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Taylor Swift’s Lyrics To "Gorgeous" Are Actually More Clever Than You Might Have Thought

Sunset & Vine isn't just an intersection.

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When Taylor Swift's song "Gorgeous" dropped a few weeks ago, everyone quickly parsed the lyrics to figure out who she was singing about. And while the timeline doesn't QUITE add up, it does seem to be like an ode to her new boyfriend Joe Alwyn!

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But while the song might be an ethereal love letter to her new boo, something about the song didn't QUITE sit right with me: Taylor's cartographical lyric, "Whisky on ice, Sunset and Vine."

I don't get why singers glamorize Sunset & Vine? It's a horrible intersection

And I was NOT alone in my frustration.

I hate gorgeous by Taylor Swift because the corner of sunset and vine is literally just a walgreens and a chase bank

You see, for those of you who've never been to Los Angeles, Sunset & Vine is a really congested intersection (I drive through it every day!). There really isn't much to do there! On one corner, you've got a Walgreens.

I know this is going to sound insane, but the sushi there is actually pretty good. Yes, the sushi.
Sam Stryker

I know this is going to sound insane, but the sushi there is actually pretty good. Yes, the sushi.

On another corner, you've got a Bank of America.

I mean, definitely necessary if you're getting schmoney.
Sam Stryker

I mean, definitely necessary if you're getting schmoney.

On the next corner, a Starbucks.

A Starbucks? On a street corner? Groundbreaking.
Sam Stryker

A Starbucks? On a street corner? Groundbreaking.

And on the final corner, a Chase bank.

AGAIN, a great necessity if you're getting that schmoney, but also want a fountain in front of your bank.
Sam Stryker

AGAIN, a great necessity if you're getting that schmoney, but also want a fountain in front of your bank.

So I feel like it was a pretty valid question on my part. Of all the intersections in the world, Taylor picked THIS one. WHY?! Then, the Swifties came for me.

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Like, they didn't hold back.

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To be fair, I wouldn't hold it against her for ordering the Walgreens sushi.

Even Chase got involved.

CAN EVERYONE CALM DOWN?!
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CAN EVERYONE CALM DOWN?!

ANYWAY, here's the scoop: According to Spotify, Taylor and Joe might have had a magical dinner at the Hungry Cat, a restaurant just off of Sunset & Vine.

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It's fancy! It's schmancy! So it feels like her type of place. Although I do feel like that's a BIT of a stretch because it's not technically ON Sunset & Vine but that's just me.

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So there you go. Not only did Taylor sing about Joe — she ALSO might have added a nice little reference to a place that holds significant meaning in their relationship.

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Well done, Taylor.

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