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