Taylor Swift Wrote The Most Perfect Graduation Speech

Taylor Swift Wrote The Most Perfect Graduation Speech

The story starts when it was hot and it was summer…we were both young when I first saw you. It’s your freshman year and you’re gonna be here, for the next four years in this town. I said remember this moment in the back of my mind. I said remember this feeling. I didn’t know what I would find. Everybody here wanted something more. When we first dropped our bags on apartment floors, took our broken hearts, put them in a drawer. Everybody here was someone else before.

Honey, life is just a classroom. We are too busy dancing to get knocked off our feet. ‘Cause we’re young and we’re reckless. We’ll take this way too far. Wasn’t it beautiful when you believed in everything and everybody believed in you? I know people change and these things happen, but I remember how it was back then.

A few years had gone and come around, we were sitting at our favorite spot in town. I was playing back a thousand memories, baby, thinking ’bout everything we’ve been through. I think–I think when it’s all over, it just comes back in flashes, you know? It’s like a kaleidoscope of memories. We’re happy, free, confused, and lonely at the same time. It’s miserable and magical. But sophistication isn’t what you wear or who you know or pushing people down to get you where you wanna go.

Take a deep breath, girl. Take a deep breath as you walk through the doors. You’re beautiful, every little piece love. And don’t you know, you’re really gonna be someone. Ask anyone. Oh, but if it don’t, stay beautiful. But I believe in whatever you do, and I’ll do anything to see it through. And when you find everything you looked for, I hope your life leads you back to my door. I hope you think of me, hope it takes you back to that place when you think happiness. Will you take a moment, promise me this, that you’ll stand by me forever?

What do you say, when tears are streaming down your face in front of everyone you know? This is gonna take me down. But there’s no time for tears. All I knew this morning when I woke, is I know something now, know something now I didn’t before. And all I feel in my stomach is butterflies. The beautiful kind, making up for lost time.

Today was a fairytale. Can you feel this magic in the air? This night is sparkling, don’t you let it go. Because these things will change. Can you feel it now? So I’m taking this chance to say what I had the best day with you today. I don’t know how it gets better than this, ’cause I don’t know how it gets better than this.

With lyrics From Picture To Burn, Blank Space, Stay Beautiful, The Best Day, Love Story, The Outside, Change, Better Than Revenge, Long Live, If This Was A Movie, I Knew You Were Trouble, 22, Everything Has Changed, Fearless, Fifteen, The Moment I Knew, Tim Mcgraw, Long Live, Welcome To New York, Wildest Dreams, A Place In This World, New Romantics, Better Than Revenge, Enchanted, Innocent, Change, Today Was A Fairytale, Mary’s Song

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