Taylor Swift Explains the Lyrics of ‘Peace’ To Paul McCartney: It’s About ‘Trying To Find Bits of Normalcy’ With Joe Alwyn

by Jeremy Spirogis
Taylor Swift attends the 2020 Golden Globe Awards

Taylor Swift is often tight-lipped about her relationship with actor Joe Alwyn. But throughout a dialog with Paul McCartney, she let followers in on the which means of her track, “Peace,” a observe from her newest album, Folklore, which she launched in July 2020.

Taylor Swift attends the 2020 Golden Globe Awards
Taylor Swift attends the 2020 Golden Globe Awards | Christopher Polk/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank through Getty Images

According to Swift, “Peace” is concerning the problem of discovering normalcy — one thing she says she and Alwyn each “crave” — of their high-profile relationship.

Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn hold their relationship non-public 

It’s unclear when precisely Swift and The Favourite actor first began courting. That’s as a result of they’ve saved their romance out of the general public eye. In May 2017, relationship rumors went public. Ed Sheeran even referred to as Alwyn a pleasant man throughout an interview however wasn’t till the 2018 Swift appeared to verify the connection. 

Taylor Swift and Joe Alywn in New York City in 2019Taylor Swift and Joe Alywn in New York City in 2019
Taylor Swift and Joe Alywn in New York City in 2019 | Jackson Lee/GC Images

She tagged Alwyn in an Instagram post selling The Favourite, in November 2018. Just a number of months afterward Feb. 10, 2019, Swift ditched the Grammys to attend the BAFTA Awards with Alwyn. They didn’t stroll the crimson carpet collectively however they have been seen at an after-party hand-in-hand.

Fast-forward to August 2019 and Swift launched Lover, presumably impressed by Alwyn. Swift’s spoken about her relationship standing on quite a few events however she and Alwyn do their finest to maintain a low-profile. 

Taylor Swift says ‘Peace’ is about having a traditional life with Joe Alwyn

Speaking to McCartney for the quilt of a particular situation of Rolling Stone, Swift talked concerning the which means of the 15th track on her album. 

“‘Peace’ is actually more rooted in my personal life,” she mentioned. “I know you have done a really excellent job of this in your personal life: carving out a human life within a public life, and how scary that can be when you do fall in love and you meet someone, especially if you’ve met someone who has a very grounded, normal way of living.” 

She continued, saying she will be able to solely management a lot. 

“I, oftentimes, in my anxieties, can control how I am as a person and how normal I act and rationalize things, but I cannot control if there are 20 photographers outside in the bushes and what they do and if they follow our car and if they interrupt our lives,” she mentioned. “I can’t control if there’s going to be a fake weird headline about us in the news tomorrow.” 

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Asked by McCartney whether or not or not her “partner” aka Alwyn understands, Swift replied, “Oh, absolutely.”  

The 30-year-old opened up extra concerning the track and her boyfriend, saying she’s made changes to her life to make it “more like a real life.”

“But I think that in knowing him and being in the relationship I am in now, I have definitely made decisions that have made my life feel more like a real life and less like just a storyline to be commented on in tabloids,” she mentioned.

Taylor Swift tries to ‘find bits of normalcy’ in her life

What does that imply in Swift’s day-to-day life?

“Whether that’s deciding where to live, who to hang out with, when to not take a picture — the idea of privacy feels so strange to try to explain, but it’s really just trying to find bits of normalcy,” she defined.

“That’s what that song ‘Peace’ is talking about,” she added. “Like, would it be enough if I could never fully achieve the normalcy that we both crave?”

Swift and Alwyn proceed to maintain a good lid on their relationship. Aside from double-tapping one another’s Instagram posts or making the uncommon remark about their love lives throughout an interview, they hold their relationship non-public.  

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