Karma

Album: Midnights (2022)
Charted: 9
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  • Karma's on your scent like a bounty hunter
    Karma's gonna track you down
    Step by step, from town to town
    Sweet like justice, karma is a queen


    "Karma" is a playful electroclash song where Taylor Swift confronts her past detractors. She warns her foes that the universe settles scores, so they'll suffer the consequences of their actions.
  • Karma is my boyfriend
    Karma is a god
    Karma is the breeze in my hair on the weekend
    Karma's a relaxing thought
    Aren't you envious that for you it's not?


    Swift has a good relationship with karma because she "keeps my side of the street clean." She can relax in bed at night knowing the universe is blessing her. "'Karma' is written from a perspective of feeling like really happy really proud of the way your life is," she told Apple Music. "Feeling like this must be a reward for doing stuff right and it's a song that I really love because I think we all need some of those moments."
  • Karma has been a recurring theme throughout Swift's music.

    On 2010's "Better Than Revenge," Swift warns a female love rival: "Stealing other people's toys on the playground won't make you many friends."

    On 2017's "Look What You Made Me Do" she eagerly waits for karma to come to her adversaries.

    On 2020's "My Tears Ricochet," a person who mistreated Swift shows up at her wake, "Cursing my name, wishing I stayed. Look at how my tears ricochet."
  • Swift released "Karma" on her Midnights album. She penned the song with her "Lavender Haze" co-writers Jack Antonoff, Sounwave and Jahaan Sweet, plus Beyoncé collaborator Keanu Torres (aka Keanu Beats).

    "'Karma' was just a last-minute Hail Mary," Sounwave recalled to Rolling Stone. "I remembered I was working with my guy Keanu and had something that was too perfect not to send to her. As soon as I sent it, Jack was instantly like, 'This is the one. Playing it for Taylor now. We're going in on it.' The next day, I heard the final product with her vocals on it."

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