The Best Day

Album: Fearless (2008)
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  • I'm five years old
    It's getting cold
    I've got my big coat on

    I hear your laugh
    And look up smiling at you
    I run and run
    Past the pumpkin patch
    And the tractor rides
    Look now, the sky is gold
    I hug your legs
    And fall asleep on the way home

    I don't know why all the trees change in the fall
    But I know you're not scared of anything at all
    Don't know if Snow White's house is near or far away
    But I know I had the best day with you today

    I'm thirteen now
    And don't know how
    My friends could be so mean
    I come home crying
    And you hold me tight
    And grab the keys

    And we drive and drive
    Until we found a town far enough away
    And we talk and window shop
    'Till I forgotten all their names

    I don't know who I'm gonna talk to now at school
    But I know I'm laughing
    On the car ride home with you
    Don't know how long it's gonna take to feel okay
    But I know I had the best day with you today

    I have an excellent father
    His strength is making me stronger
    God smiles on my little brother
    Inside and out he's better than I am
    I grew up in a pretty house
    And I had space to run and I
    had the best days with you

    There is a video I found
    From back when I was three
    You set up a paint set in the kitchen
    And you're talking to me
    It's the age of princesses and pirate ships
    And the seven dwarfs
    And Daddy's smart
    And you're the prettiest lady in the whole wide world

    And now I know why the all the trees change in the fall
    I know you were on my side
    Even when I was wrong
    And I love you for giving me your eyes
    Staying back and watching me shine and

    I didn't know if you knew
    So I'm taking this chance to say
    That I had the best day with you today. Writer/s: Taylor Swift
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 12

  • Tom from Long IslandNot a Swifty (too old) but as soon as I heard this I thought of my wife. I remembered how much she LOVED being a mom. I know she adored me, but her kids? Forget it, hands down she loved being their mom. She passed away recently and I can’t help but cry every time I hear it thinking of her, with my boys and me. How absolutely lucky I was to be married to her and how lucky our boys were to have her for a mom. I so wish she was still here to enjoy getting older together.
  • Kae from PhilippinesThis song reminds me of my mom and I can't help but break down everytime I listen to it.
  • Nell from Chatham, Njat first I thought this song was about her whole family
  • Fabio from New Orleans, LaI love this song so much. The video made me burst into tears. Sometimes, I have to skip it because I still get choked up. She was so bloody adorable.
  • Marlin from Oak Ridge, TnI'm really confused about how anyone is confused about this song. Obviously some people hear one phrase and act like they never heard the song...so lets clear some stuff up..

    Jessica.. you asked.. why does it say "i don't who i'm going to talk to now at school"?

    Well the answer should be easy considering right before she said that she says..

    I'm thirteen now and don't know how my friends could be so mean
    I come home crying and you hold me tight and grab the keys
    And we drive and drive until we found a town far enough away
    And we talk and window shop 'til I've forgotten all their names

    Katy.. you said ..I thought she wrote it about her dad bc of the lines "I have an excellent father" and "daddy's smart". It never once mentions her mom....just her little brother and dad.

    She references a ( YOU ) through out the whole song So I can see if you were confused till it comes to this stanza ..

    There is a video I found from back when I was three
    You set up a paint set in the kitchen and you're talking to me
    It's the age of princesses and pirate ships and the seven dwarfs
    And Daddy's smart and you're the prettiest lady in the whole wide world

    So are you still confused after seeing she said YOU'RE THE PRETTIEST LADY..?
    That should have made you say...OHH...its her mom!





  • Jessica from Westerville, Ohwait, if it's about her mom then why does it say "i don't who i'm going to talk to now at school"?
  • Katy from Pleasant View, Tnthis song is confusing to me. When I first heard it I thought she wrote it about her dad bc of the lines "I have an excellent father" and "daddy's smart". It never once mentions her mom....just her little brother and dad.
  • Ashleigh from ?????, MoReally beautiful song.
  • Hope from Naperville, Ilahh...i made a mistake. thanks
  • Emily from Around Chicago, IlIn the booklet that comes w/the CD, there are hidden messages in the lyrics. You take all the capital letters and put them in order to spell a phrase. The Best Day's message is: GOD BLESS ANDREA SWIFT. That's some mother's day present if you ask me.
  • Mary from Richmond, Vahope-
    the end where she says "I know you were on my side even when I was wrong" is about her mother, just like all the rest of the song.
  • Hope from Naperville, Ilno comments yet? i love the end where she's talking about how her dad was always on her side even when she was wrong.
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