Fearless | Teen Ink


November 19, 2008
By NoRulesJustWrite PLATINUM, Ada, Michigan
NoRulesJustWrite PLATINUM, Ada, Michigan
21 articles 5 photos 50 comments

Favorite Quote:
Stay happy, stay weird, and don't let anyone take away your smile.

I could say that Taylor Swift was talented, but that would be an understatement. Taylor Swift is a genius. She's a triple threat. Whether she's singing, playing the guitar, or writing, or doing all of them at once, she's astonishing. Her music takes you on a journey, from her front porch in the country, with the squeaky door, to riding shotgun next to an original Romeo in his old pick-up.

Her first CD came out when she was 16 and it became an instant hit. Her second CD, "Fearless", which was released recently, is now flooding through the headphones, speakers, and radios of millions.

With songs like "The Way I Loved You," "Fifteen," and "The Best Day," relating to teen girls so perfectly, it's no wonder why so many people feel like Taylor could be their best friend. These songs are about starting high school, finding out what's truly important, and figuring out that it's always your best bet to stay true to yourself.

Out of all of Taylor's incredible songs, "Love Story," has seemed to stick in our heads the most. Taylor got her inspiration to write this song from her love of fairytales. "White Horse," also shows Taylor's love for believing that every girl has her own prince charming, somewhere out there.

Girls everywhere can relate to "Hey Stephen," and "You Belong With Me". These both talk about a guy who's clueless that the girl he's been looking for, has been there the whole time. Typical, right?

I could go on and on, all day, raving about Taylor's amazing talent. It's incredible how many lives she has changed with all of the positive messages that her music sends. Just take a look at songs like, "Breathe," and "Change". Each of these songs expresses Taylor's message that a guy doesn't define who you are. Taylor teaches girls to be strong and have faith in themselves.

Taylor is truly a beautiful girl, inside and out. She is outstanding. She is my role model. Her music will continue to speak to and change the world forever, and she knows it. Taylor Swift is, in her own definition of the word, "Fearless".

The author's comments:
I have always been inspired by Taylor Swift's ability to put her feelings into lyrics in a song. She is a great girl to look up to, no matter what age you are. She hasn't became obsessed with being famous, like many talented people have. Taylor proves that it IS possible to stay true to yourself and to your values when you become a celebrity and I admire her for that.

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on Aug. 31 2010 at 7:47 pm
NoRulesJustWrite PLATINUM, Ada, Michigan
21 articles 5 photos 50 comments

Favorite Quote:
Stay happy, stay weird, and don't let anyone take away your smile.

She's the most influential person I've ever known too. Her songs make me cry, laugh, and learn so much. I honestly don't know what I would do if I didn't have her as an example in my life. I'm very sorry about that terrible relationship you were stuck in. I can relate, but not to such an extreme factor. I hope you told someone or got help so the same thing doesn't happen to the next girl...? No one deserves to be treated that way, but you just have to know that what goes around, comes around. You sound like a very intelligent, nice girl, so you should be proud of yourself for getting out of it. I'm sorry, this isn't very good advice, really. All in all, I would have kicked that guy where it hurts for you (:

on Aug. 31 2010 at 4:36 pm
WritingLoverForever PLATINUM, Bowling Green, Ohio
32 articles 2 photos 198 comments

Favorite Quote:
It's not about success; it's about significance.

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Taylor Swift is THE most influencal person I've ever known of. Every word in every single one of her songs is completely true, sincere, and deep. I never really cared for Taylor Swift until May of 2009 when I barely evaded an abusive relationship where the guy was not who I thought he was, and her songs, "White Horse," "You're Not Sorry," and "Fifteen" were introduced to me. And they were the key to helping me get over that relationship (however I'm still scarred for life from that experience). Out of all her songs, "Fifteen" in my opinion, is her absolute best one. I don't care what anyone else thinks; "Fifteen" is the topper. Anyway, great job on this review. You're an awesome writer.

TheJust ELITE said...
on May. 24 2010 at 7:13 pm
TheJust ELITE, Ellenton, Florida
254 articles 202 photos 945 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I feel that a hero is somebody who will stand up for their values and what they believe in and that can take any form. People that have values and have thought them through rather than those who just do what they’re told."-Skandar Keynes

"When it’

Haha, I love Philips, Craig and Dean!! lol, too bad that's not the album you're referring to! Adding the artists name can help you get the right album cover as the pic, just a tip. :)

on Jan. 18 2009 at 3:12 am
I love Taylor Swift so I can definately relate to that article. It was AMAIZING!!!

5616guy said...
on Dec. 11 2008 at 6:08 pm
Nice work noticing and describing an artist with talent, intelligence, and integrity. Well done!

Gramjan said...
on Dec. 11 2008 at 1:39 pm
Great Alex!!!! We are so proud of you. Keep up the good work. Love, Grandpa and Grandma

soccerluvr5 said...
on Dec. 10 2008 at 9:32 pm
This article is great! *****