One of the fun games to play with any Taylor Swift song is to figure out who the inspiration was, normally falling to an ex-flame like John Mayer or Jake Gyllenhaal.
Though the year-old is notoriously tight-lipped and private she has only given one interview since her new album, Reputation, came outfans can trust that she will spill some miraculous tea in her music, and she never fails to disappoint.
It's widely believed that this lyric is a direct reference to Swift's ongoing feud with West and Kardashian. The "second chance" she sings about might refer to Swift and West's surprising friendship after he infamously interrupted her speech at the Video Music Awards. Fast-forward seven years and Swift came under fire after Kardashian posted a Snapchat video of the Reputation singer and West talking about his song "Famous" on the phone.
The video came after Swift claimed that she had never heard the song nor was told that West was going to call her "that bitch" in it. Swift's mention of a mind-twisted phone call is likely a reference to the now-famous Snapchat video. It's no secret that Perry and Swift have been embroiled in a feud for years.
Many believe that the "club" lyric references Harris's career as a DJ, who frequents nightclubs for performances. Likewise, Harris is five years older than Swift, while Alwyn is two years younger. Many also believe that Alwyn and Swift met at the Met Gala, which they both attended.
The event was held before the media announced Swift and Harris's breakup, leading fans to believe that "Gorgeous" is about Alwyn and the lyric above is a jab at Harris.
Getty Images "Bad Blood" Target: In a interview with Rolling Stone, Swift revealed that "Bad Blood" is about a woman and ex-friend in the music industry who tried to "sabotage" her arena tour. Years later, Perry confirmed that she was the woman who Swift was talking about after she hired dancers that were on tour for Swift's previous album, Red.
Though "Bad Blood" came out years before Perry publicly apologized to Swiftfans believe that the lyric above references the many behind-the-scenes times that Perry has apologized to Swift, which she doesn't think were authentic. When Swift's fourth studio album, Red, came out init was widely believed that a majority of the album was about Swift's toxic relationship with Gyllenhaal.
The lead single from the album was "We Are Never Getting Back Together," which fans instantly noticed had a few references to Gyllenhaal in its music video.
The most damning evidence is that the music video features the video love interest giving Swift his scarf, which many fans believe is a reference to a scarf of Gyllenhaal's that Swift has been photographed wearing. Many fans also believe that the lyric above is a jab at Gyllenhaal's well-documented preference of indie music.
Getty Images "Dear John" Target: Other than the title, "Dear John" doesn't have any explicit references to Mayer. But that hasn't stopped fans—and Mayer himself—from believing that the song is about the "Daughters" singer. Swift and Mayer are believed to have dated from December to Februarywhen Swift was Hence the age reference.
Likewise, Mayer isn't known for having the best high-profile relationships, with the singer admitting that he was a "jerk" to past girlfriends, Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Aniston. In an interview with Rolling StoneMayer accepted that the song was about him, claiming that he was "caught off-guard" and "humiliated" when the track came out.
Belle might not be as well-known as other celebrities on this list, but she and Swift have a dramatic history. Shortly after Swift and Joe Jonas broke up inthe Jonas Brothers member was photographed on dates with Belle, an actress best known for the remake of "When a Stranger Calls.
But fans also believe that the song has a few jabs at her past lovers Harris and Hiddleston. After the song came out, fans pointed out that Hiddleston has been photographed driving a Jaguar, while Harris has been seen driving a Range Rover.
The lyric here suggests that despite the men's wealth, they failed as lovers compared to Alwyn.
I've got a list of names and yours is in red, underlined I check it once, then I check it twice, oh!File this under: 3-year-old Taylor Swift FanFic written in the style of Judy Blume using lyrics from all of her songs. Radar says that Taylor and Jake Gyllenhaal’s one hundred percent natural relationship didn’t end because the expiration date on their short-term bearding contract came up .
(Over the years, Swift has been romantically linked to Joe Jonas, Taylor Lautner, John Mayer, Jake Gyllenhaal, Harry Styles, Calvin Harris and Tom Hiddleston, though she's never directly said. The song has been inspired from Swift's ex-boyfriend Jake Gyllenhaal according to some blogs.
The song has been produced by Swift and Nathan Chapman.
The song has been produced by Swift and Nathan Chapman. In a recent interview, Taylor explains “The Last Time,” one of the songs of her hit album Red, which sounds a lot like her former relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal!
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