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Hits Different

Bonus Track | Midnights (2022)

“Karma” is bonus track one on Taylor’s tenth studio album, Midnights (2022). It was released on October 21, 2022, through Republic Records as part of the Lavender Marbled deluxe edition of the record. Written and produced by Taylor, Aaron Dessner and Jack Antonoff, the song is written about feeling lovesick after a breakup.

Background and Release

On August 28, 2022, Taylor announced her tenth studio album, Midnights, set for release on October 21, 2022. On October 13, Target, which is the exclusive retailer of the album’s deluxe edition in the US, announced the three bonus tracks included on the Lavender Marbled deluxe edition of the album, one of them being “Hits Different.”

«'Hits Different' really hits different, plus it’s got one of my fav bridges 😆 It’s only available on the Target CD so feel free to scamper over to the nearest store!»

Taylor Swift

Lyrical Theme

“Hits Different” is a breezy departure from the rest of the Midnights album, with sun-kissed California rock guitar and wildly funny lines about why Taylor is your ultimate Argumentative Antithetical Dream Girl.

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
I washed my hands of us at the club
You made a mess of me
I pictured you with other girls in love
Then threw up on the street
Like waiting for a bus that never shows
You just start walking on
They say that if it’s right, you know
Each bar plays our song
Nothing has ever felt so wrong

[Chorus]
Oh my, love is a lie
Shit my friends say to get me by
It hits different
It hits different this time
Catastrophic blues
Moving on was always easy for me to do
It hits different
It hits different ’cause it’s you (‘Cause it’s you)

[Verse 2]
I used to switch out these Kens
I’d just ghost
Rip the band-aid off and skip town likе an asshole outlaw
Freedom felt like summеr then on the coast
Now the sun burns my heart and the sand hurts my feelings
And I never don’t cry (And I never don’t cry) at the bar
Yeah, my sadness is contagious (My sadness is contagious)
I slur your name ’til someone puts me in a car
I stopped receiving invitations

[Chorus]
Oh my, love is a lie
Shit my friends say to get me by
It hits different
It hits different this time
Catastrophic blues
Moving on was always easy for me to do
It hits different
It hits different ’cause it’s you (‘Cause it’s you)

[Bridge]
I find the artifacts, cried over a hat, cursed the space that I needed
I trace the evidence, make it make some sense, why the wound is still bleeding
You were the one that I loved
Don’t need another metaphor it’s simple enough
A wrinkle in time like the crease by your eyes
This is why they shouldn’t kill off the main guy
Dreams of your hair and your stare and sense of belief
In the good in the world, you once believed in me
And I felt you and I held you for a while
Bet I could still melt your world
Argumentative, antithetical dream girl
I heard your key turn in the door down the hallway
Is that your key in the door?
Is it okay? Is it you?
Or have they come to take me away?
To take me away

[Chorus]
Oh my, love is a lie
Shit my friends say to get me by
It hits different (It hits different)
It hits different this time
Catastrophic blues
Moving on was always easy for me to do
It hits different (It hits different)
It hits different ’cause it’s you

[Final Chorus]
Oh my, love is a lie
Shit my friends say to get me by (It hits different ’cause it’s you)
‘Cause it’s you
Catastrophic blues
Moving on was always easy for me to do
It hits different
It hits different ’cause it’s you

General Information
ArtistTaylor Swift
AlbumMidnights
ReleasedOctober 21, 2022
Recorded2021-2022
StudiosLong Pond (Hudson Valley, NY)
Electric Lady (New York, NY)
Rough Customer (Brooklyn, NY)
Conway (Los Angeles, CA)
Sharp Sonics (Los Angeles, CA)
GenrePop
Length3:54
LabelRepublic Records
SongwritersTaylor Swift
Jack Antonoff
Aaron Dessner
ProducersJack Antonoff
Aaron Dessner
Taylor Swift
MIDNIGHTS CHRONOLOGY
MastermindHits DifferentYou’re On Your Own, Kid (Strings Remix)
Official Audio