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Anti Hero
Song

Anti Hero

Taylor Swift
Album:
Midnights

Meaning of the song Anti Hero by Taylor Swift and what it is about


The song, which was inspired by Taylor Swift's insecurities, is about self-loathing and the negative effects of celebrity on her welfare. The bridge describes a terrifying dream in which her daughter-in-law kills her in accordance with her dying wishes.


Taylor Swift referred to it as one of her most honest songs in a self-recorded video that she shared on Instagram.


The statement "I'll stare directly at the sun, but never in the mirror" alludes to the British publications "The Sun" and "The Mirror," which focused on numerous rumours about Taylor Swift and attacked her dating habits.


In the US, Swift became the first artist to have a number-one single on Radio Songs in the 2000s, 2010s, and 2020s. It was also her eighth chart topper on the Billboard Hot 100, where it remained at the top for eight weeks. It reached its highest position within the top 10 charts in numerous regions throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia.


Lyrics of the song Anti Hero by Taylor Swift


I have this thing where I get older, but just never wiser

Midnights become my afternoons

When my depression works the graveyard shift, all of the people

I've ghosted stand there in the room

 

I should not be left to my own devices

They come with prices and vices

I end up in crisis

(Tale as old as time)

I wake up screaming from dreaming

One day, I'll watch as you're leaving

'Cause you got tired of my scheming

(For the last time)

 

It's me, hi, I'm the problem, it's me

At teatime, everybody agrees

I'll stare directly at the sun, but never in the mirror

It must be exhausting always rooting for the anti-hero

 

Sometimes, I feel like everybody is a sexy baby

And I'm a monster on the hill

Too big to hang out, slowly lurching toward your favorite city

Pierced through the heart, but never killed

 

Did you hear my covert narcissism

I disguise as altruism

Like some kind of congressman?

(A tale as old as time)

I wake up screaming from dreaming

One day, I'll watch as you're leaving

And life will lose all its meaning

(For the last time)

 

It's me, hi, I'm the problem, it's me (I'm the problem, it's me)

At teatime, everybody agrees

I'll stare directly at the sun, but never in the mirror

It must be exhausting always rooting for the anti-hero

 

I have this dream my daughter-in-law kills me for the money

She thinks I left them in the will

The family gathers 'round and reads it and then someone screams out

"She's laughing up at us from Hell"

 

It's me, hi

I'm the problem, it's me

It's me, hi

I'm the problem, it's me

It's me, hi

Everybody agrees, everybody agrees

 

It's me, hi (Hi), I'm the problem, it's me (I'm the problem, it's me)

At teatime (Teatime), everybody agrees (Everybody agrees)

I'll stare directly at the sun, but never in the mirror

It must be exhausting always rooting for the anti-hero

Release Date

2022

Songwriter/s

Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff

Producer/s

Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff

Label/s

Republic

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