Here, Taylor Swift describes the struggles she endures in a toxic relationship. The songstress details how she has been broken down by her lover. My winless fight This has frozen my ground However, Swift is reluctant to walk out of her doomed relationship. Your faithless love's the only hoax I believe in Don't want no other shade of blue but you No other sadness in the world would do
Swift has long used film metaphors, dating back to her 2011 track "If This Was a Movie." She uses them throughout Folklore, starting off with the opening track "The 1," where we see her comparing a shelved relationship to a movie never made. I hit the Sunday matinee You know the greatest films of all time were never made On "Exile," Swift likens a past relationship to a movie she's already seen. I think I've seen this film before And I didn't like the ending We see the film motif again on "This Is Me Trying," where again she reflects on seeing an ex. You're a flashback in a film reel on the one screen in my town Finally, during "Hoax," Swift draws a parallel between the futility of further pursuing a toxic relationship and the pointlessness of watching a film when the hero is killed off at the end. You knew the hero died, so what's the movie for?
Swift wrote "The 1" and "Hoax" with collaborator Aaron Dessner after the rest of Folklore was completed. The songstress penned the two tunes in a space of a few hours and sent them to Dessner in the middle of the night. The two agreed that they should be added to the record as the opening and closing tracks.
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