The anatomy of a Taylor Swift song. (Developed by Abby, V, and me.)
Right now, I will examine Love Story, You Belong With Me, Mine, and TS's latest, Speak Now.
First comes the general love story.
We were both young when I first saw you...etc etc.
I know you better than anyone else! I am desperately in love with you!
College, growing up, young love, blah blah.
Sneaking into the wedding of a boy she loves.
My dad says no! Nobody wants us to be together!
You have a nasty girlfriend (who is completely opposite of me) who you can't get over for some reason. Also, she doesn't make you happy, boy.
I don't believe that love can last because my parents had a not-so-great relationship--"Flight risk with a fear of falling."
You're about to marry a nasty girl with a snobby family!
Height of conflict= bridge.
I hear the preacher say speak now or forever hold your peace
The boy says...! (This is a variation of the chorus from the boy's perspective.)
Marry me, Juilet! You'll never have to be alone!
...Idk but he obviously dumps his stupid girlfriend.
I'll never leave you alone! I remember how we felt sittin' by the water...
Let's run away now...I didn't say my vows!
You know, I love Taylor Swift as much as the next person. Probably a little bit more than the next person, actually. And I love these songs and the stories are so cute, and they make people believe in love...and that's the point, I think. I'm just sayin'...there's a pattern!