The 10 Most Romantic Lyrics on Taylor Swift's 'Reputation'

Taylor Swift is a lot of things on her sixth studio album, Reputation -- vengeful narrative rewriter, wistful remembrancer, liberated pop auteur. But at the album’s core runs a thread that defines every record the pop star’s ever released: pure, unabashed romance.

Swift is a grown-up now, and her relationships have made media fodder for years, so it makes sense that the lyrics on Reputation would run the gamut from youthful infatuation to insatiable lust. Thinly veiled references to ex-lovers, comparisons to movie stars and famous killers of yore, and motions to the bedroom abound on what might be the singer's most romantic album yet. 

Here are the 10 most romantic lyrics on Reputation:

"… Ready for It?"

And he can be my jailer, Burton to this Taylor / Every love I've known in comparison is a failure / I forget their names now, I'm so very tame now / Never be the same now

"End Game"

And I can't let you go, your hand prints on my soul / It's like your eyes are liquor, it's like your body is gold / You've been calling my bluff on all my usual tricks / So here's a truth from my red lips

"Don’t Blame Me"

Don't blame me, your love made me crazy / If it doesn't, you ain't doin' it right / Oh, Lord, save me, my drug is my baby / I'll be usin' for the rest of my life


Sometimes I wonder when you sleep / Are you ever dreaming of me? / Sometimes when I look into your eyes / I pretend you're mine, all the damn time / 'Cause I like you

"So It Goes…"

See you in the dark / All eyes on you, my magician / All eyes on us / You make everyone disappear, and / Cut me into pieces / Gold cage, hostage to my feelings / Back against the wall / Trippin', trip-trippin' when you're gone

"King of My Heart"

So prove to me I'm your American Queen / And you move to me like I'm a Motown beat / And we rule the kingdom inside my room / (Inside my room, oh) / 'Cause all the boys and their expensive cars / With their Range Rovers and their Jaguars / Never took me quite where you do

"Dancing with Our Hands Tied"

I loved you in spite of / Deep fears that the world would divide us / So, baby, can we dance / Oh, through an avalanche? / And say, say that we got it / I'm a mess, but I'm the mess that you wanted / Oh, 'cause it's gravity / Oh, keeping you with me


Say my name and everything just stops / I don’t want you like a best friend / Only bought this dress so you could take it off / Take it off (ha, ha, ha) / Carve your name into my bedpost / 'Cause I don't want you like a best friend / Only bought this dress so you could take it off / Take it off (ha, ha, ha, ha)

"Call It What You Want"

I recall late November / Holdin' my breath, slowly I said / "You don't need to save me / But would you run away with me?" / Yes (would you run away?)

"New Year's Day"

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