Taylor Swift has said that she loves leaving easter eggs in her work for fans to discover, and it appears that some of her devotees have uncovered a fascinating one. On “London Boy,” Swift name-drops a bunch of locations in and around the UK city, so naturally, fans have decided to map the route she describes, and it turns out that the path formed is in the shape of a heart.
— Taylor Swift Updates (@TSUpdatesNYBU) August 26, 2019
That’s cute, but it turns out that when it comes to practical travel, the route may not actually make a ton of sense. One fan decided to do a deep analysis of what sorts of public transport Swift would have to use to get from place to place, and his Twitter thread outlines a trip that begins with a logical route in mind before things unravel and Swift finds herself on an unnecessarily long and tedious journey. As another fan pointed out, though, perhaps Swift didn’t visit all these places in one day.
I worked out every single commute Taylor Swift would need to do in her London Boy song. A VERY DETAILED THREAD
— ethanol beer (@EthanDuffmanB) August 23, 2019
Why are Londoners flipping out over her lyrics? She didn’t say that she visited all those places in one day. Like bruh it’s a song, and she’s recounting the memories. Also she can walk through Camden Market undetected bc she was in disguise when she was out. DUH
— eatingfood05 (@eatingfood05) August 26, 2019
Regardless, fans were impressed by the lyrical planning on Swift’s part.
omg taylor lit rally teaching us spelling, math, history, geography, geometry, politics, love and more
— jude dimitri (@judimitri13) August 26, 2019
OF COURSE IT DOES OMG BITCH IS SO EXTRA EYE-!
— 💖 𝓛𝑜𝓋𝑒, CourtME! 💘 HUGGED TAY! (@Quartzlyn) August 26, 2019
Swift is having a real moment right now. She performed at the VMAs last night, it was recently revealed that Lover became the best-selling album of the year in the US after just two days, and that she will be one of the first musical guests on the upcoming season of Saturday Night Live.
Listen to “London Boy” below.