It’s been one week since Taylor Swift dropped her eighth studio album, folklore, and fans are still gushing over the 16 new tracks online.
As people meticulously dissect lyrics and smile whenever they hear Swift drop the f-bomb, the album continues to inspire more and more memes. The latest comical folklore meme is based off of Track 3, titled, “the last great american dynasty.”
The track is said to be inspired by Rebekah West Harkness, a composer, patron of the arts, philanthropist, and socialite who died in 1982. Swift purchased Harkness’ old mansion in Watch Hill, Rhode Island, called “Holiday House,” which is how the two are connected.
Anyway, in the song, Swift sings the lyrics, “And they said / There goes the last great American dynasty / Who knows, if she never showed up, what could’ve been.” Though the lyric references Harkness and her second husband, fans have realized that it can apply to so many other famous dynasties from movies and television, such as the Gilmore family from Gilmore Girls, the Roy family from Succession, the Rose family from Schitt’s Creek, and more.
But the meme doesn’t just apply to people. It also can be used to honor anything good that’s now gone, such as the original Motorola Razr, Blockbuster stores, or the recently fallen Taco Bell menu items.
While you brainstorm your own perfect version of the LGAD meme, please enjoy a few of our favorites so far.
With each and every folklore listen let us honor America’s many last great dynasties.