Taylor Swift and I lead pretty different lives. She doesn’t host trivia or have a blog or drop her phone twelve times a day, at least as far as I know. She has a cat and way more followers on Instagram than I do. But today I discovered that T Swizzle and I actually do have something more in common than a sorted dating history.
We both felt the same way when we moved to New York City – like NYC had been waiting for us to arrive, like we would change the second we moved here, like we belonged. Tay Tay’s new track, “Welcome to New York,” from her forthcoming album, 1989, touches on this feeling of arriving in the city where you’ve been dying to live, while learning to accept that the city is not always going to love you back as much as you love it.
“Everybody here wanted something more,
Searching for a sound we hadn’t heard before”
“Welcome to New York, it’s been waiting for you”
“Everybody here was someone else before”
“The lights are so bright but they never blind me”
“Like any great love, it keeps you guessing,
Like any real love, it’s ever-changing,
Like any true love, it drives you crazy,
But you know you wouldn’t change anything”