Fuse singer Elaine Moran wants to make it clear to Taylor Swift that while “22” might be awesome, a decade makes a big difference.
And it’s not a good one.
Gone is the feel-good, perfectly summery Taylor Swift song about parties and boys and dreaming big dreams, with lines like “It feels like a perfect night to dress up like hipsters/And make fun of our exes/It feels like a perfect night for breakfast at midnight/To fall in love with strangers…”
“Everything will be alright if we just keep dancing like we’re 22,” Taylor sings in her song about a much happier 20-something time, dancing and frolicking on the beach with impossibly cute friends as they dream up how to wile away the day, complete with heart-shaped sunglassses .
“32” has news for her. Enjoy the fun while you can, because ten years out, life is all about work, bills, and a brand new Xanax prescription. Parties and dates? Nope. Instead, it’s wine in the kitchen while you scroll past all of your friend’s babies in your Facebook newsfeed.
Oh, and cats. By the age of 32 you definitely have a cat.
Eek. And hmm. I just don’t know about this take on things. If 40 is the new 30 (Can I get a witness? Please?), then at 32 you’re still just, theoretically, getting started. The responsibilities have surely kicked in, if they didn’t before, but does all the fun go out the window? Is it all reclusive cheese-gorging, sweatpants-wearing, couch-surfing, wrinkles and acne together?
I’m a decade past 32, ahem, and it’s just not that way around here. Sure, I have to go to work, and there are (still) a lot of babies in my newsfeed. But if all of the fun goes out the window, it’s on me to kick it up a notch.
So go ahead and dance, 20-something (and 30-something, why not? Maybe 40-something too) Taylor Swift nation. Live it up. You have plenty of time. Trust me.
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