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1989 Lyrics That Pretty Much Define Life In Your 20's.

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Eva Rinaldi

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.)

6 // 
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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. 

12 // 
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Ella May

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. 


15 // 
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Jana Zills

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? 


  1. I like Taylor Swift. My favorite lyric is feeling like 22. I guess because. I would love to go back to being 22.

  2. I love Taylor Swift and her songs, but considering I got married at 20 and had a kid at 22 I can't say that a lot of the lyrics apply, haha!

  3. These are really cute! I feel a bit too old for most of these, although I'm only a bit older. It happens when you have kids young, I guess. This would be a great post to link to Quote Me Thursday, by the way. :-)

  4. Taylor Swift in general defines my life haha. 1989 is an amazing album and it's easy to jam along with her. She always gets it right

  5. I love Taylor Swift. This whole album is so good that I listen to it over and over again.

  6. I agree! I love 1989 so much, and I still listen to it almost every day in the car.

  7. No truer words have ever been written. I love every song I hear her sing. She's literally the definition of flawless (sorry, Beyonce).

  8. I do too, Whitney! I love meeting fellow Swifties!

  9. Thanks so much, Brenda! I'm glad you liked them! I'll definitely be linking up! Yay!

  10. I can see why it would be hard to relate to most of the lyrics for you haha. I'm glad you still love Tay though! 1989 was such an incredible album.

  11. 22 will always be one of my favorite songs by her. It's so much fun!

  12. I absolutely love this. Her lyrics are always incredible, just as she is. Do you have a favorite from 1989 yet? I haven't been able to single one out that I love above the rest!

  13. It's so hard for me to pick favorites when it comes to T. Swift. I have to say the song I jam out hardest to though is "New Romantics" from the deluxe CD because I feel like I can relate to it most. I love every single song so much though.

  14. There isn't a song on 1989 that I don't like! I've loved Taylor Swift since her first album!

  15. Ahh, how true these all are! Looking back from my 40's wish I had these in my 20's!

  16. Same here! All of her songs are so catchy and true. Love it!

  17. "Clean" is such a good song! I definitely jam to that one a lot.

  18. Taylor Swift lyrics are definitely so relevant to life in your 20's. At least you can reminisce with some of these lyrics!!

  19. I haven't actually listened to her entire album yet, but oh, Taylor Swift! She is so darn talented at making super catchy songs!

    "You were all I wanted, but not like this" from Stay - that line alone is sending me off to youtube to listen to it! I can definitely relate. :x

  20. I love Taylor Swift so much! You definitely need to listen to the rest of the album! It's incredible. I love "Stay!" Such a great song. Of course, all of them are great.

  21. Love this list! "Clean" is my favorite song on 1989!


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