22:02 PDT 13-04-2021
The singer appeared on ‘The Late Show’ on Tuesday, where she surprised the late night host with her fandom.
Taylor Swift appeared on The late show Tuesday night to set the record straight for who Stephen is in her song “Hey Stephen” from her Fearless album, which is part of the songbook resumed by the singer.
Colbert expressed the view that the song was about him, and pressed Swift to be confirmed. “I recorded that song in 2008, I think I was like eighteen,”
“Like I said, I’m a big fan,” the singer told Colbert. He thanked her for sending a signed CD. “Oh, yes, you know I signed it for you, Stephen with a PH, I sent it to the Colbert Report, 513 West 54th St, New York, 10019, second-floor office facing the street.”
Colbert pressured the singer again: “Are you sure ‘Hey Stephen’ is not about me?” Swift replied: “It’s just the strength of music Stephen, good songs make you feel like it’s about you.” When we talked about getting back in the “right headspace” to resume the song authentically, Swift picked up her old mood board that consisted of pictures of Colbert.
Still, she went on to explain how the song was not written about him. “Hey Stephen is no more about you than my 1989 album is about the year you used waiting tables for lunch at [an Italian restaurant] in the northern river area of Chicago, by the way, serves a truly incredible piece of pizza. “She pointed to a photo of pizza on her mood board.
At this point, Stephen demanded to know who the song is about. “If you really want to know who it’s about and it seems to be the case. I’ve never revealed this to anyone before, but ‘Hey Stephen’ is about Stephen King,” Swift said.
The singer went on to say, “He’s amazing. The dark tower series changed my life plus Evil hotel, The stand, and let me not even get started on his short stories. Completely luminescent. “
As the two continued to walk back and forth, Swift explained what a true song about Stephen Colbert would look like. “It’s too obvious to call it Hey Stephen … Songwriting is about the details, so you go, ‘Hey Stephen, I love you on TV and all the things you did in the daily show and the time you were on Law and order, you’re 5’11, your middle name is Tyrone, social security number is 3 … “After cutting her off when she shouted numbers, Colbert exclaimed,” No matter how much you say ‘Hey Stephen’ is not about me getting I still have the strong feeling that it is. “
“It seems like a you-thing, for you to be a kind of process. But the thing knows the feeling that you might have to address in yourself; I think it’s something you have to deal with and then take the feeling that you feel and just shake It off.Not? But to song, is about you. “
When Swift’s cell phone starts ringing, she answers the call. “Oh, it’s Stephen King. I’ll have to go.”
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