My Tears Ricochet – Taylor Swift

Critics' Folklore is a Swift masterpiece, has indie-folk sensibilities and lyrically dense storytelling prowess. Swift has outdone herself with this collection of honest and deeply vivid writing..

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Taylor Swift’s songwriting process likes to drop clues and Easter eggs about the meaning behind her music in lyrics, videos, and even album notes, rarely explicitly detailing what she’s written.
With the release of her eighth studio album, Folklore, she unleashes a whole new series of Swiftie conspiracy theories on the world. Taylor Swift also didn’t do anything to stifle the flow, joking, “In isolation my imagination has run amok and this album is the result,” describing Folklore as a collection of stories drawn from “fantasy, history and memory.”

Review | Taylor Swift’s ‘folklore’ is a quarantine masterpiece

Since the beginning of lockdown, I’ve repeatedly expressed my desire to flee to the European countryside and raise sheep. Somehow, Taylor Swift heard my threats and decided to support my dreams by surprise-releasing her eighth studio album, “folklore,” at midnight on July 24.

My Tears Ricochet is a sad song, it is the fifth song of the 17 contained in Folklore, and one of the saddest. The lyrics, according to Genius, refer to crying, death, or at least the death of a relationship, “a ghostly scene” and many more dark images. On Twitter, Swift’s regular contributor, Jack Antonoff of the band fun., Described “My Tears Ricochet” and the song “August” as “My favorite things we’ve done together.”
“My Tears Ricochet” is about “a lost romance.” “Why young love is often so permanently fixed in our memories. Why it leaves such an incredible mark.” It was the first song she wrote for Folklore and it is intensely personal to Swift, whatever the exact meaning behind it.
Her lyrics give us another revealing glimpse into the star’s shining mind.

Review | Taylor Swift’s ‘folklore’ is a quarantine masterpiece

Since the beginning of lockdown, I’ve repeatedly expressed my desire to flee to the European countryside and raise sheep. Somehow, Taylor Swift heard my threats and decided to support my dreams by surprise-releasing her eighth studio album, “folklore,” at midnight on July 24.

Swift famously releases her most beloved ballads as the fifth track on their respective albums. “My tears ricochet” easily lives up to the standard set by its predecessors.

Devastatingly mournful, the chorus reflects: “I didn’t have it in myself to go with grace / and you’re the hero flying around, saving face / And if I’m dead to you, why are you at the wake? / Cursing my name, wishing I stayed / look at how my tears ricochet.” Sonically, it’s the embodiment of turning away from a scorned lover, wiping a single tear and going gently into that good night.

My Tears Ricochet – Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

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.

[Verse 1]


We gather here, we line up, weepin’ in a sunlit room
And if I’m on fire, you’ll be made of ashes, too
Even on my worst day, did I deserve, babe
All the hell you gave me?
‘Cause I loved you, I swear I loved you
‘Til my dying day

[Chorus]


I didn’t have it in myself to go with grace
And you’re the hero flying around, saving face
And if I’m dead to you, why are you at the wake?
Cursing my name, wishing I stayed
Look at how my tears ricochet

[Verse 2]


We gather stones, never knowing what they’ll mean
Some to throw, some to make a diamond ring
You know I didn’t want to have to haunt you
But what a ghostly scene
You wear the same jewels that I gave you
As you bury me

[Chorus]


I didn’t have it in myself to go with grace
‘Cause when I’d fight, you used to tell me I was brave
And if I’m dead to you, why are you at the wake?
Cursing my name, wishing I stayed
Look at how my tears ricochet

[Bridge]


And I can go anywhere I want
Anywhere I want, just not home
And you can aim for my heart, go for blood
But you would still miss me in your bones
And I still talk to you (When I’m screaming at the sky)
And when you can’t sleep at night (You hear my stolen lullabies)

[Chorus]


I didn’t have it in myself to go with grace
And so the battleships will sink beneath the waves
You had to kill me, but it killed you just the same
Cursing my name, wishing I stayed
You turned into your worst fears
And you’re tossing out blame, drunk on this pain
Crossing out the good years
And you’re cursing my name, wishing I stayed
Look at how my tears ricochet

 

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.

Taylor Swift

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