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‘With tall tall trees and salt air’, Taylor Swift’s ‘folklore’ turns 1

It’s been one year since Taylor Swift released her Grammy-winning album folklore and fans couldn’t be more obsessed with her indie folk music as the songs included continue to be a hit on many music platforms online.

Hardly anyone saw this coming last year as we were (and still are) going through a global pandemic. But it appears that the legendary singer has her own way of blessing our ears and saving our melancholic lives amidst uncertainty.

Taylor Swift wrote in an Instagram post on Saturday, “It’s been one year since we escaped the real world together and imagined ourselves someplace simpler. With tall tall trees and salt air. Where you’re allowed to wear lace nightgowns that make you look like a Victorian ghost every day & no one will side eye you cause no one is around.”

“To say thank you for all you have done to make this album what it was,” she continued, “I wanted to give you the original version of The Lakes. Happy 1 year anniversary to Rebekah, Betty, Inez, James, Augustine and the stories we all created around them. Happy Anniversary, folklore.”

Aside from this, the singer released a limited anniversary collection that is available for 72 hours. Fans can purchase different merchandise that varies from the hoodies and long-sleeve shirts designed with scribbles of lyrics, tees with illustrations, the “one single thread of gold” cap that pairs with the “tied me to you” bracelet, and a journal with imprinted words “Aurora and sad prose” on it, up on store.taylorswift.com.

And just like that, we are still marked unsafe from Taylor Swift’s masterful words and mellow rhythms with her folklore album. In case you missed listening to this masterpiece, here are 26 relatable lyrics from the album that will undoubtedly make or break your emotional life at the moment.



“When you are young they assume you know nothing.” — That’s just what they say.

“Peter losing wendy.” — simple, but painfully written.

“I knew you’d hunt all of my ‘what ifs’” —  that pizza order you didn’t place.


the 1

“Been saying ‘yes’ instead of ‘no’” — my response to all the samgyup ‘budol’ of my friends.

“If you never bleed, you’re never gonna grow” — perhaps the most timeless advice of our parents.

“We were something, don’t you think so?” — That’s it. That’s the question.

“If one thing had been different, would everything be different today?” — SAME THOUGHTS, TAYLOR. SAME.



“Laughing but the joke’s not funny at all” — every student’s forced response to a professor’s bad joke.

“I think i’ve seen this film before, so i’m leaving at the side door.” — prolly us this incoming 2022 election.


my tears ricochet

“You turned into your worst fears, and you’re tossing out blame” — a whole Jam Magno mood.



“Whispers of ‘are you sure?’” — trust issues here. 


invisible strings

“Hell was the journey but it brought me heaven.” — College life in a nutshell.



“Love you to the moon and to Saturn” — just for mom.

“Passed down like folk songs” — basically all the ‘chikas’ we shared to our friends this quarantine.



“I don’t know anything but I know I miss you.” — literally every sad boy’s iconic line.

“The worst thing that I ever did was what I did to you” — When I cancel my plans with my bestfriend because introversion dominates me.

“The only thing I wanna do is make it up to you” — me promising myself an entire week of self-care after


this is me trying

“And my words shoot to kill when I’m mad” — we all know someone… I know we do.

“It’s hard to be anywhere these days.” — the delta variant makes it even harder…

“I had the shiniest wheels, now they’re rusting” — uhm excuse me, are you talking about my talents?


illicit affairs

“Tell yourself you can always stop” — whenever you feel like giving up.

“You showed me colors. You know I can’t see with anyone else” — me to my partner when I feel like being clingy and sweet.


mad woman

“No one likes a mad woman. You made her like that.” — me to my best friend’s toxic boyfriend.

“It’s obvious that wanting me dead has really brought you two together” — haters gonna hate.


mirror ball

“I’ll show you every version of yourself tonight.” — POV: you’re drunk at 1AM and looking at yourself in the mirror.

“I’ve never been a natural, all I do is try, try, try.” — what online class and quarantine did to us.


Well Taylor, let me tell you what your words are worth– our feelings.



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