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Taylor Swift Finally Gets One Thing Right In New Song “Call It What You Want”

Taylor Swift has just released her fourth promotional song off her 6th studio album Reputation coming out November 10! “Call It What You Want” quickly reached #1 on iTunes and Reputation has reached over 400,000 presale copies, more than double it’s predecessor 1989 which sold almost 1.3 million copies the first week of sales.

“Call It What You Want” is track #14 on the album and it is a beautiful love song. One of the fans who attended the secret sessions and has heard the album in its entirety stated that the album is about how Swift has been feeling the last few years, but that the last two songs on the album, (tracks 14 + 15) are how she feels right now.

“While this album is how I’ve been feeling over the last two years, these last two songs are how I feel now.”

Swift also told a fan (who thought maybe “Call It What You Want” was the perfect wedding song), that track 15 would actually be a better choice! So there’s at least one more great love song on the album!

“Want” has a much slower pace than the previous three singles released and instead of being driven by production and beats, it’s driven by lyrics.

Listen to the song and read below as we break down the lyrics to “Call It What You Want”

 

“My castle crumbled overnight
I brought a knife to a gunfight”

Remember back when Swift was a crumbled up piece of paper laying there (“All Too Well”) and when she could build a castle out of all the bricks they threw at her (“New Romantics”)? Now that armor has fallen down and she was not as prepared as she thought she was. That’s what the next line suggests, by bringing a knife to a gunfight.

“They took the crown but it’s alright”

They took her crown – everything she had built up. With 1989, she was at such a happy place. She won album of the year, every media outlet was singing her praises. They loved how happy she was in her relationship and stopped calling her a man-eating whore. She had her good name back, and they took it away. This is not playing the victim, these are facts. People will say anything to make a headline or get attention, no matter how inaccurate and false it may be. But it’s alright, you know why? She’s doing better than she ever was.

“All the liars are calling me one
Nobody’s heard from me in months
I’m doing better than I ever was.”

This is so heartbreaking but freeing at the same time. That she had to get out of the public eye and not be seen or photographed in order to finally get peace and be happy. But now she is and she’s a happy little hermit!

“Cause my baby’s fit like a daydream
Walking with his head down
I’m the one he’s walking to
So call it what you want yeah, call it what you want to
My baby’s fly like a jet stream
High above the whole scene
Loves me like I’m brand new
So call it what you want yeah, call it what you want to”

While the initial tone of the song seems sad, it just makes her appreciate everything so much more. All of that doesn’t matter because she has so much happiness and love in her life. She has this handsome man she gets to spend all her time with so she doesn’t care what anyone else has to say because he makes her feel worth it. He makes her feel like the her that she truly is. The her, her fans wish they could make her believe she is. We are always going to be our own worse enemy. So now she feels brand new, she’s able to disregard what lies are being said about her and just smile all the time. Isn’t love wonderful?

“All my flowers grew back as thorns
Windows boarded back up after the storm
He built a fire just to keep me warm”

Remember in “Clean” when the flowers died of thirst, and the sky turned black like a perfect storm and the rain came pouring down AND she punched a hole in the roof to let the flood carry away all the pictures of him? Taylor was clean, she wasn’t going to risk it… the flowers grew back with thorns, (she got a little stronger, got a little harder) and now she’s rebuilt what was torn down. She wasn’t completely whole, boarded up windows aren’t new and secure windows, but still, she had someone there to make the best of it. To make her feel safe and loved and do everything he could to help her trust and love again.

“All the drama queens taking swings
All the jokers dressing up as kings
They fade to nothing when I look at him”

These are really great lines. They are so accurate and even after this song came out, the media and others still continued to attack her. They are still taking their swings. And those people who are rude and unkind make themselves look so important, but again, all of that doesn’t affect her because she’s in a wonderful place right now, with her man who makes her so happy. That is love!

“And I know I make the same mistakes every time
Bridges burn, I never learn
At least I did one thing right, I did one thing right”

Personally, I love these verses because they can be taken from their original meaning and applied to so many situations. While here, Swift can be talking about past relationships as well as friendships. I know I’ve personally made the same mistakes over and over with friends that have pushed people away. Here she is talking about those mistakes, about no longer having contact with those people she’s hurt and who have hurt her, but she did one thing right, which is him! He makes everything better. She got this relationship right. So even though she has lost so much, she has also gained everything.

“I’m laughing with my lover
Making forts under covers
Trust him like a brother
Yeah you know I did one thing right
Starry eyes sparking up my darkest night”

Doesn’t it sound like they have the best time together? That, ultimately is what makes a lasting relationship. Someone you can be a complete goofball with, someone you trust more than anyone in the world, someone who makes you laugh and still gives you butterflies.

I want to wear his initial on a chain around my neck
Chain round my neck
Not because he owns me
But ’cause he really knows me

These lines are especially cute because Swift has been wearing a necklace since last year with the initial “J” on it. She’s so proud to be his girl, in a completely nonposessive way. He gets her.

 

I recall late November
Holding my breath, slowly I said “you don’t need to save me
But would you run away with me?”
Yes

Last November was also the last time we really saw Swift out in about, not hiding behind an umbrella or ducking from the cameras. Knowing her life, and how documented it was, she probably asked Joe Alwyn, if he would be her lover away from the limelight. He didn’t care, he wasn’t seeking attention, he just wanted to be with her. The media didn’t find out about the relationship for at least 6 months, allowing them to really get to know each other away from the headlines.

It looks like she found her Romeo after all and maybe the next one saying “Yes” will be her.” 🙂

Fun fact in Swift’s hit song “Love Story” has a secret code spelled out in the lyrics that say “Someday I’ll find this.” While she sings lines like “Romeo save me, I’ve been feeling so alone.” “Take me somewhere we can be alone, I’ll be waiting, all there’s left to do is run” “It’s a love story, baby just say yes.”

Now she’s found it and she’s truly happy and ultimately that’s what really matters.

Swift shared a personal video of her singing the song on social media! Check it out!

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Taylor Swift is NOT Attacking the Media in the “…Ready For It?” Music Video

Even the super great media outlets don’t understand the depth that is Taylor Swift on their own. Most superfans (despite what they would be willing to admit) don’t either. The truth is, someone sees something and helps people connect the dots. Someone else shares something different and even more is connected. It’s not a competition about who can be the best, or understand the most, but coming together collectively and allowing everyone to understand the meaning, should be a goal.

There is so much in Swift’s videos that will probably go unnoticed by everyone, that is how in-depth she is. We all need each other and instead of tearing people down, or trying to be competitive, it’s best to just be honest.

Look, as a big Taylor Swift fan, we all know the media gets information from her fans by following them on social media. The bad theories the media comes up with on their own, or they get it from people tweeting about Swift, who aren’t actually fans of her.

The “…Ready For It” Music Video does not attack the media, so let’s all cool our jets, and look at the imagery and metaphors we’ve been able to piece together. When the song came out, I wrote a piece about the lyrics and Swift herself even liked it on Tumblr! It was pretty cool and if you didn’t see it, check it out below and then let’s discuss the video!

No One Was Ready For Taylor Swift’s New Song “…Ready For It?”

If you haven’t seen the video yet, watch here!

 

The video is pretty amazing and I saw one piece on the internet that was attacking the video for not being more about her amazing relationship with her boyfriend, and instead attacking the media. Well, the video is all about her amazing boyfriend and living carefree, and that my friends is why instead of judging something at surface level, you look below the surface to see what is really going on.

There are so many hints about her amazing angel of a boyfriend, Joe Alwyn as she is walking down the hallway filled with cyborgs (which could represent the media). Just run with me on this idea for a second. Ok, so let’s say the hooded version of Taylor is the version that people perceive her to be (the ones who don’t really know her and yes who the media helps to create with their angry think pieces of how they think her life should be lived).

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So here she is walking down this creepy hallway with spiders coming down and everything, but along the walls, covered in graffiti are words. Some in English and others in Chinese. Here’s what the Chinese symbols reveal:

Fame, Eddie (Possibly Ed Sheeran maybe a nickname for Joe), Saint Joseph (Joseph Kahn – Director), Taylor, Forever, love, The Year of the Snake, Future (possibly like the Rapper, or maybe just whatever the future holds and hoping it’s a lasting one with Joe) and Reputation.

There has been a rumored collaboration on the album, but since I have zero percent confirmation on that, we won’t weigh into it that much. But an Ed Sheeran/Future collab could be amazing.

Here’s what’s written in English:

All eyes on us, UR Gourgous, This is enough, I love you in secret, 13. They’re burning all the witches. There are also 89 + 91, written which most likely represents Taylor and Joe’s birth years. 13, of course, is her favorite/lucky number. I love you in secret, could take us to the song Gorgeous where she hated Joe so much because she couldn’t have him and wanting him, which follows along with UR Gourgous. All eyes on us is relevant because the media always is! This is enough is Taylor finally standing up and just showing that she’s not going to let others control her life. She is going to live and be happy no matter what. (More on “They’re burning all the witches” later).

Taylor isn’t trying to attack the media and she is not playing a victim. She is simply standing up for who she is as a person and not allowing the media to dictate her narrative. Standing up for yourself, being brave, is not attacking.

Apart from what the video physically says, let’s get into the metaphors and what they could mean. Since I don’t know the true back story of the song or the concept of the video, all I can offer is some personal insight.

So we first see this hooded version of Taylor who seems pretty bad ass, walking past all these cyborgs and everything with no cares. That can be interpreted a lot of different ways. It could be the version of her that people have seemed to create, and that this version of her has become hardened to the media and what others say about her. This version of her turns out to be a robot so it could be just this role she was playing. This person she thought she needed to be. That she wasn’t able to really be herself because of the backlash. She has to present herself in a certain way, dress a certain way, talk a certain way, not do certain things so she wouldn’t get an even worse reputation. But this version of her was wearing a hood because it’s not her true self.

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Her true self was contained, vulnerable and see through. She got knocked down a few times by the other version of her, telling her she wasn’t ready to truly be free. But the real her had to get stronger, she built up her own protection and rose up to fight back.

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She became her own savior showing up on a white freaking horse. She had to fight back against this bad reputation she had gotten and destroy it, completely erasing that narrative and now she is working her way back up to tell her story and be her true self.

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She discovers the wonders of the world for the first time as she discovers what it’s like to live more carefree, not be trapped behind everyone’s ideas about her and just live.

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But the version of her that’s been out living in front of everyone wants to know, if she’s ready for it. She knocks her down and then her true self has to fight back and prove she is in fact, ready for it. Ready to start living.

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Once she breaks free, she is able to start climbing her way back to freedom. Where the other version of her stands atop a staircase that says “They’re Burning All the Witches.” Taylor is one of the kindest, most genuine and purest of hearts. When you asked someone why they don’t like her, they can’t really give you a good reason. Mostly, because there isn’t one. Yet still, she has been attacked over the course of her career no matter what she does (in secret even) to give back, help more, be generous. She gets crucified for headlines, everything is twisted and taken out of context. There’s no rhyme or reason for it and there doesn’t have to be any sort of real proof to destroy a person. There is no justice system and for many witches in the earlier centuries, it was enough to just be believed to be a witch to be burned at the stake.

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Women don’t have a voice and ones who do get silenced and destroyed. I’ve never seen a true story about Taylor that has proven her to be a horrible person or someone who deserves any kind of bad treatment shown to her. Miscommunication happens, but ask yourself, what has she ever done, to make her hated?

Does the amount of people she has dated affect your love life? Has she personally hurt you? Why is she attacked for relationships not working out and why are the males who have dated so many or had one-time hookups not put on display? Why are women so easy to get attacked, yet men glorified for looking so good with their shirt off? Taylor wears a nude colored body suit and the whole world loses their mind.

But she is free now, she doesn’t care what anyone else says and instead of doing interviews to promote her new album, she’s out there inviting fans who have never had the chance to meet her before, to her house. So far, there’s been at least 500 of them in the last couple of weeks. This woman is human, she’s a person. Think about that the next time you go to write an article about how you think she should be.

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Taylor Swift Wants You To Know Who Her New Song “Gorgeous” Is About!

“You’re so gorgeous” starts the first line of Taylor Swift‘s brand new song “Gorgeous” that was just released!!! It’s definitely clear that Swift really wants you to get to know who she is now. She’s now in her late 20’s and not afraid to admit she drinks wine, or in this case, whiskey! The best part about her new song “Gorgeous” is again how relatable it is. She always finds a way to take a personal moment and allow it to be perfectly relatable. Also, she talks about her cats, so clearly the song is going #1!

While not everyone will know the back story behind the song, except the so far 300 people who have attended a Secret Session album listening party, Swift did make them promise to let everyone know “Gorgeous” is about her “Heaven sent angel boyfriend”, Joe Alwyn whom she has been dating for a year.

 

It is funny that people are assuming it’s about other people, including Tom Hiddleston, because if you think that then clearly you didn’t actually listen to the song. The opening lyrics even say “And I got a boyfriend, he’s older than us. He’s in the club doing I don’t know what.” Also, Tom is most definitely not younger than Calvin, so it automatically eliminates him anyway!

Swift also liked a post on tumblr that stated all of the love songs on Reputation are about Alwyn and not about any past exes!

 

The lyrics to the song don’t really need to be decoded because they honestly feel so straightforward. So listen to the song and enjoy it and the lyrics are at the bottom with a few notes, just in case.

LISTEN TO TAYLOR SWIFT’S SONG “GORGEOUS”

 

[Verse 1]
You should take it as a compliment
That I got drunk and made fun of the way you talk
(Alwyn does have a British accent)
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
(Alwyn is younger than Swift’s recent exes)
He’s in the club doing I don’t know what
(Going to a club is a common thing, especially for celebrities, so it’s not unsual if in this case she were talking about Hiddleston being in the club and not knowing what he is doing)
You’re so cool it makes me hate you so much
[Pre-Chorus]
Whiskey on ice, sunset and vine
(Sunset and vine could be a location here, like Hollywood)
You ruined my life, by not being mine
[Chorus]
You’re so gorgeous
I can’t say anything to your face
‘Cause look at your face
And I’m so furious
At you for making me feel this way
But what can I say?
You’re gorgeous
[Verse 2]
You should take it as a compliment
That I’m talking to everyone here but you
And you should think about the consequence
Of you touching my hand in a darkened room
If you’ve got a girlfriend, I’m jealous of her
But if you’re single that’s honestly worse
‘Cause you’re so gorgeous it actually hurts
(Honey, it hurts)
[Pre-Chorus]
Ocean blue eyes looking in mine
I feel like I might sink and drown and die
[Chorus]
You’re so gorgeous
I can’t say anything to your face
‘Cause look at your face
And I’m so furious
At you for making me feel this way
But what can I say?
You’re gorgeous
[Bridge]
You make me so happy it turns back to sad, yeah
There’s nothing I hate more than what I can’t have
You are so gorgeous it makes me so mad
You make me so happy it turns back to sad, yeah
There’s nothing I hate more than what I can’t have
Guess I’ll just stumble on home to my cats
Alone, unless you wanna come along? oh!
[Chorus]
You’re so gorgeous
I can’t say anything to your face
‘Cause look at your face
And I’m so furious
At you for making me feel this way
But what can I say?
You’re gorgeous
[Outro]
You make me so happy it turns back to sad, yeah
There’s nothing I hate more than what I can’t have
You are so gorgeous it makes me so mad
You’re gorgeous
You make me so happy it turns back to sad, yeah
There’s nothing I hate more than what I can’t have
You are so gorgeous it makes me so mad
You’re gorgeous

Taylor Swift Finally Reveals Who ‘Patrick’ Is, on New Junior Jewels Shirt!

Was anyone else seriously confused when Taylor Swift‘s new and approved Junior Jewels shirt in her “Look What You Made Me Do” music video featured the name, Patrick? Because same. Although we tried to make sense of it, we just couldn’t’ logically find a Patrick that she was close enough to that she would write his name on her shirt!

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Well the mystery has finally been solved when Swift showed up to a fan’s house in the UK today with Patrick himself! Patrick Alwyn that is! That’s right, the younger brother of Swift’s boyfriend, Joe Alwyn. Can we just take a moment to process this? Swift wrote her boyfriend’s brother’s name on her shirt and took him to a fan’s house…. without him! Clearly, Swift is close with the whole family! It’s so great and also feels like she wants to let everyone know how much he really means to her, without giving the media what they want, couple photos!

Taylor Swift Showed Up At A Fan’s House With Joe Alwyn’s Brother and it’s Kind of Adorable!

Ok, but seriously Joe and Patrick look so much alike! It’s kind of crazy! How adorable is it that she can take Joe’s little brother out to hang out? So many “awwws.”

Taylor Swift Showed Up At A Fan’s House With Joe Alwyn’s Brother and it’s Kind of Adorable!

When 1989 was about to burst onto the scene, Taylor Swift was hosting 1989 Secret Sessions in very cities, where she would invite 89 fans over and let them listen to the unreleased album in its entirety. It seems so long since the constant posts and stalking of fans. Swift even played the role of Secret Santa and Cupid, sending fans large boxes filled with many gifts she handpicked out for each of the fans she sent them too. Yes, she even showed up to a fan’s house to hand deliver gifts as well!

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Since the news of Swift’s sixth studio album Reputation, fans have wondered what they would see from the singer/songwriter this time around. Swift has been very quiet on social media, erasing all formers posts and traces of her former self. She has not been promoting her new album or doing interviews but letting the music speak for itself.

Swift has, however, still been active on social media in the form of liking posts on Tumblr and more recently, joining fans Instagram lives and having conversations over Instagram direct messaging.

Lara, who lives in the UK was certainly surprised to find the superstar herself show up at her home and she did not come alone, she brought Patrick Alwyn with her! Patrick is the younger brother of actor Joe Alwyn who has been dating Swift for about a year now. What a great surprise that was! Check out the videos and photos of the visit below!

 

Swift even asks Lara how she knows all the other Swifties in the “Tays Brits” group and she said they all met online because of her. Well if that just doesn’t describe every Swiftie’s best friend! Watch videos of Taylor Swift visiting Lara below!

Lara and Taylor talking about us – max

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We can’t wait to see what else Swift has up her sleeve! She also announced that she is releasing an app later this year!!

Taylor Swift is Launching Her Own App ‘The Swift Life’ to Connect With Her Fans!