New Romantics

One of the things that I learned from my adolescence time: real friends aren’t made, they are found. Yes, I guess I’ve lived long enough now to understand that everyone who becomes my close friend is the person who has passed the selection of the nature in the law of friendship. Yes, there is law of friendship. People may come and go, but true and real friends do stay. Hence, I dare to say they are actually found instead of made. And it’s not easy to find people who click with us in many ways. Therefore, once we found them, never let them go. Besides, we would naturally stick to them too when we found them. Time will test it. Hence we will know when we know. They are there during good times. They stay during bad times. They open their door when the whole world is closing it. They give their arms to lean on when other people choose to abandon. They lend their hands to hold when unfaithful lovers push away. They sing with us when in joy. They sing louder with us when in heartbreak. They embrace us for all the way we are. And that is the new romantics.

“We’re so young, but we’re on the road to ruin. We play dumb, but we know exactly what we’re doing. We cry tears of mascara in the bathroom, honey, life is just a classroom.” –Taylor Swift, New Romantics

Talking about friendship, this song resonates what I feel lately. It is titled “New Romantics”, performed by Taylor Swift. The new wave pop song was released as a single on February 23rd 2016 and served as final single from the singer’s fifth studio album, “1989”, in which this song is included only in the Deluxe Edition. It was written by Swift herself along with Max Martin and Shellback. An official music video directed by Jonas Akerlund was released exclusively on April 6th 2016 and widely on April 13th 2016. Swift speaks about friendship in this song; how the friendship she has was helping her to cope with the heartbreak and other hurtful things in life.


"New Romantics" single cover | source: en.wikipedia.org

The time we spend with our closest friends is always magical. Well, at least it goes that way for me. When we got bored, we got bored together and just lying on the floor in the house doing nothing at all. We would feel tired of everything though we hadn’t actually done anything either. We would do nothing for the whole day and there was no one there to be mad at us. We were free at our best. We told each other our dirtiest secret. We shared each other our silliest moment. We seemed to be foolish at times, yet we were old enough to understand things beyond what they seem to be. We had fun when we had fun. And we cried on the top of our lungs when there were things worthy enough to be crying for. “We’re all bored, we’re all so tired of everything. We wait for trains that just aren’t coming. We show off our different scarlet letters, trust me, mine is better. We’re so young, but we’re on the road to ruin. We play dumb, but we know exactly what we’re doing. We cry tears of mascara in the bathroom, honey, life is just a classroom.”
The time we spend with our dearest friend is always amazing. Well, at least it goes that way for me. We went crazy and there was no one who could nag us for getting crazy and being out of our mind. We were contemplating and there was no one who could judge us for what we do or what we say or what we think. We told stories we could never tell to our lovers. We shared dreams we were too ashamed to share to the world. We damned those people who hurt us; we were shitting on them and we laughed it off together. Other people may come and go and switch side but we know we stay together for good. We were laughing at those rumors and joking it off together. And when we were cruel, we were being cruel together. “We’re all here, the lights and noise are blinding. We hang back, it’s all in the timing. It’s poker, he can’t see it in my face, but I’m about to play my ace. We need love, but all we want is danger. We team up then switch sides like a record changer. The rumors are terrible and cruel, but honey, most of them are true.”
The time we spend with our best friends is always wonderful. Well, at least it goes that way for me. We built a castle together from the brick they threw at us. For we know we got enemies out there but that doesn’t matter because we also know that we got each other. And though every of our day in this life is like a battle, every of our night is like a dream because we are together in this. Whether in joy or in heartbreak, we sing from the top of our lungs and we dance till our bones are cracking. It is the only place where we can laugh our broken heart off. And it is the only place where we can curse those mean people off. It’s crazy. It’s heartwarming. And it’s great. “‘Cause baby, I could build a castle out of all the bricks they threw at me. And every day is like a battle, but every night with us is like a dream. Baby we’re the new romantics, come on come along with me. Heartbreak is the national anthem, we sing it proudly. We are too busy dancing to get knocked off our feet. Baby we’re the new romantics, the best people in life are free.”
Best friends are the best people in the world. They are there to wash our sadness away by laughing it off together. They are there to take our pain away by joking it off together. They are there to heal our heartbreak by brushing it off together. It is the new romantics. It is love. It is friendship. “Please take my hand and please take me dancing. Please leave me stranded, it’s so romantic.” When the world is unfriendly, they lend their hands to hold us. When the life is too cruel, they give their arms to embrace us. When there is no home to come back to, they open their door to be our safe haven. They take our hands and take us away on a healing trip. They leave us stranded but we end up getting lost together. They curse at those people who hurt us in a way we can never do. They open up our mind in a way that we can never be able to do. They make us realize and understand things in a way that we can never do. When we run, we run together. When we fall, we reach each other’s hand to get back again, together. And that is the new romantics.

“‘Cause baby, I could build a castle out of all the bricks they threw at me. And every day is like a battle, but every night with us is like a dream.” –Taylor Swift, New Romantics




We’re all bored, we’re all so tired of everything, we wait for trains that just aren’t coming
We show off our different scarlet letters, trust me, mine is better
We’re so young, but we’re on the road to ruin, we play dumb, but we know exactly what we’re doing
We cry tears of mascara in the bathroom, honey, life is just a classroom

‘Cause baby, I could build a castle out of all the bricks they threw at me
And every day is like a battle, but every night with us is like a dream
Baby we’re the new romantics, come on come along with me
Heartbreak is the national anthem, we sing it proudly
We are too busy dancing to get knocked off our feet
Baby we’re the new romantics, the best people in life are free

We’re all here, the lights and noise are blinding, we hang back, it’s all in the timing
It’s poker, he can’t see it in my face, but I’m about to play my ace
We need love, but all we want is danger, we team up then switch sides like a record changer
The rumors are terrible and cruel, but honey, most of them are true

‘Cause baby, I could build a castle out of all the bricks they threw at me
And every day is like a battle, but every night with us is like a dream
Baby we’re the new romantics, come on come along with me
Heartbreak is the national anthem, we sing it proudly
We are too busy dancing to get knocked off our feet
Baby we’re the new romantics, the best people in life are free

Please take my hand and please take me dancing, please leave me stranded, it’s so romantic

‘Cause baby, I could build a castle out of all the bricks they threw at me
And every day is like a battle, but every night with us is like a dream
Baby we’re the new romantics, come on come along with me
Heartbreak is the national anthem, we sing it proudly
We are too busy dancing to get knocked off our feet
Baby we’re the new romantics, the best people in life are free
The best people in life are free, so come on come along with me
The best people in life are free

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