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31 Taylor Swift Lyrics To Live By

Whether or not you’re a die-hard Swiftie, or only a fan of a few of Taylor Swift’s songs, there is no denying what a talented songwriter she is. I have a collection of Taylor Swift lyrics to live by because she just gets it (in my opinion!)

She has won many awards in her career. It’s clear that her messages resonate with so many. She writes about life, love, and everything in-between. Here are some lyrics that I think are the most profound and relatable.

31 Taylor Swift Lyrics To Live By

When You Are In Love

These lyrics are perfect if you are crushing on someone, married, or anything in between. I’m sure you’ll be able to relate to one or more of these songs.

“And every time I look at you, it’s like the first time” – Mine:Speak Now

“’Cause I see sparks fly whenever you smile” – Sparks Fly:Speak Now

“This night is sparkling, don’t you let it go I’m wonderstruck, blushing all the way home I’ll spend forever wondering if you knew I was enchanted to meet you” – Enchanted:Speak Now

“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 cafe I watched it begin again” – Begin Again:RED

“And all at once, you are the one I have been waiting for King of my heart, body and soul” – King Of My Heart: Reputation

“My heart’s been borrowed and yours has been blue all’s well that ends well to end up with you” – Lover:Lover

“And isn’t it just so pretty to think all along there was some invisible string tying you to me?” – invisible string:folklore

“I’m not usually this way but you pull me in and I’m a little more brave it’s the first kiss, it’s flawless, really something it’s fearless” – Fearless (Taylor’s Version):Fearless (Taylor’s Version)

“’Cause every time you smile, I smile and every time you shine, I’ll shine for you whoa oh, I’m feeling you, baby don’t be afraid to jump then fall jump then fall into me baby, I’m never gonna leave you say that you wanna be with me too ’cause I’ma stay through it all so jump then fall” – Jump Then Fall (Taylor’s Version):Fearless(Taylor’s Version)

“Can you feel this magic in the air? It must have been the way you kissed me fell in love when I saw you standing there it must have been the way today was a fairytale” – Today Was A Fairytale (Taylor’s Version): Fearless (Taylor’s Version)

When You Are Going Through Heartbreak

Going through a breakup is never easy, but it can be comforting to hear that you are not alone. These songs about heartbreak show you that you aren’t alone in your feelings. 

“But I took your matches before fire could catch me. So, don’t look now. I’m shining like fireworks over your sad empty town” – Dear John:Speak Now

And I hope the sun shines and it’s a beautiful day and something reminds you you wish you had stayed you can plan for a change in weather and time but I never planned on you changing your mind” – Last Kiss:Speak Now

“’Cause there we are again, when I loved you so back before you lost the one real thing you’ve ever known it was rare, I was there, I remember it all too well” – All Too Well:RED

People like you always want back the love they pushed aside but people like me are gone forever when you say goodbye” – All You Had To Do Was Stay:1989

“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:Lover

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 leaving out the side door” – exile:folklore 

“If it’s all in my head tell me now tell me I’ve got it wrong somehow I know my love should be celebrated but you tolerate it” – tolerate it:evermore

There’ll be happiness after you but there was happiness because of you, too both of these things can be true there is happiness.” – happiness:evermore

“’Cause I’m not your princess, this ain’t our fairytale I’m gonna find someone someday who might actually treat me well this is a big world, that was a small town there in my rear view mirror disappearing now and it’s too late for you and your white horse now it’s too late for you and your white horse to catch me now” – White Horse (Taylor’s Version):Fearless (Taylor’s Version)

I want you back but it’s come down to nothing and all I have is your sympathy ’cause you took me home but you just couldn’t keep me” – Bye Bye Baby (Taylor’s Version):Fearless (Taylor’s Version)

When You Are Feeling Nostalgic

Throughout Taylor Swift’s discography there are some songs that take you right back to high school, and some even to childhood. These song lyrics give me so much nostalgia. 

“I said remember this feeling I pass the pictures around of all the years that we stood there on the side-lines wishing for right now” – Long Live:Speak Now

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” – Never Grow Up: Speak Now

“School bell rings, walk me home sidewalk chalk covered in snow lost my gloves, you give me one “wanna hang out?” Yeah, sounds like fun video games, you pass me a note sleeping in tents it’s nice to have a friend” – It’s Nice To Have A Friend:Lover

Wish you could go back and tell yourself what you know now” – Fifteen (Taylor’s Version): Fearless (Taylor’s Version)

“I don’t know why all the trees change in the fall but 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” – The Best Day (Taylor’s Version): Fearless (Taylor’s Version)

Other Important Lyrics

In this section you’ll find themes of mental health, figuring out life, and growth.

“Seems the only one who doesn’t see your beauty is the face in the mirror looking back at you, you walk around here thinking you’re not pretty but that’s not true ’cause I know you.” – Tied Together With A Smile:Taylor Swift

I’ve been having a hard time adjusting I had the shiniest wheels, now they’re rusting I didn’t know if you’d care if I came back I have a lot of regrets about that pulled the car off the road to the lookout could’ve followed my fears all the way down and maybe I don’t quite know what to say but I’m here in your doorway I just wanted you to know that this is me trying” – this is me trying:folklore

“I don’t know what I want, so don’t ask me cause I’m still trying to figure it out don’t know what’s down this road, I’m just walking trying to see through the rain coming down.” – A Place In This World:Taylor Swift

We’re happy, free, confused, and lonely in the best way it’s miserable and magical.” – 22:RED

“Past me I wanna tell you not to get lost in these petty things your nemeses will defeat themselves before you get the chance to swing” – long story short:evermore

Sometimes giving up is the strong thing sometimes to run is the brave thing sometimes walking out is the one thing that will find you the right thing” – it’s time to go:evermore

What is your favorite lyric from the list? Let us know in the comments below!

About the Author

Kelly Clark

Kelly graduated from Liberty University with a degree in Advertising and Public Relations and a minor in Journalism. Even though it took her a little while to find her career path, she was always meant to be in Communications. She remembers writing poems and songs when she was a little girl and pitching to my parents the reasons why I should have a cell phone when I was a teenager. She currently has a blog ( where she talks about her weight-loss journey, mental health and personal development. Her hope is to encourage and inspire readers and let them know they are not alone. Reading blog posts like that are what helped her in tough times and she wants to pay it forward. She loves dance fitness, listening to music, and creating layouts in her bullet journal. She's a big fan of planning, especially when cute notebooks and pens are involved. Her dream job has changed so much over the years; right now she'd love to co-own a dance studio.