The telling lyrics: "I broke his heart cause he was nice / He was sunshine, I was midnight rain" and "He wanted a bride, I was making my own name / Chasing that fame, he stayed the same"
Who it's supposed to be about: Taylor Lautner
Why? Fans noticed immediately that "Midnight Rain"'s lyrics were filled with regret and Swift acknowledging she hurt the person the song is about, which gives off major "Back to December" vibes, a song that is widely believed to be about Lautner. The lyrics, "He was sunshine, I was midnight rain," seem to allude to "Midnight Sun," the title of the latest Twilight novel released in 2020 (Lautner famously starred as the werewolf character Jacob in the movie franchise). The lyrics, "I was making my own name / Chasing that fame, he stayed the same," suggest the song is about someone she dated in the early stages of her career when she was making a name for herself, which also tracks with her relationship with Lautner, who she dated in 2009.