Taylor Swift is the cover model for the November issue of Glamour magazine, and in the accompanying story she opens up — a little bit — about the very personal nature of some of her songs, her current relationship with Conor Kennedy and more.
Here are some highlights from the interview (read more at Glamour.com):
In a discussion of Swift’s “Dear John,” the interviewer notes John Mayer told Rolling Stone the song is about him. “How presumptuous! I never disclose who my songs are about,” she replies.
Glamour: He said he felt…
Swift: No! I don’t want to know. I don’t want to know.
Glamour: You don’t?
Swift: I know it wasn’t good, so I don’t want to know. I put a high priority on staying happy, and I know what I can’t handle. … It’s not that I’m this egomaniac and I don’t want to hear anything negative, because I do keep myself in check. But I’ve never developed that thick a skin. So I just kind of live a life, and I let all the gossip live somewhere else.
On being linked to Conor Kennedy: “I don’t talk about my personal life in great detail. I write about it in my songs, and I feel like you can share enough about your life in your music to let people know what you’re going through.”
On whether she’s misunderstood: “I think some people think it’s just apple pie and sunshine and sprinkles and ponies. Which is just funny. But I never feel the need to go out and make some grand statement that I’m dark and twisty and complicated, because I’m not that either. It’s just not as simple as ponies and rainbows, though I do love ponies and rainbows.”
The November issue of Glamour is available digitally now and hits newsstands Oct. 9.