The Firing Line: Challenging Taylor Swift

Paul Hay

In Tuesday’s review of the new Taylor Swift album, Aleksander Chan asks, “Was there a better couplet in 2010 than ‘you made a rebel of a careless man’s careful daughter’ from the the single ‘Mine’?” I think, in fact, there was. I’d like to nominate this gem from Slough Feg’s song “Heavyworlder,” off of 2010’s album The Animal Spirits: “I wanted to breathe, the air is like lead/My love for this world is turning to dread.”

— Paul Hay, Classics graduate student from Youngstown, Ohio