you have to have a very high IQ to understand folklore. The humour is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of theoretical physics most of the lyrics will go over a typical listener's head. There's also Taylor's nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into her characterisation- her personal philosophy draws heavily from Narodnaya Volya literature, for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of these lyrics, to realise that they're not just funny- they say something deep about LIFE. As a consequence people who dislike folklore truly ARE idiots- of course they wouldn't appreciate, for instance, the humour in Taylor's existential catchphrase "You wear the same jewels that I gave you As you bury me," which itself is a cryptic reference to Turgenev's Russian epic Fathers and Sons. I'm smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as Taylor Swift's genius wit unfolds itself on their iPhone screens. What fools.. how I pity them. 😂
And yes, by the way, i DO have a folklore tattoo. And no, you cannot see it. It's for the ladies' eyes only- and even then they have to demonstrate that they're within 5 IQ points of my own (preferably lower) beforehand. Nothin personnel kid 😎
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