“Cowboy Like Me” by Taylor Swift

The narrative in Taylor Swift’s “Cowboy Like Me” is premised on both the singer and the addressee, her romantic interest, being playas or as Taylor has described it “con artists”.  And much to the chagrin of the vocalist she has fallen for her male counterpart. This is not to imply that she is not enjoying the reality. Indeed quite to the contrary, the two lovebirds appear to be mutually edified and excited by each other’s company.  However being that he is a ‘cowboy like her’, in the singer’s heart, she does not believe their romance will last. This is not only due to their independent spirits but also she recognizing that her lover as being quite adept in games of the heart. In other words, she ‘knows that she will pay for’ falling in love with this dude sooner or later.

This song’s producer, Aaron Dessner, also co-wrote it with Taylor Swift. And it features background vocals from Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons’ fame.

“Cowboy Like Me” is the 11th song on the playlist of “Evermore”, Swift’s second album of 2020. This is a project which Republic Records issued on 11 December of that year.

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