While you were ignoring all of your earthly responsibilities last week in favour of obsessively mining every last line of the masterpiece that is Taylor Swift's Midnights, did you happen to notice that the Mastermind herself came out as an adult hickey-haver?
If you don't know what I'm talking about, kindly turn your attention to the chorus of "Maroon," in which Ms. Swift sings about a certain deep red mark on her collarbone in what is arguably the horniest line in the horniest song on the entire album. Why? Because, ahem, our girl is talking about a hickey.
Sure, there's always room for interpretation when it comes to TS lyrics – that's the whole point. But I know a hickey when I see one (er, hear one?), and the internet's resident Swift Sleuths seem to agree that a hickey it is.
miss taylor swift are you talking about a hickey pic.twitter.com/4R4vRFNBES— div️ (@brinacarbeater) October 25, 2022
Others: You put a hickey on me.— Mac Dionisio (@Benggadora08) October 28, 2022
Taylor Swift: It was maroon, the mark they saw on my collarbone
girl it's literally just hickeys @taylorswift13#TSMidnighTS pic.twitter.com/ux8DR17HUf— Romari the Mastermind (@romaricharlz13) October 23, 2022
While some lovingly dragged Taylor for what is an arguably overwrought lyrical portrait of a bruise you get from some heated neck sucking, I, for one, could not be more thrilled with this poetic display of adult hickey representation.