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.

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The Best Day Lyrics as written by Taylor Swift

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  • +3
    General CommentThis song is so meaningful and simple. I'm nearly fifteen and even I know that if I'm a mom some day and my child writes this sort of song for me, I'll bawl like a baby.
    It's so beautiful.
    I love the line, "I'm thirteen now and don't know how my friends could be so mean."
    HaHson September 26, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI 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 didnt know if you knew so Im taking this chance to say
    That I had the best day with you today

    I absolutely love this song. My mom died when I was 16 and this song is everything I would want her to know. She was and continues to be my hero.
    Tay89on December 01, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti love my mum so much!!! this song always makes me think about the things she does that i dont eeven realise at the time. "I know you were on my side even when I was wrong" this is one of my favourite lines, because a lot of the time you don't realise it until you look back and realise that she was always there for you. i can relate to most of this song (apart from come home crying (coz i dont cry infront of ppl) and window shopping (coz i dont like to shop)) my mum means the world to me and i just don't tell her enough how much she ,eans to me. I love this song!! :)
    Tigerchildon July 16, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love love love this song.

    I'm at college and listening to this just makes me miss my mom a little bit more.

    Plus I have her eyes :)
    kwiscon November 21, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this is such a sweet song. It's basically an ode to her mom. She also mentions how lucky she is to have a good father and brother.

    In the first verse, she talks like she's a five year old, and for each time she mentions her age, she talks like she's that age.

    I don't think it's the catchiest on the album, but it is one of the most unique sounding.
    angill973on November 23, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentlistening to this song for the first time is like when i saw the notebook for the first time, haha.
    this song is beautiful.

    "God smiles on my little brother
    Inside and out hes better than I am"

    that line got me.
    i love this song.

    i can't really relate,
    my parents were nothing like that.
    but this song's great.
    thrwmyhrtawy.on August 20, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Memorythis song means so much to me. my mom was sick for a long time and she just lost her battle. she was my inspiration. and my daddy's stregth is making me strong. and i look just like my mom. i cried so much when i listened to it after she passed. my mom was so beautiful.
    ladypirate09on June 16, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is beautiful, it sends shivers down my spine..
    Nirvanetteon September 26, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song sounds just like my mom shes always trying so hard to keep our family together and happy and the part about her little brouther thats my favorite i have 4 brothers and they are all better than me inside and out and even though we fight they know i love them to death
    ToniMaireon March 30, 2012   Link
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    Song MeaningThis is about her mom, and how she's been there for her through it all. Yes, I know it makes a few references to her father, but you can tell that she's speaking directly to her mom. "Daddy's smart, and YOU'RE THE PRETTIEST LADY IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD." The whole song is about her relationship with her mom. In the beginning, she recalls a memory from when she was little and she and her mom were together at a farm in autumn (hence the coat, pumpkin patch, and tractor rides).

    In the second verse, she recalls being 13. She comes home from school crying because her friends hurt her. The two of them drive around and talk, and Taylor is glad to be with her mom. She doesn't know how things will blow over with her friendship problems, but she knows that her mom is always there for her, and that things will be okay.

    Taylor says that she's now older and wiser, but she still needs her mom. She thanks her for always being supportive and helping her through it all.
    XxKatyKISSKILLxXon September 20, 2010   Link

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