It’s no secret that I’m absolutely obsessed with Taylor Swift. She helped me through so many tragic parts of my life, and she doesn’t even know it. 1989 is one of the best albums she’s ever made (even though all of them are freaking amazing) because all of the lyrics speak to me (which isn’t a surprise, because they always do).
Because Taylor and I are the same age, I feel like we’re kind of in the same mindset for a lot of things, which is why I’ve always felt like her lyrics were so relevant. These are some of the lyrics that I think most people in their 20’s can relate to.
1 // “I miss you too much to be mad anymore” from I Wish You Would
For the moments when you’re pissed off at your best friend, but something amazing happens, and she’s the only one you want to tell.
2 // “Cause, baby, now we got bad blood / You know it used to be mad love / So take a look what you’ve done / Cause, baby, now we got bad blood / Now we got problems / And I don’t think we can solve ’em / You made a really deep cut / So baby, now we got bad blood” from Bad Blood
The entire song pretty much describes the ultimate betrayal between two friends. Some fences are impossible to mend, and the friendships that last in your 20’s are the ones that will last a lifetime.
3 // “Pictures in frames of kisses on cheeks” from How You Get the Girl
Life in your twenties (particularly early twenties) is a life full of selfies, and a good girls’ night out calls for some cute cheek kissing pics.
4 // “We team up then switch sides like a record changer” from New Romantics
Friendships come and go in your twenties depending on the circumstances. This line pretty much sums that up.
5 // “You’re my best friend” from You Are In Love
Like I said before, the friends you make in your 20’s are the friends you have forever (unless someone betrays you; if so, see “Bad Blood” lyrics.)
From Blank Space
When you’re 20-something, you live a life full of mistakes and regrets, but that’s what makes life unforgettable.
7 // “We never go out of style” from Style
Because when you’re in your 20’s, you and your friends are what’s in style.
8 // “I can hear them whisper as we pass by” from I Know Places
This is open to interpretation. It could mean that you and your girls are lookin’ like dime pieces, and everyone is staring at you enviously. It could also mean that you started up a fling with a good lookin’ guy, and everyone wishes they were you. Or it could mean that it’s the morning after…
9 // “A wine-stained dress I can’t wear anymore” from Clean
Because when you’re dancing with a drink in your hand, you will spill on yourself, and you will not be able to wear that dress anymore.
10 // “Life was never worse but never better” from Wonderland
Self-explanatory. Life as a 20-something is both amazing and awful.
11 // “It’s all fun and games till somebody loses their mind” from Wonderand
I can think of a few nights involving strong drinks where this line is so relevant. Everyone’s having a good time until one person gets emotional and ruins all the fun.
From New Romantics
The rumor mill doesn’t stop in high school. People may talk about you, but usually it’s for a reason. You may not want to admit it, but some of the rumors are true.
13 // “I stay out too late / Got nothing in my brain” from Shake It Off
These are the perfect lyrics to describe every single Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night in college (and sometimes other weekdays).
14 // “When you’re young / You just run / But you come back / To what you need” from This Love
When I think of this line, I think of home. As much as you may want to run away from home and get your independence, sometimes, going back home is the only thing you need.
ON YOUR LOVE LIFE
From Wildest Dreams
When you’re in your 20’s, relationships will come and go, and it’s important to remember that nothing lasts forever, including pain, regret, sadness, and heartbreak.
16 // “You can want who you want / Boys and boys and girls and girls” from Welcome to New York
When you’re in your 20’s, you’re still figuring out what you want, and when you finally do, you’re both excited and scared to share it with the world.
17 // “Love’s a fragile little flame that can burn out” from I Know Places
When you’re 20-something, you’re on your journey to finding love. These lyrics describe exactly how love can be sometimes.
18 // “You keep his shirt” from You Are In Love
Because if a boy offers you his shirt, you keep it forever (as long as the two of you are in good standing).
19 // “You were all I wanted, but not like this” from Stay
Some relationships in your 20’s can be toxic. Sometimes, everything is perfect except for one thing that is pretty much a deal breaker.
20 // “This love is good / This love is bad” from This Love
Are you a fan of Taylor Swift? What are some of your favorite Taylor Swift lyrics?