Best Bops From Lover

When an artist releases an album that has 18 songs on it there are bound to be some great ones. This is true for Taylor Swift's newest album Lover.

I have been a Taylor fan since the beginning but I was apprehensive about this album. I was afraid that I wouldn’t like her happy songs again after listening to Reputation on repeat for so long. However, I ended up being hugely impressed with the songs. It was hard to pick, but here is why these 5 songs are the ones to listen to off the new album.

 

  1. 1. "London Boy"

    I have always had a love for England although I had never been until a couple of months ago. There was something about the idea of London that had me obsessed with everything English. Therefore it's no surprise that one of my absolute favorite songs on the new album is London Boy. The song shouts out different places in London that Taylor loves going with her London Boy (who we are all assuming is Joe Alwyn). The song is so fun and just makes you want to dance and shout along with her. My favorite line is definitely “They say home is the where the heart is, but God I love the English.” I just think it's so sassy and so Taylor! 

  2. 2. "Cornelia Street"

    There is something about this song that reminds me of the reason why I fell in love with Taylor Swift's music in the first place. As a 13-year-old who had very few strong emotional experiences, listening to her music made me feel such strong emotions that could make me laugh out loud, or bring me to tears. Her music makes you connect with the emotions that she feels and "Cornelia Street" is one of those songs for me. It makes me, a person who has never been romantically in love, feel a bit of what it's like to have your heartbroken. The line that brings me this feeling the most is  “That’s the kind of heartbreak time could never mend.” It's strong and sure and makes me hope so strongly that Joe Alwyn is her forever love. 

     

  3. 3. "Lover"

    When I first heard that the name of the album was going to be Lover, I was a little disappointed. Her other album titles are so strong and yet this one is something that she talks about in all her songs. Love is the main idea of most of her songs so why is this one special? However, when I heard this song I changed my tune. I think its such a great title track for her album and really presents the album in a perfect way. It's another song that gets to my emotions like I was talking about in "Cornelia Street" but this one hits me in a different way. I feel so happy and such a strong lovely warmness when I listen to it. My favorite part of the song is "Ladies and gentlemen will you please stand / I take this magnetic force of a man to be my lover / My heart's been borrowed and yours has been blue / All's well that ends well to end up with you / Swear to be overdramatic and true to my lover.” The wedding flashes that this gives me makes me so happy for Taylor and makes me want a person to feel that way about so much more!

     

  4. 4. "Paper Rings"

    If the song "Lover" gives wedding flashes its nothing in comparison to "Paper Rings". This song is all about how she doesn't need the flashy jewelry or anything over the top. She just needs him. There love is strong and true and she wants to marry him. The song itself is also just very fun. It’s upbeat and easy to learn the lyrics to. Perfect for singing in the car at full volume! My favorite part is “Darling, you're the one I want, and I hate accidents except when we went from friends to this.” It makes their relationship seem so real because it's like they weren’t looking for a relationship but accidentally ended up being amazing together.

  5. 5. "Death By A Thousand Cuts"

    In this song, the lyrics are what is most important to focus on. On the outside, if you don’t focus on whats shes saying it sounds like a nice, fun song but when you actually look at the lyrics they are so strong and important. The line that is the most resonating for me is “Just tryna find a part of me that you didn't touch my body, my love.” It shows the idea of feeling destroyed after someone that you love hurts you. Taylor talks more about it when she says “I can't pretend it's ok when it's not.” She’s vulnerable and bleeding after she put all of herself into a relationship and now she needs time to heal. I really appreciate how she shows the pain and struggles you go through when your relationship ends. It's not an easy thing and takes a lot of time to be okay again.