Lover is either an apology for, or a vindication of, Reputation-- depending on how you look at it.
But we might just get away with it
Religion's in your lips Even if it's a false god
We'd still worship
We might just get away with it
The altar is my hips
Even if it's a false god
Tell me that you're still mine Tell me that we'll be just fine
Even when I lose my mind I need to say
Tell me that it's not my fault Tell me that I'm all you want
Even when I break your heart I need to say
Hey, it's all me, in my head I'm the one who burned us down
But it's not what I meant Sorry that I hurt you
It’s Nice to Have a Friend
I've been sleeping so long in a 20-year dark night
And now I see daylight,
I only see daylight
J. David Velleman, "Love as a Moral Emotion" (link)
Taylor says that loving someone is seeing them in the daylight. Velleman says that loving someone is seeing their true self.
Does "Me" display sincerity + a lack of self-awareness OR is it self-aware and insincere?
Is Daylight right about love?
Is the Man a complaint about capitalism or a celebration of it?