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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:


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.


What is your favorite Taylor Swift song?

Image: Getty Images


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  1. Project Inspired

    Posted by Blovedforever on August 6, 2012 at 08:15

    she is an inspiring, admirable person to look up to. 🙂

  2. thespiritualwarrior7

    Posted by thespiritualwarrior7 on June 21, 2012 at 08:51

    lyrically and personality-wise, taylor swift is awesome. i just don’t really like country music.

  3. Project Inspired

    Posted by actress9098 on May 29, 2012 at 15:13

    I love Taylor Swift. She is very humble. The only thing I don’t like is how she can be a little too boy-crazy….

  4. Project Inspired

    Posted by ckemp on May 21, 2012 at 17:01

    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! 🙂

  5. faulty-but-real

    Posted by faulty-but-real on April 28, 2012 at 11:39

    my favorite song from her is called “Innocence” and i can relate to it. i strongly suggest you look up the sing cause its so powerful,it’s such a great song!

  6. Project Inspired

    Posted by NCKOOP on March 16, 2012 at 05:59

    Taylor Swift is not only a fabulous singer she has her own family and she is so beautiful and stunning! And I love her lyrics! 🙂

  7. Christina

    Posted by Christina on March 8, 2012 at 13:45

    Last kiss, enchanted, ours and a couple others 🙂 They’re awesome! She is an amazing singer 🙂

  8. brennaeskyler2

    Posted by brennaeskyler2 on February 12, 2012 at 13:26

    I heard this song when I got the target Taylor Swift cd with extra songs on it! I loved the ending with her boyfriend being a soldier that was awesome!!

  9. Project Inspired

    Posted by crazygirl13 on February 6, 2012 at 22:12

    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. Saphira13

    Posted by Saphira13 on February 4, 2012 at 12:49

    i think this is a good message fo girls our age, because people do throw rocks at things that shine…. and it says don’t worry about it.

  11. Project Inspired

    Posted by JennaRenne17 on February 3, 2012 at 16:14

    My Favorite song of hers! She is My Role Model. I love her! My Favorite part is
    “And it’s not theirs to speculate
    If it’s wrong and
    Your hands are tough
    But they are where mine belong “

  12. Project Inspired

    Posted by sami0912 on February 2, 2012 at 17:36

    I love all the songs but my fav is Sparks Fly! <3

  13. Project Inspired

    Posted by BriaLovesJesus on February 2, 2012 at 15:16

    I LOVE HER! I didnt even know she made a music video for this song! its amazing! <3

  14. Project Inspired

    Posted by Countrygirl212 on February 2, 2012 at 13:31

    I love taylor swift! When i get my truck Im gonna be jamming out to this! 🙂 (yes girls CAN drive trucks. At least COUNTRY girls) I hope Taylor NEVER ends up on the cover of Cosmo… :O

  15. Project Inspired

    Posted by Maddie on February 2, 2012 at 12:32

    “Ours” is lyrically and musically beautiful! Taylor makes clean music which is neat. And it sells a lot, too, which shows that the American public likes clean music.

  16. Project Inspired

    Posted by fufulovescarrots on January 31, 2012 at 06:40

    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!

  17. Project Inspired

    Posted by k.l on January 30, 2012 at 15:50

    I LOVE Taylor Swift!!! So far my favorite songs by her are: Love Story, You Belong With Me, Speak Now, and Mean! <3 <3

  18. Project Inspired

    Posted by NatalieNoel13 on January 29, 2012 at 16:59

    I love Taylor!! She’s like the only person from Hollywood that you can trust to not go and totally let you down.

  19. AlisonA_Music

    Posted by AlisonA_Music on January 28, 2012 at 12:10

    I love Taylor so much! For that reason of being a great role model for teens! 🙂 Watch this video of how she talks about setting a good example and knowing that she is a role model!

    It’s towards the end though….

  20. bballgirl321

    Posted by bballgirl321 on January 27, 2012 at 19:05

    I <3 ALL OF HER SONGS, ESPECIALLY THAT ONE….I cnt decide which ones my fave!! Maybe the song Invisible. That's DEFINITELY something i can relate with

  21. Project Inspired

    Posted by Christ4life on January 27, 2012 at 02:26

    I love the song “mine” and i also love enchanted:)

  22. Project Inspired

    Posted by Alexandra on January 26, 2012 at 17:16

    I LOVE Taylor Swift now! My favorite song *ahem* SONGS by her are.
    Stay Beautiful-

  23. Project Inspired

    Posted by galeprimrue on January 26, 2012 at 14:54

    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!!!!!

  24. Project Inspired

    Posted by Paypay13 on January 26, 2012 at 14:19

    I <3 Taylor!!!! She is amazing and beautiful. 🙂 I especially love this song. it has a really good message! 🙂 Go Taylor!

  25. Project Inspired

    Posted by EllieSelwood on January 26, 2012 at 12:52

    I LOVE TAYLOR SWIFT!! She’s my role model, it’s my dream to meet her! 😀 x

  26. Project Inspired

    Posted by missmichaelab on January 26, 2012 at 12:46

    She’s the cutest, I love Taylor Swift! 🙂

  27. Project Inspired

    Posted by Kate on January 26, 2012 at 09:24

    “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.

  28. Splendisa

    Posted by Splendisa on January 25, 2012 at 21:16

    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! 🙂

  29. Project Inspired

    Posted by Ann Marie on January 25, 2012 at 20:46

    My favorite Taylor Swift song is Haunted.

  30. Project Inspired

    Posted by Jade on January 25, 2012 at 20:10

    LOVE Taylor Swift! She’s so classy and genuine. Hahah, I love how at one part in the CMA announcements video she’s wearing a T-shirt that says “I wrote that song.” So cute!

  31. Project Inspired

    Posted by alliegator on January 25, 2012 at 19:53

    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(:

  32. Project Inspired

    Posted by Grace98 on January 25, 2012 at 19:48

    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 🙂

    • taytay

      Posted by taytay on April 17, 2012 at 15:19

      Oh my gosh that is my absolute favorite song of hers!!!

  33. Project Inspired

    Posted by CatTheJournalist on January 25, 2012 at 19:41

    LOVE LOVE LOVE Taylor! She is an amazing role model!!! I love the way she expresses herself. You Belong With Me and Ours are among my MANY MANY MANY favorites! 🙂

  34. cr4zymodesty

    Posted by cr4zymodesty on January 25, 2012 at 19:25

    I think she’s beautiful. She seems so good. But so did Selena Gomez. :/ Time will tell, I suppose.

  35. Project Inspired

    Posted by speaknow194 on January 25, 2012 at 19:05

    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!

  36. Emily H.

    Posted by Emily H. on January 25, 2012 at 18:58

    I love Taylor Swift! She’s such a great role model, and she’s a great singer too! Not often you see someone like that in Hollywood! 😀

  37. Project Inspired

    Posted by LoveConquersAll on January 25, 2012 at 18:53

    OH MY GOSH! thank you so much for doing this, I LOVE LOVE LOVE Taylor Swift!

  38. Project Inspired

    Posted by Kida on January 25, 2012 at 18:48

    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