13 Meaningful Taylor Swift Songs People Should Listen To Before Judging Her

13 Meaningful Taylor Swift Songs People Should Listen To Before Judging Her

An artist is more than their singles, biased headlines, and, most importantly, their reputation.

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It's 2019, which means it's past time to stop forming opinions based on the gossip columns and news sites you follow. It's totally okay to dislike an artist's music simply because it's not for you, but slamming it based off of what other people say about it is lazy and unfair. I enjoy Taylor's music because 1: She is a talented writer and entertainer (400+ awards and sold-out shows to prove it) and 2: She isn't afraid to be vulnerable when it comes to songwriting.

I can't speak for her as a person because I don't know her. It's her music that matters to me and it's frustrating when talent is overshadowed by rumors and cynics. Here are a few meaningful Taylor Swift songs to listen to where that talent is showcased in a genuine way.

1. "Starlight"

"Don't you see the starlight, starlight? Don't you dream impossible things?"

I personally consider "Starlight" one of Taylor's most underrated songs, even by her fans. The song is inspired by the romance between Ethel Kennedy and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, the grandparents of her ex-boyfriend Conor Kennedy. It's hopelessly dreamy, romantic, and bound to get you in a reminiscing mood.

2. "Fearless"

"And I don't know why but with you I'd dance in a storm in my best dress, fearless"

Definitely the anthem of young love and a reminder to never let the rain stop you from living in the moment.

3. "Ours"

"So don't you worry your pretty little mind/People throw rocks at things that shine"

Yet again more proof that Taylor writes more about love than she does about breaking up with someone.

4. "All Too Well"

"Well, maybe we got lost in translation, maybe I asked for too much/But maybe this thing was a masterpiece 'til you tore it all up"

Writing and performance-wise, this song is a masterpiece. In both the live and recorded versions, the pain and raw emotion are heard in the way Taylor performs this song. It's heartbreaking and exquisite to every degree.

5. "Back To December"

"And then the cold came, the dark days when fear crept into my mind/You gave me all your love and all I gave you was goodbye"

A song where she actually apologizes to an ex. Bet you've never heard of this one before ;)

6. "Innocent"

"I hope you remember today is never too late to be brand new"

Kanye conflict aside, it takes a lot of guts as a teenager to write a song forgiving someone who takes your moment away on live television. A classy move that social media truly overlooked.

7. "Begin Again"

"I've been spending the last eight months thinking all love ever does is break and burn and end/But on a Wednesday in a cafe, I watched it begin again"

This is a gorgeous song about coming out of a suffocating relationship, too worn out to try again until that special person shows up and helps you believe in love again. Absolutely adore this one.

8. "Stay Stay Stay"

"All those times that you didn't leave/It's been occurring to me I'd like to hang out with you for my whole life"

There's a 99.9% chance that you'll smile at least once while listening to "Stay Stay Stay".

9. "Ronan"

"Come on baby with me, we're gonna fly away from here/You were my best four years"

Taylor wrote this song after reading a blog by Maya Thompson, a woman who lost her four-year-old son, Ronan, to childhood cancer. It's a beautiful, heart-wrenching tribute that deserves to be heard by more people.

10. "Red"

"Losing him was blue like I'd never known/Missing him was dark grey all alone"

Taylor's most *colorful* song to date.

11. "I Almost Do"

"And I confess, babe, in my dreams your touching my face/And asking me if I wanna try again with you"

That feeling when you want to reach out to someone from your past but the fear of repeating a painful history holds you back. It's a universal sensation we know all too well.

12. "Welcome To New York"

"The lights are so bright but they never blind me"

Imagine the electric pulse of New York City captured within a single song and you have "Welcome To New York". This is one of Taylor's most upbeat, carefree, and hardest to hate songs.

13. "Clean"

"Rain came pouring down when I was drowning/That's when I could finally breathe"

If I could only listen to one of her songs for the rest of my life, it would be "Clean". Lyrically, it's a vibrant, visually-packed song that describes the slow, painful process of picking yourself up again after a relationship ends.

But, at the end of the day, if you're still a hater it's okay.


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80 Nicki Minaj Lyrics Perfect For Instagram Captions

"Yo, you seen my last pic, go double-tap that for me."
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Nicki Minaj lets the world know about her amazing Instagram skills in Beyonce's "Flawless," when she raps "Instagram another flawless pic." Do you have a #Flawless Instagram picture but need a clever caption to go with it? The Queen of Rap has plenty of Insta-worthy song lyrics.

*(Some lyrics have been edited to keep this article "PG". Feel free to look up the real Nicki Minaj lyrics if you hate the radio edit.)


When you want to diss a hater:

    1. "You couldn't get a fan if it was hangin' from the ceilin."
    2. "I'm throwing shade like it's sunny."
    3. "I'm in my own lane, you ain't in my category."
    4. "These (girls) couldn’t test me even if their name was Pop Quiz."
    5. "Yo, people will love you and support you when it's beneficial. I'ma forgive, I won't forget, but I'ma dead the issue."
    6. "Not that I don't got good vision, but I don't see competition."
    7. "I’m Angelina, you Jennifer. Come on (girl), you see where Brad at."
    8. "I look like "yes" and you look like "no"."
    9. "But if you're ugly it's a no text zone."
    10. "If you are my rival, then that means you're suicidal."
    11. "Shout out to my haters, Sorry that you couldn't faze me."
    12. "Trash talk to 'em then I put 'em in a Hefty."
    13. "Like I mean I don't even know why you girls bother at this point. Like give up, it's me, I win, you lose."
    14. "All these haters mad because I'm so established."
    15. "Competition? why yes I would love some."

















When you want to tell people how awesome you are:

    16. "If I'm fake I ain't notice, cause my money ain't."
    17. "You can hate me, but why knock my hustle? I'ma be the queen, no matter how they shuffle."
    18. "Let me make this clear, I’m not difficult, I’m just ’bout my business."
    19. "I'm feelin' myself."
    20. "Excuse me honey, but nobody's in my lane."
    21. "Put me on a dollar cause I'm who they trust in."
    22. "I don’t say “Hi”, I say “Keys to the Benz.”"
    23. "I've been hot since flip phones" "Running this game for 5 years. Guess that's why my feet hurt."
    24. "Hotter than a middle eastern climate."
    25. "My money’s so tall that my Barbies gotta climb it."
    26. "No, I'm not lucky, I'm blessed, yes."
    27."I ain't gotta compete with a single soul."
    28. "'X' in the box, cause ain't nobody checking me."
    29."Excuse me, I'm sorry, I'm really such a lady."
    30. "Honestly I gotta stay as fly as I can be."














When you're hanging with your clique:

    31. "Cherish these nights, cherish these people. Life is a movie, but there will never be a sequel."
    32. "I’m with some hood girls lookin’ back at it."
    33. "We dope girls, we flawless. We the poster girls for all this."
    34. "Pretty gang, always keep them (boys) on geek."
    35. "The night is still young, and so are we!"
    36. "If you ain’t on the team, you playin’ for team D, ’Cause we A-listers, we paid sisters."
    37. "Pretty (girls) only could get in my posse."
    38. "Cause we the mean girls, y-yes we so fetch."
    39. "We fresh to death, down to the shoes."
    40. "Ain't at no wedding but all my girls cake tops."
    41. "Got a whole bunch of pretty gang in my clique."
    42. "Clap for the heavyweight champ, me, But I couldn't do it all alone, WE."
    43. "Put your drinks up, It's a celebration every time we link up."
    44. "I'm with some flawless (girls) because they be mobbin' pretty."


















When you're hanging with your significant other:

    45. "He tryna kick it like a ninja."
    46. "He could tell that I was wifey material."
    47. "Ayo, I just wanna be your first go to."
    48. "You got spark, you, you got spunk. You, you got something all the girls want."
    49. Find me in the dark, I'll be in the stars, Find me in your heart, I'm in need of your love."
    50. "They holler at me, but it's you, you."
    51. "I'm not living right, I’m not living if you’re not by my side."
    52. "I just wanna be somebody that can add to, your wife, be a friend, be a teacher and a fan, too."
    53. "I just wanna be your favorite."
    54. "He was the realest, I was the baddest, we was the illest."
    55. "I know you can save me and make me feel alive."
    56. "Yes I'll be your girl, forever your lady, You ain't ever gotta worry, I'm down for you baby."
    57. "Baby you my everything, You all I ever wanted."

















When you're single and loving it:

    58. "You could be the king, but watch the queen conquer!"
    59. "Thats why I'm crowned queen, and I ain't looking for the prom king."
    60. "I like independent, like July 4th."
    61. "I ain't never need a man, to take care of me."
    62. "He be like, "Yo, you so legendary", But he can tell just by my face he ain't getting any."
    63. "I am not Jasmine, I am Aladdin."
    64. "I don't even brake when I'm backing up, I'll swerve on a (boy) if he acting up."
    65. "So many boys in here where do I begin?"











When you're just living life:

    66. "I never worry, life is a journey. I just wanna enjoy the ride."
    67. "Tonight is the night that I'ma get twisted."
    68. "I’mma keep it movin', be classy and graceful."
    69. "So make sure the stars is what you aim for, make mistakes though."
    70. "And we gon' hangover the next day. But we will remember this day."
    71. "My only motto in my life is don't lose."
    72. "Take me, or leave me, I'll never be perfect. Believe me, I'm worth it."
    73. "I believe that life is a prize, but to live doesn't mean you're alive."
    74. "I wish that I could have this moment for life."
    75. "If I scream, if I cry, It's only 'cause I feel alive."
    76. "I can't believe it, it's so amazing. This club is heating, this party's blazing.""
    77. "It's so amazing, I figured out this world is ours for the taking."
    78. "I am not a girl that can ever be defined."
    79. "I got next, I'm gonna shine."
    80. "This is my moment I just feel so alive."















Cover Image Credit: Nicki Minaj

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Why People Should Stop Freaking Out About The New Bachelor Being A Virgin

We get it. Colton is a virgin. What's the big deal?

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So, the premiere of ABC's "The Bachelor" just recently aired, and the amount of times that someone (either Chris Harrison or any of the 30 women) mentioned the fact that Colton is a virgin astounded me. I found myself actually rolling my eyes the more it was mentioned.

We get it. We had to deal with the drama and controversy surrounding this fact practically all during Becca's season of "The Bachelorette", and then round 2 on "Bachelor in Paradise". Enough is enough. The man is a virgin. Let's get over it and enjoy the already drama filled season without that unnecessary and annoying aspect added into it.

Hopefully these women can find something else about Colton to talk about and be interested in, or else this season will get really annoying really fast. If he decides to lose his virginity in the fantasy suites this season, good for him. If not, good for him. It doesn't matter. At least, it shouldn't, in terms of the viewers and women having expectations of Colton.

I understand these women are going into this looking for a husband in Colton, and physical intimacy is a huge part of that for many women. However, that doesn't mean he's any less of a man because he's made the decision to wait for who he feels is important enough to him to share that moment with.

This show isn't about hooking Colton up so that someone can claim the prize of being the one to take his virginity. It's his hope of finding love, and there's a lot more to love than just the physical aspect of it. Which is why I think we, as viewers, and the women dating him, need to let it go and actually worry about getting close to him emotionally above anything else.

The way that this premiere was portrayed, it makes it seem like the only thing that some of these women are interested in is taking Colton's virginity, or just making fun of it, in a sense, by questioning why he is a virgin. It's his decision, a conscious decision that he made. So why is he being judged for that? Just because the whole world now knows? Who cares?

Also, can I just say, it's also really not cool how the women of this season are claiming they can't believe that Colton is a virgin simply because he's so "hot". I'm pretty sure that being attractive doesn't automatically make you not a virgin. People make choices, and Colton just happened to make a different choice then, apparently, many other people his age have made.

I hope that this season lets go of this old aspect that they think makes the show more dramatic, but instead makes it annoying, because it's taking an issue that shouldn't be a big deal at all to us as viewers, and making it into a huge, dramatic deal. Colton has even been given the unofficial title of "The First Virgin Bachelor".

Why does that matter? In terms of him being the Bachelor, it shouldn't. Just let the man get his chance at finding love. Hopefully, these women will ease up a little throughout the season and let Colton be confident and comfortable in his own personal choices. If they truly want to get to know him and fall in love with him, they should trust that Colton can make the adult decision if he wants to lose his virginity this season and to whom.

Colton shouldn't at all feel pressured to lose his virginity just because he is a good looking man who is looking to marry. Nobody should ever feel pressured to make that big of a decision, especially when it's more of a choice that affects them personally, and not anyone around them.

Hopefully, this season, Colton finds a woman that can respect and understand that. Hopefully, we can all learn to respect and understand that people make their choices for their own reasons, and most of the time, it's none of our business.

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