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It’s Sad Girl Autumn, Let’s Listen to Taylor Swift

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I keep seeing posts about how Hot Girl Summer is finally over, and how it’s now Sad Girl Autumn. Hearing this, I knew it was finally my time to shine. I really tried to do the Hot Girl Summer, but it’s way too difficult and would mean actually working out and eating well. Sad Girl Autumn though? This season was made for me. Not only does the brisk weather of fall allow me to hide myself under layers upon layers of sweaters, but it also allows my time to do what I do best—be a sad girl.  

I am perpetually sad, depressed some might say. I have a lot of emotions whether it’s love, appearance, or about my general existence as a human being. Personally, I think the best form of therapy (besides actual, professional therapy), is music. Nothing compares to putting in your air pods, or turning the car stereo up to max volume and listening to ballad queen, Adele, my favorite sad guy, Lewis Capaldi, and my personal goddess, Taylor Swift. 

Here are a just a few of my staples in my playlist this Sad Girl Autumn

  1. Halsey – Ashley 

“Too many guys think I’m a concept, or 

I complete them, or I’m gonna make them alive 

I’m just a f*cked up girl who’s lookin’ for my own piece of mind 

Don’t assign me yours” 

2. X Ambassadors – Unsteady 

“Mother, I know 

That you’re tired of being alone 

Dad, I know you’re trying 

To fight when you feel like flying 

But If you love me, don’t let go (hold) 

Whoa, if you love me, don’t let go (hold)” 

3. Adele – Hello

“Hello, how are you? 

It’s so typical of me to talk about myself, I’m sorry 

I hope that you’re well 

Did you ever make it out of that town where nothing ever happened? 

It’s no secret that the both of us are running out of time 

So hello from the other side (Other side) 

I must’ve called a thousand times (Thousand times) 

To tell you I’m sorry for everything that I’ve done 

But when I call, you never seem to be home” 

4. Taylor Swift – Enchanted

“This is me praying that this was the very first page 

Not where the story line ends 

My thoughts will echo your name, until I see you again 

These are the words I held back, as I was leaving too soon 

I was enchanted to meet you 

Please don’t be in love with someone else 

Please don’t have somebody waiting on you 

Please don’t be in love with someone else 

Please don’t have somebody waiting on you” 

5. Taylor Swift – Fifteen

“When all you wanted 

Was to be wanted 

Wish you could go back 

And tell yourself what you know now 

Back then I swore I was gonna marry him someday 

But I realized some bigger dreams of mine 

And Abigail gave everything she had 

To a boy who changed his mind 

And we both cried 

‘Cause when you’re fifteen, 

Somebody tells you they love you 

You’re gonna believe them 

And when you’re fifteen 

Don’t forget to look before you fall”  

6. Lewis Capaldi – Before You Go 

“Would we be better off by now 

If I’d let my walls come down? 

Maybe I guess we’ll never know 

You know, you know” 

7. Chord Overstreet – Hold On

“Long endless highway, you’re silent beside me 

Driving a nightmare I can’t escape from 

Helplessly praying, the light isn’t fading 

Hiding the shock and the chill in my bones 

They took you away on a table 

I pace back and forth as you lay still 

They pull you in to feel your heartbeat 

Can you hear me screaming? Please don’t leave me” 

8. The 1975 – Robbers

“I’ll give you one more time 

We’ll give you one more fight 

Said one more line 

Will I know you? 

Now if you never shoot, you’ll never know 

And if you never eat, you’ll never grow 

You’ve got a pretty kind of dirty face” 

9. Avril Lavigne – Head Above Water 

“And I can’t see in the stormy weather 

I can’t seem to keep it all together 

And I, I can’t swim the ocean like this forever 

And I can’t breathe”

10. Kelly Clarkson – Breakaway 

“Grew up in a small town 

And when the rain would fall down 

I’d just stare out my window 

Dreaming of what could be 

And if I’d end up happy 

I would pray 

Trying hard to reach out 

But when I tried to speak out 

Felt like no one could hear me 

Wanted to belong here 

But something felt so wrong here 

So I prayed (I would pray) 

I could breakaway” 

11. Ed Sheeran – Happier

“Ain’t nobody hurt you like I hurt you 

But ain’t nobody love you like I do 

Promise that I will not take it personal, baby 

If you’re movin’ on with someone new 

‘Cause baby you look happier, you do 

My friends told me one day I’ll feel it too 

And until then I’ll smile to hide the truth 

But I know I was happier with you” 

Sarina Garnica

U Wyoming '22

Sarina is a first generation college student at the University of Wyoming. She is a criminal justice major with a strong interest in the law. She comes from a small town from Wyoming and is the middle child of eight children. She is romantic, imaginative, and determined. She also is a true crime enthusiast. She loves podcasts, books, and watching anything with subtitles. Her goal for the future is to attend law school and make great contributions to society with her work.
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