Paper Rings is the eight track of Taylor Swift's seventh album Lover. It was released on August 23, 2019.
Meaning and Background
“Part of the template for what I wanted to do with some of the songs was imagining that I was a wedding band at a reception, playing the love songs that the bride and groom wanted to hear in, like, 1978 or something. The whole song is just basically reminiscing on fun memories. And then in the chorus, it talks about how, basically the concept of, like, your whole life you talk with your friends about how, like, ‘Oh my God. Do you wanna get married? What do you want your ring to look like? What kind of ring do you want?’ I don't know, I just feel like if you really love someone, love someone, you'd be like, 'I don't care.' And so, it talks about that concept as the hook. And in the bridge, there's some fun, kind of, punk, like inspired by punk girl groups and the way they used to sing, shouting them in a really unapologetic way. And so, I made this one with Jack, and you can hear him counting in the chorus. That's how much we wanted to sound like a wedding band. This one's a really fun one, I really like this one."- Taylor about Paper Rings
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