Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Tight-Lipped Taylor More Open in Songs

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Tight-Lipped Taylor More Open in Songs

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NASHVILLE, Tennessee: For a singer-songwriter who pours out her heart in song to near transparency, Taylor Swift is tight-lipped when it comes to having probing discussions about her personal life.

Over a recent lunch in a near empty pizza restaurant, the 20-year-old deflects questions that may reveal details about the love and heartbreak that inspired many of the songs on her third album, the instant blockbuster Speak Now.

The guy in Dear John is John Mayer, right? Which song is about Taylor Lautner? Who's Swift referring to on Better Than Revenge?

Don't expect Swift to tell you.

"The one thing that allows me to sleep at night is knowing that I've never confirmed who I write my songs about," the lanky blonde says with a smile.

And what about those strolls through Brooklyn with Jake Gyllenhaal?

"I don't want to talk about it," she says, with typical sweetness.

But as indirect as she may be in interviews, she was resolute that Speak Now, like her other multi-platinum albums, be raw and reflective of her personal journey over the past two years, despite her superstar status. …

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