Taylor Swift's Analogies, In Order Of Incomprehensibility

23. You, with your voice like nails on a chalkboard.

22. The moon like a spotlight on the lake.

21. Today was a fairytale.

20. I need you like a heartbeat.

19. Spinning like a girl in a brand-new dress.

18. You’re just another picture to burn.

17. You call me up again just to break me like a promise.

16. Untouchable, like a distant diamond sky.

15. Autumn leaves falling down like pieces into place.

14. I’m a crumpled up piece of paper lying here.

13. He leaves you out like a penny in the rain.

12. I’m shining like fireworks over your sad empty town.

11. Loving him was red.

10. You held your head like a hero on a history book page.

9. Fighting with him was like trying to solve a crossword and realizing there’s no right answer.

8. We were dancing like we’re made of starlight.

7. You come around and the armor falls, pierce the room like a cannonball.

6. You were Romeo, I was a scarlet letter.

5. His love is like driving a new Maserati down a dead-end street.

4. He’s the song, in the car, I keep singing, don’t know why I do.

3. The way you move is like a full on rainstorm, and I’m a house of cards.

2. Forgetting him was like trying to know somebody you never met.

1. Cory’s eyes are like a jungle, he smiles, it’s like the radio.

Julie Beck is a writer, editor and Taylor Swift aficionado living in Chicago.