Random title huh? Taylor posted a new blog, she told us about her journey coming home and how’s it feel to be back home. It’s a nice reading.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
My cat snores.
I just got back to Nashville today. I was in LA for some meetings about the preparation for my album launch. And I went to my friend Selena’s movie premiere for “Another Cinderella Story”. That movie rules. I was crying laughing, and she’s so awesome in it. Then I got a day in LA to shop and hang out, which was really cool. Every time I go there, I find more places I love. And I got home today. I landed and stumbled off the plane, half asleep. Then fell asleep in the car on the way home. Then fell asleep again when I got home. Then I woke up a half hour later to go play at the Bluebird Cafe. There was a songwriter’s night set up by the Academy of Country Music honoring the writers of 1 songs, and I was invited to perform. It was so much fun getting back to an acoustic show. While I was plugging my guitar in, I was just thinking about how often I used to do that when I was starting out. I didn’t have a sound guy or a wireless guitar pack or a band.. I just had my guitar, and I’d plug it in myself and play shows acoustic. And I didn’t have an album out, and I didn’t have a record deal, and no one knew the words to the songs I’d written. And so in that moment of plugging in my guitar, I just couldn’t help but smile.. Wow. When I add it all up, how much I’ve been given.. It takes my breath away. Tonight was my favorite show I’ve done in a while. It was cool to see my family too. I’d been on the road for 3 weeks straight without coming home. We were all sitting in the kitchen, talking and laughing. And it was me sitting on the counter like I always do when I’m home, and Austin talking about his school, and dad talking about stocks. My cat goes into an angry rage when I’m gone. She’s like the most miserable, depressed, whining cat ever when I’m not here. She just wanders around the house screaming and howling. I know this because when I’m on the road, my dad calls me and leaves me voicemails of the cat. And so when I’m home she’s extra clingy. She’s laying on my shoulder right now, snoring and purring. Yes, both. It’s an interesting combination of sounds. I’m supposed to mention that the deadline for getting your picture in my album is Thursday. So if you want to do that, go to thetaylornation.com. So I’m loving hearing what you guys think of Love Story! I’m so excited that the video is out, and it’s the 2 overall song on iTunes, 1 country song!! Thank you so much for buying it. I hope it goes to 1, that would be so awesome. I love going on youtube and seeing the different videos and slideshows people have made to that song, it makes me so happy. A lot of people have been asking me what inspired this song.. I think the line that sums up what that song is about is “This love is difficult, but it’s real.” It just means that sometimes you have to fight for love, but sometimes it’s worth fighting for. Like with Romeo and Juliet. Except without the death. :) To me, the song isn’t really about living in a castle and having met your true love at a royal ball. It’s simpler than that. It’s about love being worth it. The hard times, the things that keep you apart, the times when you question it.. I would really like to think that the right love is worth the energy we put into it. So that’s what this song is about. Love and Romeo, and how we fight for those things that we can’t be without. In 1789 or in 2008. Whether you’re 16 or 60. This love is difficult, but it’s real. When I wrote that line, I knew it would be my favorite line to sing every night. And it’s true, every time I sing that, I can’t help but smile.
I also can’t help but smile when my guitarist Paul sings the harmony part on “I’ll be the princess”. (check out the video from when we went to Philadelphia)