Fans Found an Old Taylor Swift Clip That Proves What “But Daddy I Love Him” Is About

Fans Found an Old Taylor Swift Clip That Proves What "But Daddy I Love Him" Is About

Ever since Taylor Swift dropped the tracklist for the Tortured Poets Department back in February, there have been theories about “But Daddy I Love Him.”





Like remember when we all thought it was gonna be about Harry Styles because of his Little Mermaid t-shirt? Memories:) However! Fans just dusted off old footage of Taylor from her Fearless era, where she spoke about the inspiration for “Love Story” and literally used the phrase “but daddy I love him” while recalling a teenage tantrum.

“This song, I wrote it right after my one epic teenage tantrum that I ever threw in my whole life,” she said in the clip. “And I remember screaming something, like, ‘But daddy, I love him!'”



“And running out and storming into my room and slamming the door and then I sat down on the floor and wrote this song.”





In other words, this phrase was the inspiration for “Love Story” and now it’s popped up on Tortured Poets, which definitely seems like a through-line! As this person put it: As for who “But Daddy I Love Him” is about, the consensus seems to be Matty Healy. Specifically the backlash Tay got from fans when she started dating him.

Full deep dive over this way: Meanwhile, some fans think the last verse in “But Daddy I Love Him” is actually about her current relationship with Travis Kelce, thanks to the vibes shifting to this:



Now I’m dancing in my dress in the sun and
Even my daddy just loves him
I’m his lady, and oh my God
You should see your faces
Time, doesn’t it give some perspective
No, you can’t come to the wedding
I know he’s crazy but he’s the one I want

And Tay seemingly confirmed this during the Eras Tour by mashing up “But Daddy I Love Him” with her Travis song “So High School.”

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