Thursday, April 8, 2010

taylor sucks, taylor sucks!

Do you think these lyrics are similar? A sloppy, perhaps homely high school girl who wants a guy who is out of her league and already has a much better woman:

Girl Next Door, performed by Saving Jane (and Julie Roberts, if any of you know who that is)

Small town homecoming queen
She's the star in this scene
There's no way to deny she's lovely
Perfect skin
Perfect hair
Perfumed hearts everywhere
Tell myself that inside she's ugly
Maybe I'm just jealous
I can't help but hate her
Secretly I wonder if my boyfriend wants to date her

She's the prom queen
I'm in the marching band
She's a cheerleader
I'm sittin' in the stands
She gets the top bunk
I'm sleepin' on the floor
She's Miss America and I'm just the girl next door

Senior class president
She must be heaven sent
She was never the last one standing
A backseat debutant
Everything that you want
Never too harsh or too demanding
Maybe I'll admit it
I'm a little bitter
Everybody loves her but I just wanna hit her

She's the prom queen
I'm in the marching band
She's a cheerleader
I'm sittin' in the stands
She gets the top bunk
I'm sleepin' on the floor
She's Miss America and
I'm just the girl next door
Oh... I'm just the girl next door

I don't know why I'm feelin' sorry for myself myself myself
I spend all my time wishin' that I was someone else

She's the prom queen
I'm in the marching band
She's a cheerleader
I'm sittin in the stands
I get a little bit
she gets a little more
She's Miss America...She's Miss America
I'm just the girl next door...oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
I'm just the girl
Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah
i'm just the girl next door

* * *
You Belong with Me by Taylor Swift

You're on the phone with your girlfriend, She's upset
She's going off about something that you said
She doesn't get your humor like I do

I'm in the room, its a typical Tuesday night
I'm listening to the kind of music she doesn't like
And she'll never know your story like I do

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

If you could see that I'm the one who understands you
Been here all along so why can't you see?
You belong with me
You belong with me

Walkin' the streets with you in your worn out jeans
I cant help thinking this is how it ought to be
Laughing on the park bench thinkin' to myself
Hey isn't this easy?

And you've got a smile that could light up this whole town
I haven't seen it in awhile, since she brought you down
You say you find I know you better than that
Hey, Whatcha doing with a girl like that?

She wears high heels, I wear sneakers
She's cheer captain and I'm on the bleachers
Dreaming bout the day when you wake up and find
That what you're looking for has been here the whole time

If you could see that I'm the one who understands you
Been here all along so why can't you see?
You belong with me

Standin' by, waiting at your back door
All this time how could you not know that?
You belong with me
You belong with me

Oh I remember you driving to my house in the middle of the night
I'm the one who makes you laugh when you know you're about to cry
I know your favorite songs and you tell me about your dreams
I think I know where you belong. I think I know it's with me.

Can't you see that I'm the one who understands you?
Been here all along so why can't you see?
You belong with me

Standing by or waiting at your back door
All this time how could you not know that
You belong with me
You belong with me

Have you ever thought just maybe
You belong with me
You belong with me

* * *

OK, so the lyrics aren't exactly the same, the first one is much more concise and emotional, but this is reason #54 that I hate Taylor Swift (reasons #1-#53 include her horrible live performances, the fact that she's overrated, her immature lyrics that somehow win awards, her voice that makes me want to scratch my ears off, etc.) Why is she popular? Music is all a matter of taste and I know there's really no point arguing against Taylor Swift on here because I'm sure all of my readers love her. Everyone in the world loves her. Except me and Kanye. I love you, Kanye.


Don't bother leaving me comments about how you disagree with me, because frankly, I don't care. I will just delete them, because after all, this is my platform, and what good is having your own blog if you can't bitch and moan about things you hate every now and then? I know you all disagree with me, but I just want to get it off my chest: Taylor sucks. And every time I hear her on the radio, I nearly sprain my wrist trying to switch the station before she sings her first note. She is the antithesis of Pink for me.

P.S. Another rip off: the movie coming out "Death at a Funeral" - am I the only one that saw the one that just came out a couple years ago? Why are they remaking it already? It looks the exact same.

8 comments:

Megan said...

I couldn't agree more, Holly!

shelby said...

maybe they gave it to her to record. people do that all the time.

melinda sue said...

i like taylor and dont like pink... there are a few ways we are different, i guess. and i had that thought about the movie too... weird. movie makers suck, there are no original ideas.

Patrick said...

I was thinking the same thing, I just saw the British Death at Funeral a year or so ago, but I guess this new one has a black person in it so that makes it different

Stephen said...

2/16/10

Saving Jane’s lead singer Marti Dodson tweeted today on the buzz that Taylor Swift ripped off their song, ”Girl Next Door” not once, but twice. Besides the background track being almost identical, the lyrics are very similar as well.

This isn’t the first time Taylor Swift has had issues with taking another talent’s music and taking credit for it. Last year, Swift enjoyed Luna Halo’s song, ‘Untouchable’ so much that she asked if she could change a line of the lyrics and take credit for the song, of which she did.

shelby said...

everyone rips off everyone. and if she really did rip off the song why did it take this long for people (including the ones that wrote it) to figure it out!? im not saying she didn't rip it off but if i wrote a song and somebody copied it i'd hope i'd figure it out right away not like 2 years later.

Stephen said...

you suck

holly said...

shelby - probably because they didn't actually buy her CD because they're not 17 so they didn't discover it until it hit the radio.