The Tortured Poets Department Lyrics – Taylor Swift

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The lyrics of "The Tortured Poets Department" by Taylor Swift revolves around a complex relationship. It explores themes of understanding, acceptance, and the unique dynamics between two individuals who are deeply flawed yet deeply connected. The song delves into the intimate moments shared between the singer and her partner, highlighting both their quirks and their struggles. Through references to typewriters, literary figures, and personal anecdotes, Swift paints a vivid picture of a relationship marked by love, vulnerability, and a sense of belonging. ...Read More

The Tortured Poets Department Lyrics

[Verse 1: Taylor Swift]
You left your typewriter at my apartment
Straight from the tortured poets department
I think some things I never say
Like, "Who uses typewriters anyway?"
But you're in self-sabotage mode
Throwing spikes down on the road
But I've seen this episode and still loved the show
Who else decodes you?

[Chorus: Taylor Swift]
And who's gonna hold you like me?
And who's gonna know you, if not me?
I laughed in your face and said
"You're not Dylan Thomas, I'm not Patti Smith
This ain't the Chelsea Hotel, we'rе modern idiots"
And who's gonna hold you like me?

[Post-Chorus: Taylor Swift]
Nobody
No-f**king-body
Nobody

[Verse 2: Taylor Swift]
You smokеd, then ate seven bars of chocolate
We declared Charlie Puth should be a bigger artist
I scratch your head, you fall asleep
Like a tattooed golden retriever
But you awaken with dread
Pounding nails in your head
But I've read this one where you come undone
I chose this cyclone with you

[Chorus: Taylor Swift]
And who's gonna hold you like me?
(Who's gonna hold you? Who's gonna hold you?)
And who's gonna know you like me?
(Who's gonna know you?)
I laughed in your face and said
"You're not Dylan Thomas, I'm not Patti Smith
This ain't the Chelsea Hotel, we're modern idiots"
And who's gonna hold you like me?
(Who's gonna hold you? Who's gonna hold you?)

[Post-Chorus: Taylor Swift]
No-f**king-body
(Who's gonna hold you? Who's gonna hold you?)
Nobody
(Who's gonna hold you? Gonna know you? Gonna troll you?)
Nobody

[Bridge: Taylor Swift]
Sometimes, I wonder if you're gonna screw this up with me
But you told Lucy you'd kill yourself if I ever leave
And I had said that to Jack about you, so I felt seen
Everyone we know understands why it's meant to be
'Cause we're crazy
So tell me, who else is gonna know me?
At dinner, you take my ring off my middle finger
And put it on the one people put wedding rings on
And that's the closest I've come to my heart exploding

[Chorus: Taylor Swift]
Who's gonna hold you? (Who?), Me
Who's gonna know you? (Who?), Me
And you're not Dylan Thomas, I'm not Patti Smith
This ain't the Chelsea Hotel, we're two idiots
Who's gonna hold you?

[Post-Chorus: Taylor Swift]
Who's gonna hold you?
Who's gonna hold you?
Who's gonna hold you?
Who's gonna hold you?
Who's gonna hold you?
Who's gonna hold you?
Who's gonna hold you?
Gonna know you? Gonna troll you?

[Outro: Taylor Swift]
You left your typewriter at my apartment
Straight from the tortured poets department
Who else decodes you?

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Last Update: May 12, 2024

The Tortured Poets Department Lyrics Meaning

FAQs & Knowledge

Who is the singer of "The Tortured Poets Department" song?

"The Tortured Poets Department" song is sung by Taylor Swift.

Who is the lyrics writer of "The Tortured Poets Department" song?

"The Tortured Poets Department" song lyrics written by Taylor Swift & Jack Antonoff.

Who is the music producer of "The Tortured Poets Department" song?

"The Tortured Poets Department" song music composed & produced by Jack Antonoff & Taylor Swift.

When was "The Tortured Poets Department" song released?

"The Tortured Poets Department" song was released on April 19, 2024.