back to sad/ Guess I’ll just stumble on home to my cats/ Alone/ Unless you wanna come along.”

WHS Alumni Maria Rubio felt that, “It’s got a nice beat but the lyrics are kinda shallow.”

“It was interesting. The music had an upbeat tone but the lyrics were kind of saddening and confusing,” added Shepherd University freshman Brooklyn Pfaltzgraff.

“It was okay. I like her country music more,” said senior Maddie Ropp.

“Gorgeous” is currently number one on iTunes after being released less than a week ago. Her other two singles are following close behind with “Look What You Made Me Do” at #6 and “….Ready For It?” at #8. [2]

The album reputation is available to pre-order on streaming platforms, and will be available worldwide on November 10th.

 

Sources:

[1] https://genius.com/Taylor-swift-gorgeous-lyrics

[2] http://www.itunescharts.net/us/artists/music/taylor-swift/songs/gorgeous/