IHeartMedia presents The IHeartRadio Reputation Album Release Party with Taylor Swift

Posted November 12, 2017

And beyond songs like Gorgeous and Delicate that deliberately reference Alwyn, Swift spends the majority of Reputation lusting after, falling in love with and eventually pledging her loyalty to her new beau, the most time she's ever spent on a romantic upswing on one of her albums.

"This is why we can't have nice things, darling", goes the chorus. To follow the song's metaphor, Hiddleston is the getaway vehicle driver who whisks Swift away from another man ("Well he was running after us / I was screaming 'Go go go!'").

One possibility as to why is that Swift is holding out to beat her own record for first week sales. To provide some context, the year that she's referencing is likely 2014-2015, following the release of her wildly popular 1989 album. In verse two, she makes it clear that "This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things" is about burning bridges. She even chose not to host her annual Fourth of July bash in Rhode Island, much to the disappointment of the Swifties.

Taylor Swift has a grudge against streaming services. Her adventurous sound is coupled with lyrics that are drunker and more sexual than ever - she even drops her first in-song swear with a "shit" in "I Did Something Bad". The brief explanation is this: Kanye stormed the stage when Taylor won "Best Female Video" over Beyoncé. "It was so nice being friends again / There I was giving you a second chance / But then you stabbed my back while shaking my hand / And therein lies the issue / Friends don't try to trick you / Get you on the phone and mind-twist you / And so I took an ax to a mended fence".

This track seemed to address her feud with Kanye and Kim Kardashian. It's doubly interesting when you consider that Kanye has a 2016 song called "Real Friends", where he laments how hard it is to have true friends amid life changes and fame.

She references the calls again in 'This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things'.

Swift's first single from Reputation, "Look What You Made Me Do", contains the line "I don't like your tilted stage", which many fans considered a direct reference to the tilted stage West utilized on his recent Saint Pablo tour.

I never would have asked for a song with Swift, Future, and Ed Sheeran, but now that I have it, I can't get enough.