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6 March 2013, 14:24 | Updated: 6 March 2013, 16:26
The 'Love Story' singer says she wrote songs to cope with having very few friends.
Taylor Swift has revealed she was often isolated by her classmates in high school which caused her to start writing songs about her feelings as a way to cope with "loneliness".
The 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' singer is well known for the emotional content of her music, and says she started writing as a way to express how she was feeling because she didn't have many friends.
"When you're dealing with something like loneliness or confusion or rejection or frustration, those emotions are so jumbled up in your head," Taylor reveals in the new issue of InStyle magazine. "For me, the only way to condense them down into one thing is to write and three and a half minute song about it.
"I first started writing songs because I didn't really have anyone else to talk to," the 'Love Story' singer explained. "As sad as that sounds, I was going through this really hard time at school where I didn't have any friends.
"Songwriting for me just started out as therapy," she added, admitting she often felt "weird and different" while growing up.
Check out a picture of Taylor Swift from her new photoshoot in InStyle magazine below (Credit: InStyle/Karen Collins):
Taylor Swift is preparing to head out on her 'Red' North American tour later this month with Ed Sheeran as a support act.
Check out Taylor Swift's cover shoot for InStyle magazine below (Credit: InStyle/Karen Collins):
To read the interview in full, see the April issue of InStyle out tomorrow (7th March), plus digital edition available on all tablets.