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Taylor Swift: I'll Never Be Afraid to Show Real & Raw Emotions

Taylor Swift: I'll Never Be Afraid to Show Real & Raw Emotions

Taylor Swift shows off her baby blue eyes on the cover of New York Magazine‘s latest issue.

Here’s what the 23-year-old singer had to share with the mag:

On how her life has changed: “I always wanted to know and I always used to daydream about what it would be like to stand on a really big stage and sing songs for a lot of people, songs that I had written…Daydreaming was kind of my No. 1 thing when I was little, because I didn’t have much of a social life going on. I didn’t always have 14,000 people wanting to hang out with me on a Saturday night.”

On country music: “Country radio is much more like a family than any other group of people that I’ve met. They just say, ‘Look, we’ve known each other for years. You’ve stood by us, and we’ve stood by you. That’s how this works.’”

On things not always being okay: “I think that allowing yourself to feel raw, real emotions in public is something I am never going to be afraid to do. Hopefully that’s the case, if I can remain a real human. I’m fine with being honest with my fans about the fact that it’s okay that everything isn’t okay all the time. I love my life, I love my career, I love my friends—but things are not okay all the time. So I don’t sing about things being okay all the time.”

On her future in the music business: “When I’m 40 and nobody wants to see me in a sparkly dress anymore, I’ll be, like: ‘Cool, I’ll just go in the studio and write songs for kids.’ It’s looking like a good pension plan.”

For more from Taylor, visit New York Magazine! Bigger cover inside…

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  • Roxanne

    First …….aw Taylor hopefully you find someone

  • Ann-Marie Gauthier

    40 is not pension time. What an @irhead.

  • Roxanne

    @Ann-Marie Gauthier: really all you can say is shes an airhead!!!!!! sad..airhead or not shes a millionaire….

  • Red Head

    What a wonderful woman.

  • kami

    yep, she is the biggest pop star in the world. with all the money she has, she can very well retire at 40. good for her.

  • Evie

    you already sings songs for kids.

  • sami

    Love, love love her! Great role model and just a beautiful person on the inside and out.

  • living in a box

    is she will write and sing about losing her virginity? like Vanessa Carlton’s White Houses, but that song been banned. or Alanis Morrisette album Jagged bottle of pills. really pissed off album.

  • Roxanne

    @living in a box: hahahahahahhaha..ok don’t get what your sayingg?????confused as f^ck

  • Nikki

    Anyone else find it completely ironic that at the top of the cover it says “Wake up Sheeple!” And then there’s Taylor Swift on the cover…. Really? Wake up sheeple is right, and figure out what true talent and music is.

  • pika

    @Roxanne: because being rich is why she is better than us? money has nothing to do with intelligence level. especially when kids nowadays can get famous for having minimal talent.


    really tho…i just cant

  • Sheri

    Only someone 23 years old would consider someone 40 practically over the hill and talking about pension plans! She will find out one day how young 40 really is. She has always struck me as someone who is very immature for her age. Her emotional level seems to be stuck at around age 16.


    This twitwits career never really took off and its marketing campaign and bogus accounting books are already naming it the… “best popstar of the year”. Shows you the only talent you really need to be a junky idiot is to just go out there and be one.

  • Fercat

    Yes, 40 is about right to start planning for eventual retirement, actually it should be even earlier.

    I guess some commenters here are a little dyslexic.

  • Avril

    I really have no idea if haters are that stupid or they actually don’t interpret what they read and just assume what they want to hear :S
    She’s not talking about retiring at 40. She’s saying that IF people will stop listening to her music when she’s 40 then she’s gonna find something else to do like writing songs for kids.
    She’s not talking about retirement, on the contrary, she’s saying she’ll keep working.
    You don’t even know to read and then you’re calling her immature, come on!
    And to answer to the magazine question “Why Taylor Swift is the biggest pop star in the world?” Because, as you might find out in that article, it takes a lot more than just singing and getting naked to be on top of world. Learn from Taylor!
    I’m so proud of her and I hope she never changes!

  • Roxanne


  • Lyric

    For crying out loud, Swifty is only 23. She doesn’t need “to find someone.” Live life, kid, and enjoy your gorgeous ocean edge home and the wonderful people there in Westerly/Watch Hill.