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Naranasan mo na bang lumalang ng istorya kahit na batid mong sa simula pa lang ay wala ka namang mabubuong katapusan?

Minsan talaga sa buhay ay may mga pagkakataong susugal ka sa idinidikta ng panahon. May kakatok sa iyong pintuan, tapos iyo namang pagbubuksan. At dahil sa husay niyang makitungo, mapapaisip ka at magpapatangay. Sasabihin mo, “marahil posible ito.” Ngunit… ito ay para lamang pala sa kanyang pansariling kasiyahan. Sumali ka sa paborito niyang laro kahit na batid mong talo ka dito sapagkat siya’y dalubhasa sa larong pinasok mo.

Sino ngayon ang tanga? E di ikaw na umasa.

 

 

I Knew You Were Trouble Lyrics:

Once upon time
A few mistakes ago
I was in your sights
You got me alone
You found me
You found me
You found me

I guess you didn’t care
And I guess I liked that
And when I fell hard
You took a step back
Without me, without me, without me

And he’s long gone
When he’s next to me
And I realize the blame is on me

Chorus:
Cause I knew you were trouble when you walked in
So shame on me now
Flew me to places i’d never been
So you put me down oh
I knew you were trouble when you walked in
So shame on me now
Flew me to places i’d never been
Now i’m lying on the cold hard ground
Oh, oh, trouble, trouble, trouble
Oh, oh, trouble, trouble, trouble

No apologies
He’ll never see you cry
Pretend he doesn’t know
That he’s the reason why
You’re drowning, you’re drowning, you’re drowning

And I heard you moved on
From whispers on the street
A new notch in your belt
Is all I’ll ever be
And now I see, now I see, now I see
He was long gone
When he met me
And I realize the joke is on me

(Repeat Chorus)
When your saddest fear comes creeping in
That you never loved me or her or anyone or anything
Yeah

I knew you were trouble when you walked in
So shame on me now
Flew me to places i’d never been
So you put me down oh
I knew you were trouble when you walked in
So shame on me now
Flew me to places i’d never been
Now i’m lying on the cold hard ground
Oh, oh, trouble, trouble, trouble
Oh, oh, trouble, trouble, trouble

I knew you were trouble when you walked in
Trouble, trouble, trouble
I knew you were trouble when you walked in
Trouble, trouble, trouble!

Minsa’y may pag-ibig na darapo sa iyong puso. Iwawaksi mo ito ngunit magpupumilit pa ring maging bahagi ng iyong mundo. Magpapatangay ka’t malulunod kalaunan. At kapag natagpuan mo na ang sarili sa kanya, tsaka mo malalaman na… wala palang bukas para sa inyong dalawa.

Tunghayan ang pinili kong kanta pa sa araw na ito- Brown Eyes mula kay Lady Gaga. Hindi ito ang higit na popular na awitin ni Gaga. Gayunpaman, ito ang aking pinakapaboritong awitin mula sa kanya. Ang musika, instrumento at mga linya ng kanta ay tila ba may talim na tatagos sa kailaliman ng iyong kamalayan at kaluluwa.

 

Brown Eyes Lyrics:

In your brown eyes, walked away
In your brown eyes, couldn’t stay
In your brown eyes, you watch her go

And turn the record on
And wonder what went wrong
What went wrong

If everything was everything
But everything is over
Everything could be everything
If only we were older

Guess it’s just a silly song about you
And how I lost you
And your brown eyes

In your brown eyes, I was feeling low
Cause they’re brown eyes and you never know
Got some brown eyes, but a soft face

I knew that it was wrong
So baby, turn the record on
Play that song

Where everything was everything
But everything is over
Everything could be everything
If only we were older

I guess it’s just a silly song about you
And how I lost you
And your brown eyes

Brown eyes

Everything was everything
But baby it’s the last show
Everything could be everything
But it’s time to say goodbye so
Get your last fix, and your last hit
Grab your old girl with her new tricks

Honey yeah, it’s no surprise
I got lost in your brown eyes

In your brown eyes
Brown, brown eyes
Your brown eyes
Brown, brown eyes
Got some brown eyes
Brown, brown eyes
Your brown eyes

 

 

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4 Albums of Taylor

I listed my top 10 all time favourite Taylor Swift songs. It is not based on the number of YouTube hits, or the number of downloads, or the number of awards the song had received. I knew her music (released or unreleased)  ‘cause I’m a certified Swiftie here. 😉 By the way, today marks her 24th birthday! Maligayang kaarawan Tay!

Here it goes.

TOP 10

ENCHANTED

There I was again tonight
Forcing laughter, faking smiles
Same old tired lonely place
Walls of insincerity,
Shifting eyes and vacancy
Vanished when I saw your face
All I can say is it was enchanting to meet you

Sometimes, this preconceived idea of another dull gathering can turn out to be the highlight of our day. Just like this song, which based on my searching prowess is for Adam of Owl City. Enchanted is basically about the feeling of liking someone but feeling frustrated at the same time for not knowing if it’ll be reciprocated.

TOP 9

SPEAK NOW

I am not the kind of girl
Who should be rudely barging in on a white veil occasion
But you are not the kind of boy
Who should be marrying the wrong girl

I like Taylor’s vocal here. Not her normal type of voice. This song is about her game plan if she’ll come to be in a position of watching the man she loves marrying the wrong woman. It’s a question of whether should I speak now or forever hold my peace? Obviously, Tay chooses the former.

TOP 8

MEAN

You, with your words like knives
And swords and weapons that you use against me
You have knocked me off my feet again
Got me feeling like I’m nothing

You, with your switching sides
And your wildfire lies and your humiliation
You have pointed out my flaws again
As if I don’t already see them

Critics said that Taylor can’t sing. As a result, she won two Grammys for this song. Is it her way of saying this song goes out for you?  Although I agree that her vocal is not really strong. But like she said, she’s a writer. So her voice is just a way to get those lyrics across. So don’t be mean people.

And what I love most about this song is the fact that it was released at the time when I was searching for an outlet to describe those bad creatures in my world. Good timing. Haha.

 

TOP 7

PICTURE TO BURN

State the obvious, I didn’t get my perfect fantasy
I realize you love yourself more than you could ever love me
So go and tell your friends that I’m obsessive and crazy
That’s fine I’ll tell mine that you’re gay!

I can never imagine Taylor Swift being soooo mean. But I think sometimes it’s okay not to be toooo nice. Especially if the other person just pushes you to give what they deserve. And I cannot agree more when she said that, “I really do try to be a nice person… but if you break my heart, hurt my feelings, or are really mean to me, I’m going to write a song about you. Haha. This song is the perfect example.”

Agree!

 

TOP 6

YOU BELONG WITH ME

But she wears short skirts
I wear t-shirts
She’s cheer captain
And I’m on the bleachers
Dreaming about the day when you wake up and find
That what you’re looking for has been here the whole time

This is definitely one of her most successful single and her most watched YouTube video. If you’re a girl it is so easy to get hook to this hairbrush song. Especially living in today’s world, when the “why is she almost perfect?” is everywhere to be seen. In the television, magazines, internet and billboards. Felt like picture perfect girl is hunting you saying “I’m everything and you’re nothing.”

So here is Taylor Swift song expressing what came through in our mind in one way or another.

I definitely love how Taylor played with those words. It’s fun to sing those lyrics, definitely catchy and appealing.

 

TOP 5

THE WAY I LOVED YOU

But I miss screaming and fighting and kissing in the rain
And it’s 2am and I’m cursing your name
You’re so in love that you act insane
And that’s the way I loved you 

This song is about being in a comfortable, fairytale type of relationship with a very nice guy… but you feel nothing. So there you were in a relationship but your heart is wandering somewhere thinking about this crazy, complicated and impossible man.

I love this song because the feeling is so real. And as complicated as I am, I cannot imagine myself without those complications in my relationship. I learn to grow through it so would my crazy, complicated and impossible relationship.

Sometimes we create this idea of “perfect relationship” only to realize that in perfection, happiness is not guaranteed.

 

TOP  4

22

We’re happy free confused and lonely at the same time
It’s miserable and magical

This song was released when I was 22 years old. But that’s not the reason why I love this song.  The reason is because it somehow speaks about being at this stage of life.

My favourite lyrics would be happy, free, confused and lonely at the same time. Four contrasting words contained in a single feeling. I believe that absolute feeling cannot be achieved cause it will always be a combination of everything. Like when you’re excited, you might be feeling nervous too. Or happy but discontented at the same time. So yes, it’s possible to have different feelings all at the same time.

 

TOP 3

FEARLESS

We’re drivin’ down the road
I wonder if you know
I’m tryin’ so hard not to get caught up now
But you’re just so cool
Run your hands through your hair
Absent mindedly makin’ me want you

Tay wrote this song when she’s not dating anyone. This is her ideal kind of date. And the hidden message of this song is “I loved you before I met you.”

So “Fearless” is basically about fearlessness of falling in love. Regardless of how many relationships you had. And despite the number of times that you have been hurt. Take heart. Cause you will fall in love again. And when you do. I tell you, it’s fearless.

 

TOP 2

NEVER GROW UP

Oh darling, don’t you ever grow up
Don’t you ever grow up, just stay this little
Oh darling, don’t you ever grow up
Don’t you ever grow up, it could stay this simple
I won’t let nobody hurt you, won’t let no one break your heart
And no one will desert you
Just try to never grow up, never grow up

It’s not that I don’t really wanna grow up. It’s just that I want to forever be my mother’s child.

Whenever I hear this song, it puts me in melancholy mode. Cause when pressure, anxiety and expectations in life come without mercy I can only count on my Mama as my constant ally. Things are simpler when we’re younger, we always say. But gone are the days when eat, play and sleep are just our usual concern.

So this song is the expression of the other side of me. That though other people regard me as a grown up lady, time still comes when I just want to be my mother’s little child again.

 

TOP 1

OUR SONG

Our song is the slamming screen door,
Sneakin’ out late, tapping on your window
When we’re on the phone and you talk real slow
’cause it’s late and your mama don’t know
Our song is the way you laugh
The first date: “Man, I didn’t kiss her, when I should have”
And when I got home … ‘fore I said amen
Asking God if He could play it again

“Play it again” is the last line of the chorus. As a result, I kept on playing it over and over again as it became my Taylor Swift’s favourite song and my ringing tone for three years now. How’s that?

There’s nothing really deep about this song or something I could identify with, but the totality or the individuality of “Our Song” is something special. I love the combination of words, the music and the instruments. It’s a feel good song that you would want to sing along with and play all over again.

 

Honourable mention:

Should’ve Said No

All Too Well

A Place in This World

 

 

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