Still, it works. It works because Taylor Swift is the kind of artist that doesn’t care — at all — that the “I’m a young person who just moved to New York!” narrative is a tired cliché. She just lived it: She moved to New York, and she felt her life was changed by moving to the big city.
Sure, she’s a millionaire and can’t walk anywhere without a horde of paparazzi following her, but she identifies with the same story as the 22-year-old girl from Topeka who just moved into a crummy apartment in Bed-Stuy. New York changed Taylor Swift, just like it changed everyone else.
Swift could not care less that the story has been told ten thousand times because it’s her story, and she’s going to sing about it in a way that every other person in the country is going to want to sing along.
This is going to be the next New York anthem. Don’t fight it. It’s already over.
I DON’T KNOW HOW IT IS POSSIBLE BUT TAYLOR SWIFT HAS MANAGED TO RELEASE THREE POP SONGS THAT ALL:
- SOUND DIFFERENT
- HAVE GREAT MEANING BEHIND THEM
- ARE GREAT DANCE SONGS
- ARE OVERALL SO ORIGINAL AND LYRICALLY BEAUTIFUL
I HAVE NO CLUE HOW YOU DO THIS taylorswift BUT YOU MY FRIEND, ARE A MUSICAL GENIUS OF THIS GENERATION. I CANNOT WAIT TO LAY HANDS ON 1989 THIS ALBUM WILL SLAY ALL OF MANKIND. BYE.
IT’S LIKE YOU READ MY MIND
I LOVE the line “took our broken hearts and put them in a drawer” BECAUSE THAT HAS BEEN TAYLOR SINCE SHE MOVED TO NEW YORK AND I’M SO HAPPY SHES HAPPY AND SHE PUT ALL HER EXES BEHIND HER AND SHES SO STRONG AND IN SUCH A GOOD PLACE AND HONESTLY I CAN’T ASK FOR MORE THAN THAT :’)))))