Taylor Swift's New Single: I'm Dying to See How This One Ends
When I was in the sixth grade, a blonde, curly-haired sweetheart released the album, "Taylor Swift." Soon I was jamming out to "Our Song" with my teammates on the way to volleyball games, pretending that I too had faced teenage heartbreak worthy of a pop tune. She became an icon in what seemed like seconds. She sang of breakups as we fell in love with her catchy lyrics, teenage angst, and truly amazing curls (RIP). "Speak Now" helped us grow, and "Fearless" gave us more to sing *poorly* about on the school bus. When she threw her country(ish) beginnings out the door and went full on bobbed-hair and red lips, her fan base followed. We supported "Red", and jumped for joy when "1989" brought an artsy, hip, new spin on Taylor's music and the videos that accompanied. At that point, her young fans had grown into full fledged adults, but a Grammy for "Album of the Year" proved Taylor's never failing relevancy.
Ever since T Swift's debut album entered our lives, she has asked us to be on her side. And by her side, we've stayed. She's wrapped us up in her romances and dramatic endings, quotable lines, and fairy tale failures. When you're 15, it's almost something to look forward to.
We should've said no.
Never in my wildest dreams did I think she would go from "Teardrops on My Guitar" to slithering reptiles on Instagram. Let's be real, those new photos on the 'gram are pictures to burn.
Taylor, what made you do this?!
We should've known she was trouble when she walked in with mascara running wildly in the "Blank Space" video. Sure, it was fun and flirty and her wardrobe was to die for, but come on - really?
One might say she's a nightmare dressed like a daydream. Think about it! She has been playing the victim the entire time. When was the last time you heard a Taylor Swift song that didn't make you think, "Man, that dude is the worst." Can't think of one, can you? That's because every song you hear, aside from her little Romeo and Juliet tribute, is about how she has been wronged. I am not one to disrespect anything T does, but can we please get at least one "I'm a strong female who can be that way without bashing my latest ae" album?
She does, indeed, have a long list of ex-lovers - they've been telling us she's insane, she just clarified it. I'm sure you agree if you've caught a verse or two of the new single she dropped on Thursday night. Here I was all ready to hear what we've been waiting for the last three years. And...I'm dying to see how this one ends.
This song is going down in flames. Just scroll through your Twitter feed, you'll see...no one really loves it. There are those intrigued, or even slightly obsessed in the saga that has become Taylor, but that's because of her aura, not the single. A song with the line: "The old Taylor can't come to the phone right now. Why? 'Cause she's dead." I'm sorry, WHAT?! She sounds paranoid, vindictive, and flat out scary. It's like she's found her dark side. I kind of love it. I kind of hate it. I'm at war with myself over here.
Are you excited? Nervous? Ready to boo and hiss? Or are you standing by Tay until the end? I don't dare ask what Tim McGraw has to say about this.
Needless to say, I really hope Taylor shakes this one off. But on a scale of one to ten, what are the odds of that actually happening?
You can listen to "Look What You Made Me Do" on Spotify today.