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All The Ways ‘The Lakes’ Is Taylor Swift’s Love Letter to Joe Alwyn

Taylor Swift’s newest Folklore bonus observe simply dropped—and guys, “The Lakes” is just about a melancholy love letter to Joe Alwyn, her boyfriend of three years. Though “The Lakes” isn’t but accessible on streaming providers, the lyrics have been posted to music web site Genius, and I’m diving in (pun positively meant.)

In the refrain of the observe, Swift writes, “Take me to the lakes, where all the poets went to die.” According to the lyric analyzer, that is supposedly a reference to the Lake District, one of the romantic spots in the entire U.Okay. If you’re pondering, We get it, Joe Alwyn is British, there’s extra. Let’s speak concerning the bridge. 

I need auroras and unhappy prose.
I need to watch wisteria develop proper over my naked toes.
’Cause I have not moved in years
And I need you proper right here.
A purple rose grew up out of ice frozen floor
With nobody round to tweet it.

As non-public because the pair have saved their relationship, the lyric “with no one around to tweet it” is just about a no brainer. However, regardless of the couple’s low-key nature, the pop star has been outspoken about how their love has affected her all through more durable “eras” of her life—as Swift followers typically describe her albums. 

“I also was falling in love with someone who had a really wonderfully normal, balanced, grounded life. And we decided together that we wanted our relationship to be private,” she revealed within the Miss Americana documentary in 2019, recalling the backlash after Kim Kardashian released a taped conversation between Swift and Kanye West. “Even though it was really horrible, I was happy. But I wasn’t happy in the way I was trained to be happy. It was happiness without anyone else’s input. It’s, just, we were happy.”

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