We all know when Taylor Swift releases a tune the betting folks begin to wager it was over an ex beau. This time out is no different as all the tabloids are speculating her new single “Out of the Woods” is over former lover Harry Styles.
Swift’s new song “Out of the Woods” debuted at midnight, and unsurprisingly, its lyrics prove that one of her ex-boyfriends isn’t “in the clear” just yet. “Out of the Woods” is co-written by Fun. lead guitarist-singer Jack Antonoff, pal Lena Dunham’s boyfriend. A preview of the song aired today on “Good Morning America.” It will be available Tuesday, only on iTunes.
She’s reassured fans that 1989 isn’t a “heartbreak record,” but this single, co-written by Lena Dunham’s boyfriend Jack Antonoff, is most definitely about a lost love. And while the 24-year-old country pop star doesn’t kiss and tell, per se, yet all the Swift watchers believe Styles is up at bat in these lyrics.
By the way, is he the Feral Kid from the original Mad Max? Discuss.
The chorus of the infectiously catchy tune could apply to any number of Taylor’s ex-beaus. In it, she asks (repeatedly) “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 yet?” She also asks, again and again, “Are we in the clear yet?/ Are we in the clear yet?/ Are we in the clear yet?/ In the clear yet, good.”
Other lyrics, though, indicate Mr. Styles, like “Your necklace hanging round my neck/ The night we couldn’t quite forget/ When we decided/ To move the furniture so we could dance/ Two paper airplanes flying, flying.” Back in 2012, Harry and Taylor were each seen wearing the same distinctive silver paper airplane necklace.
We present Exhibit “A”:
The relationship dissolve seems to be amicable and not at all too dramatic. Swift writes: “Remember when we couldn’t take the heat/ I walked out, I said ‘I’m setting you free.'”