The Crazy Meanings Behind Your Favorite Top 40 Songs

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“Gorgeous,” Taylor Swift

Crazy Song Meanings

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As with most of Taylor Swift‘s discography, everything you need to know about “Gorgeous” is carefully encoded in its lyrics. Reputation largely explored her (allegedly) overlapping relationships with Calvin Harris, Tom Hiddleston, and current beau Joe Alwyn. Confusingly, Taylor dated Tom after Calvin, but she met Tom and Joe on the same night at the MET Gala — which she attended with Calvin (read also: “Getaway Car”). Taylor confirmed at her Secret Sessions that “Gorgeous” is about Joe, but unless Tom has a secret nightlife habit we don’t know about, lines like “I’ve got a boyfriend, he’s older than us / He’s in the club don’ I don’t know what” imply that “Gorgeous” was written while Taylor was dating Calvin. Basically, “Gorgeous” is a scandalous song about Taylor’s love for Joe while she was dating Calvin before she ran away with Tom. It’s a lot.

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