We Were Happy - Taylor Swift
Memories. Lots of memories scattered through my head of you and I. I couldn’t believe that it was over after all the times we shared together. I got out my laptop and clicked on our photo album. There were hundreds of photos of us together – laughing, smiling - all of which now were distant and vague memories. As I flicked through them, I stopped at one of us at the circus.
I remembered walking along the streets, the porch lights from the house shining brightly at us. It was when we had the whole night to ourselves and didn’t have to be anywhere at any time. When I didn’t have to make up an excuse to not be with him. I missed those times. I wished to have them back day after day after day.
I remembered us spotting the circus, his cheeky grin, suggesting us to sneak inside. When the entrance guards weren’t looking, we ran into the circus ring. I remember the laughter and the smiles, sitting down the enjoy the show, him throwing his arms around my neck. The times when I deserved his time. I couldn’t – and wouldn’t – forget it.
I looked at a few more photos and stopped at another one of us; more memories flooding back. The beautiful sunset, sitting by the water, the first time he told me he loved me. I told him I loved him back. Looking back, I wondered if I really meant it. Deep down, I knew that if it wasn’t love then, it definitely wasn’t love now.
I cried and wished for those times. The times when we laughed in the dark. The times when we talked about buying his Daddy’s farm. The times when we talked about our wedding. The times when we were happy.