Is "Getaway Car" About Joe Alwyn? Taylor Swift's Fans Have Theories About Her New Song
When Taylor Swift isn't seeking revenge and throwing shade at anyone and everyone who has wronged her in the past, she actually has a lot of nice things to say about her rumored boyfriend, Joe Alwyn. He actually seems like a great guy, so if Swifty is happy, I'm happy. It looks like Alwyn may actually play a part-time role as Swift's music muse, as well. Fans are wondering if "Getaway Car" is about Joe Alwyn and TBH, it's not out of the question.
Swift released her official Reputation tracklist on Tuesday, Nov. 7 around 10 pm ET. One of the songs on the album called "Getaway Car" is making fans already talk because they think it's about her relationship with the actor.
Swift and Alwyn have been rumored a couple since May, but have managed to keep their romance very low-key. An insider told People in August, “Her decision to keep her relationship with Joe quiet is making her happy. They have been getting to know each other slowly without any pressure.”
Further, the source noted, “They seem to be on the same page. Joe is getting to know Taylor’s parents and everyone likes him. He is very supportive of her work.”
Besides her family, Alwyn has gotten the OK from Swift's friends. Ed Sheeran publicly commented on the couple in a recent interview. When asked about Alwyn on the Capitol Breakfast radio show, Sheeran said: “He’s really nice. Really, really friendly, really good dude.”
And Sheeran has done more than just casually meet Swift’s boyfriend — he shared that the three of them have hung out together, explaining, “We’re in touch, quite a fair bit, you know, and she’s been in London quite a bit as well.”
This is amazing, I think Swifty has found herself a keeper — I mean Sheeran AND Alwyn. Sheeran is also featured on the album on the track "End Game," so there's that. Fans have been formulating theories about Joe Alwyn on Twitter and they actually sound pretty good.
As you can see, there has been question marks surrounding Swift's other new singles as well.
The most obvious clue is the lyrics to Swift's third single, "Gorgeous." The biggest hint that "Gorgeous" could be about Joe Alwyn is the line,
Ocean blue eyes looking in mine. I feel like I might sink and drown and die
JOE ALWYN DEFINITELY HAS BLUE EYES. The second indicator is,
You should take it as a compliment. That I got drunk and made fun of the way you talk.
JOE ALYWN IS ENGLISH SO SHE PROBABLY TRIED SPEAKING WITH A BRITISH ACCENT. Classic Swift. Kind of hard to deny "Gorgeous" is about Alwyn... so is "Getaway Car" about him too?
If the lyrics to "Gorgeous" aren't enough to convince you Taylor wrote Reputation about her man, maybe this subtle nod from the "... Ready For It" music video will be. At the very beginning of the video when Swift enters that warehouse (scary science lab?), there's graffiti on the wall behind her. The numbers 89 and 91 are spray painted on the wall in orange and yellow. Swift was born in 1989 and Alwyn was born in 1991. So cute, right?
Sold yet? OK, one more Alwyn-esque detail. There's one line in "Call It What You Want" that may prove the song is about Alwyn.
The lyrics read,
I want to wear his initial on a chain around my neck
Not because he owns me, but 'cause he really knows me
Which is more than they can say
I recall late November, holding my breath
Slowly I said, 'You don't need to save me, but would you run away with me?'
According to reports, Swift and Tom Hiddleston broke up in September 2016, so it's definitely possible she was already talking to Alwyn.
Of course, we'll never know for sure if any or all of Swift's songs are about Joe Alwyn, but it's fun to dream. LOVE YOU GUYS, CALL ME.
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