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Tay’s “This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things” is Like Part II of “LWYMMD”

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If you thought “Look What You Made Me Do” was going to be Taylor Swift‘s only Reputation track aimed at Kimye, you’d be WRONG, fam.

In the song, Taylor sings, “It was so nice being friends again // There I was giving you a second chance // But you stabbed me in the back while shaking my hand.” If you recall, Taylor and Kanye West made amends at the 2015 VMAs, in which the blonde singer presented the rapper with the Video Vanguard Award. She even stood next to Kim Kardashian while he made his acceptance speech!

Fast forward to a year later, and we all know what happened: the in~famous~ phone call… which Tay totally calls out. In the tune, Taylor croons, “And therein lies the issue // Friends don’t try to trick you // Get you on the phone and mind-twist you.”



Need we say more?

It was so nice throwing big parties
Jumping in the pool from the balcony
Everyone swimming in a champagne sea
And there are no rules when you show up here
Bass beat rattling the chandelier
Feeling so Gatsby for that whole year

So why’d you have to rain on my parade?
I’m shaking my head
I’m locking the gates



This is why we can’t have nice things, darling
Because you break them
I had to take them away
This is why we can’t have nice things, honey
Did you think I wouldn’t hear all the things you said about me?
This is why we can’t have nice things

It was so nice being friends again
There I was giving you a second chance
But then you stabbed my back while shaking my hand
And therein lies the issue
Friends don’t try to trick you
Get you on the phone and mind-twist you
And so I took an ax to a mended fence

But I’m not the only friend you’ve lost lately
If only you weren’t
So shady



This is why we can’t have nice things, darling
Because you break them
I had to take them away
This is why we can’t have nice things, honey
Did you think I wouldn’t hear all the things you said about me?
This is why we can’t have

Here’s a toast to my real friend
They don’t care about that he said, she said
And here’s to my baby
He ain’t reading what they call me lately
And here’s to my momma
Had to listen to all this drama
And here’s to you
‘Cause forgiveness is a nice thing to do
Haha, I can’t even say it with a straight face

This is why we can’t have nice things, darling (darling)
Because you break them
I had to take them away
This is why we can’t have nice things, honey
Did you think I wouldn’t hear all the things you said about me?
This is why we can’t have nice things, darling
(And here’s to my real friends)
Because you break them
I had to take them away
(And here’s to my baby)
This is why we can’t have nice things, darling
(He didn’t care about that he said, she said)
Did you think I wouldn’t hear all the things you said about me?
This is why we can’t have nice things