With her recent album, “1989” selling more than 3.6 million copies and earning the title of top selling album of 2014, Taylor Swift has done it again. She has taken all of the emotions we have regarding our love lives (existent or non-existent) and turned them into a series of songs. One of the most popular songs on the album is Blank Space which everyone and their mothers will have stuck in their heads until the next album is released. Her clever lyrics have completely taken over Instagram captions and Twitter newsfeeds to strategically express our feelings without sounding too psychotic. Thank you Taylor, for giving us so many lines to choose from. In case anyone was wondering, this is what we’re really trying to say:
“Oh my God, look at that face, you look like my next mistake”
I find you attractive so I’m going to stalk you on social media, make sure I go to every social event you’ll be attending, and totally fall for you even though you’re probably as big of a douchebag as the last 10 guys I’ve tried this with.
“So it’s gonna be forever, or it’s gonna go down in flames”
Either we’re going to fall in love, getting married, and be together forever or we’re going to casually hook up once, I’m going to see you making out with another girl at the bar, cry in the bathroom, and hate you for the next few months. I’m 99% sure it’s going to be the second option.
“Got a long list of ex-lovers, they’ll tell you I’m insane”
If you ever for whatever reason talk to any one of my ex-boyfriends, they’ll probably tell you that I’m insane. And honestly they’re probably right.
“Oh my God, who is she? I get drunk on jealousy”
This one’s actually pretty straight forward. I want to know who the hell the girl is that constantly blows up your Facebook page and happens to be on your Snapchat best friends list. Except I don’t get drunk on jealousy. I get drunk on vodka and that just enhances the jealousy that’s pretty much already a staple in my life.
“Darling, I’m a nightmare dressed like a daydream”
I may have mastered the art of using liquid eyeliner and a curling wand but I have not yet mastered the art of controlling my emotions after a few glasses of wine.
“‘Cause you know I love the players, and you love the game”
I constantly make terrible decisions and fall for all of the wrong kinds of people and I’m sure you’re probably entertained at the paragraph-long drunk text I send you every Friday night. Or maybe you’re not, I don’t know. But that and Ambien help me sleep at night.
“Boys only want love if it’s torture, don’t say I didn’t, say I didn’t warn ya”
Girls only want boys that they can’t have and boys only want girls that they can’t have and therefore, nothing ever works out unless you’re one of the few fortunate souls that have defied this basic rule of college love. Call me espresso, because I am bitter.
“But I’ve got a blank space, baby and I’ll write your name”
Honestly, I’m not entirely sure what exactly she’s referring to here but it sounds intriguing..