Why Taylor Swift will always wear her heart on her sleeve
Taylor Swift says we can mock her all we want, but she will never stop being real with her emotions.
From her perfect shocked face while collecting her umpteenth award to her confessional hit songs detailing her failed relationships, Taylor Swift is often mocked for letting it all hang out — but the singer says that's just who she is and she's never going to change.
In an interview with New York Magazine, the singer explained why "allowing yourself to feel raw, real emotions in public is something I'm never going to be afraid to do," and it's all about being true to herself.
"Hopefully that's the case, if I can remain a real human," she told the mag. "I'm fine with being honest with my fans about the fact that it's OK that everything isn't OK all the time. I love my life, I love my career, I love my friends — but things are not OK all the time. So I don't sing about things being OK all the time."
"There's a spin on every single celebrity out there," she explained. "I know that one of my spins is: 'Oh, Taylor's heartbroken. Oh, Taylor fell in love and the guy broke her heart. She's sad all the time, and lonely.'"
"I mean, they can say all they want," she said. "Those are real feelings that every single person goes through. I think it's OK to be mad at someone who hurt you. This isn't about, like, the pageantry of trying to seem like nothing affects you. I'm a songwriter. Everything affects me."
And that means if you want to date Swift, you need to know by now that if it ends badly she's going to write a hit song about it — but if you're just a boring dud there's no need to worry.
"I only write songs about crazy love," she said. "If I go on two dates with a guy and we don't click, I'm not writing a song about that. It didn't matter in the emotional grand scheme of things. There's a lot that goes on in daily life that isn't really worth turning into a verse and a chorus."