The first rule that I always apply to a record is, ‘May the best song win.’ You determine that by the songs that your friends and family absolutely freak out over. Because my friends and family, when I play them new songs and they go, ‘Oh it’s really good,’ I know that one’s not supposed to make the record. Because unless they’re going, ‘Oh..My..God! WHAT?! Whoa!’ Unless they’re really losing it and asking me to hear it again, then it’s not good enough. I’m pretty harsh on my own songs and I listen to them over and over and over again. The ones that I get tired of first, don’t make the record.
→Taylor on how she determines which songs make it onto her albums. (x)