15 Taylor Swift Lyrics That Proves She's So Dang RELATABLE

15 Taylor Swift Lyrics That Proves She's So Dang RELATABLE

And that she writes about more than just boys.


Sometimes it's hard to remember a time when Taylor Swift wasn't one of the leading vocalists and recording artists in the world. But just 12 short years ago we were all hearing her self-titled "Taylor Swift" album for the first time. And just like that she became one of the most well recognized female voices, topping music charts and being played constantly on the radio. But it wasn't just her plucky guitar melodies or her vocal talent that made her a star. It was her ability to write lyrics that spoke to women (and men) across the country. She fell in and out of love, she was young and awkward, and she was just trying to figure out her life. And in that sense, she was so dang relatable. So here's 15 lyrics that prove just that.

1. "Oh I'm just a girl, trying to find a place in this world."

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This could basically be the anthem of every young adult in their 20s.

Song: "A Place in This World"

2. "Nobody ever lets me in.And I can still see you; this ain't the best view."

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Everyone remembers the awkwardness of being left out at some point in their lives. Taylor sums it up pretty well with a song that is so reminiscent of many people's middle school and high school experiences.

Song: "The Outside"

3. "And you're tied together with a smile but you're coming undone."

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We all know this feeling.

Song: "Tied Together With A Smile"

4. "And I don't try to hide my fears, my secrets, or my deepest fears. Through it all nobody gets me like you do."

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I read that Taylor wrote this song about her best friend, and the lyrics certainly reflect that.

Song: "I'm Only Me When I'm With You"

5. "I've found time can heal most anything, and you just might find out who you're supposed to be. I didn't know who I was supposed to be. At fifteen."

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Another song about the turbulence of being a teenager.

Song: "Fifteen"

6. "People are people and sometimes we change our minds."

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Taylor reminds us that sometimes the people we know the best, who we think will be around forever, leave. And then we have to continue on without them.

Song: "Breathe"

7. "I know you were on my side, even when I was wrong. And I love you for giving me your eyes, staying back and watching me shine."

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Swift calls it the "age of princesses and pirate ships", and sings a song that reminds us of our own time growing up. I particularly love this song because there are so many daddy-daughter songs out there, but not nearly enough mother-daughter ones, and this one does a great job of recounting everything a mother does for her daughter while the latter grows up.

Song: "Best Day"

8. "Tonight we'l stand, get off our knees, fight for what we've worked for all these years."

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A song for the underdog in everyone.

Song: "Change"

9. "Someday I'll be big enough so you can't hit me, and all you're ever gonna be is mean."

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A reminder that you are so much bigger than the bullies.

Song: "Mean"

10. "Take pictures in your mind of your childhood room. Memorize what is sounded like when you dad gets home. Remember the footsteps, remember the words said, and all your little brother's favorite songs."

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Swift pleads with her listeners not to grow up too fast.

Song: "Never Grow Up"

11. "Lives change like the weather. I hope you remember, today is never too late to be brand new."

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We all mess up, and we all get the chance to start again.

Song: "Innocent"

12. "We're happy, free, confused, and lonely at the same time."

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This is young adulthood summed up in ten words.

Song: "22"

13. "'And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, baby I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake. I shake it off, shake it off."

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Swift, who is constantly gossiped about and speculated on, knows from experience that you just have to ignore what everyone else says about you.

Song: "Shake it Off"

14. "Rain came pouring down when I was drowning, that's when I could finally breathe. And by morning, gone was any trace of you, I think I am finally clean."

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Wash away the touch and thought of people who no longer serve a purpose in your life.

Song: "Clean"

15. "Hold on to the memories, they will hold on to you."

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Take pictures, remember the good times.

Song: "New Year's Day"

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80 Nicki Minaj Lyrics Perfect For Instagram Captions

"Yo, you seen my last pic, go double-tap that for me."

Nicki Minaj lets the world know about her amazing Instagram skills in Beyonce's "Flawless," when she raps "Instagram another flawless pic." Do you have a #Flawless Instagram picture but need a clever caption to go with it? The Queen of Rap has plenty of Insta-worthy song lyrics.

*(Some lyrics have been edited to keep this article "PG". Feel free to look up the real Nicki Minaj lyrics if you hate the radio edit.)

When you want to diss a hater:

    1. "You couldn't get a fan if it was hangin' from the ceilin."
    2. "I'm throwing shade like it's sunny."
    3. "I'm in my own lane, you ain't in my category."
    4. "These (girls) couldn’t test me even if their name was Pop Quiz."
    5. "Yo, people will love you and support you when it's beneficial. I'ma forgive, I won't forget, but I'ma dead the issue."
    6. "Not that I don't got good vision, but I don't see competition."
    7. "I’m Angelina, you Jennifer. Come on (girl), you see where Brad at."
    8. "I look like "yes" and you look like "no"."
    9. "But if you're ugly it's a no text zone."
    10. "If you are my rival, then that means you're suicidal."
    11. "Shout out to my haters, Sorry that you couldn't faze me."
    12. "Trash talk to 'em then I put 'em in a Hefty."
    13. "Like I mean I don't even know why you girls bother at this point. Like give up, it's me, I win, you lose."
    14. "All these haters mad because I'm so established."
    15. "Competition? why yes I would love some."

When you want to tell people how awesome you are:

    16. "If I'm fake I ain't notice, cause my money ain't."
    17. "You can hate me, but why knock my hustle? I'ma be the queen, no matter how they shuffle."
    18. "Let me make this clear, I’m not difficult, I’m just ’bout my business."
    19. "I'm feelin' myself."
    20. "Excuse me honey, but nobody's in my lane."
    21. "Put me on a dollar cause I'm who they trust in."
    22. "I don’t say “Hi”, I say “Keys to the Benz.”"
    23. "I've been hot since flip phones" "Running this game for 5 years. Guess that's why my feet hurt."
    24. "Hotter than a middle eastern climate."
    25. "My money’s so tall that my Barbies gotta climb it."
    26. "No, I'm not lucky, I'm blessed, yes."
    27."I ain't gotta compete with a single soul."
    28. "'X' in the box, cause ain't nobody checking me."
    29."Excuse me, I'm sorry, I'm really such a lady."
    30. "Honestly I gotta stay as fly as I can be."

When you're hanging with your clique:

    31. "Cherish these nights, cherish these people. Life is a movie, but there will never be a sequel."
    32. "I’m with some hood girls lookin’ back at it."
    33. "We dope girls, we flawless. We the poster girls for all this."
    34. "Pretty gang, always keep them (boys) on geek."
    35. "The night is still young, and so are we!"
    36. "If you ain’t on the team, you playin’ for team D, ’Cause we A-listers, we paid sisters."
    37. "Pretty (girls) only could get in my posse."
    38. "Cause we the mean girls, y-yes we so fetch."
    39. "We fresh to death, down to the shoes."
    40. "Ain't at no wedding but all my girls cake tops."
    41. "Got a whole bunch of pretty gang in my clique."
    42. "Clap for the heavyweight champ, me, But I couldn't do it all alone, WE."
    43. "Put your drinks up, It's a celebration every time we link up."
    44. "I'm with some flawless (girls) because they be mobbin' pretty."

When you're hanging with your significant other:

    45. "He tryna kick it like a ninja."
    46. "He could tell that I was wifey material."
    47. "Ayo, I just wanna be your first go to."
    48. "You got spark, you, you got spunk. You, you got something all the girls want."
    49. Find me in the dark, I'll be in the stars, Find me in your heart, I'm in need of your love."
    50. "They holler at me, but it's you, you."
    51. "I'm not living right, I’m not living if you’re not by my side."
    52. "I just wanna be somebody that can add to, your wife, be a friend, be a teacher and a fan, too."
    53. "I just wanna be your favorite."
    54. "He was the realest, I was the baddest, we was the illest."
    55. "I know you can save me and make me feel alive."
    56. "Yes I'll be your girl, forever your lady, You ain't ever gotta worry, I'm down for you baby."
    57. "Baby you my everything, You all I ever wanted."

When you're single and loving it:

    58. "You could be the king, but watch the queen conquer!"
    59. "Thats why I'm crowned queen, and I ain't looking for the prom king."
    60. "I like independent, like July 4th."
    61. "I ain't never need a man, to take care of me."
    62. "He be like, "Yo, you so legendary", But he can tell just by my face he ain't getting any."
    63. "I am not Jasmine, I am Aladdin."
    64. "I don't even brake when I'm backing up, I'll swerve on a (boy) if he acting up."
    65. "So many boys in here where do I begin?"

When you're just living life:

    66. "I never worry, life is a journey. I just wanna enjoy the ride."
    67. "Tonight is the night that I'ma get twisted."
    68. "I’mma keep it movin', be classy and graceful."
    69. "So make sure the stars is what you aim for, make mistakes though."
    70. "And we gon' hangover the next day. But we will remember this day."
    71. "My only motto in my life is don't lose."
    72. "Take me, or leave me, I'll never be perfect. Believe me, I'm worth it."
    73. "I believe that life is a prize, but to live doesn't mean you're alive."
    74. "I wish that I could have this moment for life."
    75. "If I scream, if I cry, It's only 'cause I feel alive."
    76. "I can't believe it, it's so amazing. This club is heating, this party's blazing.""
    77. "It's so amazing, I figured out this world is ours for the taking."
    78. "I am not a girl that can ever be defined."
    79. "I got next, I'm gonna shine."
    80. "This is my moment I just feel so alive."

Cover Image Credit: Nicki Minaj

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Janet Still Deserves Better

15 years after one of the most controversial moments in television history, we need to apologize to Janet Jackson.


Every February, America sits down to watch the biggest pro-football game of the year. The Super Bowl is a part of our culture. It's in our blood. We throw parties for all our friends and family. We make plates and plates of food like, for example, buffalo chicken dip. I'll eat that dip until I can't eat anymore. Some of us watch it for the game depending on who is playing. The rest of us watch it for the star-studded and high-price commercials. Some do watch for the 20 to 30-minute halftime show that have featured some of the biggest musicians of our time.

Fifteen years ago, singers Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake along with rappers P. Diddy, Nelly, and Kid Rock performed at Super Bowl XXXVIII in Houston, Texas. The entertainers performed some of their greatest hits at the time like "All for You", "Hot in Herre", "Mo Money Mo Problems" and more. Towards the end of the performance, Jackson and Timberlake were performing Timberlake's 2003 hit "Rock Your Body". As soon as Timberlake sang the final line "I'm gonna have you naked by the end of this song", he pulled off a part of Jackson's costume which ultimately exposed her right breast on live TV in front of millions of people for only a few seconds. However, those few seconds caused a lot of controversy.

After the performance, which was dubbed Nipplegate, Jackson received a lot of backlash and hate for absolutely no reason. For the next couple of years following the performance, her singles and music videos were blacklisted from radio stations and television. Her next three albums were significantly affected because critics were only talking about the performance and not how good the albums were. Even though Timberlake was essentially the person who caused the whole Nipplegate situation, his career wasn't affected at all. His songs weren't blacklisted from radio, his music videos weren't blacklisted from television, his albums were still successful after the performance, and he was even invited back to headline the halftime show at Super Bowl LII last year.

This whole event is a prime example on double standards which sadly still exist in our society. Jackson is an iconic performer from an even more iconic family who was one of the biggest stars throughout the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s. In my opinion, I don't think her career hasn't fully recovered since. Timberlake was just starting out in his solo career after leaving his successful boy-band *NSYNC when the whole scandal broke out and afterwards he got more successful. I do understand that this was over fifteen years ago and we have come a long way since 2004 but the problem of double standards is still very prominent in our society in every career field. Why can't we get to place where all genders are equal? Why can't everyone be put on the same pedestal when it comes to situations like this one? The NFL and the American people still need to apologize to Janet Jackson for essentially putting her successful multi-decade career at a standstill. She deserves better.

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