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Soon You’ll Get Better” is the twelfth track off of Taylor Swift’s seventh studio album, Lover. This track features the country band The Chicks

Background

Taylor wrote this song for her mother, Andrea Swift, who has been struggling with cancer since 2015. She was diagnosed in April of 2015, and was in remission until she was re-diagnosed in March 2019.

During Taylor’s YouTube livestream Lover’s Lounge on August 22, Taylor stated that this sng was the hardest song to write on the album.[1]

There’s a song called “Soon You’ll Get Better” on Lover that was really really hard to write, and it was also a family decision whether to even put it on the album. And I think songs like that that are really hard for you to write emotionally, maybe they are really hard to write and hard to sing because they are really true.

Lyrics

[Verse 1: Taylor Swift]
The buttons of my coat were tangled in my hair
In doctor's office lighting, I didn't tell you I was scared
That was the first time we were there
Holy orange bottles, each night, I pray to you
Desperate people find faith, so now I pray to Jesus too
And I say to you...

[Chorus: Taylor Swift & Dixie Chicks]
Ooh-ah
Soon, you'll get better
Ooh-ah
Soon, you'll get better
Ooh-ah
You'll get better soon
'Cause you have to

[Verse 2: Taylor Swift]
I know delusion when I see it in the mirror
You like the nicer nurses, you make the best of a bad deal
I just pretend it isn't real
I'll paint the kitchen neon, I'll brighten up the sky
I know I'll never get it, there's not a day that I won't try
And I say to you...

[Chorus: Taylor Swift & Dixie Chicks]
Ooh-ah
Soon, you'll get better
Ooh-ah
Soon, you'll get better
Ooh-ah
You'll get better soon
'Cause you have to

[Bridge: Taylor Swift & Dixie Chicks]
And I hate to make this all about me
But who am I supposed to talk to?
What am I supposed to do
If there's no you?

[Pre-chorus: Taylor Swift]
This won't go back to normal, if it ever was
It's been years of hoping, and I keep saying it because
'Cause I have to

[Chorus: Taylor Swift & Dixie Chicks]
Ooh-ah
You'll get better
Ooh-ah
Soon, you'll get better
Ooh-ah
You'll get better soon
Ooh-ah
Soon, you'll get better
Ooh-ah
Soon, you'll get better
Ooh-ah
You'll get better soon
'Cause you have to

Performances

Taylor performed this song as a part of the Global Citizens One World Together at Home performance, where a lot of famous artists performed from home during the Coronavirus pandemic. This was broadcasted on Saturday, April 18, 2020.

Taylor_Swift_performs_"Soon_You'll_Get_Better"_-_One_World-_Together_At_Home

Taylor Swift performs "Soon You'll Get Better" - One World- Together At Home

Official audio

Soon_You’ll_Get_Better_(official_audio)_ft._Dixie_Chicks

Soon You’ll Get Better (official audio) ft. Dixie Chicks

References

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