“Look What You Made Me Do”, Taylor Swift’s brand new single seems obviously about her differences with people like Kim Kardashian, Calvin Harris, Katy Perry and Kanye West. But a corner of the internet is convinced that the lyrics are actually about a fictional character of ‘Game of Thrones’, that is, Arya Stark. The idea makes a lot of sense as both Mashable and Entertainment Weekly broke down just how similar the lyrics are to Arya’s character on the HBO show. They truly do reflect Arya’s transformation from a little kid into a badass assassin with a list of grudges.
Few examples from the song are: “I don’t like your tilted stage/the role you made me play/Of the fool” could be a reference to the actors in Braavos who put on a version of the Stark family’s life—and painted her father, Ned Stark as a buffoon. “I don’t like your kingdom keys /they once belonged to me” could be a reference to Cersei Lannister, who rules the Seven Kingdoms after her family’s treachery killed Ned, who was the hand of the king. “You ask me for a place to sleep / Locked me out and threw a feast” could be a reference to Walder Frey, who locked members of her family in his home for the Red Wedding massacre, while she was locked out. And of course, “I’ve got a list of names and yours is in red, underlined/I check it once, then I check it twice” could be a direct reference to Arya’s list of people she intends to kill.
Twitter took notice pretty quickly and either lived for the comparison or rolled their eyes at the idea that pop stars like Taylor Swift could be as ruthless as Arya. But who knows, Maybe Taylor is a huge fan of Game of Thrones and sees herself in the girl who was wronged and who wants to take down all her enemies.