07/01/2009 AT 09:40 AM EDT
"For me, rebelling is done with words: I love to write honest songs that name real people, then get up onstage and live out those emotions in front of of 15,000 people. Penciling in a night to get wasted is not something I want to do."
Taylor Swift tells Glamour's
August "Jeans" issue she rebels a little bit different from most teens.
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