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    Taylor Swift’s Most Romantic Lyrics Of All Time, Ranked: Part 1

    "Is it chill that you're in my head?"

    Originally, I set out to make this post a definitive ranking of Taylor Swift’s most romantic lyrics of all time. However, after going through Reputation to Evermore, it became clear that the right move was to make this a two-part series. The woman is a genius.

    So, here are the most romantic Taylor Swift lyrics of all time: part 1 — covering Reputation to Evermore, excluding re-recordings.

    79. "If you've got a girlfriend, I'm jealous of her / But if you're single that's honestly worse / 'Cause you're so gorgeous it actually hurts."

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    Big Machine

    —"Gorgeous" (Reputation)

    78. "I don’t wanna be / Just another ex-love / You don’t wanna see."

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    Big Machine

    —"End Game" (feat. Ed Sheeran & Future) (Reputation)

    77. "Your love is a secret I'm hoping, dreaming, dying to keep."

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    Big Machine

    —"King of My Heart" (Reputation)

    76. "And I can't let you go. / Your handprint's on my soul."

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    Big Machine

    —"End Game" (feat. Ed Sheeran & Future) (Reputation)

    75. "Hey, Dorothea, do you ever stop and think about me? / When it was calmer, skipping the prom just to piss off your mom and her pageant schemes."

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    Taylor Swift

    —"Dorothea" (Evermore)

    74. "In the middle of the night, in my dreams / I know I'm gonna be with you, so I take my time."

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    Big Machine

    —"…Ready for It?" (Reputation)

    73. "Ocean blue eyes looking in mine / I feel like I might sink and drown and die."

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    Big Machine

    —"Gorgeous" (Reputation)

    72. "And here's to my baby. / He ain't reading what they call me lately."

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    Big Machine

    —"This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things" (Reputation)

    71. "Only bought this dress so you could take it off."

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    Big Machine

    —"Dress" (Reputation)

    70. "All of this silence and patience, pining and desperately waiting / My hands are shaking from all this."

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    Big Machine

    —"Dress" (Reputation)

    69. "Third floor on the West Side, me and you. / Handsome, you're a mansion with a view."

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    Big Machine

    —"Delicate" (Reputation)

    68. "And if this is the long haul, how'd we get here so soon?"

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    Taylor Swift

    —"Coney Island" (feat. the National) (Evermore)

    67. "Lyrical smile, indigo eyes, hand on my thigh / We could follow the sparks. I'll drive."

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    Taylor Swift

    —"I Think He Knows" (Lover)

    66. "I've got a hundred thrown-out speeches I almost said to you."

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    Taylor Swift

    —"The Archer" (Lover)

    65. "I don't wanna look at anything else now that I saw you (I can never look away). / I don't wanna think of anything else now that I thought of you (things will never be the same)."

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    Taylor Swift

    —"Daylight" (Lover)

    64. "You're so cool. / It makes me hate you so much."

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    Capital FM

    —"Gorgeous" (Reputation)

    63. "How's one to know? / I'd meet you where the spirit meets the bones / In a faith-forgotten land."

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    Taylor Swift

    —"Ivy" (Evermore)

    62. "And my waves meet your shore ever and evermore."

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    Taylor Swift

    —"Long Story Short" (Evermore)

    61. "I recall late November / Holding my breath, slowly, I said / 'You don't need to save me / But would you run away with me?'"

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    Big Machine

    —"Call It What You Want" (Reputation)

    60. "I don't want you like a best friend."

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    Big Machine

    —"Dress" (Reputation)

    59. "Head on the pillow, I could feel you sneakin' in."

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    Taylor Swift

    —"Willow" (Evermore)

    58. "Wreck my plans. / That's my man."

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    Taylor Swift

    —"Willow" (Evermore)

    57. "And he's passing by / Rare as the glimmer of a comet in the sky / And he feels like home. / If the shoe fits, walk in it everywhere you go."

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    Taylor Swift

    —"Long Story Short" (Evermore)

    56. "You're a cowboy like me."

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    Taylor Swift

    —"Cowboy Like Me" (Evermore)

    55. "And when I felt like I was an old cardigan, under someone's bed / You put me on and said I was your favorite."

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    Taylor Swift

    —"Cardigan" (Folklore)

    54. "All my flowers grew back as thorns / Windows boarded up after the storm / He built a fire just to keep me warm."

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    Big Machine

    —"Call It What You Want" (Reputation)

    53. "Is this the end of all the endings? / My broken bones are mending / With all these nights we're spending / Up on the roof with a school girl crush / Drinking beer out of plastic cups."

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    Big Machine

    —"King of My Heart" (Reputation)

    52. "But I'm a fire and I'll keep your brittle heart warm / If your cascade, ocean wave blues come."

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    Taylor Swift

    —"Peace" (Folklore)

    51. "All of this silence and patience, pining and anticipation / My hands are shaking from holding back from you."

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    Big Machine

    —"Dress" (Reputation)

    50. "In from the snow / Your touch brought forth an incandescent glow / Tarnished but so grand."

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    Taylor Swift

    —"Ivy" (Evermore)

    49. "Who could stay? / You could stay."

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    Taylor Swift

    —"The Archer" (Lover)

    48. "You showed me colors you know I can't see with anyone else."

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    Taylor Swift

    —"Illicit Affairs" (Folklore)

    47. "'Dive bar on the East Side, where you at?' / Phone lights up my nightstand in the black. / 'Come here, you can meet me in the back.'"

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    Big Machine

    —"Delicate" (Reputation)

    46. "Every love I've known in comparison is a failure."

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    Big Machine

    —"…Ready for It?" (Reputation)

    45. "Life was a willow, and it bent right to your wind."

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    Taylor Swift

    —"Willow" (Evermore)

    44. "My house of stone, your ivy grows. / And now I'm covered in you."

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    Taylor Swift

    —"Ivy" (Evermore)

    43. "You know that my train could take you home."

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    Taylor Swift

    —"Willow" (Evermore)

    42. "Give you the silence that only comes when two people understand each other."

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    Taylor Swift

    —"Peace" (Folklore)

    41. "I've loved you three summers now, honey, but I want 'em all."

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    Taylor Swift

    —"Lover" (Lover)

    40. "Long night, with your hands up in my hair / Echoes of your footsteps on the stairs."

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    Taylor Swift

    —"Delicate" (Reputation)

    39. "I'll be there if you're the toast of the town, babe / Or if you strike out and you're crawling home."

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    Freeform

    —"New Year's Day" (Reputation)

    38. "Oh, I can't / Stop you putting roots in my dreamland."

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    Taylor Swift

    —"Ivy" (Evermore)

    37. "Can I go where you go? Can we always be this close? Forever and ever."

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    Taylor Swift

    —"Lover" (Lover)

    36. "I knew you'd haunt all of my what-ifs."

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    Taylor Swift

    —"Cardigan" (Folklore)

    35. "Help me hold on to you."

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    Taylor Swift

    —"The Archer" (Lover)

    34. "And I hope I never lose you, hope it never ends. / I'd never walk Cornelia Street again."

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    Taylor Swift

    —"Cornelia Street" (Lover)

    33. "You squeeze my hand three times in the back of the taxi. / I can tell that it's gonna be a long road."

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    Big Machine

    —"New Year's Day" (Reputation)

    32. "You should take it as a compliment / That I got drunk and made fun of the way you talk."

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    Big Machine

    —"Gorgeous" (Reputation)

    31. "Have I known you 20 seconds or 20 years?"

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    Taylor Swift

    —"Lover" (Lover)

    30. "It's hard to be anywhere these days when all I want is you."

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    Taylor Swift

    —"This Is Me Trying" (Folklore)

    29. "When you are young, they assume you know nothing. / But I knew you."

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    Taylor Swift

    —"Cardigan" (Folklore)

    28. "Time, curious time / Gave me no compasses, gave me no signs. / Were there clues I didn't see? / And isn't it just so pretty to think / All along there was some / Invisible string / Tying you to me?"

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    Taylor Swift

    —"Invisible String" (Folklore)

    27. "But I stay when you're lost, and I'm scared, and you’re turning away."

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    NBC

    —"New Year's Day" (Reputation)

    26. "Meet me behind the mall."

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    Taylor Swift

    —"August" (Folklore)

    25. "Would it be enough if I could never give you peace?"

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    Taylor Swift

    —"Peace" (Folklore)

    24. "Is it cool that I said all that? / Is it too soon to do this yet? / 'Cause I know that it's delicate / Isn't it? Isn't it? Isn't it?"

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    ATT

    —"Delicate" (Reputation)

    23. "Show me the places where the others gave you scars."

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    Taylor Swift

    —"Willow" (Evermore)

    22. "Oh, goddamn / My pain fits in the palm of your freezing hand."

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    Taylor Swift

    —"Ivy" (Evermore)

    21. "And I scream, 'For whatever it's worth / I love you — ain't that the worst thing you ever heard?' / He looks up, grinning like a devil."

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    Taylor Swift

    —"Cruel Summer" (Lover)

    20. "Please don't ever become a stranger whose laugh I could recognize anywhere."

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    Big Machine

    —"New Year's Day (Reputation)

    19. "I'm never gonna love again."

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    Taylor Swift

    —"Cowboy Like Me" (Evermore)

    18. "Oh, I thought / This is gonna be one of those things. / Now I know / I'm never gonna love again."

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    Taylor Swift

    —"Cowboy Like Me" (Evermore)

    17. "I want auroras and sad prose. / I want to watch wisteria grow right over my bare feet 'cause I haven't moved in years / And I want you right here."

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    Taylor Swift

    —"The Lakes" (Folklore deluxe edition)

    16. "Hold on to the memories / They will hold on to you / And I will hold on to you."

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    Big Machine

    —"New Year's Day" (Reputation)

    15. "I once believed love would be burning red / But it's golden."

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    Taylor Swift

    —"Daylight" (Lover)

    14. "Never wanted love, just a fancy car. / Now I'm waiting by the phone like I'm sitting in an airport bar."

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    Taylor Swift

    —"Cowboy Like Me" (Evermore)

    13. "That's the kinda heartbreak time could never mend."

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    Taylor Swift

    —"Cornelia Street" (Lover)

    12. "My reputation's never been worse, so / You must like me for me."

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    Big Machine

    —"Delicate" (Reputation)

    11. "I want your midnights / But I'll be cleaning up bottles with you on New Year's Day."

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    Big Machine

    —"New Year's Day" (Reputation)

    10. "Dark side, I search for your dark side / But what if I'm alright, right, right, right here?"

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    BBC Radio 1

    —"The Archer" (Lover)

    9. "Take me out, and take me home."

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    BBC

    —"Lover" (Lover)

    8. "Now you hang from my lips like the Gardens of Babylon."

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    Taylor Swift

    —"Cowboy Like Me" (Evermore)

    7. "Give you my wild / Give you a child."

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    Taylor Swift

    —"Peace" (Folklore)

    6. "Is it chill that you're in my head?"

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    Taylor Swift

    —"Delicate" (reputation)

    5. "With your boots beneath my bed / Forever is the sweetest con."

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    Taylor Swift

    —"Cowboy Like Me" (Evermore)

    4. "And you'll save all your dirtiest jokes for me. / And at every table, I'll save you a seat / Lover."

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    NBC

    —"Lover" (Lover)

    3. "A string that pulled me / Out of all the wrong arms, right into that dive bar. / Something wrapped all of my past mistakes in barbed wire. / Chains around my demons / Wool to brave the seasons. / One single thread of gold / Tied me to you."

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    Taylor Swift

    —"Invisible String" (Folklore)

    2. "Once in 20 lifetimes."

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    Taylor Swift

    —"Cardigan" (Folklore)

    1. "All these people think love's for show / But I would die for you in secret."

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    Taylor Swift

    —"Peace" (Folklore)