Here, the California sister trio Haim join Swift for a song about a small-town murder mystery. A girl called Este is missing and the locals suspect her cheating husband of killing her. The dude has moved his mistress in, but can't be tried because without a body he can't be accused of murder. As the song progresses, Swift makes it clear the death of her friend Este must be avenged.
Swift said the song was inspired by her "obsession with true crime podcasts/documentaries." She has previously claimed in interviews that if her music career hit the skids, she'd pursue an alternative career as a police detective.
Este wasn't there Tuesday night at Olive Garden At her job or anywhere Swift explained to Entertainment Weekly that she named the character Este, as Este Haim is "the friend I have who would be stoked to be in a song like that." Olive Garden is a restaurant chain specializing in homestyle Italian-American food. Swift chose it as a location after Este Haim told her it is her favorite chain restaurant. In a Songfacts analysis of the restaurants most mentioned in lyrics, Olive Garden placed #10.
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