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Is Taylor Swift’s “Mr. Perfectly Fine” Song About Joe Jonas?

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Taylor Swift is back folks! After you gave us the task of deciphering all of the vault songs on it anew Fearless Album, the singer rewarded fans with another look at one of the expected new tracks. Early Wednesday morning (without warning), Swift dropped “Mr. Perfectly Fine” on YouTube. And just like her recently released Vault track “You All Over Me”, it also seems to be about Joe Jonas, her ex.

It’s understandable that a handful of Swift’s vault tracks are about the Jonas Brothers singer. The two made an appointment and parted right in front of her Fearless The album was released in 2008. Her hit “Forever & Always” was written about her romance and added to the album at the last minute. While the two are getting along well now – she sent Jonas and Sophie Turner a gift for their daughter – it seems like Swift is now releasing more tracks she wrote about their relationship.

“Me in 2020: Life is cold, I write songs based on fiction to avoid drama and feel pretty grown up,” Swift wrote on Twitter when she announced the song’s release. “My music from the vault 2008 with a leprechaun voice: ‘REELEEEEEEASE MR PERFECTLY FIIIIIIINE.'” We love a confident queen!

While “You All Over Me” includes a few subtle nods to Jonas with the lyrics, “The best and worst day in June / Was the one I met you / With your hands in your pockets”, similar to the lyrics in “Last Kiss” by Speak Now – as far as Jonas is concerned – although the lyrics in “Mr. Perfectly Fine” are a bit sharper. Read on to read just a handful of articles that apparently deal with Swift and Jonas’ short-lived romance.

  • “Mr. looked into my eyes and told me you would never leave / Everything was fine / Mr. I’ve been waiting for you all my life.” This lyric bears a remarkable resemblance to the lyrics in “Forever & Always,” where Swift sings, “I’ve looked you in the eye / I thought I knew you for a minute, now I’m not so sure.”
  • “Mr. leaves me alone, I’m falling apart / It takes everything in me to get up every day.” This lyric also seems to come straight from the Forever & Always narration as she sings, “This thing breaks down, we almost never speak / I don’t feel welcome anymore / Baby, what happened? Please tell me. “”
  • “Mr. never told you why / Mr. never had to see me cry.” This definitely seems like an indication of how Jonas broke up with Swift in a 27-second phone call. he never had to see them cry when they broke off.
  • “Because I hear he put his arm around a brand new girl / I saved my heart, he took her in.” Shortly after finishing the Swift affair, Jonas switched to actress Camilla Belle, who starred in the Jonas Brothers’ music video “Lovebug.” Swift also wrote a song about it in her Speak Now Album.
  • “So dignified in your well-pressed suit / So strategic, all eyes on you.” We all know the Jonas Brothers were known for wearing fashionable suits at this era of their careers, so this one is pretty self-explanatory.
  • “Sashay your way to the best place / It’s the best place, in the best room / Oh, he’s so complacent, Mr. Always Wins.” This definitely seems like a nod to the time Swift and Jonas sat together at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards (pictured above) just before their split.
  • “Now I’m Miss will be fine one day / And one day you might miss me / But by then you will be Mr. Too Late.” Since Swift is the queen of bridges, this one really packs a punch. The lyrics definitely seem to anticipate “Last Kiss” Speak Nowin which Swift looks back wistfully and not exactly bitterly at the romance as she sings, “And I hope the sun is shining and it’s a beautiful day / And something reminds you that you wish you had stayed.” Just as her lyrics anticipated, Swift eventually became “Miss Gonna Be Alright Someday”. Not only are she and Jonas good relationships, but she eventually fell in love with another Joe, also known as English actor Joe Alwyn.

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