9 Taylor Swift Songs That Are Best For a Good Crying Session

by Jeremy Spirogis
Taylor Swift at the

Taylor Swift has made a reputation for herself in relation to songwriting. No one can deny the artistry that goes into her music, together with all of the emotion in them, too. She writes from private experiences, which most artists do. But the best way Swift delivers her music actually hits followers’ hearts. Especially when Swift has a tragic music. 

While nothing beats an excellent remedy appointment, crying to some Swift songs would possibly assist a bit too. So, for those who’re in want of an excellent crying session — everybody deserves one every now and then, particularly at this second in time — blast these following Swift songs in your stereo as you let all of it out.

Taylor Swift at the 'Cats' World Premiere at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on December 16, 2019.
Taylor Swift on the ‘Cats’ World Premiere at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on December 16, 2019 | Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic

RELATED: There’s a Fan Theory That Harry Styles Co-Wrote a Song on Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’ and It’s Actually Pretty Convincing

1. ‘All Too Well’

[embedded content material]

It’s arduous to discover a Taylor Swift fan that isn’t emotionally connected to “All Too Well.” It tells the story of somebody reminiscing a couple of horrible breakup, and the toughest half is remembering the nice components — properly — all too properly. The unhappiness isn’t within the splitting up, however within the nice instances that you simply had with somebody. 

And the climax, when Swift belts, “You called me up again, just to break me like a promise”? Poetry. 

2. ‘White Horse’

[embedded content material]

“White Horse” hits on Swift’s naivety in relationships, and the way she romanticized love. As foolish as that sounds, generally you will get swept up within the concept of a relationship and overlook the dangerous features. Which is actually what the music is about. 

The most putting second on this music is the heartbreak (duh), but in addition the second when the music builds. Swift’s anguish and dedication is felt when she sings “’Cause I’m not your princess, this ain’t our fairytale / I’m gonna find someone someday / Who might actually treat me well.” You inform ‘em, Miss Swift. 

3. ‘Betty’

[embedded content material]

RELATED: There’s a Secret ‘Teenage Love Triangle’ Story on Taylor Swift’s ‘folklore’

“Betty” could be very totally different from lots of songs on this listing. Yes, it has a unhappiness to it (that’s the purpose of this listing, in any case). But it’s not particularly advised from Swift’s perspective. While Swift in all probability pertains to totally different components of it, it’s advised from the viewpoint of “James,” who cherished a woman named Betty, however tousled when he cheated on her. 

Instead of a music about being wronged or coping with heartbreak from one facet, that is from the attitude of somebody who did that horrible factor. So it hits a bit in a different way. 

4. ‘Teardrops On My Guitar’

[embedded content material]

From Swift’s very first album, this has her authentic nation twang to it. And though it was her debut album, the recognizable wit and manner with phrases that belong to Swift are already current. 

While it’s a bit extra inexperienced than lots of the songs listed right here, the ache continues to be current. Imagine you’re a young person and the primary particular person you assume you ever cherished reveals that they’re in love with another person. The drop in your abdomen and twisting in your chest? Yep, you may undoubtedly cry to this one too. 

5. ‘The Last Time’ 

[embedded content material]

There are so many explanation why “The Last Time” will go away you a sobbing mess after listening to it. First off, the harmonies between Swift and Gary Lightbody (from the band Snow Patrol) are very good. And the best way the music simply retains rising? You virtually don’t assume it’ll preserve going, after which it takes it to a different degree. 

Now, onto the lyrics. A whole lot of listeners can relate to a state of affairs the place you needed a relationship to work out so badly. Or for somebody to love you again as a lot as you appreciated them. And you simply hope and hope, nevertheless it simply isn’t within the playing cards. This music will get to the basis of that and digs deep into your coronary heart. Ouch, certainly. 

6. ‘This Love’

[embedded content material]

 “This Love,” from 1989, tells the nice and dangerous instances somebody would possibly face in a relationship. It doesn’t sound overtly painful, nevertheless it does discuss that love dying, coming again, and leaving once more. It’s lovely; the instrumentation and total really feel of the music are totally different from each different monitor right here. But in that magnificence you may actually lean into the damage, too. It’s OK, seize one other tissue. 

7. ‘Dear John’

[embedded content material]

“Dear John” is one other music that’s Country Taylor, and tells the story of an older man that appeared to reap the benefits of Swift. Not essentially in a predatory manner, however extra like he thrived off of what Swift didn’t know. Or enjoying into the doe-eyed veil he was cloaked in, from Swift’s viewpoint. And, after all, he broke her coronary heart ultimately. 

While the lyrics are unhappy on this one, it’s actually the “Dear John” a part of the refrain that pulls on the heartstrings. Truly a legendary hook on a music. 

8. ‘Illicit Affairs’

[embedded content material]

Just like “Betty,” “Illicit Affairs” offers with the idea of dishonest, and it sounds prefer it’s from the view of “the other person,” as they are saying. Unlike different albums the place Swift is the one which was sufferer of such a break in belief, she’s now on the opposite facet. Or, no less than, the speaker is. 

The choking facet on this monitor is the dying fireplace that the “illicit affair” holds. It not brings a excessive or pleasure. Now they’re simply mendacity and sneaking round, and nobody is profitable. Not that anybody ever really was. And, as is the sample with Swift’s songs, the bridge really is like being punched within the intestine. 

9.  ‘Exile’

[embedded content material]

If “The Last Time” damage (which it in all probability did), then “Exile” is the ultimate straw. It’s virtually like extra tortured, older sibling of that monitor. Where “The Last Time,” advised the story of two individuals desperately clutching to a relationship, this music could possibly be the identical two individuals after the conclusion that their relationship was doomed. They couldn’t keep on, and it’s really one of many saddest issues.

They’re seeing one another after their break up, and possibly it’s a month later or years, nevertheless it nonetheless burns. Along with the music and the attractive duet, the monitor is excessive up on the listing of “Taylor Swift songs to cry to in the rain.” 

RELATED: ‘All Too Well’ Might Be Taylor Swift’s Saddest Song; An Investigation

Leave a Comment