“I wonder if he knows he’s all I think about at night”
Don’t even try to pretend there hasn’t been a time when this was you.
“I’ll be strong, I’ll be wrong, oh but life goes on
Oh, I’m just a girl, trying to find a place in this world”
This sounds a lot like life post college graduation. I’m pretty sure Taylor Swift can predict the future.
“And all I think about is how to make you think of me
And everything that we could be.”
We’ve all crushed so hard we feel like we would do anything to win his heart.
“Why would you wanna break a perfectly good heart?”
Yeah, seriously. Why?
“I’m tryin’ so hard not to get caught up now
But you’re just so cool
Run your hands through your hair
Absent mindedly makin’ me want you”
He doesn’t even realize the effect he has on people. Swoon.
“It’s a love story, baby, just say, “Yes.”
We knew it could have been magical. If only he knew it too…
“Can’t help it if there’s no one else.
Mmm, I can’t help myself.”
The heart wants what the heart wants.
“I should have known, I should have known
That I’m not a princess, this ain’t a fairy tale”
Red flag: it was way too good to have been true.
“People are people, and sometimes we change our minds.”
It sucks, but it happens. Time to move on.
“And I can’t breathe without you
But I have to.”
It hurts now, but remember that it will get better. Breathe.
“I took a chance, I took a shot
And you might think I’m bulletproof, but I’m not.”
Sometimes we have the balls to tell him how we feel, but that doesn’t mean we’re not a shaking mess while we wait for his text back.
“All this time I was wasting,
Hoping you would come around.”
We’ve all spent way too much time trying to make someone want us that just… doesn’t.
“And I never knew I could feel that much
And that’s the way I loved you.”
If it hurts this bad, then it must have been so good.
“And I stare at the phone, he still hasn’t called
And then you feel so low you can’t feel nothing at all.”
“Did I say something way too honest, made you run and hide?”
But really though, what happened?
“This revolution, the time will come
For us to finally win.”
We just have to be patient. We will get a job.
“We should be together
Every time you smile, I smile.”
“You make me happy.”
“Let’s be together.”
If only it were this easy. Right Taylor?
“I don’t know what else I can say.”
We tried our best, gave it our all, and now we have to live with whatever the outcome.
“Me and my stupid pride are sitting here alone.”
Sometimes we just have to remind ourselves that we need to be the bigger person.
“My mind forgets to remind me
You’re a bad idea.”
But he’s so hot.
“I just wanna feel okay again.”
Basically all the time.
“Oh a simple complication,
Miscommunications lead to fall out.”
Communication is key.
“Oh I don’t wanna grow up, wish I’d never grown up
It could still be simple.”
It’s hard not knowing if we’re making the right choices in a career, if the guy we’re dating is The One, or even if we moved to the right city after graduation.
Mom, can you please make me a grilled cheese?
“Please don’t be in love with someone else
Please don’t have somebody waiting on you.”
Fingers crossed he feels the same way we do.
“Something keeps me holding onto nothing.”
We know he doesn’t like us like that, but we still want him anyway.
“We fall in love ‘til it hurts or bleeds or fades in time”
And we’ll keep doing it too.
“And I’d be smart to walk away,
But you’re quicksand.”
We can’t help it.
“And the crazy thing is I don’t know if I’m ever gonna feel that way again.”
We feel hopeless and lost when he leaves. It’s called heartbreak for a reason.
“We’re happy, free, confused, and lonely at the same time.”
I’m happy I’m free to live on my own, but I’m confused about how to buy groceries, and I’m lonely because none of my friends live in this city.
“And I just wanna tell you
It takes everything in me not to call you.”
Or like his new profile picture, comment on his Instagram, or favorite his tweet. Restraint.
“All I know since yesterday is everything has changed.”
Maybe your best friend suddenly has feelings for you, or maybe the guy you were talking to is suddenly ignoring you. It can all change in an instant.
We have to be ready for anything and everything.
Thank you for understanding, Taylor Swift.