20 Of Taylor Swift’s Best Songs: Decoded
This song is about Taylor’s current beau Joe Alwyn, no question. “Do the girls back home touch you like I do” alludes to his Britishness and “never seen that color blue” makes sure we know it’s about blue-eyed Joe and not her other recent foreign boyfriends, brown-eyed Tom Hiddleston and green-eyed Calvin Harris. There’s a set piece in the back of the music video for the single that says “Joe’s Deli,” and knowing Taylor’s attention to detail, that was probably a personal clue like she used to leave in her liner notes. She mentions Joe’s English accent and blue eyes in “Gorgeous” as well, which has been confirmed to be about the actor.