Happy Friday, all!
For those who don’t know, Taylor Swift released a new single and accompanying video at midnight, and the song is super fun!
While a lot of fans are analyzing every second of the video, looking for the countless Easter eggs Taylor confirmed are indeed in there, one of the most important things to take away from the song isn’t hidden at all.
Both the song and the video portray a couple getting into a fight and then resolving it together; the song and video are also both super bubbly, colorful, and playful.
The lyrics allude to shortcomings on each side (for example, Taylor sings, “I know I never think before I jump…I know that I went psycho on the phone…and trouble’s gonna follow where I go”) but also the individuality of each half of the couple.
The chorus proudly boasts “I’m the only one of me, baby that’s the fun of me…You’re the only one of you, baby that’s the fun of you” and I think that is the overarching message of the song.
In any relationship, the most important thing is that both people are fully accepted for, and stay true to, who they are as individuals.
I believe that relationships and love should be about celebrating the other person, because it’s everything they are that leads us to fall in love with them.
I think the song speaks to this, along with the reminder that even when we are mad at our lover, they are still the wonderful person that we admire and want to spend our time with.
The bridge of the song includes a popular saying about how there’s no I in team, but the word me technically is in the word team.
I think this ties back to something Taylor wrote in her 30 Lessons article for Elle magazine about how important it is to remember that you and your significant other are in this together.
Even when you’re fighting, or annoyed with them, or hurt by them, never forget that you are both on the same team.
I believe that one key to making a relationship work is knowing how to handle conflict, because there won’t ever be a relationship where no conflict exists.
The song ME! gives us some beautiful advice on how to handle conflict the right way with our loved ones – remember that it is our job to love them, and that even though parts of them are imperfect, it’s the imperfections that make up who they are, and that allow them to love us in the way that only they can.
I think it’s a lovely song and lovely message, and I’m really not just saying that because I’m a Taylor Swift fan!
What are your thoughts on the song/video? Or on resolving conflict in relationships in general?
I think there are many different ways to handle things and to be successful in relationships, and I’m always happy to hear guidance from others.
If you have something to share, leave it in the comments below!