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If you listen to my albums, it's like reading my diary.

Taylor Alison Swift (born 13 December 1989) is an American singer-songwriter.


  • "I cannot believe this is happening right now. [...] This is for my MySpace people and everybody who voted. The fans, y'all, I'm going out on tour with Brad Paisley and this is coming with me to every single [autograph] signing line so you can get a picture of the award you won for me. Thank you so much."
  • To me, fearless is not the absence of fear. It's not being completely unafraid. To me, fearless is having fears. Fearless is having doubts. Lots of them. To me, fearless is living in spite of those things that scare you to death. Fearless is falling madly in love again, even though you've been hurt before. Fearless is walking into your freshman year of high school at fifteen. Fearless is getting back up and fighting for what you want over and over again...even though every time you've tried before, you've lost. It's fearless to have faith that someday things will change. Fearless is having the courage to say goodbye to someone who only hurts you, even if you can't breathe without them. I think it's fearless to fall in love with your best friend, even though he's in love with someone else. And when someone apologizes to you enough times for things they'll never stop doing, i think it's fearless to stop believing them. It's fearless to say "you're NOT sorry", and walk away. I think loving someone despite what people think is fearless. I think allowing yourself to cry on the bathroom floor is fearless. Letting go is fearless. Then, moving on and being alright...that's fearless too. But no matter what love throws at you, you have to believe in it. You have to believe in love stories and prince charmings and happily ever afters. Because I think love is fearless.
    • on the liner notes on her Fearless album in 2008 [1]
  • If you listen to my albums, it's like reading my diary.
  • I want to say to all the young women out there: there will people along the way who will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame, but if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where you're going you'll look around and you'll know that it was you and the people who love you who put you there, and that will be the greatest feeling in the world.
  • What does it mean to be the woman of this decade? Well, it means I've seen a lot. […] I saw that people love to explain away a woman's success in the music industry, and I saw something in me change due to this realization. This was the decade when I became a mirror for my detractors. Whatever they decided I couldn't do is exactly what I did. Whatever they criticized about me became material for musical satires or inspirational anthems. […] In 10 years I've seen forward steps in our industry, in our awareness, our inclusion, our ability to start calling out unfairness and misconduct. I've seen the advent of social media, the way it can boost the breakthrough of emerging artists and I've seen fans become more engaged and supportive than ever before. […] Thank you for a magnificent, happy-free, confused, sometimes lonely but mostly golden decade.
  • «Let go of the people who bring you down, and surround yourself with those who bring out the best in you.» [1]

Song lyrics[edit]

I stay up too late; that's what people say.

All songs written by Taylor Swift, except as noted.

  • He'll never fall in love
    He swears, as he runs his fingers through his hair.
    I'm laughing 'cause I hope he's wrong.
    And I don't think it ever crossed his mind.
    He tells a joke, I fake a smile
    That I know all his favorite songs.
    • I'd Lie (2007).
  • Wish I had concentrated; they said love was complicated.
    But it was something I just fell into.
    And it was overrated, but just look what I created!
  • You lift my feet off the ground,
    You spin me around.
    You make me crazier, crazier.
    Feels like I'm fallin' and I
    Am lost in your eyes.
    You make me crazier, crazier, crazier.
  • Every time you smile, I smile
    And every time you shine, I'll shine for you.
    • Jump Then Fall, Fearless: Platinum Edition (2009).
  • I don't wanna lose your face
    And I don't wanna wake up one day
    and not remember what time erased.
    I don't wanna turn around
    'Cause I'm not scared of what love gave me and took away.
    And I don't wanna lose your face...
    • Your Face.

Taylor Swift (2006)[edit]

  • But when you think: Tim McGraw,
    I hope you think my favorite song.
    The one we danced to all night long:
    The moon like a spotlight on the lake.
    When you think happiness,
    I hope you think: "That little black dress."
    Think of my head on your chest,
    An' my old faded blue jeans.
    When you think Tim McGraw,
    I hope you think of me.
  • I hate that stupid old pickup truck
    You never let me drive.
    You're a redneck heartbreak
    Who's really bad at lying.
    So watch me strike a match
    On all my wasted time.
    As far as I'm concerned you're
    Just another picture to burn.
  • He's the reason for the teardrops on my guitar,
    The only thing that keeps me wishing on a wishing star.
    He's the song in the car I keep singing, don't know why I do.
  • You should've said no, you should've gone home.
    You should've thought twice before you let it all go.
    You should've known that word 'bout what you did with her
    Would get back to me...

    And I should've been there, in the back of your mind.
    I shouldn't be asking myself why.
    You shouldn't be begging for forgiveness at my feet...
    You should've said no, baby and you might still have me.

  • I was sixteen when suddenly
    I wasn't that little girl you used to see.
    But your eyes still shined like pretty lights,
    And our daddies used to joke about the two of us.
    They never believed we'd really fall in love.
    And our mamas smiled and rolled their eyes
    And said oh my my my...
    • Mary's Song (Oh My My My), written by Taylor Swift, Liz Rose, and Brian Maher.
  • Our song is the slamming screen door,
    Sneakin' out late, tapping on your window.
    When we're on the phone and you talk real slow
    'Cause it's late and your mama don't know.
    Our song is the way you laugh,
    The first date "man, I didn't kiss her, and I should have."
    And when I got home, before I said amen
    Asking God if he could play it again.

Fearless (2008)[edit]

  • We're drivin' down the road,
    I wonder if you know.
    I'm tryin' so hard
    Not to get caught up now.
    But you're just so cool.
    Run your hands through your hair,
    Absent mindedly makin' me want you.
  • Cause when you're fifteen
    And somebody tells you they love you,
    you're gonna believe them.
    And when you're fifteen,
    Feeling like there's nothing to figure out,
    Well count to ten, take it in.
    This is life before you know
    Who you're gonna be,
    You're fifteen.
  • Romeo take me somewhere, we can be alone.
    I'll be waiting; all there's left to do is run.
    You'll be the prince and I'll be the princess,
    It's a love story, baby, just say yes.
  • 'Cause I can't help it if you look like an angel;
    Can't help it if I wanna kiss you in the rain, so...
    Come feel this magic I've been feelin' since I met you,
    Can't help it if there's no one else.
  • I'm not a princess,
    This ain't a fairytale.
    I'm not the one you'll sweep off her feet,
    Lead her up the stairwell.
    This ain't Hollywood,
    This is a small town.
    I was a dreamer before
    You went and let me down.
    Now it's too late for you and your white horse
    To come around.
  • But she wears short skirts, I wear t-shirts.
    She's cheer captain and I'm on the bleachers,
    Dreaming 'bout the day when you wake up and find
    That what you're lookin' for has been here the whole time.

    If you could see that I'm the one who understands you,
    Been here all along so why can't you see?
    You belong with me;
    You belong with me.

  • Music starts playing like the end of a sad movie.
    It's the kind of ending you don't really wanna see.
    'Cause it's tragedy and it'll only bring you down.
    Now I don't know what to be without you around.
  • Lookin' so innocent,
    I might believe you if I didn't know.
    Could'a loved you all my life,
    If you hadn't left me waiting in the cold.
    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.
  • And I stare at the phone, he still hasn't called.
    And then you feel so low you can't feel nothing at all.
    And you flash back to when he said forever and always.
    Oh, and it rains in your bedroom,
    Everything is wrong.
    It rains when you're here and it rains when you're gone.
    'Cause I was there when you said forever and always.
  • Because these things
    Will change.
    We can see it now.
    These walls
    That they put up,
    To hold us back
    Will fall down.
    It's a revolution,
    It's how we'll become.
    Who we're
    Supposed to be.
    We'll sing hallelujah;
    We'll sing hallelujah.

Speak Now (2010)[edit]

  • You remember, we were sittin' there, by the water,
    You put your arm around me for the first time.
    You made a rebel of a careless man's careful daughter.
    You are the best thing that's ever been mine.
  • And you stood there in front of me just
    Close enough to touch,
    Close enough to hope you couldn't see
    What I was thinking of.

    Drop everything now,
    Meet me in the pouring rain.
    Kiss me on the sidewalk,
    Take away the pain.
    'Cause I see sparks fly whenever you smile.

  • So this is me swallowing my pride,
    Standing in front of you
    Saying I'm sorry for that night.
    And I go back to December all the time.
    Turns out freedom ain't nothing but missing you,
    Wishing that I realized what I had when you were mine.
    I go back to December, turn around and make it all right.
    I go back to December all the time.
  • I am not the kind of girl
    Who should be rudely bargin' in on a white veil occasion.
    But you are not the kind of boy
    Who should be marrying the wrong girl.
  • Someday I'll be livin' in a big old city
    And all you're ever gonna be is mean.
    Someday, I'll be big enough so you can't hit me
    And all you're ever gonna be is mean.
    Why you gotta be so mean?
  • Now I'm standing alone in a crowded room
    And we're not speaking.
    And I'm dyin' to know:
    Is it killing you
    Like it's killing me?
    I don't know what to say since a twist of fate, when it all broke down
    And the story of us looks a lot like a tragedy now.
  • This is me praying that
    This was the very first page
    Not where the story line 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
    Please don't be in love with someone else
    Please don't have somebody waiting on you

    • Enchanted.
  • The story starts when it was hot and it was summer and...
    I had it all, I had him right there where I wanted him
    She came along, got him alone and let's hear the applause
    She took him faster than you could say "sabotage"

    I never saw it coming, wouldn't have suspected it
    I underestimated just who I was dealing with
    She had to know the pain was beating on me like a drum
    She underestimated just who she was stealing from

    • Better Than Revenge.
  • Come on, come on
    Don't leave me like this.
    I thought I had you figured out.
    Something's gone terribly wrong,
    You're all I wanted.

    Come on, come on
    Don't leave me like this.
    I thought I had you figured out.
    Can't breathe whenever your gone,
    Can't turn back
    Now I'm haunted.

    • Haunted.
  • Long live the walls we crashed through,
    All the kingdom lights shined just for me and you.
    I was screaming, "Long live all the magic we made,"
    And bring on all the pretenders.
    One day we will be remembered.
  • So don't you worry your pretty little mind,
    People throw rocks at things that shine,
    And life makes love look hard.
    The stakes are high,
    The water's rough,
    But this love is ours.

Red (2012)[edit]

  • This is a state of grace
    This is the worthwhile fight
    Love is a ruthless game
    Unless you play it good and right
  • Losing him was blue like I’d never known;
    Missing him was dark grey all alone.
    Forgetting him was like trying to know
    Somebody you've never met.
    But loving him was red;
    Loving him was red.
  • I can't decide if it's a choice
    Getting swept away.
    I hear the sound of my own voice
    Asking you to stay.
    And all we are is skin and bone trained to get along,
    Forever going with the flow but you friction.
  • Two headlights shine through the sleepless night
    and I will get you, get you alone
    Your name has echoed through my mind
    And I just think you should, think you should know
    That nothing safe is worth the drive
    And I will follow you follow you home
    I'll follow you follow you home
  • 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.
    After plaid shirt days and nights when you made me your own,
    Now you mail back my things and I walk home alone.

    But you keep my old scarf from that very first week,
    'Cause it reminds you of innocence and it smells like me.
    You can't get rid of it 'cause you remember it all too well, yeah.

  • I don't know about you but I'm feeling 22.
    Everything will be alright if you keep me next to you.
    You don't know about me but I bet you want to.
    Everything will be alright if we just keep dancing like we're 22, 22.
    • 22, written by Taylor Swift, Max Martin, and Shellback.
  • We are never ever ever... getting back together.
    We are never ever ever... getting back together.
    You go talk to your friends, talk to my friends, talk to me.
    But we are never ever ever ever... getting back together.
    Like, ever.
  • This is the last time I'm asking you this,
    Put my name at the top of your lips.
    This is the last time I'm asking you why
    You break my heart in the blink of an eye, eye, eye.
  • Words, how little they mean when you're a little too late.
    • Sad Beautiful Tragic
  • Cause all I know is we said hello
    And your eyes look like coming home.
    All I know is a simple name, everything has changed.
    All I know is we held the door,
    You'll be mine and I'll be yours.
    All I know since yesterday is everything has changed.
  • And you throw your head back laughing
    Like a little kid.
    I think it's strange that you think I’m funny cause
    He never did.
    I've been spending the last 8 months
    Thinking all love ever does
    Is break and burn and end.
    But on a Wednesday in a cafe,
    I watched it begin again.

1989 (2014)[edit]

  • Nice to meet you, where you been?
    I could show you incredible things.
    Magic, madness, heaven, sin.
    Saw you there and I thought.
    Oh my God, look at that face.
    You look like my next mistake.
    Love's a game, wanna play?.
  • So it's gonna be forever
    Or it's gonna go down in flames.
    You can tell me when it's over
    If the high was worth the pain.
    Got a long list of ex-lovers,
    They'll tell you I'm insane.
    'Cause you know I love the players,
    And you love the game.
    • Blank Space
  • You got that James Dean daydream look in your eye,
    And I got that red lip, classic thing that you like.
    And when we go crashing down, we come back every time,
    'Cause we never go out of style, we never go out of style.
    You've got that long hair slick back, white t-shirt
    And I got that good girl faith and a tight little skirt.
    And when we go crashing down, we come back every time.
    'Cause we never go out of style, we never go out of style
    • Style, written by Taylor Swift, Max Martin, Shellback, and Ali Payami
  • Looking at it now.
    It all seems so simple.
    We were lying on your couch.
    I remember.
    You took a Polaroid of us.
    Then discovered (then discovered)
    The rest of the world was black and white.
    But we were in screaming color.
    And I remember thinking…
  • But I keep cruising, can't stop, won't stop moving.
    It's like I got this music in my body and it's gonna be alright.

    'Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play
    And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate.
    Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake,
    I shake it off, I shake it off.
    Heartbreakers gonna break, break, break, break, break
    And the fakers gonna fake, fake, fake, fake, fake.
    Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake,
    I shake it off, I shake it off.

    • Shake It Off, written by Taylor Swift, Max Martin, and Shellback
  • 'Cause baby now we got bad blood.
    You know it used to be mad love.
    So take a look at what you've done.
    'Cause baby now we got bad blood.
    • Bad Blood, written by Taylor Swift, Max Martin, and Shellback
  • 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
    • This Love, written by Taylor Swift
  • We need love,
    But all we want is danger.
    We team up,
    Then switch sides like a record changer.
    The rumors are terrible and cruel,
    But honey, most of them are true.
    • New Romantics, written by Taylor Swift, Max Martin, and Shellback

Reputation (2017)[edit]

  • If a man talks shit than I owe him nothing.
    And if spends my change than he had it coming.
  • Oh Lord save me my drug is my baby I'll be using for the rest of my life.
    Using for the rest of my life (ooh)
    Don't blame me your made me crazy if it doesn't you ain't doing it right.
    • Don't Blame Me, written by Taylor Swift, Max Martin, and Shellback
  • This ain't for the best.
    My reputation's never been worse, so
    You must like me for me.
    We can't make any promises Now can we, babe.
    But you can make me a drink.
    • Delicate, written by Taylor Swift, Max Martin, and Shellback

Lover (2019)[edit]

  • I'm drunk in the back of the car
    And I cried like a baby coming home from the bar (oh)
    Said, "I'm fine, " but it wasn't true
    I don't wanna keep secrets just to keep you
    And I snuck in through the garden gate
    Every night that summer just to seal my fate (oh)
    And I screamed for whatever it's worth
    'I love you', ain't that the worst thing you ever heard?
  • We could leave the Christmas lights up 'til January.
    And this is our place, we make the rules.
    And there's a dazzling haze, a mysterious way about you dear.
    Have I known you twenty seconds or twenty years?
  • I’m so sick of running as fast as I can,
    Wondering if I'd get there quicker if I was a man.
    And I'm so sick of them coming at me again,
    'Cause if I was a man,
    Then I'd be the man.
    I'd be the man.
    I'd be the man.
  • I've been the archer.
    I've been the prey.
    Who could ever leave me, darling,
    But who could stay?
    • The Archer, written by Taylor Swift and Jack Antonoff
  • American stories, burning before me
    I'm feeling helpless, the damsels are depressed
    Boys will be boys then, where are the wise men?
    Darling, I'm scared.
  • Windows swung right open, autumn air
    Jacket 'round my shoulders is yours
    We bless the rains on Cornelia Street
    Memorize the creaks in the floor
  • You said it was a great love,
    One for the ages.
    But if the story's over,
    why am I still writing pages?
    • Death by a Thousand Cuts, written by Taylor Swift and Jack Antonoff
  • Spelling is fun!
    • Me! (featuring Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco), written by Taylor Swift, Joel Little, and Brendon Urie. The line was removed from the digital and streaming versions of the song.

Folklore (2020)[edit]

  • But I knew you
    Dancin' in your Levi's
    Drunk under a streetlight, I
    I knew you
    Hand under my sweatshirt
    Baby, kiss it better, I

    And when I felt like I was an old cardigan
    Under someone's bed
    You put me on and said I was your favorite

  • I think I've seen this film before
    And I didn't like the ending
    You're not my homeland anymore
    So what am I defending now?
    You were my town
    Now I'm in exile, seein' you out
    I think I've seen this film before
    So I'm leavin' out the side door
  • But I can see us lost in the memory
    August slipped away into a moment in time
    'Cause it was never mine
    And I can see us twisted in bedsheets
    August sipped away like a bottle of wine
    'Cause you were never mine
    • August, written by Taylor Swift and Jack Antonoff
  • But if I just showed up at your party,
    Would you have me?
    Would you want me?
    Would you tell me to go fuck myself?
    Or lead me to the garden?
    In the garden would you trust me,
    If I told you it was just a summer thing?
    I'm only 17, I don't know anything,
    But I know I miss you
    • Betty, written by Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn

Evermore (2020)[edit]

  • The more that you say
    The less I know
    Wherever you stray
    I follow
    Begging for you to take my hand
    Wreck my plans
    That's my man
    You know that my train could take you home
    Anywhere else is hollow
    Begging for you to take my hand
    Wreck my plans
    That's my man
    • Willow, written by Taylor Swift and Aaron Dessner
  • While you were out building other worlds, where was I?
    Where’s that man who’d threw blankets over my barbed wire
    I made you my temple, my mural, my sky
    Now I’m begging for footnotes in the story of your life

Midnights (2022)[edit]

  • It's me
    I'm the problem, it's me
    At teatime
    Everybody agrees
    I'll stare directly at the sun but never in the mirror
    It must be exhausting always rooting for the anti-hero
    • Anti-Hero, written by Taylor Swift and Jack Antonoff

About Taylor Swift[edit]

  • How could you not [fancy Taylor Swift]?! I’ve met Taylor once, with Sarah Hyland, and there’s just nothing not to like about her. She’s beautiful, talented, hardworking, and she’s very genuine. It’s a terrible thing, I was actually very surprised! I had read all these nightmare stories, and when I met her I was very pleasantly surprised that she seemed like one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. As for having a thing for Taylor? That’s for me to know and for you to wonder about.
  • Taylor Swift is so flawless, and so unattainable, and I don't think it's breeding anything good in young girls.
  • I was in this coffee shop in Nashville when I looked up and saw this really tall, pretty girl who looked kind of familiar to me. It couldn't be. Only, yeah, it was: Taylor Swift. I had to go say hi to her. I walked up to her table, feeling kind of shy and dorky, but she looked up and gave me a big smile. "Are you Taylor?" I said. "Yeah," she said. "Hey, my name's Austin Mahone," I said. "I'm a singer on YouTube." Her smile got even bigger. "That's really cute," she said. "Keep up the hard work and never stop believing." "Thanks," I said. "Do you mind if I get a picture with you?" "Of course not," she said. We posed together and my mom took the picture. Little did I know at the time that we'd meet again a year later, under circumstances I couldn't have imagined then. Life is too crazy sometimes.
  • I was excited to be achieving one of my goals of reaching a wider audience. I got some help reaching that goal during the summer of 2013 when I was asked to be the opening act for a huge artist I really admired, which was exactly the kind of opportunity I'd been hoping for. I have to tell you, though, when my managers told me who I'd be opening for, I couldn't believe it: Taylor Swift- who I'd always felt a real respect for, especially since she'd been so nice to me back in Nashville. Plus, I admire how she's grown her career and respect her talent. The first time we met backstage, I had to tell her where and how we'd met before. Of course, this time she knew I was a singer because I was her opener, and she smiled at me even bigger than before. "Hey, Taylor, we actually met once in Nashville a couple years ago," I said. "I came up to you in a coffee shop and told you I was a singer on YouTube." "I totally remember you," she said, laughing. "No way," I said. "No, I totally do." I wasn't sure I believed her. But it didn't matter. I was her support act on a lot of her dates that summer, and we always got along well. Plus, I got to meet and hang a little with Ed Sheeran, who was also on the tour. He's a cool guy and very talented. That tour was fun and amazing, and I learned so much from watching Taylor. She's always such a pro.

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