i pulled out my avatar box set while i was with some friends tonight and i didn’t even know they liked the show and we spent a solid hour referencing book three zuko quotes like who knew my irls were actually cool
when taylor penned better man, she showed us how she can take even the deepest of wistful, melancholic pain and transform it into words of strength and resilience, through crafting some of her most hauntingly beautiful, honest lyrics. this song captured her innate ability from the beginning to pen powerful, poetic metaphors and to illuminate vulnerable, complex emotions.
it’s inspiring to think the passion she’s forever poured into songwriting has allowed her to be the only solo writer nominated for song of the year at the cma awards, whilst simultaneously having two singles at the top of the pop charts. she’s truly an admirable and empowering force to be reckoned with. we’re all infinitely proud of you, taylor.