Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Now I'm Free

The other day I had Taylor Swift's "You Belong With Me" stuck in my head. Before I saw the music video, I had a real problem with the song. I thought that we weren't getting the other side of the story, and perhaps this other girl isn't really that bad. Maybe it's the guy.

Here are my alternative lyrics (written by yours truly. I know, they're amazing), which are from the other girl's perspective after Taylor Swift gets her man. They are written based on the information you get in the song, not the music video. You might have to listen to the long to sing along.


"Now He's Through With Me"

You’re on the phone with my boyfriend, you’re upset
Because he said you were fatty once again
I guess you don’t get his humor like you thought you did

You stare in his house like a typical stalker girl
Yes, your kind of music makes me wanna hurl
I hope you get his story like you thought you did

I wear short skirts, can't help I have a great bod’
I’m Cheer Captain, and you couldn’t even make the squad
I'm dreaming about the day when you wake up and find
That he’s not right for you, and you’ve been wasting all your time
If you could see that you’re so desperately needy
Stealing people’s boyfriends, you’re so greedy
You satisfied? He’s through with me, now he's through with me.

You look frumpy in your t-shirt and worn-out jeans
I can’t help thinking that your style's gonna make a change
He always liked my cute clothes, so I don’t expect
That it’ll be easy

And he’s got a smile that could light up this whole town
I know you think that I’m the one who brought him down
Now he’s yours, you know him better than me
Is he smiling? Well, just wait and see.

You’ll wear high heels, he doesn’t like sneakers
I’m Cheer Captain, you can still cheer from the bleachers
I'm dreaming about the day when you wake up and find
That he’s not right for you, and you’ve been wasting all your time
If you could see that you’re so desperately needy
Stealing people's boyfriends, you're so greedy
You satisfied? Now he’s through with me.

Standing by and waiting at his back door
All my time with him is now over
You satisfied? Now he’s through with me, now he's through with me.

Oh I remember he was driving to your house in the middle of the night.
Just thinking about it now only makes me wanna cry
You can keep his favorite songs and fulfill his crazy dreams
Think I know where I belong; think it’s gone, completely free

Can't you could see that you’re so desperately needy
Stealing people’s boyfriends, you’re so greedy
You satisfied? Now he's through with me
Standing by and waiting at his back door
All my time with him is now over
Maybe, I can go be free, I'm finally free
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