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Taylor Swift Reveals Her First-Ever Performance Was in Drag on "E True Hollywood Story"

December 19, 2008 2:20 PM ET

How did making up stories about the animals that expired on her driveway inspire Taylor Swift to write songs? That's just one of many questions answered on tonight's E True Hollywood Story focusing on young Hollywood (tune in at 8 p.m.). Click above to watch the country-crossover star discuss her musical debut (a turn in drag when she was in second grade) and early days on her parents' Christmas tree farm.

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Song Stories

“Vicious”

Lou Reed | 1972

Opening Lou Reed's 1972 solo album, the hard-riffing "Vicious" actually traces its origin back to Reed's days with the Velvet Underground. Picking up bits and pieces of songs from the people and places around him, and filing his notes for later use, Reed said it was Andy Warhol who provided fuel for the song. "He said, 'Why don't you write a song called 'Vicious,'" Reed told Rolling Stone in 1989. "And I said, 'What kind of vicious?' 'Oh, you know, vicious like I hit you with a flower.' And I wrote it down literally."

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