OFFSTAGE: Taylor Swift Says It’s Not All Sunshine, Sprinkles and Ponies

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You can’t get the new issue of Glamour magazine until Oct. 9, but you can read bits and pieces of the Taylor Swift cover story online . And here’s one of those bits and pieces I like the most: She might actually be just a little bit dark, twisty and/or complicated. At least occasionally. “I think some people think it’s just apple pie and sunshine and sprinkles and ponies. Which is just funny. But I never feel the need to go out and make some grand statement that I’m dark and twisty and complicated, because I’m not that either,” she said when asked about being misunderstood. “It’s just not as simple as ponies and rainbows, though I do love ponies and rainbows.” So she’s somewhere in between. But if you’ve ever met her and had to describe her personality, I think you’d lean more toward the rainbows.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.