Taylor Swift - The Archer (Lyric Video)


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The official lyric video for “The Archer” by Taylor Swift. Off her upcoming album
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Official lyrics for "The Archer" written by Taylor Swift:
I'm ready for combat
I saw I don't want that
But what if I do?
'Cause cruelty wins in the movies
I've got a hundred thrown out speeches I almost said to you
Easy they come, easy they go
I jump from the train
I ride off alone
I never grew up,
It's getting so old
Help me hold onto you
I've been the archer
I've been the prey
Who could ever leave me darling...
But who could stay?
Dark side
I search for your dark side
But what if I'm all right, right, right, right here?
And i cut off my nose just to spite my face
Then hate my reflection for years and years
I wake in the night
I pace like a ghost
The room is on fire
Invisible smoke
And all my heroes
Die all alone
Help me hold onto you
I've been the archer
I've been the prey
Screaming who could ever leave me darling...
But who could stay?
'Cause they see right through me
They see right through me
They see right through me
Can you see right through me?
They see right through
They see right through me
I see right through me
I see right through me
All the king's horses, all the king's men
Couldn't put me together again
'Cause all of my enemies
Started out friends
Help me hold onto you
I've been the archer
I've been the prey
Who could ever leave me darling...
But who could stay?
Who could stay?
Who could stay?
You could stay
You could stay
I'm ready for combat
© 2019 Taylor Swift
#TaylorSwift #TheArcher #TaylorSwiftLyrics
Music video by Taylor Swift performing The Archer (Lyric Video). © 2019 Taylor Swift


  • Mei Green
    Mei Green56 menit yang lalu

    Let’s be real here, The Archer is a true masterpiece and the real underrated song on the Lover album!!!

  • Homicide Squad
    Homicide Squad12 jam yang lalu

    "Who could ever leave me darling, but who could stay?" When you think you're incredible, so how could anyone not love you, but at the same time you hate yourself.

  • Hamsa Mohamed
    Hamsa Mohamed3 hari yang lalu

    All her songs are best .who agrees

  • Katrina Villasoto
    Katrina Villasoto3 hari yang lalu

    I wonder why this has a different video unlike the other Lover songs.

  • Pauline BOUCHENAK
    Pauline BOUCHENAK3 hari yang lalu


  • Thunder Voice
    Thunder Voice4 hari yang lalu

    "Cause All my enemies started out as friends" I FELT THAT 💯💯💯

  • Thunder Voice
    Thunder Voice4 hari yang lalu

    Random fun fact: On all her albums did you know tracks 5 is her most personal songs !!

  • Idious Underdog
    Idious Underdog5 hari yang lalu

    After all this time, the ending still gives me goosebumps tho.

  • Nina Az
    Nina Az6 hari yang lalu

    y'all owe this song an apology

  • Roy Christian
    Roy Christian9 hari yang lalu

    the dislike prefer barbarian than archer

  • Anna Samata
    Anna Samata11 hari yang lalu

    I turned 18 today and out of the blue, the lines "I never grew up/it's getting so old" came in my mind. the truth of a past life and the growth I need right now are written in this song. now I love this one a little more than I used to

  • Geynaro Monthela Kangiras
    Geynaro Monthela Kangiras11 hari yang lalu

    This song gives me old taylor vibes

  • Kaylor is real UwU
    Kaylor is real UwU12 hari yang lalu

    happy 7 years of kaylor

  • G i a n n a Z e r i n g u e
    G i a n n a Z e r i n g u e12 hari yang lalu

    All her songs just hit different lately, like before i liked the beat, but now there's more

  • Maisha Rahman
    Maisha Rahman13 hari yang lalu

    Taylor Swift: All of my enemies started out friends Justin, katy, kim, kanye, scott, scooter braun's face just flash through mind.

  • bube udeh
    bube udeh15 hari yang lalu

    one year later (plus a day hehe) u gave me my tears ricochet and last great american dynasty :,)

  • Kiana Anog Leonoras
    Kiana Anog Leonoras15 hari yang lalu

    I have my Own Laser Eyes you know!!!

  • Lol No
    Lol No15 hari yang lalu


  • SeekingTheLight
    SeekingTheLight16 hari yang lalu

    This song is so beautiful but the music to it kinda puts me off in a way, it kind if feels like spoken poetry u know? Its gorgeous but uts a sing you listen to not just play

  • Sherwin Naguit
    Sherwin Naguit17 hari yang lalu

    I love this so much! it will always be my battle song, this song is where I stand now, fighting my silent battles will never be easy

  • Hồng Nguyễn Thị
    Hồng Nguyễn Thị18 hari yang lalu

    Love uuyu

  • Raul Sandoval
    Raul Sandoval18 hari yang lalu

    Who's here to celebrate Joe Biden's presidential election victory?

  • K Ambrose
    K Ambrose19 hari yang lalu

    11 11 I will always stay beautiful Tay Tay my 😇😘💝❤😍

  • daniel mendes
    daniel mendes19 hari yang lalu


  • Lorenzo
    Lorenzo20 hari yang lalu

    This song springs strong memories and emotions in me. I remember the summer of last year when it came out before the album, that night I was in the car with my best friend, and we listened to it as we drove through the empty country roads late at night ...

  • StarlightChaarm
    StarlightChaarm20 hari yang lalu

    "All the kings horses, all the kings men, couldn't put Humpty together again" im sorry, i had to

  • Jessa Ilardi
    Jessa Ilardi20 hari yang lalu

    Only a genius could write this haunting song

  • Sayani Adhikary
    Sayani Adhikary20 hari yang lalu

    I come here everyday❤️

  • pobalex
    pobalex21 hari yang lalu

    "all the king's horses, all the king's men couldn't put me together again" are the same lyrics than Karmina's song title "all the king's horses" and it came out years before the archer. This is weird...

  • pobalex


    19 hari yang lalu

    @ohyoufool wait i dont even know what humpty dumpty is lmao i will google it (i'm not american)

  • ohyoufool


    19 hari yang lalu

    humpty dumpty came out before karmina's song. this is weird....

  • Sang Tran
    Sang Tran22 hari yang lalu

    The Archer always makes me cry in the middle of the night

  • シxLeviii
    シxLeviii23 hari yang lalu

    "cause all of my enemies started as friends" well that still hits home

  • MedSou
    MedSou26 hari yang lalu

    *Dear stranger whoever reads this:* . . 👇 *Hope you and your family are safe and well* 💙💙

  • Patricia Pascual
    Patricia Pascual26 hari yang lalu

    " 'Cause all of my enemies, started out friends. " - Ouch.

  • Nobalie Kloster
    Nobalie Kloster27 hari yang lalu

    I hated this song when lover first dropped but it’s honestly grown on me so much in the last year. It’s now one of my favorites. “All my enemies started our friends” really hits home.

  • thedancinglemon
    thedancinglemon27 hari yang lalu

    Heavy the 1975 vibes

  • Arctic Wolf
    Arctic Wolf28 hari yang lalu

    This song is criminally underrated.

  • Epinone
    EpinoneBulan Yang lalu

    this is lowkey my fav song from this album. highkey cried

  • Epinone
    EpinoneBulan Yang lalu

    this is lowkey my fav song from this album. highkey cried

    RANDOMBulan Yang lalu

    best song ever

  • Shey Mae
    Shey MaeBulan Yang lalu

    Well i am practically here since Flora from the "book kissing is the easy part" brought me here

  • Nàndor Kőrösi fehèr
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  • Oishee Labonno

    Oishee Labonno

    24 hari yang lalu

    Don't use emoji

  • Michelle Tingal
    Michelle TingalBulan Yang lalu

    ~Easy they come, easy they go~

  • Nayen _
    Nayen _Bulan Yang lalu

    The archer is one of her most heartbreaking and beautify written songs. Not only because of the lyrics, but because of her voice, I love how she can make you feel whatever she wants trough her voice, you can feel the pain and the anxiety trough out the whole song. Masterpiece!

  • Lucini91
    Lucini91Bulan Yang lalu

    Cornelia Street, The archer and Afterglow are my holy trinity from Lover, tbh.

  • Gisele Lee
    Gisele LeeBulan Yang lalu

    Nice songs taffy swift!

  • Shivaani Subramanian
    Shivaani SubramanianBulan Yang lalu

    why does everyone ignore the humpty dumpty rhymes reference “all the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t put me together again”

  • Delia West

    Delia West

    7 hari yang lalu

    It's really cool how she did that. Also, the structure of the chorus is kind of similar to a nursery rhyme

  • Alina 2007

    Alina 2007

    12 hari yang lalu

    I just noticed them rn and was like: :o

  • liu yang
    liu yangBulan Yang lalu

    why do I keep hearing thrown out as doughnut

  • Jessa Ilardi
    Jessa IlardiBulan Yang lalu

    One of the best songs ever written. How she can eviscerate herself, yet make it beautiful... So talented

  • Jessa Ilardi

    Jessa Ilardi

    Bulan Yang lalu

    Mother Pink Floyd Archer Taylor Swift

  • Jessa Ilardi

    Jessa Ilardi

    Bulan Yang lalu

    I see right through me??? Damn... Taylor

  • Princy Malakar
    Princy MalakarBulan Yang lalu

    After watching this in MISS AMERICANA my love for this song is now 10 to the power 13 times!!!

  • Crysu Pollux
    Crysu PolluxBulan Yang lalu

    Taylor already gave us the idea on how will she release folklore songs on YT.

  • KRaZzy KaTT
    KRaZzy KaTTBulan Yang lalu

    I’m not the only one who’s getting arrow flashbacks right?

  • Aarjav Dua
    Aarjav DuaBulan Yang lalu

    I will never ever leave Taylor. I will stay with her for ever...

  • Avery Matthews
    Avery MatthewsBulan Yang lalu

    all the kings horses,all the kings men couldn't put me together again felt that

  • Ayushree Barman
    Ayushree BarmanBulan Yang lalu

    I'm so late, this song has been underrated. Found this now. Taylor sang this with so much emotion, and it makes even more sense after seeing Miss Americana on Netflix. And yes, I'm crying.

  • Himanshu Sharma
    Himanshu SharmaBulan Yang lalu

    Jofra archer

  • kaviyn _da_king
    kaviyn _da_kingBulan Yang lalu

    What a masterpiece.

  • Major Robinson
    Major RobinsonBulan Yang lalu

    kinda wanna cover this on piano to make it a folklore style version

  • noelle
    noelleBulan Yang lalu

    why does this song get so much hate? in my opinion it's one of her best songs

  • sunil shankar
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  • Napat K
    Napat KBulan Yang lalu

    Every time I listen to this song, I cry. And the saddest thing is I cannot hold on to anyone. There's no one for me. No one stays. Even though everyone says they will be there. Keep going Taylor♥️ We will pass this together :'-)

  • watch cardigan mv by taylor swift
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    PRABIR PALBulan Yang lalu

    Here, listening to Lover, but I got Folklore all over me

  • Ethan Chohte
    Ethan ChohteBulan Yang lalu

    I come back here to cry.. :')

  • Nathan D'Iorio
    Nathan D'IorioBulan Yang lalu

    Low key top ten all time Taylor songs

  • Bea Bianca Paderes
    Bea Bianca PaderesBulan Yang lalu

    i love this song!❤️

  • Jaanhavee parihar
    Jaanhavee pariharBulan Yang lalu

    Taking in the brilliance in this song

  • Elsa Hosk
    Elsa HoskBulan Yang lalu

    This is underrated

  • Elsa Hosk
    Elsa HoskBulan Yang lalu

    “All of my enemies started as friends” everyone knows who is the person Kanye and Kim they started as friends now they are enemies

  • huma
    humaBulan Yang lalu

    _"All thd king's horses and all the king's men, couldn't put me together again"_ The deep meaning behind the story of humpty dumpty

  • Juliette Teague
    Juliette TeagueBulan Yang lalu

    The tension builds....and Builds....And BUILDS....AND BUILDS.... a n d r e l e a s e s ....LIKE A BOW! D -->

  • huma
    humaBulan Yang lalu

    This song calls out to you if you're a Sagittarius

  • Blandkhalel Khalel Bland
    Blandkhalel Khalel BlandBulan Yang lalu

    New songs ft James Aratur

  • 飛鵬電影頻道
    飛鵬電影頻道Bulan Yang lalu

    Such an extraordinary song!

  • Sara Bhatnagar
    Sara BhatnagarBulan Yang lalu

    this is the best song on the album

  • Bibi Fatema Salwa
    Bibi Fatema SalwaBulan Yang lalu

    I won't ever leave u and I'll stay forever a swiftie 🙈💖

  • Eh Tha Dah Ku La
    Eh Tha Dah Ku LaBulan Yang lalu

    Me can't get enough of The Lover album still in 2020❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • justyouraveragetwitterstan
    justyouraveragetwitterstanBulan Yang lalu

    this hits different after miss americana

  • Cao Hơn
    Cao HơnBulan Yang lalu

    Why Swifties hate this song?

  • K Ambrose
    K AmbroseBulan Yang lalu

    I'm here to stay, Im not going any where I've seen every side of you and 💘😍💝 what I see my beautiful 😇.

  • Cristine Mogillo
    Cristine MogilloBulan Yang lalu

    This song breaks my heart into pieces just by listening

  • Alana Houchens
    Alana HouchensBulan Yang lalu

    me: folklore's out but still listening to Lover anyone else?

  • gwenny
    gwennyBulan Yang lalu

    If you search “if ur born on december 13 1989 what is your zodiac” it will show “the archer”

  • Jorge Calderon
    Jorge CalderonBulan Yang lalu

    my favorite part of the song (0:00 to 3:39) do not forget to listen cardigan

  • Kathlene
    KathleneBulan Yang lalu

    *I've got hundred thrown out speeches I almost said to you.* Remember when Kanye lied about the phonecall? When it was probably hard for Taylor's mental health and well-being. She didn't post anything. When she was silent from the internet cause the internet silenced her. When she almost wanted to speak herself, she would just read what she wanted to post and read it to her mom, Andrea and her tears would fall in her face :( I really wanna cry now:( (Rolling Stone 2020 interview)

  • Laura Daniela Caicedo
    Laura Daniela CaicedoBulan Yang lalu

    Taylor ma'am, this songs describes my most fragile self, and even I didn't realized until I started thinking about the lyrics as a kind of self speech. Thank you for your music. Thank you for your lyrics, but most important, thank you for putting into words what most of us can't describe and make it relatable. You are amazing and powerful, we love you so much ❤️ Even tho I know maybe you'll never get to see this, I wish you the best always since I was like 11, now I'm 22 and still here for support you and let that lyrics of you sink to the bottom of my heart and soul. I truly admire you so so much. Hugs from Colombia @TaylorSwift

  • nari
    nariBulan Yang lalu

    Listening to All You Had To Do Was Stay and then listening to this like 🥺💕 “You can stay”

  • Apple K
    Apple KBulan Yang lalu

    I think this one has the BEST LYRICS so far. I know you guys are gonna say folklore lyrics are the best....but whatever.

  • atikah amin
    atikah aminBulan Yang lalu

    This song remind me of legolas

  • Mehedi Hasan
    Mehedi HasanBulan Yang lalu

    Unpopular opinion: The Archer would get much attention if it was put in Folklore.

  • Sasha Zolotavkina
    Sasha Zolotavkina2 bulan yang lalu

    I don’t know why but I am listening to this at nine thirty pm., thinking about Nesta Archeron and Cassian from acotar

  • Burhan Arrasyid
    Burhan Arrasyid2 bulan yang lalu

    The older brother of epiphany

  • zuha aizat
    zuha aizat2 bulan yang lalu

    'I don't want that', 'but, what if I do'... In miss Americana... She received a call n she was told that she wasnt nominated for an award... So is this part of the song actually refers to that award?

  • reethu shekar
    reethu shekar2 bulan yang lalu

    Of all taylor's songs...this is my most favourite...! #1💚

  • Meta Gašperlin
    Meta Gašperlin2 bulan yang lalu

    I kinda feel this belongs to Folklore not Lover...just getting those vibez

  • Laís Siqueira
    Laís Siqueira2 bulan yang lalu

    what music!! i'm in love.

  • Stan talent
    Stan talent2 bulan yang lalu

    Coming back here after listening to "My Tears Richochet," I realised how this song relatively references Scott as well(open for debate lol)? "I've got a hundred thrown-out speeches I almost said to you" >> you always say this to your manager or generally people you work with. However, if it's this many, then that would mean Taylor trusted that person and she was comfortable with him. "I jump from the train, I ride off alone" >>> Big Machine Records was essentially a minuscule company, yet Taylor still agreed and still took the risk with Scott. Seeing "I ride off alone" it's an easy connotation of his treachery. That Taylor had to power through everything to (somehow) get her masters back. Everything about this song screams betrayal and loneliness :((

  • Betsabé
    Betsabé2 bulan yang lalu

    Masterpiece after seeing Miss Americana 🔥

  • jeslieannromo
    jeslieannromo2 bulan yang lalu

    i ignore this song before but now i think this is one of my fave song of Taylor. pls forgive me darlings lol

  • Nichole Capinpin
    Nichole Capinpin2 bulan yang lalu

    Gosh I'm sorry for not listineng to this 😭😭😭

  • Tuba Yakut
    Tuba Yakut2 bulan yang lalu

    A song that touches my heart in an incredible way. It reminds me of my pain that I struggled with for years. But as he sang in the 1 song "And if you never bleed, you’re never gonna grow. And it’s alright now." All words are perfect. Also, when my own pain and Taylor's pain come together, I sit down and cry for the two of us.