I’m just hoping the rumors and buzz about TS7 (aka Taylor Swift’s seventh album) are true. Forget about the Jonas Brothers making a comeback (but really let’s not forget about that because in college I was kinda obsessed and had front row seats at their concert with my best friend and made eye contact with Joe Jonas, even though that wasn’t as big of a deal because everyone knows Nick is the best, and anyway…)
I just felt like posting about T Swift. I love the latest Elle cover. And I’m hoping whatever album is next is as dreamy as this photoshoot appears to be.
If you don’t know, I love Taylor Swift. I think she is genuine and human and a genius when it comes to song lyrics. I can remember the first time I heard Tim McGraw play on the radio. I was in my car, on my way to my grandparents, at nighttime, and I was driving down the hill by Red Mountain Park in Mesa, Arizona. And I’ve been a fan ever since.
If I had to listen to one artist for the rest of my life, it would easily be Taylor. I can play her music on the toughest days and I’m instantly happy. To me, listening to her music is never a bad idea. And her music has sparked many a solo dance party and lip sync session in my apartment.
Her music has also been the soundtrack of many good times and bad times in the relationships I’ve had over the past decade—starting with my first heartbreak where Should’ve Said No became my anthem. When you’re 16, belting these song lyrics in your car after being cheated on is healing. Okay? Okay.
“You should've said no, you should've gone home. You should've thought twice before you let it all go. You should've know that word, bout what you did with her would get back to me. And I should've been there, in the back of your mind. I shouldn't be asking myself why. You shouldn't be begging for forgiveness at my feet. You should've said no, baby and you might still have me.”
Here are the other lovely songs that have meant a great deal to me over the years:
A Place in this World
You Belong With Me
You’re Not Sorry
The Best Day
All Too Well
I Almost Do
The Last Time
All You Had to Do Was Stay
Shake It Off
I Did Something Bad
Don’t Blame Me
Look What You Made Me Do
Better Man (written by Taylor Swift; sung by Little Big Town)