Taylor Swift graces thecover of the top fashion magazine pretty much ever – Vogue! In the February2012 issue, Taylor goes into detail about everything from her awkward stages inmiddle school to what she likes -- and won’t stand for -- in a relationship. But theone part that we were most curious about was what she had to say on her fourthstudio album. Was her most recent ex Jake Gyllenhaal the main inspiration forwhat she calls an “absolute crash-and-burn heartbreak?”

When asked about her next record, Swift explains, “There’sjust been this earth-shattering, not recent, but absolute crash-and-burnheartbreak,” she says, “and that will turn out to be what the next album isabout. The only way that I can feel better about myself—pull myself out of thatawful pain of losing someone—is writing songs about it to get some sort ofclarity.”

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Taylor Swift on the cover of 'Vogue' Feb. 2012 issue

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Let’s look at the facts here, shall we? T-Swift starteddating Gyllenhaal back in the fall of 2010. While everything seemed all dandywith their strolls about NYC, they called it quits around Christmas time thatyear. That’s not exactly recent, right?! Plus, it wouldn’t be the first timeshe wrote a song about a bad break-up. We're looking at you Joe Jonas, John Mayer ANDTaylor Lautner!

While Vogue followed the tall, gorgeous blonde around theBig Apple for Fashion Week, the most important question HAD to be asked: is shedating anyone?! “I got nothing going on! I just don’t really feel like dating.I really have this great life right now, and I’m not sad and I’m not cryingthis Christmas, so I am really stoked about that.” When asked what she meantabout crying last Christmas, she flat out said, “I am not gonna go into it!It’s a sad story!” Hm, sounds like Jake!

You can check out the whole article, which I HIGHLY recommend, here or when it hits stands January 24th. Believe me, it’s wellworth the read.

What do you think about Taylor dedicating her album to Jake? 

Photos Courtesy of Vogue & Mario Testino