I Can Fix Him (No Really I Can)

THE TORTURED POETS DEPARTMENT (2024)

“I Can Fix Him (No Really I Can)” is track eleven on Taylor’s eleventh studio album, THE TORTURED POETS DEPARTMENT (2024). It was released on April 19, 2024, through Republic Records. It is the shortest song on the record.
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Background

Taylor released her tenth studio album, Midnights, on October 21, 2022, to widespread commercial and critical success, becoming the biggest album of the year. Midnights was eventually nominated for six Grammy Awards at the 66th Annual Grammy Awards on February 4, 2024. The morning of the ceremony, Taylor teased the release of an album by changing her profile picture across all social media platforms to a black and white version of the already existing cover artwork of Midnights. This led to her fans speculating online that she was preparing to release reputation (Taylor’s Version), a forthcoming re-recording of her sixth studio album, reputation (2017). Taylor’s website also appeared to have crashed, replaced with the non-existent HTTP status code 321, as well as error code “hneriergrd”, which fans deciphered to be an anagram spelling “red herring”. They also analyzed the source code of her website and found hidden, foreign-language words, which they then translated into English. The words found would be revealed to be words in Taylor’s handwritten note for the album.

Taylor won the Grammy Awards for “Best Pop Vocal Album” and “Album of the Year” for Midnights a few hours later. In her acceptance speech for the former, she revealed a new studio album, titled THE TORTURED POETS DEPARTMENT, and announced its release date of April 19, 2024, which she had been keeping secret for nearly two years. Its cover artwork was subsequently posted on her social media accounts, along with a photograph of a handwritten note:

«And so I enter into evidence / My tarnished coat of arms / My muses, acquired like bruises / My talismans and charms / The tick, tick, tick of love bombs / My veins of pitch black ink / All's fair in love and poetry…Sincerely, The Chairman of the Tortured Poets Department.»

The album’s tracklist, including “I Can Fix Him (No Really I Can)”, was revealed a day later.

Live Performance

“I Can Fix Him (No Really I Can)” received its first live performance acoustically on guitar on May 29, 2024, in Madrid during one of Taylor’s shows on “The Eras Tour” (2023-2024). She mashed it up with “Sparks Fly” (2010).

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
The smoke cloud billows out his mouth like a freight train through a small town
The jokes that he told across the bar
Were revolting and far too loud

[Chorus]
They shake their heads
Saying, “God help her” when I
Tell ’em he’s my man
But your good Lord doesn’t need to lift a finger, I can fix him
No, really, I can
And only I can

[Verse 2]
The dopamine races through his brain
On a six lane Texas highway
His hand, so calloused from his pistol
Softly traces hearts on my face
And I could see it from a mile away
A perfect case for my certain skillset
He had a halo of the highest gradе
He just hadn’t met me yеt

[Chorus]
They shake their heads
Saying, “God help her” when I
Tell ’em he’s my man
But your good Lord doesn’t need to lift a finger, I can fix him
No, really, I can
And only I can

[Bridge]
Good boy, that’s right
Come close, I’ll show you heaven
If you’ll be an angel all night
Trust me, I can handle me a dangerous man
No really I can…

[Final Chorus]
They shook their heads
Saying, “God help her”
When I told ’em he’s my man
But your good Lord didn’t need to lift a finger, I can fix him
No, really, I can

[Outro]
WOAH – maybe I can’t.

General Information
ArtistTaylor Swift
AlbumTHE TORTURED POETS DEPARTMENT
ReleasedApril 19, 2024
Recorded2023
StudiosConway (Los Angeles)
Electric Lady (New York City)
Rue Boyer (Paris)
Prime Recording (Nashville)
Sterling Sound (Edgewater)
GenrePop
Length2:36
LabelRepublic Records
SongwritersTaylor Swift
Jack Antonoff
ProducersJack Antonoff
Taylor Swift
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