13 Fan-Favorite Bridges From Taylor Swift’s Discography
Taylor Swift is known to be one of the greatest songwriters of all time, her whole discography has proven it. Every song that is included in all of her albums was written by her, while some were with the help of her trusted writing partners and collaborators. But she is also known to write and produce killer bridges that the majority of swifties know every word wholeheartedly.
So, drop everything now as we have collated 13 of Taylor Swift’s best song bridges according to her albums. The self-titled debut album may have songs with fan-favorite bridges, but sadly it did not make the cut. Nonetheless, it is sure that the songs listed here are worthy of being on the list.
So, here are 13 of Taylor Swift’s most memorable bridges by album according to Swifties:
Fearless (Taylor’s Version)
The Way I Loved You (Taylor’s Version)
He can’t see the smile I’m faking
And my heart’s not breaking
‘Cause I’m not feeling anything at all
And you were wild and crazy
Just so frustrating, intoxicating, complicated
Got away by some mistake and now
This bridge encapsulates her idea of a relationship with an ideal nice guy, mainly full of green flags. But on the other hand, you feel nothing about him. You tend to be more attracted to guys who are messy and complicated, wild and crazy, just for the thrill of it all.
Mr. Perfectly Fine (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)
So dignified in your well-pressed suit
So strategized, all the eyes on you
Sashay your way to your seat
It’s the best seat, in the best room
Oh, he’s so smug, Mr. “Always wins”
So far above me in every sense
So far above feeling anything
And it’s really such a shame
It’s such a shame
‘Cause I was Miss “Here to stay”
Now I’m Miss “Gonna be alright someday”
And someday maybe you’ll miss me
But by then, you’ll be Mr. “Too late”
Being from the vault, fans have etched every lyric of this song in their minds. Including in the third verse and the bridge, she dragged a past lover who acted dispassionate after a breakup. While there are speculations on to whom it was about, Swift has confirmed that it was about a real-life experience.
“Me in 2020: life is chill, writing songs based in fiction to avoid drama, feeling pretty grown up. My 2008 music from the vault, in a goblin voice: ‘REELEEEEEEASE MR PERFECTLY FIIIIIIINE’”, she said in a tweet after its release.
I run my fingers through your hair and watch the lights go wild
Just keep on keepin’ your eyes on me, it’s just wrong enough to make it feel right
And lead me up the staircase, won’t you whisper soft and slow?
I’m captivated by you, baby, like a firework show
With the hints that Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) would be released next, the anticipation is getting higher. Swift had written this song about falling in love with someone whom you should not fall for. Even if you felt the need to step away, you couldn’t handle it since you can’t deny the chemistry. Listening to this one really brings out the sparks we feel inside of us.
The Story Of Us
This is looking like a contest
Of who can act like they care less
But I liked it better when you were on my side
The battle’s in your hands now
But I would lay my armor down
If you’d say you’d rather love than fight
So many things that you wish I knew
But the story of us might be ending soon
This song is about how uncomfortable seeing an ex may be. They weren’t meant to stay forever, as it would be a tragedy. Now when they are together, it is extremely hard for them to interact. Both trying to look busy showing who couldn’t care less. But deep inside, she knows that she still has feelings for him.
Red (Taylor’s Version)
All Too Well (All Versions)
Well, maybe we got lost in translation
Maybe I asked for too much
But maybe this thing was a masterpiece
‘Til you tore it all up
Running scared, I was there
I remember it all too well
And you call me up again
Just to break me like a promise
So casually cruel in the name of being honest
I’m a crumpled up piece of paper lying here
‘Cause I remember it all, all, all
With the release of Red (Taylor’s Version), she also included a 10-minute song from the vault. The All Too Well that the swifties love and adore was given the recognition it deserves. This time, complete with a Grammy Award-winning music video and also a Sad Girl Autumn Version. Giving us an extended time of crying and singing our hearts out because of an imaginary ex.
Out Of The Woods
Remember when you hit the brakes too soon?
Twenty stitches in the hospital room
When you started crying, baby, I did too
But when the sun came up, I was looking at you
Remember when we couldn’t take the heat?
I walked out, I said, “I’m setting you free”
But the monsters turned out to be just trees
When the sun came up, you were looking at me
You were looking at me, ooh
You were looking at me
Giving light and meaning to this song, Taylor Swift said that this was about surviving a relationship. A relationship wherein everybody was watching. They know it won’t last and they’re just left wondering when they were going to go out of the woods. Yes, in the end, she might have lost him, but she found herself.
We were jet-set, Bonnie and Clyde (Oh-oh)
Until I switched to the other side, to the other side
It’s no surprise I turned you in (Oh-oh)
‘Cause us traitors never win
I’m in a getaway car
I left you in a motel bar
Put the money in a bag and I stole the keys
That was the last time you ever saw me (Oh!)
In this scenario, she uses the image of two criminals trying to flee, à la Bonnie and Clyde. This was to represent a failing relationship. A relationship that was doomed from the beginning. Even though this song was not released as a single, it was one of the most favored in the album. Maybe in Taylor’s Version, we could even get a music video for this one.
King Of My Heart
Is this the end of all the endings?
My broken bones are mending
With all these nights we’re spending
Up on the roof with a school girl crush
Drinking beer out of plastic cups
Say you fancy me, not fancy stuff
Baby, all at once, this is enough
After all the chaos, she expressed her feelings in this song with a sigh of relief and reassurance. Being with the king of her heart, body, and soul together with a belief that she has found her endgame.
I’m drunk in the back of the car
And I cried like a baby coming home from the bar (Oh)
Said, “I’m fine,” but it wasn’t true
I don’t wanna keep secrets just to keep you
And I snuck in through the garden gate
Every night that summer just to seal my fate (Oh)
And I scream, “For whatever it’s worth
I love you, ain’t that the worst thing you ever heard?”
He looks up, grinning like a devil
According to fans, this is another song that should have been released as a single. Some even say that it should have been the perfect lead single for the album. Set with a summer vibe, this song tackles a relationship that would go over great lengths. Even though it is risky for them to be together, they both know that it is definitely worth it.
Death By A Thousand Cuts
My heart, my hips, my body, my love
Tryna find a part of me that you didn’t touch
Gave up on me like I was a bad drug
Now I’m searching for signs in a haunted club
Our songs, our films, united we stand
Our country, guess it was a lawless land
Quiet my fears with the touch of your hand
Paper cut stings from our paper-thin plans
My time, my wine, my spirit, my trust
Tryna find a part of me you didn’t take up
Gave you so much, but it wasn’t enough
But I’ll be alright, it’s just a thousand cuts
This song expresses a feeling of longing toward an ex. The metaphor used as a title, shows that every memory of the relationship brings up the pain. It is a fast-paced bridge so be sure to catch your breath when you’re belting or screaming this one out.
Back when we were still changin’ for the better
Wanting was enough
For me, it was enough
To live for the hope of it all
Cancel plans just in case you’d call
And say, “Meet me behind the mall”
So much for summer love and saying “us”
‘Cause you weren’t mine to lose
You weren’t mine to lose, no
We can’t deny that folklore is a literary masterpiece. Each song is filled with a profound message with a deep feeling that listeners can relate to. Altogether, the songs create a story. In august, this tackled the point of view of another person. The character is reflecting on her short-lived relationship with someone, though more out of sorrow than anger. All along, she was aware that she was the other party in the relationship. A person who badly wants to fit in but knows she can never do so.
Your Midas touch on the Chevy door
November flush and your flannel cure
“This dorm was once a madhouse”
I made a joke, “Well, it’s made for me”
How evergreen, our group of friends
Don’t think we’ll say that word again
And soon they’ll have the nerve to deck the halls
That we once walked through
One for the money, two for the show
I never was ready so I watch you go
Sometimes you just don’t know the answer
‘Til someone’s on their knees and asks you
“She would’ve made such a lovely bride
What a shame she’s fucked in the head,” they said
But you’ll find the real thing instead
She’ll patch up your tapestry that I shred
With this ballad written by both Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn, they showed the POV of two longtime college sweethearts. Lovers who had very different plans for Christmas Eve, one to end it and one who brought a ring.
You’re On Your Own, Kid
From sprinkler splashes to fireplace ashes
I gave my blood, sweat, and tears for this
I hosted parties and starved my body
Like I’d be saved by a perfect kiss
The jokes weren’t funny, I took the money
My friends from home don’t know what to say
I looked around in a blood-soaked gown
And I saw something they can’t take away
‘Cause there were pages turned with the bridges burned
Everything you lose is a step you take
So, make the friendship bracelets, take the moment and taste it
You’ve got no reason to be afraid
The last addition to the list is an entry from her latest album, ‘Midnights’. This song brings us on a journey from her humble beginnings up to her maturing as an artist. The bridge of You’re On Your Own, Kid is deeply emotional as it expresses her struggles since then. Along with all the experiences that turned into memories and lessons she has learned along the way.
How about you? Do you have a favorite Taylor Swift bridge that we didn’t include here? Let us know!
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