"Delicate" as written by and Max Martin Taylor Swift....
This ain't for the best
My reputation's never been worse, so
You must like me for me
We can't make
Any promises now, can we, babe?
But you can make me a drink

Dive bar on the East Side, where you at?
Phone lights up my nightstand in the black
Come here, you can meet me in the back
Dark jeans and your Nikes, look at you
Oh damn, never seen that color blue
Just think of the fun things we could do
'Cause I like you

This ain't for the best
My reputation's never been worse, so
You must like me for me
Yeah, I want you
We can't make
Any promises now, can we, babe?
But you can make me a drink

Is it cool that I said all that?
Is it chill that you're in my head?
'Cause I know that it's delicate (delicate)
Is it cool that I said all that
Is it too soon to do this yet?
'Cause I know that it's delicate
Isn't it? Isn't it? Isn't it? Isn't it?
Isn't it? Isn't it? Isn't it? Isn't it?
Delicate

Third floor on the West Side, me and you
Handsome, your mansion with a view
Do the girls back home touch you like I do?
Long night, with your hands up in my hair
Echoes of your footsteps on the stairs
Stay here, honey, I don't wanna share
'Cause I like you

This ain't for the best
My reputation's never been worse, so
You must like me for me
Yeah, I want you
We can't make
Any promises now, can we, babe?
But you can make me a drink

Is it cool that I said all that?
Is it chill that you're in my head?
'Cause I know that it's delicate (delicate)
Is it cool that I said all that
Is it too soon to do this yet?
'Cause I know that it's delicate
Isn't it? Isn't it? Isn't it? Isn't it?
Isn't it? Isn't it? Isn't it? Isn't it?
Delicate

Sometimes I wonder when you sleep
Are you ever dreaming of me?
Sometimes when I look into your eyes
I pretend you're mine, all the damn time
'Cause I like you

Is it cool that I said all that?
Is it chill that you're in my head?
'Cause I know that it's delicate (delicate)
Yeah, I want you
Is it cool that I said all that
Is it too soon to do this yet?
'Cause I know that it's delicate (delicate)
'Cause I like you
Is it cool that I said all that?
Is it chill that you're in my head?
'Cause I know that it's delicate (delicate)
Yeah, I want you
Is it cool that I said all that
Is it too soon to do this yet?
'Cause I know that it's delicate
Delicate


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"Delicate" as written by Max Martin Taylor Swift

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    General CommentJoseph Kahn reunited with Swift to direct the video. In it, the pop star deals with the bells and whistles of being a celebrity, including red carpet interviews surrounded by paparazzi and an army of fans and security guards as soon as she enters her hotel. She discovers a magical note that suddenly makes her invisible and gives her the freedom to go unnoticed in crowded spaces. The pop superstar dances her way through the hotel and the rainy streets of the city before ending up at a dive bar.
    "Delicate" was filmed over two nights in downtown Los Angeles at the Biltmore Hotel among other landmarks.
    Kahn has directed all of Swift's videos for her Reputation era. Most recently, she had been jetsetting around the world with Future and Ed Sheeran in the clip for "End Game." In May, Swift will launch a world tour in support of the album with opening acts Camila Cabello and Charli XCX.
    amirbeon March 13, 2018   Link
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    General CommentThis song, honestly, is pretty terrible. The lyrics are meh and the producers were lazy. It’s as if they took an eternal sick day to create this song. That being said, Taylor’s music never lack emotional depth. There is a meaning behind every one of her songs.

    This song is about liking someone but you’re fearful of your reputation wrecking your potential relationship. I feel like the chorus is about “Are you okay with all those things I said about this/that?” and “Are you okay with me liking you despite the fact that I’m infamously known to break hearts faster than I stole them?” Using the term delicate describes how truly fragile relationships are. You have to be careful about these kinds of things.

    The second verse is what could be. She talks about how she can compare with past lovers, and how when she’s alone with him she wishes they were in a relationship of sorts. Jealousy is a very strong emotion, and Taylor gets jealous that he could have potential lovers she’s not aware of.

    Lastly, (my favorite part actually) the third verse, “Sometimes I wonder when you sleep are you dreaming of me/Sometimes when I look into your eyes I pretend you’re mine all the damn time” is Taylor wondering if her crush feels the same, and how every time she glances to him she wishes he was her’s.

    Like I said, the song together is meh. But the meaning behind the lyrics is something someone like me (who unfortunately has a really bad reputation) can hopelessly relate to, especially with a deep crush.
    babyjudyon July 30, 2018   Link

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