Superstar singer-songwriter Taylor Swift has revealed the lyric from her album Folklore that she is “really proud of.”
In an interview with People, Swift said she was proud of the final lyric in the chorus of “The Last Great American Dynasty,” which tells the story of one of the wealthiest women in America, Rebekah West Harkness.
Folklore, Swift’s eighth studio album, was entirely written and recorded remotely in quarantine last year.
“I’m really proud of ‘She had a marvelous time ruining everything’ from ‘The Last Great American Dynasty’ because it’s about what happens when women step out of their cages and run,” says Swift, who is nominated for six Grammys this year.
“And they said/ ‘There goes the last great American dynasty/ Who knows, if she never showed up, what could’ve been/ There goes the maddest woman this town has ever seen/ She had a marvelous time ruining everything,'” the lyrics of the song goes.
“It can be a real pearl-clutching moment for society when a woman owns her desires and wildness,” continues Swift, “and I love the idea that the woman in question would be too joyful in her freedom to even care that she’s ruffling feathers, raising eyebrows or becoming the talk of the town. The idea that she decided there were marvelous times to be had, and that was more important.”
Meanwhile, Folklore is up for two awards at this year’s Grammy Awards, including album of the year and best pop vocal album, while “Cardigan” is up for song of the year and best pop solo performance, and “Exile” is up for best pop duo/group performance.
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