The liner notes for her fifth studio album include credits, lyrics and hidden messages. Unlike the liner notes for her past albums, the hidden messages, when put together, actually form a thirteen-sentence story. Taylor’s lucky number is thirteen, so this certainly wasn’t a coincidence.
We begin our story in New York. There once was a girl known by everyone and no one. Her heart belonged to someone who couldn’t stay. They loved each other recklessly. They paid the price. She danced to forget him. He drove past her street each night. She made friends and enemies. He only saw her in his dreams. Then one day he came back. Timing is a funny thing. And everyone was watching. She lost him but she found herself and somehow that was everything.