5 Taylor Swift "reputation" Lyrics Every Millennial Girl NEEDS To Hear, Fan Or Not

5 Taylor Swift "reputation" Lyrics Every Millennial Girl NEEDS To Hear, Fan Or Not

"They're burning all the witches even if you aren't one."

Whether you like Taylor Swift or not, there is no denying that her music makes a statement.

I have followed Taylor from her debut album all the way through reputation, and I must say that while I am always down for jamming to “Fearless”, "reputation" has stolen my heart and her lyrical genius has shown again.

Here are 5 lyrics from “reputation” that every girl needs to hear:

1. “I recall late November holding my breath, slowly I said, ‘you don’t need to save me, but would you run away with me?’” -Call It What You Want

This might be my favorite just because you can see how much Taylor has grown. From “Fearless” when she literally asks Romeo to save her, (Love Story), to now, she has realized she doesn’t need a guy to save her. She just needs him to run away WITH her, while she saves herself. She has grown as a woman and artist, and this is a good example for all of us. We may have related to “Love Story” hardcore, but now we can move onto the “Call It What You Want” mood- we’re badass women who can take care of ourselves, all we need is that boy to walk alongside us as equals.

2. “Please don’t ever become a stranger, whose laugh I could recognize anywhere” -New Year’s Day

Without a doubt I can say that every girl had someone in mind hearing this line. We all have that one person who will always have a piece of our hearts, and no matter how long we go without seeing them, the sound of their laugh will always be the most beautiful sound to us. The thought of this person becoming a stranger is enough to send us into full-blown panic. Taylor knew what she was doing when she wrote this line, it makes us all the more thankful for that one person. If you haven’t already, listen to this song and go tell that person you love them (throw in a joke just to hear that laugh too).

3. “My castle crumbled overnight, I brought a knife to a gunfight, they took the crown but it’s all right” -Call It What You Want

We all know this feeling, when the world seems like it’s against us. No matter what we do, we feel like it’s wrong and our world is crashing down around us. But, no matter how bad things might seem, it is really OK. Other people do not matter, it’s as simple as that. The people who are waiting for us to fall, to take our crown from us, they do not matter one bit. It’s all about the people who are there waiting to pick you back up. So, no matter how unprepared you might feel, and no matter how hard things may be, it’s completely okay.

4. “Don’t blame me, love made me crazy. If it doesn’t you [aren’t] doing it right” -Don’t Blame Me

My favorite song from this album, which might tell you a little bit too much about me. Love can be so consuming, but honestly, it’s okay. If you don’t feel head over heels in love for the man you are with, it isn’t right. You should never settle for anything less than real, deep, love. That to me seems so self explanatory- call me crazy if you want, but I’m not going to apologize for relating to this completely.

5. “They’re burning all the witches even if you aren’t one, so light me up” -I Did Something Bad

In all honesty, people can be the absolute worst. For some reason, other people will always feel like they have a say in your life, as if it’s their right to critique or judge you. I’ve gotten to the point where I’ve realized people will insert themselves that have nothing to do with them, and you just have to roll with it. Regardless of what people say or how badly they judge you, keep moving forward and take it in stride. You’re above them, anyways.

Overall, “reputation” has proven to be T Swift’s most controversial album yet and I’m all for it. If I could quote every line from her new album, I would, but these 5 seemed the most important to me and I think every girl could use those as life mottos.

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9 Reasons Crocs Are The Only Shoes You Need

Crocs have holes so your swag can breathe.

Do you have fond childhood objects that make you nostalgic just thinking about your favorite Barbie or sequenced purse? Well for me, its my navy Crocs. Those shoes put me through elementary school. I eventually wore them out so much that I had to say goodbye. I tried Airwalks and sandals, but nothing compared. Then on my senior trip in New York City, a four story Crocs store gleamed at me from across the street and I bought another pair of Navy Blue Crocs. The rest is history. I wear them every morning to the lake for practice and then throughout the day to help air out my soaking feet. I love my Crocs so much, that I was in shock when it became apparent to me that people don't feel the same. Here are nine reasons why you should just throw out all of your other shoes and settle on Crocs.

1. They are waterproof.

These bad boys can take on the wettest of water. Nobody is sure what they are made of, though. The debate is still out there on foam vs. rubber. You can wear these bad boys any place water may or may not be: to the lake for practice or to the club where all the thirsty boys are. But honestly who cares because they're buoyant and water proof. Raise the roof.

2. Your most reliable support system

There is a reason nurses and swimming instructors alike swear by Crocs. Comfort. Croc's clogs will make you feel like your are walking on a cloud of Laffy Taffy. They are wide enough that your toes are not squished, and the rubbery material forms perfectly around your foot. Added bonus: The holes let in a nice breeze while riding around on your Razor Scooter.

3. Insane durability

Have you ever been so angry you could throw a Croc 'cause same? Have you ever had a Croc bitten while wrestling a great white shark? Me too. Have you ever had your entire foot rolled like a fruit roll up but had your Crocs still intact? Also me. All I know is that Seal Team 6 may or may not have worn these shoes to find and kill Osama Bin Laden. Just sayin'.

4. Bling, bling, bling

Jibbitz, am I right?! These are basically they're own money in the industry of comfortable footwear. From Spongebob to Christmas to your favorite fossil, Jibbitz has it all. There's nothing more swag-tastic than pimped out crocs. Lady. Killer.

5. So many options

From the classic clog to fashionable sneakers, Crocs offer so many options that are just too good to pass up on. They have fur lined boots, wedges, sandals, loafers, Maryjane's, glow in the dark, Minion themed, and best of all, CAMO! Where did your feet go?!

6. Affordable

Crocs: $30

Feeling like a boss: Priceless

7. Two words: Adventure Straps

Because you know that when you move the strap from casual mode chillin' in the front to behind the heal, it's like using a shell on Mario Cart.

8. Crocs cares

Okay, but for real, Crocs is a great company because they have donated over 3 million pairs of crocs to people in need around the world. Move over Toms, the Croc is in the house.

9. Stylish AF

The boys will be coming for you like Steve Irwin.

Who cares what the haters say, right? Wear with pride, and go forth in style.

Cover Image Credit: Chicago Tribune

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From One Nerd To Another

My contemplation of the complexities between different forms of art.


Aside from reading Guy Harrison's guide to eliminating scientific ignorance called, "At Least Know This: Essential Science to Enhance Your Life" and, "The Breakthrough: Immunotherapy and the Race to Cure Cancer" by Charles Graeber, an informative and emotional historical account explaining the potential use of our own immune systems to cure cancer, I read articles and worked on my own writing in order to keep learning while enjoying my winter break back in December. I also took a trip to the Guggenheim Museum.

I wish I was artistic. Generally, I walk through museums in awe of what artists can do. The colors and dainty details simultaneously inspire me and remind me of what little talent I posses holding a paintbrush. Walking through the Guggenheim was no exception. Most of the pieces are done by Hilma af Klint, a 20th-century Swedish artist expressing her beliefs and curiosity about the universe through her abstract painting. I was mostly at the exhibit to appease my mom (a K - 8th-grade art teacher), but as we continued to look at each piece and read their descriptions, I slowly began to appreciate them and their underlying meanings.

I like writing that integrates symbols, double meanings, and metaphors into its message because I think that the best works of art are the ones that have to be sought after. If the writer simply tells you exactly what they were thinking and how their words should be interpreted, there's no room for imagination. An unpopular opinion in high school was that reading "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne was fun. Well, I thought it was. At the beginning of the book, there's a scene where Hawthorne describes a wild rosebush that sits just outside of the community prison. As you read, you are free to decide whether it's an image of morality, the last taste of freedom and natural beauty for criminals walking toward their doom, or a symbol of the relationship between the Puritans with their prison-like expectations and Hester, the main character, who blossoms into herself throughout the novel. Whichever one you think it is doesn't matter, the point is that the rosebush can symbolize whatever you want it to. It's the same with paintings - they can be interpreted however you want them to be.

As we walked through the building, its spiral design leading us further and further upwards, we were able to catch glimpses of af Klint's life through the strokes of her brush. My favorite of her collections was one titled, "Evolution." As a science nerd myself, the idea that the story of our existence was being incorporated into art intrigued me. One piece represented the eras of geological time through her use of spirals and snails colored abstractly. She clued you into the story she was telling by using different colors and tones to represent different periods. It felt like reading "The Scarlet Letter" and my biology textbook at the same time. Maybe that sounds like the worst thing ever, but to me it was heaven. Art isn't just art and science isn't just science. Aspects of different studies coexist and join together to form something amazing that will speak to even the most untalented patron walking through the museum halls.

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