“Then on a Wednesday, in a cafe, I watched it begin again.” Taylor Swift‘s second single “Begin Again” veers away from Red’s poppy lead. Over guitar strings Swift compares the cons of the ex guy to the pros of the new one. Swift debuted the country ballad on Good Morning America yesterday as part of her Red promotional tour. At 22 the girl-next-door singer has received massive praise for her songwriting skills–where stories of heartbreak and love flow from the ink’s pen to paper. This song is exemplary of why that praise is not undeserved.
Our VH1 Storyteller (airs Sunday, November 11 at 11PM ET/PT) sings, “He didn’t like it when I wore high heels, but I do.” As much as the song is about reflection on the guy that didn’t get her vs. the guy that does, the “but I do” sounds like an a reminder to herself that what she likes is important too. “I think it’s strange that you think I’m funny ’cause he never did.” Taylor’s voice is soothing. Like confirmation that despite the love lost of the wrong person, it’s all good because in an instance it could all begin again. And the next time with the right person.
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