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13 Best Lyrics from Each Taylor Swift Album

Here are the 13 best Taylor Swift lyrics from songs on each of her 10 albums, in order.

Starting with her debut 2006 album…

Best Lyrics from Taylor Swift (2006)

“He’s the reason for the teardrops on my guitar, the only thing that keeps me wishing on a wishing star.” – Teardrops on My Guitar

“I was right there beside him all summer long and then the time we woke up to find that summer gone.” – Tim McGraw

“Seems the only one who doesn’t see your beauty is the face in the mirror looking back at you.” – Tied Together With a Smile

“You’re just another picture to burn.” – Picture to Burn

“Our song is the slamming screen door, sneakin’ out late, tapping on your window.” – Our Song

“He’s the song in the car I keep singing, don’t know why I do.” – Teardrops on My Guitar

“When you think happiness, I hope you think that little black dress.” – Tim McGraw

“And when you take, you take the very best of me.” – Cold as You

“Hold on, baby, you’re losing it, the water’s high, you’re jumping into it.” – Tied Together with a Smile

“September saw a month of tears, and thanking God that you weren’t here.” – Tim McGraw

“I’ll be strong, I’ll be wrong, oh but life goes on.” – A Place in This World

“I realize you love yourself more than you could ever love me.” – Picture to Burn

“He said the way my blue eyes shined put those Georgia stars to shame that night.” – Tim McGraw

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Best Lyrics from Fearless (2008)

“Romeo, take me somewhere we can be alone.” – Love Story

“My heart’s not breaking ’cause I’m not feeling anything at all.” – The Way I Loved You

“And I don’t know how it gets better than this, you take my hand and drag me head first, fearless.” – Fearless

“Say you’re sorry, that face of an angel comes out just when you need it to.” – White Horse

“Can’t help it if I wanna kiss you in the rain.” – Hey Stephen

“You’ve got a smile that could light up this whole town.” – You Belong With Me

“You’ll be the prince and I’ll be the princess.” – Love Story

“It rains when you’re here and it rains when you’re gone.” – Forever & Always

“This ain’t Hollywood, this is a small town. I was a dreamer before you went and let me down.” – White Horse

“Never wanted this, never wanna see you hurt, every little bump in the road I tried to swerve.” – Breathe

“Time slows down whenever you’re around.” – Today Was a Fairytale

“You were the prince, I used to be a damsel in destress.” – Today Was a Fairytale

“In this moment now, capture it, remember it.” – Fearless

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Best Lyrics from Speak Now (2010)

“You made a rebel of a careless man’s careful daughter.” – Mine

“Someday I’ll be living in a big ol’ city, and all you’re ever gonna be is mean.” – Mean

“The lingering question kept me up, 2 AM, who do you love?” – Enchanted

“Long live all the mountains we moved, I had the time of my life fighting dragons with you.” – Long Live

“This is me swallowing my pride, standing in front of you saying I’m sorry for that night.” – Back to December

“Wasn’t it beautiful runnin’ wild ’til you fell asleep?” – Innocent

“I’m shining like fireworks over your sad empty town.” – Dear John

“And I remember that fight, 2:30 AM, as everything was slipping right out of our hands.” – Mine

“Wasn’t it easier in your lunchbox days?” – Innocent

“And all the girls that you’ve run dry have tired, lifeless eyes ’cause you’ve burned them out.” – Dear John

“You are the best thing that’s ever been mine.” – Mine

“I hope the sun shines and it’s a beautiful day, and something reminds you, you wish you had stayed.” – Last Kiss

“It turns out freedom ain’t nothin’ but missin’ you, wishin’ I’d realized what I had when you were mine.” – Back to December

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Best Lyrics from Red (2012)

“The saddest fear comes creeping in, that you never loved me or her, or anyone, or anything.” – I Knew You Were Trouble

“We’re dancing around the kitchen in the refrigerator light.” – Red

“These are the hands of fate, you’re my Achilles heel.” – State of Grace

“Fighting with him was like trying to solve a crossword and realizing there’s no right answer.” – Red

“You throw your head back laughing like a little kid.” – Begin Again

“But you keep my old scarf from that very first week ’cause it reminds you of innocence and it smells like me.” – All Too Well

“I know it’s long gone and that magic’s not here no more.” – All Too Well

“It was like slow motion, standing there in my party dress.” – The Moment I Knew

“Back before you lost the one real thing you’ve ever known.” – All Too Well

“This is the golden age of something good and right and real.” – State of Grace

“You can’t get rid of it ’cause you remember it all too well.” – All Too Well

“This love is brave and wild.” – State of Grace

“Nothing safe is worth the drive.” – Treacherous

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Best Lyrics from 1989 (2014)

“I could build a castle out of all the bricks they threw at me.” – New Romantics

“So it’s gonna be forever, or it’s gonna go down in flames.” – Blank Space

“I got that red lip, classic thing that you like.” – Style

“Cause, baby, now we got bad blood.” – Bad Blood

“Say you’ll remember me standing in a nice dress, staring at the sunset, babe.” – Wildest Dreams

“Nice to meet you, where you been? I could show you incredible things.” – Blank Space

“Got a long list of ex-lovers, they’ll tell you I’m insane.” – Blank Space

“Remember when you hit the brakes too soon? Twenty stitches in a hospital room.” – Out of the Woods

“These hands had to let it go free, and this love came back to me.” – This Love

“I never miss a beat, I’m lightning on my feet.” – Shake It Off

“I could show you incredible things: magic, madness, heaven, sin.” – Blank Space

“You look like my next mistake.” – Blank Space

“You’re still all over me like a wine-stained dress I can’t wear anymore.” – Clean

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Best Lyrics from reputation (2017)

“I’m sorry, the old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now. Why? Oh, ’cause she’s dead.” – Look What You Made Me Do

“My reputation’s never been worse, so you must like me for me.” – Delicate

“I’m doing better than I ever was, ’cause my baby’s fit like a daydream, walking with his head down, I’m the one he’s walking to.” – Call It What You Want

“I don’t trust nobody and nobody trusts me.” – Look What You Made Me Do

“I did a number on you, but honestly, baby, who’s counting?” – So It Goes…

“If he drops my name, then I owe him nothing, and if he spends my change, then he had it coming.” – I Did Something Bad

“I once was poison ivy but now I’m your daisy” – Don’t Blame Me

“You should think about the consequence of your magnetic field being a little too strong.” – Gorgeous

“I wanna be your end game, I wanna be your first string.” – End Game

“All the liars are calling me one.” – Call It What You Want

“He can be my jailer, Burton to this Taylor.” – …Ready For It?

“We rule the kingdom inside my room.” – King of My Heart

“Please don’t ever become a stranger whose laugh I could recognize anywhere.” – New Year’s Day

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Best Lyrics from Lover (2019)

“I’ve loved you three summers now, honey, but I want ’em all.” – Lover

“My heart, my hips, my body, my love, trying to find a part of me that you didn’t touch.” – Death By a Thousand Cuts

“I snuck in through the garden gate every night that summer just to seal my fate.” – Cruel Summer

“I promise that you’ll never find another like me.” – ME!

“Can I go where you go? Can we always be this close?” – Lover

“He got that boyish look that I like in a man.” – I Think He Knows

“I cut off my nose just to spite my face, then I hate my reflection for years and years.” – The Archer

“I’ve been the archer, I’ve been the prey.” – The Archer

“I get mystified by how this city screams your name.” – Cornelia Street

“Our songs, our films, united, we stand. Our country, guess it was a lawless land.” – Death By a Thousand Cuts

“You can’t spell ‘awesome’ without ‘me’.” – ME!

“I’m highly suspicious that everyone who sees you wants you.” – Lover

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Best Lyrics from folklore (2020)

“And in a feud with her neighbor, she stole his dog and dyed it key lime green.” – the last great american dynasty

“You taught me a secret language I can’t speak with anyone else.” – illicit affairs

“I’m a mirrorball, I’ll show you every version of yourself tonight.” – mirrorball

“When I felt like I was an old cardigan under someone’s bed, you put me on and said I was your favorite.” – cardigan

“Only twenty minutes to sleep, but you dream of some epiphany.” – epiphany

“Time, mystical time, cutting me open, then healing me fine.” – invisible string

“I can see us twisted in bedsheets, August sipped away like a bottle of wine.” – august

“But I knew you, dancin’ in your Levi’s, drunk under a streetlight.” – cardigan

“And so the battleships will sink beneath the waves.” – my tears ricochet

“I can see us lost in the memory, August slipped away into a moment in time.” – august

“You had to kill me, but it killed you just the same.” – my tears ricochet

“You were my town, now I’m in exile, seein’ you out.” – exile

“When I break, it’s in a million pieces.” – mirrorball

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Best Lyrics from evermore (2020)

“The skeletons in both our closets plotted hard to f*ck this up.” – cowboy like me

“You know that my train could take you home, anywhere else is hollow.” – willow

“Long story short, it was a bad time.” – long story short

“She’ll patch up your tapestry that I shred.” – champaign problems

“Pushed from the precipice, clung to the nearest lips.” – long story short

“Life was a willow and it bent right to your wind.” – willow

“I should’ve asked you questions, I should’ve asked you how to be.” – marjorie

“She thinks I did it, but she just can’t prove it.” – no body, no crime

“If it was an open-shut case, I never would’ve known from that look on your face.” – willow

“I fell from the pedestal, right down the rabbit hole.” – long story short

“My pain fits in the palm of your freezing hand.” – ivy

“She would’ve made such a lovely bride, what a shame she’s f*cked in the head.” – champagne problems

“Will you forgive my soul? When you’re too wise to trust me and too old to care.” – coney island

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Best Lyrics from Midnights (2022)

“It’s me, hi, I’m the problem, it’s me.” – Anti-Hero

“Meet me at midnight.” – Lavender Haze

“I wake up screaming from dreaming. One day, I’ll watch as you’re leaving.” – Anti-Hero

“The touch of a hand lit the fuse of a chain reaction of countermoves, to assess the equation of you. Checkmate, I couldn’t lose.” – Mastermind

“My town was a wasteland, full of cages, full of fences, pageant queens and big pretenses.” – Midnight Rain

“I’m damned if I do give a damn what people say.” – Lavender Haze

“Once upon a time, the planets and the fates and all the stars aligned, you and I ended up in the same room.” – Mastermind

“I’ll stare directly at the sun but never in the mirror.” – Anti-Hero

“Karma’s a relaxing thought. Aren’t you envious that for you it’s not?” – Karma

“When my depression works the graveyard shift, all of the people I’ve ghosted stand there in the room.” – Anti-Hero

“Spider-boy, king of thieves, weave your little webs of opacity.” – Karma

“He wanted it comfortable, I wanted that pain.” – Midnight Rain

“I don’t dress for women, I don’t dress for men. Lately I’ve been dressing for revenge.” Vigilante Sh*t

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