One night, as I laid awake, my mind started drifting and thinking of Taylor Swift. As it often does. As I lay there, I came to a startling realization: Taylor has developed an appreciation for happy hour!
I gave the album ANOTHER listen, and yep, our girl has definitely developed a taste for cocktails. So in honor of New Year's Eve, I thought I'd do a little rundown of the Reputation drink menu. Disclaimer: I'm not much of a drinker; in fact I'd be just as happy with a Coke, but I have decided that I should have a signature drink. So I'm gonna look at Taylor's choices and experiment a bit.
LITERALLY me ordering a drink.
Anyhoo, the album has 15 songs and 9 of them refer to a drink or drinking- that's too many to just be a coincidence, right?!? The majority of them are in the latter half of the album, so make of that fact what you will. I certainly did. I'm about to go full on EX-Files on you, so watch out!
#2 End Game- "You so dope, don't overdose, I'm so stoked, I need a toast"
Future is letting us know that Taylor is ready to play, but she's playing for keeps. GUURRRL.
"It's like your eyes are liquor, and your body is gold"
She's getting drunk in his eyes! (AWWW!)
#5 Delicate - "We can't make any promises now, can we babe, but you can make me a drink"
This song. THIIIIIIS song. My heart. She's been hurt, but she's gonna give him a chance, guys. You better pick a good drink, dude! We're rooting for you and your Nikes!
#7 So It Goes...- "Met you in a bar, all eyes on me now"
She can't even have a quiet night out. Poor girl. I mean, I KNOW she signed up for this, but I can't imagine not being able to go out without it being all over the news.
#8 Gorgeous- "You should take it as a compliment that I got drunk and made fun of the way you talked"
SUPER Pride & Prejudicey- it's what a modern day Elizabeth Bennett would do to Mr. Darcy. Or what Bridget Jones did to Mark Darcy.
"Whiskey on ice, Sunset and Vine, You ruined my life by not being mine."
A tad dramatic, but when you're drunk, everything is dramatic. I mean, so I hear... Actually a whiskey on ice sounds delightful....
Side note: Gorgeous makes me LAUGH. I can't tell if it's tongue-in-cheek like Blank Space or if she genuinely is having one of those girly freak out moments. Either way, it's hysterical and relatable.
#9 Getaway Car- "I knew it from the first Old-Fashioned we were cursed"
That is some old school Taylor-ness happening right there. Being all classy. This is probably the song I sing along to the loudest.
"You weren't thinking, and I was just drinking."
You just KNOW bad choices are being made.
Side note: I LOVE the songs that are "allegedly" about her most notable ex's and this one is CLEARLY about a certain Asgardian god.
Another side note/confession: I've always wanted to try an Old-Fashioned, so a couple weeks ago, I bought a little kit to try with my co-conspirator. We accidentally got whiskey instead of bourbon- it was NOT good. Need to try it again.
#10 King of My Heart- "Up on the roof with a schoolgirl crush, drinking beer out of plastic cups, say you fancy me not fancy stuff"
You go Tay! Get yo man! Have your little rooftop party! Adorable. Just adorable.
#12 Dress- "I'm spilling wine in the bathtub, You kiss my face and we're both drunk".
This song is a little on the sexy side. And when I say a little, I mean a lot. It'll make you feel some kind of way.
#13 This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things- "Jumping to the pool from the balcony, everyone swimming in a champagne sea" "Feeling so Gatsby for that whole year"
OOOH gurl. You stand up for yourself! The only toxic thing in your life should be Toxic by Britney Spears!
#15 New Year's Day- "I want your midnights, but I'll be cleaning up bottles with you on New Year's Day."
She wants to celebrate with him, but she's there for the long haul too. MY HEART. This is my favorite song on the album and one of my favorite overall Taylor songs. It's mature, it's New Yorky, and I dare you not to feel some sort of way when she coos "Hold on to the memories they will hold on to you and I will hold on to you."
So those are my thoughts about Taylor's drink choices. I don't know about you, but now I am wanting something cold and bubbly. I hope you all have a happy, healthy and safe new year!