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Taylor Swift’s ‘TTPD’ relationship breakdown: Songs about Joe Alwyn, Matty Healy and Travis Kelce


Page Six breaks down the songs, lyrics on Taylor Swift’s new album, “The Tortured Poets Department,” about her exes Matty Healy, Joe Alwyn and Travis Kelce.
Taylor Swift’s “The Tortured Poets Department” has arrived two months after she surprised fans at the 2024 Grammys with the announcement of the album.
The global superstar previously described the project as a “lifeline” for her during a February concert in Melbourne, Australia.
“It sort of reminded me of why songwriting is something that actually gets me through life and I’ve never had an album where I’ve needed songwriting more than I needed it on ‘Tortured Poets,’” she explained.
Now, fans are busy decoding the lyrics of the project’s 16 songs — and theorizing who they may be about. Read on to discover which recent exes Swift may have referenced in “TTPD.”
The track on “TTPD” most likely to be about the actor is “So Long, London,” a heartbreaking tune about Swift saying goodbye to the British city she called her home for six years.
“I left all I knew you left me at the house by the heath,” the songstress croons in the heartbreaking lyrics, perhaps talking about how she moved from the US to Alwyn’s home country to live a quiet, private life with him.
Swift and Alwyn, who began dating in early 2017, faced engagement rumors numerous times over the course of their long-term romance. However, the Grammy winner seemingly confirms on “Loml” that they never got past the stage of ideating about their future.
“You s–t talked me under the table / talking rings and talking cradles / I wish I could un-recall how we almost had it all,” the lyrics say.
The “Anti-Hero” singer kicked off her Eras Tour in March 2023, just a few weeks before Page Six confirmed she and Alwyn had split.

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