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. Although “The Lakes” shouldn’t be but accessible on streaming providers, the lyrics have been posted to music web site Genius, and I’m diving in (pun undoubtedly supposed.)
Within the refrain of the observe, Swift writes, “Take me to the lakes, the place all of the poets went to die.” In accordance with the lyric analyzer, that is supposedly a reference to the Lake District, some of the romantic spots in the entire U.Okay. For those who’re pondering, We get it, Joe Alwyn is British, there’s extra. Let’s discuss in regards to the bridge.
As non-public because the pair have stored their relationship, the lyric “with nobody round to tweet it” is just about a no brainer. Nonetheless, 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 additionally was falling in love with somebody who had a extremely splendidly regular, balanced, grounded life. And we determined collectively that we needed our relationship to be non-public,” she revealed within the Miss Americana documentary in 2019, recalling the backlash after Kim Kardashian launched a taped dialog between Swift and Kanye West. “Although it was actually horrible, I used to be comfortable. However I wasn’t comfortable in the best way I used to be skilled to be comfortable. It was happiness with out anybody else’s enter. It’s, simply, we have been comfortable.”