Best Taylor Swift ‘Red’ Lyrics
Taylor Swift's lyrics are sharper than ever on 'Red,' her just-released collection of 16 love-inspired pop-country songs. With a few sweet lines, the 22-year-old can cut through the heavy emotions of heartbreak to the expose the thin threads that connect us all in times happy, sad and angry. Her ability to write lyrics men and women of all ages can find themselves has never been better exemplified than in these five songs from 'Red.'
Songs like 'State of Grace' and 'Treacherous' have lines that didn't make this list of Swift's best 'Red' lyrics. That's a statement to how strong some of the songs from the album are. The most emotional lyrics come late in the project, after more aggressive songs like '22' and 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' have given away to ballads like 'Sad Beautiful Tragic' and 'The Lucky One.'
'Everything Has Changed'
Swift's duet with Ed Sheeran is one the two wrote together -- on a trampoline of all places. This is the one lyric on this Best Taylor Swift 'Red' Lyrics list that Swift doesn't actually sing. It's the British pop singer's solo line during a vulnerable story about the beginning of love. The innocence of this song balances out the emotional girth of a few others, one of which you'll find at No. 2.
'The Lucky One'
Fans will work hard to decipher who every song on 'Red' is about. Many are stories of her relationships with boyfriends over the last two years, but 'The Lucky One' seems to be penned about a singer who was famous but then dropped everything for a quieter life. It's a story perhaps more revealing than any other Swift has written. The lyrics explain that at times, the price of fame is exhausting.
For those who believe the arc of songs on 'Red' tell a story, the album ends with the sweet satisfaction of love found on 'Begin Again.' Swift wrote this song on her own. It's about trusting again after you've had your heart stepped on for months or years. Again, it's her vulnerability and willingness to reveal her battle scars that make this lyric on the Best Taylor Swift 'Red' Lyrics list so palpable and brilliant.
'All Too Well'
This line from Swift's powerful song 'All Too Well' seems to be a favorite among fans, and many argue that it's perhaps the best lyric on the record. We agree that it's one of her top lines -- though the ex the song is about probably doesn't. Still, the 22-year-old shows a passion and emotion in the 'All Too Well' lyrics that is almost unmatched.
The title track from Taylor Swift's 'Red' album works with 'State of Grace' to set the tone for the entire project. What follows are 14 songs packed with lyrics of love, loss and new optimism. This line -- No. 1 on the Best Taylor Swift 'Red' Lyrics list -- uses a common metaphor to capture the danger of a life lived with one's heart exposed. The best ideas always seem so easy.