Harry Styles solo debut album has finally made its way out into the world today. The suite of 10 songs has made a pretty positive impact with fans and critics alike, but many people seem to be focusing on one song in particular, the fourth track, “Two Ghosts.” Some of Styles more observant fans have already pored over the lyrics and seem convinced that the song is about his one-time love interest Taylor Swift. The singer himself was recently confronted with the theory while a guest on BBC 1, which made him noticeably uncomfortable.
“Help me Jeffrey,” Styles implored to someone off set after being asked about the song. When pressed, Styles said that the content of the song was “pretty self-explanatory,” while adding, “It’s about, sometimes things change, and you can do all the same things, and sometimes it’s just different.” The host pointed out that the explanation was a “Round about the houses answer,” to which Styles only replied, “2017. Philosopher. London.”
At the heart of the speculation about T-Swift is the lyrics in the song that read, “Same lips, red / Same eyes, blue / Same white shirt, couple more tattoos.” And then, “But it’s not you and it’s not me / Tastes so sweet, looks so real / Sounds like something that I used to feel / But I can’t touch what I see / We’re not who we used to be / We’re not who we used to be / We’re just two ghosts singing in the…”
What do you think? Is “Two Ghosts” really about Taylor Swift?