Taylor Swift's lyrics from Midnights that perfectly describe each star sign
Taylor Swift's 10th studio album Midnights has been in the world for just over two weeks, and we figured it's, as Lizzo would say, "about damn time" we broke it down astrologically by calling out specific lyrics from the record for each sign in the zodiac.
When an 11-time Grammy winner blesses the masses with a flawless (we said what we said) album overflowing with lyrical ingenuity, it only makes sense to excessively analyze the lyrics in terms of the 12 star signs.
Thankfully, Taylor Swift is quite the wordsmith, and Midnights – particularly the 3am Edition – boasts many lyrics that perfectly depict each sign in the zodiac in one way or another.
from one-liners to elaborate paragraphs, check out what Midnights lyric fully encompasses the vibe of your astrological sign.
The lyric that screams "Aries" from Bejeweled is undoubtedly: "I went dancin' all night, and you can try to change my mind, but you might have to wait in line. What's a girl gonna do? A diamond's gotta shine."
Aries are known and loved (or despised) for settling into their roles as the center of attention, and nothing screams "I'm doing things my way, so watch me shine" quite like these few lines.
Honestly, we're here for it.
Taurus: Lavender Haze
The line from Lavender Haze that's Taurus as heck is: "So real, I'm damned if I do give a damn what people say. No deal, the 1950s shit they want for me. I just wanna stay in that lavender haze."
With your strong sense of loyalty, there's no doubt that when you fall for someone – you fall hard. However, you can still be a little bit stubborn when it comes to doing something you don't necessarily want to.
Like Tay Swift, you jut wanna stay in that Lavender Haze, and to that we say: live your truth!
Gemini: Midnight Rain
The lyric that screams "Gemini" from Midnight Rain is: "I was making my own name, chasing that fame, he stayed the same, all of me changed like midnight."
Any Gemini, or any person who's ever been close to a Gemini, is aware that this sign is known for their shape-shifting ways – and moods.
Sometimes, you've just gotta change everything about yourself to feel fully alive.
There's no lyric that stands out for Cancers quite like this one from Labyrinth: "It only feels this raw right now, lost in the labyrinth of my mind. Break up, break free, break through, break down."
Cancers are known to be in their heads more often than not, and no lyric from Midnights depicts these mental gymnastics quite like this one.
Leo: High Infidelity
The mind is a powerful thing, and so are Leos. That's why we feel this line from High Infidelity is perfect for the lion of the zodiac in many ways: "I bent the truth too far tonight, I was dancing around, dancing around it. High infidelity, put on your headphones and burn my city."
Leos love to talk, and they love to live out the version of the truth they think is best – a conclusion they must come to themselves.
If it's forced, well, Leos just might make you want to (metaphorically) burn their city.
Oh, Virgo, you might not see it at first, but the Midnights line that's perfect for you is: "Maybe I'll see you out some weekend depending on what kind of mood and situation-ship I'm in, and what's in my system. I think there's been a Glitch."
Your practical side might feel unbalanced when presented with a strong feeling, like that of love. Because of your awareness, you aren't quick to commit to things you can't follow through on.
That is, unless you're presented with the predicament of falling in love – and fast.
Libra: You're On Your Own, Kid
Libra, you sensible soul. the Midnights lyric that screams "you" is: "'Cause there were pages turned with the bridges burned. Everything you lose is a step you take. So, make the friendship bracelets, take the moment and taste it."
Your easy-going nature and commitment to fairness paired with your holistic view of life makes you the wise owl amongst your friends. You're retrospective and have the ability to see the positive in even the most jarring of situations.
And that, Libra, is why this verse is for you.
Scorpio: Vigilante Shit
Scorpio, there was no doubt that your song is Vigilante Shit, and the perfect line for you is: "I don't dress for villains, or for innocents, on my vigilante shit again. I don't start sh*t, but I can tell you how it ends. Don't get sad – get even."
Sure, you're a water sign, but you're full of fiery intent, and everyone knows that about you. Own it, and dress for revenge!
Dare we say you should do it more often than not!
Sagittarius: Dear Reader
The Midnights lyric that fits a Sagittarius to a tee is: "Dear reader, bend when you can, snap when you have to. Dear reader, you don't have to answer just 'cause they asked you."
The fire sign in you comes across as boastful, but we all know you're full of wisdom and depth. For that, it only makes sense that you'd be reflective of the good and bad, knowing that it helped you understand boundaries. Your energy radiates through your good intentions, and everyone respects you for it.
Just like we respect the heck out of this verse!
Ah, Capricorn. You're smart, but guarded. You're someone who enjoys the finer things, and at times, enjoys proving the haters wrong by living your best life. That's why the perfect Midnights lyric for you from the song Karma is: "Karma's a relaxing thought. Aren't you envious that for you, it's not? Sweet like honey, Karma is a cat sitting in my lap 'cause it loves me. Flexing like a goddamn acrobat, me and Karma vibe like that."
The life you lead, and your disposition speaks for itself so much, that you don't have to say a thing. And yes, people are envious. But that's their problem.
Keep doing you, Capricorn!
You might not love this one at first, Aquarius, but we're sure you'll understand the "why" after the fact. The spot-on lyric for you from Anti-Hero is: "I'll stare directly at the sun, but never in the mirror. It must be exhausting always rooting for the Anti-Hero."
Known to be rather stubborn under the guise of passion, you can sometimes point out flaws in others you might have a blind spot for in yourself. Hey, we all do it, so there's nothing to worry about, rather something to be aware of.
We need your sometimes off-kilter passion in this world, Aquarius!
Pisces, you plotting, little emotional being, you. The Midnights lyric that sums you up nicely from Mastermind is: "What if I told you none of it was accidental, and the first night that you saw me, nothing was gonna stop me? I laid the groundwork and then, just like clockwork, the dominoes cascaded in a line."
As much as you'd like to think you can plan yours – and others' – emotions, you probably can't. But does that stop you from believing that you're the orchestrator of all that is whimsical and magical and good? Nope!
As the sign that's hardly rooted in reality, it only makes sense!
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