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WHY JOSHUA BASSETT’S FANS SUSPECT 'ONLY A MATTER OF TIME' IS A MESSAGE FOR OLIVIA RODRIGO

With lyrics like ‘you’ve been lying on my name,’ fans believe Joshua Bassett’s emotional ballad ‘Only a Matter of Time’ was inspired by drama involving his ‘HSMTMTS’ co-star, Olivia Rodrigo.

Joshua Bassett. Joshua Bassett and Olivia Rodrigo in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.
Joshua Bassett. Joshua Bassett and Olivia Rodrigo in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.

“Look me in the eyes, tell me you’re not lying to me,” Joshua Bassett sings at the start of his new song, “Only a Matter of Time.” Thanks to these emotionally laden lyrics and more, fans now believe the song is a response to his High School Musical: The Musical: The Series co-star, Olivia Rodrigo. 

The Disney star dropped the track on Jan. 28, three weeks after Olivia Rodrigo released her breakup ballad “Driver’s License,” which fans have speculated is about an alleged love triangle between Olivia, 17, Joshua Bassett, 20, and fellow Disney star Sabrina Carpenter, 21 (no one has ever confirmed that they’ve dated one another, however).

The rest of Joshua Bassett’s new song is just as intense. “Time to tell the world that you’ve been lying on my name / Doing what you want and think you’re gonna get away / Well, I’ll leave it up to faith for now,” Joshua Bassett sings in the first verse. 

The chorus gets even more heated: “But it’s only a matter of time / An eye for an eye you’ll go blind / When did you stop being kind? / You twisted your words like a knife / Well I’m sure that your hurting inside / But why would you make your pain minе? / You’re making me pay me for your crimеs / Well darling I’ll be fine.”

While Joshua Bassett, Olivia Rodrigo and Sabrina Carpenter have all gone out of their way to prove that there’s no drama — for example, Joshua Bassett recently gave supporting shout-outs to both Olivia and Sabrina’s new music — fans still wondered if his new song was about Olivia Rodrigo.

Source: Hollywood Life

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