Taylor Swift’s Glitter Gel Pen Songs
When Taylor Swift writes an unabashedly bouncy pop song, you know that she’s pictured herself jotting down its lyrics in glitter gel pen. The third category in her system of organizing her songs, Glitter Gel Pen “lives up to its name in every way,” she said during an acceptance speech at the Nashville Songwriter Awards in September 2022. “Frivolous, carefree, bouncy, syncopated perfectly to the beat, Glitter Gel Pen lyrics don’t care if you don’t take them seriously because they don’t take themselves seriously. Glitter Gel Pen lyrics are the drunk girl at the party who tells you that you look like an angel in the bathroom. It’s what we need every once in a while in these fraught times in which we live.” Case in point: the skyward chorus and fizzy romance of 2008’s “You Belong With Me.” On this exclusive playlist, made by Taylor herself, let loose with a handpicked selection of songs that have Glitter Gel Pen written all over them.