This Is Me Trying – Taylor Swift

Folklore, Swift’s eighth studio album recorded in its entirety while she was in lockdown during the spring months of the coronavirus crisis, it is her least radio-friendly work and her least autobiographical; but arguably her most intimate.

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Folklore, Swift’s eighth studio album much of the 16 tracklist — 17 on the deluxe edition — was cowritten and produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner. Smaller pieces were cowritten by Bon Iver, Jack Antonoff, and someone named William Bowery. Antonoff also produced five songs. Swift described “Folklore,” stylized in all lowercase, as “an entire brand new album of songs I’ve poured all of my whims, dreams, fears, and musings into.”

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Folklore, Swift’s eighth studio album recorded in its entirety while she was in lockdown during the spring months of the coronavirus crisis, it is her least radio-friendly work and her least autobiographical; but arguably her most intimate. it sees her collaborate with Aaron Dessner of the critically-adored indie band The National (he co-wrote or produced 11 of the album’s 16 songs) as well as Justin Vernon of the folktronic Bon Iver.
Folklore contains some of Swift’s most self-examining songs. “This Is Me Trying” is an expansive, atmospheric portrait of a woman hoping to choose vulnerability over defence mechanisms in a relationship.

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Folklore reveals a more introspective side to Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift learned to write songs from the movies. “I’d never been in a relationship when I wrote my first couple of albums, so these were all projections,” she explained in a 2015 interview with Elle magazine.

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In isolation my imagination has run wild and this album is the result, a collection of songs and stories that flowed like a stream of consciousness. Picking up a pen was my way of escaping into fantasy, history, and memory. I’ve told these stories to the best of my ability with all the love, wonder, and whimsy they deserve.

This Is Me Trying – Taylor Swift

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[Verse 1]I’ve been having a hard time adjusting
I had the shiniest wheels, now they’re rusting
I didn’t know if you’d care if I came back
I have a lot of regrets about that
Pulled the car off the road to the lookout
Could’ve followed my fears all the way down
And maybe I don’t quite know what to say
But I’m here in your doorway

 

[Chorus]


I just wanted you to know that this is me trying
I just wanted you to know that this is me trying

[Verse 2]


They told me all of my cages were mental
So I got wasted like all my potential
And my words shoot to kill when I’m mad
I have a lot of regrets about that
I was so ahead of the curve, the curve became a sphere
Fell behind all my classmates and I ended up here
Pouring out my heart to a stranger
But I didn’t pour the whiskey

[Chorus]


I just wanted you to know that this is me trying
I just wanted you to know that this is me trying

[Post-Chorus]


At least I’m trying

[Bridge]


And it’s hard to be at a party when I feel like an open wound
It’s hard to be anywhere these days when all I want is you
You’re a flashback in a film reel on the one screen in my town

[Chorus]


And I just wanted you to know that this is me trying
(And maybe I don’t quite know what to say)
I just wanted you to know that this is me trying

[Outro]


At least I’m trying

 

Taylor Swift

taylor literally raised us so well that we figured it out in like 5 mins and i’m very proud of that and i hope she is too June 4, 2020: MESSAGE TO TAYLOR- It hurts me to much to say this but we are beyond disappointed with your lack of involvement towards the black lives matter movement.