Presented during a break in Scandal, the Grammy winner’s performance of the heartfelt ballad was her first performance of a new song in three years and her first television appearance promoting Reputation.
“You squeeze my hand three times in the back of the taxi / I can tell that it’s gonna be a long road / I’ll be there if you’re the toast of the town, babe / Or if you strike out and you’re crawling home,” sings Swift on the song.
The performance was recorded during a Reputation secret session held at her Rhode Island home, and her adoring fans surrounded her while she sang the song at the piano.
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Shortly after debuting her first single “Look What You Made Me Do,” the network featured the song in a teaser for their Thursday night shows.
Reputation is out at midnight on Friday.