13 Meaningful Taylor Swift Songs People Should Listen To Before Judging Her

13 Meaningful Taylor Swift Songs People Should Listen To Before Judging Her

An artist is more than their singles, biased headlines, and, most importantly, their reputation.

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It's 2019, which means it's past time to stop forming opinions based on the gossip columns and news sites you follow. It's totally okay to dislike an artist's music simply because it's not for you, but slamming it based off of what other people say about it is lazy and unfair. I enjoy Taylor's music because 1: She is a talented writer and entertainer (400+ awards and sold-out shows to prove it) and 2: She isn't afraid to be vulnerable when it comes to songwriting.

I can't speak for her as a person because I don't know her. It's her music that matters to me and it's frustrating when talent is overshadowed by rumors and cynics. Here are a few meaningful Taylor Swift songs to listen to where that talent is showcased in a genuine way.

1. "Starlight"

"Don't you see the starlight, starlight? Don't you dream impossible things?"

I personally consider "Starlight" one of Taylor's most underrated songs, even by her fans. The song is inspired by the romance between Ethel Kennedy and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, the grandparents of her ex-boyfriend Conor Kennedy. It's hopelessly dreamy, romantic, and bound to get you in a reminiscing mood.

2. "Fearless"

"And I don't know why but with you I'd dance in a storm in my best dress, fearless"

Definitely the anthem of young love and a reminder to never let the rain stop you from living in the moment.

3. "Ours"

"So don't you worry your pretty little mind/People throw rocks at things that shine"

Yet again more proof that Taylor writes more about love than she does about breaking up with someone.

4. "All Too Well"

"Well, maybe we got lost in translation, maybe I asked for too much/But maybe this thing was a masterpiece 'til you tore it all up"

Writing and performance-wise, this song is a masterpiece. In both the live and recorded versions, the pain and raw emotion are heard in the way Taylor performs this song. It's heartbreaking and exquisite to every degree.

5. "Back To December"

"And then the cold came, the dark days when fear crept into my mind/You gave me all your love and all I gave you was goodbye"

A song where she actually apologizes to an ex. Bet you've never heard of this one before ;)

6. "Innocent"

"I hope you remember today is never too late to be brand new"

Kanye conflict aside, it takes a lot of guts as a teenager to write a song forgiving someone who takes your moment away on live television. A classy move that social media truly overlooked.

7. "Begin Again"

"I've been spending the last eight months thinking all love ever does is break and burn and end/But on a Wednesday in a cafe, I watched it begin again"

This is a gorgeous song about coming out of a suffocating relationship, too worn out to try again until that special person shows up and helps you believe in love again. Absolutely adore this one.

8. "Stay Stay Stay"

"All those times that you didn't leave/It's been occurring to me I'd like to hang out with you for my whole life"

There's a 99.9% chance that you'll smile at least once while listening to "Stay Stay Stay".

9. "Ronan"

"Come on baby with me, we're gonna fly away from here/You were my best four years"

Taylor wrote this song after reading a blog by Maya Thompson, a woman who lost her four-year-old son, Ronan, to childhood cancer. It's a beautiful, heart-wrenching tribute that deserves to be heard by more people.

10. "Red"

"Losing him was blue like I'd never known/Missing him was dark grey all alone"

Taylor's most *colorful* song to date.

11. "I Almost Do"

"And I confess, babe, in my dreams your touching my face/And asking me if I wanna try again with you"

That feeling when you want to reach out to someone from your past but the fear of repeating a painful history holds you back. It's a universal sensation we know all too well.

12. "Welcome To New York"

"The lights are so bright but they never blind me"

Imagine the electric pulse of New York City captured within a single song and you have "Welcome To New York". This is one of Taylor's most upbeat, carefree, and hardest to hate songs.

13. "Clean"

"Rain came pouring down when I was drowning/That's when I could finally breathe"

If I could only listen to one of her songs for the rest of my life, it would be "Clean". Lyrically, it's a vibrant, visually-packed song that describes the slow, painful process of picking yourself up again after a relationship ends.

But, at the end of the day, if you're still a hater it's okay.


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10 Rappers Whose Lyrics Will Take Your Instagram Captions To The Next Level

Make your life easy by choosing a caption that's already been written for you.

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Finding the perfect caption for you Instagram post is something everyone struggles with. On the contrary, the best rappers in the industry right now seem to have no problem with it. Whether it be Cardi B or Kanye West, you can always count on fire captions. Taken from the rappers themselves, here are the best rap lyrics for Instagram captions.

1. Travis Scott

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  • "It's summertime, why they tryna throw shade?"
  • "Rollin' rollin' rollin' got me stargazin'"
  • "I got 'em stage diving out the nosebleeds"
  • "Anything can happen at the night show"
  • "This right here is astronomical"
  • "Valet park when I pull up in the ride"
  • "Pick up the phone, baby, I know you're home, baby"
  • "Oh my, what a wonderful time"
  • "She said 'where we goin?' I said 'the moon'"
  • "I been up sleepless late nights"
  • 2. Migos

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    • "Walk it like I talk it"
    • "In the kitchen wrist moving like a stir fry"
    • "Put my mind on it, put my grind on it"
    • "We live like sopranos"
    • "Diamonds on my wrist stay drippin"
    • "Addin' up checks, no minus"
    • "I can buy that car, I know that you can't"
    • "No human being, I'm immortal"
    • "Walk in the buildin', they start applaudin'"
    • "Versace, Versace, Versace, Versace"

    3. Cardi B

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    • "I like texts from my exes when they want a second chance"
    • "I went from dollar bills, now poppin' rubber bands"
    • "Why would I hop in some beef? When I could just hop in the Porsche"
    • "You know where I'm at, you know where I be"
    • "These expensive, these is red bottoms"
    • "I don't dance now, I make money moves"
    • "It's not a threat it's a warning, be careful with me"
    • "Poured out my whole heart to a piece of sh*t"
    • "Karma for you is gon' be who you end up with"

    4. Drake

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    • "This a Rollie, not a stopwatch, sh*t don't ever stop"
    • "I only love my bed and my mama I'm sorry"
    • "I get it how I live it, I live it how I get it"
    • "No new friends"
    • "Drinking every night because we drink to my accomplishments"
    • "This sh*t got me in my feelings"
    • "With your phone out, gotta hit them angles"
    • "My ex asked me, 'Where you movin'?' I said, 'On to better things'"
    • "My team good, we don't really need a mascot"
    • "Got new money, got new problems, got new enemies"

    5. Nicki Minaj

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    • "Imma keep it moving, be classy and graceful"
    • "In my kingdom, with my Timbs on"
    • "Uh, yo, watch your man, then you should watch your mouth"
    • "At least you took an L off your bucket list"
    • "Defend my honor, protect my pride"
    • "But to live doesn't mean you're alive"
    • "She just mad 'cause he never bought her ice like me"
    • "I fly with the stars in the skies"
    • "They paintin' me out to be the bad guy"
    • "All these b*tches is my sons"

    6. Mac Miller

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    • "My regrets look just like a text I shouldn't send"
    • "Driving with my eyes close, missing all the signs"
    • "I'm a monster with the heart of a lion, divide and conquer"
    • "I got a bone to pick like roses"
    • "I'll do anything for a way out of my head"
    • "Your love is not too kind to me"
    • "Yeah, I got a bad attitude"
    • "No matter where life takes me, find me with a smile"
    • "Imma give you what you came for"
    • "I don't know 'bout you, but me, I'm important, I'm so gorgeous"

    7. A$AP Rocky 

    A$AP Rocky

    • "Same shit, different day"
    • "I got three phones: business, conversation, and relation"
    • "What the face say to the fist?"
    • "I look for ways to say 'I love you', but I ain't into makin' love songs"
    • "Paranoia got me losing all my z's"
    • "Make no mistakes, it's all a leap of faith for love"
    • "She ain't a stranger to the city life"
    • "Can't forget that I'm golden, can't forget where I'm going"
    • "Riding by the rules, I'll abide by it soon"
    • "Ain't a killer so don't kill the vibe"

    8. Kanye West

    Kanye West

    • "Yeah u so mother thick"
    • "Ball so hard, let's get faded"
    • "That sh*t cray"
    • "I'm tripping off the power"
    • "All of my kindness, is taken for weakness"
    • "I'm lookin' for the one have you seen her?"
    • "Don't let me get in my zone"
    • "Let's get lost tonight"
    • "Sun don't shine in the shade, bird can't fly in a cage"
    • "Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud"
    • "No you're not perfect but you're not your mistakes"

    9. A$AP Ferg

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    • "Gucci down to the socks"
    • "My jewelry glistening why I'm always chilly"
    • "I'm a one night savage"
    • "Put in work, put 'em in the dirt"
    • "Fergy be mobbin' all day"
    • "Ferg is the name"
    • "I'm on a new level"
    • "Don't pray for me pray for the weak"
    • "I was only 8 years old, watching Nick at Nite"
    • "I was fly like a bird"

    10. Lil Wayne 

    Lil Wayne

    • "Real G's move in silence like lasagna"
    • "I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to y'all"
    • "Okay you're a goon, but what's a goon to a goblin?"
    • "I got some weight on my shoulders, to me it's like feathers"
    • "I am more animal than the zoo allow"
    • "Money talks, bullsh*t walks"
    • "Every night's a long night, every day's a holiday"
    • "I'm a cool cat, but I'm on life nine"
    • "Haters can't see me, nose bleed seats"


    No matter what the occasion, it's always good to have creative Instagram captions on hand. Nobody knows how to make clever captions than rappers themselves. Whether you need creative caption for throwing shade at someone, or you have used only emojis for your past 5 Instagram pictures, rap lyrics make the perfect caption.

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