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epiphany is the thirteenth track of Taylor Swift's eight album folklore. It was released on July 24, 2020.

Meaning and Background

When Taylor wrote this song, she felt like there needed a string arrangement, because they were near the end of the album and all the songs were piano and acoustic. She felt like there needed to be a song unlike anything she has done before. Taylor had recently done research on her grandfather who fought in WWII, but never talked about it. Her dad and uncles did research and found out that he's been through the worst. She then thought about what could happen to make you not able to speak about something. She realized that there are people working at the hospital right now, during the COVID-19 pandemic, who are having this kind of trauma they must never want to speak about. Taylor saw this as an opportunity to tell that story.[1]

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Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Keep your helmet, keep your life, son
Just a flesh wound, here's your rifle
Crawling up the beaches now
"Sir, I think he's bleeding out"
And some things you just can't speak about

[Chorus]
With you I serve, with you I fall down, down
Watch you breathe in, watch you breathing out, out

[Verse 2]
Something med school did not cover
Someone's daughter, someone's mother
Holds your hand through plastic now
"Doc, I think she's crashing out"
And some things you just can't speak about

[Bridge]
Only twenty minutes to sleep
But you dream of some epiphany
Just one single glimpse of relief
To make some sense of what you've seen

[Chorus]
With you I serve, with you I fall down, down
Watch you breathe in, watch you breathing out, out
With you I serve, with you I fall down, down
Watch you breathe in, watch you breathing out, out

[Outro]
Only twenty minutes to sleep
But you dream of some epiphany
Just one single glimpse of relief
To make some sense of what you've seen


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