Smokey Black Nights
Taylor Swift Lyrics

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Let's watch the tide chase the waves onto the sand
I wonder if a broken heart feel the warmth on my hand
Don't wonder how a piece of driftwood could see more through his lifetime
Let's walk away the past through the smokey black nights

I've seen a million things
spoke a million words
now i only want to speak to you

Waiting for the words
counting every bird
there's nothing i'd rather do
on smokey black nights

Still through the haze i can make out constellations
I'll make one of you and me as we sit in the sand
And i saw that sunset gleamin as my eyes went wild
Let's walk away the past through the smokey black nights

I've played a thousand songs
sang a thousand words
now i only want to sing to you

Waited on a wire
starin at the fire
there's nothing i'd rather do
on the smokey black nights


I've walked a thousand miles
smiled a thousand smiles
Now I only smile when I'm with you

Waiting for the words
counting every bird
there's nothing i'd rather do
on the smokey black nights

So walk with me
As the sweet wind dances

I'm writing a song for you and me
On the smokey black nights

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Taylor Swift's song "Smokey Black Nights" evoke a sense of longing and reflection as the singer navigates through emotional landscapes. The opening lines paint a serene picture of watching the tide and waves meet on the shore, contemplating whether a broken heart can still feel warmth. The imagery of a piece of driftwood seeing more through its lifetime signifies the idea of gaining wisdom and perspective through experiences. Walking away from the past through the smokey black nights suggests a desire to let go of past pain and embrace the unknown future.

The chorus reveals a shift in focus to a more intimate connection, expressing a desire to only speak and sing to a specific person. The repetition of "I've seen a million things, spoke a million words" followed by the longing to speak and sing only to this person conveys a sense of finding solace and comfort in their presence. The imagery of waiting for words, counting birds, and watching constellations through the haze further illustrates a sense of patience and appreciation for simple moments shared in the dark, mysterious nights.

As the song progresses, the singer describes watching a sunset with someone special, highlighting the beauty of shared moments and the intensity of emotions experienced. The repeated motif of walking away from the past suggests a theme of growth and renewal through companionship and connection. The verses that reference playing songs, singing words, walking miles, and smiling all tie back to finding joy and meaning in the presence of a loved one, emphasizing the transformative power of love and togetherness.

The closing lines of the song invite the listener to walk with the singer as they embrace the sweet wind dancing around them, symbolizing a sense of freedom and unity. The act of writing a song for both the singer and the listener signifies a shared journey and mutual affection. Overall, "Smokey Black Nights" explores themes of healing, companionship, and the transformative power of love amidst the darkness and uncertainty of life's twists and turns.


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I need this song on Taylor Swift (Taylor’s Version) 😍 I’m in love with it 🫶🏻❤️


Omg she was so young 🎉❤


How is it that some of her best songs that have such beautiful lyrics are the ones that are unreleased or were released as vault songs


For some reason listening to a young Taylor. Brought tears to my eyes. Beautiful.


this deserves to be a vault track


Coming Soon 💚


This better be a vault track on debut tv


Smokey Black Nights (Taylor’s Version) (From the Vault)

Hopefully that happens in debut TV


@13MissAmericana13 Y E S


This is amazing

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