Grandparents are always eminence of concern and seedbed of happiness of every household. Some of us inherit the inborn talents or we look up to them as role models. They are the ball of happiness, they inspire and support us to achieve our dreams with wise words.
On 11th December Taylor Swift surprised her fans by releasing an album- “evermore”, her ninth album. This album is an artistic unfolding to downhearted and lugubrious events. In 2019, Swift had written a song to her mom, Soon you’ll get better, who was fighting cancer. And this time “Marjorie” lyrics honours and glories her late grandmother Marjorie Finlay.
According to The Independent (British newspaper), Finlay was in Memphis (former capital Egypt) America. Finlay was an American coloratura soprano opera singer and television personality who encouraged Swift to become a musician.
The music video includes the photos of her grandmother right from her very young age. In the track, if you pay attention while Swift sings “And if I didn’t know better/I’d think you were singing to me now.” You can hear Finlay’s voice in the song.
Also, Swift adds her grandmother’s advice,”Never be so kind, you forget to be clever. Never be so clever, you forget to be kind. Never be so polite, you forget your power. Never wield such power, you forget to be polite.”
I prefer melancholy over cheerful music. And this song left me in tears and I jogged the memories of my maternal grandparents.
Listen to this tear-jerking song to sail through your grandparents’ memories.
PS: What’s that one thing you love about your grandparents? Comment below. A big shout out to all the grandparents.