22
Taylor Swift Lyrics


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

Yeah
We're happy, free, confused and lonely at the same time
It's miserable and magical, oh yeah
Tonight's the night when we forget about the deadlines
It's time
Uh-oh

I don't know about you
But I'm feeling twenty-two
Everything will be alright, if
You keep me next to you
You don't know about me
But I'll bet you want to
Everything will be alright, if
We just keep dancing like we're twenty-two, twenty-two

It seems like one of those nights
This place is too crowded
Too many cool kids ("Who is Taylor Swift anyway? Ew")
Uh-uh, uh-uh
It seems like one of those nights
We ditch the whole scene
And end up dreamin'
Instead of sleeping

Yeah
We're happy, free, confused and lonely in the best way
It's miserable and magical, oh yeah
Tonight's the night, when we forget about the heartbreaks
It's time
Uh-oh

(Hey) I don't know about you
But I'm feeling twenty-two
Everything will be alright if (uh-uh-uh)
You keep me next to you
You don't know about me
But I'll bet you want to
Everything will be alright if
We just keep dancing like we're twenty-two
(Uh, ah-ah-ah uh) twenty-two
I don't know about you
twenty-two
twenty-two

It feels like one of those nights
We ditch the whole scene
It feels like one of those nights
We won't be sleeping
It feels like one of those nights
You look like bad news
I gotta have you
I gotta have you
Uh-uh, uh-uh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

I don't know about you (I don't know about you)
But I'm feeling twenty-two
Everything will be alright, if (uuh)
You keep me next to you
You don't know about me (you don't know about me)
But I'll bet you want to
Everything will be alright, if
We just keep dancing like we're twenty-two
Uh-oh, oh, oh twenty-two
(Dancing like) twenty-two
Yeah, yeah, twenty-two, yeah, yeah

It feels like one of those nights
We ditch the whole scene
It feels like one of those nights
We won't be sleeping
It feels like one of those nights
You look like bad news




I gotta have you
I gotta have you

Overall Meaning

In Taylor Swift's song "22," she sings about the joys of being young and carefree. Swift talks about having fun, going out with friends, and living life to the fullest. The song perfectly captures the feeling of being in your early 20s, when you're trying to figure out who you are and what you want to do in life. Swift encourages her listeners to embrace this time in their lives and enjoy it without worrying about the future.


The first verse sets the tone for the song. Swift sings, "It feels like a perfect night to dress up like hipsters / And make fun of our exes / Uh-uh, uh-uh / It feels like a perfect night for breakfast at midnight / To fall in love with strangers / Uh-uh, uh-uh." She's talking about going out with friends, having a good time, and forgetting about any past heartbreaks.


In the chorus, Swift sings, "I don't know about you / But I'm feeling twenty-two / Everything will be alright, if / You keep me next to you." She's recognizing that everyone's experience is different, but she wants to hang out with her friends and have a good time together. The lyrics are upbeat and positive, encouraging listeners to embrace their youth and not worry about the future.


Line by Line Meaning

It feels like a perfect night to dress up like hipsters
It's a night that feels perfect to dress up in unconventional, trendy attire


And make fun of our exes
To laugh and joke about the people we used to date


Uh-uh, uh-uh
Repetition of sounds for emphasis and rhythm


It feels like a perfect night for breakfast at midnight
This night is perfect for having breakfast food very late at night


To fall in love with strangers
To begin to feel affection for people we have just met


Yeah
Agreement, affirmation


We're happy, free, confused and lonely at the same time
We have mixed emotions and are experiencing disparate feelings all at once


It's miserable and magical, oh yeah
This night is both fraught with unhappiness and full of wonder


Tonight's the night when we forget about the deadlines
This evening is the perfect time to disregard our obligations and enjoy ourselves


It's time
This is the moment to seize the opportunity


Uh-oh
Expression of concern or apprehension


I don't know about you
I am uncertain about your perspective


But I'm feeling twenty-two
I feel young and vibrant, full of life and joy


Everything will be alright, if
As long as...


You keep me next to you
If we stay close together


You don't know about me
You are not aware of my personality and experiences


But I'll bet you want to
I'm convinced that you're interested in me


We just keep dancing like we're twenty-two, twenty-two
We should dance as if we're carefree and youthful


It seems like one of those nights
This night gives off a certain vibe


This place is too crowded
The location is too jam-packed with people


Too many cool kids ("Who is Taylor Swift anyway? Ew")
There are too many people who believe they are fashionable or trendy, and may even look down on others


We ditch the whole scene
We leave this environment behind


And end up dreamin'
We spend time lost in our own thoughts


Instead of sleeping
Rather than going to bed


We're happy, free, confused and lonely in the best way
Despite some negative emotions, we are also close to feeling jubilant and uninhibited


Tonight's the night, when we forget about the heartbreaks
This evening is the time for forgetting our romantic disappointments


(Hey) I don't know about you
A casual way of addressing someone to convey uncertainty in one's own knowledge or to get their attention


Everything will be alright if (uh-uh-uh)
All will be well so long as...


You keep me next to you
We stay near each other


It feels like one of those nights
This event feels like one of those nights


We won't be sleeping
We won't be getting any rest tonight


You look like bad news
You seem like you might be trouble


I gotta have you
I really want you


Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Repetition of sounds for emphasis and rhythm


(Dancing like) twenty-two
Dancing like we are youthful and carefree


Yeah, yeah, twenty-two, yeah, yeah
Affirmation and repetition of sounds for emphasis and rhythm




Lyrics ยฉ Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Martin Max Sandberg, Johan Karl Schuster, Taylor Alison Swift

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VERY GOOD... TAYLOR SWIFT

Comments from YouTube:

@sundailylife

She is 33 now OMG I literally still canโ€™t get over this song
34 now!!!!

@fatillapur1539

samee I was just thinking about that

@user-rm1sx2dg2o

this song came out 7 years ago(almost 8) and she was 22 back then ..I don't understand how she is 31 years old now..

@yellowcatgacha350

@@user-rm1sx2dg2o she was 23 and in the song sheโ€™s talking about how she feels 22 and wants to be 22 again

@delrosario7453

@@user-rm1sx2dg2o she was born in 1989 she probably wrote this song when she was 23 and performed it
when she was 24 for nostalgia

@user-rm1sx2dg2o

@@yellowcatgacha350 oh okay thanks!

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@oliviadp4437

Just turned 22 today, I've waited 7 years for this ๐Ÿ˜†

Edit: thank you so much for all the birthday wishes! ๐Ÿ’•

@bairyparrett

Happy belated birthday ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿง๐Ÿ˜ƒ

@oliviadp4437

@@bairyparrett Aww thank you so much! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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