The Shadiest Lyrics from Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do”
It wouldn’t be a classic Taylor Swift anthem without the utmost cryptic lyrics — and, naturally, the release of her new single, “Look What You Made Me Do,” has many in question. And, as we’ve learned from the track, new Taylor doesn’t seem to be ~shaking it off~ this time around…
Since the release of Tay’s brand-new single, fans have been dissecting every juicy line of the revenge anthem in order to figure out exactly who Taylor is coming after. The dark melody starts right off the bat with “I don’t like your little games // I don’t like your tilted stage.”
Now it just so happens that Kanye West performed on a tilted floating stage during his Saint Pablo World Tour. Coincidence? The Internet thinks not. The singer then goes on to sing, “The role you made me play // Of the fool, no I don’t like you.” This line could be referencing the time she looked like a fool after Kim Kardashian leaked the audio of a phone call between Kanye and Taylor, which showed Taylor okaying lyrics of his song, “Famous,” which she later spoke out against.
But just before you fully hop on board the “Kanye Diss Track” train, you may want to hold that thought. Long ago, the peak of the infamous feud between Taylor Swift and Katy Perry was at its prime when Katy tweeted out a dig that fans thought was directed at Taylor, suggesting she was a “Regina George in sheep’s clothing.” Well, it just so happens that Taylor’s new song contains a beat almost IDENTICAL to the one used in the movie Mean Girls as her new song was sampled from the 2003 track “Operate” by Peaches.
But the investigation is far from over. Another line that has fans thinking this song may be about Katy Perry is in the pre-chorus. “Honey I rose up from the dead // I do it all time. I’ve got a list of names and yours is in red underlined.” If you recall, in the Burn Book in Mean Girls, names were written in red… and underlined.
And possibly the most twisted T.Swift lyric of all comes during the bridge when the singer is heard saying in a voicemail recording, “I’m sorry, the old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now. Why? Oh, ’cause she’s dead!” *MIC DROP* This recording only tells us that the new Taylor is coming in HOT, HOT, HOT with her new image, sound and all of the people she’s coming for.