Song Title

Album/Year

Writers

Lyric Description

Musical Description

Tim McGraw

Taylor Swift - 2006

Swift & Liz Rose

Intro and outro are the same anecdote

Dialogue - “he said the way my blue eyes shined… i said that’s a lie”

Story Song

Linear story of a relationship

Chorus starts with an action line “When you think”

Second person

But revolves around her

Time Markers (September, summer, etc.)

Letter motif mentioned in Verse 2 and Bridge

Literal imagery

Instrumental solo before bridge

Crying imagery

Quiet Bridge

Intro

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Outro

Style - Country

Two note melody during the chorus

Picture to Burn

Taylor Swift - 2006

Swift & Liz Rose

Revenge song/Diss Track

Chorus starts with a first person action line “I hate that stupid old pickup truck you never let me drive”

Instrumental solo before bridge

Literal imagery

Quiet Bridge

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Outro

Style - Country/rock influenced

One note melody

Teardrops on my Guitar

Taylor Swift - 2006

Swift & Liz Rose

Intro and outro are the same anecdote

Chorus starts with a second person action line “he’s the reason for the teardrops on my guitar”

Dialogue “He says he’s so in love, he’s finally got it right”

Some metaphor “he’s all that I need to fall into” combined with the literal story

Mentions guy’s real name (Drew)

Crying imagery

Intro

Verse 1

Pre-Chorus 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Pre-Chorus 2

Chorus

Verse 3

Pre-Chorus 3

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Outro

Style - Country

A Place in this World

Taylor Swift - 2006

Swift, Robert Ellis Orrall, & Angelo Petraglia

Chorus starts with a first person action line “I’m alone...”

Not about love, about herself, more introspective

Sparse literal imagery “old blue jeans,” more metaphorical

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Outro

Style - Country

Cold as You

Taylor Swift - 2006

Swift & Liz Rose

Rain imagery

Chorus contains a command “just walk away”

Mostly in second person

Crying imagery

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Style - Country

The Outside

Taylor Swift - 2006

Swift

Chorus starts with a question “So how can I ever try to be better”

About loneliness/bullying

Written when she was only 12

Still focused on “you” even though the message is general

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Style - Country

Tied Together With a Smile

Taylor Swift - 2006

Swift & Liz Rose

Crying imagery

Chorus starts with a command “Hold on”

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Outro

Style - Country

Stay Beautiful

Taylor Swift - 2006

Swift & Liz Rose

Mentions guy’s real name (Cory)

Description of boy’s eyes

Window Imagery

Second person (you’re beautiful... )

Chorus ends in a command (Stay Beautiful)

Rain Imagery

Describes relationship as a story

Daydream description

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Outro

Style - True Country (cut time)

Should’ve Said No

Taylor Swift - 2006

Swift

Revenge song/Diss Track

Chorus starts with a second person action line “You should’ve said no”

Dialogue “you say you’d take it all back”

Crying imagery

Verse 1

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Verse 2

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Two note chorus

Style - Country/rock influenced

Mary’s Song (Oh my my my)

Taylor Swift - 2006

Swift, Liz Rose, & Brian Maher

Story Song

Intro and Outro are the same anecdote (I was seven and you were nine vs. I’ll be 87 you’ll be 89)

The whole song is Dialogue

Description of boy’s eyes

Crying imagery

Linear story of a relationship

Chorus starts with a command action line “Take me back”

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Verse 3

Chorus

Outro

Style - Country

Our Song

Taylor Swift - 2006

Swift

Story Song

The whole song is Dialogue

Last song on the album, last line is “play it again,” as if asking the listener to play the album again

The story of their lives is the song

Literal imagery combined with the metaphorical idea of a daily routine being a song

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Outro

Style - Country

I’d Lie

Taylor Swift Bonus Track - 2006

Swift

Description of boy’s eyes

Chorus starts with a first person action line “I could tell you”

Specific details about the boy she has a crush on

Crying imagery

Asks a metaphorical question and answers it

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Verse 3

Chorus

Style - Country

Christmases When You Were Mine

The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection - 2007

Swift

Chorus starts with a first person action line “I know...”

Literal imagery about her heartbreak, mom worried about her in the kitchen

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Verse 3

Chorus

Outro

Style - Country

Christmases Must be Something More

The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection - 2007

Swift

Chorus starts with a second person action line “You’d see...”

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Outro

Style - Country

Jump Then Fall

Fearless Platinum Edition - 2008

Swift

Chorus starts with a first person action line “I’m feeling you”

Describes phone call, time of day, boy’s smile

Crying imagery

“Fall into me” similar to Teardrops on my Guitar - “he’s all that I need to fall into”

Quiet Bridge

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Outro

Style - Country

Untouchable

Fearless Platinum Edition - 2008

Swift, Cary Barlowe, Nathan Barlowe, Tommy Lee James

“Middle of the night”/time

Dialogue “say that we’ll be together”

Verse

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Verse Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Style - Country

Come in With The Rain

Fearless Platinum Edition - 2008

Swift, Liz Rose

Rain Imagery

Crying Imagery

Chorus starts with a first person action line “I’ll leave...”

Verse 1

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Verse 2

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Verse 3

Chorus

Outro

Style - Country

Superstar

Fearless Platinum Edition - 2008

Swift, Liz Rose

Chorus starts with a command “so dim that spotlight”

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Bridge

Chorus

Style - Country

The Other Side of the Door

Fearless Platinum Edition - 2008

Swift, Liz Rose

Dialogue “I said this time I’ve had enough”

Rain Imagery

Throwing pebbles at her window

Mention of photographs

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Verse 3

Chorus

Verse 4

Style - Country

Fearless

Fearless - 2008

Swift, Liz Rose, & Hillary Lindsey

Rain Imagery

Quiet Bridge

Chorus starts with a first person action line “I don’t know how”

Story Song

Quiet Bridge

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Chorus

Style - Country

Fifteen

Fearless - 2008

Swift

Story Song

Dialogue “You say hi to your friends you ain’t seen in a while”

Told completely in second person even though it is her own personal story “you sit in class next to a redhead named Abigail”

Ends chorus and bridge in first person, brings it back to herself

Verses are literal story telling, Chorus is more metaphorical advice

Crying Imagery

Quiet Bridge

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Outro

Style - Country

Love Story

Fearless - 2008

Swift

Crying Imagery

Heavy Dialogue

Chorus starts with a command “Romeo take me”

Throwing pebbles

Story Song

Quiet Bridge

Princess/Fairytale imagery

Verse 1

Pre-Chorus 1

Chorus 1

Verse 2

Pre-Chorus 2

Chorus 2

Bridge

Chorus 3

Outro

Style - Country

Hey Stephen

Fearless - 2008

Swift

“Tossing rocks at your window”

Chorus starts with a first person action line “I can’t help it”

Rain Imagery

Quiet Bridge

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Outro

Style - Country

White Horse

Fearless - 2008

Swift, Liz Rose

Princess/Fairytale imagery

Quiet Bridge

Description of boy’s eyes

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Outro

Style - Country

You Belong with Me

Fearless - 2008

Swift, Liz Rose

Not a story song but tells a mini story “She wears short skirts I wear t shirts”

Daydream description

Chorus starts with a second person action line “If you could see”

“Middle of the night”

Verse 1

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Verse 2

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Outro

Style - Country

Breathe

Fearless - 2008

Swift, Colbie Caillat

Mention of specific time (2 am)

Chorus starts with an action line “we know/I can’t breathe”

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Chorus

Style - Country

Tell Me Why

Fearless - 2008

Swift, Liz Rose

Chorus starts with a first person action line “I’m sick and tired”

“Remember”

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Outro

Style - Country

You’re Not Sorry

Fearless - 2008

Swift

Chorus starts with a second person action line “You don’t have to”

Quiet Bridge

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Style - Country

The Way I Loved You

Fearless - 2008

Swift, John Rich

Chorus starts with a first person action line “I miss”

Mention of specific time (2 am)

Rain Imagery

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Verse 3

Chorus

Outro

Style - Country

Forever & Always

Fearless - 2008

Swift

Rain Imagery

Chorus starts with a first person action line “I stare”

“Flashback”

Dialogue “You said Forever and Always”

Quiet Bridge

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Style - Country

The Best Day

Fearless - 2008

Swift

Story Song

Chorus starts with a first person action line “I don’t know”

Makes a revelation “now I know”

Best example of a linear story song from Fearless

Crying Imagery

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Bridge

Verse 3

Chorus

Style - Country

Change

Fearless - 2008

Swift

Underdog song, about beating the odds, common for a final song on a Taylor Swift album

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Style - Country

Mine

Speak Now - 2010

Swift

Makes a revelation “you said I’ll never leave you along”

Mini Story “you made a rebel of a careless man’s careful daughter”

Crying Imagery

Quiet Bridge

Chorus starts with a question “Do you remember?”

Specific time “2:30 A.M.”

“Remember”

Verse 1

Pre-Chorus  1

Chorus

Verse 2

Pre-Chorus 2

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus 2

Outro

Style - Country

Sparks Fly

Speak Now - 2010

Swift

Rain Imagery

Chorus starts with a command “Drop everything now”

Description of boy’s eyes

Quiet Bridge

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Style - Country

Back to December

Speak Now - 2010

Swift

Puts the blame on herself for the breakup

Description of seasons to describe stages of the relationship

Crying Imagery

Daydream description

Quiet Bridge

Verse 1

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Post-Chorus

Verse 2

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Post-Chorus

Bridge

Interlude

Chorus

Post-Chorus

Outro

Style - Country

Speak Now

Speak Now - 2010

Swift

Whole song is a Daydream description

Dialogue “they say “Speak Now”

Story Song

Chorus starts with a command “Don’t say yes”

Quiet Bridge

Literal Imagery

Intro

Verse 1

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Verse 2

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Chorus

Interlude

Bridge

Interlude

Chorus

Chorus (Variation)

Style - Country

Dear John

Speak Now - 2010

Swift

6 minute breakup ballad

Entire song is in the form of a letter

Crying Imagery

Quiet Bridge

Revenge song/Diss Track

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Style - Country

Mean

Speak Now - 2010

Swift

Chorus starts with a first person action line “Someday, I’ll be living...”

Revenge song/Diss Track

Quiet Bridge

Verse 1

Pre-Chorus  

Chorus

Verse 2

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Style - Country

The Story of Us

Speak Now - 2010

Swift

Dialogue “people would say they’re the lucky ones”

Story Song

Split into chapters of the story of their relationship

Chorus starts with a first person action line “I’m standing alone”

Quiet Bridge

Verse 1

Pre-Chorus  

Chorus

Verse 2

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Style - Country

Never Grow Up

Speak Now - 2010

Swift

Chorus starts with a command “Don’t you ever grow up”

Makes a revelation about how she wishes she’d never grown up, only speaks in first person after the 3rd verse when she made the revelation

Literal imagery

“Remember”

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Verse 3

Chorus

Style - Country

Enchanted

Speak Now - 2010

Swift

Description of eyes

Dialogue

Specific time “2 A.M.”

6 minute ballad

Verse 1

Verse 2

Chorus

Verse 3

Chorus

Bridge

Refrain

Chorus

Outro

Style - Country

Better than Revenge

Speak Now - 2010

Swift

Revenge song/Diss Track

Story song

Quiet Bridge

Intro

Verse 1

Pre-Chorus 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Pre-Chorus 2

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Outro

Style - Country/Rock

Innocent

Speak Now - 2010

Swift

Song about forgiveness

Asks questions to get closer to the truth

Talks mostly in metaphor even though it’s about a specific event

Intro

Verse 1

Pre-Chorus 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Pre-Chorus 2

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Outro

Style - Country

Haunted

Speak Now - 2010

Swift

Chorus starts with a command “Don’t leave me like this”

Sings mostly in metaphor, few specific details

Verse 1

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Verse 2

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Outro

Style - Country/Rock

Last Kiss

Speak Now - 2010

Swift

Breakup Ballad

“Remember”

Specific time “1:58”

Chorus starts with a first person action line “I’ll go/never thought”

Rain Imagery

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Outro

Style - Country

Long Live

Speak Now - 2010

Swift

“Remember”

Royalty Imagery

Chorus starts with a command “Long live”

Quiet Bridge

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Outro

Style - Country/Rock

Ours

Speak Now Deluxe Edition- 2010

Swift

Chorus starts with a command “Don’t you worry”

Quiet Bridge

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Outro

Style - Country

If This Was a Movie

Speak Now Deluxe Edition- 2010

Swift & Martin Johnson

Chorus starts with a command “Come back to me”

Rain Imagery

Dialogue “you said to me… you’d say”

Quiet Bridge

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Outro

Style - Country

Superman

Speak Now Deluxe Edition- 2010

Swift

Chorus starts with a first person action line “I watch”

Dialogue “I’ll say just fine”

Quiet Bridge

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Outro

Style - Country

State of Grace

Red - 2012

Swift

Chorus starts with a first person action line “I never saw you coming”

Quiet Bridge

Speaks mostly in metaphor

Description of eyes “twin fire signs, four blue eyes”

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Outro

Style - Country/

Stadium Rock

Red

Red - 2012

Swift

Speaks in metaphor/Simile

Starts chorus with mirroring verbs/simile “loving him was like, losing him was like, missing him, forgetting him, etc.”

Uses colors to describe emotions

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Outro

Style - Country/

Stadium Rock

Treacherous

Red - 2012

Swift & Dan Wilson

Description of eyes

Unusual structure, bridge repeats several times, constant build that doesn’t get released, enforces the theme/title of the song

Speaks mostly in metaphor except for the beginning, goes specific to general

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Style - Country

I Knew You Were Trouble

Red - 2012

Swift, Max Martin, & Shellback

Chorus starts with a first person action line “I knew you were trouble”

Crying Imagery

Quiet Bridge

Revenge song/Diss Track

Verse 1

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Verse 2

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Style - Country/Pop

All Too Well

Red - 2012

Swift & Liz Rose

Scarf Motif

Makes a revelation, flips the narrative on him, he keeps the scarf

Story Song

“Remember”

Quiet Bridge

Action line “There we are… we’re dancing”

THE BEST LYRICS SHE HAD EVER WRITTEN

Verse 1

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Verse 2

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Bridge

Verse 3

Chorus

Style - Country

22

Red - 2012

Swift, Max Martin, & Shellback

Chorus starts with a first person action line “I don’t know about you”

Verse 1

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Verse 2

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Outro

Style - Country/Pop

I Almost Do

Red - 2012

Swift

Chorus starts with a first person action line “I just want to tell you”

Quiet Bridge

My favorite bridge from any of her songs

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Outro

Style - Country

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

Red - 2012

Swift, Max Martin, & Shellback

“Remember”

Dialogue “I’ll say just fine”

Action line “We are never ever ever getting back together”

Quiet Bridge

Revenge song/Diss Track

Verse 1

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Verse 2

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Outro

Style -

Country/Pop

Stay Stay Stay

Red - 2012

Swift

Quiet Bridge

Chorus starts with a command “Stay Stay Stay”

Specific detail about relationship

Equal repetition makes up for phrases not rhyming

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Bridge

Verse 3

Chorus

Style - Country

The Last Time (ft Gary Lightbody)

Red - 2012

Swift, Gary Lightbody, Jacknife Lee

Description of eyes

Verse 1

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Verse 2

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Style - Country

Holy Ground

Red - 2012

Swift

Specific Details

One-note melody

“Stories”

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Bridge

Style - Country

Sad Beautiful Tragic

Red - 2012

Swift

Daydream description

Action Line “we had…”

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Style - Country

The Lucky One

Red - 2012

Swift

Revelation, speaks in second person until she makes her revelation, then switches to first person

Verse 1

Bridge

Chorus

Verse 2

Bridge

Verse 3

Chorus

Style - Country

Everything Has Changed (ft Ed Sheeran)

Red - 2012

Swift & Ed Sheeran

Chorus starts with a first person action line “All I know”

Dialogue “you said hello”

Description of eyes

Quiet Bridge

Verse 1

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Verse 2

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Outro

Style -

Country

Starlight

Red - 2012

Swift

Royalty Imagery

Dialogue I said “Oh my, what a marvelous tune”

Chorus starts with a first person action line “I said”

Quiet Bridge

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Bridge

Outro

Style - Country

Begin Again

Red - 2012

Swift

Chorus starts with a second person action line “you throw your head back laughing”

Title and theme begs you to listen to the album again, creating a never ending cycle of falling in love and heartbreak like Our Song

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Style - Country

The Moment I Knew

Red Deluxe - 2012

Swift

“Memory”

Dialogue “you said you’d be here”

Crying Imagery

Quiet Bridge

Verse 1

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Style - Country

Come Back… Be Here

Red Deluxe - 2012

Swift

Specific time “4 A.M.”

“Delicate”

Quiet Bridge

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Verse 3

Chorus

Style - Country

Girl at Home

Red Deluxe - 2012

Swift

Chorus starts with a command “Don’t Look at Me”

Quiet Bridge

Intro

Verse 1

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Verse 2

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Outro

Style - Country

Welcome to New York

1989 - 2014

Swift & Ryan Tedder

One-Note Melody

Quiet Bridge

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Style - Pop

Blank Space

1989 - 2014

Swift, Max Martin, & Shellback

Quiet Bridge

Self-Aware, satire on her other songs

One-note melodies

Semi-story

Specific details

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Style - Pop

Style

1989 - 2014

Swift, Max Martin, Shellback, & Ali Payami

Specifies time of day “midnight”

Chorus starts with a second person action line “you got/i got/we got”

“I’ve been there too a few times” = growth and maturity

Dialogue “i said.. He says”

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Style - Pop

Out of the Woods

1989 - 2014

Swift & Jack Antonoff

“Remember”

Chorus starts with a question “are we out of the woods?”

Quiet Bridge

Specifies season “last december”

Bridge tells a mini-story

Crying Imagery

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Style - Pop

All You Had to Do Was Stay

1989 - 2014

Swift, Max Martin

Lyrics are not detailed, focused more on production

One-Note melody

Chorus starts with a command “Stay”

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Style - Pop

Shake it Off

1989 - 2014

Swift, Max Martin, & Shellback

Verse is specific, chorus is general

Quiet Bridge

Verse 1

Pre-Chorus 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Pre-Chorus 2

Chorus

Post-Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Post-Chorus

Style - Pop

I Wish You Would

1989 - 2014

Swift & Jack Antonoff

“Memories”

Specifies time of day “2 A.M.”

Quiet Bridge

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Style - Pop

Bad Blood

1989 - 2014

Swift, Max Martin, & Shellback

Unusual to start a song with the chorus

Quiet Bridge

Revenge song/Diss Track

Chorus

Verse 1

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Verse 2

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Chorus

Style - Pop

Wildest Dreams

1989 - 2014

Swift, Max Martin, & Shellback

“Memories”

Chorus starts with a command “Say you’ll remember me”

Dialogue “I said no one has to know what we do”

Quiet Bridge

Story Song

Verse 1

Pre-Chorus 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Pre-Chorus 2

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Post-Chorus

Style - Pop

How You Get The Girl

1989 - 2014

Swift, Max Martin, & Shellback

Dialogue “you say I want you for worse or for better”

Teaches a lesson through story

Quiet Bridge (almost a-capella)

Intro

Verse 1

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Verse 2

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Bridge

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Outro

Style - Pop

This Love

1989 - 2014

Swift

Speaks mostly in metaphor

No specific details

Quiet Bridge

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Post-Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Post-Chorus

Style - Pop

I Know Places

1989 - 2014

Swift & Ryan Tedder

Chorus starts with a second person action line “I know”

Quiet Bridge

Verse 1

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Verse 2

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Outro

Style - Pop

Clean

1989 - 2014

Swift & Imogen Heap

Confessional Ballad

Quiet Bridge

Verse 1

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Verse 2

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Outro

Style - Pop

Wonderland

1989 (Deluxe)  - 2014

Swift, Max Martin, & Shellback

Description of eyes

Chorus starts with an action line “We found”

Quiet Bridge

Verse 1

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Verse 2

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Style - Pop

You Are In Love

1989 (Deluxe)  - 2014

Swift & Jack Antonoff

Specific Details

Quiet Bridge

Story Song

“Why i’ve spent my whole life trying to put it into words” the only time she uses first person, sums up her entire songwriting journey

Chorus starts with a second person action line “you can hear it”

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Bridge

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Style - Pop

New Romantics

1989 (Deluxe) - 2014

Swift, Max Martin, & Shellback

Chorus starts with a first person action line “I can build”

Crying Imagery

Quiet Bridge

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Style - Pop

...Ready For It?

reputation - 2017

Swift, Max Martin, Shellback, & Ali Payami

Quiet Chorus

Unusual in a pop song, despite heavy percussion, she is vulnerable at the core

Middle of the night

Verse 1

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Verse 2

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Bridge

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Bridge

Style - Pop

End Game

reputation - 2017

Swift, Max Martin, Shellback, Ed Sheeran, & Nayvadius Wilburn

Chorus starts with a second person action line “I wanna be your end game”

Chorus

Post-Chorus

Verse 1

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Verse 2

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Post-Chorus

Verse 3

Chorus

Style - Pop

I Did Something Bad

reputation - 2017

Swift, Max Martin, & Shellback

Chorus starts with an action line “They say”

Dialogue “he says don’t throw away a good thing”

Quiet Bridge

Verse 1

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Verse 2

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Outro

Style - Pop

Don’t Blame Me

reputation - 2017

Swift, Max Martin, & Shellback

Chorus starts with a command “Don’t blame me”

Dialogue “they say she’s gone too far this time”

Quiet Bridge

Chorus

Verse 1

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Verse 2

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Outro

Style - Pop

Delicate

reputation - 2017

Swift, Max Martin, & Shellback

Chorus starts with a question “Is it cool that I said all that?”

Description of eyes

Quiet Bridge

Intro

Verse 1

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Verse 2

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Style - Pop

Look What You Made Me Do

reputation - 2017

Swift, Jack Antonoff, Richard Fairbrass, Fred Fairbrass, Rob Manzoli

Chorus starts with a command “Look what you made me do”

Revenge song/Diss Track

Chorus is a one-note melody

Quiet Bridge

Verse 1

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Verse 2

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Style - Pop

So It Goes...

reputation - 2017

Swift, Max Martin, Shellback, & Oscar Gorres

Description of eyes

Quiet Bridge (practically a whisper)

Verse 1

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Verse 2

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Refrain

Bridge

Chorus

Refrain

Style - Pop

Gorgeous

reputation - 2017

Swift, Max Martin, & Shellback

Quiet Bridge (one-note melody)

Description of eyes (ocean blue eyes)

Verse 1

Pre-Chorus 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Pre-Chorus 2

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Outro

Style - Pop

Getaway Car

reputation - 2017

Swift & Jack Antonoff

Crying Imagery

Quiet Bridge

Dialogue “I was screaming go go go”

Chorus starts with a second person action line “you were driving.. Think about the place”

Verse 1

Pre-Chorus 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Pre-Chorus 2

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Outro

Style - Pop

King Of My Heart

reputation - 2017

Swift, Max Martin, & Shellback

Late in the night

Uses a pre-chorus a lot more on this album, allows the chorus to be quiet and vulnerable. Makes her seem tough but secretly vulnerable at the same time

Quiet Bridge

Verse 1

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Post-Chorus

Verse 2

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Post-Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Post-Chorus

Style - Pop

Dancing With Our Hands Tied

reputation - 2017

Swift, Max Martin, Shellback, Oscar Holter

Quiet Bridge

Chorus starts with an action line “we were dancing”

Verse 1

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Verse 2

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Bridge

Outro

Style - Pop

Dress

reputation - 2017

Swift & Jack Antonoff

Chorus starts with a command “Say my name”

Quiet Bridge

Verse 1

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Post-Chorus

Verse 2

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Post-Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Style - Pop

This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

reputation - 2017

Swift & Jack Antonoff

Quiet Bridge

Revenge song/Diss Track

Verse 1

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Post-Chorus

Verse 2

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Style - Pop

Call It What You Want

reputation - 2017

Swift & Jack Antonoff

Quiet Bridge

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus

Style - Pop/trap

New Year’s Day

reputation - 2017

Swift & Jack Antonoff

“Memories”/last page

Chorus starts with a command “don’t read the last page”

About staying through the night, love lasting past the fun part, also begs you to repeat the album, to listen to the excited songs only to get to New Year’s Day and realize that Taylor has become herself again, an artist who values love and simple songwriting over drama and scandal

Verse 1

Chorus

Verse 2

Chorus

Post-Chorus

Bridge

Verse 3

Chorus

Post-Chorus

Outro

Style - Country/acoustic