“Seven” is, well, the seventh track on Taylor Swift’s 2020 album ‘Folklore.’ In the song Taylor talks to her childhood friend who had a difficult upbringing. She tries to console her.
Taylor Swift announced her 8th studio album ‘Folklore‘ just a few hours ahead of the album release on July 24, 2020. The album had no singles prior to the album release, and Taylor stated the reason for the ‘surprise’ album release as the “uncertainty” surrounding the world right now.
The takes us back to a time when Taylor Swift was seven years old and playing around with her friend without a care for the world. She recalls being at the “peak” of her happines back then.
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“seven” Lyrics Meaning and Song Review
Taylor Swift throws back to her childhood, where she grew up in a christmas tree farm in Reading, Pennsylvania. She recalls running around, enjoying the nature and the company of her friends.
“Peaked at seven,” lyric could refer to several things. She could be talking about her being the happiest in her life when she was seven years old. She could also be referring to her seventh studio album ‘Lover,’ in which we find her the happiest.
“Are there still beautiful things?” is a question that a person with a better grasp of the world around us would ask. As a child, everything seemed magical and mystical. Now, not anymore.
Taylor becomes completely honest and tells us that she cannot recall her friend’s face. But she does recall that she loved her so much. She remembers the braided hair patterns, and how they played day in and out.
In the second verse of the song, Taylor talks about the issues her friend faced while growing up. She tell her that her house might be ‘haunted,’ and that is why her dad is angry all the time. Whatever the domestic disputes she had in her home, it did affect the child. Taylor often found her friend crying or hiding in the closet to get away from th screaming and fighting between her parents.
Taylor says that their love will pass on like a folk song…and that song is this song…”seven.”
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