Just when you thought we were done with the Taylor Swift stories, the country star turned pop-titan shook up the internet with yet another single off her new anticipated album, Reputation.
We've been covering all things Taylor since 'Look What You Made Me Do' dropped, the single we love to hate and the video that throws more shade than an oak tree in summer. We stripped the lyrics down to each practical letter to find out exactly who Taylor was trashing and surprisingly - or unsurprisingly - it was pretty much everyone. Kim, Kanye, Calvin Harris - the works. Revisit the drama here.
However, we're talking about Taylor's new single 'Ready For It'. And it's just as shady as her first off the album. But who's getting thrown into the dark? Let's take a look.
Knew he was a killer
First time that I saw him
Wonder how many girls he had loved and left haunted
But if he’s a ghost then
I can be a phantom
Holdin’ him for ransom
Now these lyrics may have fans thinking this steamy track might be about Harry Styles since the singer released a track titled 'Two Ghosts" about him and Taylor on his self-titled album. However, we're pretty sure this is all about new bf, Joe Alwyn.
Why do you ask? Because the first time Tay and Joe met, it was at the premiere of his movie where he played a serial killer. She was never one for subtly.
Some boys are trying too hard
He don’t try at all though
Younger than my exes but he acts like such a man, though
I see nothing better
Keeping him forever
Like a vendetta-ta
Here's where we're getting into some shade and where we're pretty sure this is directed at older beaus, Calvin Harris, 32, and Tom Hiddleston, 36. Joe is Taylor's youngest ex-boyfriend since Harry Styles, who's now 23. Taylor shouts out Joe for acting like a man despite his age, 26, a year younger than the star herself.
He can be my jailer
Burton to this Taylor
Every lover known in comparison is a failure
I forget their names now
I’m so very tame now
I’ll never be the same now
Here we have Taylor Swift basically throwing all of her exes under the bus. John who? Jake sorry? Taylor huh? Taylor Swift compares her and Joe to Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, one of the most iconic celebrity couples of all time and explicitly states that no past relationship can compare to this one.