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    13 Underrated Taylor Swift Bridges That We Should Know All Too Well (But Don't)

    It's time to stop sleeping on these incredible pieces of work!

    We all know that Taylor Swift is the absolute QUEEN of writing bridges — someone who is truly the best out there. But, there are quite a few amazing pieces of her work that get overlooked because we're so busy admiring the other equally great ones.


    To that end, here's a list of bridges that we ought to appreciate a lot more!

    1. "marjorie"

    A woman looking back at the camera

    Best lyric from the bridge: 

    "Should've kept every grocery store receipt

    Cause every scrap of you would be taken from me"  

    This is such an emotional song and the bridge is absolutely perfect and no one really talks about it?? It's so visual, emotional, and it's just about these seemingly mundane moments that you spend with your loved ones that can still be so vivid and really tug at your heartstrings years later. 

    2. "Change (Taylor's Version)"

    A woman holding up a guitar with lyrics in the background

    Best lyric from the bridge: 

    "And the battle was long, 

    it's the fight of our lives." 

    This bridge (and the song overall, tbh) took on a whole new meaning after I heard it on "Fearless" (Taylor's Version). Initially, it might've been about her breaking into the industry as an underdog, but now it's more about her fight to own her work. It just hits harder now. 

    3. "Innocent"

    A woman singing in a golden dress
    Big Machine Records

    Best lyric from the bridge:

    "Time turns flames to embers,

    You'll have new Septembers."

    This line is so underrated. It's one of her bests and it barely gets any recognition. This song is about forgiving someone and seeing things through their perspective to get some closure. It's about how we're all flawed and can make some major mistakes, but that doesn't mean we don't deserve to get a second chance to change.

    4. "The Story of Us"

    A woman staring at the camera
    Big Machine Records

    Best lyric from the bridge: 

    "The battle's in your hands now,

    But I would lay my armor down,

    If you say you'd rather love than fight."  

    This bridge has got so much depth — it's got anger, sadness and a nonchalant attitude that disguises all the hard feelings and all the things you've wanted to say to someone, but cannot because they're too far away. 

    5. "Dress"

    A woman singing surrounded by dancers
    Taylor Swift Productions

    Best lyric from the bridge:

    "Even in my worst lies, 

    you saw the truth in me."

    She really went off with the rhyming on this bridge and it all fits perfectly together. It makes me go, "good for you, Taylor, you deserve this!!".

    6. "Cornelia Street"

    A woman singing with a guitar in her hand
    Taylor Swift Productions

    Best lyric from the bridge:

    "Barefoot in the kitchen, 

    sacred new beginnings,

    that became my religion."

    The start of something great always lives rent-free in your head, doesn't it? It's so much fun to go reminisce about how the book you've written with someone started off on a blank page that you only started filling in at a specific moment. It makes you think about all the laughs, the misunderstandings, the fights, and everything else in between. 

    7. "seven"

    Trees with the sun behind them

    Best lyric from the bridge: 

    "I think your house is haunted, 

    Your dad is always mad and that must be why."

    This song is about Taylor's childhood friend who didn't grow up in a very supportive environment. The bridge is what ties this whole song together — it shows much she wanted to help her friend escape this situation but they were only children and the only way they could escape was to pretend that they'll be pirates and move to India. 

    8. "Come Back...Be Here"

    A woman singing in a red dress
    Big Machine Records

    Best lyric from the bridge:

    "This is falling in love in the cruelest way, 

    this is falling for you when you are worlds away."

    This song has always been very underrated but it hits harder now that so many people have been separated from the ones they love because of well, 2020 AND 2021. All you want is for them to be here and it's so hard when they're not. 

    9. "coney island"

    A Ferris Wheel against a dark background

    Best lyric from the bridge:

    "Did I paint your bluest skies the darkest grey?"

    This bridge is so iconic and heartbreaking at the same time. It intricately weaves together references from her other songs. She references "The Moment I Knew", "Dear John", and "Out Of The Woods", but it never feels out of place with the theme of the song, which is about disappointments and the lack of apologies from the heartache caused by people. 

    10. "Afterglow"

    A woman singing
    Taylor Swift Productions

    Best lyric from the bridge:

    "Tell me that I'm all you want,

    Even when I break your heart."  

    This song is about a big misunderstanding that leads to a pretty big fight. It's about being insecure and seeing things through a lens that isn't grounded in reality. But the bridge sounds like a scared plea from someone who thinks they've lost the one person whom they love the most over something that isn't that big of a deal. 

    11. "You Are In Love"

    A woman singing with a guitar
    Big Machine Records

    Best lyric from the bridge:

    "And you understand now

    why they lost their minds and fought the wars

    and why I've spent my whole life trying to put into words."

    Not only does this bridge talk about true love, but it also showcases how passionate Taylor is about her music because it's driven by strong feelings like true love.

    12. "mad woman"

    A fire with the words "No one likes a mad woman" in front of it

    Best lyric from the bridge:

    "I'm taking my time, taking my time,

    'Cause you took everything from me."

    Queen Taylor said it best with, "A man can react. A woman is only allowed to overreact." I especially love the anger in her voice in the bridge because we might associate anger with screaming, but she sounds so calm and collected, yet so angry and so ready to take back what's hers. 

    13. "Sad, Beautiful, Tragic"

    A woman singing

    Best lyric from the bridge: 

    "Kiss me, try to fix it, could you just try to listen? 

    Hang up, give up and for the life of us we can't get back."

    This is a song about "wistful loss" as Taylor said. The bridge sounds like someone is clinging onto the last little bit of hope before loss sets in. As she delivers the final lines of the bridge, her voice drops down to show that she too has given up.