OFFSTAGE: Taylor Swift Says “Nobody Has a Safety Pass”

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During Monday’s (March 21) interview on BBC’s The One Show, Taylor Swift talks double-decker buses, Portobello Road and singing a nervous anthem at an athletic event 10 years ago. But she also talks about what it means to be a part of her life and how there’s always a possibility that her friends will provide the inspiration for a song. “Everyone in my life kinda knows that nobody has a safety pass,” she told the hosts. “Anybody can be factored into a verse or chorus at some point.” She looked lovely, in an adorable one-shoulder bright red dress and her usual cheerful demeanor. And she talked candidly about the subject matter of country songs. “I think that there are so many different kinds of country artists,” she said. “They sing about their lives. Every artist in country music right now was raised a different way. And so, yeah, some people sing about pickup trucks, and some people sing about bars and whiskey, and I sing about love and breakups.”

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