The lyrics to Taylor Swift’s Midnights that will appeal to Red Sox fans


Taylor Swift’s new album Midnights is perfect for Boston Red Sox fans

Taylor Swift just dropped another highly anticipated album, Midnights, and it’s full of lyrics to them Boston Red Sox Fans can relate to it.

The album covers everything from love to heartbreak, revenge and karma, there is something for everyone. I listened to every track and picked out some of the most iconic lyrics for Red Sox Nation…

Track 3: Anti Hero

“I got this thing where I get older but never wiser”

Anti-Hero opens with a line that perfectly sums up the Red Sox’s inability to learn from their past mistakes with homegrown stars and unproven free agents. This possession has certainly gotten older over the past two decades, but so far no wiser.

“I shouldn’t be left alone
They come with prizes and vices
I’m in a crisis
(Story as old as time)
I wake up screaming from the dream
One day I’ll watch you go
Because you’re sick of my intrigues
(For the last time)”

This whole song is Yes, really made for the Red Sox.

Prices? Always high.

vice? Overpriced free agents.

Crisis? Two final seasons in three years, Mookie Betts in a Los Angeles Dodgers uniform, Xander Bogaerts being disrespected, and so on.

One day, fans really will get tired of all this and go for the last time.

“The Heart Pierced But Never Killed”

This text is pretty self-explanatory.

Track 4: Snow on the Beach

“I can’t speak for fear of hexing it
I don’t even dare to wish for it…

Now it’s like snow on the beach
Strange but damn beautiful
Flying in a dream…

Tonight feels impossible
But it’s coming down”

This song gives Curse of the Bambino era vibes. Superstitions, spells that never dared hope that this would be the year the drought ended. And yesterday was the anniversary of Game 7 of ALCS 2004. Talk about impossible.

Track 5: You’re on your own, little one

“Summer has passed, the longing remains”

Spring training already?

Track 6: Midnight Rain

“My city was a wasteland
Full of cages, full of fences
Pageant queens and big hypocrites
But for some it was paradise”

Fenway Park is not for everyone. It’s America’s oldest (and most popular) ballpark, and some people don’t appreciate that history. But it’s pretty incredible to think about how much this ballpark has seen and been through. It’s played host to some of baseball royalty’s biggest duds, and its batting cages and ultimate fence, the Green Monster, have seeped into history.

Track 8: Vigilante S***

“You’ve done some bad things, but I’m the worst of them
Sometimes I wonder what your last lie will be.”

Speaking of the post-2018 collapse, those lyrics could very well be sung by Betts. The Sox settled him after he became the first player in MLB history to win a Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, Batting Title, MVP and World Series in the same year, leading him to declare that he was given a free hand would definitely test.

That ownership has made a few mistakes over the years, but Betts’ trade stands out from the crowd, and the claim that they couldn’t have signed him for the kind of deal the Dodgers gave him is evident not correct. It might not have been pretty for the first few years, but it was certainly doable, especially if they had kept negotiating rather than turning back and giving big bucks to Chris Sale and Nathan Eovaldi.

Betts will likely “dress in revenge” in Dodger blue for the rest of his career.

Track 9: Bejeweled

“I think I’m still adorned with jewels
When I enter the room
I can still make the whole place shimmer”

If Fenway Park had a song for haters, this would be it. Forget the few restricted views, uncomfortable wooden seats, and minimal dining options; There is no better place to watch a summer sunset.

Track 10: Labyrinth

“It just hurts so much now”
Was what I was thinking the whole time
Inhale, inhale, inhale deeply, exhale
I’ll get over you my whole life…

...Uh-oh, I’m falling in love
Oh no, I’m falling in love again
I’m falling in love
I thought the plane was going to crash
How did you turn it right around?”

The pendulum of joy and heartbreak swings hard when you’re a Red Sox fan. But as soon as a disappointing season comes to an end, we all count down the days until Truck Day, Spring Training and Opening Day.

Title 11: Karma

“Spider boy, king of thieves
Weave your little opaque webs
My pennies made your crown
Cheat me once, cheat me twice
Don’t you know cash ain’t the only prize?
It’s coming around again”

If ever there was a song that warned the Sox owners not to continue hurting their fans, this is it. There is no baseball without fans. No tickets, discounts or merchandise sales. No TV offers or corporate sponsorship. Our pennies made your crowns.

Track 12: Sweet nothing

“They said the end is coming
Everyone has plans
I found myself fleeing home to your sweet nothings.”

Red Sox fans spent the summer and fall listening to the horns how wonderful Xander Bogaerts is, but they know better than to trust those sweet nothings.

Title 13: Mastermind

“Nothing could stop me
I laid the foundation, and then
Like clockwork
The dominoes cascaded in a line
What if I told you I’m a mastermind?”

We don’t give enough credit to Pedro Martinez for pushing the Red Sox to sign David Ortiz and give him regular playing time. If there’s a more amazing and meaningful domino effect in franchise history, let me know.


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