Thursday, July 8, 2010

Lyrics of the Day/The Genius of Taylor Swift

My lyrics choice for the day:
"Romeo save me, they're trying to tell me how to feel
This love is difficult, but it's real.
Don't be afraid, we'll make it out of this mess,
It's a love story, baby just say yes."

Okay, let's talk about Taylor Swift for a moment, shall we? The first time I heard her first single, "Tim McGraw," I had a gut feeling this girl was gonna go places. Imagine my surprise when I learned she was only 17 at the time! Then came "Teardrops on My Guitar" and "Our Song" and I knew this was not the last we'd be hearing from Ms. Swift. She was a huge hit in the world of country music and had infinite potential to cross over, but I never thought that, when it happened, it would be this huge. Sold out arenas, a number one album ("Fearless"), several top 20 hits...the list goes on and on. What is it about Taylor Swift that makes her so relatable? Just listen to her lyrics and there's your answer. They are simple and sweet and every young girl at one point or another has felt exactly what Taylor sings about. Love, heartbreak, friends, growing up, revenge on a not-so-nice ex. It's all there.
And it makes me wonder how different my life would be if Taylor Swift had been around when I was in high school. That would have been...for lack of a better word...AWSOME. I would have had an anthem for every emotion I was feeling. Every broken heart I suffered, every teen angsty feeling I had, every regret, every mistake I made, every new relationship...I would have had words to convey it all. "You Belong With Me" is the ultimate unrequieted love song. "Love Story" is the ulitmate forbidden love song (to which i can actually equate my current relationship to). "The Way I Loved You" is the ultimate song about an intense, passionate romance gone wrong that you sometimes still long for. And "Fifteen"...that is the ultimate 'high school sucks, so i'm just going to get through it the best i can' song. I love it. I love it all. It brings out the teenager in me.

1 comment:

  1. Ah!! Living those HS moments though music! Although that may not always be a good thing ;) Glad you are updating your blog and I hope to see more!