Literary rant

Ok, I need to go on a bit of a rant here. This is a book blog, so, I truly think that this rant fits on this blog.

Ok, so, at work, we listen to a "Top 40's" style station, and one of the songs frequently played is "Love Song" by Taylor Swift. Now, don't get me wrong, the song is ok, if you like the sort of pop-country crossover thing, but that's not what I find wrong with the song. If you've never listened to the song, here it is:

Now what I really think is wrong with this song is this line: "You were Romeo I was the Scarlet Letter." Now, I don't know about you, but I think it's rather disturbing for this supposedly young girl singing about being an adulteress who got pregnant by a married man while she was married... by a MINISTER no less! Now, if you've never read the Scarlet Letter, well, sorry, I just let the end of the book out. Oh well. But I mean, come on! Has Talor Swift ever even READ the Scarlet Letter? Obviously not, by that line alone.

So, I've decided that three things have happened here. One: Taylor Swift has never read the Scarlet Letter. Two: Taylor Swift hopes that none of her fans/listeners has ever read the Scarlet Letter. Three: The person who wrote the song (does Taylor Swift write her own music?) hopes that neither Taylor nor her fans have ever nor will ever read the Scarlet Letter.

I mean, I might just be being a bit nit-picky here, but REALLY? REALLY? DO SOME RESEARCH! Ok, sorry. End of rant. Please, feel free to comment, and tell me what you think.

Lady D


  1. lol i miss hearing your rants. lol. but i agree. never read scarlet letter though, but if someone is going to use it in their song they need to do reacherch.


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