Mastermind

Album: Midnights (2022)
Charted: 13
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  • Once upon a time, the planets and the fates
    And all the stars aligned
    You and I ended up in the same room
    At the same time

    And the touch of a hand lit the fuse
    Of a chain reaction of countermoves
    To assess the equation of you
    Checkmate, I couldn't lose

    What if I told you none of it was accidental
    And the first night that you saw me, nothing was gonna stop me?
    I laid the groundwork and then, just like clockwork
    The dominoes cascaded in a line

    What if I told you I'm a mastermind?
    And now you're mine
    It was all by design
    'Cause I'm a mastermind

    You see, all the wisest women
    Had to do it this way
    'Cause we were born to be the pawn
    In every lover's game

    If you fail to plan, you plan to fail
    Strategy sets the scene for the tale
    I'm the wind in our free-flowing sails
    And the liquor in our cocktails

    What if I told you none of it was accidental
    And the first night that you saw me, I knew I wanted your body?
    I laid the groundwork and then, just like clockwork
    The dominoes cascaded in a line

    What if I told you I'm a mastermind?
    And now you're mine
    It was all my design
    'Cause I'm a mastermind

    No one wanted to play with me as a little kid
    So I've been scheming like a criminal ever since
    To make them love me and make it seem effortless
    This this the first time I've felt the need to confess
    And I swear
    I'm only cryptic and Machiavellian 'cause I care

    So I told you none of it was accidental
    And the first night that you saw me, nothing was gonna stop me
    I laid the groundwork and then saw a wide smirk
    On your face, you knew the entire time

    You knew that I'm a mastermind
    And now you're mine
    Yeah, all you did was smile
    'Cause I'm a mastermind Writer/s: Jack Michael Antonoff, Taylor Alison Swift
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
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