Diehard Taylor Swift fans (affectionately called ‘Swifties’) love digging into her lyrics to find hidden meanings and clues about her life. Her latest release, So High School, is no exception, and it is causing a lot of discussion online – though perhaps not for the reasons one might expect.

Swift’s unexpected album, The Tortured Poets Department, has given gamers a big surprise. And, So High School, a love song dedicated (supposedly) to her boyfriend, Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, has caught everyone’s attention due to its lyrics.

Taylor Swift
The Tortured Poets Department

TTPD, the pop-queen’s eleventh studio album, was released on April 19, 2024, through Republic Records. Swift teamed up with Jack Antonoff and Aaron Dessner to write and produce the album.

Fans Split Over Taylor Swift’s Possible Travis Kelce Tribute Song

Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift (Image via Instagram/Chariah_
Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift (Image via Instagram/Chariah_)

While Taylor Swift‘s new album, The Tortured Poets Department, delves into themes of lost love and heartbreak in emotional tracks, there are also a few songs that seem like love letters to her beau, Travis Kelce.

In the song, So High School, Tay sings: “Touch me while your bros play Grand Theft Auto.” This cheeky lyric has sent the internet into a frenzy, with Swifties debating whether it’s a cute ode to young love or a cringe-worthy misstep.

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For some fans, the lyric feels like a familiar moment from young love. Many gamers remember those sweet interruptions for a quick hug or kiss during late-night gaming with friends.

The reference to ‘Grand Theft Auto’ becomes a specific detail that paints a vivid picture – a time of teenage love intertwined with the pop culture of the era. Considering the NFL star was born in 1989, the lyric could be referencing any game in the long-running series, from the gritty streets of Liberty City in GTA III to the world of Los Santos in GTA V.

However, some people aren’t buying into the idea of this lyric. Check out some fan reactions:

Critics find the lyric cheesy and out of place — a jarring juxtaposition of teenage innocence with too much explicitness. They believe it takes away from the song’s main theme. Some even wonder if it’s the songstress trying too hard to connect with a younger crowd rather than showing her true songwriting skills.

Taylor Swift Nods to Travis Kelce’s Football Triumphs in Another TTPD Song

Taylor Swift in a cover story of The Tortured Poets Department
Taylor Swift in a cover story of The Tortured Poets Department

Adding to the intrigue is The Alchemy from the same album. The song hints at Travis Kelce’s football success with lines such as “When I touch down, call the amateurs and cut ’em from the team.”

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Lines like “Where’s the trophy? He just comes running over to me,” hints at the 34-year-old’s wins leading him to Swift. This positive song, free from controversy, shows a supportive relationship. It makes fans wonder even more about where T-Swizzle’s art ends and her real-life romance begins.

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