The Saddest Taylor Swift Lyrics That Will Put You In Your Feels

Get the tissues ready and maybe have your therapist on standby. Here are the most heartbreaking Taylor Swift songs and lyrics.

“Last Kiss”

(Aka “All Too Well: The Prequel”)

All that I know is I don’t know how to be something you miss

“Last Kiss” by Taylor Swift

So I’ll watch your life in pictures like I used to watch you sleep
And I feel you forget me like I used to feel you breathe

“Last Kiss” by Taylor Swift


Back when we were still changin’ for the better
Wanting was enough
For me, it was enough
To live for the hope of it all
Cancel plans just in case you’d call
And say, ‘Meet me behind the mall’
So much for summer love and saying ‘us’
‘Cause you weren’t mine to lose
You weren’t mine to lose, no

“august” by Taylor Swift


And I’ve been meaning to tell you
I think your house is haunted
Your dad is always mad and that must be why
And I think you should come live with
Me and we can be pirates
Then you won’t have to cry

“seven” by Taylor Swift

“my tears ricochet”

And I can go anywhere I want
Anywhere I want, just not home

“my tears ricochet” by Taylor Swift

“Cold As You”

You have a way of coming easily to me
And when you take, you take the very best of me
So I start a fight ’cause I need to feel somethin’
And you do what you want ’cause I’m not what you wanted

“Cold As You” by Taylor Swift

“All Too Well (10-Minute Version)”

And I was thinking on the drive down, any time now
He’s gonna say it’s love, you never called it what it was
‘Til we were dead and gone and buried
Check the pulse and come back swearing it’s the same
After three months in the grave
And then you wondered where it went to as I reached for you
But all I felt was shame and you held my lifeless frame

“All Too Well (10-Minute Version)” by Taylor Swift

“Nothing New”

Lord, what will become of me
Once I’ve lost my novelty?

“Nothing New” Taylor Swift featuring Phoebe Bridgers


But I knew you’d linger like a tattoo kiss
I knew you’d haunt all of my what-ifs
The smell of smoke would hang around this long
‘Cause I knew everything when I was young
I knew I’d curse you for the longest time

“cardigan” by Taylor Swift

“tolerate it”

I made you my temple, my mural, my sky
Now I’m begging for footnotes in the story of your life
Drawing hearts in the byline
Always taking up too much space or time

“tolerate it” by Taylor Swift

“Cornelia Street”

And baby, I get mystified by how this city screams your name
And baby, I’m so terrified of if you ever walk away

“Cornelia Street” by Taylor Swift

“champagne problems”

‘She would’ve made such a lovely bride
What a shame she’s fucked in the head, ‘ they said
But you’ll find the real thing instead
She’ll patch up your tapestry that I shred

“champagne problems” by Taylor Swift

“Death By A Thousand Cuts”

I get drunk, but it’s not enough
‘Cause the morning comes and you’re not my baby

“Death By A Thousand Cuts” by Taylor Swift

“this is me trying”

And it’s hard to be at a party when I feel like an open wound

“this is me trying” by Taylor Swift


I should’ve asked you questions
I should’ve asked you how to be

Asked you to write it down for me
Should’ve kept every grocery store receipt
‘Cause every scrap of you would be taken from me

“marjorie” by Taylor Swift

I know better but I still feel you all around
I know better
But you’re still around

“marjorie” by Taylor Swift

“You’re On Your Own, Kid”

From sprinkler splashes to fireplace ashes
I called a taxi to take me there
I search the party of better bodies
Just to learn that my dreams aren’t rare
You’re on your own, kid
You always have been

“You’re On Your Own, Kid” by Taylor Swift


When the silence came, we
Were shaking blind and hazy
How the hell did we lose sight of us again?
Sobbing with your head in your hands
Ain’t that the way shit always ends
You were standing hollow-eyed in the hallway
Carnations you had thought were roses
That’s us
I feel you, no matter what
The rubies that I gave up

Maroon” by Taylor Swift

“Would’ve, Could’ve, Should’ve”

Give me back my girlhood, it was mine first

“Would’ve, Could’ve, Should’ve” by Taylor Swift

I would’ve stayed on my knees
And I damn sure never would’ve danced with the devil
At nineteen, and the god’s honest truth is that the pain was heaven
And now that I’m grown, I’m scared of ghosts
Memories feel like weapons
And now that I know
I wish you’d left me wondering

“Would’ve, Could’ve, Should’ve” by Taylor Swift