Taylor Swift‘s ‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)‘ just dropped and it’s full of surprises! Along with all the existing tracks, the vault tracks created quite the buzz, with most of them speculated to be about Swift’s ex-boyfriend Harry Styles.
The vault tracks also revealed quite a bit of information about their relationship and what probably went downhill. Here’s an analysis of which songs on the album are about Harry Styles and which lyrics gave it away.
‘Slut! (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)’
In ‘Slut’, Taylor is singing about someone she was very much infatuated with, in a relationship, and really wanted to give it her all. Further in the song she talks about the slutshaming she received for dating him, which she embraces, as a price she’s willing to pay to stay with him.
When Taylor and Harry dated, she was criticized and slutshamed by One Direction fans. The paparazzi also exploited their relationship to the point where they couldn’t be seen anywhere together.
The lyrics that hint its for Harry go, “I’ll pay the price, you won’t/ But if I’m all dressed up/ They might as well be lookin’ at us/ And if they call me a slut!/ You know it might be worth it for once.”
“Everyone wants him, that was my crime/ The wrong place at the right time/ And I break down, then he’s pullin’ me in/ In a world of boys, he’s a gentleman.”
you know what i love about slut!? she literally says— anya TV (@coucou_anya) October 27, 2023
IF IM GONNA BE CALLED A SLUT ITS OKAY CUZ ITS HARRY STYLES
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‘Now That We Don’t Talk (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)’
In ‘Now That We Don’t Talk‘ Taylor Swift is talking about the aftermath of a relationship, and talking about how the guy has changed drastically post the split. She talks about what all has been going on now that they don’t talk.
The lyrics hint that it’s for Harry go, “You grew your hair long/ You got new icons/ And from the outside/ It looks like you’re tryin’ lives on/ I miss the old ways/ You didn’t have to change/ But I guess I don’t have a say/ Now that we don’t talk.”
The above part heavily implies it’s about Harry growing his hair and moving away from One Direction. He also went through significant changes ever since leaving the band.
now that we dont talk is the most harry styles song i have ever heard, like more than style— ᴇᴍɪʟɪᴊᴀ 🤠 (@cahtlaydee) October 27, 2023
‘Is It Over Now (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)’
‘Is It Over Now’ is about past recollections of a relationship, with a tint of betrayal that she accuses him of. She talks about him moving on to find other people- who are clones of her. Taylor also mentions a snowmobile incident that the two of them had during their relationship. She also mentions how after the breakup she was seen alone on a boat wearing a blue dress.
“When you lost control— chart data (@2AMevermore) October 27, 2023
Red blood, white snow
Blue dress on a boat
Your new girl is my clone”
– Is it Over Now (Taylor’s Version
OHHH HARRY pic.twitter.com/Ahy8PEO2SM
The lyrics that hint it is for Harry go, “Whеn you lost control (Uh-huh)/ Red blood, white snow (Uh-huh)/ Blue dress on a boat (Uh-huh)/ Your new girl is my clone.”
The last line has a strong similarity to the line “Woke up the girl who looked just like you, i almost said your name” that Harry sings in his song ‘From The Dining Table’.
y’all wanted a harry styles collab and we kinda got it… is it over now? (feat. harry styles shredded to pieces) (taylor’s version) (from the vault)— laura ♐︎ (@laurazzalez) October 27, 2023