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Taylor Swift is an artist who has succeeded in non-gratuitously title dropping in all but one song she has ever sung on. That one being a charity single called "Ronan", named after and dedicated to a young boy who died of cancer.

Notably, several of the songs feature the title drop in a way which has an alternate meaning to the typical interpretation of the title; this may be having multiple meanings or when certain parts of a phrase or other context present in the lyrics has been omitted from the title. These include "Cold As You," "The Way I Loved You," "Better Than Revenge", "Both Of Us", etc.


Examples (by album)

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  • "Tim McGraw": "When you think Tim McGraw, I hope you think my favorite song."
  • "Picture To Burn": "You're just another picture to burn."
  • "Teardrops On My Guitar": "He's the reason for the teardrops on my guitar."
  • "A Place In This World": "Oh, I'm just a girl, trying to find a place in this world."
  • "Cold As You": "I've never been anywhere cold as you."
  • "The Outside": "This ain't the best view, on the outside looking in. I've been a lot of lonely places; I've never been on the outside."
  • "Tied Together with a Smile": "You're tied together with a smile, but you're coming undone."
  • "Stay Beautiful (Cory's Song)": "I hope your life leads you back to my door, but if it don't, stay beautiful."
  • "Should've Said No": "You should've said no (baby, and you might still have me)."
  • "Mary's Song (Oh, My, My, My)": "and said/in the sky/you and I/ 'til the morning light, oh my, my, my."
  • "Our Song": "'Cause our song is the slam of screen doors."

  • "Fearless": "You take my hand and drag me head first, fearless... with you I'd dance in a storm in my best dress, fearless... it's the first kiss, it's flawless, really something, it's fearless."
  • "Fifteen": "'Cause when you're fifteen and somebody tells you they love you, you're gonna believe themnote "
  • "Love Story": "It's a love story, baby just say yes."
  • "Hey Stephen": "Hey, Stephen, I know looks can be deceiving...note "
  • "White Horse": "It's too late for you and your white horse to come around/to catch me now."
  • "You Belong With Me": "Have you ever thought just maybe/how could you not know, baby/why can't you see, you belong with me" "think I know where you belong, think I know it's with me."
  • "Breathe": "I can't breathe without you, but I have to."
  • "Tell Me Why": "I know that you see what you're doing to me, tell me why."
  • "You're Not Sorry": "I don't believe you, baby, like I did before; you're not sorry."
  • "The Way I Loved You": "I never knew I could feel that much and that's the way I loved you."
  • "Forever and Always": "I was there when you said forever and always."
  • "The Best Day": "I know I had the best day, with you, today."
  • "Change": "These things will change; can you feel it now? [...] It was the night things changed; can you see it now?"

    Speak Now 
  • "Mine": "You were the best thing that's ever been mine."
  • "Sparks Fly": "I see sparks fly whenever you smile."
  • "Back To December": "And I go back to December, turn around and make it all right. I go back to December all the time."
  • "Speak Now": "You need to hear me out, and they said "Speak now"."
  • "Dear John": "Dear John, I see it all now that you're gone/I was wrong."
  • "Mean": "Someday I'll be living in a big old city, and all you're ever gunna be is mean. Why you gotta be so mean?"
  • "The Story of Us": "I used to think one day they'd tell the story of us... The story of us looks a lot like a tragedy now."
  • "Never Grow Up": "Oh, darling, don't you ever grow up... just try to never grow up" "Wish I'd never grown up"
  • "Enchanted": "I was enchanted to meet you"
  • "Better Than Revenge": "There is nothing I do better than revenge."
  • "Innocent": "Who you are is not what you did/been; you're still an innocent."
  • "Haunted": "Can't turn back now, I'm haunted."
  • "Last Kiss": "I never thought we'd have a last kiss."
  • "Long Live (We Will Be Remembered)":
    • "Long live the walls we crashed through, ... I was screaming long live all the magic we made..." "Long live all the mountains we moved, ... I was screaming long live that look on your face..."
    • "...and bring on all the pretenders, one day, we will be remembered."
  • "Ours": "This love is ours."

  • "State of Grace": "This is a state of grace; this is the worthwhile fight."
  • "Red": "Missing him was like trying to know somebody you've never met, but loving him was red."
  • "Treacherous": "This slope/This hope is treacherous."
  • "I Knew You Were Trouble": "I knew you were trouble when you walked in."
  • "All Too Well": "Wind in my hair, I was there: I remember it, all too well"
  • "22": "I don't know about you, but I'm feeling 22."
  • "I Almost Do": "I hope you know that every time I don't, I almost do."
  • "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together": "This time, I'm telling you, I'm telling you: we are never ever ever getting back together."
  • "Stay Stay Stay": "Stay, stay, stay, I've been loving you for quite some time, time, time"
  • "The Last Time": "This is the last time I'm asking you this: put my name at the top of your list. This is the last time I'm asking you why you break my heart in the blink of an eyenote ."
  • "Holy Ground": "Right there where we stood was holy ground."
  • "Sad Beautiful Tragic": "What a sad, beautiful, tragic love affair."
  • "The Lucky One": "And they'll tell you now, you're the lucky one."
  • "Everything Has Changed": "All I know since yesterday is everything has changed."
  • "Starlight": "We were dancing, dancing, like we're made of starlight."
  • "Begin Again": "On a Wednesday in a café, I watched it begin again."

  • "Welcome To New York": "Welcome to New York! It's been waiting for you!"
  • "Blank Space": "I've got a blank space, baby, and I'll write your name."
  • "Style": "We never go out of style."
  • "Out of the Woods": "Are we out of the woods yet?"
  • "All You Had To Do Was Stay": "All you had to do was - stay!"
  • "Shake It Off": "I'm just gunna shake, shake, shake it off."
  • "I Wish You Would": "I wish you would come back..."
  • "Bad Blood": "You know it used to be mad love, but now we have bad blood!"
  • "Wildest Dreams": "Say you'll see me again / Even if it's just in your wildest dreams, ah-ha."
  • "How You Get the Girl": "And that's how it works, that's how you get the girl."
  • "This Love": "This love is good, this love is bad, this love is alive back from the dead. These hands had to let it go free, and this love came back to me."
  • "I Know Places": "I know places we won't be found/we can hide."note 
  • "Clean": "And by morning, gone was any trace of you, I think I am finally clean." "Just because you're clean don't mean you don't miss it... now that I'm clean I'm never gonna risk it."
  • "Wonderland": "We found Wonderland, you and I got lost in it"
  • "You Are In Love": "You are in love, true love..."
  • "New Romantics": "Baby we're the new romantics, the best people in life are free."

  • "...Ready For It?": "Are you ready for it?"
  • "End Game": "I wanna be your end game."
  • "I Did Something Bad": "They say I did something bad, so why does it feel so good?"
  • "Don't Blame Me": "Don't blame me, love made me crazy..."
  • "Delicate": "Is it too soon to do this yet? 'Cause I know that it's delicate."
  • "Look What You Made Me Do": "Look what you made me do, look what you made me do..."
  • "So It Goes...": "You know I'm not a bad girl, but I do bad things with you. So it goes..."
  • "Gorgeous": "You're so gorgeous!"
  • "Getaway Car": "You were driving the getaway car."
  • "King of My Heart": "King of my heart, body, and soul..."
  • "Dancing With Our Hands Tied": "We were dancing with our hands tied."
  • "Dress": "Only bought this dress so you could take it off."
  • "This is Why We Can't Have Nice Things": "This is why we can't have nice things, darling."
  • "Call It What You Want": "So call it what you want, yeah, call it what you want to."
  • "New Year's Day": "I'll be cleaning up bottles with you on New Year's Day."

  • "I Forgot That You Existed": "But then something happened one magical night... I forgot that you existed."
  • "Cruel Summer": "It's a cruel summer."
  • "Lover": "You're my, my, my, my lover."
  • "The Man": "If I was a man, I'd be the man."
  • "The Archer": "I've been the archer, I've been the prey..."
  • "I Think He Knows": "I ain't gotta tell him. I think he knows."
  • "Miss Americana & The Heartbreak Prince": "It's you and me, there's nothing like this: Miss Americana and The Heartbreak Prince."
  • "Paper Rings": "I like shiny things, but I'd marry you with paper rings."
  • "Cornelia Street": "I'd never walk Cornelia Street again."
  • "Death by a Thousand Cuts": "Saying goodbye is death by a thousand cuts."
  • "London Boy": "So I guess all the rumors are true, you know I love a London Boy."
  • "Soon You'll Get Better": "Soon you'll get better, ooh-ah, you'll get better soon, 'cause you have to."
  • "False God": "Even if it's a false god, we'd still worship this love."
  • "You Need to Calm Down": "You need to calm down, you're being too loud."
  • "Afterglow": "Meet me in the afterglow."
  • "ME!": "I promise that you'll never find another like me."
  • "It's Nice to Have a Friend": "It's nice to have a friend. It's nice to have a friend."
  • "Daylight": "I've been sleeping so long, in a twenty-year dark night, and now I see daylight."

  • "the 1": "It would've been fun if you would've been the one."
  • "cardigan": "When I felt like I was an old cardigan underneath someone's bed, you put me on and said I was your favorite."
  • "the last great american dynasty": "And they said, 'There goes the last great American dynasty."
  • "exile": "You were my town, now I'm in exile."
  • "my tears ricochet": "Look at how my tears ricochet."
  • "mirrorball": "I'm a mirrorball, I'll show you every version of yourself tonight."
  • "seven": "I hit my peak at seven feet in the swing over the creek."
  • "august": "August slipped away into a moment in time, 'cause it was never mine."
  • "this is me trying": "I just wanted you to know, this is me trying."
  • "illicit affairs": "That's the thing about illicit affairs."
  • "invisible string": "Isn't it just so pretty to think, all along there was some invisible string tying you to me?"
  • "mad woman": "No one likes a mad woman."
  • "epiphany": "You dream of some epiphany."
  • "betty": "Betty, I won't make assumptions about why you switched your homeroom, but I think it's 'cause of me."
  • "peace": "Would it be enough if I could never give you peace?"
  • "hoax": "Your faithless love's the only hoax I believe in."
  • "the lakes": "Take me to the lakes where all the poets went to die."

  • "willow": "Life was a willow and it bent right to your wind."
  • "champagne problems": "You won't remember all my champagne problems."
  • "gold rush": "I don't like a gold rush."
  • "'tis the damn season": "You could call me 'babe' for the weekend. 'Tis the damn season."
  • "tolerate it": "I know my love should be celebrated, but you tolerate it."
  • "no body, no crime": "I think he did it, but I just can't prove it. No body, no crime, but I ain't letting up until the day I die."
  • "happiness": "There'll be happiness after you, but there was happiness because of you. Both of these things can be true."
  • "dorothea": "Hey, Dorothea, do you ever stop and think about me?"
  • "coney island": "I'm sitting on a bench in Coney Island wondering, where did my baby go?"
  • "ivy": "My house of stone, your ivy grows, and now I'm covered in you."
  • "cowboy like me": "Takes one to know one. You're a cowboy like me."
  • "long story short": "Long story short, it was a bad time."
  • "marjorie": "Watched as you signed your name: Marjorie."
  • "closure": "I know it's over, I don't need your closure."
  • "evermore": "I had a feeling so peculiar that this pain would be for evermore."

  • "Babe" (Sugarland feat. Taylor Swift; written by Swift): "This is the last time I'll ever call you, babe."
  • "Battle (Let's Go)": "I used to be on your side; now it's lookin' like we're goin' to battle"
  • "Beautiful Eyes": "Your beautiful eyes stare right into mine"
  • "Beautiful Ghosts" (co-written by Swift and Andrew Lloyd Webber for Cats): "And the memories were lost long ago, but at least you have beautiful ghosts."
  • "Best Days of Your Life" (Kellie Pickler feat. Taylor Swift): "It's just too bad you already had the best days, the best days of your life."
  • "Both Of Us" (B.O.B feat. Taylor Swift): "I wish I was strong enough to lift not one but both of us."
  • "Crazier": "You make me crazier, crazier."
  • "Eyes Open": "Even when you're sleeping, sleeping, keep your eye-eyes open."
  • "Safe and Sound": "You and I will be safe and sound."
  • "Today Was a Fairytale": "Today was a fairytale, you were the prince..."
  • "Two Is Better Than One" (Boys Like Girls feat. Taylor Swift): "And maybe two is better than one..."
  • "Sweeter Than Fiction": "Your eyes, wider than distance, this life is sweeter than fiction."
  • "Your Anything": "If that's what you need, I'd give everything to be your anything."
  • "Your Face": "I don't wanna lose your face."

Album Title Drop examples:

  • The albums Fearless, Speak Now, Red, and Lover all contained songs of the same name, which were all singles and also title dropped.
  • Though 1989 doesn't include a song with the same name, it was prefaced with Swift speaking "I was born in 1989".
  • reputation also didn't include a song with the same name as the album; however, the word "reputation" gets used in a few songs, most notably "End Game".


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