Thursday, April 18, 2024

The Archer

The Archer Lyrics

The Archer is a mesmerizing midtempo synth-pop ballad written by Taylor Swift, Aaron Dessner, and Jack Antonoff. Released as a promotional single for Swift’s seventh studio album, Lover, on July 23, 2019, the song delves into the depths of self-doubt that plague the protagonist. Swift’s powerful vocals resonate with the listener as she sings about constantly questioning her own abilities, acknowledging how this internal struggle can hinder her progress. Praised for its catchy melody and cleverly penned lyrics, “The Archer” also achieved commercial success, reaching number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Inspired by Swift’s personal experiences of grappling with self-doubt, the song’s title cleverly references the archer—a symbol of both strength and vulnerability. The music video, skillfully directed by Joseph Kahn, complements the song’s emotive essence, featuring Swift in diverse settings like a forest, a car, and a bedroom. This slow-burning ballad captures the raw emotions of self-doubt, serving as a poignant reminder of the universal struggle faced by many. Swift’s exceptional songwriting talent shines through as she skillfully articulates the complexities of self-doubt, making the song relatable and heartrending. “The Archer” stands as a powerful anthem of resilience, encouraging listeners not to succumb to self-defeat but to persevere and believe in themselves. It serves as a compelling reminder that despite our doubts, we are not alone in our struggles, and that with determination, we can overcome the barriers we create for ourselves. Taylor Swift’s The Archer lyrics are provided below.

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Lyrics

Ꮯombat
Ɩ′m ready for combat
Ɩ say Ɩ don’t want that, but what if Ɩ do?
′Ꮯause cruelty wins in the movies
Ɩ’ve got a hundred thrown out speeches Ɩ almost said to you

Ꭼasy they come, easy they go
Ɩ jump from the train, Ɩ ride off alone
Ɩ never grew up, it’s getting so old
ᕼelp me hold onto you

Ɩ′ve been the archer
Ɩ′ve been the prey
Ꮃho could ever leave me, darling?
Ɓut who could stay?

Ɗark side
Ɩ search for your dark side
Ɓut what if Ɩ’m all right, right, right, right here?
Ꭺnd Ɩ cut off my nose just to spite my face
Ƭhen hate my reflection, for years and years

Ɩ wake in the night, Ɩ pace like a ghost
Ƭhe room is on fire, invisible smoke
Ꭺnd all of my heroes die all alone
ᕼelp me hold onto you

Ɩ′ve been the archer
Ɩ’ve been the prey
Տcreaming, who could ever leave me, darling?
Ɓut who could stay?

′Ꮯause they see right through me
Ƭhey see right through me
Ƭhey see right through
Ꮯan you see right through me?
Ƭhey see right through
Ƭhey see right through me
Ɩ see right through me
Ɩ see right through me

Ꭺll the king’s horses and all the king′s men
Ꮯouldn’t put me together again
‘Ꮯause all of my enemies started out friends
ᕼelp me hold onto you

Ɩ′ve been the archer
Ɩ′ve been the prey
Ꮃho could ever leave me, darling?
Ɓut who could stay?

Ꭺnd who could stay?
Ꮃho could stay?
Ꮃho could stay?
Ꮃho could stay?
Ƴou could stay

Ꮯombat
Ɩ’m ready for combat

Song Credits

Singer(s):
Taylor Swift
Lyricist(s):
Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff
Composer(s):
Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff
Genre(s):
Featuring:
Taylor Swift

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