There will always be those late-night feelings when all you need to do is ball up and release those tears while listening to your comfort songs. I call those the 3 AM blues. And in my case, I could never go wrong with some Taylor Swift background music as I bawl my eyes out.
Wanna exchange playlists? These are the Taylor Swift song staples that will surely get you through that late-night breakdown.
Mean – Taylor Swift, Speak Now (2010)
6th grade Franchesca felt this song. As someone whose main critic has always been me, I can recommend this song for when you need to alleviate pressure off of your shoulders.
Ours – Taylor Swift, Speak Now (2010)
Though people usually associate this with romantic love, I, on the other hand, like to think of it as a love letter from my oldest friend. Ours has always felt like a conversation with my best friend after months of not talking because, as you know it, life always happens.
The 1 – Taylor Swift, Folklore (2020)
This song is a eulogy not just to all the love that we lost, but also, to everything that could have been ours if life only allowed it.
This Love – Taylor Swift, 1989 (2014)
Tay has proven to us that she will always have a way with words. This Love is a reassurance that whatever belongs to us will eventually find its way back to us.
Soon You’ll Get Better – Taylor Swift, Lover (2019)
This piece was written when Taylor’s mother was battling cancer. Tay hits home with Soon You’ll Get Better as she perfectly captured what we would all feel if we were in her shoes.
Long Live – Taylor Swift, Speak Now (2010)
Long Live is a song for Taylor’s Swifties. If that does not make you weep, read the following lyrics below.
New Year’s Day – Taylor Swift, Reputation (2017)
This is a song you would want someone to personally dedicate to you. It tells the story of permanence; those people who will still stay even after the big New Year’s Eve party is over.
Invisible String – Taylor Swift, Folklore (2020)
This song resides in my heart rent-free. Invisible String is a beacon of hope. It makes us believe that wherever this life leads us, it will bring us exactly where we should be, at the right place and at the right time.
Daylight – Taylor Swift, Lover (2019)
Daylight should feel illegal because it feels exactly like its title; warm, glowing, and assuring. It feels like a hug that can chase our sadness away.
All Too Well – Taylor Swift, Red (2012)
When it comes to this song, need I say more?
After listing down these songs, I want to end on this note: bless you, oh divine God, for the gift of Taylor Swift!
Aside from being a self-proclaimed caffeine-dependent person, Franchesca believes that she is a writer too. Because of her desire to escape mundanity, most of her time is spent in her bed watching TV series or her nose in a book. Additionally, she can be found wandering the streets, museums, and theaters of Manila. When asked about her philosophy in life, she will answer, “God is a woman, and my lola is the proof!”