Taylor: (about middle school) I was the girl who didn't get invited to parties. My friends turned into the girls who stood in the corner and talked about me. But as soon as I picked up a guitar...I literally played until my fingers bled. My mom had to tape them up, and you can imagine how popular that made me: "Look at her fingers. So weird". But for the first time in my life, those girls could say anything they wanted about me, because I was just going to go home after school and write a song about it.