Taylor Swift 'Marie Claire' July 2010
Taylor Swift graces the cover of the July issue of Marie Claire. In an interview with the magazine, the 20-year-old country cutie says she deals with her emotions by writing songs.
"Everyone in my life knows whenever something happens, the only way it's going to be over and finished and put to bed is if it's written about," Taylor says.
It seems like you're going 100 miles an hour right now. Is this too fast or just right for you?
This is just right for me. I'm loving it. I played Atlanta last night and got in at 3 a.m. this morning and then went straight to the Convention Center to sign autographs for five-and-a-half hours and that's the way I want to live my life. This is absolutely my favorite time of year. I remember when I was 14-years-old and was holding a clipboard interning at the CMA Music Fest, just feeling like if there was ever a chance that one day people would line up to have me sign something of theirs, then that would be a really, really good day for me. I'm really happy to say that today was that day and it's so wonderful to get the chance to do this.
Your music is so personal; it's almost like writing in a diary. Do you remember the first time you performed and were you nervous that the person you were singing about was in the audience?
For me, writing a song, I sit down and the process doesn't really involve me thinking about the demographic of people I'm trying to hit or who I want to be able to relate to the song or what genre of music it falls under. When I sit down and write a song the only person that I'm thinking about in that room is the person that I'm writing the song about and what I want them to know and what I wish I could tell them to their face, but I'm going to say it in a song instead. So, for me, music is really more about a diary and a confession. I love it. I love getting to say things to people that I wouldn't say to them if I was standing face to face with them. Music is a way of verbalizing those things that I feel that I can't say.
What was the craziest thing you've had to sign?
I've had a lot of interesting things like a turtle shell with my face painted on it. That was the winning touch. My fans know me so well and they get me awesome presents. This girl brought me this bracelet [that I'm wearing] and I really like it. A lot of the jewelry that I wear are fan gifts because they're so awesome and they give me great presents.
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