Ed Sheeran, Colton Haynes, The Vamps, & More React to Taylor Swift's 'Reputation'

Tomas Mccoy
November 12, 2017

While the album serves as an introspective look at the media and the image she has created over the years, it also gives an inside look at her personal life.

Who do YOU think each song is about?

The allusions to Swift's past dramas are few and far between, and when they do show up on Reputation, they make for some of the album's very best songs. So what happens when Swift writes an album about a person she's still into?

Swift declared that her old self was dead in 'Look What You Made Me Do, ' released in August as the first single from the Reputation album.


Fans think that 'This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things' is aimed at Katy also. "She said she didn't know it was the anniversary of Kanye's mom's death?" "Big reputation, big reputation, you and me we got big reputations", Swift chants, finally answering the question that's been at the tip of our awaiting tongues: what kind of reputation does Ms.

"If a man talks s-t, then I owe him nothing", Swift sings in the song. "They're burning all the witches, even if you aren't one / They got their pitchforks and proof / Their receipts and reasons / They're burning all the witches, even if you aren't one / So light me up".

'It was so nice being friends again, there I was giving you a second chance, ' she sings on track 13. "/ This is why we can't have nice things". 1989 fans will breathe a sigh of relief when "I Did Something Bad" kicks in, though, which starts off a string of shiny pop songs that not only feel like a more natural progression from the last album, but improve upon each listen in that sneaky way Swift songs tend to do. While those years have certainly not been easy on the singer - or her reputation, for that matter - she has proven once again that she is able to rise from the ashes and work even smarter and harder. To follow the song's metaphor, Hiddleston is the getaway auto driver who whisks Swift away from another man ("Well he was running after us / I was screaming 'Go go go!'"). "Real friends" could just be a common phrase, or Taylor could possibly be revisiting this and Kanye's song directly with one of her final lines, "Here's a toast to my real friends - they don't care about that he said, she said".

Swift is definitely feeling herself and all the love that's come from her new creation.

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