This is my ranking of Taylor's new album folkore after about five listens. I want to clarify that this album is honestly the best album Taylor has ever released, in my opinion anyway, and I love every single song it, so even if a songs lower on the list, that doesn't mean I don't love it. This album was insanely hard to rank because you feel bad even considering giving one of the songs a lower spot on the list, but alas, that's how this ranking thing works. So here's my ranking of the songs on folklore from favorite to least favorite.... (and this point in time)

1. invisible string

book image Image by AnnA
a string that pulled me out of all the wrong arms right into that dive bar

2. this is me trying

Image by αทαťҽɾɾα☼☽☆゚ girl, tears, and girly image
and it's hard to be at a party when i feel like an open wound, it's hard to be anywhere these days when all i want is you

3. august

grunge, hipster, and indie image Image by Michaela
but i can see us lost in the memory, august slipped away into a moment in time

4. my tears ricochet

35mm, girl, and vintage image girl, tears, and staystrong image
i didn't have it in myself to go with grace

5. exile (feat. Bon Iver)

Image by QueenNeso Image by Private User
i think i've seen this film before, and i didn't like the ending

6. cardigan

mermaid, piano, and Taylor Swift image aesthetic, beige, and clothes image
tried to change the ending, peter losing wendy

7. epiphany

Image by _idonut_care_ george mackay, 1917, and where hands touch image
only twenty minutes to sleep, but you dream of some epiphany. just one simple glimpse of release to make some sense of what you've seen

8. peace

rain, midnight in paris, and couple image Breakfast at Tiffany's, audrey hepburn, and movie image
i'd give you my sunshine, give you my best, but the rain is always gonna come if you're standin' with me

9. betty

house, beautiful, and place image blue, car, and couple image
you heard the rumors from inez, you can't believe a word she says, most times, but this time it was true. The worst thing that i ever did was what i did to you

10. illicit affairs

Image by ☾𝕲𝖗𝖎𝖒𝖎𝖑𝖉𝖊☽ hand and vintage image
you taught me a secret language i can't speak with anyone else

11. mad woman

aesthetic, girl, and mirror image badass, beautiful, and Gotham image
i'm taking my time, taking my time, cause you took everything from me

12. mirrorball

disco, red, and heels image pink, disco, and disco balls image
and i'm still a believer, but i don't know why. i've never been a natural, all i do is try, try, try

13. the 1

Image by ℒŮℵẴ flowers, yellow, and aesthetic image
we were something don't you think so? rosé flowing with your chosen family, and it would've been sweet if it could've been me

14. hoax

city, stars, and city love image Image by worthless
stood on the cliff side screaming, "give me a reason!"

15. seven

aesthetic image Image by Private User
passed down like folk songs, the love last so long

16. the last great american dynasty

house, beach, and nature image beach, aesthetic, and ocean image
fifty years is a long time, holiday house sat quietly on that beach, free of women with madness, their men and bad habits, and then it was bought by me