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Music PopWrapped | Music

Did Harry Styles Just Give Taylor Swift A Dose Of Her Own Medicine?

Rain Varela | PopWrapped Author

Rain Varela

Staff Writer
10/20/2015 2:58 am
PopWrapped | Music
Did Harry Styles Just Give Taylor Swift A Dose Of Her Own Medicine? | Harry Styles
Media Courtesy of Pacific Coast News

Taylor Swift is well known for referencing her long list of ex-lovers (or rivals) on her songs . Of course, as a songwriter, she would have to draw from her own experience to write her chart topping hits. And nothing inspires art like a break-up.

But what happens when the tables are turned and she has a song written about her?

Enter, Harry Styles, although there is no confirmation on who the song is about, the internet has been rife with speculation that his band's latest single 'Perfect' was inspired by Swift whom he previously dated.

The song is the second release from One Direction off their latest album Made In The A.M . It was written by a team that included Styles and his band mate Louis Tomlinson. 

The chorus itself sounds similar to Taylor Swift's own song 'Style' which in turn was also allegedly about Harry. 

The lyrics also seemed to be a direct response, for example:

'Style' lyric:

Midnight, you come and pick me up no headlights

'Perfect' lyric :

If you like midnight drives with the windows down

Not only that, there is also a reference of midnight drives in another Swift song “I Wish You Would,” also allegedly about Harry:

It’s 2AM in your car, windows down, you pass my street, the memories start

'Style' lyric:

It's been a while since I have even heard from you

I should just tell you to leave 'cause I

Know exactly where it leads but I

Watch it go round and round each time

'Perfect' lyric:

But that don't mean that we can't live here in the moment

Cause I can be the one you love from time to time

Then there is this not so subtle dig in 'Perfect' at being someone to write break-up songs about:

And if you like cameras flashing every time we got out

And if you're looking for someone to write your breakup songs about

Baby, I'm perfect

Break-ups are more complicated in the pop world, but then again these types of songs do well in the charts, I guess heartbreak equals pop hit. Which bodes well for One Direction.


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