Top 10 Best Taylor Swift Lyrics
With Taylor Swift kickstarting her Eras tour this month, my Instagram has been flooded with clips of her performances. This has resulted in adding more of her songs to my daily morning playlists. After listening to her albums over and over again, some lyrics have stuck out to me. Here are my top 10 favorite Taylor Swift lyrics at the moment:
- “Your Midas touch on the Chevy door
November flush and your flannel cure.”
- Champagne Problems
This lyric beautifully illustrates Taylor Swift’s clever songwriting. The song as a whole is beautiful, but this line is by far my favorite.
2. “Oh, holding my breath
Won’t see you again
Something keeps me holding onto nothing.”
Haunted is a criminally underrated song that sheds light on how it feels to be in a crumbling relationship.
3. “You said I have to trust more freely
But diesel is desire, you were playing with fire
And maybe it’s the past that’s talking
Screaming from the crypt
Telling me to punish you for things you never did.
So I justified it.”
- The Great War
I love that The Great War tells how much past relationships can impact how you enter new connections. If you have been burned in the past, you can relate to feeling apprehensive about trusting somebody new at their word.
4. “If clarity’s in death, then why won’t this die?
Years of tearing down our banners, you and I
Living for the thrill of hitting you where it hurts
Give me back my girlhood, it was mine first.”
- Would’ve, Could’ve, Should’ve
Would’ve, Could’ve, Should’ve is a song that is packed full of heartbreak. This lyric feels like a last ditch effort to reclaim what was once yours and the person you used to be.
5. “Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye
You were bigger than the whole sky
You were more than just a short time
And I’ve got a lot to pine about
I’ve got a lot to live without
I’m never gonna meet
What could’ve been, would’ve been
What should’ve been you.”
- Bigger Than The Whole Sky
I don’t think another song has made me feel more torn up inside than this one.
6. “This is me praying that
This was the very first page
Not where the storyline ends
My thoughts will echo your name
Until I see you again
These are the words I held back
As I was leaving too soon
I was enchanted to meet you
Please don’t be in love with someone else
Please don’t have somebody waiting on you.”
Enchanted will always be one of my favorite songs by Swift. It feels absolutely magical, while simultaneously capturing the feeling of a first crush.
7. “I think I’ve seen this film before
And I didn’t like the ending
I’m not your problem anymore
So who am I offending now?”
Life experiences are funny because, while everything in a new stage of life feels brand new, you can pick up on patterns. That moment when you can see where a situation is heading is truly eerie, like history truly repeating itself.
8. “And isn’t it just so pretty to think
All along there was some
Tying you to me?”
- Invisible String
I love this part of Invisible String. The idea that two people can be so fated for one another that even when they are apart, they are connected is beautiful.
9. “It only feels this raw right now
Lost in the labyrinth of my mind
Break up, break free, break through, break down
You would break your back to make me break a smile.”
Labyrinth is one of my favorites off of the new Midnights album. I love the hope in these lyrics, illustrating the effort loved ones put in to help each other through the healing process.
10. “I like shiny things, but I’d marry you with paper rings.”
– Paper Rings
This lyric from Paper Rings just makes me happy and is relatable for any hopeless romantic.
What is your favorite Taylor Swift lyric? Let me know in the comments!