Thursday, September 18, 2008

I want to be Taylor Swift

Okay, she's no Carrie Under-
wood as far as powerful voices go, but this girl just keeps growing on me. I don't know the first single very well, When You Think Tim McGraw, but I love those songs that play on how intricately our favorite entertainment tends to weave into our lives. When Our Song came out, I knew I loved her. And now she's done it again with Love Story.

This isn't the Love Story that I've only heard about that made one entire generation of women weep every time they heard the song on the radio. This is the happy kind, the stuff of Disney movies. And I love it. You can watch the video on CMT online. Although, I think it's probably one of those that will resonate with me differently than most normal people.

People like to say this kind of love doesn't really happen. That stories and songs like this give girls the wrong expectations for life and marriage. But there are people who stay married forever. So no matter what the statistics against it, no matter what trouble may come - I still believe. I no longer think that Ever After is simply something you decide on faith and that as long as you work for it perfectly, it will happen. Now I think it's partly luck as well. You are fortunate enough to keep fitting well together despite life's ups and downs. Technically, you can't possibly know if all those things will always work for you when you're first in love. But because they sometimes do, I still think there's a permanent place for songs like this. And I love Taylor for writing it.

My favorite thing about Taylor Swift, though, is the way she ended her awards speech when she won for best new artist. She was living a dream, and she knew it. And she was appropriately grateful. But her response made her so relatable to the rest of the world.

"This is definitely the highlight of my senior year."

7 comments:

Felicity said...

That is a charming song and video. What a nice little pleasure this morning! Thanks.

serenity said...

My favorite part is, "Talked to your dad, go pick out a white dress . . ."

andrea t said...

I want to be Taylor Swift too...so I can do a period music video :)

Den said...

Well, I'm glad you like the song. I can report that, having watched it, I still have no desire to be Taylor Swift. Though, I won't hold it against her.

I was impressed by the bravery of the man who wore such a deep V-neck with a frilly collar. Though, come to think of it, I don't want to be him either.

Kathy said...

Ummm. Good. But not as good as my favorite fairy tale ending song "Yes,Daddy, I Do". Can't we get Ryan to film you in a video for that?

Tracy Pingel said...

Taylor Swift is great, but she's not to replace a Serenity Bohon!

SolShine7 said...

You pretty much nailed the reason why I like Taylor Swift. When I heard her song "Teardrops on My Guitar" I knew that she was I was hooked on her contemporary country vibe.