Happy 27th birthday to our favorite lyricist, awkward audience dancer, and legs-for-days cat lady, Taylor Swift!
2016 has been a very eventful year for the "Shake It Off Singer" and not just because of her messy, public breakups, and insane feud with Kimye. She won her Album of the Year for 1989 at the Grammy's, released a slew of successful singles off of said album, donated millions of dollars to many amazing philanthropic causes, plenty of major #squadgoals moments, showed off her never-ending amazing street style, and stellar social media presence, featuring many a photo and video of her cats.
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Dr. Meredith Grey and Detective Olivia Benson have been members of the Swift family since 2011 and 2014 respectively, and haven't left her side since. The duo is now synonymous with Taylor's persona, and have turned even the most feline-averse folk among us into serious cat lovers. And who can blame us?! They seem to have such personalities, if only through Swift's Instagram lens, not to mention their hilarious methods of sitting around the house—slumped backwards on a chair, blending in with the couch, on their hind legs meerkat-style, you name it, they've done it.
Plus after re-listening to some old Taylor songs we've come to the realization that all of her songs were written for the two true loves in her life: her cats.
Scroll down below to see why many of Swift's songs were about her feline friends. The evidence is in the details, people! Happy birthday to Taylor—we hope it's a great one!
1. "State of Grace," Red
"I never saw you coming and I'll never be the same," says Olivia upon seeing Taylor for the first time after a long tour.
2. "You Belong With Me," Fearless
Olivia and Lily Aldridge's daughter have a mutual love: "Have you ever thought just maybe, you belong with me?"
3. "All Too Well," Red
Olivia sleeping an airplane like, "I’m a crumpled-up piece of paper lying here, cause I remember it all too well"
4. "You Belong With Me," Fearless
"Dreaming 'bout the day when you'll wake up and find that what you’re looking for has been here the whole time." It's okay Olivia, Meredith hasn't overshadowed you.
5. "Tim McGraw," Taylor Swift
Olivia just letting Taylor know, "he said the way my blue eyes shined, put those Georgia stars to shame that night."
6. "Out of the Woods," 1989
"We were lying on your couch, I remember." Catnaps for all!
7. "Wildest Dreams," 1989
We can tell Olivia is having a great dream here. Just look at that smile! As if to say, "say you'll see me again even if it's just in your wildest dreams,"
8. "Style," 1989
Meredith Grey and Olivia Benson, "we never go out of style."
9. "Stay Stay Stay," Red
There's that smile again, Olivia's definitely been thinking, "it's been occurring to me I'd like to hang out with you, for my whole life."
10. "Bad Blood," 1989
Meredith's narrowed eyes say it all: "Cause baby now we've got bad blood, you know it used to be mad love"
11. "Come Back ... Be Here," Red
"I don't want to miss you like this, come back, be here." Clearly Meredith doesn't love to travel.
12. "Treacherous," Red
This verse is so clearly about this moment: "Put your lips close to mine, as long as they don't touch. Out of focus, eye to eye, till the gravity's too much" (the gravity reference being Olivia's uncanny ability to sit up like a human, obviously).
13. "22," Red
Meredith's expression just screams, "we're happy, free, confused, and lonely at the same time. It's miserable and magical, oh yeah."
14. "Forever and Always," Fearless
That confused look on her face is definitely in reference to, "Where is this going? Thought I knew for a minute, but I don't anymore."
15. "Everything Had Changed," Red
After a catnap together both felines were thinking, "all I knew this morning when I woke, is I know something now, know something now I didn't before."
16. "Shake It Off," 1989
Meredith knows the "haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate," but she's going to eat this trophy anyway!
17. "Blank Space," 1989
"Saw you there and I thought, Oh my God, look at that face." Because, THAT FACE! Too cute.
18. "Mine," Speak Now
"You are the best thing, that's ever been mine," Taylor upon seeing how nicely her cat matches her home décor.
19. "Enchanted," Sparks Fly
Mesmerized by her mom, Meredith thinks, "Walls of insincerity, shifting eyes and vacancy vanished when I saw your face. All I can say is it was enchanting to meet you."
20. "Never Grow Up," Sparks Fly
We're sure Taylor thought, "you darling, don't you ever grow up, just stay this little," when she brought home baby Olivia for the first time.
21. "Fearless," Fearless
Cats can be well-known for their unending stares: "You put your eyes on me. In this moment now capture it remember it."
22. "I Almost Do," Red
"And I just wanna tell you, it takes everything in me not to call you. And I wish I could run to you. And I hope you know that every time I don't I almost do." Oh, the kitty angst!
23. "New Romantics," 1989
Clearly Meredith and Olivia were the inspiration behind this song: "Baby, we're the new romantics, the best people in life are free" [to lie around all day].
24. "Love Story," Fearless
Taylor and Olivia pictured just after she joined the Swift family: "We were both young, when I first saw you."
25. "Welcome To New York," 1989
"Welcome to New York [Olivia], it's been waiting for you."
26. "Out Of The Woods," 1989
Although there's much evidence out there that the lyrics, "your necklace hanging from my neck," were about a gift from Harry Styles, we can't see why this adorable Meredith locket wasn't brought into the discussion.
27. "Tell Me Why," Fearless
"Down here from the ground I see who you are." A very tall, leggy blonde girl. Love you Tay!