Here are the most relatable lyrics from Taylor Swift’s masterpiece Red

Tonight’s the night when we forget about the deadlines

November 12th is finally here. which means it’s officially Red day. In case you didn’t know, Taylor Swift has just released a new version of her flawless 2012 album Red.

Red (Taylor’s Version) not only includes completely rerecorded versions of all the original songs, but also six never heard before tracks written by Taylor during the Red era. She’s calling these tracks “from the vault”.

Nine years later, we know this excitement around Tyalor Swift’s Red all too well.

From heartwrenching lyrics to full on autumnal vibes, here’s a list of the very best and most relatable lines from each song.

State of Grace

“I’m walking fast through the traffic lights, busy streets and busy lives”

We definitely forgot that going back to in person teaching would mean pacing through George Square and waiting for traffic lights which never seem to change.


“Losing him was blue, like I’d never known. Missing him was dark gray, all alone. Forgetting him was like trying to know somebody you never met”

Third years who were in Pollock now that Jujus is gone.


“This slope is treacherous, this path is reckless”

Cobbles. Everywhere. We rest our case.

I Knew You Were Trouble

“And I heard you moved on from whispers on the street”

Be honest, whether it’s a cheeky Snapmaps stalk or worse still seeing an Edi Love Letter, we have to use our available resources. Maybe it’s time to sign up to Edinburgh Goes Dating

All Too Well

“Autumn leaves falling down like pieces into place”

We’ve all seen The Meadows at the moment. If you’re relating to any other ‘All Too Well’ lyrics right now we’re sending virtual hugs, especially now we’ve been graced with a ten minute version.


“Tonight’s the night when we forget about the deadlines”

If any Edi student is looking for an excuse for a Cowgate night, they can turn to Taylor’s words of wisdom.

I Almost Do

“And I just wanna tell you it takes everything in me not to call you”

A homage to every drunk message you manage to avoid sending.

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

“And you would hide away and find your peace of mind with some indie record that’s much cooler than mine”

There’s nothing worse than having the song you added to the queue at pres skipped. Especially when said pres still lead you to Hive.

Stay Stay Stay

“You carry my groceries and now I’m always laughing”

Sometimes, your flatmates are your soulmates.

The Last Time

“This is the last time I’m asking you this, put my name at the top of your list”

Using the guest list to save money on club entry, even though you know you’ll inevitably arrive too late to use it.

Holy Ground

“I was reminiscing just the other day, while having coffee all alone, and Lord, it took me away”

Sitting in Starbucks daydreaming about the eye contact you made with the soon-to-be love of your life in the library.

Sad Beautiful Tragic

“In dreams, I meet you in warm conversation. We both wake in lonely beds, different cities”

I’m sure all first years who went to uni in a relationship understand this pain. Don’t worry though, you’ll probably break up before you know it.

The Lucky One

“You had it figured out since you were in school. Everybody loves pretty, everybody loves cool”

Pollock Girls are another level of intimidating.

Everything Has Changed

“I just wanna know you better, know you better, know you better now”

Your tutor in your first class making you do icebreakers. I’d rather die thanks.


“The night we snuck into a yacht club party, pretending to be a duchess and a prince”

Just an average Friday night for the New Town crowd.

Begin Again

“You pull my chair out and help me in, and you don’t know how nice that is”

Asking for the bare minimum after going out with a signet ring boy.

The Moment I Knew

“What do you say, when tears are streaming down your face in front of everyone you know?”

We’ve all been there. Uni can be hard. I once cried in the 40 George Square toilets after a lecture, was honestly quite a vibe.

Come Back… Be Here

“But you’re in London and I break down ’cause it’s not fair that you’re not around”

When your flatmate abandons you to go home for the weekend. Although she’s actually in Surrey not London, despite what she might tell people.

Girl At Home

“I just wanna make sure you understand perfectly you’re the kind of man who makes me sad”

When the man at the JMCC door won’t let you in because it’s exactly 10:31am.

Better Man

“And I know why we had to say goodbye, like the back of my hand”

When you know you have to leave Subway after one too many venoms.

Nothing New

“How can a person know everything at eighteen but nothing at twenty-two?”

Hopefully we aren’t the only ones thinking our intelligence peaked in Year 13.


“What about your promises, promises?”

Uni telling us to come back to Edi for in person teaching. Anyone else can’t remember that happening?

Message In A Bottle

“Work days are endless, look how you’ve made me”

Seeing the same faces daily on the fourth floor of the library is starting to get a little bleak.

I Bet You Think About Me

“You grew up in a silver-spoon gated community”

When you find out your crush lives in Chancellors.

Forever Winter

“5am, wasted, long gone, not even listening”

When you’re having afters and your mate tries to talk about their ex for the 100th time that night.


“And run, like you’d run from the law”

Hiding food and leaving your study seat for more than five minutes has never felt more like a crime thanks to the library police.

The Very First Night

“And so it goes, every weekend the same party, I never go alone”

This is how we thought uni would be, but honestly it’s more like ‘no parties, always alone’.

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