The ending to the video for "Love Story" can get to certain people. Particularly when the couple being compared to good ol' dead Romeo and Juliet, having been split up by Juliet's dad, reunite, and the chorus is sung a bit differently...* sniff* It's better if you hear the whole song.
Swift's song "Enchanted" is a sweet song about meeting Adam Young and being, well, enchanted. The Valentine's Day after it was released, Adam posted his own version of the song on his blog, directed to her. The heartwarming is pretty well summed up by his tweet about it: "Dear Taylor, everything about you is beautiful. I want you to know I was enchanted to meet you too." The music makes it even more magical and meaningful.
The last lines of Adam's version are especially touching, in response to the lyrics, "Please don't be in love with someone else, please don't have somebody waiting on you." In this version, he assures her:
I was never in love with someone else. I never had somebody waiting on me. 'Cause you were all of my dreams come true, and I just wish you knew, Taylor, I was so in love with you.
The Meaningful Echo in "Mine". In the story of the song, the young woman remembers "how we sat there by the water/you put your arm around me for the first time/ you made a rebel of a careless man's careful daughter/ you are the best thing that has ever been mine." At the song's conclusion, the woman fights with her husband, and feeling he is going to abandon her, runs off in despair. But he finds her and repeats the same words (i.e. the refrain) she has been singing in the whole song back to her with loving reassurance that he will never leave her.
I remember how we felt sitting by the water
And every time I look at you, it's like the first time
I fell in love with a careless man's careful daughter
She is the best thing that's ever been mine.
"Our Song" and "The Best Day" are both long, beautiful ones.
"Starlight" inspired by a photograph from a long time ago, warming hearts everywhere right now...Don't you dream impossible things?.
"Stay Stay Stay" inspired by her desire to find a guy she won't want to leave and find the answer to a long lasting love affair.
"Treacherous" as sexy as the lyrics are, the production is kind of heart felt and sweet.
I can't decide if it's a choice, getting swept away
I hear the sound of my own voice, asking you to..stay
all we are is skin and bone, trained to get along
forever going with the flow, but your friction...
"Begin Again", considering that she frequently writes songs that take shots at her exes (something that often causes her to be seen as less likeable.) This is a genuinely heartfelt song about being so in love with her new boyfriend that she doesn't even feel the need to dwell on her previous heartbreaks.
While "The Lucky One" is rather sad in some aspects (it being a Rock-Star Song that's more about Artist Disillusionment), when you consider what happens to so many other White Dwarf Starlets in real life, it is sort of nice to hear that the nameless starlet Swift is singing about is still alive, well, and happy.
"Innocent", the song she wrote for Kanye West after the VMA incident:
"You Are In Love", a genuinely sweet and heartfelt love song. This line is especially nice, considering that Swift is famous for her bitter breakup songs:
For once, you let go of your fear and your ghosts.
From her 1989 World Tour, her speech before Clean. There are a few versions on YouTube, with slightly different wording, but the message is always the same: you are not your mistakes, you are not damaged goods because people have hurt you, and one day, no matter how hurt you've felt, you'll come through to the other side. Hearing it live can cause Tears of Joy.
The hidden message for "Clean".
She lost him, but she found herself and somehow that was everything.
During the buildup to reputation, Taylor cleared out all her social media and unfollowed everyone... except for her fans on Tumblr.
The speech she gives before performing "Love Story" live. She talks about the first time she read Romeo and Juliet, and how much it struck her that this incredible story about two young people in love ended so tragically. So, she decided to write her own version.
The music video for "Mine" has a handful of kids in it. After filming for the video wrapped, Taylor took all the kids to a Toys R Us, which she had closed down for the night, and let each kid pick out a toy. Including things like computers and video game consoles. Taylor paid for the whole thing on her own dime.
"New Year's Day." Rather than focusing on the passionate New Year's kiss, this song is about the day after, and all the quiet, tiny moments that mean the world when they're with someone you love.