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Amanda Roy
11/4 discussion :)
Fri Nov 4, 2011 4:29pm

I chose the song “A Place in This World” by Taylor Swift as my favorite song to identify with. I chose it because I feel as though it pretty much describes me and my life, word for word. I also love the melody because it’s not too fast and not too slow and it picks up at the chorus so you can really feel how she’s feeling. The song basically says that she’s just a normal girl in this world, with normal everyday girl problems. She doesn’t know what she wants, so don’t ask her, because she’s still trying to figure it out. I feel like I most closely identify with that particular line because I feel like everyone always is asking me what I want, how I feel, and what I want to do with my life, whether it’s my parents, friends, or a significant other. My response is usually “I don’t know, stop asking me”. The song really feels aimless, and I feel like that’s how my life is. I’m in the process of trying to figure out what I want to do with my life, and I’ve been wrong about what I want to do a least once or twice. I love how one of the lines says “I’ll be strong, I’ll be wrong, oh but life goes on”, because that’s just it-I’ve been wrong and I know I will be in the future, but life still goes on. I think the song accomplishes its intended meaning by the repeated chorus. She sings it louder ad with more power and emphasis than any of the other lines because it is what she is mostly trying to convey. I also feel that she is using a metaphor with the line “trying to see through the rain coming down”, relating it to her tears, perhaps? I could be wrong, or maybe the rain is just perceived as a relation to obstacles in her life. This song is so general, but I still feel like it relates to me, or describes me, even though every girl probably feels this way. This is probably why she uses the line “Even though I’m not the only one to feel the way I do”.

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