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Doubt–Mary J Blige+Taylor Swift    Goodbye–Avril Lavigne    Youth–Troye Sivan   Rise–Selena Gomez

For this week I picked a bunch of random songs. Usually I pick a theme but I did not today.

The first song is Doubt. This song was sang originally by Mary J. Blige. Taylor Swift got permission to sing it at her concert and invited Mary J. Blige to join her. I really fell in love with this song. Everyone doubts themselves at some point and needs a little encouragement.

Goodbye is just a sad song that I wanted to post because its pretty. Sorry.

Youth is a catchy song and it’ll ‘help you recover from the feels’ of the last one as my cousin told me.

Rise is also an inspirational song about being able to overcome. I think it goes with Doubt really well since you have to first have faith in yourself then you can Rise above your past.

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Red Prologue

“There’s an old poem by Neruda that I’ve always been captivated by, and one of the lines in it had stuck with me ever since the first time I read it. It says ‘love is so short, forgetting is so long.’ It is a line I’ve related to in my saddest moments, when I needed to know that someone else had felt that exact same way. And when we’re trying to o move on, the moments we always go back to aren’t the mundane ones. They are the moment you saw sparks that weren’t really there, felt stars aligning without having any proof, saw your future before it happened, and and then saw it slip away without any warning. These are the moments of newfound hope, extreme joy, intense passion, wisful thinking, and in some cases, the unthinkable let down. And in my mind everyone of these memories looks the same to me. I see all these moments in bright, burning RED.

My experiences in love have taught me difficult lessons, especially my experiences with crazy love. The RED relationships. The ones that went from zero to a hundred miles per hour and then hit a brick wall and exploded. And it was awful. And ridiculous. And desperate. And thrilling. And when the dust settled, it was something I’d never take back. Because there is something to be said about being young and needing someone so badly, you jump in head first without looking. And there’s something to be learned from waiting all day for a train that’s never coming. And there’s something to be proud of about moving on and realizing that real love shines brightly like starlight, and doesn’t fade or spontaneously combust. Maybe I’ll write a whole album about that kind of love if I ever find it. But this album is about the other kinds of love I’ve recently fallen in and out of. Love that was treacherous, sad, beautiful, and tragic. But most of all, this record is about love that was RED.”- Taylor Swift, The Red album Prologue

“‘Speak now or …

“‘Speak now or forever hold your peace’, the words said by preachers at the end of wedding ceremonies all over the world, right before the vows. It’s a last chance for protest, a moment that makes everyone’s heart race, and a moment I’ve always been strangely fascinated by. So many fantasize about bursting into a church, saying what they’d kept inside for years like in the movies. In real life, it rarely happens.

Real life is a funny thing, you know. In real life, saying the right thing at the right moment is beyond crucial. So crucial, in fact, that most of us start to hesitate, for fear of saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. But lately what I’ve began to fear more than that is letting the moment pass without saying anything.

I think most of us fear reaching the end of our life, and looking back regretting the moments we didn’t speak up. When we didn’t say ‘I love you’. When we should’ve said ‘I’m sorry’. When we didn’t stand up for ourselves or someone who needed help.

These songs are made up of words I didn’t say when the moment was right is front of me. These songs are open letters. Each is written with a specific person in mind, telling them what I meant to tell them in person. To the beautiful boy whose heart I broke in December. To my first love who I never thought would be my first heartbreak. To my band. To a mean man I used to be afraid of. To someone who made my world very dark for a while. To a girl who stole something of mine. To someone I forgive for what he said in front of the whole world.

Words can break someone into a million pieces, but they can also put them back together. I hope you use yours for good, because the only words you’ll regret more than the ones left unsaid are the ones you use to intentionally hurt someone.

What you say might be too much for some people. Maybe it will come out all wrong and you’ll stutter and you’ll walk away embarrased, wincing as you play it all back in your head. But I think the words you stop yourself from saying are the ones that will haunt you the longest.

So say it to them. Or say it to yourself in the mirror. Say it in a letter you’ll never send or in a book millions might read someday. I think you deserve to look back on your life without a chorus of resounding voices saying ‘I could’ve, but it’s too late now.’

There is a time for silence. There is a time waiting your turn. But if you know how you feel, and you so clearly know what you need to say, you’ll know it.

I don’t think you should wait. I think you should speak now

Love,
Taylor”-Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

Ever wonder why I like Taylor so much? Why I seem obsessed? Well, THIS is why.

“To me, FEARLES…

“To me, FEARLESS is not the absence of fear. It’s not being completely unafraid. To me, FEARLESS is having fears. FEARLESS is having doubts. Lots of them. To me, FEARLESS is living despite those things that scare you to death.FEARLESS is falling in love again even though you’ve been hurt before. FEARLESS is walking in to your freshman year at high school at fifteen. FEARLESS is getting back up and fighting for what you want over and over again….even though every time you’ve tried before you’ve lost. It’s FEARLESS to have faith that someday things will change. FEARLESS is having the courage saying goodbye to someone who only hurts you, even if you can’t breathe without them. I think it’s FEARLESS to fall for your best friend, even though he’s in love with someone else. And when someone apologizes enough times for things they’ll never stop doing, I think it’s FEARLESS to stop believing them. It’s FEARLESS to say “you’re NOT sorry” and walk away. I think loving someone despite what people think is FEARLESS. I think allowing yourself to cry on the bathroom floor is FEARLESS. Letting go is FEARLESS. Then moving on and being alright…..That’s FEARLESS too. But no matter what love throws at you, you have to believe in it. You have to believe in love stories and prince charmings and happily ever after. That’s why I right these songs. Because I think love is FEARLESS.”-Taylor Swift