19 Best Taylor Swift Songs About Friendship

Even non-Swifties know about Taylor’s songs about her exes. But what many don’t know is she has a lot of songs about her friends too.

Check out these Taylor Swift songs about friendship that will inspire you, make you cry, and remind you how much of a lyrical powerhouse Taylor is.

22 by Taylor Swift

Song Year: 2012

One of Taylor’s poppiest songs, 22, is an anthem to youth and partying with your friends without care. This bright and happy song is the perfect tune for a girls’ night out or a birthday party and captures the spirit of being 22 and feeling free and fabulous as long as you have your besties by your side.

As Taylor says in the song, everything will work out if they keep dancing together! When with your friends, you don’t have to 100% know who you are or what you want. You can just be you.

It’s Nice To Have A Friend by Taylor Swift

Song Year: 2019

Easily one of the best Taylor Swift songs about friendship, this track is about having someone to hang out with. The eerie but ethereal background vocals make this one of her more unique songs.

While the song is mostly about friendship, some romantic elements bleed through in the lyrics, but the main message is undeniably the joy of having someone you can do nothing with; when you find that someone, they feel like home to you.

You Belong With Me by Taylor Swift

Song Year: 2008

You Belong With Me was one of Taylor’s big singles. It’s about how she’s in love with one of her best friends and struggles to watch him be with another girl.

The line between friendship and romance can be thin, and this anthem attests to the tortuous feeling of wanting to be with someone you’re just friends with. The song has pop and country elements, which showcases the beginning of Taylor’s transition into pop music.

Breathe by Taylor Swift

Song Year: 2008

Unfortunately, friendships don’t always last forever. Breathe is a solemn song about how sometimes friendships fall apart, and people change in ways you didn’t expect. Colbie Caillat joins her on this track, delivering soft and light vocals that capture the quiet melancholy of a friendship that ends.

When friendships end, they’re not usually as dramatic as a romantic breakup, which in many ways, makes them more painful and hard to accept.

seven by Taylor Swift

Song Year: 2020

A sad and beautifully written song, seven is about domestic violence and the fragility of childhood. In the song, one of Taylor’s friends has an angry father, and her friend often cries and hides in the closet from him.

In a few lines that perfectly capture the innocence and naivety of childhood, Taylor tells her abused friend that they can live together and play make-believe so neither of them ever has to be sad or hurt again. It’s a heart-shattering song that exemplifies Taylor’s unmatched songwriting skills.

dorothea by Taylor Swift

Song Year: 2020

In one of Taylor’s most tender and heartbreaking songs about friendship, she sings about Dorothea, an old friend whom she has fallen out of touch with. Dorothea moved out of their small town to chase her Hollywood dreams.

Taylor tells her she will always be there for her no matter how long they’ve been apart or what happens. She can return to Taylor’s door anytime, and they can pick up right where they left off. A song about how genuine friendship never dies, even when people may grow apart.

no body, no crime by Taylor Swift

Song Year: 2021

This song is one of Taylor’s edgier tracks. It tells a fictional story (supposedly) of one of her close friends, Estie, who suspects her husband is cheating and plans to confront him. But before she does, Estie goes missing, and Taylor knows the husband killed her. So, in an illegal act of true friendship,

Taylor and Estie’s sister kill the husband and dump his body in a body of water, getting the revenge that Estie couldn’t. It’s a fierce anthem about female friendship that will give you chills.

Fifteen by Taylor Swift

Song Year: 2006

Her first big hit, Fifteen, is a wistful song about starting high school, looking for that first love, and trying to figure out who you are. While the song has romantic themes, such as going on your first date and getting your first kiss, the most mighty aspect of the song is Taylor’s friendship with a redhead named Abigail.

Taylor sings about comforting Abigail when she gets her heart broken by an older guy who plays football. The song ends with Taylor saying that Abigail and her cried together after Abigail’s heartbreak, showing the true power of friendship.

The Outside by Taylor Swift

Song Year: 2006

One of Taylor’s lesser-known songs from her first album, this song is about a lack of friendship and the feeling of loneliness. She sings about seeing everyone else in their groups, and she feels isolated.

She tries to make friends but struggles to break into these groups as they keep her on the outside. The song drips with the emotional confusion of middle and high school when cliques and popularity are everything.

Tied Together With a Smile by Taylor Swift

Song Year: 2006

Taylor has opened up about the meaning behind Tied Together With a Smile. She wrote this track about one of her close friends who struggled with an eating disorder and remains unnamed.

Taylor sings about how much she loves her friend and how beautiful she is, even if she can’t see her beauty in the mirror. Her friend craves love, but Taylor tries to tell her that she loves her and she doesn’t need anyone else.

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