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Taylor Swift's New Song 'But Daddy I Love Him' Seems Like A Direct Ref To Harry Styles

Taylor Swift's New Song 'But Daddy I Love Him' Seems Like A Direct Ref To Harry Styles
  • Taylor Swift fans think one of the songs on her new album is about Harry Styles.

  • The track is titled "But Daddy I Love Him," which is also a quote from The Little Mermaid.

  • Harry was also photographed wearing those exact words on a T-shirt in 2020.


Taylor Swift casually dropped the tracklist for her new album The Tortured Poets Department on Monday night, and one song appears to be a direct (or maybe indirect? who knows, not us!) reference to Harry Styles and/or The Little Mermaid.

Here's the full tracklist, just to get everyone on the same page:

Side A

Fortnight (feat. Post Malone)
The Tortured Poets Department
My Boy Only Breaks His Favorite Toys
Down Bad

Side B

So Long, London
But Daddy I Love Him
Fresh Out the Slammer
Florida!!! (Florence + the Machine)

Side C

Guilty as Sin?
Who’s Afraid of Little Old Me?
I Can Fix Him (No Really I Can)
loml

Side D

I Can Do It With a Broken Heart
The Smallest Man Who Ever Lived
The Alchemy
Clara Bow
Bonus Track: The Manuscript

As you can see, the song following "So Long, London" is "But Daddy I Love Him," which is a line from Disney's original animated The Little Mermaid, a film that came out in 1989 (a.k.a. the year Taylor was born).

The thing is, the phrase is also associated with Taylor's ex Harry Styles, thanks to him wearing this shirt:

And while some fans think this means the song could be about Harry...

There's also speculation that he could be featured on the track:

Meanwhile, even without Harry being involved there's a lot to interpret about this track—especially since fans think The Tortured Poets Department will be a Joe Alwyn breakup album. And let's not forget that Taylor dressed up as Ariel for Halloween one year.

Kay, that's all! As you were (spiraling).

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