Monday, January 21, 2013

10 reasons why I love Taylor Swift

Yes, I am actually writing this post, with this title. I know. Announcing this to the world is, well, almost like coming out of a closet or something. That's just how controversial and loved and hated, all at the same time, Taylor Swift is. 

Anyways, without further ado, here's my 10 reasons:

1.  "This is the golden age of something good and right and real" - Taylor Swift, State Of Grace.

2.  "We're on the phone and without a warning, I realize your laugh is the best sound I have ever heard" - Taylor Swift, Jump then fall.

3.  "All those other girls, well they're beautiful, but would they write a song for you?" - Taylor Swift, Hey Stephen.

4.  "You are the best thing that’s ever been mine" - Taylor Swift, Mine.

5.  "Wasn't it easier in your lunchbox eating days? / Always a bigger bed to crawl into / Wasn't it beautiful when you believed in everything / And everybody believed in you?" - Taylor Swift, Innocent.

6.  "I can't decide if it's a choice, getting swept away" - Taylor Swift, Treacherous.

7.  "Good girls, hopeful they'll be, and long they will wait" - Taylor Swift, Sad Beautiful Tragic.

8.  "I don't know how to be something you miss" - Taylor Swift, Last Kiss.

9.  "Taxi cabs and busy streets, that never bring you back to me" - Taylor Swift, Come Back, Be Here.

10.  "In your life you'll do greater things than dating the boy on the football team, but I didn't know it at fifteen" - Taylor Swift, Fifteen.

And here's some more:

11.  "I know I don't always say the right thing at the right time or speak up when I should, but I write it all down. I get my guitar and a pen and all of a sudden, I have a chance to say exactly what I meant to say in real life." - Taylor Swift.

12.  " I'm 23 now, but I never stopped jumping up and down when something wonderful happens." - Taylor Swift

13.  "I also don't think you should ever take life so seriously that you forget to play." - Taylor Swift.

I mean, how can you not love someone who writes like that? The girl writes like a dream. Quality lyrics are so tough to find in music these days. When was the last time a song made you genuinely smile? And more than just quality lyrics, there's this endearing honesty and innocence in her songs, and somehow, if you've ever been in love, you'll find a Taylor Swift song that is your story. If not, the girl will definitely be writing it in her lifetime, sometime.

I agree she hasn't got the best vocal prowess in the world, but she's learning and improving, and hey, she can sing better than I can, and that's all that matters to me! And she is a wonderful person, she actually wears clothes, she makes millions of girls around the world laugh and cry and fall in love with her everyday. And she writes like that! 'nuff said!

However, if you're still not convinced, here's 10 more reasons for you. These should really clinch it:

1.  "He is a loser, he's a bum, bum, bum, bum" - Britney Spears, Criminal.

2.  "California girls / We're unforgettable / Daisy Dukes / Bikinis on top / Sun-kissed skin / So hot / We'll melt your Popsicle" - Katy Perry, California Gurls.

3.  "Who owns my heart? Is it love or is it art?" - Miley Cyrus, Who Owns My Heart.

4.  "Young hunks, taking shots/ stripping down to dirty socks/Music up, gettin' hot / Kiss me, give me all you've got" - Kesha, Die Young

5.  "Don't cha wish your girlfriend was hot like me? Don't cha wish your girlfriend was a freak like me? Don't cha?" - Pussycat Dolls, Don't cha.

6.  "Come here, rude boy, boy; can you get it up?" - Rihanna, Rude Boy. 

7.  "You got that hot shit, boy ya blessed/Let me feel up on your chest" - Nicki Minaj, Va Va Voom.

8.  "Who run the world? Girls!" - Beyonce, Who Run The World.

9.  "I'll just strut in my birthday suit and let everything hang loose" - Bruno Mars, The Lazy Song.

10. "All those other boys try to chase me, but here's my number, so call me, maybe?" - Carly Rae Jepson, Call Me Maybe.

Get the picture? I don't want to hear songs about sex and boys and alcohol and partying like the world is going to end. Ugh. I don't want catchy beats. Give me sappy lyrics and fairy tales anyday. Atleast they make me smile. Yes, Taylor has written some childish and teenagerish songs as well, but I swear even those songs had more substance than all these other ones topping the Pop charts.

I once read a comment on one of her video's. It went like this: "You're living in the age of Taylor Swift, you just don't know it yet." I completely agree. Most of you reading this probably don't know about the girl's achievements at her young age, or her astounding commercial success, or her crazy fan following. I don't even care if she has a hundred boyfriends which she changes every month, as long as she writes an album about each of them. That's how greedy I am for her songs. I know after ten years she is going to be the biggest superstar I knew and loved and grew up with.

I'll end this embarassingly fangirly post with this video, which may help you understand the Taylor phenomenon, and which makes my post seem quite dignified by comparison.Please note that the girl in the video is a TV actress and a famous person in her own right and not just your next fan.

And of course now all of you know who to never, ever, ever make fun of around me, like, ever! :P


  1. Today was a fairytale- Taylor swift. My absolute favorite.

  2. Ok, so I'm not her biggest fan. And yes, I haven't heard too much of her music. And lest I forget, I don't like women who publicly write songs insulting their former flames *cough John Mayer *cough.
    But, I've got to agree with you on how lyrics today are mostly just random phrases which are meant to be insightful and thought provoking but end up nauseating. Since when did music stop being about the words? When the focus shift to boobs, ass, vague references to erections & dry humping at parties? Since when is a hot video and a catchy tune all that's needed to create a classic?

    I miss ACDC, The Journey, Queen. They rocked their asses off and still managed to convey a message. Now its all so mashed up, I can barely hear above the (probably intentionally loud) drums. But, I digress. My main grouse here is about you grouping Bruno Mars with these nit-wits!! Everyone's allowed to have a crazy song. I like the lazy song, it made an otherwise serious mushy album fun.

    I was hoping that you would come out of closets more often. They make for interesting reads. Next time, don't stop short ;)

    1. This post is about Taylor Swift only. I don't want to talk about anything else! The John Mayer song was great, and very insightful about the person it was addressed to. Seriously, do your research about his personal life, and read the lyrics of the song, and you will know.

      So yes, she writes songs about everyone and everything. I totally identify with that. Because I do the same. Only difference is that she then proceeds to sing them publicly. She's even written about her own inability to sing :D

      And well, some celebs have gotten some amazing songs written about them, because they dated Taylor Swift. :D

  3. aayushi , congrats on 26000 page views. also would like to add that I love adele much much more than taylor swift. maybe you would do a great blogpost by writing on the former sometime in the future ?

    anyway , interrogation time :

    what were you doing in KEM Hospital Canteen of all places with eham and gang ?
    how in the world and when did you become so tall ?
    where is Hercules, your beloved camera ?

    Keep coming to KEM .
    The One Who Must Not Be Named

    1. That was such a stalker like comment!

      I think I know who you are :S

      I became that tall when I started wearing heels

      How do you know "Eham and gang"?

      And I have already written about Adele in a previous post...

  4. I bet a thousand bucks you don't know who i am, miss aayushi mehtaji .
    eham and gang were here again. and no, i'm not slightly interested in stalking you, of all people. curiosity, in all its simplicity, was all it was. you see, i'm a cat person :) .

    Eham and gang are very very conspicuous .
    Let me stalk your blogpages and find adele .

    All the best,
    One Who Must Not Be Named

  5. @Anonymous: This was so stalker-ish, even if it was unintentional!! Dude, email & facebook. Blog comments don't count as communication, do they?
    I don't really know what's so "conspicuous", & since when does Eham have a gang? Does it have a really cool name?!? Darn!
    & You're not interested in stalking Aayushi, "of all people"? Is that why you asked about where to get tattooed? To get a certain someone's name inked? *cough stalker cough*

    @Aayushi: watch out for people with fresh tattoos at KEM. I bet a thousand bucks it's got your name plastered all over it :D

    1. okay sculptor has taken it way too personally now.

      and im not defending myself but the reason i wanted a tattoo was because i read your blogpost on the same.

      but kudos to the friendship you guys share. not very common out here in KEM .


    2. must also add that the internet i.e. the world wide web is a free for all place. and only you and you alone are responsible for what you put up there. if you don't want anonymous comments go to settings and switch it off.

      DO NOT AND I REPEAT do not comment on a newcomers' photo blog to begin with and expect not to get attention in return . make yourself very clear as to what you want or not out of your blog.

      and hide your identity well definitely .

      So be super careful about what you put up and who you let know about your internet life. the real and www life must be very separate and anonymous, just like this comment ..

      This free advice is a comeback to scalpel sculptor.

      you truly are a megalomaniac, Hamboy

    3. @AngryAnonymous: You tried to be funny by keeping your identity secret and quizzing us. So, I would only expect you to see the humor in my reply. & I don't try very hard to keep my identity a secret either. Don't be so touchy, man. If you're dealing some, you're gonna get some in return sooner or later. Take a joke like man (or woman, since I do not know yet). And yeah, its difficult to convey tone and sarcasm in print, that's what the :D at the end was for!
      & I'm not a giant douche as you're making me out to be. I'm very happy to help people out, but there're means to contact me. Commenting on one post about another as a means to get attention isn't one of them.
      Photoblog? What photoblog? I'm in the dark about that one.
      And I love anonymous comments, just look at the conversation we're having here as a result of it. Worthy of another blog post about it, if I might dare say.
      I don't like writing to explain myself, but it is my understanding that you're a colleague since you were at KEM. Keeping that and my general good-guy demeanor in mind, no hard feelings. This is the internet, its not a battleground. Neither of us are slinging mud.
      Another time, another place, come up and say hi, we'll sit and talk about blogs & friendships.
      You were right about that though, her & I do share something awesome

  6. @sculptor : good job :) great comment . 8.5/10 . you need to work harder to make it more .... how do i put it . . . . self non exaggoratory. whatever that means.

    and i'm a SHE. so ciao' .

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