Taylor Swift's one miss on her new album might be her song about Travis Kelce

Swift's extended 'The Tortured Poets Department' has a track about the Kansas City Chiefs tight end.
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Before I get too far into this, no. This is not a hatchet job about Taylor Swift, Swifties. I respect any musical artist who can begin writing their own songs at such a young age, stay true to themselves throughout their career, and add some bite to their lyrics when they feel wronged. Swift might not exactly be Morrissey, but she knows how to give a lyrical gut punch to someone who has upset her.

Swift is also good with nuance. She knows how to include herself in songs about past memories, whether they be sad or happy, but to take herself out of the narrative just enough that her devoted fans can insert themselves into the words. She is worthy of being so well-loved by her fans. She has proven that over 11 albums.

Her latest record, The Tortured Poets Department, was released on April 19. At midnight, the standard version was dropped. Two hours later, however, Swifties everywhere were overjoyed to see 15 more songs unexpectedly be released. The extended version is what Swift is calling, The Tortured Poets Department: The Anthology.

Taylor Swift goes awry when creating a song about Travis Kelce

Swift announced the extended album on social media saying, "It’s a 2am surprise: The Tortured Poets Department is a secret DOUBLE album. I’d written so much tortured poetry in the past 2 years and wanted to share it all with you, so here’s the second installment of TTPD: The Anthology. 15 extra songs."

One of the added 15 songs is clearly about her boyfriend, Kansas City Chiefs tight end, Travis Kelce. Kelce and Swift do appear to be committed to each other, at least from what the public can see. Let's hope appearances are reality. The track about Kelce is called, "The Alchemy," and the problem with the song is that the lyrics are overly saccharine. The pop star tries to reference football so much that the track seems corny.

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The lyrics include "So when I touch down/Call the amateurs and cut 'em from the team
/Ditch the clowns, get the crown." Get it? "touch down"? Of course, you do because the lyric is so obvious anyone could have written it. And "get the crown" is clearly a reference to the Chiefs winning the Super Bowl yet again for this past season.

Another lyric is "Where's the trophy? He just comes, running over to me." That is obviously a reference to the post-game kiss between Kelce and Swift after the Chiefs' Super Bowl victory. The real relationship is not cheesy, but Taylor Swift's song about it is. Sadly, she may seem to write with more originality when she is voicing her rage than when she is discussing true love.

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