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Nobody was aware of this, but the last few days I’ve been in some sort of funk. This isn’t the first time I’ve been in a funk and I doubt it would be the last, but I really do hate being in said funk. I spend my days doing nothing, stuffing myself with sweets and reblogging on Tumblr like there’s no tomorrow.
Oh, and I read the off fanfiction every now and then.
I’m not saying I’m easily susceptible to funks, but it should be considered that as of the 11th of February, my school was out for a half-term break meaning no school, no set daily schedule and no actual work to do for good-for-nothing layabouts like me. Hence the funk — I like the work funk, don’t you?
Don’t get me wrong, the teachers assigned homework to be done, but who does that at home? That’s what free lessons and Private Study hours are for!
Anyway, the reason I find myself sinking into funks is because when I do eventually get out of them — and I do get out of them, believe me — whatever the reason I “get out” of it is well worth the trouble. The feeling is akin to being saved from drowning just when you feel like giving up. Or something like that, anyway.
I doubt I’m not explaining myself very well, am I? *le sigh* Either way, what took me out of this most recent funk was this:
There’s nothing like an upbeat, bubbly Swift song to bring someone out of a funk — oh wait, this song doesn’t sound very upbeat… or bubbly. In fact, it sounds a bit sad. Painful. Poignant. It reeks heavily of angst, which is understandable because it’s part of the upcoming Hunger Games movie soundtrack and from what I know of it, it’s very angst-y and full of young adult drama.
I wouldn’t know; I haven’t read the books.
And so I owe my current state of alertness to Ms Swift and the lovely couple from The Civil Wars. Thank you so much! Now I can concentrate on those math equation my teachers assigned to me — not!
I’ve been in love with this song ever since I’ve first laid eyes on it (so to speak). I love the bittersweet regret of a lost love, and every time I listen to this song — which isn’t that often because it has the power to depress me slightly — I can’t help but think of possibilities for stories. What ifs. And you know, it’s impossible to resist a what if.
When I watched the corresponding video for this song, I felt satisfaction that one of my what ifs has come true. I knew the guy died and had not just upped Katy’s character and left. Otherwise, the regret won’t be as poignant. I know it’s very morbid of me to he happy that the guy ded… but for the sake of a story, I think it’s all right.
Anyway, the music video disappointed me slightly. Seeing senior citizen Katy Perry just didn’t work for me. I think it was the hair XD Comparing the video to ‘Thinking if You’ it simply didn’t mesh well with me. But oh, I love love love young Katy’s hairdo!! ^__^
I can’t say I was immediately ‘hooked’ to this song upon hearing it for the first time. You’ve got to admit though that the chorus, despite the generous use of expletives, is pretty catchy. So catchy, in fact, that it has been running laps in my mind the past few hours. I think I broke the replay button…
- Avril Lavigne’s New Song “Wish You Were Here” (yuikolyrics.wordpress.com)
- Avril Lavigne Denies She’s Pregnant (socialitelife.com)
- Watch Avril Lavigne’s Wish You Were Here Official Video Right Here! (perezhilton.com)
Sweetness in a bottle.
Random thought: I know Adam Young is just featured in this song, but I can’t help but wonder that if he and Taylor Swift got together — as in really get together and not just sing about each other — then their kids would be really, really sweet. Just a random thought, you know.
Dear Jessie J,
About your new music video… I quite like it, even though gloating about your success to those who picked on you in primary school seems a tad harsh to me. (But after all, revenge is a dish best served cold, right?)
I know the song’s supposed to be motivational, and it is a little bit, but sounds kind of negative to me. It focuses on the fact that compared to your old classmates, you’re the most successful and you’re rubbing it in their faces. Not a personality trait that I’d like to promote, but it’s understandable. You can’t be human without feeling that emotion every once in a while.
My favourite part of the video is the little girl you got playing a younger version of you. Where did you get here? She’s very talented. And I just can’t seem to wrap my head around the idea that your hair is natural. How do you manage to make it look like that?
from one of your fans
PS. Have you got anything against the colour pink? I do as well… =P
I haven’t been online recently, so I’m not sure exactly when this music video was released — I didn’t even know that another music video was being released. I thought the video montage of Taylor’s past concerts was the music video for this song but hey, I’m not complaining. I liked it and all, but honestly, I think I prefer this new one better.
What can I say? I like me a juicy plot line… Not that I have anything against video montages, which I don’t. ^__^
PS. Did you hear? Ms. Swift received six awards at the Teen Choice Awards! I’m so proud for her! Of course, I’m more proud of the Harry Potter franchise, which received a whopping seven. Must be a lucky number or something…
The ‘mean’ music video premieres on CMT in a half hour here in Nashville! 10pm eastern, 9pm central!
I’ve never really appreciated Twitter as much as I do now. That quote up there is from Taylor Swift herself. She tweeted that a couple hours ago… yesterday, I think. I’m an avid fan of hers and I adore her songs and their respective music videos. Mean is one of the first songs I’ve heard from her new album, Speak Now, and I absolutely, positively love it. It’s pretty inspiring, telling the doubter that she, Taylor, would be big someday and all that he’ll “ever be is mean.”
It’s a nice video. My favorite part is the little girl, because it shows that Taylor — her journey to stardom and success despite everything — has made it; she has accomplished her dreams. It’s inspiring, not only to the girl, but to everyone else who watches it as well. Watch the music video here:
Of course, having seen her performance in the ACM awards before the music video, I can’t help but notice the similarities. (Are they wearing the same clothes??) But, I suppose it was meant to be like that. Watch the performance here: