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Taylor Swift tackles personal responsibility; Oliver Anthony blames everyone else

Erik Devaney
5 min readSep 25, 2023

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There is an odd symmetry to these two songs, which begins with their opening salvos:

While pop star Taylor Swift’s depression figuratively “works the graveyard…

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Erik Devaney

Full-time stay-at-home dad, part-time ghostwriter, retired pub musician, recovering marketer