Taylor Swift Songs for Every Life Situation

The beauty of music is that it can often capture feelings and emotions that you can’t seem to express on your own. There’s something comforting in listening to an artist’s lyrics, and thinking “Yes, that’s exactly how I am feeling!” And whether you like her or not, you’ve got to admit that Taylor Swift is a queen at writing relatable song lyrics.

Taylor Swift gets it. She understands the feelings of unrequited love, the joys of having a crush and falling in love, the darkness of heartbreak, and the struggle of finding your place in the world. To prove how relatable Taylor Swift is, we’ve compiled a list of her songs to apply to various life situations. 

Situation: When you walk into a party/class/TDR and you see a totally hot guy or girl standing on the other side of the room and you instantly fall in love with them and start picturing your lives together.

Applicable Taylor Swift song: "Enchanted"

"Here I was again tonight, forcing laughter, faking smiles, same old tired lonely place. Walls of insincerity, shifting eyes and vacancy, vanished when I saw your face. All I can say is it was enchanting to meet you."

Situation: When all of a sudden that same person is greeted some girl or guy, and they start kissing. And suddently all of your dreams and future plans are crushed to the ground and now you're just awkwardly standing there all alone.

Applicable Taylor Swift song: "Invisible"

"I just wanna show you, she don’t even know you, she's never gonna love you like I want to." 
Situation: When you are going through a "mid-semester crisis" and you are freaking out because you literally have no idea what you want to do in life, and contemplate changing your major for the third time.
Applicable Taylor Swift song: "A Place in This World"
"I don't know what I want, so don't ask me, cause I'm still trying to figure it out."
Situation: When the haters been hatin'.
Applicable Taylor Swift song: "Shake It Off"
"Cause the players gonna play, play, play. And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate."
Situation: When you meet a new guy or girl who you think is actually really good for you and soooo better than those of your past.
Applicable Taylor Swift song: "Stay Stay Stay"
"Before you, I'd only dated self-indulgent takers, who took all of their problems out on me."
Situation: When you really like somebody, even though you know that you shouldn't because they probabaly aren't good for you. But you can't help yourself.
Applicable Taylor Swift song: "Style"
"I should just tell you to leave cause I, know exactly where it leads but I, watch us go round and round each time."
Situation: When you secretly have a crush on somebody, but are too nervous to tell them so you just go along like everything is normal.
Applicable Taylor Swift song: "I'd Lie" (this song isn't officially released on any album, but is easily found online).
Situation: When a Buzzfeed article of the 50 Things That Look Just Like Your Childhood suddenly makes you miss your childhood and you now have a strong fear of growing up.
Applicable Taylor Swift song: "Never Grow Up"
"Oh darling, don't you ever grow up, don't you ever grow up, it could stay this simple."
 
Situation: When your relationship with your significant other is going really strong and everything is great (this also applies to macaroni day at TDR).
Applicable Taylor Swift song: "Mine"
"You are the best thing that's ever been mine."
Situation: When you realize that the guy or girl you have been seeing is actually a complete a**hole after he or she screws you over or hurts you.  
Applicable Taylor Swift song: "I Knew You Were Trouble"
"I  guess you didn't care, and I guess I liked that. And when I fell hard you took a step backWithout me, without me, without me."
Situation: When you are just SO SO SO sick of falling for people and things not working out. And you tell yourself you are just SO done with love. But then you see somebody attractive.
Applicable Taylor Swift song: "Blank Space"
"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?"
Situation: When you're in a relationship with someone, but can sense that things are starting to go downhill.
Applicable Taylor Swift song: "Story of Us"
"I don't know what to say, since the twist of fate when it all broke down. And the story of us looks a lot like a tragedy now."
Situation: When you like somebody who likes somebody else. Or, when you think back to your sixth grade crush, who totally broke your heart when he asked that other girl in your class to the winter dance.
Applicable Taylor Swift song: "Teardrops On My Guitar"
"He says he's so in love, he's finally got it right. I wonder if he knows he's all I think about at night."
Situation: When you are finally letting go off either somebody or something in your past, and looking towards a new future.
Applicable Taylor Swift song: "Clean"
"Rain came pouring down when I was drowning, that's when I could finally breathe. And that morning, gone was any trace of you, I think I am finally clean."
 
Clearly these aren't the only times that Taylor Swift completely understood what we were going through. So even though we were unable to break down every single Taylor Swift song for every single situation, we also created some Taylor Swift playlists for different moods. 
 
Her Campus American University's Taylor Swift Playlists
 
For those sad days when you just feeling like crying and eating Nutella.
 
When you're totally crushing on somebody new, because Taylor does that a lot.
 
When you honestly just want to belt out some TSwift classics with your friends and have a good time.
 
All things LOVE.
 
Also check out our chart that shows the stages of a relationship told my Taylor Swift songs. To be honest, we're really proud of this one.
 

Have a Swift-tastic day!

 

 

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