Favorites from 'Folklore'

Hello Poetteers,

I decided to do a different and fun post for this week. I'm sure a majority of us including me have been listening to 'Folklore'. I love a really good lyric. It's relatable and up to the reader/listener's interpretation. I want to breakdown why some of the lyrics have become my favorite.

cardigan: "I knew you'd haunt all of my what-ifs" Listening to this line I think of anxiety. 

the last great american dynasty: "She had a marvelous time ruining everything." I love the change in POV. This particular line makes me think of loud woman breaking cultural and societal expectations.

exile: "you're not my homeland anymore." I love the two voices in this song. There is another lyric that I love the alliteration in but this particular line pulls at my heart because it reminds me of those in diaspora. 

my tears ricochet: "I didn't have it in myself to go with grace." I think of my self doubts, overthinking, uncomfortable with emotions and being hard on myself.

seven: "Are there still beautiful things?" This song is sweet and this particular line reminds me to appreciate nature.

august: "live for the hope of it all" I love this line because it reminds me to stay positive and live in the present.

invisible string: "time cutting me open and healing me fine." This is one of my favorite songs. I picked this particular line because it's fitting for me has I'm in the middle of my own healing journey.

this is me trying: 

"I've been having a hard time adjusting...
I have a lot of regrets about that...
Could've followed my fears all the way down...
I just wanted you to know that this is me trying
At least I'm trying."

This is my top favorite song from the album. I'm currently working through some past trauma and there was a specific transition that was hard on me. 

epiphany: "And some things you just can't speak about." This line reminds me of myself as a reserved person, keeping my pain to myself and using poetry to express myself.

peace: "Give you the silence that only comes when two people understand each other." This line is sweet as I appreciate the presence of loved ones.

What is your favorite song and lyric?

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