TAylor Swift is right behind Ezra Pound for having the faithful go through every word of their hero’s handwriting in search of deeper meaning. People on social media may have spotted “Swifties” in a foam on a recent reference to the pop star’s mysterious red scarf.
Like a discussion on BBC Radio 4 on Pound’s The Cantos, the forensic analysis of Swift’s famous winter prop may have left some on social media in awe. Therefore, Nadia khomami has prepared a guide for the uninitiated.
Where does the scarf chatter come from?
The reference comes from Swift’s 2012 song All Too Well, included on her hit album Red which was reissued on Friday. Subtitled “Taylor’s Version”, the album is the second installment in the singer’s ongoing project to re-record and reclaim ownership of six records which she claims were sold under her by her former label.
Swift, who has a long history of writing songs about her private life, especially her old relationships, used Red to berate an older man who broke her heart at the age of 21 – according to the rumored to be Hollywood star actor Jake Gyllenhaal. dated 2010.
As a result, Gyllenhaal’s Instagram was besieged by people questioning him about the fate of said scarf.
What are the lyrics?
The track All Too Well features some of Swift’s most poignant lyrics about heartache and opens with the following lines: “I walked through the door with you, the air was cold, but something got me down. seemed like home somehow, and I left my scarf there at your sister’s, and you still have it in your drawer, even now.
Although Swift has never confirmed that the song is about Gyllenhaal, she does sing “crying in a party bathroom” after the man fails to attend his 21st birthday, which fans see as the symbol. most clearly it is Gyllenhaal, her boyfriend at the time.
Other more brutal lyrics such as “and I’ve never been good at telling jokes, but the punchline says, ‘I’m going to get old but your lovers stay my age'” made fans cry.
Where’s the scarf now?
Jake’s sister Maggie Gyllenhaal was even drawn into the drama, although she previously said she didn’t understand why “everyone” asked her about the scarf. “I’m in the dark about the scarf. It’s entirely possible, I don’t know, ”the actor told US talk show host Andy Cohen.
Jake’s friend, Broadway actor Andrew Burnap, claimed on Friday that he did indeed have it. “This is going to sound crazy and you will definitely think that I am kidding, but it is not – I think I have this scarf in my possession,” he tweeted.
Is the scarf really just a scarf?
A small number of fans believe the scarf may actually be a metaphor for Swift’s virginity (although that’s entirely a guess), although this is highly unlikely.
“I was going through a bit of a sad time,” Swift said of the Tonight Show song. “I started to improvise what I was going through and how I felt.”
Whether or not Gyllenhaal, comments include “Where’s the Jake scarf?” and “Return the scarf, it’s not too late” continue to be posted on the actor’s account.
For now, the official Taylor Swift store sells red scarves for $ 35. Due to extremely high demand, the website is warning buyers that it may not arrive until Christmas.