Taylor co-wrote the song with guitarist Jack Antonoff specifically for the movie. It won’t appear on her album, but it’s featured on the “One Chance,” movie soundtrack album.
The upbeat song mirrors Potts unlikely win on the British talent show and his rise to fame afterward. The country songbird sings:
“There you stand, 10 feet tall
I will say, ‘I knew it all along’
Your eyes are wider than distance
This life is sweeter than fiction.”
Swift was moved enough by the song to talk about it at the Toronto Film Festival.
You’re expecting to go in and see a movie of someone who makes his dreams come true, but what you don’t realize is you’re actually being told a story of the love his wife … has for him,” Swift said. “That was the story that hit me and really affected me.”
British actor James Corden plays Potts, a warehouse manager who dreams of becoming an opera singer. He wins “Britain’s Got Talent” in 2007. The song, however, doesn’t play in the movie until the end credits. Go Figure. Seems like it should have gotten more prominence.
Theodore Shapiro scored soundtrack of the David Frankel-directed film. He’s best known for directing “The Devil Wears Prada” with Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep.
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Footnote: The film opens this Friday, Oct 25.