The anti-Hero is a track by Taylor Swift from her album “Midnights (3 am Edition).” It is Taylor’s 10th studio album. The album is released in 2022. The anti-Hero is the first song which has a music video. This video has also been directed by Taylor Swift herself. Taylor seems to be so obsessed with the song that on the release of this song she changed her Instagram and Twitter bio to “I’m the problem, it’s me”; the lyrics of the song. The anti-Hero is sung and written by Taylor Swift. The track is 5 minutes and 10 seconds long and has got 63 million views on YouTube to the date of its release.
The lyrics’ meanings of the song:
In the first verse of the Anti-Hero lyrics, the writer acknowledges not being wiser as she grew older. She says that she is just getting older rather than being more sensible. At the midnights, all those people in her life, whom she’s scared of, come into her room like ghosts, and at that time of the night her depression is at its peak and it never ended before dawn. ‘Graveyard shift’ here means the period from midnight till morning.
In the second verse of the song, the singer is fearful about her screams. Due to the nightmares, every day she woke up screaming and now she is worried to be left alone due to her yelling every night. She is in a bit of a predicament because of her this weakness. The feeling of being left alone haunts her to the core.
In the third verse of the song, the singer has said that sometimes she feels like a monster due to her huge fame. As everybody else can hang out and enjoy the life she cannot go everywhere she wants to because in this it is not possible for her to roam around freely and her heart is painful because of all this.
In this verse of the song, the singer expresses how she has converted from a narcissist to an altruistic one. She has completely lost interest in herself and feels unimportant with zero self-worth and because of this she feels like one day she will be ruined, left alone, screaming and her yelling will be heard by no one. Her life will be meaningless at that time.
In this verse, Taylor describes another nightmare that she had. It’s that her daughter-in-law, one day, will kill her. The murder will be due to all her belongings and money that she has earned throughout her life. At that time her daughter-in-law thought that singer has left everything to them according to the Will but it’s not true when that piece of paper will be read by them, they will become aware that it hasn’t happened that way.
The chorus meanings of the song:
It’s me, hi
I’m the problem, it’s me
At teatime, everybody agrees
I’ll stare directly at the sun, but never into the mirror
It must be exhausting constantly rooting for the anti-hero
In the chorus, the singer clearly says that she, herself, is the problem. She thought to be worthless and struggled against all these negative thoughts. She said that she struggles with the thoughts of not feeling like a human being. Here it is proven that after getting this much fame, a person gets tired of it and it’s crucial to managing one’s mental health at certain times.
Biography of Taylor Swift:
Taylor Swift is an American singer and also songwriter. She is a producer, director, actress and businesswoman. She was born on 13th December 1989. She is a superstar and has got famous globally through her music. Swift started her music career in 2006 with the release of her debut album “Taylor Swift”. In 2010, Taylor became the youngest artist in history to win the Grammy award. She has numerous achievements in her life.
The Track anti-hero is a self-criticizing track by Taylor Swift. The song lyrics are about the self-abasement that the singer has felt in all these years, expressing that it is also possible for her to be anti-social and depressive as she is also a human dealing with nightmares in the midnights and getting scared of future thoughts. The singer in this song has exposed her weaknesses and insecurities in life, like her public image which she is really worried about.