"It was so nice being friends again", she sings.
In the preface of her two Reputation-themed magazines, which feature photos, poetry and hand-written lyrics to celebrate the release of her sixth album, Swift lamented the inevitable news stories that guess at the targets of her lyrics. Fans and media outlets alike widely viewed the thirteenth track off Redemption as packed with references to her longtime association with Kanye West. "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".
'We're gonna play it a little bit differently than you heard it on the album.
Taylor Swift seems to be feeling quite proud of her new album.
Since then, the Internet has had its hands full trying to decode all the possible hidden subtext behind Taylor Swift's new songs, and "This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things" is no exception. So it's pretty much safe to say that this might have been the peak "nice things" that she refers to in the song.More news: Apple's iPhone X will Return an Estimated 64% Gross Margin
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On This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things, she sings, "Friends don't try to trick you / Get you on the phone and mind-twist you / And so I took an axe to a mended fence".
Taylor's sampling of a song from Mean Girls has also been seen as a nod to Katy's Tweet about Taylor being like Regina George.
In the end, she leaves him too, escaping with the fortune and singing, "I put the money in a bag and stole the keys / That was the last time you ever saw me". "He says, "Don't throw away a good thing", but if he drops my name, then I owe him nothin", and if he spends my change, then he had it comin". "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".
In 'Getaway Car' she references "With Three Of Us honey it's a sideshow", pointing to how popular her relationships with Harris and Hiddleston were in the tabloids, and she also notes the time she met Tom. Instead of an array of songs potentially referencing different ex-lovers, the majority of Reputation is dedicated to a single subject, whom Swift is still (as far as fans know) happily dating.
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