Taylor Swift’s latest song “Bigger Than The Whole Sky” from her latest album, “Midnights” has promoted fans to think the multiple Grammy Awards-winning artist has referenced a secret miscarriage in the song. Even though the song describes a heartbreaking loss, it does not delve into details as to what caused it. However, ‘Swifties’ have come forward to share their own loss stories.
Deciphering ‘Bigger Than The Whole Sky’
American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift’s tenth album “Midnights” has created a buzz among fans since its release on Oct. 21. The album’s track, “Bigger Than The Whole Sky” has prompted fans to believe that the 11-times Grammys awardee referenced a “secret miscarriage” in her song.
“Bigger Than The Whole Sky” is about heartbreak and loss. However, the 32-year-old artist hasn’t directly mentioned the cause. The lyrics read as: “No words appear before me in the aftermath / Salt streams out my eyes and into my ears. Every single thing I touch becomes sick with sadness / ‘Cause it’s all over now, all out to sea.”
Moreover, the second verse of this song is all about goodbye, which firmed the belief of many fans that Taylor referenced a secret miscarriage in her song. “Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye / You were bigger than the whole sky / You were more than just a short time / And I’ve got a lot to pine about/ I’ve got a lot to live without,” the second verse reads.
What Do Fans Think?
Heads up to my fellow miscarriage mamas: Bigger Than The Whole Sky off Taylor Swift’s new album (one of the bonus tracks) is rough, and I’d suggest listening with some tissues when you’re not already feeling raw ❤️
— Maya is still masking 🌸 (@mayalmwwade) October 21, 2022
In the latter part of this song, Taylor continues, “I’m never gonna meet / What could’ve been, would’ve been / What should’ve been you / What could’ve been, would’ve been you.” Taylor hasn’t mentioned the cause of grief that is enshrined in this heartfelt song, and it remains unclear what inspired it.
But again, Swifties believe that the 11-times Grammy-winning artist referenced a secret miscarriage in her song. One fan tweeted, “Did Taylor Swift write ‘Bigger than the whole sky’ about a miscarriage because…” Another tweeted, “Taylor swifts new song Bigger than the whole sky hits hard when you’ve suffered a miscarriage. I may have cried too many times listening to it.”
“Bigger Than the Whole Sky” sounds like a different level of grief for a Taylor Swift song, about an event that didn’t happen yet still has devastating, life-altering effects. I played it for my wife this morning, and, like me, she heard it in the context of miscarriage.
— Brian Mansfield (@brian_mansfield) October 21, 2022
One fan, who underwent a miscarriage wrote, “Heads up to my fellow miscarriage mamas: Bigger Than The Whole Sky off Taylor Swift’s new album (one of the bonus tracks) is rough, and I’d suggest listening with some tissues when you’re not already feeling raw.” However, one of the Swifties warned those who have suffered a pregnancy loss to make sure they’re in a good headspace before listening to the “rough” tune.
Well, if you’re a Taylor Swift fan, you’d know that the singer has a habit of putting hidden messages in her songs. As for Midnights, the album is a ‘concept album about nocturnal contemplation’. Taylor described this album as a “journey through terrors and sweet dreams”, inspired by “13 sleepless nights” of her life.
While fans aren’t entirely wrong, it’s hard to say that the song is about miscarriage, because per Taylor’s version, the subject matter of this album was inspired by, self-hatred, revenge fantasies, falling in love, falling apart and wondering what might have been. Well, Taylor’s too private about her love life. What do you think?