Taylor Swift – Anti-Hero (Lyrics)

While Taylor Swift is often portrayed as a hero in the music industry for her talent, success, and philanthropic efforts, some have argued that she exhibits characteristics of an anti-hero in her songwriting and public persona. In her lyrics, Swift frequently delves into themes of heartbreak, betrayal, and revenge, portraying herself as a complex and flawed character rather than a perfect heroine. Additionally, her willingness to address controversial topics and stand up for herself against criticism has led some to view her as an anti-hero figure.

Swift’s evolution from a country sweetheart to a pop icon has also played a role in shaping her image as an anti-hero. Her bold decisions to reinvent herself musically and challenge traditional gender roles in the industry have garnered both praise and criticism. Overall, while Taylor Swift may not fit the traditional mold of a hero, her ability to connect with fans through raw emotion and authenticity has solidified her status as a compelling and multifaceted artist.

 

🎤 Lyrics: Taylor Swift – Anti-Hero

[Verse 1]

I have this thing where I get older, but just never wiser

Midnights become my afternoons

When my depression works the graveyard shift, all of the people

I’ve ghosted stand there in the room

 

[Pre-Chorus]

I should not be left to my own devices

They come with prices and vices

I end up in crisis

(Tale as old as time)

I wake up screaming from dreaming

One day, I’ll watch as you’re leaving

‘Cause you got tired of my scheming

(For the last time)

 

[Chorus]

It’s me, hi

I’m the problem, it’s me

At teatime, everybody agrees

I’ll stare directly at the sun, but never in the mirror

It must be exhausting always rooting for the anti-hero

 

[Verse 2]

Sometimes, I feel like everybody is a sexy baby

And I’m a monster on the hill

Too big to hang out, slowly lurching toward your favorite city

Pierced through the heart, but never killed

 

[Pre-Chorus]

Did you hear my covert narcissism I disguise as altruism

Like some kind of congressman?

(A tale as old as time)

I wake up screaming from dreaming

One day, I’ll watch as you’re leaving

And life will lose all its meaning

(For the last time)

 

[Chorus]

It’s me, hi

I’m the problem, it’s me (I’m the problem, it’s me)

At teatime, everybody agrees

I’ll stare directly at the sun, but never in the mirror

It must be exhausting always rooting for the anti-hero

 

[Bridge]

I have this dream my daughter-in-law kills me for the money

She thinks I left them in the will

The family gathers around and reads it

And then someone screams out

“She’s laughing up at us from hell”

 

[Breakdown]

It’s me, hi

I’m the problem, it’s me

It’s me, hi

I’m the problem, it’s me

It’s me, hi

Everybody agrees, everybody agrees

 

[Chorus]

It’s me, hi (Hi)

I’m the problem, it’s me (I’m the problem, it’s me)

At teatime (Teatime), everybody agrees (Everybody agrees)

I’ll stare directly at the sun, but never in the mirror

It must be exhausting always rooting for the anti-hero