Skip To Content

    TIL Olivia Rodrigo's "Blonde Girl" Lyrics In "Drivers Licence" Were Originally Something Else, And Now I Have Questions

    Welp, time for another Twitter rabbit hole.

    So, TIL a new tidbit of Olivia Rodrigo trivia centering around her song "Drivers License" and how it relates to the Joshua Bassett/Sabrina Carpenter drama.

    If you need to be brought up to speed, an incredibly abridged version of the fan theories is that Olivia wrote the hit song about her High School Musical: The Musical: The Series costar Joshua...

    Jamie Mccarthy / Getty Images

    ...Who is now rumored to be in a relationship with Sabrina.

    Matt Winkelmeyer / Getty Images

    There's some theories that the relationships overlapped, but it's also important to note that no one's actually confirmed anything — all of this info is from fans on social media.

    One bit of evidence fans used was the opening of the second verse of "Drivers License" — where Olivia mentions an older "blonde girl."

    The lyric says, "And you're probably with that blonde girl, Who always made me doubt, She's so much older than me, She's everything I'm insecure about"
    Genius / Via genius.com

    Sabrina is four years older than Olivia and, well, blonde.

    Well, in Olivia's episode of the NYT's "Diary of a Song," it's brought up that the song used to be different — there used to be a brunette!

    NYT / Via nytimes.com

    Some fans did notice this in a video that Olivia posted in December 2020, but stay with me.

    "I think that was the fun part about finishing up the song with Dan," Olivia said, referencing her producer and cowriter Daniel Nigro. "Getting his opinion on little things like that."

    Olivia sitting at a keyboard
    NYT / Via nytimes.com

    Does this mean that the song wasn't originally about Sabrina? Or that Dan just helped Olivia really hone what she wanted to say?

    @oliviarodrigo / Via giphy.com

    Or is it just possible that I've had far too much time indoors and on the internet??? Okay yeah, definitely. But what do you think? LMK in the comments!

    You can watch the full "Diary of a Song" episode here.