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I could not figure out what to write for this week and then it hit me. Taylor Swift. That’s it. That’s the post.

Cruel Summer

Every single time I hear this song I fall to my knees. This song is just a little too relatable and it makes me absolutely SICK. I can not believe I let a man make me feel this way about my favorite song. Like how can you say “I love you aint that the worst thing you ever heard’ and somehow top it with this absolutely sick and twisted line? “He looks up grinning like a devil” makes me want to absolutely collapse in on myself and cease to exist. Damn you Taylor Swift.


There are no words to describe how I feel about this song. I feel physically ill when I hear this song cause this man is always in the forefront of my mind. The first night I met this man, I went home and listened to this song? I may be a little insane, but that’s what keeps me interested. I knew very little about this man and somehow I was like “this is the most perfect man I’ve ever met. Boy, I hope he remembers the 30 minutes that we were together and is now obsessed with me as well.” In my defense, we’re very good friends now. I can confirm, I was IN FACT enchanted to meet him.


I think this song is for all my delusional girlies. This song makes me feel like I’m not insane. I think if I had to pick a song that I relate to the most, it would ABSOLUTELY be Mastermind. The first time I saw this man I just knew I had to have him in my life. I didn’t know how I was going to do it but god bless my friend for being insane because she made me get on a stage? We made eye contact and truly that was it for me. You know the way your parents gesture for you to come over when you’re far away from them? That’s exactly what I did. He came over and we ended up spending the rest of the night together. He gave me his snap and probably thought that would be the end of it but I said ‘absolutely not.’ The next night I texted him and pretended like I had no idea how we had met and why I had a new guy in my messages. That led to us hanging out that night and I have literally seen him every weekend since. I think I ended up telling him that I absolutely lied to him and knew exactly how we met and he just looked at me and was like “I know, I knew what you were doing.” Like ok, damn. Was he not going to text me? Actually, you know what, I’m going to start an argument about this now. Miss Swift, thank you for your service when you wrote this song. It’s so personal to me.

Victoria Navarro is an Advertising major at the University of Texas at Austin. She loves to spend time with her rescue dog Dusty and you can always catch her with a cup of coffee.