Taylor Swift has become quite the philosopher about love, romance and relationships, concluding that there’s “absolutely nothing is predictable in love or life”.
The country singer, who’s currently promoting her new album Speak Now, tells Parade magazine: “Things change so quickly. I have no idea who’s going to be a recurring character and who’s just a guest star for one episode.
“Love is fascinating. Wishing for it, pining for it, and the anger that comes when you lose it. I used to think that I could figure out some pattern to love, like if you don’t text a guy back for a half hour, he’ll like you more. But there is no pattern. Absolutely nothing is predictable in love or in life.”
With rumors swirling that her song “Back to December” is about her liaison with Twilight hunk Taylor Lautner, Taylor explains the tune.
“Guys get what they deserve in my songs, and if they deserve an apology, they should get one. There was someone who was absolutely wonderful to me and I dropped the ball, and I needed to say all that.”
Meanwhile, when she’s not writing songs and winning awards, Taylor admits to stalking her fans! “I was driving near the mall and I saw this girl with my tour T-shirt on. She was probably 11. I made a U-turn and tried to follow her — I really had to do some maneuvering.
“I found her in a video-game store and just kind of walked up to her and said, ‘Oh, hi. I wanted to meet you.’ She had no idea what to say for about three minutes. Then her mom walked over, burst into tears, and proceeded to tell me that they’d driven all the way from Austin, Texas, just to see where I was discovered.”
Although she’s only 20, Taylor insists she’s tough: “I don’t like to feel like I’m some fragile package that has to be shipped by high-priority mail and handled with white gloves.”
Perhaps feeling like an outsider during her teenage years has given her that backbone? “If I was going through a really tough day at school and I didn’t have anyone to talk to or sit with at lunch, I would say to myself over and over again, ‘It’s okay because I can write a song about this later.’”
Today her greatest worry is that her fans won’t connect with her songs. “That’s definitely a nightmare that I wake up from sometimes. Saying things in songs that people will care about is my biggest hope, and saying things that nobody will care about is my biggest fear.”