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Songs that Just Don’t Make Sense: Taylor Swift’s “Love Story”

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So, I think it’s fair that I more than dislike Taylor Swift because she’s just awful. That being said, I know that there are people out there who ardently admire and think that she’s god’s gift to the world of music. Aside from being one more of those auto-tuned, country-star crossover artists, one of her songs really peeves me every time I hear it on the radio. Now, I typically change the station but sometimes I am lost n thought and don’t realize till the song is almost over. Still, the song “Love Story” has to be one of the most poorly written in terms of what the song is about: Romeo and Juliet.

While I get what the song is trying to do, it is not very effective. I know that it’s trying to tell us about a beautiful love story between two young people, and the fact that their family disapproves. However, every time I hear it, I wonder “Does Taylor Swift know how Romeo and Juliet ended?” I mean Romeo doesn’t get to “take her,” and she ends up alone… there is no wedding, and her father does not allow them to be together. They both end up dead, which does not reflect the happy ending of the song… Here’s to all of those out there listening to this song thinking that it’s a beautiful thing… it’s really not. If we’re going to take it as Romeo and Juliet, I think there should be some of the tragic irony and death in the song too… I think that it’s only fair. If she’s going to use the names, she should incorporate the play’s ending into the song as well…yeah…

Written by uncannynerdyguy

November 8, 2011 at 10:57 pm