it's time to go

Bonus Track | evermore (2020)

“it’s time to go” apperas on the deluxe version of Taylor’s ninth album, “evermore” (2020). Being the 17th track, it’s the final song on the record and the second “ending” to the project, after the titular song “evermore” on the standard version of the album.
On “it’s time to go” Taylor depicts situations where relationships have turned sour, notably mentioning her highly-publicized legal battle with her former label, Big Machine Records, for the ownership rights to the masters of her first six studio albums.

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
When the dinner gets cold and the chatter gets old
You ask for the tab
Or that moment again he’s insisting that friends
Look at each other like that
When the words of a sister come back in whispers
That prove she was not
In fact that she seemed, not a twin from your dreams
She’s a crook who was caught

[Chorus]
That old familiar body ache
The snaps from the same little breaks in your soul
You know when it’s time to go

[Verse 2]
Twenty years at your job
Then the son of the boss gets the spot that was yours
Or trying to stay for the kids
When keeping it how it was will only break their heart worse

[Chorus]
That old familiar body ache
The snaps from the same little breaks in your soul
You know when it’s time to go

[Post-Chorus]
Sometimes giving up is the strong thing
Sometimes to run is the brave thing
Sometimes walking out is the one thing
That will find you the right thing
Sometimes giving up is the strong thing
Sometimes to run is the brave thing
Sometimes walking out is the one thing
That will find you the right thing

[Verse 3]
Fifteen years, fifteen million tears
Begging ’til my knees bleed
I gave it my all, he gave me nothing at all
Then wondered why I left
Now he sits on his throne in his palace of bones
Praying to his greed
He’s got my past frozen behind glass
But I’ve got me

[Chorus]
That old familiar body ache
The snaps from the same little breaks in my soul
I know when it’s time to go

[Post-Chorus]
Sometimes giving up is the strong thing
Sometimes to run is the brave thing
Sometimes walking out is the one thing
That will find you the right thing
Sometimes giving up is the strong thing
Sometimes to run is the brave thing
Sometimes walking out is the one thing
That will find you the right thing
That will find you the right thing
And you know in your soul
And you know in your soul
When it’s time go

[Outro]
You know, you know, you know, you know
When it’s time go
So then you go
Then you go
You just go

evermore by Taylor Swift (Republic Records, 2020)
General Information
Albumevermore
ReleasedDecember 18, 2020
Recorded2020
GenreAlternative
Adult Contemporary
Length4:15
LabelRepulic Records
SongwritersTaylor Swift
Aaron Dessner
ProducerAaron Dessner
Official Lyric Video
Official Audio