Track four of Guts, titled “Lacy,” is a romantic song where Rodrigo declares her love to a person named Lacy. Though the name Lacy could be given to either men or women, it is typically used for women, which serves as the first hint for fans to speculate about.
The first verse goes, “Lacy, oh, Lacy / Skin like puff pastry / Aren’t you the sweetest thing on this side of Hell? / Dear angel Lacy / Eyes white as daisies / Did I ever tell you that I’m not doing well?” This is followed by the first chorus, “Ooh, I care, I care, I care / Like perfume that you wear, I linger all the time / Watching, hidden in plain sight / And ooh, I try, I try, I try / But it takes over my life, I see you everywhere / The sweetest torture one could bear.”
Fans argue that the qualifiers used to compliment Lacy (“sweetest thing,” “dear angel”) sound like things you’d say to a woman. There are always references to perfume smell that lingers when the person is gone, to a romance “hidden in plain sight,” to a love story that takes over one’s life and feels like “the sweetest torture.”
The second verse starts, “Smart, sexy Lacy / I’m losing it lately / I feel your compliments like bullеts on skin / Dazzling starlet / Bardot reincarnate / Wеll, aren’t you the greatest thing to ever exist?” This is followed by the song’s second chorus, “Ooh, I care, I care, I care / Like ribbons in your hair, my stomach’s all in knots / You got the one thing that I want / Ooh, I try, I try, I try / Try to rationalize, people are people but / It’s like you’re made of angel dust.”
In these lyrics, Rodrigo calls Lacy a “starlet” and likens her image to Brigitte Bardot, one of the most famous and beautiful models in the 1950s and 1960s. Rodrigo also points out the “ribbons in [Lacy’s] hair” and once again refers to the agony of loving this person.
The reception of Guts, Rodrigo’s second studio album, has been incredibly positive among pop music fans. Alas, no one could foresee that a debate over the singer’s sexuality would be ignited in a song.
Scroll through to see fans’ reactions to Olivia Rodrigo’s “Lacy” as it pertains to the topic of her potentially being a part of the LGBTQ+ community.