On Monday, Taylor Swift announced she would be decoding a clue from the “You Need to Calm Down” music video, where an arrow hits a number five-marked target. On Tuesday (July 23rd), Swift unveiled the third recording from her self-released Lover and the fifth song from the track list, “The Archer.”

Singing about her past situations, the Grammy Award-winning pop superstar croons “I’ve been the archer/ I’ve been the prey/ Screaming, ‘Who could ever leave me, darling’/ But who could stay?” during the chorus of the sparkling, airy Jack Antonoff-produced track. She further reveals her true emotions when she sings “They see right through me,” before delving into the heart-wrenching and familiar nursery rhyme-inspired lyrics, “All the king’s horses and all the king’s men/ Couldn’t put me together again/ ‘Cause all of my enemies started out friends/ Let me hold on to you.”

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“There’s a lot that’s covered emotionally [on this album] and I really wanted to give you track five before the album came out,” Swift explained via Instagram Live just minutes before the song came out. “Track 5 is kind of a tradition that really started with you guys because, I didn’t realize that I was doing this, but as I was making albums, I was instinctively putting very vulnerable, personal, honest, emotional songs as track 5.”

Swift’s seventh studio album, Lover, is out August 23rd. Watch “The Archer” lyric video below.

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