For those of you who have spent any time with me, you’ll know I am a huge Taylor Swift fan. And proud of it! I’ve been wanting to do a series for a long time around her songs and what they mean to me- and how I interpret them. Basically, how her songs relate to an event in my life.
There are quotes from the song below. I’ve underlined them so you know they aren’t my words!
First up: Cruel Summer (from Lover)
It was the summer before I turned 17. The first time we met, we were in a friends driveway. We went outside and there you were, tall, dark and handsome. And you drove a jeep. I was my usual quiet self but oh boy did I think you were amazing. You know I caught that fever dream.
You gave off a bad boy vibe. I bought it. I spent that summer praying my friends would say we’re hanging out with you and your boys. I was dreaming in the quiet of the night that you and I would be driving through the night with the top down.
I would cry like a baby when you kissed another girl in front of me. devils roll the dice. Angels roll their eyes. And oh were you the devil. Even though we weren't an item, I knew that you wanted me as much as I wanted you.
That night we connected at Columbine Park, we were playing frisbee and you helped me up. The shape of your body, the feeling you gave me. Unbreakable heaven.
I didn’t want to keep a secret just to keep you. Sneaking into the bathroom at a high school party to kiss. Driving down from college to spend the night. Not ever talking about what this was. Would we have just screwed it up? did we not try?
It’s a cruel summer.
I tried again, over 15 years later. I was too late. It was blue, this feeling I got. It’s cool. We had no rules and we had two amazing summers.
I loved you, ain’t that the worst thing you ever heard? He looks up, grinning like the devil.