The Best Lines From Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’

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1. Ready For It

Knew I was a robber first time that he saw me
Stealing hearts and running off and never sayin’ sorry
But if I’m a thief, then he can join the heist, and
We’ll move to an island, and
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, now

2. End Game

I don’t wanna touch you, I don’t wanna be
Just another ex-love you don’t wanna see

3. I Did Something Bad

I never trust a narcissist, but they love me
So I play ’em like a violin
And I make it look oh-so-easy
‘Cause for every lie I tell them, they tell me three

4. Don’t Blame Me

Don’t blame me, love made me crazy
If it doesn’t, you ain’t doin’ it right

5. Delicate

This ain’t for the best
My reputation’s never been worse, so
You must like me for me…

6. Look What You Made Me Do

But I got smarter, I got harder in the nick of time
Honey, I rose up from the dead, I do it all the time
I’ve got a list of names and yours is in red, underlined
I check it once, then I check it twice, oh!

7. So It Goes

You did a number on me
But, honestly, baby, who’s counting?

8. Gorgeous

If you’ve got a girlfriend, I’m jealous of her
But if you’re single that’s honestly worse

9. Getaway Car

It was the best of times, the worst of crimes
I struck a match and blew your mind

10. King Of My Heart

Late in the night, the city’s asleep
Your love is a secret I’m hoping, dreaming, dying to keep

11. Dancing With Our Hands Tied

I’m a mess, but I’m the mess that you wanted

12. Dress

All of this silence and patience, pining and anticipation
My hands are shaking from holding back from you

Only bought this dress so you could take it off

Even in my worst times, you could see the best of me
Flashback to my mistakes
My rebounds, my earthquakes
Even in my worst light, you saw the truth in me

13. This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

There I was, giving you a second chance
But then you stabbed in the back while shaking my hand
And therein lies the issue

14. Call It What You Want

My castle crumbled overnight
I brought a knife to a gunfight
They took the crown, but it’s alright
All the liars are calling me one
Nobody’s heard from me for months
I’m doin’ better than I ever was

15. 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

Please don’t ever become a stranger
Whose laugh I could recognize anywhere
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Kirsten Corley

Kirsten is the author of But Before You Leave, a book of poetry about the experiences we struggle to put into words.

Trace the scars life has left you. It will remind you that at one point, you fought for something. You believed.

“You are the only person who gets to decide if you are happy or not—do not put your happiness into the hands of other people. Do not make it contingent on their acceptance of you or their feelings for you. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if someone dislikes you or if someone doesn’t want to be with you. All that matters is that you are happy with the person you are becoming. All that matters is that you like yourself, that you are proud of what you are putting out into the world. You are in charge of your joy, of your worth. You get to be your own validation. Please don’t ever forget that.” — Bianca Sparacino

Excerpted from The Strength In Our Scars by Bianca Sparacino.

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