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aUgUSt
Taylor Swift Lyrics


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Salt air
And the rust on your door
I never needed anything more
Whispers
Of "Are you sure?"
"Never have I ever before"

But I can see us
Lost in the memory
August slipped away into a moment in time
'Cause it was never mine
And I can see us twisted in bedsheets
August sipped away
Like a bottle of wine
'Cause you were never mine

Your back
Beneath the sun
Wishing I could write my name on it
Will you call when you're back at school?
I remember thinking I had you

But I can see us
Lost in the memory
August slipped away into a moment in time
'Cause it was never mine
And I can see us twisted in bedsheets
August sipped away
Like a bottle of wine
'Cause you were never mine

Back when we were still changing for the better
Wanting was enough
For me, it was enough
To live for the hope of it all
Cancel plans just in case you'd call
And say "Meet me behind the mall"
So much for summer love, and saying "Us"
'Cause you weren't mine to lose
You weren't mine to lose
No

But I can see us
Lost in the memory
August slipped away into a moment in time
'Cause it was never mine
And I can see us twisted in bedsheets
August sipped away
Like a bottle of wine
'Cause you were never mine, mine

'Cause you were never mine
Never mine
Do you remember?
Remember when I pulled up
And said "Get in the car"
And then canceled my plans
Just in case you'd call
Back when I was living for the hope of it all
For the hope of it all
"Meet me behind the mall"

(Remember when I pulled up)
(And said "Get in the car")
(And then canceled my plans)
(Just in case you'd call)
(Back when I was living for the hope of it all)
(For the hope of it all)
("Meet me behind the mall")

Remember when I pulled up
And said "Get in the car"
And then canceled my plans
Just in case you'd call
Back when I was living for the hope of it all
(For the hope of it all)
For the hope of it all
For the hope of it all
For the hope of it all
For the hope of it all

Overall Meaning

In "august," Taylor Swift fondly reminisces on a summer fling. The song describes the bittersweet memories of a past relationship that never quite materialized. The lyrics describe a whirlwind summer romance with a boy, whose affection was fleeting. She reminisces about the small moments they shared, like the salt air and rust on his door, and how she had wished to write her name on his back while they lay beneath the sun. Swift describes the hope and anticipation of their relationship with phrases such as "living for the hope of it all" and "cancel plans just in case you'd call."


However, the central theme of the song is the disappointment and pain that comes with an unrequited love. Swift acknowledges that the relationship was never fully hers, as it was ephemeral and short-lived. The line "but you weren't mine to lose" conveys her acceptance of the situation and her desire to move on. However, she also fondly cherishes these fleeting memories of the past.


Line by Line Meaning

Salt air
Breathing the salty ocean air


And the rust on your door
Noticing the rust on your door


I never needed anything more
Being content with the moment and not wanting anything else


Whispers
Hearing whispers of doubt or uncertainty


Of "Are you sure?"
Being asked if you are certain about something


"Never have I ever before"
Realizing that you have never experienced something before


But I can see us
Visualizing a memory of a past relationship


Lost in the memory
Getting caught up in the thought of a happy time in the past


August slipped away into a moment in time
Feeling like the month of August went by too quickly


'Cause it was never mine
Realizing that the time spent together wasn't truly yours


And I can see us twisted in bedsheets
Recalling intimate moments shared with a loved one


August sipped away
Feeling like time slipped away too quickly


Like a bottle of wine
Showing how time can be intoxicating, all-consuming, and overwhelming


'Cause you were never mine
Recognizing that the other person was never truly yours


Your back
Thinking of the other person's physical appearance


Beneath the sun
Imagining the other person outdoors in the sunlight


Wishing I could write my name on it
Feeling a desire to leave a physical mark or impression on the other person


Will you call when you're back at school?
Wondering if the other person will stay in touch after summer break


I remember thinking I had you
Believing that the other person was yours


Back when we were still changing for the better
Reflecting on the past and how things have changed


Wanting was enough
Realizing that wanting something was all that mattered at the time


For me, it was enough
Understanding that one's own desires are enough for personal contentment


To live for the hope of it all
Living for the possibility of a happy ending


Cancel plans just in case you'd call
Prioritizing the other person's potential call and putting other plans on hold


And say "Meet me behind the mall"
Anticipating a meeting place with the other person


So much for summer love, and saying "Us"
Feeling disillusioned that summer love and a future together did not work out


'Cause you weren't mine to lose
Being upset over losing something that you never truly had


No
Emphasizing a feeling of denial and loss


Remember when I pulled up
Recalling past situations


And said "Get in the car"
Recalling a specific moment where you invited the other person to get in the car


And then canceled my plans
Prioritizing the other person over other plans


Just in case you'd call
Expecting the other person to call and wanting to be available


Back when I was living for the hope of it all
Getting caught up in the possibility of a happy ending


For the hope of it all
Emphasizing the desire to find happiness and closure


For the hope of it all
Reaffirming the importance of reaching closure and moving on


For the hope of it all
Hoping for a happy ending and moving on from a past relationship


For the hope of it all
Believing that a happy ending is still possible




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Jack Michael Antonoff, Taylor A. Swift

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@Whiterabbit_99

Salt air, and the rust on your door
I never needed anything more
Whispers of "Are you sure?"
"Never have I ever before"
But I can see us lost in the memory
August slipped away into a moment in time
'Cause it was never mine
And I can see us twisted in bedsheets
August sipped away like a bottle of wine
'Cause you were never mine
Your back beneath the sun
Wishin' I could write my name on it
Will you call when you're back at school?
I remember thinkin' I had you
But I can see us lost in the memory
August slipped away into a moment in time
'Cause it was never mine
And I can see us twisted in bedsheets
August sipped away like a bottle of wine
'Cause you were never mine
Back when we were still changin' for the better
Wanting was enough
For me, it was enough
To live for the hope of it all
Cancel plans just in case you'd call
And say, "Meet me behind the mall"
So much for summer love and saying "us"
'Cause you weren't mine to lose
You weren't mine to lose, no
But I can see us lost in the memory
August slipped away into a moment in time
'Cause it was never mine
And I can see us twisted in bedsheets
August sipped away like a bottle of wine
'Cause you were never mine
'Cause you were never mine, never mine
But do you remember?
Remember when I pulled up and said, "Get in the car"
And then canceled my plans just in case you'd call?
Back when I was livin' for the hope of it all, for the hope of it all
"Meet me behind the mall"
Remember when I pulled up and said, "Get in the car"
And then canceled my plans just in case you'd call?
Back when I was livin' for the hope of it all (for the hope of it all)
For the hope of it all
For the hope of it all
(For the hope of it all)
(For the hope of it all)



@user-qr3fw7lp7p

Salt air, and the rust on your door
I never needed anything more
Whispers of "Are you sure?"
"Never have I ever before"
But I can see us lost in the memory
August slipped away into a moment in time
'Cause it was never mine
And I can see us twisted in bedsheets
August sipped away like a bottle of wine
'Cause you were never mine
Your back beneath the sun
Wishin' I could write my name on it
Will you call when you're back at school?
I remember thinkin' I had you
But I can see us lost in the memory
August slipped away into a moment in time
'Cause it was never mine
And I can see us twisted in bedsheets
August sipped away like a bottle of wine
'Cause you were never mine
Back when we were still changin' for the better
Wanting was enough
For me, it was enough
To live for the hope of it all
Cancel plans just in case you'd call
And say, "Meet me behind the mall"
So much for summer love and saying "us"
'Cause you weren't mine to lose
You weren't mine to lose, no
But I can see us lost in the memory
August slipped away into a moment in time
'Cause it was never mine
And I can see us twisted in bedsheets
August sipped away like a bottle of wine
'Cause you were never mine
'Cause you were never mine, never mine
But do you remember?
Remember when I pulled up and said, "Get in the car"
And then canceled my plans just in case you'd call?
Back when I was livin' for the hope of it all, for the hope of it all
"Meet me behind the mall"
Remember when I pulled up and said, "Get in the car"
And then canceled my plans just in case you'd call?
Back when I was livin' for the hope of it all (for the hope of it all)
For the hope of it all
For the hope of it all
(For the hope of it all)
(For the hope of it all



All comments from YouTube:

@sabrinaqueen3352

I see a lot of comments wishing august girl finds someone that loves her, and that’s nice, but what I truly wish, is for August to learn how to love herself so she doesn’t cancel her plans for a dude who just sees her as a summer thing ever again

@aadvika3476

FINALLY SOMEONE SAYS IT!!!!

@shagunsharma8356

I CAN'T EVEN UGH-

@manushinepal5381

yooooooooooo

@shrutimishra242

so sweet I'll cry

@anamaradi7936

her name is Augustine, Taylor confirmed in the long pond sessions 😁

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@valengianolini8833

I still can't believe they named the month August after this song when it was released. Her impact.

@hashhasangi

😂love this

@oliviakam4198

this is an underrated comment

@nightsaresosstarry

took me a second to understand 😂😂😂

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