Today, my phone has been stuck on YouTube, replaying "The Moment I Knew" by Taylor Swift. Although it might sound like another somber love song without the back story, when you know what went on, it's really painful to listen to.
I'll leave that for you to Google, but here's the song:
I used to be a bit cynical about the "new" Swifty. She's not the same woman I looked up to in high school anymore-she's bolder, fiercer, not necessarily a delicate little flower with long ringlets. And there's a reason for that. She changed, just like we all do after traumatic events hit us.
For the worse or for the better, I can comiserate with Taylor, as to why I keep listening to this song. I want to go up & hug her, & at the same time, get back ruthlessly at Jake Gyllenhaal for the humiliation he put her through after she gave him what means the most to every girl. I know what it feels like to be betrayed and abandoned, the way she was on that night this song was written about.
What she did with Jake was braver than what I can bring myself to do. Everything else I've done, but I'm scared out of my mind to take the leap of faith she did with Jake. And this song is why.
In a disheartening way, listening to it makes me feel sorry for Taylor. I suppose by now she'd cease to expect much from people after this. Or maybe her faith in others is bigger than mine.
Point conveyed, who in the world deserves this?? And who could be callous as to allow themselves to be so immune to someone else's feelings like this? Our actions do indeed affect each other-Taylor's albums are tell-tale to that. So there's something to draw from the things she writes about. Every song on every album is a paper trail that she testifies to her fans, and the nice thing is, that trail is a reminder that we're never alone in heartbreak.
Keep it up, Tay Tay <3