‘Clara Bow’ Lyrics By Taylor Swift

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Alright Swifties, let’s learn the lyrics to “Clara Bow” by Taylor Swift.

On April 19, the “Tim McGraw” singer released her eleventh studio album, The Tortured Poets Department. The final of sixteen tracks is “Clara Bow.” This is in addition to the deluxe version of the record which boasts an extra four tracks, bringing it to a total of 20 songs.

Who Wrote ‘Clara Bow’ By Taylor Swift?

Taylor Swift and Aaron Dessner co-wrote “Clara Bow.” Jack Antonoff produced the album.

Clara Bow Lyrics From Taylor Swift

[Verse 1]
You look like Clara Bow in this light
Remarkable all your life
Did you know?
You’d be picked like a rose

I’m not trying to exaggerate
But I think I might die if it happened, die if it happened to me
No one in my small town thought I’d see the lights of Manhattan
This town is fake but you’re the real thing
Breath of fresh air through smoke rings
Take the glory, give everything
Promise to be dazzling

[Verse 2]
You look like Stevie Nicks in ’75
The hair and lips
The crowd goes wild at her fingertips
Half moon shinе, a full eclipse

I’m not trying to exaggеrate
But I might die if I made it, die if I made it
No one in my small town thought I’d meet these suits in L.A. they all want to say
This town is fake but you’re the real thing
Breath of fresh air through smoke rings
Take the glory, give everything
Promise to be dazzling

The crown is stained
But you’re the real queen
Flesh and blood amongst war machines
You’re the new God, we’re worshipping
Promise to be dazzling
Beauty is a beast that roars down on all fours demanding more
Only when your girlish glow flickers just so
Do they let you know
It’s hell on earth to be heavenly
Hit the brakes they don’t come gently

[Verse 3]
You look like Taylor Swift
In this light
We’re loving it
You’ve got edge, she never did
The future’s bright

Who is Clara Bow?

Clara Gordon Bow, an American actress hailed as one of the iconic figures of the silent film era. She was born on July 29, 1905. She quickly became known as “The It Girl” for her wit and charm on screen.

Bow’s breakthrough came with her role as a spirited shopgirl in the 1927 film “It.” This catapulted her to global stardom and cementing her status as the quintessential embodiment of the Roaring Twenties. She was renowned for her vivacious persona and undeniable allure. She starred in 46 silent films and 11 talkies, including classics such as “Mantrap” (1926) and “Wings” (1927).

Bow’s unparalleled popularity was underscored by her consecutive rankings as the first box-office draw in 1928 and 1929, and the second box-office draw in 1927 and 1930. She was so beloved, that just her mere presence in a motion picture was considered a guarantee of commercial success, with investors assured of a “safe return” on their investment.

Bow reportedly received over 45,000 fan letters in a single month, a testament to her widespread admiration among audiences worldwide. However, in 1931, Bow bid farewell to the glitz and glamour of Hollywood after tying the knot with actor Rex Bell. The couple opted for a quieter life as a rancher in Nevada.

Despite her premature departure from the silver screen, Bow’s cinematic legacy endured, with her final film, “Hoop-La,” in 1933. On September 27, 1965, Bow died of a heart attack at the age of 60. This marked the end of an era and the passing of a true Hollywood legend.

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