Which words/phrases will appear in the lyrics of The Tortured Poets Department (Taylor Swift's upcoming album)?
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resolved Apr 23
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NO
football
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NO
chief
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NO
sonnet
Resolved
NO
haiku
Resolved
YES
lakes
Resolved
YES
eras
Resolved
NO
president
Resolved
NO
heartbreak
Resolved
YES
war
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NO
sincerely
Resolved
YES
fuck
Resolved
YES
damn
Resolved
YES
shit
Resolved
YES
sweater
Resolved
YES
rain
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NO
girlboss
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NO
gaslight
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NO
gatekeep
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NO
neoliberal
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NO
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If The Tortured Poets Department includes bonus tracks which are released within 48 hours of the album, those count.

If it is unclear whether a word or phrase appears in a song, and there are no official lyrics, I will use genius.com as a source.

Plurals and other inflected forms will count as the same, unless specified in the answer. Clarifications to answers may be added in brackets. In general, I won't be a grammar stickler. If whether something constitutes an inflected form is ambiguous, I will use Merriam-Webster as a source.

For the swear words, they must be said fully to count.

Sorry, you can’t add words anymore because we’re at the answer limit! However, you can now add them to @Ziddletwix‘s extension market.

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General policy for my markets: In the rare event of a conflict between my resolution criteria and the agreed-upon common-sense spirit of the market, I may resolve it according to the market's spirit or N/A, probably after discussion.

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Any objections to me resolving all the remaining markets NO? I don’t think that “broken heart” should count as an instance of “heartbreak.” I’ll wait like 24h for any objections and then do it

bought Ṁ150 Answer #0436d16363dd NO

Why was this so high? I didn’t hear any

bought Ṁ401 Answer #0436d16363dd YES

@Conflux Did you listen to the explicit version? She uses fuck about a dozen times just in this song: https://genius.com/Taylor-swift-down-bad-lyrics

@TimothyJohnson5c16 i didn't bet on that one bc i was confused by the framing. i'm assuming conflux interpreted as "the word is censored in the song". i wasn't sure if it was that or just "a swear word that would sometimes be censored but isn't"

@Ziddletwix Ah, okay, we can either ask @Joshua what he meant or just NA this then.

@TimothyJohnson5c16 Yeah, I thought it meant she censored it in the song. But I’ll defer to Joshua since he added the option.

@TimothyJohnson5c16 yeah, I added this in response to an earlier comment thread where there was debate on if "shit" would count even if it was censored in the song.

@Joshua ok so it should probably be bet down, don't think they censored anything in the explicit version. won't touch this one myself bc seems like there was sufficient confusion, could always N/A

I think I didn't define it very well, an N/A seems fair.

@Joshua Yeah, makes sense.

heartbreak
bought Ṁ40 heartbreak NO

there's lots of "broken heart" which i'm assuming is distinct from "heartbreak", but didn't bet this down too much because not confident.

Ok I think I got all of them in the initial 16 tracks! Idk if I'll do the bonuses tonight.

@Conflux I'm reopening the markets in hopes that y'all will do the work for me

@Conflux did you intend to reopen this one?

@Ziddletwix Hmmm I think he did, something major have gotten mixed up. I'll re-open and not trade myself

bought Ṁ250 Answer #7bab7280a31e YES

@Joshua @Conflux updated that linked google doc with the full 31 songs (plus hopefully cleaned up the extraneous stuff, hope i caught it all), & bet based on what I've found. obviously certainly have made a mistake (plus the genius lyrics sometimes get it wrong), & can't necessarily resolve the NOs until we're certain there won't be any more bonus tracks (I bet towards 5% since I don't think there will be, but I was very wrong about the 2nd album lol).

i can quote some of the YESes i found to save time

bought Ṁ50 Answer #91ff9d898f79 YES

@Ziddletwix Here are some YES-es.

Remember

> In the shower, and remember how my rain-soaked body

Walk

> And so I watch as you walk Into some bar called The Black Dog

Damn

> From smokin' your jokes all damn night

Anymore

> But the story isn't mine anymore

Eras 

> Bygones will be bygone, eras fadin' into grey (Fading into grey)

Valley

> I hate it here so I will go to lunar valleys in my mind

Window 

> I look in people's windows Transfixed by rose golden glows

Lake

> Central Park Lake in tiny rowboats

Standing

> Standin' at the bar like something's funny, bubbly

bought Ṁ100 Answer #0e59387205cd YES

@Ziddletwix for NOs can certainly check yourself, but it's easy to miss something so i'd also encourage people to look for & flag any YES-es that you find (& if no one's flagged anything after a few days, it's probably safe to resolve NO)

@Ziddletwix Yeah. I “”reallocated my subsidy as bounty for people to tell me what the answers (probably) were””

@Ziddletwix Also I can’t resolve anything NO until 48h after the album in case there are more bonus tracks.

@Ziddletwix idk why I’ve been checking all of these YES words individually. but I did it!

@Conflux if it'll save you any time for resolution, i'm putting the lyrics from the album manually into a big google doc https://docs.google.com/document/d/1c_grQMR-ku9uah-1SlKlkYHYozNBZ2P8UFwxvxivKvw/edit?usp=sharing for easy control-f-ing. (i'm copying directly so there's some extra ad stuff in there to watch for). the lyrics for all the bonuses aren't up yet but will add soon.

(the stuff i've bet up before the market closed should all have confirmed lines, but if it'd help happy to start leaving comments quoting all the relevant lines. confirming the NOs is harder, didn't have all the bonus tracks before so it's possible to miss something there)

@Ziddletwix says "how on earth" when it should say "hell on earth" in Clara Bow

@Ziddletwix Was so confused seeing every song contain the lyrics “get taylor swift tickets as low as $288 you may also like fortnite” in every song

@Conflux Ooh thanks will fix. Yeah I copied this down from genius a few min after release, so the lyrics were still being transcribed (plus no bonus tracks). So should be enough for a quick check of the YES but not reliable for NOs yet (I’ll need to update for my own market once bonus tracks up as well)

@Ziddletwix also "should've tucked" should be "shit-talked"

I've been appreciating your transcription though!

@popstarmike Never stop selling 🙏🙏 Taylor’s doing ad reads mid song now