Continuing the trend of releasing a new song each week, Taylor Swift's "Call It What You Want" around midnight on Friday, Nov. 3. This marks the fourth track from Swift's upcoming Reputation, which will be released in exactly a week. Fans were already hyped thanks to the "Call It What You Want" lyrics Swift teased on her Twitter in the hours leading up to the song's release, and, now that the full song is out, honestly, they're already obsessed.
The first song from the soon-to-be-released album was "Look What You Made Me Do," which included a music video that declared the "Old Taylor" dead, seemingly marking a new era for the singer. Next up, she released "...Ready For It?" and "Gorgeous." The latter has yet to get the video treatment, but, if Swift continues her pattern, it'll likely be here in no time. Just last week, the "...Ready For It?" video showed the singer breaking out of her metaphorical — and very literal — box, and fans are living for this new Swiftian Era in which the only person riding in on a white horse to save her is, well, her.
As fans wait for a "Gorgeous" video to be released, "Call It What You Want" is here to tide you over and give you plenty of lyrics to pore over. Obviously, the first question in any Swiftie's mind is: Who is the song about anyway? An ex? That never-ending Kanye West feud? As usual, Swift doesn't explicitly say, but the clues are out there for her ever-observant fans.
Swift's song appears to be equally about her reputation in the media in the last year and her relationship with Joe Alwyn. "I'm laughing with my lover, making forts under covers," she sings in the second verse of the song. The chorus of the song also says that, "My baby's fit like a daydream, walking with his head down," a perfect throwback to "Blank Space" and its infamous "Darling, I'm a nightmare dressed like a daydream." On top of that, Swift's lyrics call back to a time "late November," when she asked the boy she's singing to run away with her rather than attempt to save her. This could be a reference to her retreat from the media in the last year, during which she cultivated her relationship with Alwyn largely out of the public eye.
Regardless of the song's true meaning, and because of it, fans are losing their minds.
1. We're Really Happy For You Taylor
It's impossible not to be happy for her after hearing this song. It's way too sweet.
2. People Are Already Picking Their Favorite Lyrics
Swift really brought her best songwriting game with this one. Try to pick your favorite lyrics, but it's not going to be an easy task. There are so many good ones.
3. Once Again, She's Written Our Feelings
Basically, the relationship Swift is singing about is what we all want, right? She did mention making forts.
4. You're Doing Amazing Sweetie
Again, how could anyone be anything but happy for her after hearing this?
5. The Unexpected Emotional Reaction
This song got unexpectedly emotional real fast. If you're crying, you're definitely not alone.
6. We Were All Rooting For You
No matter how you feel about Swift, you have to admit that this song makes it easy to root for her. Despite those who might try to hold her down, she is out there living her best life. She gets credit for that.
7. Realizing She Wrote It By Herself
This is hardly the first time Swift has crafted a song by herself, but still. So much pride.
8. Pointing Out These Important Lyrics
Being in love does not equal ownership — at least, not in a healthy relationship. It's good to hear this in a love song.
9. Call It What You Want, But..
Yeah, that's definitely a good name for the feelings this song is giving her fans right now.
10. This Song Is Basically Just A Musical Group Hug
Swift is happy, all of us are happy for her. Can we just meet up for a hug?
11. The Connection To 1989
Swift used flowers as a symbol of a dying relationship in "Clean" from 1989, and now, those flowers are back... as thorns. Deep.
If "Call It What You Want" was this good, it's going to be serious competition for the rest of the songs on Reputation. Then again, knowing Swift, we can probably just go ahead and assume that the rest of the album is this good, too.