(Taste of Country) – The girl behind the famed meme Overly Attached Girlfriend is apparently young woman who acts exactly like her name … an overly attached girlfriend. The star took on a new persona to do a funny reading of Taylor Swift‘s lyrics — Overly Attached Taylor Swift — which has since gone viral.
Real name Laina, Overly Attached Girlfriend is known for her wide eyes, smiling and staring manically at the camera and acting like an obsessive girlfriend. In this clip, sne spins Swift’s tunes in a very ‘red’ way. Less love, more obsession.
She reads from ‘Everything Has Changed,’ ‘I Knew You Were Trouble,’ ‘Red,’ ‘You Belong With Me,’ ‘Teardrops on My Guitar,’ ‘Mine,’ ‘Sparks Fly’ and a host of other Swift tracks that take on a new meaning under her watch.
We may never look at ‘Teardrops on My Guitar’ the same again. Laina says contemplatively, “I wonder if he knows / He’s all I think about at night,” but it takes a turn for creepy as she gets an obsessed look on her face, adding, “As I turn out the light / I’ll put his picture down / And maybe get some sleep tonight.”
One of our favorite moments of the dramatic reading is certainly … dramatic. Overly Attached Taylor Swift begins quoting lyrics from ‘I’d Lie,’ rocking back in forth in a slightly obsessive manner.
“I could tell you his favorite color’s green / He loves to argue, born on the seventeenth / His sister’s beautiful, he has his father’s eyes,” she begins quickly, as if she was an overly obsessed fan of the guy. “My first thought when I wake up is, ‘My god, he’s beautiful.‘
While we love Swift’s earnest and honest lyrics, which read as if they’re journal entries already, we also can’t help but chuckle at Overly Attached Girlfriend’s enactment of the hits. When a catchy and upbeat song is read in a slightly creepy manner, we’re pretty sure any artist would sound a little bit crazy.