Tay & Chris.
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After Taylor Swift surprised her BFF Abigail with an intimate birthday sing-along with Dashboard Confessional’s Chris Carrabba, we realized how much Swift’s lyrics overlapped with Carrabba’s. The passionate drama, the bitter revenge, the hopeless romance: Tay and Chris have a lot in common. Imagine Taylor Swift, in middle school, blasting Swiss Army Romance from the passenger seat, later teaching herself the chords to “Hands Down” on her acoustic guitar. No wonder her words seem so influenced by those dashboard confessionals. Can you tell the different between Swift- and Carrabba-penned lyrics?