Taylor Swift’s ‘cardigan’ Lyrics

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Watch, listen, and learn the lyrics to Taylor Swift‘s “cardigan.”

Watch Taylor Swift’s “cardigan” music video, below.

“cardigan” lyrics:

[Verse 1]
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
Strong under the streetlights
I knew you, handed you my sweatshirt
Baby cares it better

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

[Verse 2]
A friend to all is a friend to none
Just two girls, lose the one
When you are young they assume you know nothing

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 twenty lifetimes

Repeat Chorus

[Verse 3]
To kiss in cars, in downtown bars
Was all I needed
You drew stars around my scars
But now I’m bleedin’

‘Cause I knew you
Steppin’ on the last train
Marked me bloodstain
I… I knew you
Tried to change the ending
Peter losin’ Wendy
I… I knew you
Leavin’ like a father, running like water, right

When you are young they assume you know nothing
But I knew you’d linger like a tattoo, you kissed
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
Chasing shadows in the grocery
I knew you’d miss me once the thrill expired
And you’d be standin’ in my front porch lot

And you’d come back to me
And you’d come back to me
And you’d come back to me
And you’d come back

All About folklore

Taylor Swift will be releasing her eighth studio album, folklore, on Friday (July 24, 2020). The pop star made the announcement via social media just hours before its release.

“Surprise! Tonight at midnight I’ll be releasing my 8th studio album, folklore; an entire brand new album of songs I’ve poured all of my whims, dreams, fears, and musings into,” Taylor tweeted. 

“Most of the things I had planned this summer didn’t end up happening,” she wrote, seemingly referencing the cancellation of her Lover Festivals. “But there is something I hadn’t planned on that DID happen.”

“Before this year I probably would’ve overthought when to release this music at the ‘perfect’ time, but the times we’re living in keep reminding me that nothing is guaranteed,” Taylor added. “My gut is telling me that if you make something you love, you should just put it out into the world. That’s the side of uncertainty I can get on board with. Love you guys so much.” 

According to her social media posts and new filter, Swift’s new era includes lowercase letters and sepia tones.

folklore will have 16 songs on the standard edition, but the physical deluxe editions will include a bonus track “the lakes.” Because this is my 8th studio album, I made 8 deluxe CDs & 8 deluxe vinyls,” she revealed.

Watch the music video and learn the ‘cardigan’ lyrics from Taylor Swift as they become available.

Here is the tracklist for Taylor Swift’s Folklore:

  1. “the 1”
  2. “cardigan”
  3. “the last great american dynasty”
  4. “exile” (featuring Bon Iver)
  5. “my tears ricochet”
  6. “mirrorball”
  7. “seven”
  8. “august”
  9. “this is me trying”
  10. “illicit affairs”
  11. “invisible string”
  12. “mad woman”
  13. “epiphany”
  14. “betty”
  15. “peace”
  16. “hoax”
  17. “the lakes” (only on deluxe physical edition bonus track)



‘Cardigan’ lyrics Taylor Swift

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