Taylor Swift’s much-anticipated new album, Midnights, has everyone talking about almost every single song. But one song in particular is resonating with people who have experienced pregnancy loss and miscarriage—and giving them space to grieve on social media.

The haunting melody and the lyrics to “Bigger Than The Whole Sky” are being felt deeply by Swifties and non-Swifties alike, especially those who have experienced immense grief and loss:

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

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

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

The song is bringing everyone’s emotions to the surface, it seems. And it’s hard to watch these moms share their grief, but it also seems to be helping a lot of others realize they’re not alone in their pain—especially those who have suffered a miscarriage.

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Some fans took “Bigger Than The Whole Sky” to mean Taylor was processing her own pregnancy loss, but it’s important to note that in recent years, Taylor has started exploring songwriting from the perspective of others. Sometimes her songs are based on people she knows, sometimes they’re based on fictional characters and experiences.


I don’t know if this was meant to be about a miscarriage and it isn’t for me to know but it hits my heart that way. I was due today and I was hoping Taylor would give me a song to cry and feel everything to and she delivered. Thank you from the bottom of mt heart @taylorswift #miscarriage

♬ Bigger Than The Whole Sky – Taylor Swift

But if people are connecting to your music, does it really matter if the source material is literal or not? No, no it doesn’t.

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my heart wasn’t ready for Taylor Swift’s new song… and yet, she put it into words perfectly😔💔 #miscarriage #baby #pregnancyloss #fyp

♬ original sound – realbrittanydawn

No matter what the inspiration is behind the “Bigger Than The Whole Sky” lyrics, the song is clearly about experiencing the loss of someone or something—particularly someone you only had a “short time” with.

Approximately 10 to 20 percent of known pregnancies end in miscarriage. But the actual number is likely higher because many miscarriages occur very early in pregnancy—before one might even know they’re pregnant.

Despite miscarriage being so common, it can feel like an incredibly isolating experience. Feeling all of the stages of grief and fear is so difficult, that it’s so important when those suffering feel less alone.