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Taylor Swift releases new album Lover is out and thoroughly analyzed by fans and the media alike. But In anticipation for that, Swift went ahead and just drop the entire 18-track song list for her album.

You Need To Calm Down’ isn’t the only statement song on Taylor Swift releases a new album — just wait until you hear the powerful message she sends in ‘The Man.’

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Taylor’s love life

Every woman knows what it’s like to treat as ‘lesser’ than a man, and now. Taylor Swift, 29, has perfectly put it into words in her new song “The Man,” which is on her album, Lover. It’s no secret that Taylor’s love life has been the subject of gossip ever since she started in the industry.

And in “The Man,” she sings about how different that would be if she wasn’t female. “They’d say I played the field before I found someone to commit to. And that would be okay for me to do,” she sings. “Every conquest I had made would make me more of a boss to you.”.

In the second verse, she touches on how being a woman has affected her career. And once again reveals how things would be different if she was a manttaylo. “They’d say I hustled, put in the work,” she croons. “They wouldn’t shake their heads and question how much of this I deserve. What I was wearing, if I was rude, could be separate from my good ideas and power moves”. She also jokes that if she was a man, people would treat her just like they treat Leonardo DiCaprio. “They would toast to me, let the players play, I’d be just like Leo in Saint Tropez.”

Message to society

The song definitely sends a powerful message to society. During a time when women are fighting back against sexism more than ever. In the chorus, Taylor sings, “I’m so sick of running as fast as I can, wondering I ‘d get there quicker if I was a man. And I’m so sick of them coming at me again, cause if I was a man, I’d be the man.”

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These days, Taylor is not afraid to use her voice to stand up for what she believes in. So we absolutely love how much of a statement she makes with this track. But “The Man” was released with Taylor Swift releases the seventh album, Lover, on Aug. 23.

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So far, she has released 18-track song list off of it: “ME!”, “You Need to Calm Down”, “The Archer”, “Lover” and more. Here, the full tracklist, plus the leading theories on who each song can be about. Swift has left some hints already.

1. I Forgot You Existed

Could be the public or the media, since Swift pretty reserve during her last era, Reputation, avoiding all interviews. She explains it was purposeful because she was processing her emotions. But after some people on the internet “cancelled” her post-Kim Kardashian Snapchat takedown.

“When you’re going through loss or embarrassment or shame. So it’s a grieving process with so many micro emotions in a day,” she told Vogue in its September issue. “One of the reasons why I didn’t do interviews for Reputation was that I couldn’t figure out how I felt hour to hour. But Sometimes I felt like: All these things taught me something that I never could have learned in a way that didn’t hurt as much. Five minutes later, I’d feel like: That was horrible. Why did that have to happen? What am I suppose to take from this other than mass amounts of humiliation?. And then five minutes later I’d think: I think I might be happier than I’ve ever been.”

2. Cruel Summer

Fans at Swift’s Lover listening secret sessions have particularly praised this track. Taylor Swift releases and also already tease it in her “You Need to Calm Down” music video. It was the tattoo Ellen DeGeneres had done on her arm. That cruel summer could literally be referring to the summer of 2016 when the Snapchat takedown happen. And Swift’s image took a hit after her Tom Hiddleston romance ended (some people believed it was fake).

Taylor Swift’s Cruel Summer lyrics

[Intro]

(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)

[Verse 1]

Fever dream high in the quiet of the night

You know that I caught it (Oh yeah, you’re right, I want it)

Bad, bad boy, shiny toy with a price

You know that I bought it (Oh yeah, you’re right, I want it)

[Pre-Chorus]

Killing me slow, out the window

I’m always waiting for you to be waiting below

Devils roll the dice, angels roll their eyes

What doesn’t kill me makes me want you more

[Chorus]

And it’s new, the shape of your body

It’s blue, the feeling I’ve got

And it’s ooh, whoa oh

It’s a cruel summer

It’s cool, that’s what I tell ’em

No rules, unbreakable heaven

But ooh, whoa oh

It’s a cruel summer

With you

[Verse 2]

Hang your head low in the glow of the vending machine

I’m not buying (Oh yeah, you’re right, I want it)

You say that we’ll just screw it up in these trying times

We’re not trying (Oh yeah, you’re right, I want it)

[Pre-Chorus 2]

So cut the headlights, summer’s a knife

I’m always waiting for you just to cut to the bone

Devils roll the dice, angels roll their eyes

And if I bleed, you’ll be the last to know

[Chorus]

Oh, it’s new, the shape of your body

It’s blue, the feeling I’ve got

And it’s ooh, whoa oh

It’s a cruel summer

It’s cool, that’s what I tell ’em

No rules, unbreakable heaven

But ooh, whoa oh

It’s a cruel summer

With you

[Bridge]

I’m drunk in the back of the car

And I cried like a baby coming home from the bar (Oh)

Said I’m fine, but it wasn’t true

I don’t wanna keep secrets just to keep you

And I snuck in through the garden gate

Every night that summer just to seal my fate (Oh)

And I screamed for whatever it’s worth

“I love you,” ain’t that the worst thing you ever heard?

He looks so pretty like a devil

[Chorus]

And it’s new, the shape of your body

It’s blue, the feeling I’ve got

And it’s ooh, whoa oh

It’s a cruel summer

It’s cool, that’s what I tell ’em

No rules, unbreakable heaven

But ooh, whoa oh

It’s a cruel summer

With you

[Outro]

I’m drunk in the back of the car

And I cried like a baby coming home from the bar (Oh)

Said I’m fine, but it wasn’t true

I don’t wanna keep secrets just to keep you

And I snuck in through the garden gate

Every night that summer just to seal my fate (Oh)

And I screamed for whatever it’s worth

“I love you,” ain’t that the worst thing you ever heard?

(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)

3. You Need to Calm Down

Swift’s anthem to the haters and those who are homophobic, her Pride anthem as an ally. So she already releases this track as her second single.

4. Lover

Swift releases this song. It appears to be about her boyfriend of three years, Joe Alwyn, and spark (unconfirmed) theories they could be married or engaged. But one part of the song is literally a wedding vow.

5. The Man

Swift spoke to Vogue a little about this song and its more political connotations. So According to Swift, the song “plays with the idea of perception”. Swift had wonder how she’d be written. Or talk about if she was a man, “so I wrote a song called ‘The Man’. ” It’s a thought experiment of sorts. “If I had made all the same choices, all the same mistakes, all the same accomplishments, how would it read?”

6. The Archer

Taylor Swift releases this song already, which really explores her own vulnerability and difficulty trusting people. So Swift explains during one of her live streams why she releases “The Archer”. But before the album: “There’s a lot that’s covered emotionally. And I really wanted to give you track 5 before the album came out,” she said. “So track 5 is kind of a tradition that really start with you guys. Because I didn’t realize I was doing this but…instinctually I was putting a very vulnerable, honest, emotional song as track 5. So because you notice this. I started to put the songs that were honest, emotional, vulnerable, and personal as track 5.”

7. I Think He Knows

This could be a love song about Joe Alwyn (perhaps him knowing that she wants to marry him, etc.). So as he’s arguably the biggest “he” in Swift’s life. Other possible subjects include Donald Trump if she wants to get political. Or Kanye West if she wants to address that feud again (although it doesn’t seem likely).

8. Miss Americana and the Heartbreak Prince

This could be a political track given the “heartbreak prince” title of it. (maybe the prince is Trump, maybe it’s not). So Swift apparently describe the current U.S. political environment as a hellscape at one of her listening sessions. If this is a love song instead, Swift has dated quite a few folks from across the pond. Harry Styles (British), Tom Hiddleston (British), or Calvin Harris (Scottish) could be any of her literal heartbreak princes.

9. Paper Rings

Potentially another Joe Alwyn-relate song that could explore. So how committed they are to each other. (a marriage certificate is a legal paper ring if you think about it).

10. Cornelia Street

Cornelia Street is literally where Swift’s New York rental house was the months her TriBeCa penthouse was renovating. But she lived there in 2016, where a lot in her life happen. So (her relationships with Harris ending, Hiddleston starting and ending, and Alwyn starting).

11. Death By a Thousand Cuts

This one can assume to be about Swift’s relationship with the public. And as she might view it, all the many times they’ve criticized her cancelled her or slut-shamed her. So in her Vogue interview, she spoke about how affected she was by “cancel culture,”. So saying: “A mass public shaming, with millions of people saying you are quote-unquote cancelled, is a very isolating experience. I don’t think there are that many people who can actually understand. So what it’s like to have millions of people hate you very loudly. When you say someone is cancelled, it’s not a TV show. It’s a human being. You’re sending mass amounts of messaging to this person to either shut up. And disappear, or it could also perceive as Kill yourself.”

12. London Boy

Alwyn lives in North London, and Swift and his private romance really blossom there when they first began dating. Even now, Swift spends time with him there. So this is likely another song focus on him.

13. Soon You’ll Get Better (featuring the Dixie Chicks)

This one isn’t too surprising: Taylor Swift releases first teased the Dixie Chicks collaboration in her “ME!”. The music video, when she put a photo of the band on the wall as she sang the lines. “And there’s a lot of cool chicks out there”. She also wore a Dixie Chicks pin on the cover of Entertainment Weekly as one of her many Easter eggs.

14. False God

The likely Trump track, or so Perez Hilton. The blog wrote that a source told them. “False God is about having faith in higher powers and worshipping government and change. But it’s all false and it’s bringing us hell. Basically drags [Donald] Trump and his supporters”. So We’ll see if Swift actually goes that far. But she is definitely not a fan of his policies, she’s made clear.

15. Afterglow

Afterglow immediately makes you think about one thing… sex. Swift was much more open about her sexuality on Reputation. But most notably in her song “Dress” (“Only bought this dress so you can take it off.”). In an album literally titled Lover, it only seems right that she’d throw in another sexy song. So if Swift wants to go with a more wholesome route for this one. So she could be talking about the afterglow of a good date. Or seeing the person she loves (since she and Alwyn do spend time apart because of their careers).

16. ME!

Swift’s self-love anthem. This was her first single she releases that kick off this entire angle.

17. It’s Nice to Have a Friend

Swift wrote a little in her ELLE essay about how she learns to differentiate between situation ships and lifelong friendships. But this song could be her tribute to the members of her squad. So that she remains close to Gigi Hadid, Martha Hunt, and Blake Lively among them.

18. Daylight

Taylor Swift releases a closing track that could reflect where her mind is now. So that she’s out of her dark Reputation era and back in the public eye. So As they say, it’s always darkest before the dawn, but the night ends.

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