By: Jordyn Tilchen//

In case you haven’t yet heard, Taylor Swift suddenly got over her beef with streaming services last week and all of her music is now available on Spotify and Apple Music! If you’re anything like me and you’ve made the switch from ITunes to Spotify several years ago, this news comes as quite a relief. Finally you no longer have to open an entirely separate computer program to enjoy a little T. Swift and feel all the feels!

I don’t know about you (but I’m feeling 22) , but with all of Taylor’s music now available at the click of a button, the only thing I’ve wanted to do is listen to every single song and dissect them one by one. If Taylor’s decision to stream her music has done anything, it’s made me appreciate the fact that she is one of, if not the greatest lyricist of our time, and now is as good of a time as any to celebrate that! Here are (IMO) the best lyrics from every song off of every album she’s ever released. Let’s start at the beginning…

 

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 Song: Tim McGraw

Best Lyric: “When you think happiness, I hope you think that little black dress/ Think of my head on your chest, and my old faded blue jeans.”

Song: Picture To Burn

Best Lyric: “So go and tell your friends that I’m obsessive and crazy/ That’s fine, I’ll tell mine your gay!”

Song: Teardrops On My Guitar

Best Lyric: “He says he’s so in love, he’s finally got it right/ I wonder if he knows he’s all I think about at night.”

Song: A Place In This World

Best Lyric: “I’m alone, on my own, and that’s all I know/ I’ll be strong, I’ll be wrong, oh but life goes on.”

Song: Cold As You

Best Lyric: “And you come away with a great little story of a mess of a dreamer with the nerve to adore you.”

Song: The Outside

Best Lyric: “And I’ve been a lot of lonely places/ I’ve never been on the outside.”

Song: Tied Together With A Smile

Best Lyric: “You’re tied together with a smile but you’re coming undone.”

Song: Stay Beautiful

Best Lyric: “And when you find everything you looked for/ I hope your life leads you back to my door/ Oh, but if it don’t/ Stay beautiful.”

Song: Should’ve Said No

Best Lyric: “You should’ve said “No,” you should’ve gone home/ You should’ve thought twice ‘fore you let it all go/ You should’ve known that word, with what you did with her would get back to me.”

Song: Mary’s Song (Oh My My My)

Best Lyric: “Take me back when our world was one block wide/ I dared you to kiss me and ran when you tried.”

Song: Our Song

Best Lyric: “I was riding shotgun with my hair undone in the front seat of his car/ He’s got a one-hand feel on the steering wheel/ The other on my heart.”

Song: I’m Only Me When I’m With You

Best Lyric: “Friday night beneath the stars/ In a field behind your yard/ You and I are painting pictures in the sky.”

Song: Invisible

Best Lyric: “You just see right through me/ But if you only knew me/ We could be a beautiful miracle/ Unbelievable/ Instead of a just invisible.”

Song: A Perfectly Good Heart

Best Lyric: “Maybe I should’ve seen the signs, should’ve read the writing on the wall/ And realized by the distance in your eyes that I would be the one to fall.”

 

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 Song: Jump Then Fall

Best Lyric: “I had time to think it all over/ And all I can say is come closer/Take a deep breath then jump then fall into me.”

Song: Untouchable

Best Lyric: “But you’re untouchable, burning brighter than the sun/ And now that you’re close I feel like coming undone.”

Song: Forever & Always

Best Lyric: “It rains in your bedroom/Everything is wrong/It rains when you’re here and it rains when you’re gone/I was there when you said forever and always.”

Song: Come In With The Rain

Best Lyric: “But I’ll leave my window open, ‘cause I’m too tired at night for all these games/ Just know I’m right here hopin’, that you’ll come in with the rain.”

Song: Superstar

Best Lyric: “So dim that spotlight/Tell me things like I can’t take my eyes off of you/I’m no one special/Just another wide eyed girl who’s desperately in love with you.”

Song: The Other Side Of The Door

Best Lyric: “With your face and the beautiful eyes/And the conversation with the little white lies/And the faded picture of a beautiful night/You carry me from your car up the stairs/And I broke down crying, was she worth this mess?/After everything and that little black dress/After everything I must confess, I need you.”

Song: Fearless

Best Lyric: “In this passenger’s seat/ You put your eyes on me/ In this moment now capture it, remember it.”

Song: Fifteen

Best Lyric: “Back then I swore I was gonna marry him someday but I realized some bigger dreams of mine.”

Song: Love Story

Best Lyric: “We were both young when I first saw you/ I close my eyes and the flashback starts/ I’m standing there on a balcony in summer air.”

Song: Hey Stephen

Best Lyric: “The way you walk, way you talk, way you say my name/ It’s beautiful, wonderful, don’t you ever change.”

Song: White Horse

Best Lyric: “This ain’t Hollywood/This is a small town/ I was a dreamer before you went and let me down.”

Song: You Belong With Me

Best Lyric: “Dreaming about the day when you wake up and find that what you’re looking for has been here the whole time.”

Song: Breathe

Best Lyric: “People are people and sometimes it doesn’t work out/ Nothing we say is gonna save us from the fall out.”

Song: Tell Me Why

Best Lyric: “Why do you have to make me feel small?/ So you can feel whole inside/ Why do you have to put down my dreams?/ So you’re the only thing on my mind.”

Song: You’re Not Sorry

Best Lyric: “And you got your share of secrets and I’m tired of being last to know/ And now you’re asking me to listen ‘cause it’s worked each time before.”

Song: The Way I Loved You

Best Lyric: “Breaking down and coming undone/ It’s a roller coaster kinda rush/ And I never knew I could feel that much/ And that’s the way I loved you.”

Song: The Best Day

Best Lyric: “I don’t know why all the trees change in the fall/ I know you’re not scared of anything at all/ Don’t know if Snow White’s house is near or far away/ But I know I had the best day with you today.”

Song: Change

Best Lyric: “These things will change/ Can you feel it now?/ These walls that they put up to hold us back will fall down.”

 

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 Song: Mine

Best Lyric: “You made a rebel of a careless man’s careful daughter/ You are the best thing that’s ever been mine.”

Song: Sparks Fly

Best Lyric: “Get me with those green eyes, baby, as the lights go down/ Give me something that’ll haunt me when you’re not around.”

Song: Back To December

Best Lyric: “Maybe this is wishful thinking/ Probably mindless dreaming/ But if we loved again, I swear I’d love you right.”

Song: Speak Now

Best Lyric: “Horrified looks from everyone in the room but I’m only looking at you.”

Song: Dear John

Best Lyric: “You paint me a blue sky and go back and turn it to rain/ And I lived in your chess game, but you changed the rules everyday.”

Song: Mean

Best Lyric: “You, with your switching sides and your wildfire lies and your humiliation/You have pointed out my flaws again as if I don’t already see them.”

Song: The Story Of us

Best Lyric: “This is looking like a contest of who can act like they care less/But I liked it better when you were on my side.”

Song: Never Grow Up

Best Lyric: “Take pictures in your mind of your childhood room/Memorize what it sounded like when your dad gets home/Remember the footsteps, remember the words said/And all your little brother’s favorite songs/I just realized everything I have is someday gonna be gone.”

Song: Enchanted

Best Lyric: “I’ll spend forever wondering if you knew/I was enchanted to meet you.”

Song: Better Than Revenge

Best Lyric: “Sophistication isn’t what you wear or who you know, or pushing people down to get you where you wanna go.”

Song: Innocent

Best Lyric: “Wasn’t it beautiful when you believed in everything, and everybody believed in you?”

Song: haunted

Best Lyric: “You and I walk a fragile line/I have known it all this time/But I never thought I’d live to see it break.”

Song: Last Kiss

Best Lyric: “So I’ll watch your life in pictures like I used to watch you sleep/And I feel you forget me like I used to feel you breathe.”

Song: Long Live

Best Lyric: “Long live all the mountains we moved/I had the time of my life fighting dragons with you/I was screaming long live that look on your face/And bring on all the pretenders/One day, we will be remembered.”

Song: Ours

Best Lyrics: “So don’t you worry your pretty little mind/People throw rocks at things that shine.”

Song: If This Was A Movie

Lyrics: “Come back, come back, come back to me like you would before you said, ‘It’s not that easy.’”

Song: Superman

Best Lyric: “He’s got his mother’s eyes, his father’s ambition/I wonder if he knows how much that I miss him/I hang on every word you say.”

 

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 Song: State of Grace

Best Lyric: “We are alone with our changing minds/We fall in love ‘til it hurts or bleeds or fades in time.”

Song: Red

Best Lyric: “Remembering him comes in flashbacks and echoes/Tell myself it’s time now, gotta let go/But moving on from him is impossible when I still see it all in my head.”

Song: Treacherous

Best Lyric: “And I’ll do anything you say, if you say it with your hands/And I’d be smart to walk away, but you’re quicksand.”

Song: I Knew You Were Trouble

Best Lyric: “I guess you didn’t care, and I guess I liked that/And when I fell hard, you took a step back/Without me, without me, without me.”

Song: All Too Well

Best Lyric: “Time won’t fly, it’s like I’m paralyzed by it/ I’d like to be my old self again, but I’m still trying to find it.”

Song: 22

Best Lyric: “We’re happy, free, confused, and lonely at the same time. It’s miserable and magical.”

Song: I Almost Do

Best Lyric: “I bet this time of night you’re still up/I bet you’re tired from a long hard week/I bet you’re sitting in your chair by the window looking out at the city/And I bet sometimes you wonder about me.”

Song: We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

Best Lyric: “I’m really gonna miss you picking fights, and me falling for it screaming that I’m right/And you would hide away and find your piece of mind, with some indie record that’s much cooler than mine.”

Song: Stay Stay Stay

Best Lyric: “All those times that you didn’t leave; it’s been occurring to me I’d like to hang out with you for my whole life.”

Song: The Last Time

Best Lyric: “You find yourself at my door/Just like all those times before/You wear your best apology/But I was there to watch you leave.”

Song: Holy Ground

Best Lyric: “And I guess we fell apart in the usual way/And the story’s got dust on every page/But sometimes I wonder how you think about it now/And I see your face in every crowd.”

Song: Sad Beautiful Tragic

Best Lyric: “Words, how little they mean when you’re a little too late.”

Song: The Lucky One

Best Lyric: “You had it figured out since you were in school/Everybody loves pretty, everybody loves cool.”

Song: Everything Has Changed

Best Lyric: “’Cause all I know is we said ‘Hello.’/And your eyes look like coming home.”

Song: Starlight

Best Lyric: “Don’t you see the starlight, starlight? Don’t you dream impossible things?”

Song: Begin Again

Best Lyric: “I’ve been spending the last eight months thinking all love ever does is break and burn and end/But on a Wednesday in a café I watched it begin again.”

Song: The Moment I knew

Best Lyric: “What do you say when tears are streaming down your face in front of everyone you know?/And what do you do when the one who means the most to you is the one who didn’t show?”

Song: Come Back… Be Here

Best Lyric: “Taxi cabs and busy streets that never bring you back to me/I can’t help but wish you took me with you.”

Song: Girl At Home

Best Lyric: “And it would have been a fine proposition if I was a stupid girl/And yeah, I might go with it if I hadn’t once been just like her.”

 

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 Song: Welcome To New York

Lyric: “When we first dropped our bags on apartment floors/Took our broken hearts, put them in a drawer/Everybody here was someone else before/And you can want who you want/Boys and boys and girls and girls.”

Song: Blank Space

Best Lyric: “You’ll come back each time you leave, ‘cause darling I’m a nightmare dressed like a daydream.”

Song: Style

Best Lyric: “You got that James Dean daydream look in your eye/And I got that red lip classic thing that you like.”

Song: Out Of The Woods

Best Lyric: “You took a Polaroid of us/Then discovered/The rest of the world was black and white/But we were in screaming color.”

Song: All You Had To Do Was Stay

Best Lyric: “People like you always want back the love they pushed aside/But people like me are gone forever when you say goodbye.”

Song: Shake It Off

Best Lyric: “I go on too many dates/But I can’t make them stay/At least that’s what people say.”

Song: I Wish You Would

Best Lyric: “I wish you would come back/Wish I never hung up the phone like I did/I wish you knew that I’ll never forget you as long as I live.”

Song: Bad Blood

Best Lyric: “Band-aids don’t fix bullet holes/You say sorry just for show/If you live like that you live with ghosts.”

Song: Wildest Dreams

Best Lyric: “I said, ‘No one has to know what we do.’/His hands are in my hair, his clothes are in my room/And his voice is a familiar sound/Nothing last forever/But this is getting good now.”

Song: How You Get The Girl

Best Lyric: “Remind her how it used to be/With pictures in frames of kisses on cheeks.”

Song: This Love

Best Lyric: “Your kiss, my cheek, I watched you leave/Your smile, my ghost, I fell to my knees/When you’re young you just run/But you come back to what you need.”

Song: I Know Places

Best Lyric: “Loose lips sink ships all the damn time/Not this time.”

Song: Clean

Best Lyric: “10 months sober, I must admit/Just because you’re clean don’t mean you don’t miss it.”

Song: Wonderland

Best Lyric: “You search the world for something else to make you feel like what we had/And in the end in wonderland we both went mad.”

Song: You Are In Love

Best Lyric: “You kiss on sidewalks/You fight then you talk/One night he wakes/Strange look on his face/Pauses, then says, ‘You’re my best friend.’/And you knew what it was/He is in love.”

Song: New Romantics

Best Lyric: “’Cause, baby, I could build a castle/Out of all the bricks they threw at me/And every day is like a battle/But every night with us is like a dream.”

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