Let's see, you guys. Reputation has been out for a decent handful of minutes now, and assuming you started listening the millisecond it hit the public, I'm ball-parking that you're roughly on track number five by now. "Delicate" is a beautiful oasis smashed between ferocious pop-dance hits, and everyone's wondering, is "Delicate" about Joe Alwyn? And I mean, like, probably?
Like, just take a look at these lyrics:
Fans already can't get enough of this romantic AF tune.
The second half of these lyrics get even better. "Do the girls back home touch you like I do?" COME ON.
OK, OK. Let's break this down.
First of all, Swift has been arguably more private in her relationship with Alwyn than she's ever been at any point in time with any other human. One might even say she's been delicate with him. GET IT? (BTW, here's a handy-dandy link to buy the song.)
If we really get into the nitty-gritty, we could say that the East side and West side references in the song might be neighborhoods in Alwyn's hometown of London, where the two have spent a lot of time together lately. Not to mention, when I heard Swift sing "never seen that color blue," yeah, duh I Google Image searched Alwyn's eye color. Spoiler: They're blue.
Don't look into them for too long. If you do, you'll see your deepest inner self, and no one is prepared for that.
More than anything, we know Swift can't help herself when it comes to romance and songwriting, and for that reason alone, at least ONE of these 15 tracks has to be about her boo thang. "Delicate" seems like just the lovely song to fit the bill.
Still, fans are keeping their ears glued to Reputation and their eyes glued to Alwyn's Twitter feed to see if he gives us any signs of confirmation, though if Swift has been quiet about their relationship, he's been flat-out silent.
Well, if "Delicate" isn't for Joe specifically, then at least it's for us.
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