Joe Jonas Subtly Changed Song’s Lyrics That Seemed To Shade Taylor Swift And Their Contentious Breakup

ByQuyen Anne

Jan 11, 2024

During the first show of their limited residency in Las Vegas on Friday, Joe Jonas changed the lyrics to a popular Jonas Brothers song to reflect that he’s now “cool” with ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift.

A fan-recorded video of the song “Much Better” posted to Twitter captures Jonas singing: “I get a rep for breakin’ hearts/Now I’m cool with superstars/And all the tears on her guitar/I’m not bitter.”


The original lyrics of the song are:  “I get a rep for breakin’ hearts/Now I’m done with superstars/And all the tears on her guitar/I’m not bitter.”

The lyric-swap comes over a decade after the former flames dated for a few months in 2008 and each released music that seemed to address the end of their brief relationship.

Swift and Jonas have publicly addressed their relationship often in the past decade

Turner, Jonas, and Swift.
Turner, Jonas, and Swift. 
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Swift released her album “Fearless” in November 2008. It featured songs like “Forever & Always,” which is about her breakup with Jonas.

That same month, the singer addressed the breakup in a now-infamous appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Responding to host Ellen DeGeneres’s sympathetic remarks on the end of the relationship, Swift said:

“It’s alright, I’m cool, you know what?…When I find that person that is right for me, he’ll be wonderful. And when I look at that person, I’m not even gonna be able to remember the boy who broke up with me over the phone in 25 seconds when I was 18.”

Jonas released “Much Better” from The Jonas Brothers album “Lines, Vines, and Trying Times” in June 2009.

In the years following their split, the singers subtly shaded each other in the media sometimes, before Jonas told Access Hollywood he thought they were “friends” in May 2015.

Swift told DeGeneres she regretted her public confession on another appearance on the talk show in May 2019.

Playing the game “Burning Questions,” the “Lover” singer said that the most rebellious thing she did as a teenager was put Jonas “on blast” on the talk show.

“That was too much,” she said. “I was 18….we laugh about it now, but still, that was some mouthy teenage stuff there.”

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Taylor Swift accepts the Global Icon award at the 2021 BRIT Awards. 
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In June of that year, Jonas responded on ITV’s “Lorraine,” saying “it did feel nice” to get an apology of sorts from Swift.

“It’s something that I probably was feeling pretty bad about when I was younger, but at the end of the day, I’ve moved on, I’m sure Taylor’s moved on, and it feels nice and we’re all friends and it’s all good,” he said.

Jonas married his longtime girlfriend, “Game of Thrones” star Sophie Turner, in May 2019. By 2021, when Swift re-released her “Fearless” album and included a song on it presumably about Jonas, “Mr. Perfectly Fine,” Turner showed support for her husband’s ex on her Instagram story.

“It’s not NOT a bop,” Turner wrote.

Swift shared the post and wrote in her story that she was “forever bending the knee for the [queen] of the north,” referencing Turner’s “Game Of Thrones” character, Sansa Stark. The “Holy Ground” singer has been dating her current boyfriend, actor Joe Alwyn, since about 2016.

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