Taylor released "The Archer" which is the 5th track off her upcoming album Lover! Taylor said on her Instagram live, "Track 5 is kind of a tradition that really started with you guys because, I didn't realize that I was doing this, but as I was making album, I was instinctively putting very vulnerable, personal, honest, emotional song as "Track 5."
In the past those have been...
- Reputation - "Delicate"
- 1989 - "All You Had To Do Was Stay"
- Red - "All Too Well"
- Speak Now - "Dear John"
- Fearless - "White Horse"
Okay so theory #1 it's follow up to "Delicate" where she sings, "But you can make me a drink dive bar on the east side, where you at?" "The Archer" is a dive bar on London's east side! Joe Alwyn is from London.
Taylor is a Sagittarius which we all know is an archer! There is a lyric in the song that says, "All the king's horses, all the king's men, couldn't put me together again, cause all of my enemies started out."
Fans think she could be references her fallout with Karlie Kloss and other friends from her squad. She also says she's been "The Archer" and she's been the prey...and she basically is telling the subject of the song to stay with her so she doesn't die alone.
I mean there is so much to unpack I can't get over it!