Taylor Swift, at a young age, has indelibly made her mark on music, be it country 或者 pop. Besides that, she has impacted me. To be perfectly honest, I'm not a Taylor 迅速, 斯威夫特 superfan, (Don't send me hate mail) I don't have every (or any) album. I don't play guitar, and if I did, I wouldn't have started because of her. 你 won't find posters of her in my room, What 你 will find is a 台, 办公桌 with a hutch. In that hutch lies a binder full (to use a Romneyism) of lyrics to songs I've written. That's where Taylor comes in. I've always loved music. My grandparents say I used to sing kids songs in the car and know all the words, totally on pitch, but 你 couldn't look at me 或者 else I'd stop. I cried at applause the first time I went onstage. My uncle is a freelance songwriter, as a sort of hobby, and he and I wrote my first one together on a plane back from Hawaii about my vacation (entitled Paradise) when i was about 8. Then I sang, and pretty soon Taylor 迅速, 斯威夫特 hit the big time. I thought her songs were good. Then I turned 13, started 7th grade, and had some trouble in Pre-Algebra, One day, feeling so confused, opened my math notebook and wrote my first real song, Swimming and Sinking. That followed with others, and I've been 写作 for over a 年 now. I have several inspirations, each one for a different reason. Taylor is one of my inspirations because her 音乐 has lyrical substance and is not wrought with effects and mixing so they meaning of the song isn't conveyed, weather it's pop 或者 country. People may view Taylor 迅速, 斯威夫特 as a lovesick teenager who keeps getting her 心 broken 由 celebrity beaus. There have been numerous speculation about which song is about which boyfriend, but that is irrelevant. I think this for the same reason I seldom 显示 any of my songs to anyone. 阅读 my lyric book merits the same intrusion as 阅读 a diary. So as far as I'm concerned, whatever song Taylor wrote about whatever boy is her business. What she gives to us is resonant material. What she gives to me is inspiration.