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Taylor Swift [Deluxe Edition] lyrics


Taylor Swift [Deluxe Edition] 2006, 2007

Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw
(Written by Taylor Swift/Liz Rose)

You 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 getting stuck
On backroads at night
And I was right there beside him
All summer long
And then the time we woke up to find that summer'd 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 thanking 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 looking back on all of that
It's nice to believe

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 standing 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
Some day 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
Mmmm-hmmmm you said the way my blue eyes shined i put thoose Georgia stars to shame that night i said thats a lie

Picture to Burn

Picture To Bun
(Taylor Swift/Liz Rose)

State the obvious
I didn't get my perfect fantasy
I realized you love yourself
More that you could ever love me
So go and tell your friends
That I'm obsessive and crazy
That's fine, I'll tell mine you're gay
And by the way

I hate that stupid old pickup truck
You never let me drive
You're a redneck, heartbreak
Who's really bad at lying
So watch me strike a match
On all my wasted time
As far as I'm concerned
You're just another picture to burn

There's no time for tears
I'm just sitting here planning my revenge
Nothing stopping me
From going out with all of your best friends
And if you come around saying sorry to me
My daddy's going to show you how sorry you'll be

Cause I hate that stupid old pickup truck
You never let me drive
You're a redneck, heartbreak
Who's really bad at lying
So watch me strike a match
On all my wasted time
As far as I'm concerned
You're just another picture to burn

And if you're missing me
You better keep it to yourself
Cause coming back around here
Would be bad for your health

Cause I hate that stupid old pickup truck
You never let me drive
You're a redneck, heartbreak
Who's really bad at lying
So watch me strike a match
On all my wasted time
In case you haven't heard

I really, really hate that stupid old pickup truck
You never let me drive
You're a redneck, heartbreak
Who's really bad at lying
So watch me strike a match
On all my wasted time
As far as I'm concerned
You're just another picture to burn
Burn, burn, burn, baby burn
Just another picture to burn
Baby, burn

Teardrops on My Guitar [Radio Single Version]

Teardrops on My Guitar [Radio Single Version]
(Liz Rose/Taylor Swift)

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 its just so funny
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 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
He's the reason for the teardrops on my guitar
The only one that'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

A Place In This World

A Place In This World
(Angelo/Robert Ellis Orrall/Taylor Swift)

I don't know what I want
So don't ask me cause I'm still trying to figure it out
Don't know what's down this road
I'm just walking trying to see through the rain coming down
Even though I'm not the only one who feels the way I do

I'm alone, on my own and I'm starting off
I'll be strong, I'll be wrong, oh, but life goes on
Oh, I'm just a girl trying to find a place in this world

Got the radio on, my old blue jeans
And I'm wearing my heart on my sleeve
Feeling luck today, got the sunshine
Can you tell me what more do I need
And tomorrow's just a mystery
Oh, yeah, but that's okay

I'm alone, on my own and it's all I know
I'll be strong, I'll be wrong, oh, but life goes on
Oh, I'm just a girl trying to find a place in this world

Maybe I'm just a girl on a mission
But I'm ready to fly

I'm alone, on my own and It's all I know
Oh, I'll be strong, I'll be wrong, oh, but life goes on

Oh, I'm alone, on my own and I'm starting off
Oh, I'm just a girl trying to find a place in this world

Oooh, I'm just a girl, oh, I'm just a girl, ah, um
Oh, I'm just a girl

Cold As You

Cold As You
(Liz Rose/Taylor Swift)

You have a way of coming easily to me
And when you take
You take the very best of me
So I start a fight cause I need to feel something
And you do what you want
Cause I'm not what you wanted

Oh, what a shame
What a rainy ending given to a perfect day
So just walk away
No use defending words that you will never say
And now that I'm sitting here thinking it through
I've never been anywhere cold as you

You put up walls and paint them all a shade of gray
And I stood there loving you and washed them all away
And you come away with a great little story
Of a mess of a dreamer with the nerve to adore you

Oh, what a shame
What a rainy ending given to a perfect day
So just walk away
No use defending words that you will never say
And now that I'm sitting here thinking it through
I've never been anywhere cold as you

You never did give a damn thing, honey
But I cried, cried for you
And I know you wouldn't have told nobody if I died
Died for you (died for you)

Oh, what a shame
What a rainy ending given to a perfect day
Every smile you fake is so condescending
Counted all the scars you made
Now that I'm sitting her thinking it through
I've never been anywhere cold as you

The Outside

The Outside
(Taylor Swift)

I didn't know what I would find
When I went looking for a reason
I know, I didn't read between the lines
And, baby I've got nowhere to go
I tried to take the road less travelled by
But nothing seems to work the first few times
Am I right

So how can I ever try to be better
Nobody ever, lets me in
And I can still see you
This ain't the best view
On the outside looking in
I've been a lot of lonely places
I've never been on the outside

You saw me there, but never knew
That I would give it all up
To be a part of this, a part of you
And now it's all too late
So you see you could have helped if you had wanted to
But no one notices until it's too late to do anything

How could I ever, try to be better
Nobody ever lets me in
And I can still see you
This ain't the best view
On the outside looking in
I've been a lot of lonely places
I've never been on the outside

Oh, yeah

How could I ever, try to be better
Nobody ever lets me in
And I can still see you
This ain't the best view
On the outside looking in
I've been a lot of lonely places
I've never been on the outside

Oh, oh
Oh, oh
Ah, oh, oh
Oh, oh

Tied Together With a Smile

Tied Together With a Smile
(Liz Rose/Taylor Swift)

Seems the only one who doesn't see your beauty
Is the face in the mirror looking back at you
You walk around here thinking your not pretty
But that's not true, cause I know you

Hold on, baby, you're losing it
The waters high, you're jumping into it
And letting go and no one knows
That you cry but you don't tell anyone
That you might not be the golden one
And your tied together with a smile
But your coming undone
Whoooooa, oooooh ....

I guess it's true that love was all you wanted
Cause you're given it away like it's extra change
Hoping it will end up in his pocket (pocket)
But he leaves you out like a penny in the rain
Oh, cause its not his price to pay
It's not his price to pay

Hold on, baby, you're losing it
The waters high, your're jumping into it
And letting go and no one knows
That you cry but you don't tell anyone
That you might not be the golden one
And your tied together with a smile
But your coming undone
Whoooooa, oooooh ...

Hold on, baby, you're losing it
The waters high, your're jumping into it
And letting go and no one knows
That you cry but you don't tell anyone
That you might not be the golden one
And your tied together with a smile
But your coming undone
Whoooooa, oooooh ....

You're tied together with a smile
But you're coming undone
Oh, whoa, whoooa
Goodbye, baby with a smile
Baby, baby

Oh, oooh

Stay Beautiful

Stay Beautiful
(Liz Rose/Taylor Swift)

Cory's eyes are like a jungle
He smiles, it's like the radio
He whispers songs into my window
In words that nobody knows
There's pretty girls on every corner
They watch him as he's walking home
Saying, does he know
Will you ever know

Your beautiful, every little piece, love
Don't you know you're really gonna be someone
Ask anyone
When you find everything you've looked for
I hope your life leads you back to my door
Oh, but if it don't, stay beautiful

Cory finds another way to be the highlight of my day
I'm taking pictures in my mind so I can save them for a rainy day
It's hard to make conversation when he's taking my breath away
I should say, hey, by the way

Your beautiful, every little piece, love
Don't you know you're really gonna be someone
Ask anyone
When you find everything you've looked for
I hope your life leads you back to my door
Oh, but if it don't, stay beautiful

If you and I are a story that never gets told
If what you are is a daydream
I'll never get to hold, at least you'll know

Your beautiful, every little piece, love
And don't you know you're really gonna be someone
Ask anyone
When you find everything you've looked for
I hope your life leads you back to my front door
Oh, but if it don't

Will you stay beautiful
Beautiful, beautiful
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful
Oooh, la, laaa, ooooh
Ooooh, whoooa, ooooh

Oh, and if it don't
Stay beautiful, stay beautiful

Should've Said No

Should've Said No
(Taylor Swift)

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 before you let it all go
You should've known that word about what you did with her
Get back to me (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 before you let it all go
You should've known that word about what you did with her
Get back to me (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
Nooo, no, noooo .....

You should've said no, you should've gone home
You should've thought twice before you let it all go
You should've known that word about what you did with her
Get back to me (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

Mary's Song (Oh My My My)

Mary's Song (Oh My My My)
[Brian Dean Maher/Liz Rose/Taylor Swift]

She said, I was seven and you were nine
I looked at you like the stars that shined in the sky
The pretty lights
And our daddies used to joke aboutfvjbyukk two of us
Growing up and falling in love and our mamas smiled
And rolled their eyes
And said, oh, my, my, my

Take me back to the house in the backyard tree
Said you'd beat me up, you were bigger than me
You never did, you never did
Take me back to when our world was one block wide
I dared you to kiss me and ran when you tried
Just two kids, you and I
Oh my, my, my, my

Well, I was sixteen when suddenly
I wasn't that little girl you used to see
But your eyes still shined like pretty lights
And our daddies used to joke about the two of us
They never believed we'd really fall in love
And our mamas smilled and rolled their eyes
And said, oh, my, my, my

Take me back to the creek beds we turned up
Two a.m. riding in your truck
And all I need is you next to me
Take me back to the time when we had our very first fight
Slamming of doors instead of kissing goodnight
You stayed outside til the morning light
Oh, my, my, my, my

A few years had gone and come around
We were sitting at our favorite spot in town
And you looked at me, got down on one knee
Take me back to the time when we walked down the aisle
And our whole town came and our mamas cried
You said I do and I did too
Take me home where we met so many years before
We'll rock our babies on the very front porch
After all this time, you and I

I'll be eighty-seven and you'll be eighty-nine
I'll still look at you like the stars that shine in the sky
Oh, my, my, my

Our Song [Radio Single Version]

Our Song [Radio Single Version]
(Taylor Swift)

I was riding shotgun with my hair undone in the front seat of his car,
He's got a one-hand feel on the steering wheel,
The other on my heart
I look around, turn the radio down,
He says baby is something wrong?
I say nothing I was just thinking how we don't have a song,
And he says...

Our song is a slammin' screen door
Sneakin' out late, tapping on your window,
When we're on the phone and you talk real slow,
Cause it's late and your mamma don't know,
Our song is the way you laugh,
The first date, "man, I didn't kiss her, and I should have",
And when I got home...for I said amen,
Asking God if he...could play it again.

I was walking up my front porch steps after everything that day,
Had gone all wrong, had been trampled on,
And lost and thrown away,
Got to the hallway, well on my way to my lovin' bed,
I almost didn't notice all the roses,
and a note that said

Our song is a slammin' screen door
Sneakin' out late, tapping on your window,
When we're on the phone and you talk real slow,
Cause it's late and your mamma don't know,
Our song is the way you laugh,
The first date, "man, I didn't kiss her, and I should have",
And when I got home...for I said amen,
Asking God if he...could play it again.

I've heard every album, listened to the radio (echoes),
Waitin' for something to come along,
That was as good as our song...

Cause our song is a slammin' screen door,
Sneaking out late, tappin' on his window,
When we're on the phone and he talks real slow.....
Cause it's late and his mama don't know,
Our song is the way he laughs,
The first date "man, I didn't kiss him, and I should have",
And when I got home, before I said amen,
Asking God if he could play it again.

I was riding shotgun with my hair undone,
In the front seat of his car,
I grabbed a pen and an old napkin,
And i wrote down our song.

I'm Only Me When I'm With You

I'm Only Me When I'm With You
(Angelo/Robert Ellis Orrall/Taylor Swift)

Friday night beneath the stars
In a field behind your yard
You and I are painting pictures in the sky
Sometimes we don't say a thing
Just listen to the crickets sing
Everything I need is right here by my side

And I know everything about you
I don't wanna live without you

I'm only up when you're not down
Don't wanna fly if you're still on the ground
It's like no matter what I do
Well, you drive me crazy half the time
The other half I'm only trying
To let you know that what I feel is true
And I'm only me when I'm with you

Just a small-town boy and girl
Living in the crazy world
Trying to figure out what is and isn't true
And I don't try to hide my tears
My secrets or my deepest fears
Through it all nobody gets me like you do

And you know everything about me
You say that you can't live without me

I'm only up when you're not down
Don't wanna fly if you're still on the ground
It's like no matter what I do
Well, you drive me crazy half the time
The other half I'm only trying
To let you know that what I feel is true
And I'm only me when I'm with you

When I'm with anybody else
It's so hard to be myself
And only you can tell

That I'm only up when you're not down
Don't wanna fly if you're still on the ground
It's like no matter what I do
Well, you drive me crazy half the time
The other half I'm only trying
To let you know that what I feel is true
And I'm only me, who I wanna be
Well, I'm only me when I'm with you,
with you,
uh huh uh, yeah

Invisible

Invisible
(Robert Elliss Orrall/Taylor Swift)

She can't see the way your eyes,
light up when you smile
She'll never notice how you stop and stare
Whenever she walks by

And you can't see me wanting you the way you want her
But you are everything to me

I just wanna show you
She don't even know you
She's never gonna love you like I want to
And you just see right through me
But if you only knew me
We could be a beautiful miracle unbelievable
Instead of just invisible

Yeah, Oh

Theres a fire inside of you
That can't help but shine through
She's never gonna see the light
No matter what you do

And all I think about is how to make you think of me
And everything that we could be

I just wanna show you
She don't even know you
She's never gonna love you like I want to
And you just see right through me
but if you only knew me
We could be a beautiful miracle unbelievable
Instead of just invisible

Like shadows in a faded light
Oh we're invisible

I just wanna open your eyes
And make you realize.

I just wanna show you she don't even know you
Baby let me love you, let me want you

You just see right through me
But if you only knew me
We could be a beautiful miracle unbelievable
Instead of just invisible
(oh oh yeah)

She can't see the way your eyes
Light up when you smile

A Perfectly Good Heart

A Perfectly Good Heart
(Brett James/Taylor Swift/Troy Verges)

Why would you wanna break a perfectly good heart
Why would you wanna take our love and tear it all apart now
Why would you wanna make the very first scar
Why would you wanna break a perfectly good heart

Maybe I should've seen the signs, should've read the writing on the wall
And realized by the distance in your eyes that I would be the one to fall
No matter what you say I still can't believe
That you would walk away
It don't make sense to me but

Why would you wanna break a perfectly good heart
Why would you wanna take our love and tear it all apart now
Why would you wanna make the very first scar
Why would you wanna break a perfectly good heart

It's not unbroken anymore
How do I get it back the way it was before

Why would you wanna break a perfectly good heart
Why would you wanna take our love and tear it all apart now
Why would you wanna make the very first scar
Why would you wanna break, Why would you wanna break a

Why would you wanna break a perfectly good heart
Why would you wanna take our love and tear it all apart now
Why would you wanna make the very first scar
Why would you wanna break a perfectly good heart

Taylor's 1st Phone Call with Tim McGraw

Taylor's 1st Phone Call with Tim McGraw

[Announcer:] Hey, a little bit ago, you were talking about song writing, and listing to songs, and putting down what you feel into the song, and um, up next on the countdown is Taylor Swift. And have you heard this song? Tim McGraw?
[Tim:] I have heard this song, yeah.
[Announcer:] And what, what were you thinking the fir...what did you think the first time you heard it? Or how's the first time...?
[Tim:] It was awesome! I..except for, I didn't know if I should take it as a compliment or if I should feel old. [Announcer laughs] I didn't know which one. But the more hear, the more I hear it the more I...I don't know if it's true or not, but I start taking it as a compliment, not that I feel...not that I'm old. So, I don't know if that true but that's what I chose to think.
[Announcer:] Well why don't we find out. Taylor is it a compliment or cause he's old?
[Taylor on the phone:] Oh it's definitely a compliment.
[All laugh]

[Announcer:] Tim McGraw meet Taylor Swift.
[Taylor on the phone:] Nice to meet you.
[Tim:] Nice to meet you, Taylor. How you doing?
[Taylor on the phone:] I'm doing great how you are doing?
[Tim:] I'm doing good. Congratulations on your record it's doing great.
[Taylor on the phone:] Thank you so much, I'm just...I'm so excited. And thank you for having good music, I swear I'm not a stalker.
[All laugh]
[Taylor on the phone:] Now the funny thing about this song is, that, you know, is as a writer, some of the songs that you write, like, four hours, you'll get done writing the song, and it'll be good and everything, but I wrote this song literally in about 15 minutes and I didn't really think anything about calling it Tim McGraw. So you know, I kinda shelved it for three months and never even thought it was gonna be a single but um, my label heard it and was like, "We're putting that out."
[Tim (laughs then says):] Well I'm glad you did cause it's doing well for you.
[Taylor on the phone:]  Uh, its...
[Announcer:] So I..so I understand though, you two guys have not talked, you haven't met.
[Tim:] No.
[Taylor on the phone:] No we never talked or met or anything. [Laughs]
[Tim:] I sent her message one time with like, Entertainment Weekly, or something like that or, I don't remember which show it was, but I was doing an interview and they were gonna interview Taylor the next day, so I sent her a little message, I don't know if she got it or not.
[Taylor on the phone:] Oh my gosh, they never gave that to me.
[Tim:] They didn't, well there you go. I did.
[Both laugh]
[Taylor on the phone:] So we official never, never talked or message or anything.
[Tim:] Not at all.
[Announcer:] So I thought...I think it's pretty brave putting out a song called Tim McGraw, without maybe... talking to Tim McGraw saying "Do you mind?"
[Taylor on the phone:] It was definitely a chance, but you know, I didn't say anything bad in the song so I was kinda thinking, you know, he wouldn't take it too bad. But...
[All laugh]
[Tim:] Well thank you for that, thanks for not saying anything bad. [All laugh] I'm sure there could've been plenty said.
[Taylor on the phone:] And if you can...can you tell Faith Hill I say "Hello."?
[Tim:] I sure, I sure will. And she loves the song too by the way.
[Taylor on the phone:] Oh my gosh, she's awesome.
[Tim:] I agree.
[Announcer:] Tell me about writing the song. Um, just...did...did this really happen?
[Taylor on the phone:] Well yeah, I mean, I never really kinda went into this writing session going, "I'm gonna write a song called Tim McGraw", um yeah because that would just be weird. But um, I actually, this is...this is kinda strange but I came up with the melody and idea for this song in math class, um, my freshmen year at high school.
[Tim (laughs then says):] Now I feel old.
[All laugh]
[Taylor on the phone:] And um, was sitting there kinda start singing this to myself, you know, I was going through a period where, you know, I was dating this guy who was about to go off to college and I knew we were gonna break up, and so I started thinking of all the things that I knew would remind him of me. And it's like, kinda of given one of, all my friends know that all my favorite songs are Tim McGraw songs. They just are.
[Tim:] Ah, thank you.
[Taylor on the phone:] And um, you know so, I kinda of just thought about that first, and so just went into the song and sat down at the piano and wrote it with this co-writer, who was kinda wondering if I was crazy or not, [Tim laughs] but it turned out all right. And you know the funny thing is I shelved this song for like three months, never even played for anybody, never demoed it. And um, then one time I was just goofing around and played it for my record label president and he goes "Well that's your first single." [Tim laughs] And I was like, "Well..."
[Tim:] Well you can write songs about me anytime, Taylor.
[Taylor on the phone (laughing):] That's awesome, there's a..there's part two coming out, uh, next month.
[Tim:] All right, great.
[All laugh]
[Taylor on the phone:] Totally kidding.
[Announcer:] Well con...congratulations, it was your first single, first top 10 hit and, and I know that's pretty exciting. And I know you're off to the races here and just doing great, and uh, and uh, congratulations, very exciting for you.
[Taylor on the phone:] Awesome, it's been so exciting, and Tim? When are you gonna start like, bringing out opening acts again?
[Tim:] Um, I don't know, I don't know, we'll have to look into it.
[All laugh]
[Taylor on the phone:] Well um, I have someone who I think who would be really perfect for it.
[Tim:] You do? What...what would their name be?
[Taylor on the phone:] Um, I...I'm uh, just...I think Taylor something?
[Tim:] Something like, yeah, I'd be more then happy to have you out on the road with me.
[Taylor on the phone:] Just consider it.
[All laugh]
[Announcer:] Ah, that's pretty good, you're pretty fearless, Taylor Swift. I tell you.
[Tim:] That's right, she's uh.. she's gonna go far in this business.
[Announcer:] I think so, Country Countdown USA is now a booking agency, as well.
[Tim:] Absolutely.
[Announcer:] Hey Taylor, I know you're on the road. Thank you so much for joining us.
[Taylor on the phone:] It was awesome, and thank you. It was good to meet you,Tim.
[Tim:] You too, it was good talking to you.
[Announcer:] Bye, bye.
[Taylor on the phone:] Bye.
[Tim:] Good luck out there.
[Taylor on the phone:] Thanks.