Mine was released several weeks ago as as single. Being a fan of Taylor Swift, I quickly downloaded it, and instantly had a new favorite song.
I have not always been a fan of Taylor Swift, though. In fact, it wasn't until last year that I started liking her. Before then I had thought she was just another annoying teen star - like Miley Cyrus. It wasn't until I really listened to the lyrics of Love Story that I began to like her.
And said, marry me Juliet
You'll never have to be alone
I love you and that's all I really know
I talked to your dad, go pick out a white dress
It's a love story baby just say yes.
I thought it was cool that Romeo talked to her dad, and that the song ended with them engaged instead of just getting together. I liked Love Story that that was "the only one."
Well, one lead to two, which led to three and the next thing I know I like her entire two albums and am anxiously counting down the days till her third is released - something I haven't done since And Winter Came... by Enya came out two years ago.
And, also like Enya, it's not the just music I like about Taylor Swift - I like her. She does what she loves because she loves it and because she loves it she does well and is successful. She sings about boys a little too much for my taste, but she says she doesn't need a boy friend and is happy single - she also won't put up with dating jerky boys. She's 5' 11" and still isn't afraid to wear tall heels - something I'm shy of doing at just 5' 8"!
All and all she is a huge inspiration to me. She's far from perfect, I know, but I admire her attitude.