Taylor Swift Has Neither a Songwriting Lair Nor a Box of Ex-Boyfriend’s Belongings
Taylor Swift is busy, busy, busy! While promoting her new album, '1989,' the singer stopped by Alan Carr's ‘Chatty Man' to dispel some pretty weird rumors about herself.
In the interview, which airs tomorrow (Oct. 24), Taylor talked about where she goes to write, explaining, "I feel like I don’t have a special song writing lair. I did read an article once though which said that I had a treasure chest of ex-boyfriend’s belongings which I have to go and touch in order to write songs. That was a special day.” (Quotes via Yahoo!)
Agreeing that the story was creepy, Taylor said it helped inspire her mega-hit, 'Shake It Off.'
“So I wrote ‘Shake it Off’ so that it’s like a coping mechanism for when people say things like that," she said, "Or when I have to Google the person they say I’m dating because I don’t know who it is, or when they say I’ve bought a house in San Diego, and I’m like ‘but have I ever been there though?’”
And because Taylor understands everyone is scrutinized in one way or another, she wrote 'Shake It Off' to inspire others to ignore the haters.
“And I wanted to write a song that would make people, not feel victimized when they sang it, I didn’t want it to come from a place of ‘Why are you doing this to me? I feel so victimized and sad,’" Taylor explained. "I wanted to be like ‘Okay, you’re irritated that I’m being myself. You’re going to talk about me, because I’m being myself, you’re going to make things up about me, because I’m being myself. I’m just going to be myself more.'"
You go, girl! And in case that's not enough Taylor positivity for one day, you can check out take a behind-the-scenes of her Target commercial in the video below!
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