Meet Marjorie Finlay: Taylor Swift's Grandma Receives Touching Tribute on evermore

Taylor Swift introduced fans to her late grandmother Marjorie Finlay on track 13 of her new album evermore titled “marjorie.”

By Mona Thomas Dec 11, 2020 8:43 PMTags
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Taylor Swift is giving fans a deeper look into her family history. 

The "cardigan" singer dropped her ninth album, evermore, at midnight on Friday, Dec. 11 and fans have been decoding and digging into all of the hidden gems from the surprise project. 

While some Easter eggs were a bit more difficult to catch on to, the Grammy winner made the introduction of her late grandmother a simple one. The 30-year-old wrote a touching tribute to her late grandmother Marjorie Finlay—her mom Andrea Swift's mom and opera singer—on track 13 aptly titled "marjorie."  

"I should've asked you questions, I should've asked you how to be/Asked you to write it down for me/Should've kept every grocery store receipt/'Cause every scrap of you would be taken from me," Taylor sings. "Watched as you signed your name: Marjorie/All your closets of backlogged dreams/And how you left them all to me."

As fans may recall, Taylor dedicated the 13th track titled "epiphany" on her surprise album folkmore, which dropped back in July, to her late grandfather.

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Along with the release of evermore, the star also dropped the lyric music video for "marjorie" which featured photos and videos of her grandma in her prime, newspaper clippings of her achievements and even home videos of her and baby Taylor.

In a note to her fans on the tribute to her grandmother specifically, Taylor said Marjorie "still visits me sometimes...if only in my dreams."

On Instagram, hours before the release of the album, Taylor wrote that her latest album felt "different" to her and her team, as if they "were  standing on the edge of the folklorian woods and had a choice: to turn and go back or to travel further into the forest of this music" and ultimately "chose to wander deeper in." 

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