Taylor Swift’s ‘The Archer’ Lyrics Are dealing with Her Struggles With Friends and Relationships

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Taylor Swift announced the release of a surprise new song during her livestream this afternoon: “The Archer”

Taylor Swift fans have shared their emotional responses to the pop star’s surprise release of her new single, The Archer, as news broke that she had been nominated for 10 gongs at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards.

During her Instagram Live on Tuesday, the star revealed the four special editions of her upcoming album will include 120 pages of diary pages written throughout her life.

“I found some crazy stuff in there. I found the original lyrics of ‘All Too Well,’ which I didn’t even know that I had in my diaries,” she said. “It’s everything from being 13 and coming home from a bad day at school to Grammy night to processing my life as a teenager.”

Swift previously released “ME!” and “You Need to Calm Down” from Lover, which is set for release on Aug. 23.

“The Archer” (which could be a nod to the fact that Swift is a Sagittarius, and the archer is literally part of her zodiac) goes there on Lover.Listen to it below and take in the lyrics, via Genius:

Verse 1:

Combat, I’m ready for combat

I say I don’t want that, but what if I do?

‘Cause cruelty wins in the movies

I’ve got a hundred thrown-out speeches I almost said to you

Pre-Chorus:

Easy they come, easy they go

I jump from the train, I ride off alone

I never grew up, it’s getting so old

Help me hold on to you

Chorus:

I’ve been the archer, I’ve been the prey

Who could ever leave me, darling

But who could stay?

Verse 2:

Dark side, I search for your dark side

But what if I’m alright, right, right, right here?

And I cut off my nose just to spite my face

Then I hate my reflection for years and years

Pre-Chorus:

I wake in the night, I pace like a ghost

The room is on fire, invisible smoke

And all of my heroes die all alone

Help me hold on to you

Chorus:

I’ve been the archer, I’ve been the prey

Screaming, who could ever leave me, darling

But who could stay?

(I see right through me, I see right through me)

Bridge:

‘Cause they see right through me

They see right through me

They see right through

Can you see right through me?

They see right through

They see right through me

I see right through me

I see right through me

Pre-Chorus:

All the king’s horses, all the king’s men

Couldn’t put me together again

‘Cause all of my enemies started out friends

Help me hold on to you

Chorus:

I’ve been the archer, I’ve been the prey

Who could ever leave me, darling

But who could stay?

(I see right through me, I see right through me)

Who could stay?

Who could stay?

Who could stay?

You could stay

You could stay

Outro:

Combat, I’m ready for combat

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