Taylor Swift revealed to Daily Star: ‘I started writing songs because I wasn’t invited to parties and sleepovers. I wasn’t noticed by the guy I like. And writing songs has taught me a lot. One of the hardest lessons to learn in life is there’s sometimes nothing you can do to make someone like you if they don’t. It’s okay to let that go.’
On how her writing helps struggling girls: ‘I don’t have any of that in my head when I write them. It’s maybe a natural extension of me talking about not taking cr*p from people that others might take inspiration from that.
That would make me very happy if my songs can reach out to people and lead them to do something positive.. My songwriting will always have a confessional aspect, because I naturally draw on my life and my stories. I don’t want to keep repeating the same things, though,you want to be able to explore those themes in different ways and have something new to say.’
What does she do in free time? ‘Shopping and going out of the house is a social occasion for me. I know if I leave the house, I have to be ready to deal with meeting fans. I need to make sure I’m not in a bad mood, because it’s important to me to have that connection with my fans. I’d never want to appear anything less than happy to meet the people who support me. I’ll never take that for granted.’