Why Taylor Swift fans think this song from the ‘TTPD’ leak is about Travis Kelce

Taylor Swift’s forthcoming album, “The Tortured Poet’s Department,” was allegedly leaked ahead of its scheduled drop on Friday — and fans who caught wind of it are convinced that, if real, one of the songs could be about Travis Kelce.

Those who listened to an alleged track titled “The Alchemy” claim its lyrics include references to touchdowns, teams, warming benches, winning streaks, trophies, cheers and even being the greatest in the league.

Some fans weighed in on the alleged lyrics via social media, with many arguing that they’re clearly about the Kansas City Chiefs tight end, who helped his NFL team to victory at the 2024 Super Bowl in February.

An alleged song on Taylor Swift’s new album, “The Tortured Poets Department,” appears to be about Travis Kelce. Instagram/@taylorswift/Beth Garrabrant
“The Alchemy” is believed to contain lyrics about touchdowns, trophies and being the greatest in the league. Instagram/@taylorswift/Beth Garrabrant

“Omg is the alchemy about Travis,” one person tweeted via X, with others writing things like “Oh the alchemy is so about Travis” and “The references to American football … welcome to your first song, travis.”

A fourth observed, “Wait maybe the alchemy is about travis the fact that she says ‘touch down’ in the song is.. something. and ‘where’s the trophy’ he’s [sic] just comes running over to me.”

The alleged song also includes a lyric about “beer sticking to the floor,” which could be another apparent nod to the NFL star.

The football-focused lyrics seem to suggest that the pop tune is about the NFL star. REUTERS

The “Anti-Hero” singer notably guzzled a beer while attending Kelce’s championship game against the San Francisco 49ers at Allegiant Stadium.

Her beau is also notorious for drinking brewskies. Earlier this month, he chugged a beer with his brother, Jason Kelce, for a “New Heights” graduation ceremony at the University of Cincinnati.

In another verse from the alleged song leak, Swift sang about shirts being “off,” which could be a reference to when Jason famously removed his shirt while watching Travis’ game against the Buffalo Bills with Swift in January.

The song also includes lyrics about beer and winning streaks. Instagram/@taylorswift/Beth Garrabrant

The Grammy-winning artist seemed to suggest that their relationship is a once-in-a-lifetime kind of love and that she is finally feeling like herself again.


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Swift and Travis, both 34, secretly started dating last summer, though they didn’t publicize their relationship until September 2023.

Swift famously chugged beer while cheering for Kelce at the 2024 Super Bowl. GC Images
Swift’s alleged words suggest that a relationship like theirs only happens once every few lifetimes. Instagram/@taylorswift
The tight end is notably at the height of his career, having just won his third Super Bowl. REUTERS

Since confirming they were a couple, Swift and Travis have been spotted all over the world together and have been supporting each other’s careers.

While Travis has been to several of Swift’s Eras Tour shows around the globe, the pop star became a staple at many of the athlete’s games throughout the most recent NFL season.

A source confirmed to Page Six in January that the “New Heights” podcast host is even planning to propose to Swift as early as this summer.

The couple started dating last summer. andrewspruill/Instagram
They confirmed their relationship in September 2023. USA TODAY Sports via Reuters Con

Swifties believe that the “Shake It Off” hitmaker’s eleventh studio album also references her split from Joe Alwyn as well as her short-lived relationship with Matty Healy.

Swift and Alwyn dated for six years before breaking up in March 2023. She then briefly rebounded with the 1975 frontman.

Her album hits music streaming platforms on April 19.