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Hear Taylor Swift and the Dixie Chicks' Poignant 'Soon You'll Get Better'

Taylor Swift teams up with the Dixie Chicks on the intimate "Soon You'll Get Better," the 12th track from Swift's new album Lover (released on August 23).

The tender song captures how helpless you can feel when a loved one gets sick, leaving you to put faith in religion and little "orange bottles" of pills.

"Holy orange bottles/ Each night I pray to you," Swift sings. "Desperate people find faith so I pray to Jesus too."

The Dixie Chicks provide stunning backing harmonies on the chorus and the bridge as Swift contemplates the fears and uncertainties that swirl around doctor's offices and hospitals.

"And I hate to make this all about me but who am I supposed to talk to? What am I supposed to do? If there's no you?"

Earlier this year, Swift shared in an essay for Elle that her mother Andrea's cancer had returned four years after she first battled the disease.

"My mom's cancer is a real problem. I used to be so anxious about daily ups and downs. I give all of my worry, stress, and prayers to real problems now," Swift wrote.

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Rumors of a Dixie Chicks collaboration were confirmed last week when Swift posted the track list for Lover. The country trio made a cameo of sorts in Swift's video for "ME!," the first release from her seventh album. The band can be seen in a painting on a wall in Swift's apartment in the video -- a nod to Swift's lyric "there's a lotta cool chicks out there."

Earlier this summer, Natalie Maines posted the announcement that the Dixie Chicks are working on a long awaited new album of their own. The release date for the album has not yet been announced.

'Soon You'll Get Better' Lyrics:

The buttons of my coat were tangled in my hair
in doctor's office lighting, I didn't tell you I was scared
That was the first time we were there
Holy orange bottles
Each night I pray to you
Desperate people find faith so I pray to Jesus too
And I say to you

Soon you'll get better
Soon you'll get better
You'll get better soon
'Cause you have to

I know delusion when I see it in the mirror
You like the nicer nurses
You make the best of a bad deal
I just pretend it isn't real
I'll paint the kitchen neon
I'll brighten the sky
I know I'll never get it
There's not a day that I won't try
And I'll say to you

Soon you'll get better
Soon you'll get better
You'll get better soon
'Cause you have to

And I hate to make this all about me
But who am I supposed to talk to?
What am I supposed to do?
If there's no you

This won't go back to normal
If it ever was
It's been years of hoping
And I keep saying it because
'Cause I have too

You'll get better
Soon you'll get better
You'll get better soon

Soon you'll get better
You'll get better soon

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Hear Taylor Swift and the Dixie Chicks' Poignant 'Soon You'll Get Better'