Apart from supremely catchy beats and alluring vocals, one of our favorite things about Taylor Swift's songs are her lyrics. The 27-year-old pop star's clever lyrics always have us working to decode hidden messages and references to her personal life. Since her last album came out, Taylor has been linked to three handsome guys and dealt with her fair share of public controversy. She addressed multiple feuds and rumors in the first song of the Reputation era, "Look What You Made Me Do", which had fans in a frenzy trying to uncover every last hidden gem in Tay's music. She didn't respond to any of the many theories surrounding her first single, though, it looks like she's taking a totally different approach for "Gorgeous", the third track off Reputation.
Taylor has allegedly already spilled the beans about what "Gorgeous" is truly about. While many fans already expected that the sweet track is about her boyfriend of one year, 26-year-old actor Joe Alwyn, new reports suggest that Taylor confirmed this theory to her fans at one of her Reputation secret listening sessions. One of the lucky fans in attendance took to Tumblr and wrote, "Basically Taylor made us all promise that if anyone made any accusations of who this song is about, we tell them it is 100 percent about her angel boyfriend of one year. This isn't a secret. She wanted us to tell people."
This is just another sign that Taylor is super happy with her relationship and wants people to know it. Despite the fact that she's kept her romance with Joe out of the spotlight for the past year, it's pretty reasonable that she wouldn't want a song she wrote about Joe to be assigned to another one of her post-1989-pre-Reputation boyfriends. Taylor famously dated Calvin Harris and Tom Hiddleston, as well, before finding love with Joe.
We love how open Taylor is being about "Gorgeous" and how happy she is with her current relationship, however, the lyrics truly weren't that hard to crack in the first place. She references making fun of the way he talks in the lyrics, which points to Joe's British accent. Another line that surely points to the British actor, as opposed to her two previous boyfriends, states that "And I got a boyfriend, he's older than us / He's in the club doing, I don't know what." Joe and Taylor are 26 and 27, respectively, while Calvin Harris and Tom Hiddleston are both in their mid-to-late thirties.
The most important reference Taylor makes on "Gorgeous," though, is definitely her two adorable cats. "I'll just go home to my cats alone," she laments towards the end of the song. Can you hear that? It's every single girl around the world listening to "Gorgeous" and going "same" at this part.