New Taylor Swift lyric or Craigslist missed connection?

It's harder to tell than you'd think

October 23, 2012|By Dana Moran, @redeyedana | RedEye

Are you ready, world? It's time for Taylor Swift to go from girl to woman -- or at least that's what her latest album would have us believe. The cover of "Red," released Monday, shows a more mature Tay -- but have her lyrics grown up, too? See if you can determine which of these are her own lines, and which were mined from recent Craigslist missed connections postings. (Note to dudes: If you're the one featured in these missed connections, email the lady back already!)


1 -- "You make my heart sing Kate Bush songs. Wish I knew if you were single..."

2 -- "I know I am not supposed to [say] something like this, but what's a girl to do? It's time you put that compass on me."

3 -- "I bet you're sitting in your chair by the window, looking out at the city. And I hope sometimes you wonder about me."

4 -- "Your eyes were so blue and deep that I could see your soul, and I loved what I saw."

5 -- "Just want to play with your hair and stroke your beard. I love the way your tattoo just pokes out from your shirt."

6 -- "`Cause all I know is we said hello. And your eyes look like coming home. All I know is a simple name."

7 --  "A new notch in your belt is all I'll ever be"

8 -- "I'll pry you from my heart and never let you back in."

9 -- "We both wake in lonely beds, and different cities."

10 -- "And I never saw you coming. And I'll never be the same"

ANSWER KEY:

1 -- Craigslist

2 -- Craigslist

3 -- "I Almost Do," Taylor

4 -- Craigslist

5 -- Craigslist

6 -- "Everything Has Changed," Taylor

7 -- "I Knew You Were Trouble," Taylor

8 -- Craigslist

9 -- "Sad Beautiful Tragic," Taylor

10 -- "State of Grace," Taylor

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