After a brief hiatus, Taylor Swift is mounting a return to the spotlight with a new album, ‘Reputation’ due on November 10, 2017. She dropped her newest single this past week. Entitled ‘Look What You Made Me Do’, the song appears to be a dis track aimed at any number of fellow celebs with whom Swift is currently feuding: Kanye West who called Swift a “bitch” on his single ‘Famous’; West’s wife Kim Kardasian who leaked a recorded phone conversation between West and Swift in which Swift seemed to give permission for the rapper to reference her in the song; and Katy Perry, with whom Swift has been feuding since 2013, when three of Swift’s backup dancers left her tour to join Perry’s. Earlier this year, Perry released the single ‘Swish Swish’ which appeared to be aimed at Swift.
But never mind all that. The internet has figured out that ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ is really about Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) from ‘Game of Thrones’. Since the single came out on Thursday, keen Twitter users have been pointing out the similarities between Swift’s lyrics and the character’s ‘GoT’ journey.
— Lisa Flip (@lisaflip) August 25, 2017
So Taylor Swift think she’s Arya Stark with this list of names? pic.twitter.com/i5h0H6QiiK
— a buoy adrift (@MikelleStreet) August 25, 2017
– Has a list of names
– Is out for revenge
– Doesn’t trust anyone
– isn’t the same person anymore
Is Taylor Swift actually Arya Stark?
— Yumna (@Yumnatarian) August 25, 2017
Even the official ‘Game of Thrones’ Twitter account got in on it!
— Game Of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) August 25, 2017
Want proof? Here we go:
Swift: “I don’t like your little games / Don’t like your tilted stage / The role you made me play / Of the fool, no, I don’t like you…”
GoT connection: That time in Season 6 when Arya watched an acting troupe in Braavos make fun of her family and the recent actions in King’s Landing.
Nevermind the fact that West actually used an actual tilted stage on his recent Saint Pablo Tour.
Swift: “Honey, I rose up from the dead, I do it all the time…”
“I’m sorry, the old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now / Why? / Oh ’cause she’s dead!”
Got: Well, Arya HAS avoided death a number of times. Last season, she was stabbed by The Waif and it looked pretty bad. Also, when Arya encounters her old direwolf Nymeria, she doesn’t seem to recognize her. Is it because she’s not the same person anymore?
Swift: “I’ve got a list of names and yours is in red underlined. I check it once, then I check it twice, oh!”
GoT: This is the one line that most people are citing in particular as bearing a resemblance to Arya’s story. Indeed, the youngest Stark has an ever-growing list of people that have it coming. Should she and the Needle get close enough, they won’t be able to just “Shake It Off.”
Swift: “I don’t like your kingdom keys / They once belonged to me…”
GoT: Arya has been been on the run ever since Season 1, after her father was executed. Before that, the Starks were among the most powerful houses in the Seven Kingdoms.
Swift: “You ask me for a place to sleep / Locked me out and threw a feast…”
GoT: Clearly, this is in reference to the Red Wedding and the fact that Arya was locked out and not allowed to come in… which turned out to be lucky for her.
Either that, or this is a reference to Perry’s single ‘Bon Appetit’.
Then there’s the title/chorus ‘Look What You Made Me Do’, implying that Swift/Arya has been pushed past her breaking point and now the gloves come off. Arya, once an innocent child, has now become a cold killing machine. She didn’t choose this path, but her enemies have snuffed out her innocence… and now they must pay.
For the full breakdown, check out ‘Entertainment Weekly’.
‘Game of Thrones’ is about to wrap up its seventh and penultimate season with an extra-long finale. Swift’s new single is here to help you cope with the long break until it returns for its final season next year. Until then, you can crank up Swift’s new single and picture Arya getting her sweet, sweet revenge. Don’t worry, ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ should be playing about every 15 minutes or so on your local pop radio station.