We’ve waited three years for this moment, and now it's finally here! Taylor Swift's album Reputation is at last in our midst. Most people expected an angstier, more fierce Taylor. She may had have succeeded in making people think that she's changed, but true Swifties know that she’ll always be this sweet, precious human being we have grown to love since we were young. A lot of us expected shady songs, but TS still served us with heartfelt tracks that we can all honestly fall in love with.
Whether you're skeptical about Taylor's new music or you still love her to bits more than ever, we're telling you that this album is totally worth the listen. Here, we list the lyrics that will make you believe that true love does exist —and that Taylor's soft side is still alive and kicking!
One of the best feelings is when someone you love accepts every version of you—the bad, the good, the imperfect. "Dress" gives everyone hope that we will soon find that person who's willing to love the past, present, and future us.
"Even in my worst times, you could see the best of me
Flash back to my mistakes
My rebounds, my earthquakes
Even in my worst light, you saw the truth in me
And I woke up just in time
Now I wake up by your side
My one and only, my lifeline"
2. "Don't Blame Me"
Ever felt like you'd give everything up just for one person? "Don't Blame Me" is all about finding someone you'd crawl over broken glass for because they proved to you that they are, in fact, worth any sort of hardship and sacrifce. #Goals, right?!
"And baby, for you, I would fall from grace
Just to touch your face
If you walk away
I'd beg you on my knees to stay"
3. "New Year's Day"
There will come a time when you will meet the love of your life, and you'll wish that hopefully thay are "it." They're the kind of people who will make you pray that you don't ever have to lose them. Even when things get tough, you know you're not going anywhere else; it only gives you more reason to hold on to each other!
"I stay when it's hard, or it's wrong,
Or we're making mistakes"
4. "So It Goes..."
This has happened to almost all of us; we let go of our fears and just dive right into the unknown. The ball then gets thrown in the other person's court, and that's their cue to decide if they will dive with us or not. For anyone who's having doubts on love, here's the simplest tip from Taylor: the only things we regret in the end are the things we didn't do.
"I'm yours to keep
And I'm yours to lose
You know I'm not a bad girl,
but I do bad things with you
So it goes…"
5. "Call It What You Want"
One lesson we have to learn when it comes to relationships is that loving is not about possessing another person. They are "yours" not because you own them but because they belong to you in a deeper way. It's as if they're the only one in this world who can truly understand you and love you exactly the way you are. And that's why you choose to keep them in your life for as long as you can.
"I want to wear his initial on a chain 'round my neck
Not because he owns me
But 'cause he really knows me
Which is more than they can say"
6. "Dancing With Our Hands Tied"
Considering all the hardships that Taylor has gone through in the public eye, it's easy to understand that finding an "us against the world" kind of love is what she needs. In this track, she sings about meeting someone who loved her even when the world felt like crumbling beneath them. And even though it felt like she'd been ruined by all of it, this person still stood by her and danced with her no matter what the odds were.
"I, I loved you in spite of
Deep fears that the world would divide us
So, baby, can we dance
Oh, through an avalanche?
And say, say that we got it
I'm a mess, but I'm the mess that you wanted"
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