Did Taylor specifically say dwoht wasn’t a breakup song?? Because I interpret it as one. It seems to me that it’s a song full of regret, for a relationship that just couldn’t be. No matter how hard they tried. And the bridge to me is one of longing. Where she’d dance with him again even though it’s dangerous. Not that she will protect him. Idk I just think people are trying to make it something it’s not so it will fit the narrative they want.
i can’t speak to what taylor said at the sessions BUT if the album is linear (which taylor has said publicly) then why would there be a breakup song between king of my heart and dress, two of the most emotional love songs on the album