First kisses, the slam of screen doors and riding in the passenger seat are the stuff of Swift’s songs, and rather than take herself too seriously, the sugar-voiced sweetheart prefers to maintain an air of self-consciousness.
“Fifteen,” which she sang with BFF Miley Cyrus at the Grammys, goes: “Cause when you’re fifteen and somebody tells you they love you/ You’re gonna believe them.” Ain’t that the truth. Even when singing about princes and princesses, she still manages to keep it somewhat real with a touch of teenage insecurity: “Is this in my head? I don’t know what to think/ He knelt to the ground and pulled out a ring.”By Hannah Bae
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