Taylor Swift – It’s Nice To Have A Friend (Lyrics Review and Song Meaning)
“It’s Nice To Have A Friend” is the seventeenth track on the seventh studio album ‘Lover’ by Taylor Swift.
The much-anticipated 2019 album ‘Lover’ contains 18 tracks on the standard edition including three singles “ME!” featuring Brendon Urie, “You Need to Calm Down” and the title track “Lover.” The new album is in complete contrast to Taylor’s previous album ‘Reputation’ released in 2017, which focused on speaking out her mind against her haters. In this era, however, Taylor Swift is in love, and that reflects throughout the album.
The song elaborates a story of two friends from school, falling in love and ending up getting married. It’s a happy song all around with a different tune complete with a hymn. Listen to the song below.
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The three verses on “It’s Nice To Have a Friend” runs through three stages in the affair of this couple. The first verse dedicates to their innocent childhood friendships during the schooling days. They would walk each other home, holding hands, play video games and have sleepovers.
The second verse takes us to their teenage years, where they are more in love than ever. Sitting on rooftops, looking at the drowning sky and long talks. He musters all the courage to touch her hand. It’s not like they haven’t held their hands before, as stated in the first verse. But this time it’s quite different. This time, the touch sends signals down their spines.
The third verse id dedicated to their marriage and married life. Throwing rice on the floor is a tradition during wedding ceremonies in many cultures. Rice resembles prosperity. Taylor Swift goes on to paint a perfect, cosy and homy married life for this couple. It is the perfect love story. Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran collaborated on a similarly themed song in “Everything Has Changed.”
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The complete album released on August 23, 2019, through Republic Records.