Taylor Swift Explains How Loneliness Made Her the Star She is Today

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If it weren’t for Taylor Swift being a lonely teen, we wouldn’t have the award-winning country music star’s songs to listen to today.

“I started writing songs because I wasn't invited to parties and sleep-overs,” Swift told the Daily Star Sunday newspaper. “I wasn’t noticed by the guy I like.”

It seems that years after writing hit songs and gaining fame (she now has 38.9 million Twitter followers), the 24-year-old superstar has nothing to worry about when it comes to having friends and being noticed by a guy—let alone a Hollywood hunk—she likes.

Let’s not even name all of them but Harry Styles, Connor Kennedy, Jake Gyllenhaal and Taylor Lautner are just a few.

''Writing songs has taught me a lot,” she adds. “One of the hardest lessons to learn in life is there's sometimes nothing you can do to make someone like you if they don't. It's okay to let that go.”

And she makes that perfectly clear in her song We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.

Taylor Swift Berlin

Taylor Swift performed at Berlin's 02 World for the Red Tour on Feb. 7.

The seven-time Grammy winner knows how to get attention from fans without drawing attention to herself. Meaning, she doesn’t need to dress in a leotard or revealing ensembles to keep up with other pop artists including Britney Spears and Lady Gaga.

''I find it relatively easy to keep my clothes on because I don't really feel like taking them off. It's not an urge I have,” she explained about not competing with other singers.

''For me 'risky' is revealing what really happened in my life through music. Risky is writing confessional songs and telling the true story about a person with enough details so everyone knows who that person is. That's putting myself out there, maybe even more than taking my shirt off.''

The Red Tour continues Monday at London's O2 arena where Swift will be performing at two sold out shows.

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