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Ranking the Songs of “Evermore”

If there’s one thing that almost everyone in the world can agree on, it’s that 2020 was a rough year. With lockdowns, and isolation, and illness, and recession, and death almost everyone was effected negatively in some way.

However, Taylor Swift, my favorite singer of over ten years, came to save the day, not once, but twice with surprise albums. Folklore came out over the summer, and Evermore came out in December. I don’t know about you, but these two albums really made my 2020 so much brighter!

One day I’ll get to my Folklore song ranking, but since Evermore was just released, I figured I’d start there. Who knows, maybe I’ll do this for all of Taylor’s albums. Now, just be warned, I love ALL the songs on the album so it took me forever to rank them. Just because something’s toward the bottom of my ranking doesn’t mean I don’t still love it.

15. coney island (feat. The National)

Favorite Lyrics:

But when I walked up to the podium
I think that I forgot to say your name

Taylor Swift, William Bowery, Aaron Dessner & Bryce Dessner

14. gold rush

Favorite Lyrics:

My mind turns your life into folklore
I can’t dare to dream about you anymore
At dinner parties
And the coastal town
We never found will never
See a love as pure as it
‘Cause it fades into the gray of my day old tea
‘Cause it will never be

Taylor Swift & Jack Antonoff

13. tolerate it

Favorite Lyrics:

I made you my temple, my mural, my sky
Now I’m begging for footnotes in the story of your life
Drawing hearts in the byline

Taylor Swift & Aaron Dessner

12. dorothea

Favorite Lyrics:

I guess I’ll never know
And you’ll go on with the show

Taylor Swift & Aaron Dessner

11. marjorie

Favorite Lyrics:

The autumn chill that wakes me up
You loved the amber skies so much
Long limbs and frozen swims
You’d always go past where our feet could touch

Taylor Swift & Aaron Dessner

10. happiness

Favorite Lyrics:

No one teaches you what to do
When a good man hurts you
And you know you hurt him too

Taylor Swift & Aaron Dessner

9. closure

Favorite Lyrics:

Guilty, guilty reaching out across the sea
That you put between you and me
But it’s fake
And it’s oh so unnecessary

Taylor Swift & Aaron Dessner

8. ’tis the damn season

Favorite Lyrics:

We could call it even
You could call me babe for the weekend
‘Tis the damn season, write this down

Taylor Swift & Aaron Dessner

7. willow

Favorite Lyrics:

Life was a willow and I bent right to your wind,
But I come back stronger than a 90’s trend.

Taylor Swift & Aaron Dessner

6. evermore (feat. Bon Iver)

Favorite Lyrics:

And when I was shipwrecked
I thought of you
In the cracks of light
I dreamed of you
It was real enough
To get me through

Taylor Swift, Aaron Dessner, & Justin Vernon

5. ivy

Favorite Lyrics:

Oh, goddamn
My pain fits in the palm of your freezing hand
Taking mine, but it’s been promised to another

Taylor Swift, Aaron Dessner, & Jack Antonoff

4. cowboy like me

Favorite Lyrics:

With your boots beneath my bed
Forever is the sweetest con

Taylor Swift & Aaron Dessner

3. champagne problems

Favorite Lyrics:

One for the money, two for the show
I never was ready, so I watch you go
Sometimes you just don’t know the answer
‘Til someone’s on your knees and asks you.

She would have made such a lovely bride
What a shame she’s fucked in the head,” they said.

Taylor Swift & William Bowery

2. no body, no crime (feat. HAIM)

Favorite Lyrics:

Good thing my daddy made me get a boating license when I was fifteen
And I’ve cleaned enough houses to know how to cover up a scene

Taylor Swift

1. long story short

Favorite Lyrics:

And I fell from the pedestal
Right down the rabbit hole
Long story short, it was a bad time
Pushed from the precipice
Climbed right back up the cliff
Long story short, I survived

Taylor Swift & Aaron Dessner
photo originally from nypost.com

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