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Here Are the Lyrics to Taylor Swift’s “You Need To Calm Down”

Last week, Taylor Swift gave her fans what they had been waiting for — her seventh album’s release date, and a new synth-infused single,”You Need To Calm Down.” The song is the second to be released from her upcoming album, Lover, out August 23.

The upbeat track quite literally tells her haters to relax and is accompanied by a star-studded video featuring a number of LGBTQ+ celebs, such as the Queer Eye cast, Ellen DeGeneres, and Laverne Cox. Former BFF-turned-enemy-turned-BFF-again Katy Perry also buries the hatchet with a cameo appearance.  Swift finished off the video by encouraging her fans to help her fight for equal rights with The Equality Act, which you can check out here.

See Taylor Swift’s full “You Need To Calm Down” lyrics and video below.

You are somebody that I don’t know
But you’re takin’ shots at me like it’s Patrón
And I’m just like, damn, it’s 7 AM
Say it in the street, that’s a knock-out
But you say it in a Tweet, that’s a cop-out
And I’m just like, “Hey, are you okay?”

And I ain’t tryna mess with your self-expression
But I’ve learned a lesson that stressin’ and obsessin’ ’bout somebody else is no fun
And snakes and stones never broke my bones

So oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh
You need to calm down, you’re being too loud
And I’m just like oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh (oh)
You need to just stop
Like can you just not step on my gown?
You need to calm down

You are somebody that we don’t know
But you’re comin’ at my friends like a missile
Why are you mad?
When you could be GLAAD? (You could be GLAAD)
Sunshine on the street at the parade
But you would rather be in the dark age
Just makin’ that sign must’ve taken all night

You just need to take several seats and then try to restore the peace
And control your urges to scream about all the people you hate
‘Cause shade never made anybody less gay

So oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh
You need to calm down, you’re being too loud
And I’m just like oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh (oh)
You need to just stop
Like can you just not step on his gown?
You need to calm down

And we see you over there on the internet
Comparing all the girls who are killing it
But we figured you out
We all know now we all got crowns
You need to calm down

Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh
You need to calm down (you need to calm down)
You’re being too loud (you’re being too loud)
And I’m just like oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh (oh)
You need to just stop (can you stop?)
Like can you just not step on our gowns?
You need to calm down

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Written by: Joel Little, Taylor Swift

See also: Taylor Swift- Love Story Lyrics | Taylor Swift- Delicate Lyrics | Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do  Lyrics