Taylor Swift, Joe Alwyn breakup hinted in ‘Champagne Problems’ lyrics?

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 05: Taylor Swift attends the 65th GRAMMY Awards on February 05, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

There’s a lot of speculation about what caused Taylor Swift and her six-year boyfriend, Joe Alwyn, to break up.

Fans of the music icon are looking for clues from her recent “The Eras” tour for answers.

A source close to Taylor and Joe revealed to Entertainment Tonight over the weekend that they had split up.

The 33-year-old singer, known for her mysterious lyrical content, unexpectedly changed her setlist this week during a performance for her “The Eras” tour.

According to The Mirror, Taylor has added “Champagne Problems” to the setlist.

The song is about two lovers dealing with an unsuccessful proposal, even though the man had informed his family beforehand, leading them to expect a happy ending with champagne bottles ready.

Joe famously collaborated with Taylor to write the song. He even has a pen name, William Bowery.

Last week, Taylor unexpectedly included a song in her set list and appeared moved by its performance.

Fans now wonder if this song was written with her ex-boyfriend, which could explain why they split up.

Throughout their six-year relationship, there was a lot of speculation about this couple’s impending engagement, heightened when a massive ring appeared on her finger in 2020’s “Miss Americana.”

Some even thought they were secretly married.

Some lines from “Champagne Problems” read:

“She would’ve made such a lovely bride, What a shame she’s f–ked in the head, they said, But you’ll find the real thing instead, She’ll patch up your tapestry that I shred.”

One fan commented about Joe and Taylor’s relationship, saying:

“It seems obvious that Taylor didn’t want to tie the knot with Joe, as evidenced by her sadness in ‘Champagne Problems,’ when she sang ‘I never was ready, so I watch you go.'”

Another admirer added:

“They’re saying champagne problems is about Joe.. I’m this close to losing it,”

Fans believe “Champagne Problems” is about Joe Alwyn, but it’s also about “Midnight Rain,” another Taylor Swift song from her “Midnights” album.

Many people think the song is about leaving the security of a stable relationship behind to avoid becoming complacent.