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Taylor Swift: 22 Meaning

Song Released: 2013


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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.

Yeah,
We're happy free confused and...

  1. anonymous
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    Jul 19th 2013 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.

  2. anonymous
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    Jun 2nd 2013 report

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

  3. anonymous
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    May 24th 2013 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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  4. Magnities
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    Apr 6th 2013 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?)))



    [CHORUS]



    "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. (;

  5. anonymous
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    Apr 4th 2013 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".
    -Kayla

  6. anonymous
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    Mar 31st 2013 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.

  7. anonymous
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    Mar 30th 2013 report

    Its about her break up with Harry Styles...

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  8. anonymous
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    Mar 15th 2013 report

    its about Harry Styles..."Hipsters"

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  9. anonymous
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    Mar 14th 2013 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.

  10. anonymous
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    Feb 14th 2013 report

    Another heart break,I'm guessing....

  11. anonymous
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    Feb 4th 2013 report

    It means she just wants to party like their 22 and have a good time and forget about everything else

  12. anonymous
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    Dec 25th 2012 report

    i'm confused is it about a guy or a girl? "you don't know about me, but i bet you want to" and "you look like bad news, i gotta have you" it sounds like it's about a guy doesn't it?

  13. anonymous
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    Dec 25th 2012 report

    i love this song! at first i ws confused on whether it was talking about a friend or an ex but now i know its about a best friend! its so cute i'm listening to it right now

  14. anonymous
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    Dec 25th 2012 report

    I think Taylor needs an album cover for it and she wants to do it

  15. anonymous
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    Nov 27th 2012 report

    I think this song is to remind us what it was like when we were 22 and to tell us that it's not bad just to forget about all the bad things and just let it all go




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