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Taylor Swift takes her Red promotional tour to Katie Couric‘s talk show on Friday, where she talks about love, relationships and her notorious tendency to look completely shocked whenever she happens to win a big award. 

On Friday’s show, Katie asks Taylor if any of the boyfriends she writes songs about ever reach out to her and let her know that they’re not happy about what she says about them?  “Well, some of them like to write really long emails,” says Taylor drily. 

Katie then ask Taylor if she’s ever written a song “that was so mean, you couldn’t release it, like a burn book, where you’re really angry and you write a letter and just put it in a drawer.”  Taylor replies, to much laughter, “No, I just put them on my albums!” 

Taylor also tells Katie that some of her relationship problems may stem from the fact that everything she does is in the public eye.  “I don’t know how to have a normal relationship because I try to act normal and love from a normal place and live a normal life, but there is sort of an abnormal magnifying glass, like telescope lens, on everything that happens,” she admits.  “So I don’t know how to do that correctly or anything.  I don’t really know that much about love, it turns out.”

As for her famed “surprise face,” Taylor defends it, telling Katie, “I get it.  People are like ‘Oh, you’re winning a lot of awards,’ but when it’s you, and you’ve watched these award shows your whole life, and you’re at the Grammys and they call your name, that freaks you out!  Trust me.  It freaks you out.  It is a crazy thing to happen to a person.”

Taylor adds that she thinks people appreciate the fact that she gets excited when she wins something, no matter how many times it happens.  She says as a kid, she used to be disappointed when someone wouldn’t show any enthusiasm for an award.  “I’d be like, ‘WHAT??? You just won a crazy award!  That is insane!  Like, aren’t you excited?'” Taylor explains.

She laughs, “I think people get excited about awards, no matter what, they just don’t show you.  I think they go home and they, like, lock themselves in their closet and jump up and down and freak out.”

Also on the episode, Taylor performs “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” Katie tries her hand at Taylor Swift trivia, and presents Taylor with a special tote bag full of goodies all emblazoned with the likeness of the singer’s cat, Meredith.

Katie airs Friday at 3 p.m. ET.  Taylor will also sit down with Katie Couric Friday night on ABC’s 20/20, where she promises a “big announcement.”  Could it be tour-related?  Tune in and see.

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