Reports of Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn’s alleged breakup recently went viral on the internet. The couple was dating for more than six years before separating. Amid this news fans of the world-famous pop artist, Taylor Swift chart their relationship in lyrics of previous songs from albums Reputation, Lover, Folklore, and Midnights.
Taylor Swift is known to take some inspiration from her life when writing chartbuster music. She has previously made references to her feelings in her songs. Due to this when the news of Taylor Swift’s Breakup with Alwyn came about, fans couldn’t help but look back at her songs referring to Joe Alwyn.
Gorgeous, Lover, Peace, and more Taylor Swift songs referring to Joe Alwyn following their breakup
The news of Taylor Swift’s Breakup with long-time boyfriend Joe Alwyn came right in the middle of Swift’s much-talked-about Eras Tour. Their relationship begin in 2016 and allegedly lasted for six years.
During this period the Grammy-award-winning singer wrote and sang several songs allegedly inspired by the British actor. From Gorgeous to the recently released All of the Girls You Loved Before, let us take a look at all the Taylor Swift songs about Joe Alwyn.
1) …Ready For It – Reputation
“And he can be my jailer, Burton to this Taylor / Every lover known in comparison is a failure”
Taylor Swift begins to reference her relationship with Joe Alwyn through the album Reputation. It was released in 2017 and in its track …Ready For It, the singer mentions wanting to take things slow so the relationship would last long. Additionally, Swift also left easter eggs for fans in the music video about Alwyn’s birthdate and name in Chinese characters.
2) End Game – Reputation
“I can’t let you go. Your hand print’s on my soul / It’s like your eyes are liquor, it’s like your body is gold”
The next reference to the British actors appears in the song End Game from the same album. Taylor Swift mentions wanting to be someone’s end game, first string, and on his A-Team, which is allegedly about Alwyn. Additionally, she is also seen wearing a necklace with Joe’s initials in the official music video.
3) Gorgeous – Reputation
“Ocean blue eyes looking in mine / I feel like I might sink and drown and die”
In the track Gorgeous from Reputation Taylor Swift once again references Joe Alwyn. She hints towards Met Gala 2016 when the couple met for the first time. Additionally, she describes the love interest as having ocean-blue eyes and an English accent. She also described the Met Gala meeting in her song Dress from the same album.
4) Call It What You Want – Reputation
“I’m laughin’ with my lover, makin’ forts under covers”
Taylor gets a little more candid about her relationship in the track Call It What You Want from Reputation. She provides her fans a bit more closer look at her relationship with Joe Alwyn which she hints about throughout the whole album. Additionally, she mentions wanting to wear his initial around her neck and fans see her doing so in the End Game music video from the same album.
5) Lover – Lover
“With every guitar string scar in my hand, I take this magnetic force of a man to be my lover”
The title track of Swift’s 2019 album talks about finding the one after a series of heartbreaks. The singer also talked about the lyrics mentioned above stating she is especially proud of them during NPR’s Tiny Desk Music Concerts series. She further explains that these lyrics are special to her as she has written many Breakup songs before.
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6) London Boy – Lover
“You know I love a London boy/ I enjoy walking Camden Market in the afternoon/ He likes my American smile/ Like a child when our eyes meet”
Taylor Swift fans couldn’t be more sure that London Boy from her album Lover is referring to Joe Alwyn due to his British roots. Swift expresses her love for his smile, English accent, and dimples in this song. Fans also believe that songs, Daylight, Cornelia Streets, Paper Rings, I Think He Knows, and Cruel Summer from the same album also slightly refer to Joe Alwyn.
7) Peace – Folklore
“But there’s robbers to the east, clowns to the west / I’d give you my sunshine, give you my best / But the rain is always gonna come if you’re standing with me”
Taylor Swift’s Folklore album also refers to her relationship with Joe Alwyn. The singer mentioned in an interview with Rolling Stone that the Peace track is about her trials to find a balance between her public and private life as she was falling for Alwyn. Other tracks from the album such as Invisible Strings and The Lakes also seem to refer to Joe Alwyn.
💜 | Taylor Swift left an easter egg of both her and boyfriend Joe Alwyn’s constellations for their zodiac signs in the #LavenderHazeMusicVideo
— They appear on a vinyl cover of ‘Mastermind’ which has lyrics mentioning stars aligning pic.twitter.com/hSOn4rCxDK
— Taylor Swift News (@TSwiftNZ) January 27, 2023
8) Lavender Haze – Midnights
“They’re bringin’ up my history / But you aren’t even listening”
Taylor Swift revealed that she got the idea to write the song after watching the Lavender Haze reference as ‘being in love’ in Mad Men. She further said that it is similar to her relationship of six years, where the couple had to dodge rumors and ‘tabloid stuff.’ Her song Sweet Nothing from the same album also features Joe Alwyn as a co-writer under the alias of William Bowery.
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— ًًpat ➷ (@shamyism) April 9, 2023
9) All Of The Girls You Loved Before
“Your past and mine are parallel lines / Stars all aligned and they intertwined”
The track All Of The Girls You Loved Before is a song from Taylor Swift’s 2019 album Lover. In the track, Swift allegedly thanks all the past love interests of Joe Alwyn for making him the man that made the singer fall for him.
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