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It's Nice to Have a Friend is the seventeenth track of Taylor Swift's seventh album Lover. It was released on August 23, 2019.

Meaning and Background

"It was fun to write a song that was just verses, because my whole body and soul wants to make a chorus — every time I sit down to write a song, I’m like, ‘Okay, chorus time, let’s get the chorus done.’ But with that song, it was more of like a poem, and a story and a vibe and a feeling of... I love metaphors that kind of have more than one meaning, and I think I loved the idea that, on an album called Lover, we all want love, we all want to find somebody to see our sights with and hear things with and experience things with. But at the end of the day we’ve been searching for that since we were kids! When you had a friend when you were nine years old, and that friend was all you talked about, and you wanted to have sleepovers and you wanted to walk down the street together and sit there drawing pictures together or be silent together, or be talking all night. We’re just looking for that, but endless sparks, as adults.”

- Taylor about It's Nice to Have a Friend[1]

Trivia

  • This is Taylor's shortest song out of all her discography.

Lyrics

[Intro]
Ooh
Ooh

[Verse 1]
School bell rings, walk me home
Sidewalk chalk covered in snow
Lost my gloves, you give me one
"Wanna hang out?" Yeah, sounds like fun
Video games, you pass me a note
Sleeping in tents

[Chorus]
It's nice to have a friend (ooh)
It's nice to have a friend (ooh)

[Verse 2]
Light pink sky, up on the roof
Sun sinks down, no curfew
20 questions, we tell the truth
You've been stressed out lately, yeah, me too
Something gave you the nerve
To touch my hand

[Chorus]
It's nice to have a friend (ooh)
It's nice to have a friend (ooh)

[Verse 3]
Church bells ring, carry me home
Rice on the ground looks like snow
Call my bluff, call you "Babe"
Have my back, yeah, every day
Feels like home, stay in bed
The whole weekend

[Chorus]
It's nice to have a friend (ooh)
It's nice to have a friend (ooh)
It's nice to have a friend (ooh)


Videos

References

  1. Taylor Swift Discusses 'The Man' & 'It's Nice To Have a Friend' In Cover Story Outtakes | Billboard - https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/8546109/taylor-swift-cover-story-outtakes-the-man/