It Sure Seems Like Taylor Swift Is Singing About Kim Kardashian on This ‘Tortured Poets’ Track

Deeper into the track, which boasts sparse but building instrumentation and co-production from Aaron Dessner, we arrive at a few choice lines that have received the bulk of the ensuing fan attention. In the third verse, the narrator points to a legacy she’s built that Aimee “can’t undo,” although she quickly concedes that “there wouldn’t be this, if there hadn’t been you.”

I wrote a thousand songs that you find uncool
I built a legacy which you can’t undo
But when I count the scars, there’s a moment of truth
That there wouldn’t be this, if there hadn’t been you

This rolls right into the bridge, wherein the narrator says she changed the name of the song’s subject and removed “any real defining clues.” She further imagines this individual’s child one day singing along to a track “only us two is gonna know is about you,” like so:

And maybe you’ve reframed it
And in your mind, you never beat my spirit black and blue
I don’t think you’ve changed much
And so I changed your name, and any real defining clues
And one day, your kid comes home singin’
A song that only us two is gonna know is about you

The composition’s swelling instrumentation parallels the narrator’s changing feelings toward this “Aimee,” as well. By the end of the song, the narrator’s healing takes center stage, with gratitude, finally, replacing (or at the very least peacefully coexisting alongside) the anger present earlier in the lyrics. However, just before a closing “thank you” to this “Aimee,” the narrator does repeat the post-chorus’ “Everyone knows that my mother is a saintly woman/But she used to say she wished that you were dead” line.

All that to say, here’s a look at how fans are taking this so far:

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