Follow parentsjourney on TwitterIt’s a typical Friday afternoon except that I’m not feeling well and decided to forego the parenting seminar my husband and I wanted to attend. My eyes are swollen, itchy and red because of allergic conjunctivitis and I’m having this mild head and body ache…must be the hormones because the red flag is up. Red eyes and red flag, hmmn the message is clear, I had to stop and take a rest. I’m staying home, alright!
The kids arrived from school and they found me singing and watching the music video of “You Belong with Me” by Taylor Swift. I learned about this artist through my daughter as explained in this hub Taylor Swift: Music, Movies and Mansion I wrote a few days back. Here I am having fun singing with this beautiful artist and memorizing every line of the song, instead of resting. I even downloaded the lyrics. Well, I must admit, I found it more relaxing than just lying down.

My daughter gladly accepted my invitation to sing with me and there it goes...the mother and daughter tandem with Taylor Swift on the background, singing our hearts out, enjoying the song and living for the moment.



You Belong With Me (lyrics)

You're on the phone with your girlfriend, She's upset
She's going off about something that you said
She doesn't get your humour like I do

I'm in the room, its a typical Tuesday night
I'm listening to the kind of music she doesn't like
And she'll never know your story like I do

But she wears short skirts, I wear t-shirts
She's cheer captain and I'm on the bleachers
Dreaming bout the day when you wake up and find
That what you're lookin for has been here the whole time

If you could see that I'm the one who understands you
Been here all along so why can't you see?
You belong with me
You belong with me

Walkin the streets with you in your worn out jeans
I cant help thinking this is how it ought to be
Laughing on the park bench thinkin to myself
Hey isnt this easy?

And you've got a smile that could light up this whole town
I haven't seen it in awhile, since she brought you down
You say you find I know you better than that
Hey, Whatcha doing with a girl like that?

She wears high heels, I wear sneakers
She's cheer captain and I'm on the bleachers
Dreaming bout the day when you wake up and find
That what you're looking for has been here the whole time

If you could see that I'm the one who understands you
Been here all along so why can't you see?
You belong with me

Standin by, waiting at your back door
All this time how could you not know that?
You belong with me
You belong with me

Oh I remember you driving to my house in the middle of the night
I'm the one who makes you laugh when you know you're about to cry
I know your favorite songs and you tell me about your dreams
I think I know where you belong. I think I know it's with me.

Can't you see that I'm the one who understands you?
Been here all along so why can't you see?
You belong with me

Standing by or waiting at your back door
All this time how could you not know that
You belong with me
You belong with me

Have you ever thought just maybe
You belong with me
You belong with me


Who said I’m sick? Uh uh, I said I was just not feeling well. My eyes are still red, swollen and itchy...I’m having a bout of allergic conjunctivitis and the red flag is up but I’m not letting myself down. Taylor Swift, her song and the duet with my daughter just made me feel better.

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1 comments
  1. Mama Sez February 1, 2010 at 7:01 PM  

    Congratulations to Taylor Swift for being the Grammy night's big winner...Album of the Year (Fearless)and for bringing home three more awards but tsk, tsk, tsk, she broke one of the four trophies into pieces. Be more careful next time girl.

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