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    A Closer Look at Taylor Swift’s Positive Message

    Nicole introduced Taylor Swift’s song “Ours” to you girls a couple months ago. Here I’d like to talk about the wonderful lyrics in this song and how Taylor is a living example of a beautiful, humble and successful girl who’s a great role model for teens!

    Swift is an amazing songwriter, singer and artist. She has made her way to the top, but has risen with dignity and class. Swift is a great role model and writes songs with fun, relatable, and creative lyrics.

    Her newest song “Ours” is so catchy and great to sing along to! My favorite line is, “Don’t you worry  your pretty little mind, people throw rocks at things that shine…but they can’t take what’s ours…”

    Check out the music video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ux2k07ToaRA

    Swift’s lyrics are so different than those of most “pop icons” in the industry right now. She is a shining star who stands out among the others. Here are her creative lyrics to “Ours”:

    Elevator buttons and morning air
    Strangers’ silence makes me want to take the stairs
    If you were here we’d laugh about their vacant stares
    But right now my time is theirs

    Seems like there’s always someone who disapproves
    They’ll judge it like they know about me and you
    And the verdict comes from those with nothing else to do
    The jury’s out, my choice is you

    Chorus: So don’t you worry your pretty little mind
    People throw rocks at things that shine
    And life makes love look hard
    The stakes are high, the water’s rough
    But this love is ours

    You never know what people have up their sleeves
    Ghosts from your past gonna jump out at me
    Lurking in the shadows with their lip gloss smiles
    But I don’t care ’cause right now you’re mine…

    And it’s not theirs to speculate
    If it’s wrong and
    Your hands are tough
    But they are where mine belong and
    I’ll fight their doubt and give you faith
    With this song for you

    ‘Cause I love the gap between your teeth
    And I love the riddles that you speak
    And any snide remarks from my father about your tattoos will be ignored
    ‘Cause my heart is yours

    So don’t you worry your pretty little mind
    People throw rocks at things that shine
    And life makes love look hard
    Don’t you worry your pretty little mind
    People throw rocks at things that shine
    But they can’t take what’s ours
    They can’t take what’s ours

    The stakes are high, the water’s rough
    But this love is ours

    Not only is Taylor Swift talented and motivated, but also she’s down to earth. Taylor makes video blogs and loves catching up with her fans on her website and through social media. I love how humble and real she is. Take a look at one of her video blogs!

    Watch this video of Taylor when she is waiting to see the CMA nominations:

    Taylor’s fans talk about how she is an inspiration and how she impacts them in between takes of “Enchanted” live.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oU6PlM81vp8

    What is your favorite Taylor Swift song?

    Christi Given
    Christi Givenhttp://www.christigiven.com
    Christi Given is a former Trinity Broadcasting Network host for the JUCE TV NETWORK, and has been featured on the Hillsong Channel. Her passion is to reach the youth with the Gospel and her music. Given has been writing for Project Inspired since 2011, and hopes to encourage the younger generation in their faith.

    40 COMMENTS

    1. I love that song so much. It’s so true too…my favorite part is “And any snide remarks from my father about your tattoos will be ignored, ’cause my heart is yours”. I love all her songs…but my favorite is Love Story, the story of my life <3

    2. I absolutely love,love,LOVE Taylor!I’m a huge fan! I got to go to her Speak Now concert for my bday and she was amazing!And I absolutely love Ours. Such an amazing song and a cute music video!

    3. My favorite is Change! It totally reminds me of the Anti Cosmo mission. Here are some lyrics:
      “We can walk away, say we don’t need this. But there’s something in your eyes that says we can beat this, cuz these things will change!”
      Love it 🙂

    4. AAAHH I’m so glad you posted this! I LOVE Taylor Swift. She’s so encouraging and makes me wanna get back up every time I get hurt. My absolute favorite song by her is I’d Lie. I even learned the Sign Language for it(:

    5. I LOVE TAYLOR SWIFT!!! She is my role model! She is my inspiration! I started writing songs because of her! I don’t have a favorite song of hers, because I love all of them! She is so amazing, and so sweet, and so kind! I will always love Tay! 🙂

    6. “Ours” is a beautiful song! soundtrack to my life 😉 I also love the duet Taylor did a few years ago with the band Boys Like Girls called “Two is Better than One”. It’s so pretty! “Half of my Heart” with John Mayer is also really good.

    7. Taylor is my favorite singer, EVER! NOt only are her songs catchy and just amazing, but she’s a great role model, and an amazing example at how young stars like her can stay successful without giving themselves up to the devil!

      And my favorite song by Taylor Swift is her recently released song for The Hunger Games (which I also love), “Safe and Sound”! But “Enchanted” is super beautiful too! Then again, “Stay Beautiful” is amazing, and I am obsessed with “Christmas must be Something More”…UGH! I can’t pick just one!!!!!

    8. She is very famous but still very down to earth. One of the few artists that are actually modest these days!
      She has the real talent because she writes all of her songs. Some artists don’t even do that, other people write the songs and then they sing it, but Taylor does both!

    9. I love Taylor Swift, and this is an adorable music video.
      I have a best friend and she looks so much like Taylor, except, my friend has red hair…The song of hers that speaks to me the most is Innocent.
      Taylor, you are doing awesome! <3

    10. i like Taylor Swift because she is down to earth! She is my actual role model I’ve had to go from famous role model to another all of them failed miserably but i dont think this girl will ever forget her priorities! i’m actually listening to stay beautiful right now! 🙂

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