BEST TAYLOR SWIFT LYRICS


  • I remember tears streaming down your face
  • When I said, I'll never let you go
  • When all those shadows almost killed your light
  • I remember you said, don't leave me here alone
  • But all that's dead and gone and passed tonight

  • Just close your eyes
  • The sun is going down
  • You'll be alright
  • No one can hurt you now
  • Come morning light
  • You and I'll be safe and sound

  • Don't you dare look out your window darling
  • Everything's on fire
  • The war outside our door keeps raging on
  • Hold onto this lullaby
  • Even when the music's gone
  • Gone

  • Just close your eyes
  • The sun is going down
  • You'll be alright
  • No one can hurt you now
  • Come morning light
  • You and I'll be safe and sound

  • Ooh, (ooh), ooh, (ooh)
  • La la (la la)
  • La la (la la)
  • Ooh, (ooh), ooh, (ooh)
  • La la (la la)

  • Just close your eyes
  • You'll be alright
  • Come morning light
  • You and I'll be safe and sound

  • Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh

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  • Nice to meet you, where you been?
  • I could show you incredible things
  • Magic, madness, heaven, sin
  • Saw you there and I thought
  • Oh my God, look at that face
  • You look like my next mistake
  • Love's a game, want to play?
  • New money, suit and tie
  • I can read you like a magazine
  • Ain't it funny, rumors fly
  • And I know you heard about me
  • So hey, let's be friends
  • I'm dying to see how this one ends
  • Grab your passport and my hand
  • I can make the bad guys good for a weekend

  • So it's gonna be forever
  • Or it's gonna go down in flames
  • You can tell me when it's over
  • If the high was worth the pain
  • Got a long list of ex-lovers
  • They'll tell you I'm insane
  • 'Cause you know I love the players
  • And you love the game

  • 'Cause we're young and we're reckless
  • We'll take this way too far
  • It'll leave you breathless
  • Or with a nasty scar
  • Got a long list of ex-lovers
  • They'll tell you I'm insane
  • But I've got a blank space baby
  • And I'll write your name


  • Cherry lips, crystal skies
  • I could show you incredible things
  • Stolen kisses, pretty lies
  • You're the king baby I'm your Queen
  • Find out what you want
  • Be that girl for a month
  • Wait the worst is yet to come, oh no
  • Screaming, crying, perfect storm
  • I can make all the tables turn
  • Rose gardens filled with thorns
  • Keep you second guessing like
  • "Oh my God, who is she?"
  • I get drunk on jealousy
  • But you'll come back each time you leave
  • 'Cause darling I'm a nightmare dressed like a daydream

  • So it's gonna be forever
  • Or it's gonna go down in flames
  • You can tell me when it's over
  • If the high was worth the pain
  • Got a long list of ex-lovers
  • They'll tell you I'm insane
  • 'Cause you know I love the players
  • And you love the game

  • 'Cause we're young and we're reckless
  • We'll take this way too far
  • It'll leave you breathless
  • Or with a nasty scar
  • Got a long list of ex-lovers
  • They'll tell you I'm insane (Insane)
  • But I've got a blank space baby
  • And I'll write your name

  • Boys only want love if it's torture
  • Don't say I didn't say I didn't warn ya
  • Boys only want love if it's torture
  • Don't say I didn't say I didn't warn ya

  • So it's gonna be forever
  • Or it's gonna go down in flames
  • You can tell me when it's over
  • If the high was worth the pain
  • Got a long list of ex-lovers
  • They'll tell you I'm insane
  • 'Cause you know I love the players
  • And you love the game

  • 'Cause we're young and we're reckless
  • We'll take this way too far
  • It'll leave you breathless
  • Or with a nasty scar
  • Got a long list of ex-lovers
  • They'll tell you I'm insane
  • But I've got a blank space baby
  • And I'll write your name



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  • We're all bored
  • We're all so tired of everything
  • We wait for
  • Trains that just aren't coming
  • We show off
  • Our different scarlet letters
  • Trust me, mine is better

  • We're so young
  • But we're on the road to ruin
  • We play dumb
  • But we know exactly what we're doing
  • We cry tears
  • Of mascara in the bathroom
  • Honey, life is just a classroom

  • 'Cause, baby, I could build a castle
  • Out of all the bricks they threw at me
  • And every day is like a battle
  • But every night with us is like a dream

  • Baby, we're the new romantics
  • Come on, come along with me
  • Heart break is the national anthem
  • We sing it proudly
  • We are too busy dancing
  • So get knocked off our feet
  • Baby, we're the new romantics
  • The best people in life are free

  • We're all here
  • the lights and boys are blinding
  • We hang back
  • It's all in the timing
  • It's poker
  • He can't see it in my face
  • But I'm about to play my Ace

  • We need love
  • But all we want is danger
  • We team up
  • Then switch sides like a record changer
  • The rumors
  • Are terrible and cruel
  • But, honey most of them are true

  • 'Cause, baby, I could build a castle
  • Out of all the bricks they threw at me
  • And every day is like a battle
  • But every night with us is like a dream

  • Baby, we're the new romantics
  • Come on, come along with me
  • Heart break is the national anthem
  • We sing it proudly
  • We are too busy dancing
  • To get knocked off our feet
  • Baby, we're the new romantics
  • The best people in life are free

  • So come on, come along with me
  • The best people in life are free

  • Please take my hand and
  • Please take me dancing and
  • Please leave me stranded, it's so romantic (it's so romantic)

  • 'Cause, baby, I could build a castle
  • Out of all the bricks they threw at me
  • And every day is like a battle
  • But every night with us is like a dream

  • 'Cause, baby, I could build a castle
  • Out of all the bricks they threw at me
  • And every day is like a battle
  • But every night with us is like a dream

  • Baby, we're the new romantics
  • Come on, come along with me
  • Heart break is the national anthem
  • We sing it proudly
  • We are too busy dancing
  • To get knocked off our feet
  • Baby, we're the new romantics
  • The best people in life are free


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  • Cause baby now we got bad blood
  • You know it used to be mad love
  • So take a look at what you've done
  • 'Cause baby now we got bad blood

  • (Hey) now we got problems
  • And I don't think we can solve them
  • You made a really deep cut
  • And baby now we got bad blood

  • (Hey) did you have to do this
  • I was thinking that you could be trusted
  • Did you have to ruin what was shining now it's all rusted
  • Did you have to hit me where I'm weak baby I couldn't breathe
  • I rubbed it in so deep
  • Salt in the wound like you're laughing right at me
  • Oh, it's so sad to think about the good times
  • You and I

  • 'Cause baby now we got bad blood
  • You know it used to be mad love
  • So take a look at what you've done
  • 'Cause baby now we got bad blood1


  • (Hey) now we got problems
  • And I don't think we can solve them
  • You made a really deep cut
  • And baby now we got bad blood

  • (Hey) did you think we'd be fine
  • Still got scars on my back from your knife
  • So don't think it's in the past
  • These kind of wounds they last and they last
  • Now did you think it all through
  • All these things will catch up to you
  • And time can heal but this won't
  • So if you come in my way, just don't
  • Oh, it's so sad to think about the good times
  • You and I1

  • 'Cause baby now we got bad blood
  • You know it used to be mad love
  • So take a look at what you've done
  • 'Cause baby now we got bad blood

  • (Hey) now we got problems
  • And I don't think we can solve them
  • You made a really deep cut
  • And baby now we got bad blood

  • (Hey) band-aids don't fix bullet holes
  • You say sorry just for show
  • You live like that, you live with ghosts (ghosts)
  • Band-aids don't fix bullet holes (hey)
  • You say sorry just for show (hey)
  • You live like that, you live with ghosts (hey)
  • Hm, if you love like that blood runs cold

  • 'Cause baby now we got bad blood
  • You know it used to be mad love
  • So take a look at what you've done
  • 'Cause baby now we got bad blood

  • (Hey) now we got problems
  • And I don't think we can solve them (think we can solve them)
  • You made a really deep cut
  • And baby now we got bad blood

  • ('Cause now we got bad blood) 'cause baby now we got bad blood
  • You know it used to be mad love
  • So take a look at what you've done (look at what you've done)
  • 'Cause baby now we got bad blood (woah)
  • Now we got problems
  • And I don't think we can solve them
  • You made a really deep cut
  • And baby now we got bad blood (hey)


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  • I stay up too late, got nothing in my brain
  • That's what people say mmm, that's what people say mm
  • I go on too many dates, but I can't make 'em stay
  • At least that's what people say mmm, that's what people say mmm

  • But I keep cruising, can't stop, won't stop moving
  • It's like I got this music in my body and it's gonna be alright

  • 'Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play
  • And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate
  • Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
  • I shake it off, I shake it off
  • Heartbreakers gonna break, break, break, break, break
  • And the fakers gonna fake, fake, fake, fake, fake
  • Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
  • I shake it off, I shake it off

  • I'll never miss a beat, I'm lightning on my feet
  • And that's what they don't see mmm, that's what they don't see mmm
  • I'm dancing on my own (dancing on my own), I'll make the moves up as I go (moves up as I go)
  • And that's what they don't know mmm, that's what they don't know mmm

  • But I keep cruising, can't stop, won't stop grooving
  • It's like I got this music in my body saying it's gonna be alright

  • 'Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play
  • And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate
  • Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
  • I shake it off, I shake it off
  • Heartbreakers gonna break, break, break, break, break
  • And the fakers gonna fake, fake, fake, fake, fake
  • Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
  • I shake it off, I shake it off

  • I, I shake it off, I shake it off
  • I, I shake it off, I shake it off
  • I, I shake it off, I shake it off
  • I, I shake it off, I shake it off

  • Hey, hey, hey, just think while you've been getting down and out about the liars and dirty, dirty cheats in the world you could have been getting down to this sick beat

  • My ex-man brought his new girlfriend
  • She's like "oh my God", but I'm just gonna shake it
  • And to the fella over there with the hella good hair
  • Won't you come on over, baby, we can shake, shake, shake1

  • 'Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play
  • And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate
  • Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
  • I shake it off, I shake it off
  • Heartbreakers gonna break, break, break, break, break
  • And the fakers gonna fake, fake, fake, fake, fake
  • Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
  • I shake it off, I shake it off

  • I, I shake it off, I shake it off
  • I, I shake it off, I shake it off
  • I, I shake it off, I shake it off
  • I, I shake it off, I shake it off
  • I shake it off, I shake it off
  • I, I shake it off, I shake it off


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  • You're on the phone with your girlfriend
  • She's upset
  • She's going off about something that you said
  • 'Cause she doesn't get your humor like I do
  • I'm in my room
  • It's a typical Tuesday night
  • I'm listening to the kind of music she doesn't like
  • And she'll never know your story like I do'

  • But she wears short skirts
  • I wear T-shirts
  • She's cheer captain
  • And I'm on the bleachers
  • Dreaming about the day when you wake up
  • And find that what you're looking for has been here the whole time

  • If you can see I'm the one who understands you
  • Been here all along so why can't you see
  • You belong with me
  • You belong with me

  • Walkin' the streets with you and your worn-out jeans
  • I can't help thinking this is how it ought to be
  • Laughing on a park bench, thinking to myself
  • Hey isn't this easy

  • And you've got a smile that could light up this whole town
  • I haven't seen it in a while since she brought you down
  • You say your fine
  • I know you better then that
  • Hey what you doing with a girl like that

  • She wears high heels
  • I wear sneakers
  • She's cheer captain and I'm on the bleachers
  • Dreaming about the day when you wake up
  • And find that what what you're looking for has been here the whole time

  • If you can see that I'm the one who understands you
  • Been here all along so why can't you see
  • You belong with me

  • Standing by and waiting at your back door
  • All this time how could you not know
  • Baby, you belong with me
  • You belong with me

  • Oh, I remember you drivin' to my house in the middle of the night
  • I'm the one who makes you laugh
  • When you know you're about to cry
  • And I know your favorite songs
  • And you tell me about your dreams
  • I think I know where you belong
  • I think I know it's with me

  • Can't you see that I'm the one who understands you
  • Been here all along so why can't you see
  • You belong with me

  • Standing by and waiting at your back door
  • All this time
  • How could you not know
  • Baby you belong with me
  • You belong with me

  • You belong with me
  • Have you ever thought just maybe
  • You belong with me
  • You belong with me


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  • We were both young when I first saw you
  • I close my eyes
  • And the flashback starts
  • I'm standing there
  • On a balcony in summer air

  • See the lights
  • See the party, the ball gowns
  • I see you make your way through the crowd
  • You say ''hello'', little did I know

  • That you were Romeo, you were throwing pebbles
  • And my daddy said stay away from Juliet
  • And I was crying on the staircase
  • Begging you please don't go, and I said

  • ''Romeo take me somewhere we can be alone
  • I'll be waiting all there's left to do is run
  • You'll be the prince and I'll be the princess
  • It's a love story baby just say yes"
  • So I sneak out to the garden to see you
  • We keep quiet 'cause we're dead if they knew
  • So close your eyes
  • Escape this town for a little while

  • 'Cause you were Romeo, I was a scarlet letter
  • And my daddy said stay away from Juliet
  • But you were everything to me
  • I was begging you please don't go and I said

  • ''Romeo take me somewhere we can be alone
  • I'll be waiting all there's left to do is run
  • You'll be the prince and I'll be the princess
  • It's a love story baby just say yes''

  • ''Romeo save me, they're trying to tell me how to feel
  • This love is difficult, but it's real
  • Don't be afraid, we'll make it out of this mess
  • It's a love story baby just say yes''
  • Oh oh oh oh

  • I got tired of waiting
  • Wondering if you were ever coming around
  • My faith in you was fading
  • When I met you on the outskirts of town, and I said

  • ''Romeo save me I've been feeling so alone
  • I keep waiting for you but you never come
  • Is this in my head? I don't know what to think"
  • He knelt to the ground and pulled out a ring and said

  • ''Marry me Juliet, you'll never have to be alone
  • I love you and that's all I really know
  • I talked to your dad, go pick out a white dress
  • It's a love story baby just say... yes"

  • Oh, oh, oh, oh
  • 'Cause we were both young when I first saw you.


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  • I am not the kind of girl,
  • Who should be rudely bargin' in on a white veil occasion,
  • But you are not the kind of boy,
  • Who should be marryin' the wrong girl

  • I sneak in and see your friends,
  • And her snotty little family, all dressed in pastel,
  • And she is yelling at a bridesmaid,
  • Somewhere back inside a room,
  • Wearing a gown shaped like a pastry,
  • This is surely not what you thought it would be,
  • I lose myself in a daydream,
  • Where I stand and say

  • "Don't say yes, run away now,
  • I'll meet you when you're out,
  • Of the church at the back door,
  • Don't wait or say a single vow,
  • You need to hear me out,"
  • And they said, "Speak now"

  • Fond gestures are exchanged,
  • And the organ starts to play
  • A song that sounds like a death march,
  • And I am hiding in the curtains,
  • It seems I was uninvited by your lovely bride-to-be,
  • She floats down the aisle like a pageant queen,
  • But I know you wish it was me,
  • You wish it was me, don't you?

  • Don't say yes, run away now,
  • I'll meet you when you're out,
  • Of the church at the back door,
  • Don't wait or say a single vow,
  • You need to hear me out,
  • And they said, "Speak now"

  • Don't say yes, run away now,
  • I'll meet you when you're out,
  • Of the church at the back door,
  • Don't wait or say a single vow,
  • Your time is running out,
  • And they said, "Speak now"

  • I hear the preacher say,
  • "Speak now or forever hold your peace,"
  • There's a silence, there's my last chance,
  • I stand up with shaking hands,
  • All eyes on me,
  • Horrified looks from everyone in the room,
  • But I'm only lookin' at you

  • I am not the kind of girl,
  • Who should be rudely bargin' in on a white veil occasion,
  • But you are not the kind of boy,
  • Who should be marryin' the wrong girl

  • Don't say yes, run away now,
  • I'll meet you when you're out,
  • Of the church at the back door,
  • Don't wait or say a single vow,
  • You need to hear me out,
  • And they said, "Speak now"

  • And you say, "Let's run away now,
  • I'll meet you when I'm out of my tux at the back door,
  • Oh baby, I didn't say my vow,
  • So glad you were around when they said, "Speak now"


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  • Once upon time
  • A few mistakes ago
  • I was in your sights
  • You got me alone
  • You found me
  • You found me
  • You found me

  • I guess you didn't care
  • And I guess I liked that
  • And when I fell hard
  • You took a step back
  • Without me, without me, without me

  • And he's long gone
  • When he's next to me
  • And I realize the blame is on me

  • 'Cause I knew you were trouble when you walked in
  • So shame on me now
  • Flew me to places I'd never been
  • So you put me down oh
  • I knew you were trouble when you walked in
  • So shame on me now
  • Flew me to places I'd never been
  • Now I'm lying on the cold hard ground
  • Oh, oh, trouble, trouble, trouble
  • Oh, oh, trouble, trouble, trouble

  • No apologies
  • He'll never see you cry
  • Pretend he doesn't know
  • That he's the reason why
  • You're drowning, you're drowning, you're drowning

  • And I heard you moved on
  • From whispers on the street
  • A new notch in your belt
  • Is all I'll ever be
  • And now I see, now I see, now I see
  • He was long gone
  • When he met me
  • And I realize the joke is on me

  • I knew you were trouble when you walked in
  • So shame on me now
  • Flew me to places I'd never been
  • So you put me down oh
  • I knew you were trouble when you walked in
  • So shame on me now
  • Flew me to places I'd never been
  • Now I'm lying on the cold hard ground
  • Oh, oh, trouble, trouble, trouble
  • Oh, oh, trouble, trouble, trouble

  • When your saddest fear comes creeping in
  • That you never loved me or her or anyone or anything
  • Yeah1

  • I knew you were trouble when you walked in
  • So shame on me now
  • Flew me to places I'd never been
  • So you put me down oh
  • I knew you were trouble when you walked in
  • So shame on me now
  • Flew me to places I'd never been
  • Now I'm lying on the cold hard ground
  • Oh, oh, trouble, trouble, trouble
  • Oh, oh, trouble, trouble, trouble

  • I knew you were trouble when you walked in
  • Trouble, trouble, trouble
  • I knew you were trouble when you walked in
  • Trouble, trouble, trouble



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  • Loving him is like driving a new Maserati down a dead-end street
  • Faster than the wind, passionate as sin ending so suddenly
  • Loving him is like trying to change your mind once you're already flying through the free fall
  • Like the colors in autumn, so bright just before they lose it all

  • Losing him was blue like I'd never known
  • Missing him was dark grey all alone
  • Forgetting him was like trying to know somebody you never met
  • But loving him was red
  • Loving him was red

  • Touching him was like realizing all you ever wanted was right there in front of you
  • Memorizing him was as easy as knowing all the words to your old favorite song
  • Fighting with him was like trying to solve a crossword and realizing there's no right answer
  • Regretting him was like wishing you never found out that love could be that strong

  • Losing him was blue like I'd never known
  • Missing him was dark gray all alone
  • Forgetting him was like trying to know somebody you never met
  • But loving him was red
  • Oh red
  • Burning red

  • Remembering him comes in flashbacks and echoes
  • Tell myself it's time now, gotta let go
  • But moving on from him is impossible
  • When I still see it all in my head
  • Burning red
  • Burning it was red

  • Oh losing him was blue like I'd never known
  • Missing him was dark gray all alone
  • Forgetting him was like trying to know somebody you never met
  • 'Cause loving him was red
  • Yeah, yeah red
  • We're burning red

  • And that's why he's spinning 'round in my head
  • Comes back to me, burning red
  • Yeah, yeah
  • His love was like driving a new Maserati down a dead-end street


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  • I'm so glad you made time to see me
  • How's life, tell me how's your family?
  • I haven't seen them in a while
  • You've been good, busier then ever
  • We small talk, work and the weather
  • Your guard is up and I know why

  • Because the last time you saw me
  • Is still burned in the back of your mind
  • You gave me roses and I left them there to die

  • So this is me swallowing my pride
  • Standing in front of you saying I'm sorry for that night
  • And I go back to December all the time
  • It turns out freedom ain't nothing but missing you
  • Wishing I'd realized what I had when you were mine
  • I'd go back to December, turn around and make it all right
  • I go back to December all the time

  • These days I haven't been sleeping
  • Staying up playing back myself leaving
  • When your birthday passed and I didn't call
  • And I think about summer, all the beautiful times
  • I watched you laughing from the passenger side
  • And realized I'd loved you in the fall
  • And then the cold came, the dark days when fear crept into my mind
  • You gave me all your love and all I gave you was goodbye

  • So this is me swallowing my pride
  • Standing in front of you saying I'm sorry for that night
  • And I go back to December all the time
  • It turns out freedom ain't nothing but missing you
  • Wishing I'd realized what I had when you were mine
  • I'd go back to December turn around and change my own mind
  • I go back to December all the time

  • I miss your tan skin, your sweet smile, so good to me, so right
  • And how you held me in your arms that September night
  • The first time you ever saw me cry
  • Maybe this is wishful thinking
  • Probably mindless dreaming
  • But if we loved again I swear I'd love you right

  • I'd go back in time and change it but I can't
  • So if the chain is on your door, I understand

  • But this is me swallowing my pride
  • Standing in front of you saying I'm sorry for that night
  • And I go back to December
  • It turns out freedom ain't nothing but missing you
  • Wishing I'd realized what I had when you were mine
  • I'd go back to December turn around and make it all right
  • I'd go back to December turn around and change my own mind
  • I go back to December all the time all the time


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  • There I was again tonight forcing laughter, faking smiles
  • Same old tired, lonely place
  • Walls of insincerity
  • Shifting eyes and vacancy vanished when I saw your face
  • All I can say is it was enchanting to meet you

  • Your eyes whispered "have we met?"
  • Across the room your silhouette starts to make it's way to me
  • The playful conversation starts
  • Counter all your quick remarks, like passing notes in secrecy
  • And it was enchanting to meet you
  • All I can say is I was enchanted to meet you

  • This night is sparkling, don't you let it go
  • I'm wonder struck, blushing all the way home
  • I'll spend forever wondering if you knew
  • I was enchanted to meet you

  • The lingering question kept me up
  • Two a.m., who do you love?
  • I wonder till I'm wide awake
  • Now I'm pacing back and forth, wishing you were at my door
  • I'd open up and you would say, hey
  • It was enchanting to meet you
  • All I know is I was, enchanted to meet you

  • This night is sparkling, don't you let it go
  • I'm wonder struck, blushing all the way home
  • I'll spend forever wondering if you knew
  • This night is flawless, don't you let it go
  • I'm wonder struck, dancing around all alone
  • I'll spend forever wondering if you knew
  • I was enchanted to meet you

  • This is me praying that this was the very first page
  • Not where the story line ends
  • My thoughts will echo your name, until I see you again
  • These are the words I held back, as I was leaving too soon
  • I was enchanted to meet you
  • Please don't be in love with someone else
  • Please don't have somebody waiting on you
  • Please don't be in love with someone else
  • Please don't have somebody waiting on you

  • This night is sparkling, don't you let it go
  • I'm wonder struck, blushing all the way home
  • I'll spend forever wondering if you knew
  • This night is flawless, don't you let it go
  • I'm wonder struck, dancing around all alone
  • I'll spend forever wondering if you knew
  • I was enchanted to meet you

  • Please don't be in love with someone else
  • Please don't have somebody waiting on you


  • =================================



  • Say you're sorry
  • That face of an angel
  • Comes out just when you need it to
  • As I paced back and forth all this time
  • 'Cause I honestly believed in you
  • Holding on
  • The days drag on
  • Stupid girl,
  • I should have known, I should have known

  • That I'm not a princess, this ain't a fairy tale
  • I'm not the one you'll sweep off her feet,
  • Lead her up the stairwell
  • This ain't Hollywood, this is a small town,
  • I was a dreamer before you went and let me down
  • Now it's too late for you
  • And your white horse, to come around

  • Maybe I was naive,
  • Got lost in your eyes
  • And never really had a chance
  • My mistake I didn't know to be in love
  • You had to fight to have the upper hand
  • I had so many dreams
  • About you and me
  • Happy endings
  • Now I know

  • I'm not a princess, this ain't a fairy tale
  • I'm not the one you'll sweep off her feet,
  • Lead her up the stairwell
  • This ain't Hollywood, this is a small town,
  • I was a dreamer before you went and let me down
  • Now it's too late for you
  • And your white horse, to come around

  • And there you are on your knees,
  • Begging for forgiveness, begging for me
  • Just like I always wanted but I'm so sorry

  • 'Cause I'm not your princess, this ain't a fairytale
  • I'm gonna find someone someday who might actually treat me well
  • This is a big world, that was a small town
  • There in my rear view mirror disappearing now
  • And its too late for you and your white horse
  • Now its too late for you and your white horse, to catch me now

  • Oh, whoa, whoa, whoa
  • Try and catch me now
  • Oh, it's too late
  • To catch me now


  • =================================

  • Midnight, you come and pick me up, no headlights
  • Long drive, could end in burning flames or paradise
  • Fade into view, oh,
  • It's been a while since I have even heard from you
  • (Heard from you)
  • I should just tell you to leave 'cause I
  • Know exactly where it leads but I
  • Watch it go round and round each time

  • You got that James Dean daydream look in your eye
  • And I got that red lip, classic thing that you like
  • And when we go crashing down, we come back every time
  • 'Cause we never go out of style, we never go out of style
  • You've got that long hair slick back, white t-shirt
  • And I got that good girl faith and a tight little skirt
  • And when we go crashing down, we come back every time
  • 'Cause we never go out of style, we never go out of style

  • So it goes, he can't keep his wild eyes on the road
  • Takes me home, lights are off he's taking off his coat (Hm yeah)
  • I say "I've heard that you've been out and about with some other girl"
  • (Some other girl)
  • He says "What you've heard is true but I
  • Can't stop thinking about you and I."
  • I said "I've been there too a few times"

  • 'Cause you got that James Dean daydream look in your eye
  • And I got that red lip, classic thing that you like
  • And when we go crashing down, we come back every time
  • 'Cause we never go out of style, we never go out of style
  • You've got that long hair slick back, white t-shirt
  • And I got that good girl faith and a tight little skirt (A tight little skirt)
  • And when we go crashing down, we come back every time
  • 'Cause we never go (We never go) out of style, we never go out of style

  • Take me home
  • Just take me home
  • Yeah just take me home, oh

  • (Out of style) You got that James Dean daydream look in your eye
  • And I got that red lip, classic thing that you like
  • And when we go crashing down, we come back every time
  • 'Cause we never go out of style, we never go out of style



  • =================================

  • You, with your words like knives
  • And swords and weapons that you use against me
  • You, have knocked me off my feet again,
  • Got me feeling like a nothing
  • You, with your voice like nails
  • On a chalk board, calling me out when I'm wounded
  • You, picking on the weaker man

  • You can take me down
  • With just one single blow
  • But you don't know what you don't know

  • Someday I'll be living in a big old city
  • And all you're ever gonna be is mean
  • Someday I'll be big enough so you can't hit me
  • And all you're ever gonna be is mean
  • Why you gotta be so mean?1

  • You, with your switching sides
  • And your wildfire lies and your humiliation
  • You have pointed out my flaws again
  • As if I don't already see them
  • I walk with my head down,
  • Try to block you out 'cause I never impress you
  • I just want to feel okay again

  • I bet you got pushed around
  • Somebody made you cold but the cycle ends right now
  • 'Cause you can't lead me down that road
  • And you don't know what you don't know

  • Someday I'll be living in a big old city
  • And all you're ever gonna be is mean
  • Someday I'll be big enough so you can't hit me
  • And all you're ever gonna be is mean
  • Why you gotta be so mean?

  • And I can see you years from now in a bar
  • Talking over a football game
  • With that same big loud opinion
  • But nobody's listening, washed up and ranting
  • About the same old bitter things
  • Drunk and grumbling on about how I can't sing
  • But all you are is mean
  • All you are is mean and a liar and pathetic
  • And alone in life and mean, and mean, and mean, and mean2

  • But someday I'll be living in a big old city
  • And all you're ever gonna be is mean
  • Yeah someday I'll be big enough
  • So you can't hit me
  • And all you're ever gonna be is mean
  • Why you gotta be so (mean)
  • Someday I'll be living in a big old city
  • (Why you gotta be so mean)

  • And all you're ever gonna be is mean
  • (Why you gotta be so mean)
  • Someday I'll be big enough so you can't hit me
  • (Why you gotta be so mean)
  • And all you're ever gonna be is mean
  • Why you gotta be so mean?



  • =================================

  • Elevator buttons and morning air,
  • Strangers silence makes me want to take the stairs,
  • If you were here we'd laugh about their vacant stares,
  • But right now,
  • My time is theirs.

  • Seems like there's always
  • Someone who disapproves,
  • They'll judge it like they know about me and you,
  • And the verdict comes from those with nothing else to do,
  • The jury's out,
  • And my choice is you.

  • So don't you worry your pretty little mind,
  • People throw rocks at things that shine,
  • And life makes love look hard,
  • The stakes are high,
  • The waters rough,
  • But this love is ours,

  • You never know what people have up their sleeves,
  • Ghosts from your past gonna jump out at me,
  • Lurking in the shadows with their lip gloss smiles,
  • But I don't care,
  • 'Cause right now you're mine,
  • And you say,

  • So don't you worry your pretty little mind,
  • People throw rocks at things that shine,
  • And life makes love look hard,
  • The stakes are high,
  • The water's rough,
  • But this love is ours

  • And it's not theirs to speculate,
  • If it's wrong and,
  • Your hands are tough but they are where,
  • My belong in,
  • I'll fight their doubt and give you faith with this song for you.

  • 'Cause I love the gap between your teeth,
  • And I love the riddles that you speak,
  • And any snide remarks from my father about your tattoos will be ignored,
  • 'Cause my heart is yours.

  • So don't you worry your pretty little mind,
  • People throw rocks at things that shine,
  • And life makes love look hard,

  • And don't you worry your pretty little mind,
  • People throw rocks at things that shine,
  • But they can't take what's ours,
  • They can't take what's ours,
  • The stakes are high,
  • The water's rough,
  • But this love is ours.


  • =================================

  • All I knew this morning when I woke
  • Is I know something now, know something now I didn't before
  • And all I've seen since eighteen hours ago is green eyes and freckles
  • And your smile in the back of my mind making me feel like
  • I just want to know you better, know you better, know you better now
  • I just want to know you better, know you better, know you better now
  • I just want to know you better, know you better, know you better now
  • I just want to know you, know you, know you

  • 'Cause all I know is we said hello
  • And your eyes look like coming home
  • All I know is a simple name, everything has changed
  • All I know is you held the door
  • You'll be mine and I'll be yours
  • All I know since yesterday is everything has changed

  • And all my walls stood tall painted blue
  • But I'll take 'em down, take 'em down and open up the door for you

  • And all I feel in my stomach is butterflies the beautiful kind
  • Making up for lost time, taking flight, making me feel like

  • I just want to know you better, know you better, know you better now
  • I just want to know you better, know you better, know you better now
  • I just want to know you better, know you better, know you better now
  • I just want to know you, know you, know you

  • 'Cause all I know is we said hello
  • And your eyes look like coming home
  • All I know is a simple name, everything has changed
  • All I know is you held the door
  • You'll be mine and I'll be yours
  • All I know since yesterday is everything has changed

  • Come back and tell me why
  • I'm feeling like I've missed you all this time
  • And meet me there tonight
  • And let me know that it's not all in my mind

  • I just want to know you better, know you better, know you better now
  • I just want to know you, know you, know you

  • All I know is we said hello
  • Your eyes look like coming home
  • All I know is a simple name, everything has changed
  • All I know is he held the door
  • You'll be mine and I'll be yours
  • All I know since yesterday is everything has changed

  • All I know is we said hello
  • So dust off your highest hopes
  • All I know is pouring rain
  • And everything has changed
  • All I know is a new found grace
  • All my days, I'll know your face
  • All I know since yesterday is everything has changed


  • =================================

  • I remember when we broke up the first time
  • Saying, "This is it, I've had enough," 'cause like
  • We hadn't seen each other in a month
  • When you said you needed space. (What?)
  • Then you come around again and say
  • "Baby, I miss you and I swear I'm gonna change, trust me."
  • Remember how that lasted for a day?
  • I say, "I hate you," we break up, you call me, "I love you."

  • Ooh, we called it off again last night
  • But ooh, this time I'm telling you, I'm telling you

  • We are never ever ever getting back together,
  • We are never ever ever getting back together,
  • You go talk to your friends, talk to my friends, talk to me
  • But we are never ever ever ever getting back together1

  • Like, ever...

  • I'm really gonna miss you picking fights
  • And me falling for it screaming that I'm right
  • And you would hide away and find your peace of mind
  • With some indie record that's much cooler than mine

  • Ooh, you called me up again tonight
  • But ooh, this time I'm telling you, I'm telling you

  • We are never, ever, ever, ever getting back together
  • We are never, ever, ever, ever getting back together
  • You go talk to your friends, talk to my friends, talk to me
  • But we are never ever ever ever getting back together

  • Ooh, yeah, ooh yeah, ooh yeah
  • Ooh, yeah, ooh yeah, ooh yeah
  • Ooh, yeah, ooh yeah, ooh yeah
  • Oh oh oh

  • I used to think that we were forever ever
  • And I used to say, "Never say never..."
  • Uggg... so he calls me up and he's like, "I still love you,"
  • And I'm like... "I just... I mean this is exhausting, you know, like,
  • We are never getting back together. Like, ever"

  • No!

  • We are never ever ever getting back together
  • We are never ever ever getting back together
  • You go talk to your friends, talk to my friends, talk to me
  • But we are never ever ever ever getting back together

  • We, ooh, getting back together, ohhh,
  • We, ooh, getting back together

  • You go talk to your friends, talk to my friends, talk to me (talk to me)
  • But we are never ever ever ever getting back together



  • =================================

  • Oh, oh, oh
  • Oh, oh, oh

  • You were in college, working part-time, waiting tables
  • Left a small town, never looked back
  • I was a flight risk, with a fear of fallin'
  • Wondering why we bother with love, if it never lasts

  • I say, "Can you believe it?"
  • As we're lyin' on the couch
  • The moment, I can see it
  • Yes, yes, I can see it now

  • Do you remember, we were sittin', there by the water?
  • You put your arm around me for the first time
  • You made a rebel of a careless man's careful daughter
  • You are the best thing, that's ever been mine

  • Flash forward, and we're takin' on the world together
  • And there's a drawer of my things at your place
  • You learn my secrets and you figure out why I'm guarded
  • You say we'll never make my parents' mistakes

  • And we got bills to pay
  • We got nothin' figured out
  • When it was hard to take
  • Yes, yes
  • This is what I thought about

  • Do you remember, we were sittin' there, by the water?
  • You put your arm around me, for the first time
  • You made a rebel of a careless man's careful daughter
  • You are the best thing, that's ever been mine

  • Do you remember all the city lights on the water?
  • You saw me start to believe, for the first time
  • You made a rebel of a careless man's careful daughter
  • You are the best thing, that's ever been mine

  • Oh, oh, oh, oh

  • And I remember that fight, two-thirty a.m.
  • 'Cause everything was slipping right out of our hands
  • I ran out, crying, and you followed me out into the street

  • Braced myself for the goodbye,
  • 'Cause that's all I've ever known
  • Then, you took me by surprise
  • You said, "I'll never leave you alone"

  • You said, "I remember how we felt, sitting by the water.
  • And every time I look at you, it's like the first time.
  • I fell in love with a careless man's careful daughter.
  • She is the best thing that's ever been mine."

  • You made a rebel of a careless man's careful daughter
  • You are the best thing, that's ever been mine

  • Do you believe it?
  • We're gonna make it now
  • And I can see it

  • (I can see it now)


  • =================================

  • You take a deep breath and you walk through the doors
  • It's the morning of your very first day
  • You say hi to your friends you ain't seen in a while
  • Try and stay out of everybody's way

  • It's your freshman year and you're gonna be here
  • For the next four years in this town
  • Hoping one of those senior boys will wink at you and say
  • "You know, I haven't seen you around before"

  • 'Cause when you're fifteen and somebody tells you they love you
  • You're gonna believe them
  • And when you're fifteen feeling like there's nothing to figure out but
  • count to ten, take it in
  • This is life before you know who you're gonna be
  • Fifteen

  • You sit in class next to redheaded Abigail
  • And soon enough you're best friends
  • Laughing at the other girls who think they're so cool
  • We'll be outta here as soon as we can

  • And then you're on your very first date and he's got a car
  • And you feeling like flying
  • And your mama's waiting up and you're thinking he's the one
  • And you're dancing 'round your room when the night ends
  • When the night ends

  • 'Cause when you're fifteen and somebody tells you they love you
  • You're gonna believe them
  • And when you're fifteen and your first kiss
  • Makes your head spin around
  • But in your life you'll do things greater than
  • Dating the boy on the football team
  • I didn't know it at fifteen

  • When all you wanted was to be wanted
  • I wish you could go back and tell yourself what you know now

  • Back then I swore I was gonna marry him someday
  • But I realized some bigger dreams of mine
  • Abigail gave everything she had to a boy who changed his mind
  • We both cried

  • 'Cause when you're fifteen and somebody tells you they love you
  • You're gonna believe them
  • And when you're fifteen, don't forget to love before you fall
  • I've found time can heal most anything
  • And you just might find who you're supposed to be
  • I didn't know who I was supposed to be
  • Fifteen

  • la la la la la
  • Your very first day
  • Take a deep breath girl
  • Take a deep breath as you walk through the doors




  • =================================

  • Long were the nights when my days once revolved around you
  • Counting my footsteps,
  • Praying the floor won't fall through, again
  • My mother accused me of losing my mind,
  • But I swore I was fine, you paint me a blue sky
  • And go back and turn it to rain
  • And I lived in your chess game,
  • But you changed the rules every day
  • Wondering which version of you I might get on the phone
  • Tonight, well I stopped picking up, and this song is to let you know why

  • Dear John, I see it all now that you're gone
  • Don't you think I was too young to be messed with?
  • The girl in the dress, cried the whole way home, I should've known

  • Well maybe it's me and my blind optimism to blame
  • Maybe it's you and your sick need to give love then take it away
  • And you'll add my name to your long list of traitors who don't understand
  • And I'll look back and regret how I ignored when they said "run as fast as you can"1

  • Dear John, I see it all now that you're gone
  • Don't you think I was too young to be messed with?
  • The girl in the dress, cried the whole way home

  • Dear John, I see it all, now it was wrong
  • Don't you think nineteen is too young
  • To be played by your dark twisted games, when I loved you so?
  • I should've known

  • You are an expert at sorry,
  • And keeping the lines blurry
  • Never impressed by me acing your tests
  • All the girls that you've run dry
  • Have tired, lifeless eyes
  • 'Cause you burned them out
  • But I took your matches before fire could catch me,
  • So don't look now, I'm shining like fireworks over your sad, empty town1

  • Dear John, I see it all now that you're gone
  • Don't you think I was too young to be messed with?
  • The girl in the dress, cried the whole way home.

  • I see it all now that you're gone
  • Don't you think I was too young to be messed with?
  • The girl in the dress wrote you a song
  • You should've known, you should've known
  • Don't you think I was too young? You should've known


  • =================================


  • Drew looks at me, I fake a smile so he won't see
  • That I want and I'm needing everything that we should be
  • I'll bet she's beautiful, that girl he talks about
  • And she's got everything that I have to live without

  • Drew talks to me, I laugh 'cause it is just so funny
  • That I can't even see anyone when he's with me
  • He says he's so in love, he's finally got it right,
  • I wonder if he knows he's all I think about at night

  • He's the reason for the teardrops on my guitar
  • The only thing that keeps me wishing on a wishing star
  • He's the song in the car I keep singing, don't know why I do

  • Drew walks by me, can he tell that I can't breathe?
  • And there he goes, so perfectly,
  • The kind of flawless I wish I could be
  • She'd better hold him tight, give him all her love
  • Look in those beautiful eyes and know she's lucky cause

  • He's the reason for the teardrops on my guitar
  • The only thing that keeps me wishing on a wishing star
  • He's the song in the car I keep singing, don't know why I do

  • So I drive home alone, as I turn out the light
  • I'll put his picture down and maybe
  • Get some sleep tonight

  • Because he's the reason for the teardrops on my guitar
  • The only one who's got enough of me to break my heart
  • He's the song in the car I keep singing, don't know why I do
  • He's the time taken up, but there's never enough
  • And he's all that I need to fall into

  • Drew looks at me, I fake a smile so he won't see


  • =================================

  • You're on the phone with your girlfriend
  • She's upset
  • She's going off about something that you said
  • 'Cause she doesn't get your humor like I do
  • I'm in my room
  • It's a typical Tuesday night
  • I'm listening to the kind of music she doesn't like
  • And she'll never know your story like I do'

  • But she wears short skirts
  • I wear T-shirts
  • She's cheer captain
  • And I'm on the bleachers
  • Dreaming about the day when you wake up
  • And find that what you're looking for has been here the whole time

  • If you can see I'm the one who understands you
  • Been here all along so why can't you see
  • You belong with me
  • You belong with me

  • Walkin' the streets with you and your worn-out jeans
  • I can't help thinking this is how it ought to be
  • Laughing on a park bench, thinking to myself
  • Hey isn't this easy

  • And you've got a smile that could light up this whole town
  • I haven't seen it in a while since she brought you down
  • You say your fine
  • I know you better then that
  • Hey what you doing with a girl like that

  • She wears high heels
  • I wear sneakers
  • She's cheer captain and I'm on the bleachers
  • Dreaming about the day when you wake up
  • And find that what what you're looking for has been here the whole time

  • If you can see that I'm the one who understands you
  • Been here all along so why can't you see
  • You belong with me

  • Standing by and waiting at your back door
  • All this time how could you not know
  • Baby, you belong with me
  • You belong with me

  • Oh, I remember you drivin' to my house in the middle of the night
  • I'm the one who makes you laugh
  • When you know you're about to cry
  • And I know your favorite songs
  • And you tell me about your dreams
  • I think I know where you belong
  • I think I know it's with me

  • Can't you see that I'm the one who understands you
  • Been here all along so why can't you see
  • You belong with me

  • Standing by and waiting at your back door
  • All this time
  • How could you not know
  • Baby you belong with me
  • You belong with me

  • You belong with me
  • Have you ever thought just maybe
  • You belong with me



  • =================================

  • It feels like a perfect night to dress up like hipsters
  • And make fun of our exes, uh uh uh uh
  • It feels like a perfect night for breakfast at midnight
  • To fall in love with strangers uh uh uh uh
  • Yeah
  • We're happy free confused and lonely at the same time
  • It's miserable and magical oh yeah
  • Tonight's the night when we forget about the deadlines, it's time uh oh

  • I don't know about you but I'm feeling 22
  • Everything will be alright, if you keep me next to you
  • You don't know about me, but I bet you want to
  • Everything will be alright, if we just keep dancing like we're 22, 22

  • It seems like one of those nights
  • This place is too crowded, too many cool kids uh uh, uh uh
  • It seems like one of those nights
  • We ditch the whole scene and end up dreaming instead of sleeping
  • Yeah
  • We're happy free confused and lonely in the best way
  • It's miserable and magical oh yeah
  • Tonight's the night, when we forget about the heartbreaks, it's time uh oh

  • I don't know about you but I'm feeling 22
  • Everything will be alright if you keep me next to you
  • You don't know about me, but I bet you want to
  • Everything will be alright if we just keep dancing like we're 22 uh uh ah ah ah 22 uh uh uh

  • I don't know about you, 22 uh uh 22 uh uh

  • It feels like one of those nights
  • We ditch the whole scene
  • It feels like one of those nights
  • We won't be sleeping
  • It feels like one of those nights
  • You look like bad news I gotta have you, I gotta have you ohh, uh, yeah

  • I don't know about you but I'm feeling 22
  • Everything will be alright if you keep me next to you
  • You don't know about me but I bet you want to
  • Everything will be alright if we just keep dancing like we're 22 uh uh, 22 uh uoh,

  • 22 uh uh, yeah, 22 uh uhoo, yeah yeah

  • It feels like one of those nights uh uh
  • We ditch the whole scene
  • It feels like one of those nights uh uh
  • We won't be sleeping
  • It feels like one of those nights uh uh
  • You look like bad news I gotta have you, I gotta have you


  • =================================


  • I still remember the look on your face
  • Lit through the darkness at 1:58
  • The words that you whispered
  • For just us to know
  • You told me you loved me
  • So why did you go
  • Away
  • Away

  • I do recall now
  • The smell of the rain
  • Fresh on the pavement
  • I ran off the plane
  • That July ninth
  • The beat of your heart
  • It jumps through your shirt
  • I can still feel your arms

  • But now I'll go sit on the floor
  • Wearing your clothes
  • All that I know is
  • I don't know how to be something you missed
  • Never thought we'd have a last kiss
  • Never imagined we'd end like this
  • Your name, forever the name on my lips

  • I do remember
  • The swing in your step
  • The life of the party, you're showing off again
  • And I roll my eyes and then
  • You pull me in
  • I'm not much for dancing
  • But for you I did

  • Because I love your handshake
  • Meetin' my father
  • I love how you walk with your hands in your pockets
  • How you kissed me when I was in the middle of saying something
  • There's not a day I don't miss those rude interruptions

  • And I'll go sit on the floor
  • Wearing your clothes
  • All that I know is that
  • I don't know how to be something you miss
  • Never thought we'd have a last kiss
  • Never imagined we'd end like this
  • Your name, forever the name on my lips

  • So I'll watch your life in pictures like I used to watch you sleep
  • And I feel you forget me like I used to feel you breathe
  • And I'll keep up with our old friends just to ask them how you are
  • Hope it's nice where you are

  • And I hope the sun shines
  • And it's a beautiful day
  • And something reminds you
  • You wish you had stayed
  • You can plan for a change in weather and time
  • But I never planned on you changing your mind

  • So I'll go sit on the floor
  • Wearing your clothes
  • All that I know is that
  • I don't know how to be something you miss
  • Never thought we'd have a last kiss
  • Never imagined we'd end like this
  • Your name, forever the name on my lips

  • Just like our last kiss
  • Forever the name on my lips
  • Forever the name on my lips
  • Just like our last


  • =================================


  • 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.



  • =================================


  • The way you move is like a full on rainstorm
  • And I'm a house of cards
  • You're the kind of reckless that should send me running
  • But I kinda know that I won't get far

  • And you stood there in front of me just
  • Close enough to touch
  • Close enough to hope you couldn't see
  • What I was thinking of

  • Drop everything now
  • Meet me in the pouring rain
  • Kiss me on the sidewalk
  • Take away the pain
  • 'Cause I see, sparks fly, whenever you smile

  • Get me with those green eyes, baby
  • As the lights go down
  • Gimme something that'll haunt me whenever you're not around
  • 'Cause I see, sparks fly, when you smile

  • My mind forgets to remind me, your a bad idea
  • You touch me once and it's really something
  • You find I'm even better than you, imagined I would be
  • I'm on my guard for the rest of the world
  • But with you I know its no good
  • And I could wait patiently
  • But I really wish you would

  • Drop everything now
  • Meet me in the pouring rain
  • Kiss me on the sidewalk
  • Take away the pain
  • 'Cause I see, sparks fly, whenever you smile

  • Get me with those green eyes, baby
  • As the lights go down
  • Gimme something that'll haunt me when you're not around
  • 'Cause I see, sparks fly, whenever you smile

  • I run my fingers through your hair
  • And watch the lights go wild
  • Just keep on keeping your eyes on me
  • Its just wrong enough to make it feel right
  • And lead me up the staircase
  • Won't you whisper soft and slow
  • And I'm captivated by you baby
  • Like a fireworks show

  • Drop everything now
  • Meet me in the pouring rain
  • Kiss me on the sidewalk
  • Take away the pain
  • 'Cause I see, sparks fly whenever you smile

  • Get me with those green eyes, baby
  • As the lights go down
  • Gimme something that'll haunt me when you're not around
  • 'Cause I see, sparks fly, whenever you smile

  • When sparks fly oh baby smile
  • When sparks fly


  • =================================


  • I've never gone with the wind, just let it flow
  • Let it take me where it wants
  • 'Til you opened the door, there's so much more
  • I've never seen it before
  • I was trying to fly but I couldn't find wings
  • But you came along and you changed everything

  • You lift my feet off the ground
  • You spin me around
  • You make me crazier crazier
  • Feels like I'm falling and I'm lost in your eyes
  • You make me crazier crazier crazier

  • I watched from a distance as you made life your own
  • Every sky was your own kind of blue
  • And I wanted to know how that would feel
  • And you made it so real
  • You showed me something that I couldn't see
  • You opened my eyes and you made me believe.

  • You lift my feet off the ground
  • You spin me around
  • You make me crazier crazier
  • Feels like I'm falling and I'm lost in your eyes
  • You make me crazier,crazier,crazier oh

  • Baby you showed me what livin' is for
  • I don't wanna hide anymore

  • You lift my feet off the ground
  • You spin me around
  • You make me crazier crazier
  • Feels like I'm falling and I'm, I'm lost in your eyes
  • You make me crazier, crazier, crazier
  • Crazier, crazier


  • =================================


  • I said remember this moment
  • In the back of my mind
  • The time we stood with our shaking hands
  • The crowds in stands went wild
  • We were the kings and the queens
  • And they read off our names
  • The night you danced like you knew our lives
  • Would never be the same
  • You held your head like a hero
  • On a history book page
  • It was the end of a decade
  • But the start of an age

  • Long live the walls we crashed through
  • All the kingdom lights shined just for me and you
  • I was screaming, "long live all the magic we made"
  • And bring on all the pretenders
  • One day we will be remembered

  • I said remember this feeling
  • I passed the pictures around
  • Of all the years that we stood there on the sidelines
  • Wishing for right now
  • We are the kings and the queens
  • You traded your baseball cap for a crown
  • When they gave us our trophies
  • And we held them up for our town
  • And the cynics were outraged
  • Screaming, "this is absurd"
  • 'Cause for a moment a band of thieves in ripped up jeans got to rule the world

  • Long live the walls we crashed through
  • All the kingdom lights shined just for me and you
  • I was screaming, "long live all the magic we made"
  • And bring on all the pretenders
  • I'm not afraid

  • Long live all the mountains we moved
  • I had the time of my life
  • Fighting dragons with you
  • I was screaming, "long live the look on your face"
  • And bring on all the pretenders
  • One day we will be remembered

  • Hold on to spinning around
  • Confetti falls to the ground
  • May these memories break our fall

  • Can you take a moment
  • Promise me this:
  • That you'll stand by me forever
  • But if God forbid fate should step in
  • And force us into a goodbye
  • If you have children someday
  • When they point to the pictures
  • Please tell them my name
  • Tell them how the crowds went wild
  • Tell them how I hope they shine

  • Long live the walls we crashed through
  • I had the time of my life with you

  • Long, long live the walls we crashed through
  • All the kingdom lights shined just for me and you
  • And I was screaming, "long live all the magic we made"
  • And bring on all the pretenders
  • I'm not afraid

  • Singing long live all the mountains we moved
  • I had the time of my life
  • Fighting dragons with you
  • And long, long live the look on your face
  • And bring on all the pretenders
  • One day, we will be remembered


  • =================================


  • I used to think one day we'd tell the story of us
  • How we met and the sparks flew instantly
  • People would say, "they're the lucky ones"

  • I used to know my place was a spot next to you
  • Now I'm searching the room for an empty seat
  • 'Cause lately I don't even know what page you're on

  • Oh, a simple complication
  • Miscommunications lead to fall out
  • So many things that I wish you knew
  • So many walls up I can't break through

  • Now I'm standing alone In a crowded room
  • And we're not speaking and I'm dying to know
  • Is it killing you like it's killing me yeah
  • I don't know what to say since the twist of fate
  • When it all broke down and the story of us
  • Looks a lot like a tragedy now next chapter

  • How'd we end up this way?
  • See me nervously pulling at my clothes
  • And trying to look busy
  • And you're doing your best to avoid me
  • I'm starting to think one day I'll tell the story of us
  • How I was losing my mind when I saw you here
  • But you held your pride like you should have held me
  • Oh, I'm scared to see the ending
  • Why are we pretending this is nothing?
  • I'd tell you I miss you but I don't know how
  • I've never heard silence quite this loud

  • Now I'm standing alone in a crowded room
  • And we're not speaking and I'm dying to know
  • Is it killing you like it's killing me yeah
  • I don't know what to say since the twist of fate
  • When it all broke down and the story of us
  • Looks a lot like a tragedy now

  • This is looking like a contest
  • Of who can act like they care less
  • But I liked it better when you were on my side
  • The battle's in your hands now
  • But I would lay my armor down
  • If you'd say you'd rather love than fight
  • So many things that you wish I knew
  • But the story of us might be ending soon

  • Now I'm standing alone in a crowded room
  • And we're not speaking and I'm dying to know
  • Is it killing you like it's killing me yeah
  • I don't know what to say since the twist of fate
  • When it all broke down and the story of us
  • Looks a lot like a tragedy now, the end


  • =================================

  • Once upon a time, I believe it was a Tuesday when I caught your eye
  • And we caught onto something
  • I hold onto the night, you looked me in the eye and told me you loved me

  • Were you just kidding?
  • 'Cause it seems to me, this thing is breaking down
  • We almost never speak
  • I don't feel welcome anymore
  • Baby what happened? Please tell me

  • 'Cause one second it was perfect, now you're halfway out the door

  • [Chorus]
  • And I stare at the phone, he still hasn't called
  • And then you feel so low you cant feel nothing at all
  • And you flashback to when he said forever and always
  • Oh, and it rains in your bedroom
  • Everything is wrong
  • It rains when you're here and it rains when you're gone
  • 'Cause I was there when you said forever and always

  • Was I out of line?
  • Did I say something way too honest, made you run and hide
  • Like a scared little boy
  • I looked into your eyes
  • Thought I knew you for a minute, now I'm not so sure

  • So here's to everything coming down to nothing
  • Here's to silence, that cuts me to the core
  • Where is this going? Thought I knew for a minute, but I don't anymore

  • [Chorus]

  • You didn't mean it baby, I don't think so

  • Oh back up, baby, back up
  • Did you forget everything?
  • Back up, baby, back up
  • Did you forget everything?

  • 'Cause it rains in your bedroom
  • Everything is wrong
  • It rains when you're here and it rains when you're gone
  • 'Cause I was there when you said forever and always

  • Oh, I stare at the phone, he still hasn't called
  • And then you feel so low you cant feel nothing at all
  • And you flashback to when we said forever and always

  • And it rains in your bedroom
  • Everything is wrong
  • It rains when you're here and it rains when you're gone
  • 'Cause I was there when you said forever and always
  • You didn't mean it baby,
  • You said forever and always, yeah.


  • =================================


  • All this time I was wasting
  • Hoping you would come around
  • I've been giving out chances every time
  • And all you do is let me down
  • And it's taking me this long
  • Baby but I figured you out
  • And you're thinking we'll be fine again
  • But not this time around

  • You don't have to call anymore
  • I won't pick up the phone
  • This is the last straw
  • Don't wanna hurt anymore
  • And you can tell me that you're sorry
  • But I don't believe you baby
  • Like I did before
  • You're not sorry, no no, no no

  • Looking so innocent
  • I might believe you if I didn't know
  • Could've loved you all my life
  • If you hadn't left me waiting in the cold
  • And you got your share of secrets
  • And I'm tired of being last to know
  • And now you're asking me to listen
  • Cause it's worked each time before

  • But you don't have to call anymore
  • I won't pick up the phone
  • This is the last straw
  • Don't wanna hurt anymore
  • And you can tell me that you're sorry
  • But I don't believe you baby
  • Like I did before
  • You're not sorry, no no

  • You're not sorry, no no

  • You had me crawling for you honey
  • And it never would've gone away, no
  • You used to shine so bright
  • But I watched all of it fade

  • You don't have to call anymore
  • I won't pick up the phone
  • This is the last straw there's nothing left to beg for
  • And you can tell me that you're sorry
  • But I don't believe you baby
  • Like I did before you're not sorry
  • No, no, no

  • You're not sorry, no no (no)



  • =================================

  • Now go stand in the corner and think about what you did
  • Ha, time for a little revenge1

  • The story starts when it was hot and it was summer
  • And, I had it all I had him right there where I wanted him
  • She came along, got him alone, and let's hear the applause
  • She took him faster than you could say sabotage
  • I never saw it coming, nor would I have suspected it
  • I underestimated just who I was dealing with
  • She had to know the pain was beating on me like a drum
  • She underestimated just who she was stealing from

  • She's not a saint and she's not what you think
  • She's an actress, whoa
  • She's better known for the things that she does
  • On the mattress, whoa
  • Soon she's gonna find
  • Stealing other people's toys on the playground
  • Won't make you many friends
  • She should keep in mind,
  • She should keep in mind
  • There is nothing I do better than revenge, ha1

  • She looks at life like it's a party and she's on the list
  • She looks at me like I'm a trend and she's so over it
  • I think her ever present frown is a little troubling
  • And, she thinks I'm psycho
  • 'Cause I like to rhyme her name with things, but
  • Sophistication isn't what you wear, or who you know
  • Or pushing people down to get you where you wanna go
  • Oh they didn't teach you that in prep school
  • So it's up to me
  • But no amount of vintage dresses gives you dignity
  • (Think about what you did)1

  • She's not a saint and she's not what you think
  • She's an actress, whoa
  • She's better known for the things that she does
  • On the mattress, whoa
  • Soon she's gonna find
  • Stealing other people's toys on the playground
  • Won't make you many friends
  • She should keep in mind,
  • She should keep in mind
  • There is nothing I do better than revenge, ha

  • I'm just another thing for you to roll your eyes at honey
  • You might have him, but haven't you heard
  • I'm just another thing for you to roll your eyes at honey
  • You might have him, but I'll always get the last word
  • Whoa1

  • She's not a saint and she's not what you think
  • She's an actress, whoa
  • She's better known for the things that she does
  • On the mattress, whoa
  • Soon she's gonna find
  • Stealing other people's toys on the playground
  • Won't make you many friends
  • She should keep in mind,
  • She should keep in mind
  • There is nothing I do better than revenge, ha

  • And do you still feel like you know what you're doing,
  • 'Cause I don't think you do, oh
  • Do you still feel like you know what you're doing
  • I don't think you do, I don't think you do
  • Let's hear the applause
  • C'mon show me how much better you are
  • See you deserve some applause
  • 'Cause you're so much better
  • She took him faster than you could say sabotage



  • =================================
  • I was scared of dentists and the dark
  • I was scared of pretty girls and starting conversations
  • Oh, all my friends are turning green
  • You're the magician's assistant in their dreams

  • Oh, and they come unstuck

  • Lady, running down to the riptide
  • Taken away to the dark side
  • I wanna be your left hand man
  • I love you when you're singing that song and
  • I got a lump in my throat because
  • You're gonna sing the words wrong

  • There's this movie that I think you'll like
  • This guy decides to quit his job and heads to New York City
  • This cowboy's running from himself
  • And she's been living on the highest shelf

  • Oh, and they come unstuck

  • Lady, running down to the riptide
  • Taken away to the dark side
  • I wanna be your left hand man
  • I love you when you're singing that song and
  • I got a lump in my throat because
  • You're gonna sing the words wrong

  • I just wanna, I just wanna know
  • If you're gonna, if you're gonna stay
  • I just gotta, I just gotta know
  • I can't have it, I can't have it any other way
  • I swear she's destined for the screen
  • Closest thing to Michelle Pfeiffer that you've ever seen, oh

  • Lady, running down to the riptide
  • Taken away to the dark side
  • I wanna be your left hand man
  • I love you when you're singing that song and
  • I got a lump in my throat because
  • You're gonna sing the words wrong

  • Oh lady, running down to the riptide
  • Taken away to the dark side
  • I wanna be your left hand man
  • I love you when you're singing that song and
  • I got a lump in my throat because
  • You're gonna sing the words wrong

  • Oh lady, running down to the riptide
  • Taken away to the dark side
  • I wanna be your left hand man
  • I love you when you're singing that song and
  • I got a lump in my throat because
  • You're gonna sing the words wrong
  • I got a lump in my throat because you're gonna sing the words wrong


  • =================================


  • I was reminiscing just the other day
  • While having coffee all alone and Lord, it took me away
  • Back to a first-glance feeling on New York Time
  • Back when you fit in my poems like a perfect rhyme
  • Took off faster than a green light "Go"
  • Yeah, you skipped the conversation when you already know
  • I left a note on the door with a joke we'd made
  • And that was the first day

  • And darling, it was good never looking down
  • And right there where we stood was holy ground

  • Spinning like a girl in a brand new dress
  • We had this big wide city all to ourselves
  • We blocked the noise with the sound of 'I need you'
  • And for the first time I had something to lose
  • And I guess we fell apart in the usual way
  • And the story's got dust on every page
  • But sometimes I wonder how you think about it now
  • And I see your face in every crowd

  • Cause darling, it was good never looking down
  • And right there where we stood was holy ground

  • Tonight I'm gonna dance for all that we've been through
  • But I don't wanna dance if I'm not dancing with you
  • Tonight I'm gonna dance like you were in this room
  • But I don't wanna dance if I'm not dancing with you

  • It was good never looking down
  • And right there where we stood was holy ground

  • Tonight I'm gonna dance for all that we've been through
  • But I don't wanna dance if I'm not dancing with you
  • Tonight I'm gonna dance like you were in this room
  • But I don't wanna dance if I'm not dancing with you


  • =================================


  • Nice to meet you, where you been?
  • I could show you incredible things
  • Magic, madness, heaven sin
  • Saw you there and I thought
  • Oh my God, look at that face
  • You look like my next mistake
  • Love's a game, want to play?
  • New money, suit and tie
  • I can read you like a magazine
  • Ain't it funny, rumors fly
  • And I know you heard about me
  • So hey, let's be friends
  • I'm dying to see how this one ends
  • Grab your passport and my hand
  • I can make the bad guys good for a weekend

  • So it's gonna be forever
  • Or it's gonna go down in flames
  • You can tell me when it's over
  • If the high was worth the pain
  • Got a long list of ex-lovers
  • They'll tell you I'm insane
  • 'Cause you know I love the players
  • And you love the game

  • 'Cause we're young and we're reckless
  • We'll take this way too far
  • It'll leave you breathless
  • Or with a nasty scar
  • Got a long list of ex-lovers
  • They'll tell you I'm insane
  • But I've got a blank space baby
  • And I'll write your name

  • Cherry lips, crystal skies
  • I could show you incredible things
  • Stolen kisses, pretty lies
  • You're the king baby I'm your Queen
  • Find out what you want
  • Be that girl for a month
  • Wait the worst is yet to come, oh no
  • Screaming, crying, perfect storm
  • I can make all the tables turn
  • Rose gardens filled with thorns
  • Keep you second guessing like
  • "Oh my God, who is she?"
  • I get drunk on jealousy
  • But you'll come back each time you leave
  • 'Cause darling I'm a nightmare dressed like a daydream

  • So it's gonna be forever
  • Or it's gonna go down in flames
  • You can tell me when it's over
  • If the high was worth the pain
  • Got a long list of ex-lovers
  • They'll tell you I'm insane
  • 'Cause you know I love the players
  • And you love the game

  • 'Cause we're young and we're reckless
  • We'll take this way too far
  • It'll leave you breathless
  • Or with a nasty scar
  • Got a long list of ex-lovers
  • They'll tell you I'm insane (Insane)
  • But I've got a blank space baby
  • And I'll write your name

  • Boys only want love if it's torture
  • Don't say I didn't say I didn't warn ya
  • Boys only want love if it's torture
  • Don't say I didn't say I didn't warn ya

  • So it's gonna be forever
  • Or it's gonna go down in flames
  • You can tell me when it's over
  • If the high was worth the pain
  • Got a long list of ex-lovers
  • They'll tell you I'm insane
  • 'Cause you know I love the players
  • And you love the game

  • 'Cause we're young and we're reckless
  • We'll take this way too far
  • It'll leave you breathless
  • Or with a nasty scar
  • Got a long list of ex-lovers
  • They'll tell you I'm insane
  • But I've got a blank space baby
  • And I'll write your name



  • =================================

  • One look, dark room
  • Men just for you
  • Time moved too fast
  • You played it back
  • Buttons on a coat
  • Light hearted joke
  • No proof not much
  • But you saw enough
  • Small talk, he drives
  • Coffee at midnight, the light reflects
  • The chain on your neck
  • He says look up
  • And your shoulders brush
  • No proof, one touch
  • You felt enough

  • You can hear it in the silence, silence, you
  • You can feel it on the way home, way home, you
  • You can see it with the lights out, lights out,
  • You are in love, true love
  • You are in love

  • Morning, his place
  • Burnt toast, Sunday
  • You keep his shirt
  • He keeps his word
  • And for once you let go
  • Of your fears and your ghosts
  • One step, not much, but it said enough
  • You kissed on sidewalks
  • You fight and you talk
  • One night he wakes, strange look on his face
  • Pauses, then says, you're my best friend
  • And you knew what it was, he is in love

  • You can hear it in the silence, silence, you
  • You can feel it on the way home, way home, you
  • You can see it with the lights out, lights out
  • You are in love, true love

  • So it goes
  • You two are dancing in a snow globe, go round and round
  • And he keeps the picture of you in his office downtown
  • You understand now why they lost their minds and fought the wars
  • And why I've spent my whole life try to put it into words

  • 'Cause you can hear in the silence
  • You can feel it on the way home
  • You can see it with the lights out
  • You are in love, true love
  • You're in love

  • You can hear it in the silence, silence, you
  • You can feel it on the way home, way home, you
  • You can see it with the lights out, lights out
  • You are in love, true love
  • You're in love
  • You can hear it in the silence, silence, you
  • You can feel it on the way home, way home, you
  • You can see it with the lights out, lights out
  • You are in love, true love
  • You're in love


  • =================================


  • It feels like a perfect night to dress up like hipsters
  • And make fun of our exes, uh uh uh uh
  • It feels like a perfect night for breakfast at midnight
  • To fall in love with strangers uh uh uh uh
  • Yeaaaah
  • We're happy free confused and lonely at the same time
  • It's miserable and magical oh yeah
  • Tonight's the night when we forget about the deadlines, it's time uh uh

  • I don't know about you but im feeling 22
  • Everything will be alright if you keep me next to you
  • You don't know about me but I bet you want to
  • Everything will be alright if we just keep dancing like we're 22, 22

  • It seems like one of those nights
  • This place is too crowded too many cool kids
  • It seems like one of those nights
  • We ditch the whole scene and end up dreaming instead of sleeping
  • Yeaaaah
  • We're happy free confused and lonely in the best way
  • It's miserable and magical oh yeah
  • Tonight's the night when we forget about the heartbreaks, it's time uh uh

  • I don't know about you but im feeling 22
  • Everything will be alright if you keep me next to you
  • You don't know about me but I bet you want to
  • Everything will be alright if we just keep dancing like we're 22, 22

  • I don't know about you, 22, 22

  • It feels like one of those nights
  • We ditch the whole scene
  • It feels like one of those nights
  • We won't be sleeping
  • It feels like one of those nights
  • You look like bad news I gotta have you, I gotta have you

  • I don't know about you but im feeling 22
  • Everything will be alright if you keep me next to you
  • You don't know about me but I bet you want to
  • Everything will be alright if we just keep dancing like we're 22, 22

  • Dancing like 22, yeah, 22, yeah yeah

  • It feels like one of those nights
  • We ditch the whole scene
  • It feels like one of those nights
  • We won't be sleeping
  • It feels like one of those nights
  • You look like bad news I gotta have you, I gotta have you!



  • =================================


  • I don't think that passenger seat
  • Has ever looked this good to me
  • He tells me about his night
  • And I count the colors in his eyes

  • He'll never fall in love he swears
  • As he runs his fingers through his hair
  • I'm laughing 'cause I hope he's wrong
  • And I don't think it ever crossed his mind
  • He tells a joke I fake a smile
  • That I know all his favorite songs and

  • I could tell you his favorite color's green
  • He loves to argue, born on the seventeenth
  • His sister's beautiful, he has his father's eyes
  • And if you ask me if I love him, I'd lie

  • He looks around the room
  • Innocently overlooks the truth
  • Shouldn't a light go on?
  • Doesn't he know I've had him memorized for so long?

  • He sees everything black and white
  • Never let nobody see him cry
  • I don't let nobody see me wishing he was mine

  • I could tell you his favorite color's green
  • He loves to argue, born on the seventeenth
  • His sister's beautiful, he has his father's eyes
  • And if you ask me if I love him, I'd lie

  • He stands there then walks away
  • My God, if I could only say
  • I'm holding every breath for you
  • He'd never tell you but he can play guitar
  • I think he can see through everything but my heart
  • First thought when I wake up is, "My god, he's beautiful"
  • So I put on my make up and pray for a miracle

  • Yes, I could tell you his favorite color's green
  • He loves to argue oh and it kills me
  • His sisters beautiful he has his father's eyes
  • And if you asked me if I love him
  • If you ask me if I love him, I'd lie



  • =================================


  • It's strange to think the songs we used to sing
  • The smiles, the flowers, everything is gone
  • Yesterday I found out about you
  • Even now just looking at you feels wrong

  • You say that you'd take it all back, given one chance
  • It was a moment of weakness and you said yes

  • You should've said no, you should've gone home
  • You should've thought twice 'fore you let it all go
  • You should've known that word
  • But what you did with her get back to me

  • And I should've been there in the back of your mind
  • I shouldn't be asking myself why
  • You shouldn't be begging for forgiveness at my feet
  • You should've said no, baby and you might still have me

  • You can see that I've been crying
  • And baby you know all the right things to say
  • But do you honestly expect me to believe
  • We could ever be the same

  • You say that the past is the past, you need one chance
  • It was a moment of weakness and you said yes

  • You should've said no, you should've gone home
  • You should've thought twice 'fore you let it all go
  • You should've known that word
  • But what you did with her get back to me

  • And I should've been there in the back of your mind
  • I shouldn't be asking myself why
  • You shouldn't be begging for forgiveness at my feet
  • You should've said no, baby and you might still have me

  • I can't resist before you go tell me this
  • Was it worth it? Was she worth this?
  • No, no, no, no, no, no

  • You should've said no, you should've gone home
  • You should've thought twice 'fore you let it all go
  • You should've known that word
  • But what you did with her get back to me

  • And I should've been there in the back of your mind
  • I shouldn't be asking myself why
  • You shouldn't be begging for forgiveness at my feet
  • You should've said no, baby and you might still have me.


  • =================================


  • (Oh oh oh)
  • (Oh oh oh, oh oh, oh oh)
  • (Oh oh)

  • Stand there like a ghost
  • Shaking from the rain, rain
  • She'll open up the door
  • And say, are you insane, -ane?

  • Say it's been a long six months (oh oh oh, oh oh oh, oh oh, oh oh)
  • And you were too afraid to tell her what you want, want (oh oh oh, oh oh oh, oh oh, oh oh)

  • And that's how it works
  • It's how you get the girl

  • And then you say
  • I want you for worse or for better
  • I would wait for ever and ever
  • Broke your heart, I'll put it back together
  • I would wait for ever and ever

  • And that's how it works
  • It's how you get the girl, girl, oh
  • And that's how it works
  • It's how you get the girl, girl

  • Remind her how it used to be, be
  • Yeah, with pictures in frames of kisses on cheeks, cheeks
  • Tell her how you must've lost your mind (oh oh oh, oh oh oh, oh oh, oh oh)
  • When you left her all alone and never told her why, why (oh oh oh, oh oh oh, oh oh, oh oh)

  • And that's how it works
  • That's how you lost the girl

  • And now you say
  • I want you for worse or for better
  • I would wait for ever and ever (ever and ever)
  • Broke your heart, I'll put it back together
  • I would wait for ever and ever

  • And that's how it works
  • It's how you get the girl, girl, oh
  • And that's how it works
  • It's how you get the girl, girl, yeah

  • And you could know, oh
  • That I don't want you to go

  • Remind me how it used to be
  • Pictures in frames of kisses on cheeks
  • And say you want me, yeah, yeah

  • And then you say I want you for worse or for better (worse or for better)
  • I would wait for ever and ever (ever and ever)
  • Broke your heart, I'll put it back together
  • I would wait for ever and ever (I want you for ever and ever)

  • And that's how it works
  • It's how you get the girl, girl, oh
  • (That's how it works) And that's how it works
  • It's how you get the girl, girl, oh (get the girl)

  • (It's how it works) And that's how it works
  • It's how you get the girl, girl, oh
  • And that's how it works
  • It's how you get the girl, girl, oh

  • And that's how it works
  • That's how you got the girl



  • =================================

  • I wish I was strong enough to lift not one but both of us
  • Some day I will be strong enough to lift not one but both of us

  • Ever thought about losing it
  • When your money's all gone and you lose your whip
  • You might lose your grip when the landlord tell ya that you're due for rent
  • And the grass so green on the other side
  • Make a n**** wanna run straight through the fence
  • Open up the fridge bout twenty times
  • But still can't find no food in it
  • That's foolishness
  • And sometimes I wonder, why we care so much about the way we look
  • And the way we talk and the way we act
  • And the clothes we bought, how much that cost?
  • Does it even really matter?
  • 'Cause if life is an uphill battle
  • We all tryna climb with the same ol' ladder
  • In the same boat, with the same ol' paddle
  • Why so shallow? I'm just asking
  • What's the pattern for the madness
  • Everybody ain't a number one draft pick
  • Most of us ain't Hollywood actors
  • But if it's all for one, and one for all
  • Then maybe one day, we all can ball
  • Do it one time for the underdogs
  • Sincerely yours, from one of y'all

  • I wish I was strong enough to lift not one but both of us
  • Some day I will be strong enough to lift not one but both of us

  • I can feel your pain, I can feel your struggle
  • You just wanna live, been everything so low
  • That you could drown in a puddle
  • That's why I gotta hold us up, yeah hold us up
  • For all the times no one's ever spoke for us
  • To every single time that they play this song
  • You can say that that's what Bobby Ray wrote for us
  • When the tides get too high
  • And the sea up underneath get so deep
  • And you feel like you're just another person
  • Getting lost in the crowd, way up high in the nosebleed
  • Uh, because we won't be near yet, both of us
  • But we still stand tall with our shoulders up
  • And even though we always against the odds
  • These are the things that have molded us
  • And if life hadn't chosen us
  • Sometimes I wonder where I would've wound up
  • 'Cause if it was up to me, I'd make a new blueprint
  • Then build it from the ground up, hey
  • But if it's all for one, and one for all
  • Then maybe one day, we all can ball
  • Do it one time for the underdogs
  • From Bobby Ray, to all of y'all


  • =================================

  • I guess you really did it this time
  • Left yourself in your warpath
  • Lost your balance on a tightrope
  • Lost your mind tryin' to get it back

  • Wasn't it easier in your lunchbox days?
  • Always a bigger bed to crawl into
  • Wasn't it beautiful when you believed in everything?
  • And everybody believed in you?

  • It's alright, just wait and see
  • Your string of lights is still bright to me
  • Oh, who you are is not where you've been
  • You're still an innocent
  • You're still an innocent

  • Did some things you can't speak of
  • But at night you'll live it all again
  • You wouldn't be shattered on the floor now
  • If only you had seen what you know now then

  • Wasn't it easier in your firefly-catchin' days?
  • And everything out of reach, someone bigger brought down to you
  • Wasn't it beautiful runnin' wild 'til you fell asleep?
  • Before the monsters caught up to you?

  • It's alright, just wait and see
  • Your string of lights is still bright to me
  • Oh, who you are is not where you've been
  • You're still an innocent

  • It's okay, life is a tough crowd
  • Thirty two and still growin' up now
  • Who you are is not what you did
  • You're still an innocent

  • Time turns flames to embers
  • You'll have new Septembers
  • Every one of us has messed up too

  • Lives change like the weather
  • I hope you remember
  • Today is never too late to
  • Be brand new

  • It's all right, just wait and see
  • Your string of lights are still bright to me
  • Oh, who you are is not where you've been
  • You're still an innocent

  • It's okay, life is a tough crowd
  • Thirty two and still growin' up now
  • Who you are is not what you did
  • You're still an innocent
  • You're still an innocent

  • Lost your balance on a tight rope, oh
  • It's never too late to get it back


  • =================================

  • He said the way my blue eyes shined
  • Put those Georgia stars to shame that night
  • I said: "That's a lie."
  • Just a boy in a Chevy truck
  • That had a tendency of gettin' stuck
  • On back roads at night
  • And I was right there beside him all summer long
  • And then the time we woke up to find that summer had gone

  • But when you think "Tim McGraw"
  • I hope you think my favorite song
  • The one we danced to all night long
  • The moon like a spotlight on the lake
  • When you think happiness
  • I hope you think "that little black dress"
  • Think of my head on your chest
  • And my old faded blue jeans
  • When you think Tim McGraw
  • I hope you think of me

  • September saw a month of tears
  • And thankin' God that you weren't here
  • To see me like that
  • But in a box beneath my bed
  • Is a letter that you never read
  • From three summers back
  • It's hard not to find it all a little bitter sweet
  • And lookin' back on all of that, it's nice to believe

  • But when you think "Tim McGraw"
  • I hope you think my favorite song
  • The one we danced to all night long
  • The moon like a spotlight on the lake
  • When you think happiness
  • I hope you think "that little black dress"
  • Think of my head on your chest
  • And my old faded blue jeans
  • When you think Tim McGraw
  • I hope you think of me

  • And I'm back for the first time since then
  • I'm standin' on your street
  • And there's a letter left on your doorstep
  • And the first thing that you'll read

  • Is when you think "Tim McGraw"
  • I hope you think my favorite song
  • Someday you'll turn your radio on
  • I hope it takes you back to that place
  • When you think happiness
  • I hope you think "that little black dress"
  • Think of my head on your chest
  • And my old faded blue jeans
  • When you think Tim McGraw
  • I hope you think of me

  • Oh, think of me
  • Mmm

  • You said the way my blue eyes shined
  • Put those Georgia stars to shame that night
  • I said, "That's a lie."


  • =================================


  • We're all bored
  • We're all so tired of everything
  • We wait for trains that just aren't coming
  • We show off our different scarlet letters
  • Trust me mine is better
  • We're so young that we're on the run to ruin
  • We play dumb
  • But we know exactly what we're doing
  • We cry tears
  • Of mascara in the bathroom
  • Honey life is just a classroom

  • Cause baby I could build a castle
  • Out of all the bricks they threw at me
  • And every day is like battle
  • But every night feels just like a dream
  • Baby we're the new romantics
  • Come on, come along with me
  • Heart break is the national anthem
  • We sing it proudly
  • We are too busy dancing
  • To get knocked off our feet
  • Baby we're the new romantics
  • The best people in life for free

  • We're all here
  • The lights and noise are blinding
  • We hang back
  • It's all in the timing
  • It's poker, you can't see it in my face
  • But I'm about to play my ace
  • We need love, but all we want is danger
  • We team up and switch up sides like a record changer
  • The room lurks, are terrible and cruel
  • Buy honey most of them are true

  • Cause baby I could build a castle
  • Out of all the bricks they threw at me
  • And every day is like battle
  • But every night feels just like a dream
  • Baby we're the new romantics
  • Come on, come on along with me
  • Heart break is the national anthem
  • We sing it proudly
  • We are too busy dancing
  • To get knocked off our feet
  • Baby we're the new romantics
  • The best people in life for free

  • So come on, come along with me
  • The best people in life for free

  • Please take my hand
  • And please take me dancing
  • And please leave me stranded it's so romantic

  • Cause baby I could build the castle
  • Out of all the brick they threw at me
  • And every day is like battle
  • But every night feels just like a dream

  • Cause baby I could build the castle
  • Out of all the bricks they threw at me
  • And every day is like battle
  • But every night feels just like a dream
  • Baby we're the new romantics
  • Come on, come along with me
  • Heart break is the national anthem
  • We sing it proudly
  • We are too busy dancing
  • To get knocked off our feet
  • Baby we're the new romantics
  • The best people in life for free


  • =================================

  • You stand with a hand on my waist line (I I I I, I I I I)
  • Good to see that we're out in blank side (I I I I, I I I I)
  • I can hear them whisper as we pass by (I I I I, I I I I)
  • It's a bad sign, bad sign (I I)
  • Something happens when everybody finds out (I I I I, I I I I)
  • See the vulture circling in dark cloud (I I I I, I I I I)
  • Love's a fragile little flame, it could burn out (I I I I, I I I I)
  • It could burn out (I I)
  • 'Cause they got the cages, they got the boxes (I I I I, I I I I)
  • And guns, they are the hunters, we are the foxes (I I I I, I I I I)
  • And we run

  • Baby I know places we won't be found and they'll be
  • Chasing their tails tryin' to track us down
  • 'Cause I, I know places we can hide, I know places
  • I know places

  • Lights flash on the run for the fences (I I I I, I I I I)
  • Let them say what they want, we won't hear it (I I I I, I I I I)
  • Lose sleep, swing ship, all the damn time, not this time (I I I I, I I I I, I I)
  • Just grab my hand and don't ever drop it (I I I I, I I I I)
  • My love, they are the hunters, we are the foxes (I I I I, I I I I, I I)
  • And we run

  • Baby I know places we won't be found and they'll be
  • Chasing their tails tryin' to track us down
  • 'Cause I, I know places we can hide, I know places
  • They are the hunters, we are the foxes
  • And we run
  • Just grab my hand and don't ever drop it
  • My love

  • Baby I know places we won't be found and they'll be
  • Chasing their tails tryin' to track us down
  • 'Cause I, I know places we can hide, I know places

  • (I) They take their shots, we're bulletproof
  • I know places
  • (I) And you know for me it's always you
  • I know places
  • (I) In the dead of night, you act so great
  • I know places
  • (I) And I know for you it's always me
  • I know places




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