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Last year, I took some time to dissect Taylor Swift’s song, 22. It’s upbeat, fun, and a reflection of the darkness surrounding Taylor’s life.


Yes. 22 is more than just a catchy tune for teenagers driving to prom. It bleeds with clear allusions to failed relationships, sorrow, and, of course, an episode of The Twilight Zone. If you haven’t had a chance to read my piece, you can do so here.

Today, I’m going further down the rabbit hole by critically analyzing Taylor’s (we’re on a first name basis) new song, Shake It Off. Continue Reading…


On a recent car ride to my neighbor’s house, I heard Taylor Swift’s “22” playing over the radio. When, almost immediately, it happened. Taylor’s lyrics hit me like a sledgehammer. It was then that I suddenly “got it.” I didn’t just hear what Taylor was saying, I listened to what she was whispering from her heart.

Because of this personal epiphany, I’ve decided to walk my readers through the lyrics of “22.” Hopefully, this journey will change you, like it has changed me. Continue Reading…