Which Guy Is Taylor's New Song About?
By JACKIE WILLIS
September 25, 2012
Taylor Swift can't help it. She loves to write about her famous relationships. Releasing her latest single Begin Again, the lyrics certainly lend a few clues as to who the country crooner is singing about.
Is the post-breakup ballad about her new boyfriend Conor Kennedy, and if so, which ex is she referring to? Swift, 22, said of the song, "When you’ve gotten through a really bad relationship and you finally dust yourself off and go on that first date, after a horrible breakup."
The chorus reads: "I've been spending the last 8 months thinking all love ever does/Is break and burn and end/But on a Wednesday in a cafe I watched it begin again." Kennedy is under the age of 21, so one can assume that the two would meet at a cafe as opposed to a bar.
Swift sings at the bridge: "And I almost brought him up/But you start to talk about the movies/That your family watches every single Christmas/And I won't talk about that/For the first time, what's passed is past." As anyone who lives in America knows, the Kennedys are a close-knit family, and it wouldn't be unheard of for Swift's beau to bring them up on a first date.
The ex in this song isn't portrayed in the nicest light, but is it about Jake Gyllenhaal and/or John Mayer? The beginning lyrics read: "He didn't like it when I wore high heels, but I do." Gyllenhaal is 6'0" tall, while Swift is 5'11". If she were to wear heels, she would most certainly be taller than him.
She later sings in the chorus: "And you throw your head back laughing like a little kid/I think it's strange that you think I'm funny 'cause he never did."
Swift hinted at the iHeartRadio concert over the weekend that her new song We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together was about Gyllenhaal. Before beginning the track, she announced, "Jake, it’s your turn!" Check it out in the video below, three minutes in:
Swift's Red comes out Oct. 22, and she will be debuting snippets of songs off the album every Monday on Good Morning America until the release. She's already come out with her hit We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together and the heartfelt lullaby Ronan.
Who do you think Swift is singing about in Begin Again?