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Song Released: 2017

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    Mar 28th, 3:15pm report

    End Game" centers around the idea of Taylor wanting to be some guy's "end game" or the one that he's aiming for. While she doesn't make it clear who this fellow is, the Internet seems to be conjecturing that since he has a large "reputation," he must be Tom Hiddleston. Of course, others will disagree, but in this explanation, I want to focus on the core of what the song's about. You can follow the clues and draw your own conclusions from there. Unlike the four singles from Reputation, Swift starts "End Game" with a chorus, which makes leading into guest verses more convenient since an artist doesn't necessarily want another artist being the first thing listeners her. In this chorus, she tells some mysterious fellow that she wants to be his "end game," "first string," and "A-Team." Respectively, she wants to be his goal, his first pick, and the one he relies on. She wants them to be close, and she wants to be his focus. The post-chorus shows Swift claiming that they both have big reputations, but almost sardonically. Are these reputations ones for personal success, or are they for dating too many people? Swift doesn't make it clear, but whatever the case, Swift and this person are certainly well know, and when they date it's going to "be a big conversation." In addition, while Swift has "some big enemies," it doesn't care her intended because he "heard about" her and apparently "like[s] the bad ones." Since that's the persona Swift seems to be adopting currently, he's very interested in her In the first verse, Future raps about the main themes of the song. He almost takes on the role of the person Swift is singing to, but there are some differences between Future is and who this fellow is, so it seems more likely that he's rapping on Taylor's side of things just from a male perspective. He claims that the girl he's interested in is "so dope"; and when he tells her to not "overdose," the listener wonders if he's telling her she doesn't have to try too hard.


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    Mar 23rd, 3:49am report

    This song is about Taylor wanting to be the only girl in her boyfriend's life.


    This song is about Taylor not wanting to have sex with her boyfriend as she'll regret it later.

    Sorry if this isn't clear enough, I'm super young.


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    Mar 15th, 2019 3:31am report

    An endgame is a planned, final outcome, in which Taylor wants the guy to do what it takes to be with her. In recent times, it has also been used to describe a couple on a TV show or a book that stays together. Her issues with Kanye started at the 2009 VMA’s when Kanye claimed that “Beyoncé had the best music video of all time.” Since then, Kanye and Taylor’s relationship has had its ups and downs, but culminated in a conflict surrounding lyrics from Kanye’s song “Famous”:


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    Jan 8th, 2019 1:43pm report

    I think this song is very cool Ed Sheeran is in it. Absolutely camila cabello!


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    Oct 26th, 2018 10:19pm report

    Taylow wanted herself to be the end game of joe. Like she wants him to be his husband. She wants every game of love came to an end and she wanted him forever

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