Taylor Swift - "Seventeen" June 2008
Taylor Swift graces the June 2008 cover of Seventeen, on newsstands May 6th. The 18-year-old singer/songwriter opened up to the mag about dealing with bad friendships, being cheated on and where she gets inspiration for her songs. Here are a few of the interview highlights:
On being famous in her hometown of Wyomissing, Pennsylvania: “I was actually playing a sold-out show in my hometown, and I was signing autographs afterward. And I saw those girls who didn’t invite me to their parties and didn’t invite me to hang out with them. They waited in line for three hours to say hi to me. That’s where I have to look at this situation and say, ‘We were kids.’ At some point, you have to forget about grudges because they only hurt.”
On turning painful real-life situations into good songwriting: “Well, I wrote ‘Should’ve Said No,’ about a guy who cheated on me. There’s always that moment where you’re like, ‘He says he’s not gonna do it again, he says he’s sorry, and, oh, look how sorry he is!’ But they’re not sorry. If they cheated on you, then you didn’t matter enough for them to be thinking about you while it was happening. So what does it matter if he apologizes after the fact? And at some point, you realize that you do not deserve to be treated like that. I decided I didn’t want to be that girl.”
On why she’s proud to be unique: “Everybody looks in the mirror and is like, ‘I wonder why her eyes are huge and mine are smaller.’ But I realized that if you’re lucky enough to be different from everyone else, don’t change.”
For a video of Taylor‘s behind-the-scenes cover shoot, visit Seventeen.com.