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Gorgeous is the eight track of Taylor Swift's sixth album reputation. It was released on October 20, 2017.

Meaning and Background

The song is about Taylor's boyfriend Joe Alwyn[1]. It was written in September 2016, shortly before she and Joe started dating.

Taylor recorded the making of the song and released it on Taylor Swift NOW. Part of it was also shown in Miss Americana.

Trivia

  • The kids voice in the beginning, is Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds' daughter James. When Taylor played the song for them, James kept saying "gorgeous". Taylor then asked if she could add it to the song.[2]
  • Some of the lyrics changed during the process of writing the song:
    • The lyric "I can't say anything to your face" was originally "And I ain't just talking about your face".
    • The lyric "And I'm so furious / At you for making me feel this way" was originally "And I'm so curious / You're mind got me feeling some type of way." and later "And I'm so curious / What is it like making me feel this way".
    • The first verse went originally like "You should take it as a compliment / That I got drunk and made fun of the way you talk (because you're cool, yeah) / You should think about the consequence / Of your magnetic field being way too strong (because you're cool, yeah)" and later "Of your magnetic field, you know it ain't my fault".
    • The lyric "He's in the club doing, I don't know what" was originally "I haven't seen him in a couple of months".
    • The lyric "If you've got a girlfriend, I'm jealous of her / But if you're single that's honestly worse / 'Cause you're so gorgeous it actually hurts" used to be “I go through phases when it comes to love / I’m nothing that you want but I must say”.

Lyrics

[Intro: James Reynolds]
Gorgeous

[Verse 1]
You should take it as a compliment
That I got drunk and made fun of the way you talk
You should think about the consequence
Of your magnetic field being a little too strong
And I got a boyfriend, he's older than us
He's in the club doing, I don't know what
You're so cool, it makes me hate you so much (I hate you so much)

[Pre-Chorus 1]
Whiskey on ice,
Sunset and Vine
You've ruined my life, by not being mine

[Chorus]
You're so gorgeous
I can't say anything to your face
'Cause look at your face
And I'm so furious
At you for making me feel this way
But, what can I say?
You're gorgeous

[Verse 2]
You should take it as a compliment
That I'm talking to everyone here but you
And you should think about the consequence
Of you touching my hand in the darkened room
If you've got a girlfriend, I'm jealous of her
But if you're single that's honestly worse
'Cause you're so gorgeous it actually hurts (Honey, it hurts)

[Pre-Chorus 2]
Ocean blue eyes looking in mine
I feel like I might sink and drown and die

[Chorus]
You're so gorgeous
I can't say anything to your face
'Cause look at your face
And I'm so furious
At you for making me feel this way
But what can I say?
You're gorgeous

[Bridge]
You make me so happy it turns back to sad, yeah
There's nothing I hate more than what I can't have
You are so gorgeous it makes me so mad
You make me so happy it turns back to sad, yeah
There's nothing I hate more than what I can't have
Guess I'll just stumble on home to my cats
Alone, unless you wanna come along, oh!

[Chorus]
You're so gorgeous
I can't say anything to your face
'Cause look at your face
And I'm so furious
At you for making me feel this way
But what can I say?
You're gorgeous

[Outro]
You make me so happy it turns back to sad, yeah
There's nothing I hate more than what I can't have
You are so gorgeous it makes me so mad
You're gorgeous
You make me so happy it turns back to sad, yeah
There's nothing I hate more than what I can't have
You are so gorgeous it makes me so mad
You're gorgeous


Videos

References

  1. Reputation Secret Sessions
  2. Reputation Secret Sessions
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