10 Best Taylor Swift Songs about Friendship

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We all know Taylor Swift isn’t short on expressing her feelings through her music. From heartbreak to empowerment, to love and everything in between, she never holds back on her lyrics.

Perhaps one of the most special topics Taylor has written about is friendship.

So, if you are looking for some inspiration to grow closer with your friends, or just want a great song to jam out to while reminiscing on good times with the people you love, this post got you covered!

Below are 10 of the best Taylor Swift songs about friendship.


1. It’s Nice To Have A Friend

School bell rings, walk me home
Sidewalk chalk covered in snow
Lost my gloves, you give me one
"Wanna hang out?" Yeah, sounds like fun
Video games, you pass me a note
Sleeping in tents

Probably one of the most beautiful songs off her 2019 album Lover, “It’s Nice To Have A Friend” captures the importance of having someone by your side and how a friendship can grow into something even more special.

The song is written with so much emotion and love that it will make you smile each time you hear it.

Not to ignore the sleek production of the track which adds a whole new level to the beautiful story Taylor is telling.

2. I’m Only Me When I’m With You

I'm only up when you're not down
Don't wanna fly if you're still on the ground
It's like no matter what I do
Well, you drive me crazy half the time
The other half, I'm only tryin' to
Let you know that what I feel is true
And I'm only me when I'm with you

A perfect BFF anthem! This song is all you need to remind you that your best friend brings out the best in you.

The lyrics speak about how we are often our truest selves when we are with our best friends. How we can be silly and make mistakes, but they will always love us anyway.

It is fun, upbeat, and a reminder song that friendship is one of the most special things in life.

3. Long Live

Long live the walls we crashed through
How the kingdom lights shined just for me and you
I was screaming, “Long live all the magic we made”
And bring on all the pretenders
One day, we will be remembered

This is probably one of the perfect celebration songs about the wins of life.

Whether it is the completion of your graduation or simply growing up and moving on to the next phase in life with your best friend by your side.

It is also a reminder that even though life will keep moving forward, we will always remember the good times we had with our best friend. And we will always be grateful for their presence in our life.

4. You Need To Calm Down

You just need to take several seats and then try to restore the peace
And control your urges to scream about all the people you hate
'Cause shade never made anybody less gay

While the song is primarily a bold response to online bullies and hates that the LGBTQ community faces, the message of friendship is still very clear.

And that is to stick together and have each other’s backs no matter what. Because at the end of the day, the people who matter the most are the ones who will always be there for you, no matter what.

The bridge of the song goes, “And we see you over there on the internet, Comparing all the girls who are killing it, But we figured you out, We all know now, we all got crowns, You need to calm down”.

5. The Best Day

I don't know why all the trees change in the fall
But I know you're not scared of anything at all
Don't know if Snow White's house is near or far away
But I know I had the best day with you today

In many cases your mother becomes that friend who is always there for you, giving you the best bits of advice and being a great support.

And this song is a tribute to that beautiful relationship. It is a reminder of all the times our mothers were there for us, from our first day of school to our wedding day.

And while sometimes we might take them for granted, we will always be grateful for their unconditional love and support.

6. Soon You’ll Get Better

And I hate to make this all about me
But who am I supposed to talk to?
What am I supposed to do
If there's no you?

Another song that is not really about friendship, but more about the bond between a daughter and her sick mother. It is a very emotional song in which Swift tries to remain hopeful and optimistic despite the difficult situation her mother is going through.

And she sings to her mother that she soon will get better. The lyrics are very touching and will resonate with anyone who has a close bond with their mother.

7. 22

I don't know about you
But I'm feeling twenty-two
Everything will be alright if
You keep me next to you
You don't know about me
But I'll bet you want to
Everything will be alright if
We just keep dancing like we're
Twenty-two, twenty-two

This fun and upbeat song is all about enjoying the early twenties and the carefree life that comes with it. It is a reminder to live in the moment and not take life too seriously. And what better way than being young with your best friends?

In an interview with Ryan Seacrest, Swift said, she wrote this song for her friends. Even in the music video, you can see her having a blast with her real squad.

8. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

We are never, ever, ever getting back together
We are never, ever, ever getting back together
You go talk to your friends, talk to my friends, talk to me
But we are never, ever, ever, ever getting back together
Like, ever

This song is the perfect anthem for when you have had enough of a toxic friendship. It is about finally putting your foot down and ending things once and for all.

And it is a reminder that sometimes it is better to be alone than be in bad company. The lyrics are very powerful and the message is clear, “We are never getting back together”.

9. Breathe

And I can’t breathe without you, but I have to
Breathe without you, but I have to

This song is about losing a friend but also a beautiful reminder that even though they are gone, we need to take a step back and just breathe. The lyrics are very touching and will resonate with anyone who has experienced the loss of a friend.

10. Fifteen

You sit in class next to a redhead named Abigail
And soon enough, you’re best friends
Laughin’ at the other girls who think they’re so cool
We’ll be outta here as soon as we can
And then, you’re on your very first date and he’s got a car
And you’re feelin’ like flyin’
And your mama’s waitin’ up and you’re thinkin’ he’s the one
And you’re dancin’ ’round your room when the night ends
When the night ends

Finishing off the list with another nostalgic song about a friend that you make in the first year of high school and who ends up being a part of your life forever.

Not many friendships we make in our teenage years stand the test of time, but the ones that do are worth fighting for. And this song is a reminder of that.

Wrapping Up

Even though life will keep moving forward, we will always remember the good times we had with our best friend. And we will always be grateful for their presence in our life. So, these were some of the best Taylor Swift songs about friendship. We hope you enjoyed listening to them as much as we did.