“Cardigan” Lyrics by Taylor Swift

Cardigan Lyrics by Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift’s song, “Cardigan,” tells the story of a girl who is fed up with the constant heartbreak in her life. As she begins to put her life on hold for her boyfriend, she is inspired to go on a trip by her friends to clear her mind. She realizes that she’ll never find happiness without changing herself. So, she leaves her boyfriend, travels the world and comes back a new happy girl.

“cardigan” by Taylor Swift – Song Credentials

Song Titlecardigan
Released2020
ArtistTaylor Swift
GenreIndie rock, Soft rock, Folk music, Alternative/Indie
LanguageEnglish
Albumfolklore
Music LabelRepublic Records

“cardigan” by Taylor Swift Lyrics

Vintage tee, brand new phone
High heels on cobblestones
When you are young, they assume you know nothing

Sequin smile, black lipstick
Sensual politics
When you are young, they assume you know nothing

But I knew you
Dancin’ in your Levi’s
Drunk under a streetlight, I
I knew you
Hand under my sweatshirt
Baby, kiss it better, I

And when I felt like I was an old cardigan
Under someone’s bed
You put me on and said I was your favorite

A friend to all is a friend to none
Chase two girls, lose the one
When you are young, they assume you know nothin’

But I knew you
Playing hide-and-seek and
Giving me your weekends, I
I knew you
Your heartbeat on the High Line
Once in 20 lifetimes, I

And when I felt like I was an old cardigan
Under someone’s bed
You put me on and said I was your favorite

To kiss in cars and downtown bars
Was all we needed
You drew stars around my scars
But now I’m bleedin’

‘Cause I knew you
Steppin’ on the last train
Marked me like a bloodstain, I
I knew you
Tried to change the ending
Peter losing Wendy, I
I knew you
Leavin’ like a father
Running like water, I
And when you are young, they assume you know nothing

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

Chasin’ shadows in the grocery line
I knew you’d miss me once the thrill expired
And you’d be standin’ in my front porch light
And I knew you’d come back to me
You’d come back to me
And you’d come back to me
And you’d come back

And when I felt like I was an old cardigan
Under someone’s bed
You put me on and said I was your favorite

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