Taylor Swift Sees Confessional Songs As A Bigger Risk Than Nudity

So really, she’s the most daring of them all?


by Sophie Wilkinson |
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In a world of pop stars showing off their bodies/flaunting their curves/being proud of the tireless work they do to keep fit/being a bit warm and flustered, Taylor Swift likes to keep her clothes on.

And this isn’t because she thinks it’s skanky to go around not wearing much, it’s because she thinks that she’s basically emotionally naked when she sings.

‘I find it relatively easy to keep my clothes on because I don't really feel like taking them off. It's not an urge I have,’ she told US Glamour.

For all Miley Cyrus's and Gaga's out-there stunts involving semi-nudity (think twerkgate or the time Gaga emerged pretty naked from a human-sized egg at the Grammys), Taylor takes her risks lyrically. ‘For me, "risky" is revealing what really happened in my life through music. Risky is writing confessional songs and telling the true story about a person with enough details so everyone knows who that person is.’

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Taylor also explained that the best way to play it cool in a relationship is to keep things very simple: ‘I think everyone should approach relationships from the perspective of playing it straight and giving someone the benefit of the doubt. Until he establishes that this is a game. And if it’s a game, you need to win.’

Taylor’s tip for winning? To get out of there before things get messy and loud. She says: ‘The best thing to do is just walk away from the table. Silence speaks so much louder than screaming tantrums. Never give anyone an excuse to say that you’re crazy.’

Then, of course, write the relationship up into an award-winning number-one song that everyone and their mum loves, just to really rub it in with that good-for-nothing ex of yours.

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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