Which 'Reputation' Songs Are About Joe Alwyn? Taylor Swift's Boyfriend May Be The Subject Of Quite A Few Tracks
Since it was announced in August, Taylor Swift's sixth studio album Reputation has been the talk of the town. Both fans and critics have been waiting with bated breath to know just what secrets the singer would roll off her tongue. So, which Reputation songs are about Joe Alwyn? Or is she dedicating the album to all of of the folks who have crossed her over the years?
Between Swift's viral snake video and her first single "Look What You Made Me Do's theme, it was hard to tell which angle the new project would take. But, with the release of tracks "...Ready For It?" and "Gorgeous," fans have been convinced that she saved some space on the LP to talk about her new British beau.
After listening to the album, however, it's clear that Swift's growing love for Alwyn trumps all of the celebrity beefs and negative press the singer has received more recently. Reputation is seemingly about how her new lover saw the best in her, even when everyone else only wanted to focus on her shortcomings. Don't get it twisted, though. Swift definitely carves out a little time to make sure her enemies know just where they stand with her, too. But her budding relationship with Alwyn totally takes precedent, and she seems to drop deets about their secret romance in all of the tracks below.
1. "...Ready For It?"
2. "End Game"
Swift isn't known for having the longest romantic relationships, but in "End Game," she lets the world know just what type of relationship she's trying to have with her new lover. She sings,
"I wanna be your end game
I wanna be your first string
I wanna be your A-Team
I wanna be your end game, end game."
3. "Don't Blame Me"
Straight out the gate, Swift goes into a gorgeous verse about how this newfound love is totally different from all of her others, singing,
"I've been breakin' hearts a long time, and
Toyin' with them older guys
Just to play things for me to use
Something happened for the first time, in
The darkest little paradise, shakin'
Pacin', I just need you."
Swift talks about meeting her new lover in a casual bar, and how much she appreciates him for seeing her true colors. She sings:
"This ain't for the best
My reputation's never been worse, so
You must like me for me…"
And when she asks her song subject, "Do the girls back home touch you like I do?", Swift gives it all away that she's singing about her British beau.
5. "So It Goes..."
This track could literally be about any ol' lover, but just as she did in "Delicate," Swift sings about meeting the special somebody in a bar in this track. And since it's pretty obvious that "Delicate" is about her guy from across the pond, "So It Goes" could totally be about Alwyn, too.
Even though there's been a ton of debate as to who "Gorgeous" is really about, but the stanza, "you should take it as a compliment that I got drunk and made fun of the way you talk," lets fans know that Swift's either talking about Alwyn, or her previous ex-fling Tom Hiddleston in the track.
But when the singer drops the line, "and I got a boyfriend, he's older than us. He's in the club doing I don't know what," referencing the age gap between the pair and her then-boyfriend (presumably Hiddleston), it seems clear that the track is dedicated to 26-year-old Alywn.
7. "King Of My Heart"
Alwyn's British descent is also hinted at in this track, as Swift demands that the actor "prove to me I'm your American Queen."
And in case you need a little more convincing, Swift referring to the British slang "fancy" with the lyrics "say you fancy me, not fancy stuff," should totally do the trick.
8. "Dancing With Our Hands Tied"
And in this track, Swift sings about a secret romance, nodding to the young age of her new lover, singing:
"I, I loved you in secret
First sight, yeah, we love without reason
Oh, twenty-five years old
Oh, how were you to know, and
My, my love had been frozen
Deep blue, but you painted me golden"
Alwyn is currently 26-years-old, but seeing as its been reported the pair have been linked since February 2016, the lyric could be referencing his age at their first meeting.
Swift references her secret romance, once again, in this track, saying, "Our secret moments in your crowded room / They've got no idea about me and you."
10. "Call It What You Want"
11. "New Year's Day"
This track could also be a love song to anyone, but seeing as Swift seemingly dedicated most of the album to the her newfound romance, it's safe to bet "New Year's Day" is another ode to happiness, too.
It's all just speculation, but it looks like Swift may have dedicated more than half of her album to Alwyn — showing just how head-over-heels she is with British actor.