Paul Slansky
16 min readOct 20, 2022

Maybe This Thing is a Masterpiece

In the refrigerator light

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

I decided early on that I didn’t need to pay attention to Taylor Swift. What, really, could this teenage country singer have to say to someone whose musical taste was solidly in the Stones/Kinks/Dylan/Petty realm? Did I need a new LeAnn…