By now we know Taylor Swift is dating British actor Joe Alwyn. That’s despite how well the couple have managed to keep their relationship on the down-low – so much that there’s not even a decent photograph of them together.
However, as always, the 27-year-old pop star is wearing her heart on her album. Reputation is full of songs with lyrics that give us hints about how the couple met, how she feels about her new beau, and even some nods to ex-boyfriends Tom Hiddleston and Calvin Harris.
It’s all very, well, unimportant. But we CARE, okay?
So let’s dive in, shall we…
One song is all about Joe
Swift’s recently released track ‘Gorgeous‘ is all about Alwyn.
Early on she hints to his British accent, saying he should take it as a compliment she “got drunk and made fun of the way you talk”.
She also confesses that she had a crush on 26-year-old Alwyn while she was still dating Tom Hiddleston, 36, with the line "I got a boyfriend, he's older than us". But she can't stop thinking about "gorgeous" Joe.
"You're so gorgeous I can't say anything to your face 'cause look at your face."
Listen: The Mamamia Out Loud team dissect 'Look What You Made Me Do'.
They got together around the time Taylor Swift's personal life exploded
In 'Delicate', the star seems to be warning Alwyn not to get involved, but saying she's glad he is willing anyway.
This ain't for the best
My reputation's never been worse, so
You must like me for me…
Okay, you've gotta admit - "you must like me for me" is pretty damn cute.
Her exes are totally irrelevant now
Swift subtly, or perhaps, not so subtly references her exes Calvin Harris and Tom Hiddleston in 'King of My Heart'.
With the line "cause all the boys and their expensive cars, with their Range Rovers and their Jaguars, never took me quite where you do," Swift says her feelings for Alwyn are different to the way she felt about Harris and Hiddleston. A quick Google search confirms Harris drove a Range Rover and Hiddleston has appeared in Jaguar ads.
This is legit
The gushy lyrics continue with 'Call It What You Want' and honestly, it sounds like the pair have a good thing going.
In this song, Swift says "drama queens taking swings" won't get her down because "I'm doing better than I ever was" with her "baby" loving her like she's "brand new".
And then in 'New Year's Day' she offers the analogy of partying with him at midnight, but being there to clean up afterwards as a message she's in it for the good times and then average times.
"I want your midnights, but I'll be cleaning up bottles with you on New Year's Day."