I gave in and bought the new Taylor Swift album a few weeks ago when I bought my new computer. I decided it was fate. After all, how many tiny Bavarian village electronic stores carry the newest T.Swift album a day after it comes out? Not very many. It was clearly meant to be. And I’m so glad that I did, because I may be eating cheap cheese and packages of bread for a while, but at least my ears are happy and my heart is comforted.
My favorite songs, you ask?
We learn to live with the pain//Mosaic broken hearts
I can’t decide if it’s a choice//Getting swept away//I hear the sound of my own voice//Asking you to stay
I just like hangin’ out with you, all the time.//All those times that you didn’t leave;//It’s been occurring to me I’d like to hang out with you, for my whole life.
Spinning like a girl in a brand new dress,//We had this big wide city all to ourselves.//We blocked the noise//with the sound of ‘I need you’,//And for the first time I had something to lose,
And they tell you that you’re lucky.//But you’re so confused,//Cause you don’t feel pretty, you just feel used.
He said, “Look at you, worrying so much about things you can’t change//You’ll spend your whole life singing the blues if you keep thinking that way”//He was trying to skip rocks on the ocean, saying to me,//”Don’t you see the starlight, starlight?//Don’t you dream impossible things?”
And for the first time, what’s past is past
(Ok, so really pretty much the entire album.)
Say what you will about her, but the girl has a way with words and music. Goodness.
Also, I love this.