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champagne problems is the second track of Taylor's ninth album evermore. It was released on December 11, 2020.

Meaning and Background

The songs describes a rejected proposal.

"Joe and I really love sad songs. We've always bonded over music. He started that one and came up with the melodic structure of it. I say it with a surprise that we started writing together, but in a way it wasn't because we've also bonded over music and have the same musical taste. He's always the person who's showing me songs by arists and then they become my favorites songs or whatever. Champagne problems was one of my favorite bridges to write. I really love a bridge where you tell the full story, where you really like shift gears."

- Taylor about champagne problems[1]

Trivia

  • Taylor is excited to perform the song in front of a crowd where they all sing She would've made such a lovely bride / What a shame she's fucked in the head.

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
You booked the night train for a reason
So you could sit there in this hurt
Bustling crowds or silent sleepers
You're not sure which is worse

[Chorus]
Because I dropped your hand while dancing
Left you out there standing
Crestfallen on the landing
Champagne problems
Your mom's ring in your pocket
My picture in your wallet
Your heart was glass, I dropped it
Champagne problems

[Verse 2]
You told your family for a reason
You couldn't keep it in
Your sister splashed out on the bottle
Now no one's celebrating

[Chorus]
Dom Pérignon, you brought it
No crowd of friends applauded
Your hometown skeptics called it
Champagne problems
You had a speech, you're speechless
Love slipped beyond your reaches
And I couldn't give a reason
Champagne problems

[Bridge]
Your Midas touch on the Chevy door
November flushed and your flannel cured
"This dorm was once a madhouse"
I made a joke, "Well, it's made for me"
How evergreen, our group of friends
Don't think we'll say that word again
And soon they'll have the nerve to deck the halls
That we once walked through
One for the money, two for the show
I never was ready so I watch you go
Sometimes you just don't know the answer
'Til someone's on their knees and asks you
"She would've made such a lovely bride
What a shame she's fucked in the head," they said
But you'll find the real thing instead
She'll patch up your tapestry that I shred

[Chorus]
And hold your hand while dancing
Never leave you standing
Crestfallen on the landing
With champagne problems
Your mom's ring in your pocket
Her picture in your wallet
You won't remember all my
Champagne problems

[Outro]
You won't remember all my
Champagne problems


Videos

External links

References

  1. Taylor Swift: folklore, evermore and Songwriting | Apple Music Awards 2020 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQacWbsLbS4