You don’t even have to be a Taylor Swift fan to know about her famous song ‘scarf’.
The 32-year-old American pop star re-released one of her most beloved hits, Everything is too goodlast November, giving fans a 10-minute version of the heartbreak anthem rumored to be about her short-lived romance with American actor Jake Gyllenhaal in 2010.
One line in the song has since become a viral joke, in which Swift sings: I left my scarf there with your sister / And you still have it in your drawer.
Gyllenhaal’s sister, American actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, has even been asked about the accessory in various interviews, citing her ignorance of the scarf’s whereabouts.
Now, speaking about the short film she made for the track at the Toronto International Film Festival, Swift has revealed that the scarf wasn’t so much a physical reference as a “metaphor”.
“Basically, the scarf is a metaphor. And we blushed [in the video] because red is a very important color in this album, which is called Red.
Things then got a little awkward when Swift tried to clarify.
“And I think when I say it’s a metaphor … I’m just going to stop,” Swift concluded.
Her reluctance to explore the subject further fueled fan theories that the scarf is actually a symbol of Swift’s virginity.
While the high-profile couple was dating, tabloids went wild with rumors that Swift had lost her virginity to Gyllenhaal, who reportedly broke up with the singer around her 21st birthday after three months of dating.
Other words in the song that refer to the scarf include: But you keep my old scarf from that very first week / Because it reminds you of innocence and smells like me.
And it’s safe to say that fans of die-hard Swifts, affectionately nicknamed “Swifts,” are losing their minds over the gut-wrenching admission:
Swift is now in a long-term relationship with British actor Joe Alwyn.
The couple were rumored to have secretly married last year, but this has yet to be confirmed.
At the MTV Video Music Awards in late August, after winning video of the year for Everything is too good, Swift announced the exciting news that she will release her self-titled 10th studio album At midnightOctober 21.
Swift has been busy re-recording her past albums in recent years, but hasn’t released any brand new music since then always at the end of 2020.
Originally published as Taylor Swift left visibly upset by the lyrical question, prompting a fan theory