“Call It What You Want” joins ballads “Look What You Made Me Do,” “…Ready For It” and “Gorgeous” from the pop singer’s upcoming sixth studio album, Reputation — all of which ushering in an era of a new and improved Taylor, thank you very much.
In a soulful departure from “Look What You Made Me Do,” “Call It What You Want” is a somber reflection of the tumultuous drama and public scrutiny Swift has been dealing with in the past years, but listen: None of that is important anymore, as made apparent in the new song.
In the new lyric video, Swift croons:
All my flowers grew back as thorns
Windows boarded up after the storm
He built a fire just to keep me warm
All the drama queens taking swings
All the jokers dressing up as kings
They fade to nothing when I look at him
And I know I make the same mistakes every time
Bridges burn, I never learn
At least I did one thing right, I did one thing right
Fans on Twitter were quick to piece together who the song is about.
WHEN THE WHOLE WORLD WAS CALLING TAYLOR A SNAKE JOE WAS RIGHT FUCKING THERE LOVING HER MORE THAN ANYONE #callitwhatyouwant— Cisco (@TSwiftCisco) November 3, 2017
JOE LIKE THANKS FOR BEING SO GOOD TO HER. PROTECT AND LOVE HER AT ALL COSTS PLS #CallItWhatYouWant— SOFI♡TAYLOR (@amexicanswiftie) November 3, 2017
Watch the lyric video for “Call It What You Want” below.
Brb, listening on repeat.