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Can you name the pop star Taylor Swift sings about in 'Out of the Woods'?

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Surprise, surprise! Taylor Swift's 'Out of the Woods' is about an ex

Ugh! Another track from Taylor Swift's new album has surfaced. Everyone is saying 'Out of the Woods' is about Swift's ex, Harry Styles. What do you think?

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Could you get more basic? T-Swizzle's new song has barely been out a day, and people are already drawing connections between the lyrics and her relationship with One Direction member Styles. Where do they even get this stuff from, anyway?

Most outlets are quoting Swift's recent interview with Rolling Stone in which she discussed the track by saying, "Every day was a struggle. Forget making plans for life — we were just trying to make it to next week." They're claiming that it's proof of the struggles the couple went through as two stars in a relationship.

Here's the thing, though: Everyone Swift has dated has been significantly famous, so all of her relationships are a challenge. Furthermore, the lyrics to the song tell us their relationship happened during December (which, OK, was when she dated Styles). Hello, tail end of football season! That puts a strain on all relationships. Famous or not.

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Speaking of lyrics, here they are in their entirety:

Looking at it now
It all seems so simple
We were lying on your couch
I remember
You took a Polaroid of us
Then discovered
The rest of the world was black and white
But we were in screaming color

And I remember thinking…

Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods?
Are we in the clear yet?
Are we in the clear yet?
Are we in the clear yet?
In the clear yet, good.
Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods?
Are we in the clear yet?
Are we in the clear yet?
Are we in the clear yet?
In the clear yet, good.
Are we out of the woods?

Looking at it now
Last December, we were built to fall apart
Then fall back together
Your necklace hanging from my neck
The night we couldn't quite forget
When we decided
To move the furniture so we could dance
Baby, like we stood a chance
Two paper airplanes flying, flying…
And I remember thinking


Remember when you hit the brakes too soon?
Twenty stitches in a hospital room
When you started crying
Baby, I did, too
But when the sun came up,
I was looking at you
Remember when we couldn't take the heat?
I walked out, I said, "I'm setting you free."
But the monsters turned out to be just trees
When the sun came up,
You were looking at me.
You were looking at me… Oh
You were looking at me.

I remember.
Oh, I remember..


Hrm. Yeah. Not exactly giving anything away there, huh? Swift also explained to Rolling Stone that the accident she sings of is a snowmobile accident. While Styles was reportedly in a skiing accident around the time the two were dating, pics of the wound sure don't look like 20 stitches to us. (And we know because for the sake of "journalism" we looked at a shit ton of Google image results for "20 stitches." Just for you.)

What do you think? Are "the signs all there" or are people reading too much into things? The connections seem sketchy, at best. And, honestly, there are probably more important things to worry about in life. You know, like what, exactly, Swift was thinking when she teamed up with Jack Antonoff to make the song.

Take a listen and tell us what you think in the comments below!

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