Riff: Taylor Swift – “…Ready for It?”

Nov 13, 2017

Knew he was a killer first time that I saw him/Wondered how many girls he had loved and left haunted/But if he’s a ghost, then I can be a phantom/Holdin’ him for ransom, some

from Ready for It lyrics by Taylor Swift

The transformation is complete. She’s handed herself over to the machine and is ready to seek and destroy. Gone are the warm, fuzzy emojis, and in its placeā€”a tangle of semi-advanced cybernetics; a metamorphosis captured in the mildly raucous beat. What remains is the boy crazy psychosis. The changes are all cosmetic and what matters most has stayed the same, which is bad news for the fading star.


Riff by Jeff Min

Jeff Min is a Chicago-based writer at SONGLYRICS. His work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Hi-Fructose, Wax Poetics, SLAM, and HOOP.

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