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10 times Taylor Swift's reputation sounds like a love letter to Joe Alwyn

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Reputation is finally here — and so are all the references to Taylor Swift’s British boyfriend, actor Joe Alwyn, and his “ocean blue eyes.”

Prior to the release of her sixth studio album on Friday, it was clear that Swift’s followup to 1989 would set the record straight on all her recent drama, and the lyrics don’t disappoint (just listen to “This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things”). However, it also serves as a sweet ode to her current love. Below, some of the best moments that make reputation sound like a love letter to Alwyn.

1. “…Ready For It?”

“Some boys are tryin’ too hard / He don’t try at all, though/Younger than my exes but he act like such a man, so/I see nothing better, I keep him forever/Like a vendetta-ta”

2. “End Game”

“And I can’t let you go, your hand prints on my soul/It’s like your eyes are liquor, it’s like your body is gold/You’ve been calling my bluff on all my usual tricks/So here’s a truth from my red lips”

3. “Don’t Blame Me”

“I get so high, oh/Every time, yeah, every time you’re lovin’ me/You’re lovin’ me/Oh lord, save me/My drug is my baby/I’ll be usin’ for the rest of my life”

4. “Delicate”

“Do the girls back home touch you like I do?/Long night, with your hands up in my hair/Echoes of your footsteps on the stairs/Stay here, honey, I don’t wanna share”

5. “So It Goes…”

“Met you in a bar/All eyes on me, your illusion is/All eyes on us / I make all your grey days clear and/Wear you like a necklace/I’m so chill, but you make me jealous/But I got your heart”

Keep in mind the necklace for later…

6. “Gorgeous”

“Ocean blue eyes looking in mine/I feel like I might sink and drown and die”

7. “King Of My Heart”

“So prove to me I’m your American Queen/And you move to me like I’m a Motown beat/And we rule the kingdom inside my room”

8. “Dress”

“My rebounds, my earthquakes/Even in my worst nights/You saw the truth of me/Now I woke up just in time/Now I wake up by your side/My one and only, my lifeline”

9. “Call It What You Want”

Remember the necklace from before? Well…

“I want to wear his initial on a chain round my neck/Chain round my neck/Not because he owns me/But ’cause he really knows me”

10. “New Year’s Day”

“Don’t read the last page/But I stay when it’s hard or it’s wrong or we’re making mistakes/I want your midnights/But I’ll be cleaning up bottles with you on New Year’s Day”

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