Oh, to sit down for a latte with Taylor Swift. Even just for five minutes.
Well, even if we can’t all do that, Glamour magazine can — and did. The magazine’s editor-in-chief Cindi Leive met Swift at an Italian restaurant for what seems like a 10-hour lunch, and here is a little bit of what they covered.
Songs are not tricks: “It’s not simple to write a song. The hardest times in my life have produced the songs that have done best. … I’ve learned that I’m going to go through really high highs and really low lows. I don’t always pick the right people to trust. But I’m not going to stop trusting people.”
Songs will keep being personal: “One of my big goals as a human being is to continue to write what’s really happening to me, even if it’s a tough pill to swallow for people around me. … I do fear that if I ever were to have someone in my life who mattered, I would second-guess every one of my lyrics.”
Some people just don’t deserve to be figured out: “Guarding your heart and protecting your dignity are a little bit more important than clarifying the emotions of someone who’s only texting you back three words. I’ve learned that from trying to figure out people who don’t deserve to be figured out.”
Tell-alls don’t really tell all: “I find (songwriting) much more romantic than a tell-all interview.”
At the moment, Swift is wrapping up a series of overseas dates with a show Tuesday (Feb. 11) at London’s O2 Arena.