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Welcome to the We Need to Calm Down Podcast. A show where two Swifties can finally let loose all their thoughts, feelings, and theories about Ms. Swift and the songs she creates. Join Devon and Joe every Typical Tuesday for Song Breakdowns, Taylor News, Conspiracies, and just general Taylor Swift discussion. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/we-need-to-calm-down/support

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Welcome to the We Need to Calm Down Podcast. A show where two Swifties can finally let loose all their thoughts, feelings, and theories about Ms. Swift and the songs she creates. Join Devon and Joe every Typical Tuesday for Song Breakdowns, Taylor News, Conspiracies, and just general Taylor Swift discussion. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/we-need-to-calm-down/support

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Latest release on Jan 19, 2021

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Rank #1: gold rush (Song Breakdown)

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It's finally here, Devon's favorite song. On this Typical Tuesday we are breaking down the third track of evermore: gold rush. Devon's number one ranked song (three weeks running!). We breakdown some of some of the theories surrounding the song, our favorite lyrics, and Devon *POPS* off on the production of the song.

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Jan 19 2021

1hr 2mins

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Rank #2: champagne problems (Song Breakdown)

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/SHamˈpānˈpräbləm/ - A problem or dilemma that, when compared to issues of poverty, national disasters and war, are not all that big of a deal, but nonetheless provide individuals with issues that must be dealt with.

This week Devon and Joe are breaking down track 2 on Evermore: champagne problems. The first curse word, arguably the best bridge... the best heartbreak... join us as we dive deep into the lyrics, story, and music behind the track!

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Jan 12 2021

49mins

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Rank #3: The Story of Dorothea (Conspiracy)

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We have a new conspiracy theory to break down this week. Joe has a hard time believing we wouldn't get another multi-song story to break down, so he broke out the red yarn and iced coffee, connected the pieces, and this week he will present: the story of Dorothea. A story that spans 3-5 (or more!) songs across the album.

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Jan 05 2021

59mins

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Rank #4: willow (Song Breakdown)

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A new album means we start from the beginning with our song breakdowns! Willow is first up, join Devon and Joe as we go through the context around the song, break down some literary references, lyrics that stood out, and the music behind the lyrics. We also do a dive into the music video!

We will finish our Song Breakdowns of Folklore once we get through Evermore (provided she doesn't drop another album...)

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Dec 29 2020

1hr 4mins

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Rank #5: Evermore Bonus Tracks & Apple's Songwriter of the Year

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We wanted to do a holiday episode this week but Devon and Joe still aren't quite over the 'evermore' experience and we just want to talk more about it. Luckily, with physical CDs hitting shelves, we were able to hear the two bonus tracks on the album. We start this week by discussing our first impressions of 'right where you left me' and 'it's time to go', before we dive into Taylor's recent interview with Zane Lowe and break down the interview piece by piece!

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Dec 22 2020

1hr 8mins

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Rank #6: first impressions of Taylor Swift's evermore

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Buckle up, it's a long one.

We can't believe she did it again, but the Queen of pop dropped a second album in the worst year™. Taylor Swift's sister album 'evermore' was released just last Friday at midnight and now that Devon and Joe have had a full weekend to marinate in its lyrics and composition, we have some thoughts. This week we breakdown our predictions from our announcement episode, give our top 5, then go song by song explaining our first impressions.

Joe explains that, while Betty and James might be absent, we have a new love story to obsess over in Dorothea, and finally Devon and Joe answer the question on everyone's mind... which album is better?

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Dec 15 2020

1hr 21mins

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Rank #7: evermore album announcement reaction!

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Taylor Swift can not let a girl BREATHE. In just under 5 months since the release of folklore, Taylor is releasing ANOTHER album. that's right TS9 is already here and will be for evermore. Named the "sister album" to folklore, we only have a few paragraphs, a couple pictures, and the tracklist to go off of, but that doesn't stop Devon and Joe from speculating WILDLY. Join us as we make wild predictions for the new album dropping at midnight 12/11.

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Dec 11 2020

1hr 5mins

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Rank #8: Breaking Down Taylor Swift’s Bridges (The Anatomy of a Song Series)

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All these bridges and we still can't get over it.

This week Devon and Joe start a new series on the show: The Anatomy of a Song. In each episode in this series we'll be breaking down different aspects of a song, explaining how they fit in song composition, and most importantly, explaining how Taylor Swift does them so well.

Of course we had to kick the series off with bridges, the most iconic part of any Taylor Swift song. Join us this week as we discuss what makes Taylor's bridges stand out and discuss our favorite and top 5 bridges she's ever recorded.

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Dec 09 2020

1hr 6mins

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Rank #9: invisible string (Song Breakdown)

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We're back for another Thursday breakdown! We're getting close to the end, this week we are breaking down track 11: invisible string. This track was the obvious standout and Joe and Devon's de facto best track on the record when it released, is it still held in such high regard? Or have our thoughts on the track fallen? Listen this week to find out.

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Dec 03 2020

45mins

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Rank #10: folklore: the long pond studio sessions reaction

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Taylor will not stop dropping bombshells. Which is honestly great for this show. This week, we were given another giant announcement with less than 24 hours to process. We were all invited to the secret sessions, the long pond studio sessions to be more specific. Join Devon and Joe as they gush over the performances and the interviews between the songs.

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Dec 01 2020

1hr 17mins

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