Taylor Swift has released a love song as her new single. You know what that means — it's time for internet to play another rousing game of Name That Heartthrob! People are clamoring to figure out who the lyrics of Taylor's new single, "Gorgeous," are about.
Calls are going out on Twitter for people to solve this mystery:
Taylor told fans at a private show that the song was about meeting and falling for her partner of one year, Joe Alwyn:
But that didn't fly with fans:
Secret sessioners really expect us to believe that gorgeous isn't about 2016 met gala Taylor meeting and dancing with Tom Hiddleston-— REPUTATION/Sneh❤️ (@SnehAdwani) October 20, 2017
taylor swift: this song is about joe— claristmas 🎄 (@lyannastarks) October 20, 2017
me: oh wow thank you for writing this hiddleswift anthem
Let's examine the clues, shall we?
The first verse offers our first clue:
You should take it as a compliment
That I got drunk and made fun of the way you talk
You should think about the consequence
Of your magnetic field being a little too strong
And I got a boyfriend, he's older than us
He's in the club doing I-don't-know-what
You're so cool it makes me hate you so much
The line "he's in the club doing I-don't-know-what" could be a reference to her older DJ ex, Calvin Harris.
So if he was the boyfriend she already had, then the song can't be about him.
Calvin is the dude in the club, her boyfriend at the time. Not the "gorgeous" guy she meets. Read the lyrics.— Karine Kerr (@KakeBites) October 20, 2017
The only calvin mention is the DJ line. It’s about realizing she likes Joe— jen weis(t)f(i)eld (@jweisfeld) October 20, 2017
Maybe it's Tom Hiddleston?
It can’t be hiddleston Taylor says “I got a boyfriend he’s older than us” the boyfriend was Calvin Harris which is 33 and hiddleston is 36— E (@emanixo1) October 20, 2017
The bridge brings us to the line "whiskey on ice, sunset and vine" — another line some fans see clues in:
- and Calvin was somewhere in a club doing I don't know what". Also sunset vine and ocean references and their vacation to exotic locations?— REPUTATION/Sneh❤️ (@SnehAdwani) October 20, 2017
But the age issue knocks Tom Hiddleston out of contention, doesn't it?
That's not a problem in some minds:
*cough* Tiny details designed to throw us off *cough* but overall the song has more of a Tom Vibe than a Joe/Calvin Vibe— REPUTATION/Sneh❤️ (@SnehAdwani) October 20, 2017
People are holding on tight to the idea that the song is about Hiddleston:
the moment i heard "ocean blue eyes" in gorgeous by TS i freakin K N E W it was tom hiddleston gurl we been knew— deneh (@asteria_aionia) October 20, 2017
Gorgeous by Taylor Swift would be anyone's reaction to meeting Tom Hiddleston. We get it, T.— Alexis Stinson (@AlexisStinson) October 20, 2017
LOOK MAN, NOBODY CAN CONVINCE ME THIS ISN'T TOM. LIKE COME ON, WE ALL KNOW TOM IS THE DEFINITION OF GORGEOUS.— Neetika. (@Superhero_roots) October 20, 2017
But some Swift fans are more than happy to speak up for Team Joe:
can you believe taylor swift got drunk and made fun of joe alwyns english accent SCREAMING— kristin (@InnocentSwiftie) October 20, 2017