Midnights Lyrics Got You Googling? Here are the Meanings of Unfamiliar Words in Taylor Swift's Latest Album

Taylor Swift Midnights
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(SPOT.ph) Taylor Swift dropped her 10th studio album Midnights today, sending her Filipino fans into party mode on a Friday afternoon while indulging in her new, profound lyrics about falling in love, revenge, and insecurities.

There is no denying that Swift is a lyrical genius, and she proved that once again by including words in her new songs that may not be so familiar to some of her listeners. We looked up the meanings of some unconventional lyrics in Swift's Midnights album in the Merriam-Webster dictionary so you can just sit back and listen to the pop star's newest musical gift to the world.

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Taylor Swift's Midnights: Lyrics explained


  • a town and port in eastern Ireland on the Irish Sea south-southeast of Dublin.

From Sweet Nothing: "A pebble that we picked up last July, down deep inside your pocket, we almost forgot it. Does it ever miss Wicklow sometimes?"



  • one who sells or advertises something in an aggressive, dishonest, or annoying way.

From Sweet Nothing: "Industry disrupters and soul deconstructors and smooth-talking hucksters out glad-handing each other."


  • severe depression characterized especially by profound sadness and despair.

From Lavender Haze: "Staring at the ceiling with you, oh you don't ever say too much. And you don't really read into my melancholia."


  • a red or white unblended wine from Burgundy, which is a region in France.

From Maroon: "The burgundy on my t-shirt when you splashed your wine into me."


  • a plant of any of numerous often cultivated and usually double-flowered varieties or subspecies of an Old World pink found in many color variations.
  • a moderate red.

From Maroon: "Carnations you had thought were roses, that's us."


  • to roll or tip abruptly.

From Anti-Hero: "Too big to hang out, slowly lurching toward your favorite city."


  • unselfish regard for or devotion to the welfare of others.
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From Anti-Hero: "Did you hear my covert narcissism I disguise as altruism like some kind of congressman?"

Aurora Borealis

  • a luminous phenomenon that consists of streamers or arches of light appearing in the upper atmosphere of a planet's magnetic polar regions occuring in the northern hemisphere.
  • also called Northern Lights.

From Snow on the Beach: "I searched 'aurora borealis green', I've never seen someone lit from within, blurring out my periphery."


  • from Machiavellianism, the view that politics is amoral and that any means, however unscrupulous, can justifiably be used in achieving political power.

From Mastermind: "I'm only cryptic and Machiavellian 'cause I care."

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