Taylor Swift Admits 'Reputation' Songs Inspired By 'Game Of Thrones'
Taylor Swift has finally admitted that songs on her 2017 album reputation were inspired by Game of Thrones.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise given that, on “Look What You Made Me Do,” Swift sang: “Honey, I rose up from the dead, I do it all the time / I’ve got a list of names and yours is in red, underlined” and “I don’t like your kingdom keys / They once belonged to me.”
In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, the pop star explained: “These songs were half based on what I was going through, but seeing them through a Game of Thrones filter.
“‘Look What You Made Me Do’ is literally Arya Stark’s kill list. ‘King of My Heart’ was influenced by Khal Drogo and Daenerys. It’s even got this post-hook of drums — I wanted them to sound like Dothraki drums.”
Swift said she penned “I Did Something Bad” after Arya and Sansa conspired to kill Littlefinger in Season 7 of GoT. “That and ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ are very Cersei vibes, too. Daenerys as well.”
Naturally, EW had to ask Swift who she thinks will end up on the Iron Throne.
“Daenerys, Arya, or Sansa,” she replied. “But if I’m being realistic, I think Sansa has the skill set and the ability to delegate and put on a brave face but a stoic demeanor. Arya [would] be Hand of the King.”