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Taylor Swift - Red © 2012

State of Grace

State of Grace
(Taylor Swift)

I'm walking fast through the traffic lights
Busy streets and busy lives
And all we know is touch and go
We alone with our changing minds
We fall in love till it hurts or bleeds, or fades in time

And I never saw you coming
And Iíll never be the same

You come around and the armor falls
Pierce the room like a cannon ball
Now all we know, is donít let go
We are alone just you and me
Up in your room and our slates are clean
Just twin fire signs, four blue eyes

So you were never a saint
And I love the Sadeís are wrong
We learn to live with the pain
Mostly of broken hearts
But this love is raging and wild

And I never saw you coming
And Iíll never be the same again

This is a state of grace
This is a worth while fight
Love is a ruthless game
Unless you play it good and right
These are the hands of fate
Youíre my Achilles heel
This is the golden age of something good
And right and real

And I never saw you coming
And Iíll never be the same

And I never saw you coming
And Iíll never be the same

This is a state of grace
This is a worth while fight
Love is a ruthless game
Unless you play it good and right

Red

Red
(Taylor Swift)

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 Iíd never known
Missing him was dark gray, all alone
Forgetting him was like trying to know somebody you've 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 Iíd 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 headÖin burning red
Burning, it was red

Oh losing him was blue, like Iíd never known
Missing him was dark gray, all alone
Forgetting him was like trying to know somebody you've never met
Cause loving him was red, yeah yeah red, burning red

And thatís why heís spinning around in my head
Comes back to me in burning red, yeah, yeah
Loving him is like driving a new Maserati down a dead end street

Treacherous

Treacherous
(Taylor Swift, Dan Wilson)

Put your lips close to mine
As long as they don't touch
Out of focus, eye to eye
Till the gravity's too much
And I'll do anything you say
If you say it with your hands
And I'd be smart to walk away
But you're quicksand

This slope is treacherous
This path is reckless
This slope is treacherous
And I, I, I like it

I can't decide if it's a choice
Getting swept away
I hear the sound of my own voice
Asking you to stay
And all we are is skin and bone
Trained to get along
Forever going with the flow
But you're friction

This slope is treacherous
This path is reckless
This slope is treacherous
And I, I, I like it

Two headlights shine through the sleepless night and I will...
Get you a, get you alone
Your name has echoed through my mind and I just...
Think you should, think you should know
That nothing safe is worth the drive and I would...
Follow you, follow you home
I'll follow you, follow you home

This slope is treacherous
This daydream is dangerous
This hope is treacherous
I, I, I...I, I, I...I, I, I...

Two headlights shine through the sleepless night and I will...
Get you a, get you alone
Your name has echoed through my mind and I just...
Think you should, think you should know
That nothing safe is worth the drive and I would...
Follow you, follow you home
I'll follow you, follow you home
I'll follow you, follow you home

This slope is dangerous
I, I, I like it

I Knew You Were Trouble.

I Knew You Were Trouble.
(Taylor Swift, Max Martin, Shellback)

Once upon a 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 I 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 till 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 apologizes, 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
Hey!

I knew you were trouble when you walked in
So shame on me now
Flew me to places I'd never been till 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

And the saddest fear
Comes creeping in
That you never loved me
Or her...or anyone...or anything
Yeah

I knew you were trouble when you walked in
So shame on me now
Flew me to places I'd never been till 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

All Too Well

All Too Well
(Taylor Swift, Liz Rose)

I walked through the door with you
The air was so cold
But something about it felt like home somehow
And I left my scarf there at your sister's house
And you've still got it in your drawer even now
Oh your sweet disposition
And my wide-eyed gaze
We're singing in the car, getting lost upstate
Autumn leaves falling down like pieces into place
And I can picture it after all these days
And I know it's long gone and that magic's not here no more
And I might be okay but I'm not fine at all...

Cause there we are again on that
Little town street
You almost ran the red cause you were
Lookin' at me
Wind in my hair, I was there
I remember it all too well

Photo album on the counter
Your cheeks were turning red
You used to be a little kid with glasses
In a twin sized bed
And your mother's telling stories
About you on the tee ball team
You taught me about your past
Thinking your future was me
And I know it's long gone and there was nothing else I could do
And I forget about you long enough to forget why I needed to...

Cause there we are again in the middle of the night
We're dancing round the kitchen in the refrigerator light
Down the stairs, I was there
I remember all too well

Well maybe we got lost in translation
Maybe I asked for too much
But maybe this thing was a masterpiece
Till you tore it all up
Running scared, I was there
I remember it all too well
And you call me up again
Just to break me like a promise
So casually cruel in the name of being honest
I'm a crumpled up piece of paper lying there
Cause I remember it all, all, all...too well

Time won't fly, it's like I'm paralyzed by it
I'd like to be my old self again
But I'm still trying to find it
After plaid shirt days and nights when you
Made me your own
Now you mail back my things and I
Walk home alone
But you keep my old scarf from that very first week
Cause it reminds you of innocence
And it smalls like me
You can't get rid of it
Cause you remember it all too well

Cause there we are again when I loved you so
Back before you the one real thing you've ever known
It was rare, I was there, I remember it all to well
Wind in my hair, you were there, you remember it all
Down the stairs, you were there, you remember it all
It was rare I was there, I remember it all to well

22

22
(Taylor Swift, Max Martin, Shellback)

It feels like a perfect night
To dress up like hipsters
And make fun of our exes
It feels like a perfect night
For breakfast at midnight
To fall in love with strangers
Ah, ah. Ah, ah.
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, its time

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'll 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
Ah, ah. Ah, ah.
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 heartbreaks, it's time

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'll 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
You look like bad news
I gotta have you
I gotta have you

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'll bet you want to
Everything will be alright if
We just keep dancing like we're... 22, 22
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 Almost Do

I Almost Do
(Taylor Swift)

I bet this time of night you're still up
I bet you're tired from a long hard week
I bet you're sittin' in your chair by the window
Looking out at the city and I bet
Sometimes you wonder about me

And I just want to tell you
It takes everything in me
Not to call you
And I wish I could run to you
And I hope you know that
Every time I don't, I almost do
I almost do

I bet you think I either moved on or hate you
Cause each time you reach out, there's no reply
I bet it never, ever occurred to you
That I can't say hello to you and risk another goodbye

And I just want to tell you
It takes everything in me
Not to call you
And I wish I could run to you
And I hope you know that
Every time I don't, I almost do
I almost do

We made quite a mess, babe
It's probably better off this way
And I confess baby
In my dreams your touching my face
And asking me I'd want to try again with you
And I almost do

And I just want to tell you
It takes everything in me
Not to call you
And I wish I could run to you
And I hope you know that
Every time I don't, I almost do
I almost do

I bet this time of night you're still up
I bet you're tired from a long hard week
I bet you're sittin' in your chair by the window
Looking out at the city and I bet
Sometimes you wonder about me

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
(Taylor Swift, Max Martin, Shellback)

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 need spaceÖ 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 meÖ
I love you.

Ooh oh oh oh oh
We called it off again last night but
Ooh oh oh oh oh
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 together

[Spoken:]
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 oh oh oh oh
You called me up again tonight but
Ooh oh oh oh oh
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 (Talk to me)
But we are never ever, ever, ever getting back together
Ooh oh oh oh oh
Ooh oh oh oh oh
Ooh oh oh oh oh

Uh oh oh oh

I used to think that we were forever, ever and I used to say
"Never say neverÖ"

[Spoken:]

UghhhÖ So he calls me up, and he's like, "I still love you,"
 and I'm like, I mean this is exausting. 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 (Ooh...) together
You go talk to your friends, talk to my friends, talk to me
But we are never ever, ever, ever, (ever) getting back together
(We) Ooh oh oh oh oh
Ooh oh oh oh oh
(Getting back together)
(We) Ooh oh oh oh oh (Oh)
(Getting back together) (Yeah) (Ooh oh oh oh oh)
(Ooh oh oh oh oh) You go talk to your friends, (Ooh oh oh oh oh) talk to my friends, talk to me (Talk to me)
We are never ever, ever, ever getting back together

Stay Stay Stay

Stay Stay Stay
(Taylor Swift)

I'm pretty sure we almost broke up the last night
I threw my phone across the room at you
I was expecting some dramatic turn away but you... stayed

This morning I said we should talk about it
Cause I red you should never leave a fight unresolved
That when you came in wearing a football helmet and said "OK, let's talk" and I said

Stay stay stay
I've been loving you for quite some
Time time time
You think that it's funny when I'm
Mad mad mad
But I think that it's best if we both stay

Before you I'd only dated self indulgent takers
Who took all of their problems out on me
But you carry my groceries and now I'm always laughing
And I love you because you have given me...no choice but to

Stay stay stay
I've been loving you for quite some
Time time time
You think that it's funny when I'm
Mad mad mad
But I think that it's best if we both stay
Stay stay

You took the time to memorize me
My fears my homes and my dreams
I just like hanging out with you
All the time
All those times that you didn't leave
It's been occurring to me
I'd like to hang with you
For my whole life

Stay... and I'll be loving you for quite some time
No one else is gonna love me when I get mad, mad, mad
So I think that it's best if we stay
Stay, stay, stay, stay, stay

Stay stay stay
I've been loving you for quite some
Time time time
You think that it's funny when I'm
Mad mad mad
But I think that it's best if we both stay
Stay, stay, stay, stay, stay

Stay stay stay
I've been loving you for quite some
Time time time
You think that it's funny when I'm
Mad mad mad
But I think that it's best if we both stay

The Last Time (featuring Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol)

The Last Time (featuring Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol)
[Taylor Swift, Gary Lightbody, Jacknife Lee]

I found myself at your door
Just like all those times before
I'm not sure how I got there
All road, they lead me here
I imagine you are home
In your room, all alone
And you open your eyes into mine
And everything feels better
And right before your eyes
I'm breaking
No past, no reason why
Just you and me...

This is the last time I'm asking you this
Put my name at the top of your list
This is the last time I'm asking you why
You break my heart in the blink of an eye

You find yourself at my door
Just like all those times before
You wear your best apology
But I was there to watch you leave
And all the times I let you in
Just for you to go again
Disappear when you come back
Everything is better and right before your eyes, I'm aching
No past, nowhere to hide
Just you and me...

This is the last time I'm asking you this
Put my name at the top of your list
This is the last time I'm asking you why
You break my heart in the blink of an eye

This is the last time you tell me I've got it wrong
This is the last time I say "It's been you all along"
This is the last time I let you in my door
This is the last time I won't hurt you anymore

This is the last time I'm asking you this
Put my name at the top of your list
This is the last time I'm asking you why
You break my heart in the blink of an eye
Oh, oh, oh, oh
This is the last time I'm asking you this
Put my name at the top of your list
This is the last time I'm asking you why
You break my heart in the blink of an eye

This is the last time I'm asking you, last time I'm asking you, last time I'm asking you this
This is the last time I'm asking you, last time I'm asking you, last time I'm asking you this
This is the last time I'm asking you, last time I'm asking you, last time I'm asking you this
This is the last time I'm asking you, last time I'm asking you, last time I'm asking you this

Holy Ground

Holy Ground
(Taylor Swift)

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 my poems like a perfect rhyme
Took off faster than a green light, go
Yeah you skip 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 girl in a brand new dress we had this big wide city all to ourselves
We block the noise with the sound of ďI need youĒ
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 Iím gonna dance
For all that we've been through
But I don't want to dance
If Iím not dancing with you
Tonight Iím gonna dance
Like you were in this room
But I don't want to dance
If Iím not dancing with you

It was good
Never looking down
And right there where we stood
Was holy ground

Tonight Iím gonna dance
For all that we've been through
But I don't want to dance
If Iím not dancing with you
Tonight Iím gonna dance
Like you were in this room
But I don't want to dance
If Iím not dancing with you

Sad Beautiful Tragic

Sad Beautiful Tragic
(Taylor Swift)

Long handwritten note, deep in your pocket
Words, how little they mean when you're a little too late
I stood right by the tracks, your face in a locket
good girls, hopeful they'll be and long they will wait

We had...
A beautiful, magic love there
What a sad...
Beautiful, tragic love affair

In dreams, I meet you in warm conversation
We both wake in lonely beds, different cities
And time is taking its sweet time erasing you
And you've got your demons and darling
They all look like me, cause

We had...
A beautiful, magic love there
What a sad...
Beautiful, tragic love affair

Distance, timing, breakdown, fighting
Silence, the train runs off its tracks
Kiss me, try to fix it
Could you just try to listen?
Hang up, give up and for the life of us
We can't get back...

A beautiful magic love there
What a sad...
Beautiful, tragic, beautiful, tragic
Beautiful...

We had...
A beautiful, magic love there
What a sad...
Beautiful, tragic love affair

We had...
A beautiful, magic love there
What a sad...
Beautiful, tragic love affair

The Lucky One

The Lucky One
(Taylor Swift)

New to town with a made up name
In the angel's city chasing fortune and fame
And the camera flashes make it look like a dream
You had it figured out since you were in school
Everybody loves pretty, everybody loves cool
So overnight, you look like a 60s queen
Another name goes up in lights
Like diamonds in the sky...

And they'll tell you now
You're the lucky one
Yeah, they'll tell you now
You're the lucky one
But can you tell me now
You're the lucky one
Oh, oh, oh...

Now it's big black cars and Riviera views
And your lover in the foyer doesn't even know you
And your secrets end up splashed on the news front page
And they tell you that you're lucky but you're so confused
Cause you don't feel pretty, you just feel used
And all the young things line up to take your place
Another name goes up in lights
You wonder if you'll make it out alive

And they'll tell you now
You're the lucky one
Yeah, they'll tell you now
You're the lucky one
But can you tell me now
You're the lucky one
Oh, oh, oh...

It was a few years later I showed up here
And they still tell the legend of how you disappeared
How you took the money and your dignity and got the hell out
They say you bought a bunch of land somewhere
Chose the rose garden over Madison Square
And it took some time, but I understand it now...
Cause now my name is up in lights
But I think you got it right

Let me tell you now
You're the lucky one
Let me tell you now
You're the lucky one
Let me tell you now
You're the lucky one
Oh, oh, oh...

And they'll tell you now
You're the lucky one
Yeah, they'll tell you now
You're the lucky one
But can you tell me now
You're the lucky one
Oh, oh, oh...

Everything Has Changed (featuring Ed Sheeran)

Everything Has Changed (featuring Ed Sheeran)
(Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran)

All I knew this morning when I woke
Is I know something now, know something now I didnít before
And all Iíve seen since 18 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 Iíll be yours
All I know since yesterday
Is everything has changed

And all my walls stood tall, painted blue
I'll take Ďem down, take Ďem down
And open up the door for you
And all I feel in my stomach is butterflies, the beautiful kind
Makiní up for lost time, takiní 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 Iíll be yours
All I know since yesterday
Is everything has changed

Come back and tell me why
I'm feeling like Iíve missed you all this time
And meet me there tonight
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...

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 Iíll 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 Iíll know your face
All I know since yesterday
Is everything has changed

Starlight

Starlight
(Taylor Swift)

I said oh my, what a marvelous tune
It was the best night
Never would forget how he moved
The whole place
Was dressed to the nines
And we were dancing, dancing
Like we're made of starlight
Like we're made of starlight

I met Bobby on the Boardwalk
Summer of '45
Picked me up late one nigHt
Out the window we were seventeen
And crazy, running wild wild
Can't remember what song it was playing when we walked in
The night we snuck into a
Yacht club party, pretending to
Be a duchess and a prince

And I said oh my, what a marvelous tune
It was the best night
Never would forget how he moved
The whole place
Was dressed to the nines
And we were dancing, dancing
Like we're made of starlight, starlight
Like we're made of starlight, starlight

He said, ďLook at you, worrying too much about things you can't change.
You'll spend your whole life singing the blues if you keep thinking that way.Ē
He was trying to skip rocks on the ocean, saying to me
ďDon't you see the starlight, starlight? Don't you dream impossible things?Ē

Like oh my, what a marvelous tune
It was the best night
Never would forget how he moved
The whole place
Was dressed to the nines
And we were dancing, dancing
Like we're made of starlight, starlight
Like we're made of starlight, starlight

Ooh ooh, he's talking crazy
Ooh ooh, dancing with me
Ooh ooh, we could get married
Have ten kids and teach them how to dream

Oh my, what a marvelous tune
It was the best night
Never would forget how he moved
The whole place
Was dressed to the nines
And we were dancing, dancing
Like we're made of starlight, starlight
Like we're made of starlight, starlight
Like we're made of starlight, starlight

Like we dream impossible dreams
Like starlight, starlight
Like we dream impossible dreams
Donít you see the starlight, starlight?
Don't you dream impossible things?

Begin Again

Begin Again
(Taylor Swift)

Took a deep breath in the mirror
He didn't like it when I wore high heels
But I do
Turn the lock and put my headphones on
He always said he didn't get this song
But I do, I do
Walked in expecting you'd be late
But you got here early and you stand and wave I walk to you
You pull my chair out and help me in
And you don't know how nice that is
But I do

But you throw your head back laughing
Like a little kid
I think it's strange that you think Iím funny cause
He never did
I've been spending the last 8 months
Thinking all love ever does
Is break and burn and end
But on a Wednesday in a cafe
I watched it begin again

You said you never met one girl who
Had as many James Taylor records as you
But I do
We tell stories and you don't know why
I'm coming off a little shy
But I do

And you throw your head back laughing
Like a little kid
I think it's strange that you think Iím funny cause
He never did
I've been spending the last 8 months
Thinking all love ever does
Is break and burn and end
But on a Wednesday in a cafe
I watched it begin again

And we walked down the block, to my car
And I almost brought him up
But you start to talk about the movies
That your family watches every single Christmas
And I want to talk about that
And for the first time
What's past is past

Cause you throw your head back laughing
Like a little kid
I think it's strange that you think Iím funny cause
He never did
I've been spending the last 8 months
Thinking all love ever does
Is break and burn and end
But on a Wednesday in a cafe
I watched it begin again

But on a Wednesday in a cafe
I watched it begin again