Bejeweled

Album: Midnights (2022)
Charted: 6
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Songfacts®:

  • This dance-floor anthem finds Taylor Swift cautioning an unappreciative romantic partner to pay attention to her before it is too late.

    Best believe I'm still bejeweled
    When I walk in the room
    I can still make the whole place shimmer


    Swift understands her self-worth. "'Bejeweled' is a song that I think it's really about finding confidence when you feel that it's been taken away, for whatever reason," said the pop superstar in a video. "You know, you're feeling insecure, you're feeling taken for granted... One of the things we love to do at night, 'cause we love to go dancing, we love to put on an outfit that makes us feel good, and we love to feel like we're still bejeweled."
  • And when I meet the band
    They ask, "Do you have a man?"


    "Bejeweled" is a track from Midnights, which finds Swift revisiting the upbeat pop production of her 2010s records after the alternative folk sound of Folklore and Evermore. Swift's declaration to her lover that's she's still capable of dazzling a room parallels her return to pop music.

    "After spending these glorious years writing folk songs and being in this metaphorical forest that I've created, which I loved so much, but there was a bit of pumping myself back up to be like, 'You can do it, you're still bejeweled!'" she said. "I'm still bejeweled? We'll see, but that's what the song's about."
  • One of the main themes of Midnights is Swift shining a light on her true love Joe Alwyn while reflecting on her previous semi-toxic boyfriends. The disdainful romantic partner on "Bejewelled" is one of these no-good lovers.
  • Swift co-wrote and co-produced "Bejewelled" with Jack Antonoff. The two have worked together since her fifth studio album, 1989, released in 2014.
  • Swift wrote and directed the Cinderella-inspired video. The comic take on the fairy tale stars Swift as the Cinderella character, named as "House Wench." It also features Jurassic Park actress Laura Dern as her villainous Stepmommy, the Haim sisters as Cinderella's bratty stepsisters, burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese as her fairy goddess, make-up artist Pat McGrath as "Queen Pat," and Jack Antonoff as Prince Charming.

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