Swift is well-known for writing songs about many subjects. However, Swift’s fans love the fact that Swift also writes about ex-boyfriends. Swift never identifies the ex-boyfriend to whom a song is dedicated, but her fans love doing their own detective work and piecing together things based on context clues.
They concluded that “All Too Well”, “Back to December” and “Out of the Woods” were dedicated to Jake Gyllenhaal.
Swift might not have a song to sing for every ex-boyfriend or girlfriend — particularly short-term relationships — but her fans cannot help but wonder if Swift has a song about her brief affair with Tom Hiddleston.
Swift didn’t believe it was significant enough to write about it because they dated for only three months during the summer 2016. Swift’s fans, however, seem to disagree.
Fans claim that this song is about Tom Hiddleston.
Here’s a great place to start if you need some refresher. Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston were in a brief relationship in 2016, earning them the nickname “Hiddleswift.” They first met at the Met Gala and they became intimate quickly, making it one Swift’s most well-known romances.
It seems that this was the cause of the singer’s split. According to Us Weekly, a source said that Tom wanted his relationship to be more public than it was. “Taylor knew the negative consequences of open displays of affection but Tom ignored her concerns when she raised them.”
“The ties were black and the lies were white/ The shades gray in candlelight/ I wanted to abandon him/ I needed a reason” is a reference to their first meeting. “You were driving the getaway car/ We were flyin’, but we wouldn’t get far” refers to how they traveled throughout their short relationship.
Swift’s line “Shoulda knew that I’d be the last to leave” was widely believed to have been a confirmation of his breakup with Swift.
Many felt sorry for Tom Hiddleston after hearing the Taylor Swift song.
Admirers believe Taylor Swift created a phrase in “Getaway Car” to suggest that her relationship with Tom Hiddleston wasn’t meant to last. Swifties believe it was a direct shot at Tom Hiddleston, even though it may not be obvious to most people.
One Twitter user commented that the “[G]etaway car is such a snooze” and was so honest (poor Tom lol). He couldn’t stop listening.” One person commented, “[L]istening for getaway car… hm… terrible tom BCS Tom Hiddleston wasn’t worthy it… terrible tom.”
Hiddleston is full of praise for Swift, even though their summer romance was allegedly immortalized in song. There doesn’t seem to be any animosity between them. He told GQ in 2017 that he believed it was true, indicating that the relationship was not just a marketing stunt. “Taylor’s a remarkable woman. She is kind, polite and very attractive. We had a wonderful time. The woman I met is the only one I know. She’s fantastic.”