As expected, the Garth Brooks of pop Taylor Swift released her 846th version of her seventh-month-old album Midnights (okay, it was her fifth version… and counting). Initially, it was sold EXCLUSIVELY in CD form at her Eras show in New Jersey last night. But she later released the version, The Late Night Edition, in digital format in her webstore. That edition features a new song called You’re Losing Me, where she sings, “I wouldn’t marry me either/A pathological people pleaser/ Who only wanted you to see her.” So basically, everyone’s thinking that Taylor and Joe Alwyn broke up after six years together because he didn’t want to marry her. And to Swifties, those lyrics are a battle cry, and they’re pulling out their weapons (aka emojis) as they get ready to ATTACK!
TayTay’s PR team didn’t sleep last night as they continued to bust out a damage control smoke show while she skips off hand-in-hand with her problematic piece Matty Healy. Not only did she release the fifth edition of her album, but she also burped up the video for her new version of her song Karma which features rapper Ice Spice. Just call it the “Forget About My Boyfriend Laughing At Racist Shit Said About Ice Spice On A Podcast Remix.” TayTay premiered the video at her show at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, last night, and Ice Spice later joined her onstage to do their remix live. Here’s the video starring CGI and featuring TayTay and Ice Spice’s signature “bored while waiting for my number to be called at the DMV on a Monday afternoon” energy. My favorite part of the video is at around the 2:27 mark when Ice Spice Cloud says “facts” in the same lazy tone as me answering a co-worker who asks, “Did the client say to email or fax the invoice?” back in the day.
As for You’re Losing Me, it was co-written by Jack Antonoff and Aaron Dessner. It’s been labeled as “From The Vault,” meaning it was written during her Midnights writing sessions but didn’t make the final cut. But to me, it sounds like she quickly wrote it on a napkin after her PR team saw the backlash from her dating Matty Healy and said, “Do something!” The song starts with Taylor sorrowfully cooing about a dying relationship she keeps trying to save. via Genius:
Do I throw out everything we built or keep it?
I’m getting tired even for a phoenix
Always risin’ from the ashes
Mendin’ all her gashes
You might just have dealt the final blow
Later in the song, she does not blame her lovah for not wanting to marry a “pathological people pleaser” like her.
How long could we be a sad song
‘Til we were too far gone to bring back to life?
I gave you all my best mes, my endless empathy
And all I did was bleed as I tried to be the bravest soldier
Fighting in only your army, frontlines, don’t you ignore me
I’m the best thing at this party (You’re losing me)
And I wouldn’t marry me either
A pathological people pleaser
Who only wanted you to see her
And I’m fading, thinkin’
“Do something, babe, say something” (Say something)
“Lose something, babe, risk something” (You’re losing me)
“Choose something, babe, I got nothing” (I got nothing)
“To believe, unless you’re choosing me”
Here are the lyrics:
you’re losing me (from the vault) has lyrics that can cut glass😭 pic.twitter.com/hWKzuEluO1
— Ron 5/12 Eras (@midnightstrack2) May 26, 2023
And here’s the song, which will probably be pulled down any second now:
The comments on Joe Alwyn’s Instagram have been disabled, so the Swifties can’t rage at him there. So if you’re remotely related to Joe Alwyn, you better make your Instagram private now. Because you better believe that some of the hardcore Swifties are spending their weekend studying his family tree and tracking down his relatives’ Instagrams. Joe’s second cousin twice removed is about to get a surprise in their Instagram comments. I mean, the Swifties have to rage at someone!