Taylor Swift is coming to Nassau Coliseum this spring. I am EXCITED!!
Last year we saw her open for Rascall Flatts at the NYS Fair and she instantly went from my ‘who the hell?’ list to ‘most-played’ on my iPod.
And then her Fearless album came out and we became imaginary BFFs.
I’m not one to obsess or even care about celebrities. Yet, she’s basically wrote the soundtrack to my love life.
So when I asked Ms K if she wished to attend the concert, she commented on how ‘angry she is.’ And instinctively I defended her. Why did I do that? I DON’T EVEN KNOW HER! But really I was defending myself – I relate to a lot of her songs.
But is she really more angry than others? Or does she just address the pain of love as much as the joy, as is typical for country singers.
Here are some of my favs; are they angry?
Tell Me Why Thumbs up: even if she stands up for herself, the lyrics describe her desperation to understand his abusive behavior – yet she still loves him. This automatically makes it an angry song. I mean, even I can’t rationalize that.
Forever & Always Thumbs up: clearly a case of betrayed trust.
Should’ve Said No Thumbs up: do I even need to back this up?
You Belong With Me Neutral: it’s a happy song, but with a rejected, desperate undertone.
Fearless Thumbs down: not angry at all; she’s singing about an open, give-all approach to dating. And even better, she’s talking about the guy jumping in ‘fearless’ – who doesn’t want a secure ‘fearless’ guy?
Love Story Thumbs down: it’s a beautiful song – and video. (Go Taylor!)
Ok, so there are a lot left out here and a lot of those are sad, angry songs. Ms K could be right. (She happens to be the only person who I will allow to be right over me… really, it just isn’t worth the argument.)
But I think this is why I admire her music so much. She’s able to touch on an array of emotions that few people ever [allow themselves to] experience in a lifetime – and relate them to a teenage/early adult crowd! And she’s only 18! (yeah?)
When we saw her open she sang “Should’ve Said No,” and by way of introduction she said, ‘I dated a guy who cheated on me – and that was stupid, because I write songs.’
Basically that was how she won me over. Not because she was capitalizing on somebody else’s mistake, but because I knew, as a writer, I too could help others deal with their joys and pains by sharing my own…
And that’s why I relate to her, love her and have a mini-lesbo crush on her.
And if she was really that angry… she would have had her way with Kanye, no?
Yay for Taylor!!! Get out your cowboy hats girls and boys!!