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Taylor Swift Performs 'You Need to Calm Down' & 'Lover' | 2019 Video Music Awards

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Taylor Swift Performs 'You Need to Calm Down' & 'Lover' | 2019 Video Music Awards
Taylor Swift Performs 'You Need to Calm Down' & 'Lover' | 2019 Video Music Awards thumb Taylor Swift Performs 'You Need to Calm Down' & 'Lover' | 2019 Video Music Awards thumb Taylor Swift Performs 'You Need to Calm Down' & 'Lover' | 2019 Video Music Awards thumb

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  • -(applause) -(music playing)
  • (cheering)
  • ♪ You are somebody that I don't know ♪
  • ♪ But you're takin' shots at me like it's Patrón ♪
  • ♪ And I'm just like, damn ♪
  • ♪ It's 7:00 a.m. ♪
  • ♪ Say it in the street, that's a knockout ♪
  • ♪ But you say it in a tweet, that's a cop-out ♪
  • ♪ And I'm just like, hey ♪
  • ♪ Are you okay? ♪
  • ♪ You just need to take several seats ♪
  • ♪ And then try to restore the peace ♪
  • ♪ And control your urges to scream ♪
  • ♪ About all the people you hate ♪
  • ♪ 'Cause shade never made anybody less gay ♪
  • ♪ So, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh ♪
  • ♪ You need to calm down ♪
  • ♪ You're bein' too loud ♪
  • ♪ And I'm just like, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh ♪
  • ♪ You need to just stop ♪
  • ♪ Like, can you just not step on his gown? ♪
  • ♪ You need to calm down ♪
  • ♪ And we see you over there on the Internet ♪
  • ♪ Comparin' all the girls who are killin' it ♪
  • ♪ But we figured you out ♪
  • ♪ We all know now we all got crowns ♪
  • ♪ You need to calm down ♪
  • Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh
  • ♪ You need to calm down ♪
  • ♪ You're bein' too loud ♪
  • ♪ And I'm just like, oh-oh ♪
  • Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh
  • ♪ You need to just stop ♪
  • ♪ Can you just not step on our gowns? ♪
  • ♪ You need to calm down. ♪
  • (audience cheering)
  • ("Lover" playing)
  • ♪ ♪
  • ♪ We could leave the Christmas lights up till January ♪
  • ♪ This is our place, we make the rules ♪
  • ♪ And there's a dazzling haze, a mysterious way ♪
  • ♪ About you, dear ♪
  • ♪ Have I known you 20 seconds or 20 years? ♪
  • ♪ Can I go where you go? ♪
  • ♪ Can we always be this close ♪
  • ♪ Forever and ever? ♪
  • ♪ And ah, take me out, and take me home ♪
  • ♪ You're my, my, my, my... ♪
  • ♪ Lover ♪
  • (cheering)
  • ♪ We could let our friends crash in the living room ♪
  • ♪ This is our place, we make the call ♪
  • ♪ And I'm highly suspicious ♪
  • ♪ That everyone who sees you wants you ♪
  • ♪ I've loved you three summers now, honey ♪
  • ♪ But I want 'em all ♪
  • ♪ Can I go where you go? ♪
  • ♪ Can we always be this close ♪
  • ♪ Forever and ever? ♪
  • ♪ And ah, take me out, and take me home ♪
  • Forever and ever
  • ♪ You're my, my, my, my... ♪
  • -♪ Lover ♪ -♪ Ladies and gentlemen ♪
  • ♪ Will you please stand? ♪
  • ♪ With every guitar string scar on my hand ♪
  • ♪ I take this magnetic force of a man to be my ♪
  • ♪ Lover ♪
  • ♪ My heart's been borrowed and yours has been blue ♪
  • ♪ All's well that ends well to end up with you ♪
  • ♪ Swear to be overdramatic and true to my lover ♪
  • ♪ And you'll save all your dirtiest jokes for me ♪
  • ♪ And at every table ♪
  • ♪ I'll save you a seat, lover ♪
  • ♪ Can I go where you go? ♪
  • ♪ Can we always be this close ♪
  • ♪ Forever and ever? ♪
  • ♪ And ah, take me out, and take me home ♪
  • Forever and ever
  • ♪ You're my, my, my, my... ♪
  • ♪ Oh, you're my, my, my, my... ♪
  • ♪ Darling, you're my, my, my, my ♪
  • ♪ Lover. ♪
  • (cheering, applause)

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Taylor Swift performs 'You Need to Calm Down' & 'Lover' at the 2019 Video Music Awards. If you missed Monday night’s big show, catch up on the 2019 VMAs On Demand now!

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Sebastian Maniscalco will host the event live from the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, on Monday. There will be performances by Lizzo, Taylor Swift, Lil Nas X, Jonas Brothers, Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Queen Latifah, Redman, Fetty Wap, Naughty by Nature, Wyclef Jean, J Balvin, Bad Bunny, Rosalía, H.E.R. and A$AP Ferg, and Missy Elliott will receive the Video Vanguard Award.

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