This one is probably more of a Heartwarming Moment than anything, but 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.
"Never Grow Up" from Speak Now. It's all about the innocence of childhoodgradually disappearing; Taylor tells the kid she's singing to "never grow up", and it's heartbreaking. She even sounds like she's crying at one point, too.
If you've recently broken up with a summer romance, or the one that got away broke up with you in the fall, "Tim Mc Graw" can reduce you to tears.
"Invisible" was a bonus track on Taylor's first album. Anyone who has ever been in unrequited love with someone who, in turn, was in unrequited love with someone else have their heart ripped out by this song.
"We could be a beautiful, miracle, unbelievable/instead of just invisible Like shadows in a faded light/ Oh, we're invisible."
And "The Story of Us", although the music video implies that there's still hope.
The plainly spoken heartbreak of "If This Was a Movie" qualifies too. Who hasn't felt exactly like that before?
"Safe and Sound," especially when taken in the context of the movie it was written for (The Hunger Games). Listen to it and think of the scene with Rue and the flowers (you know the one), and say with a straight face that it doesn't make you at least WANT to cry.
Her cover of "Drops Of Jupiter" (Originally by Train) on her Speak Now Tour live CD is not for public listening, you will cry!
"Enchanted" will bring the emotions in a positive sense.
and I was enchanted to meet you
"Haunted" to anyone who's had a tough time letting go.
Come on, come on, con't leave me like this
Her charity single "Ronan," inspired by a blog created by the mother (credited as co-writer) of a four-year-old who died of cancer, is even more powerful when you learn Swift used only phrases from the blog -and therefore this is true insight into what it's like to lose someone so young. After the song's bridge Swift can be heard inhaling as if trying not to sob:
What if I'm standing in your closet, trying to talk to you?
What if I kept the hand-me-downs you won't grow into?
What if I really thought some miracle would see us though?
What if that miracle was even getting one more moment with you?
"Back To December", about regret over a relationship haunted by emotional baggage, and the sadness that the relationship may never heal, counts for one, too.
Or any unfortunate break up/fall out due to tensions...
This is me swallowing my pride, saying I'm sorry for that night
"Come Back...Be Here" to anybody who ever missed anyone ever.
"I Almost Do" to people who could almost make up with someone but for some reason can't.
"Sad Beautiful Tragic" "Words, how little they mean, when they're a little too late".
"Mean". For anyone who has ever been in an emotionally or physically abusive relationship, those lyrics can really trigger memories of rock bottom, and the need to pull yourself out.
"Tied Together With A Smile" from her first album. It's written about a friend of hers who had bulimia, and a person who's losing it but is hiding behind a smile but still coming undone. The secret message is 'you are loved'. Could double as a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming
Not released on an album (yet), but "Brought Up That Way", an unreleased song from a father's point of view about watching his daughter grow up and nearly losing her, is about as heartbreaking as it can get.
He says, "God, I didn't bring her up to watch them lay her down
Nearly killed me the day they put her mama in the ground
Only thing kept me alive was that little girl's smile
So please, don't take that away
It won't be easy taking her today
She wasn't brought up that way."
Happy tears at the ending of the "Ours" music video, where Taylor reunites with her boyfriend after he's been deployed. It's a beautiful moment.