gold rush

evermore (2020)

“gold rush”, the third song on Taylor’s ninth album, “evermore” (2020), is a song depicting the jealousy she has because she is attracted to someone who everyone else is.

Because of this, Taylor has to stop picturing her life with them. She is singing about dreaming for someone that everybody else wants. She is daydreaming, then snapping out of it. She is catching herself getting the idea of this person stuck in her head.

Taylor shared during a live chat for the “willow” music video premiere:

“Jack’s favorite is ‘gold rush.’ Which takes place inside a single daydream where you get lost in thought for a minute and then snap out of it.” — Taylor Swift

Lyrics

[Intro]
Gleaming, twinkling
Eyes like sinking
Ships on waters
So inviting, I almost jump in

[Chorus]
But I don’t like a gold rush, gold rush
I don’t like anticipatin’ my face in a red flush
I don’t like that anyone would die to feel your touch
Everybody wants you
Everybody wonders what it would be like to love you
Walk past, quick brush
I don’t like slow motion, double vision in rose blush
I don’t like that falling feels like flying ’til the bone crush
Everybody wants you
But I don’t like a gold rush

[Verse 1]
What must it be like to grow up that beautiful?
With your hair falling into place like dominoes
I see me padding across your wooden floors
With my Eagles t-shirt hanging from the door
At dinner parties, I call you out on your contrarian shit
And the coastal town we wandered ’round had nеver seen a love as pure as it
And thеn it fades into the gray of my day-old tea
‘Cause it could never be

[Chorus]
‘Cause I don’t like a gold rush, gold rush
I don’t like anticipatin’ my face in a red flush
I don’t like that anyone would die to feel your touch
Everybody wants you
Everybody wonders what it would be like to love you
Walk past, quick brush
I don’t like slow motion, double vision in rose blush
I don’t like that falling feels like flying ’til the bone crush
Everybody wants you
But I don’t like a gold rush

[Verse 2]
What must it be like to grow up that beautiful?
With your hair falling into place like dominoes
My mind turns your life into folklore
I can’t dare to dream about you anymore
At dinner parties I won’t call you out on your contrarian shit
And the coastal town we never found will never see a love as pure as it
‘Cause it fades into the gray of my day-old tea
‘Cause it will never be

[Outro]
Gleaming, twinkling
Eyes like sinking
Ships on waters
So inviting, I almost jump in

evermore by Taylor Swift (Republic Records, 2020)
General Information
Albumevermore
ReleasedDecember 11, 2020
Recorded2020
GenreIndie Pop
Adult Contemporary
Length3:05
LabelRepublic Records
SongwritersTaylor Swift
Jack Antonoff
ProducersJack Antonoff
Taylor Swift
EVERMORE CHRONOLOGY
champagne problemsgold rush’tis the damn season
Official Lyric Video
Official Audio