Summer is officially upon us, and we can’t think of a single artist who captures the spirit of the season better than the queen herself, Taylor Swift.

No matter which era of her music is your favorite, it holds songs and lyrics that flawlessly convey the warmth, freedom and possibility of the summer. If you’re all about that life, keeping scrolling for our favorite lyrics to try on as Insta captions this summer.

For that first summer selfie:

“The story starts when it was hot and it was summer.”

-“Better Than Revenge”


For the dramatic summer that seems to bring about drastic change:

“Our coming-of-age has come and gone. Suddenly the summer, it’s clear.”



For that summery shot of your dress billowing at sundown:

“Say you’ll remember me standing in a nice dress staring at the sunset, babe.”

-“Wildest Dreams”




For when your summer fling has come to a sudden end:

“So much for summer love and saying ‘us,’ ’cause you weren’t mine to lose.”



For the pic of your special someone riding shotgun:

“Then I think about summer, all the beautiful times I watched you laughing from the passenger’s side.”

-“Back to December”


For when the summer days feel like they’re passing by way too quickly:

“Time, mystical time, cutting me open, then healing me fine.”

-“invisible string”


For that dreamy summer throwback:

“I close my eyes, and the flashback starts. I’m standing there on a balcony in summer air.”

-“Love Story”


For when you’re sunbathing poolside and daydreaming about that special someone:

“Roaring twenties, tossing pennies in the pool, and if my wishes came true, it would’ve been you.”

-“the 1”


For when you’re not quite sure what dangers and excitements the summer will bring:

“So cut the headlights, summer’s a knife.”

-“Cruel Summer”


For that summer travel photo with the one you love:

“Grab your passport and my hand.”

-“Blank Space”


For the shot of you and the person you’ll be sharing secrets with all summer:

“Sweet tea in the summer, cross your heart, won’t tell no other.”



For when it’s time to finally confess your summer love:

“I’ve loved you three summers now, honey, but I want ’em all.”



For the pic of you and the person you’ve spent all your summer weekends with:

“But I knew you, playing hide-and-seek and giving me your weekends.”



For when you’re not sure if your relationship is destined to last past summer:

“In the garden, would you trust me if I told you it was just a summer thing?”



If you’ve been obsessed with Taylor from the start, click HERE to find out about what your favorite Taylor Swift era reveals about you