Skip to content

Speak Now Arm Lyrics

Here are Taylor’s arm lyrics. She started writing these from the Speak Now Help Now fundraiser/dress rehearsal in Nashville and continued to do so throughout the Speak Now Tour.

Go back to the Tours page

  • “You’ve got every right to a beautiful life.” – Selena Gomez, Who Says. Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee for Speak Now… Help Now! Fundraiser/Last Dress Rehearsal on May 21, 2011.

(Source: Associated Press)

  • “You gotta keep your head up but you can let your hair down.” – Andy Grammer, Keep Your Head Up. Qwest Center in Omaha, Nebraska on May 27, 2011.
  • “I recommend getting your heart trampled on to anyone.” – Alanis Morisette, You Learn. Qwest Center in Omaha, Nebraska on May 28, 2011.
  • “Cinderella said to Snow White ‘How did love get so off course?'” – Faith Hill, This Kiss. Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa on May 29, 2011.
  • “And for one desperate moment there, he crept back in her memory.” – Tom Petty, American Girl. Bank Atlantic Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on June 2, 2011.
  • “It took a while to understand the beauty of just letting go.” – The Dixie Chicks, Let Him Fly. Bank Atlantic Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on June 3, 2011.
  • “I guess we’re all one phone call from our knees.” – Mat Kearney, Closer to Love. Amway Center in Orlando, Florida on June 4, 2011.
  • “One life, you’ve got to do what you should.” – U2, One. Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio on June 7, 2011.

(Source: Taylor Swift)

  • “I slept in castles and fell in love because I was taught to dream.” – Faith Hill, Fireflies. Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on June 8, 2011.
  • “You better lose yourself in the music” – Eminem, Lose Yourself. Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan on June 11, 2011.
  • “Remember me in ribbons and curls. Love, your baby girl.” – Sugarland, Baby Girl. LP Field in Nashville, Tennessee for the 2011 CMA Fest on June 12, 2011.
  • “Love has a thousand faces.” – Randy Montana, 1000 Faces. Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota on June 14, 2011.
  • “A moment, a love, a dream, a laugh, a kiss, a cry, our rights, our wrongs.” – The Temper Trap, Sweet Disposition. Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota on June 15, 2011.
  • “Where I was born, where I was raised. Where I keep all my yesterdays.” – Montgomery Gentry, My Town. Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on June 18, 2011.
  • “I am just a dreamer, but you are just a dream.” – Neil Young, Like A Hurricane. HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York on June 21, 2011.
  • “‘Cause when I close my eyes I’m somewhere with you.” – Kenny Chesney, Somewhere With You. XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut on June 22, 2011.

(Credit: Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff)

  • “She said, ‘I think I’ll go to Boston’” – Augustana, Boston. Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts on June 25, 2011.
  • “Like love from a drunken sky. Confetti falling down all night.” – Tim McGraw, She’s My Kinda Rain. Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts on June 26, 2011.
  • “And we are just breakable, breakable. Breakable girls and boys.” – Ingrid Michaelson, Breakable in Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina on June 30, 2011.
  • “You won’t be the songs that I could never write.” – NeedToBreathe, Again. Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tennessee on July 1, 2011.
  • “When you’re alone you ain’t nothing but alone.” – Bruce Springsteen, When You’re Alone. Centre Bell in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on July 14, 2011.
  • “Money can’t buy you back the love that you had then.” – Feist, 1234. Air Canada Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on July 15, 2011
  • “Doing all the things that I neglected. I traded ’em all to be in your arms.” – Mandy Moore, Gardenia. Air Canada Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on July 16, 2011.

(Source: TaylorPictures.net)

  • “Belief builds from scratch. Doesn’t have to relax, it doesn’t need space.” – Gavin DeGraw, Belief. Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on July 19, 2011.
  • “You’re someone else’s baby. Yeah you’re someone else’s crazy, now.” – Matt Nathanson, Queen Of (K)nots. Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on July 20, 2011.
  • “I was only there to sing your song. What were you protecting yourself from?” – Jimmy Eat World, Mixtape. Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on July 23, 2011.
  • “It’s been a long hot summer and I’m still trying to leave you alone.” – Mindy Smith, Love Lost. Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on July 24, 2011.
  • “We all learn to make mistakes. And run from them.” – Paramore, Misguided Ghosts. Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan on July 28, 2011.
  • “He’d look just like you’d want him to some kind of slick chrome American prince.” – The Killers, A Dustland Fairytale. Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana on July 29. 2011.
  • “Don’t know why I’m still afraid if you weren’t real I would make you up” – Joseph Arthur, Honey & The Moon. Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio on July 30, 2011.
  • (Source: WMZQ-FM)

    “I guess to build yourself up so high you had to take her and break her down” – Keith Urban, Stupid Boy. Verizon Center in Washington, D. C. on August 2, 2011.

  • “I dream of things that never were, and ask why not” – Robert F. Kennedy. Verizon Center in Washington, D. C. on August 3, 2011. This is the first time she uses a famous quote instead of a lyric.
  • “Cause I live and breathe this Philadelphia Freedom” – Elton John, Philadelphia Freedom. Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 6, 2011.
  • “And up in the air they would write your name there, but love would fall to pieces in the rain.” – Patty Griffin, Christina. Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois on August 9, 2011.
  • “If you wanna be somebody else, change your mind.” – Sister Hazel, Change Your Mind. Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois on August 10, 2011.
  • “I got a good heart, I just can’t catch a break.” – Ryan Adams, Two. Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri on August 13, 2011.

(Source: TaylorPictures.net)

  • “And the hardest part was letting go, not taking part” – Coldplay, The Hardest Part. Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri on August 14, 2011.
  • “Find the Grace in the things you can’t change, and help somebody if you can.” – Van Zant, Help Somebody. Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta on August 18, 2011.
  • “Hey brother, we’re all learning to love again.” – Mat Kearny’s Learning To Love Again. Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta on August 19, 2011.
  • “Don’t worry baby, everything will turn out alright.: – The Beach Boys’ Don’t Worry Baby. Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on August 23, 2011.
  • “But my heart cried out for you, California.” – Joni Mitchell, California. Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on August 24, 2011.
  • “Love actually is all around.” – The Troggs, Love Is All Around and intended reference to Taylor Swift’s all-time favorite movie Love Actually. Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on August 27, 2011.
  • “I wish that I could have this moment for life.” – Nicky Minaj, Moment For Life. Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on August 28, 2011.
  • (Source: TaylorPictures.net)

    “After all that we’ve been through, I know we’re cool.” – Gwen Stefani, Cool. HP Pavilion in San Jose, California on September 1, 2011.

  • “For what it’s worth, it was worth all the while.” – Green Day, Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life). HP Pavilion in San Jose, California on September 2, 2011.
  • “Tell me everything you want to hear – like that was your favorite year.” – Dixie Chicks, Favorite Year. Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento, California on September 3, 2011.
  • “You’re just somewhere that I’ve been and I won’t go back again.” – Selena Gomez, Ghost Of You. Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon on September 6, 2011.
  • “You are the ever-living ghost of what once was.” – Band of Horses, No One’s Gonna Love You. Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington on September 7, 2011.
  • “There was always something that meant more to you than me.” – Jessica Andrews, There’s More To Me Than You. Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on September 10, 2011.
  • (Source: TaylorPictures.net)

    “Where were you when the world stopped turning.” – Alan Jackson, Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning). Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on September 11, 2011.

  • “Be a best friend. Tell the truth. Overuse ‘I love you.'” – Lee Brice, Love Like Crazy. Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on September 16, 2011.
  • “This one’s for the girls who love without holding back.” – Martina McBride. This One’s For The Girls. Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on September 17, 2011.
  • “Love, save the empty and save me.” – Erin McCarley’s Love, Save The Empty. CenturyTel Center in Bossier City, Louisiana on September 20, 2011.
  • “Do you realize that you have the most beautiful face?” – The Flaming Lips, Do You Realize. Bank of Oklahoma Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma on September 21, 2011.
  • “I hope you know that even if I don’t, I wanted to.” – Rachael Yamagata, Even If I Don’t. Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri on September 24, 2011.
  • (Source: TaylorPictures.net)

    “But it flew away from her reach so she ran away in her sleep and dreamed of paradise.” – Coldplay, Paradise. Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on September 27, 2011.

  • “Little girl, you’re in the middle of the ride.” – Jimmy Eat World, The Middle. Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah on September 28, 2011.
  • “Just as free, free as we’ll ever be.” – Zac Brown Band, Free. Phillips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia on October 1, 2011.
  • “No telling where it will take you, just live your life.” – T.I. [feat. Rihanna], Live Your Life. Phillips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia on October 2, 2011.
  • “It’s easy saying nothing when there’s nothing to say.” – KT Tunstall, Fade Like A Shadow. Verizon Arena in Little Rock, Arkansas on October 4, 2011.
  • “She’s out there on her own and she’s alright.” – Shawn Colvin, Sunny Come Home. New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 5, 2011.
  • (Source: TaylorPictures.net)

    “A little voice in my head said don’t look back, you can never look back.” – Don Henley, Boys Of Summer. Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Texas on October 8, 2011.

  • “Through autumn’s advancing we’ll stay young, go dancing.” – Death Cab for Cutie, Stay Young, Go Dancing. KYC Yum Center in Louisville, Kentucky on October 11, 2011.
  • “Can you still feel the butterflies? Can you still hear the last goodnight?” – Jimmy Eat World, For Me This Is Heaven. United Spirit Arena in Lubbock, Texas on October 14, 2011.
  • “I hope to God I would’ve done something good with my life.” – Ronnie Milsap, My Life. Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on October 15, 2011.
  • “Memories fade, like looking through a fogged mirror.” – MGMT, Kids. Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California on October 20, 2011.
  • “May angels lead you in. Hear you me my friends.” – Jimmy Eat World, Hear You Me. Jobing.com Arena in Phoenix, Arizona on October 21, 2011.
  • (Credit: Taylor Swift)

    “Where love is just a lyric in a children’s rhyme, a soundbite” – Keane, Is It Any Wonder? AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas on October 25, 2011.

  • “And I never saw blue like that before. Across the sky. Around the world.” – Shawn Colvin, Never Saw Blue Like That Before. Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas on October 26, 2011.
  • “Cause happiness throws a shower of sparks” – The Fray, Happiness. Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky on October 29, 2011.
  • “But darling, I wish you well on your way to the wishing well” – Patty Griffin, Nobody’s Crying. FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee on October 30, 2011.
  • “It’s love’s illusions I recall. I really don’t know love at all.” – Joni Mitchell, Both Sides Now. Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas on November 5, 2011.
  • “Birds flying high you know how I feel.” – Nina Simone, Feeling Good. Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida on November 11, 2011.
  • (Credit: Nathan Harvey)

    “I could rest my head knowing that you were mine.” – Guns N’ Roses, November Rain. St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Florida on November 12, 2011.

  • “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.” – Anonymous. American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida on November 13, 2011.
  • “I feel lost again but this time for the best.” – Gregory & the Hawks, For the Best. Time Warner Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina on November 16, 2011.
  • “We learned more from a 3 minute record than we ever learned in school.” – Bruce Springsteen, No Surrender. RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina on November 17, 2011.
  • “Where would we be today, if I never drove that car away.” – Darius Rucker, Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It. Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, South Carolina on November 18, 2011.
  • “May these memories break our fall.” – Taylor Swift, Long Live. Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York on November 21, 2011.
  • “Bring all the pretenders, one day. We will be remembered.” – Taylor Swift, Long Live. Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York on November 22, 2011.
  • “I am on a lonely road and I am traveling, traveling, traveling.” – Joni Mitchell, All I Want. Burswood Dome in Perth, Australia on March 2, 2012.

(Photo: Bianca De Marchi)

  • “We sleep underneath the same big sky at night. And dream the same dream we can fly.” – Chantal Kreviazuk, In This Life. Adelaide Entertainment Center in Adelaide, Australia on March 4, 2012.
  • “She said watch your back, I’m nobody’s girlfriend” – Matt Nathanson, Modern Love. Brisbaine Entertainment Center in Brisbane, Australia on March 6, 2012.
  • “The war outside your door keeps raging on. STOP KONY 2012” – Taylor Swift, the Civil Wars and T. Bone Burnett, Safe And Sound. Brisbaine Entertainment Center in Brisbane, Australia on March 7, 2012.
  • “Go cut through the noise so you can know what love sounds like.” – Natasha Bedingfield, Neon Lights. Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia on March 9, 2012.
  • “If things go right we can frame it and put you on a wall.” – Ed Sheeran, Lego House. Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia on March 10, 2012.
  • “We Love our lovin’ but not like we love our freedom” – Joni Mitchell, Help Me. Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia on March 12, 2012.
  • “Last time I talked to you, you were lonely and out of place.” – Our Lady Peace, Somewhere Out There. Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia on March 13, 2012.
  • “All romantics meet the same fate somehow.” – Joni Mitchell, The Last Time I Saw Richard. Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia on March 14, 2012.
  • “Keep your feet ready, heart beat steady, keep your eyes open” – Taylor Swift, Eyes Open. Vector Arena in Auckland, New Zealand on March 16, 2012.
  • “Every lesson forms a new scar” – Taylor Swift, Eyes Open. Vector Arena in Auckland, New Zealand on March 17, 2012.
  • “You know wherever I am, I’ll come running to see you again” – James Taylor, You’ve Got A Friend. Vector Arena in Auckland, New Zealand on March 18, 2012.

Go back to the Tours page

%d bloggers like this: