Taylor Swift: No Regrets, No Warnings For 'Speak Now' Subject Matter
Attention guys – if you ever find yourself being a part of Taylor Swift’s life, take heed: you might just end up in a song.
Just ask John Mayer, Joe Jonas and Taylor Lautner.
“Did you give them a heads up and say, ‘Oh by the way…,’ or are they just going to hear it when they hear it?” Access Hollywood’s Tony Potts asked Taylor in a new interview.
“I think they are just going to hear it when they hear it,” Taylor smiled.
Taylor is giving no warning when it comes to her raw and autobiographical new album, “Speak Now,” where she dishes on her past with her former celebrity flames.
“I don’t think I’m going to give anybody a heads up that they are inspirations for songs on the record because they are going to know,” Taylor explained. “They are definitely going to know when it comes out, so I might as well not give them the heads up and have them be anxious for it until it comes out.”
“Are you anxious at all for them to hear it and maybe [get] some sort of feedback at some point?” Tony asked her.
“There is definitely going to be some feedback, I can assure you,” the music superstar quipped.
While the guys might not be left wondering about the subject matter, another person who knows exactly what Taylor is talking about is her BFF Selena Gomez, to whom the country cutie gave a special early listen of her album.
“It was really, really awesome. She knows me so well that she could tell exactly which song is about which person,” Taylor recently told Radio Disney’s Ernie D. “Her favorite was ‘Dear John…,’ because she knows the story behind it.”
However, so far, it’s more fallout than feedback. Much has been made of the lyrics in the aforementioned “Dear John…,” which appears to target John Mayer directly. She also calls her romance with Joe Jonas a “tragedy” on another song.
But as for Taylor Lautner, he gets off easy in the song “Back to December,” with the lyrics “If we loved again, I swear I’d love you right.”
“I’ve never been afraid of telling the whole story in the form of music because I think that just kind of [comes from] having written songs for my formative years when I was 12 or 13. Anytime I would feel loneliness or pain or, I don’t know, just rejection, I would kind of transfer that into, ‘It’s OK because I can write a song about it later,’” Taylor explained. “It’s just been the way I process emotions really.”
Taylor does have one hopeful song on her album, the track “Mine,” which isn’t about a romance from her past – but rather, one that has yet to come.
“’Mine’ is about the idea of what a relationship could look like if I really found the real one,” Taylor explained.
Her vision even includes her as a bride-to-be and as a mother.
“It’s pretty weird. Yeah, so I wrote what it looked like,” she revealed.
And there may be a new celebrity name Taylor can soon use as her musical muse – Jake Gyllenhaal.
Jake and Taylor were spotted spending time together over the weekend in New York City, including hanging out backstage at “Saturday Night Live,” as Taylor’s good friend, Emma Stone, hosted the show.
“They showed up together,” a source told People of the 20-year-old singer and 29-year-old actor. “They walked around together backstage, but they were careful not to be seen too close. It was hard to tell if they were together, but everyone was shocked that she brought him.”
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