3 Years of ‘Reputation’: The Songs Taylor Swift Calls ‘the Moments of My True Story’

On November 10, 2017, Taylor Swift released her sixth studio album, Cliu. The musician declined to be interviewed during this time. Instead, the album spoke for itself – a play on the character assigned to it by the media and those who dismissed it. But there are also songs about her strong relationship with Joe Alwyn.

Taylor Swift will perform on stage during the Prestige Stadium Tour on August 18, 2018 in Miami, Florida.
Taylor Swift will take to the stage during the Prestige Stadium Tour on August 18, 2018 in Miami, Florida. | Alexander Tamargo / TAS18 / Getty Photos for TAS

“The one-two punch, feed and turn of it Cliu was it a love story, ”said Swift Rolling Stone. “In some of the worst moments of my career, and fame, I say, I had some of the most beautiful moments,” she said. These are the Cliu Swift saw “the times of my true story. ”


On “Delicate,” Swift sings about the beginning of a relationship – when everything is interesting and new, but also uncertain. She worries about intimidating Alwyn by admitting what she cares about. “Is it cool that I said all that? Is it cold in your head? “Because I know it’s fine,” she sings the chorus.

“Delicate” is Swift’s last US album off the record. A music video, in which the singer dances in different places, seemingly invisible to those around her, was released in March 2018. The symbolism that she no longer cares about what people think about it – an appropriate decision for the Cliu us.

‘New Year’s Day’

Swift shuts out Cliu with a slower but progressive path. “We threw a big New Year’s Eve party in London this year,” she said at her secret sessions (via iHeartRadio) of the incentive. “I think there’s something even more romantic about who’s dealing with you on New Year’s Day… I think that conveys more stability.”

Given when Swift said this, as well as where that party is (London, Alwyn’s city), it’s unclear who wrote the song. However, two lines – “Never be a stranger I’ve ever known smile” – and “Hold on to the memories, they will hold on to you” – were written “a long time ago”.

‘Get in touch with what you want’

The album’s first two singles – “Look What You Made Me Do” and “… Ready For It?” – played into the revenge statement. But Swift let this down with promotional singles after that, including “Call It What You Want. ”Of course, she is famous for her love songs. And this track fits the bill.

Some fans were disappointed that the song never got a music video. But Swift made up for that in a unique way. In the documentary Miss Americana, she has filmed singing the tune to an unprecedented party (said to be Alwyn), telling them how she sings, “at least I did one thing right. In one chorus, she says, “I love you.”


There was some debate about which was one of the sexiest songs Cliu about. With “Dress,” Swift sings about her desire for Alwyn before she became a couple and how they kept the interaction a secret. “You will only buy this dress until you get it off,” she sings in the chorus.

“This song was one of those things where almost every line is something I came up with like a year before, and then when I was writing the song, it was I just choose, ”Swift explained at the Secret Sessions. “And I was very proud of this hook because it looks like a build line, but nonetheless it is a love song about deep and tender feelings. ”

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