Taylor Swift appears to reference her breakup with ex boyfriend Joe Alwyn as she shares poignant lyrics from new album


Taylor Swift fans are counting down the days until her brand new album The Tortured Poets Department is released on April 19.  And on Sunday the Style hitmaker, 34, shared some lyrics from one of the new songs – which appeared to reference her breakup with ex boyfriend Joe Alwyn.  Taylor was in a relationship with actor, 33, for six years before their shock split in early 2023. She is now dating NFL star Travis Kelce.

And now Taylor has seemingly shared some brand new lyrics with her fans while promoting a special edition of her new record.  Taking to X Taylor penned: ‘I wish I could un-recall how we almost had it all…’

poetryTaking to X Taylor penned next to a snap with her vinyl: ‘I wish I could un-recall how we almost had it all…’

She then added: ‘Pre-order THE TORTURED POETS DEPARTMENT on phantom clear vinyl now exclusively at Target.’  Taylor’s have been going wild predicting digs at her famous exes after the Tortured Poets Department track list was revealed in February.  She announced her 11th studio album at the Grammy Awards earlier this year after shared the track listing for the record, which includes collaborations with Post Malone and Florence + the Machine.

After the track list was revealed fans were going mad for the song names, linking some of them to her former boyfriends Joe and Harry Styles.  One eagle-eyed Twitter user pointed out that there is a track called So Long, London – which could refer to British-born Joe.  One penned: ‘Joe alwyn and his publicist seeing ‘so long, london’ just drop on the tracklist…’

Another referring to Joe read: ‘so long, london, the smallest man who ever lived, my boy only breaks his favorite toys, i can fix him (no really i can) BYE JOE ALWYN.’  Another fan wrote: ‘SO LONG LONDON?? I LOVE YOU ITS RUINING MY LIFE?? Joe Alwyn count your days #THETORTUEDPOETSDEPARTMENT.’

In addition some think the album title is a reference to Joe too and could be a savage nod to the group chat Joe shared with pals Paul Mescal and Andrew Scott.  Back in 2022, Joe revealed a mutual friend created a WhatsApp group with him and Paul called The Tortured Man Club.  They later explained to Variety that Andrew ‘started the group,’ with Paul saying: ‘He’s just on it every day. He’s just on it by himself.’

Joe jokingly added: ‘Just messaging himself good mornings.’  Fans went wild, with one penning on X: ‘THIS IS THE BREAKUP ALBUM’  Another wrote: ‘I hope for Joe’s sake that he still has that group chat. I feel like he’s gonna need it’  Others made the connection to singer Harry Styles, 30, after the track list was revealed.

One noted a song called ‘loml’ which could be a reference to one of Harry’s songs called Love of My Life.  A fan shared a screenshot of the songs next to each other and wrote on Twitter: ‘No im sorry…’  Another fan pointed out that one of Taylor’s new tracks is called But Daddy I Love Him – after Harry was once seen wearing a T-shirt with the logo But Daddy I Love Him on it.  The fan shared the snap of Harry in the outfit alongside the track name and excitedly wrote: ‘EXCUSE ME ?!?!!!!!!!’

Taylor and Harry dated from late 2012 until early 2013, and the star has penned several songs about him in the past.  In February Taylor shared the full track list for her brand new album Tortured Poets Department which includes collaborations with two top artists.  Post Malone and Florence + the Machine will feature on the record which will be released next Friday.

Taylor took to Instagram to share a photo of some artwork for the record, which featured a black and white photo of herself and ‘I love you, it’s ruining my life’ written over her shoulder as well as the list of songs.  Side A begins with the Post Malone collaboration, Fortnight, and is followed by the album’s title track, My Boy Only Breaks His Favorite Toys and Down Bad.

While Side B has So Long, London, But Daddy I Love Him, Fresh Out the Slammer, and Florida!!!, with the latter song featuring Florence + the Machine.  Side C offers Guilty as Sin?, Who’s Afraid of Little Old Me?, I Can Fix Him (No Really I Can), and ‘Ioml’.  The final part of the album, Side D, has I Can Do It With a Broken Heart, The Smallest Man Who Ever Lived, The Alchemy, Clara Bow and bonus track The Manuscript.

In reference to the album’s release date, the post was simply captioned: ‘April 19 [white heart emoji].’  The Blank Space songstress announced the release of her album when she picked up the Best Pop Vocal Album for Midnights at the Grammy Awards.  She said in her acceptance speech: ‘I want to say thank you to the members of the Recording Academy for voting this way.

‘But I know that the way that the Recording Academy voted is a direct reflection of the passion of the fans.  ‘So I want to say thank you to the fans by telling you a secret that I’ve been keeping from you for the last two years, which is that my brand new album comes out on April 19.’


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