Wednesday, 12 September 2012
A few days ago, I listened to Taylor Swift's new single, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together." It's no instant classic, but Swift is experimenting with a new poppy sound that is quite catchy. If you haven't heard it yet and don't passionately hate Swift, I recommend it.
Lyrics-wise, the song is as straightforward as the title suggests. Swift sings to her on-again/off-again boyfriend that this time, they are over for good and that they are "never ever getting back together."
But is that a good idea?
People always say, "Never say never" (yes, I know it's a paradox; no, it's not important). And in terms of trying out new things, it's wonderful. In terms of relationships, I really have no idea.
For example, a year ago I thought that I would never ever do a long-distance relationship, and spent much of my time telling people so. My boyfriend is currently in the Caribbean, while I live in New York.
That said, I am completely over my ex-boyfriend and can't imagine getting back together with him. We have issues that I doubt we'll ever be able to get over, even if we got back together by some miracle. Issues that I'm sure would destroy our relationship if left unresolved. So in some ways, I do agree with the sentiment of Swift's song.
Still, it's funny how the world works, and how people change. You never really know what's going to happen. So I wonder... when it comes to relationships, can you ever really say never?