When it comes to sharing her heartbreak with the world, Taylor Swift has been anything but shy.
But despite writing songs about failed relationships, Swift, 22, who has enjoyed a summer of love with Conor Kennedy, 18, keeps smiling and remains positive about dating.
The songstress believes in love “even after it explodes into a million pieces and burns down and you’re standing in a pile of the ash of what it once was thinking, ‘Why did I have to meet this person, why did this have to happen?’ ” she tells November’s U.K. edition of Marie Claire.
“But then, when you make eye contact with someone across the room and it clicks and, bam, you’re there. In love again,” she says.
Asked if she falls for people she likes “easily,” Swift replies, “Not if it’s the wrong person, yes if it’s the right person.”
Sometimes that “wrong person” can end up being the subject of a tune – and she makes no apology for continuing to write about her boyfriends, adding that she doesn’t warn them that they may end up immortalized in song.
“Well, it’s not like it’s in fine print,” she tells the magazine. “But music is absolutely everything that I am and everything that I stand for. It’s not my fault if someone gets into a relationship with me and then cheats and I write a song about it.”
Ok, here’s what I don’t understand: everything. How is she this melodramatic? “Even after it explodes into a million pieces and burns down and you’re standing in a pile of the ash of what it once was,” is she even serious? That’s not something you say to someone, that’s something you write in your diary when your 13 and sad and listening to Papa Roach because he’s the only one who understands your dark soul.
And as for the talk of falling in love easily, that doesn’t even make sense. So she does fall in love easily if it’s the right person, but it’s harder if it’s the wrong person? Then wouldn’t you be able to tell when someone is the wrong person for you? And how often has she been in love that she has enough experience with it to know how she falls for different people? The girl is 22, it’s not like she’s an old woman looking back on her life.
And the “it’s not my fault if someone gets into a relationship with me and then cheats and I write a song about it” part, what a ridiculous thing to say. That would be like Lindsay Lohan saying “it’s not my fault if someone invites me to his house and leaves all his valuables out and then I take them.” It would be like Ke$ha saying “it’s not my fault if someone has ears that can hear things and then I sing and it destroys them.” Guys. It would be like if you just got a brand new box of your very favorite Girl Scout cookies, and then some bitch comes over, eats every single last one of them, and says “it’s not my fault if you have these delicious cookies and I see them and I eat them all in front of you.” It’s outrageous.