Who Is Taylor Swift’s ‘You’re Losing Me’ About? Breakup Track Explained – Hollywood Life

Who Is Taylor Swift’s ‘You’re Losing Me’ Song About? Everything to Know About the Breakup Track

‘The lyrics of ‘You’re Losing Me’ point to an ill-fated romance that started to crumble. 

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Taylor Swift’s Midnights album features one track that’s been pulling on fans’ heartstrings: “You’re Losing Me.” The song is a devastating tune that tells the story of a doomed relationship, but who is she talking about? To find out who Taylor’s heartbreaking song is about, keep reading! 

What Is ‘You’re Losing Me’ About? 

The first verse of the song recalls a conversation between Taylor and an unknown lover. “You say, ‘I don’t understand,’ and I say, ‘I know you don’t,’” she sings. “We thought a cure would come through in time / Now, I fear it won’t / Remember lookin’ at this room, we loved it ’cause of the light / Now, I just sit in the dark and wonder if it’s time.” 

The pop star then asks herself whether or not she should end the relationship, as she sings, “Do I throw out everything we built or keep it? / I’m getting tired even for a phoenix / Always risin’ from the ashes / Mendin’ all her gashes / You might just have dealt the final blow.”

Elsewhere in the track, Taylor explains how she gave the romance everything she had but still felt that it was lacking something between her and her unnamed boyfriend. Not only that, but she also points out that she wanted marriage but her former beau didn’t. 

“How long could we be a sad song / ‘Til we were too far gone to bring back to life?” she sings in another verse. “I gave you all my best me’s, my endless empathy / And all I did was bleed as I tried to be the bravest soldier / Fighting in only your army / Frontlines, don’t you ignore me / I’m the best thing at this party (You’re losin’ me) / And I wouldn’t marry me either / A pathological people pleaser / Who only wanted you to see her / And I’m fadin’, thinkin.’” 

Who Is ‘You’re Losing Me’ About? 

Fans have speculated that the song is about Taylor’s most recent ex-boyfriend, Joe Alwyn. The former pair split earlier this year just as she kicked off her Eras Tour. The “Karma” artist and the Mary Queen of Scots actor dated for six years. 

Many Swifties have unpacked the lyrics of “You’re Losing Me” and pointed out a few that could have hinted at Joe. As Taylor calls herself “the bravest solider / fighting in only your army,” fans recalled that Joe has starred in a few war films, including Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.  

As the news of their breakup surfaced, multiple outlets reported that it was Taylor’s decision to walk away from her and Joe’s relationship, which is indicated in the song as she sings, “My heart won’t start for your anymore” in the chorus. 

When Did Taylor Swift Write ‘You’re Losing Me’? 

According to Jack Antonoff, a musician and collaborator, Taylor composed and wrote the song in December 2021 when she and Joe were still dating. As a result of this revelation, many X users (formerly known as Twitter) alleged that the song was inspired by Taylor’s crumbling relationship with Joe. 

“Taylor knew her and Joe were over all the way in 2021 [sic],” one social media user tweeted, while another wrote, “Jack confirming ‘You’re Losing Me’ was written in 2021 rewrites so much of Taylor and Joe’s history. Never getting over this breakup, sorry not sorry.”