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Taylor Swift: 22 Meaning

Song Released: 2013

22 Lyrics

It feels like a perfect night to dress up like hipsters
And make fun of our exes, ah ah, ah ah.
It feels like a perfect night for breakfast at midnight
To fall in love with strangers, ah ah, ah ah.

We're happy free confused and...


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    Apr 6th, 2013 4:26am report

    "It feels like a perfect night to dress up like hipsters... And make fun of our exes."
    (((It seems like fun to dress up like a hipster. This is one of Taylor's few songs that isn't about an ex, so she had to throw the line about making fun of her exes to "get back" at them as usual.)))

    "It feels like a perfect night for breakfast at midnight... To fall in love with strangers"
    (((It feels pretty good to have breakfast late, and mess around with strangers. For Taylor, that means they're in love and must get married now. I feel like this perfect night for 'falling in love with strangers' is every night for her.)))

    "We're happy, free, confused, and lonely at the same time... It's miserable and magical"
    (((They're feeling quite a mix of emotions.)))

    "Tonight's the night when we forget about the deadlines... it's time"
    (((Just for tonight, forget about work and deadlines just like a 22 year old apparently does, even though it sounds more highschool if anything.)))

    "I don't know about you but I'm feeling 22"
    (((She's feeling like a 22 year old. Young and free.)))

    "Everything will be alright if you keep me next to you"
    (((You're alright, as long as you're with your new stranger, hipster dressing lover.)))

    "You don't know about me but I bet you want to"
    (((You're a stranger. I know you don't know me, but you know you want this. I'm not at all arrogant.)))

    "Everything will be alright if we just keep dancing like we're 22, 22"
    (((Just keep dancing like we're 22 years old. At this point most people are thinking Taylor swift seems a lot older than they thought she was if she's that much older than 22.)))

    "It seems like one of those nights"
    (((One of those nights to dance like your 22, dress up like a hipster, and eat breakfast at midnight with your new stranger lover.)))

    "This place is too crowded too many cool kids"
    (((Too many cool 'kids', this seriously sounds like highschool to me, maybe she's actually younger than I thought and pretending to be older for a night. Or she's really old and referring to 22 year olds as 'kids' and 'youngsters')))

    "It seems like one of those nights"
    (((One of those stranger lovin' nights.)))

    "We ditch the whole scene and end up dreaming instead of sleeping"
    (((Life is like a dream, who needs sleep? Might be drugs or a lack of sleep talking. OR dreaming is some kind of slang for getting it on with a stranger lover)))

    "We're happy free confused and lonely in the best way... It's miserable and magical"
    (((Still a mix of emotions.)))

    "Tonight's the night when we forget about the heartbreaks, it's time"
    (((Heartbreaks. We all know she has had plenty of those. How could you not?)))


    "It feels like one of those nights
    We ditch the whole scene
    It feels like one of those nights
    We won't be sleeping"
    (((Won't be sleeping, just be freaking.)))

    "It feels like one of those nights
    You look like bad news I gotta have you, I gotta have you"
    ((('You look like you've been with a million girls and break the law regularly and are really bad news and just speaking with you will probably land me a life sentence in prison... Let's go back to my place.' No wonder all the heartbreaks she goes through.)

    Overall, this is a song about having fun. Whether you're old or young just have fun like your twenty-two even though you actually will be one day or you'll never be again. It's sort of like "part 2" of her song 15, if you will. Perhaps one day we'll see a "78" song as well, fingers crossed. (;


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    Oct 4th, 2014 10:39pm report

    It's about forgetting everything and just living in the moment having fun with your friends


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    Feb 13th, 2014 2:06pm report

    I think she must grow up because she write songs like a child and her behaviors like 13 years old teenage girls. She said that as if all girls only talk about their ex boyfriends. I don't talk about my bf when my friends come my home. We do really enjoyable activities. Girls not think boy always we are not slave of boys but I think Taylor admire all boy in the world.


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    Jan 11th, 2014 1:07am report

    i heard her say this on video, she felt like 22 was her favorite age, doing so many fun things with her freinds, being slightly crazy in the process. so i think it is about everything that she did that was fun when she was 22.:)


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    Dec 5th, 2013 12:20am report

    22 is about when you are older and you go out on the dancefloor feeling like you are 22
    You look like bad news, I gotta have you is saying should I have my last drink or shot


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    Sep 21st, 2013 9:55pm report

    this song is dedicated to her best friends. here's a link for more details: http://taylorswiftsongs2.blogspot.ca/2012/10/22.html
    basically 22 is another year just like 15, another vulnerable where you're a little brave than you were back at the age of 15.


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    Jul 19th, 2013 7:13pm report

    Exactly Fav song. Talking about forgetting her relationships dat made her cry and partying with friends. Listen 2 da lyrics it's telling u something. Dats 4 every song.


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    Jun 2nd, 2013 6:48pm report

    Wayyyy before styles... It came out near October. It is in her Red album. Look it up. Waaaaaayyyy before styles.


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    May 24th, 2013 5:18am report

    I can't believe no one figured this out before. It's about sex, dumbos! She's obviously trying to hide the fact that she loves sex, and she tries to explain that without people knowing. Get smart, people!


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    Apr 4th, 2013 4:10pm report

    I know this is like really out there, but today I was watching the music video and I think the song is about getting high and just having fun. When you put your hands like "22" like she does multiple time in the music video it look like when your smoking weed. So I think that by "Everything will be alright, if we just keep dancing like were 22"is just get high and chill out and everything will be alright. So basically dance like your high. "22".


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    Mar 31st, 2013 3:35am report

    Who know s. Not to be negative but today's music sucks. All of it. I can't think of on good "artist" out their. It's been a lost cause since year 2G in my opinion.


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    Mar 30th, 2013 3:57am report

    Its about her break up with Harry Styles...

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    Mar 29th, 2013 3:26am report

    She just wanted to have some fun! This song came out before Styles!


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    Mar 15th, 2013 3:19am report

    its about Harry Styles..."Hipsters"

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    Mar 14th, 2013 3:55am report

    is it just me or does anyone else think that she means F**K you? like the hand signal means that and the lyrics suggest that she doesnt care anymore and she is just having a good time,i didnt think taylor would do something like that but i dont know its a possibility.


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    Feb 23rd, 2013 2:33am report

    The Hidden messages of "22" are "Ashley,Diana,Claire,Selena"This 4 Girls are the Bestfriends of Taylor.. ( Ashley Avignone, Claire Kislinger,Selena Gomez & Diana Agron)"22" is about just forget about the heartbreaks,Just mess with your Exs ,Part Hard Like Theres no Limits..
    Taylor Even Said that: For me The Most Challenging age is 22,Ive learned a lot of stuff made new friends when i was 22 so i wrote a song Called "22"

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