Taylor Swift Discusses Ex-Boyfriends in Interview With Ryan Adams (VIDEO)
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Taylor Swift Discusses Ex-Boyfriends in Interview With Ryan Adams (VIDEO)


Taylor Swift doesn’t usually discuss ex-BFs — she sings about them, duh — but in a recent interview she revealed exactly how one inspired her song “All You Had to Do Was Stay.”


The 25-year-old pop star was interviewed by Ryan Adams, who covered her entire 1989 album, and we can’t help but wonder if she’s dishing about One Direction’s Harry Styles.


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Ryan was interviewing T-Swift for GQ and asked her if she’d ever come up with a song — or a lyric — in her dreams.


“In the song ‘All You Had to Do Was Stay’ there’s this really high-pitched ‘stay,’” Taylor told the 40-year-old singer.

“I had a dream that my ex showed up at my door, knocked on the door, and I opened it up and I was about ready to launch into, like, the perfect thing to say and, instead, all that would come out of my mouth was that high-pitch chorus of people singing ‘stay!’”

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That’s totally happened to us before, girlfriend.


The reason we think Taylor’s talking about Harry is the fact that he’s the inspiration for a few other songs — “Style” and “Out of the Woods” of course — it’s not completely a stretch for him to have inspired this ditty.


Ryan admits he’s a little surprised she brought up that exact musical choice because it’s one he considers “super weird” and one he “didn’t even attempt.”


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As for what the “Wildest Dreams” singer thinks about Ryan’s 1989 cover album, she’s all for it!

“You know when actors say a line, they say a sentence, but they say it with different emphasis on different words and they completely change it?” she asks. “That’s what you did with my album.”