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I Can See You
Taylor Swift Lyrics


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Uh-uh, uh, uh

You brush past me in the hallway
And you don't think I, I, I can see ya, do ya?
I've been watchin' you for ages
And I spend my time tryin' not to feel it

But what would you do if I went to touch you now?
What would you do if they never found us out?
What would you do if we never made a sound?

'Cause I can see you waitin' down the hall from me
And I could see you up against the wall with me
And what would you do, baby, if you only knew?
That I can see you

Uh-uh, uh, uh

And we kept everything professional
But something's changed, it's somethin' I, I like
They keep watchful eyes on us
So it's best that we move fast and keep quiet
You won't believe half the things I see inside my head
Wait 'til you see half the things that haven't happened yet

But what would you do if I went to touch you now?
What would you do if they never found us out?
What would you do if we never made a sound?

'Cause I can see you waitin' down the hall from me
And I could see you up against the wall with me
And what would you do, baby, if you only knew? Oh, oh, oh
That I could see you throw your jacket on the floor
I could see you make me want you even more
What would you do, baby, if you only knew?
That I can see you

Uh-uh, uh, uh

I could see you in your suit and your necktie
Passed me a note saying, "Meet me tonight"
Then we kiss, and you know I won't ever tell, yeah
And I could see you being my addiction
You can see me as a secret mission
Hide away and I will start behaving myself

Uh-uh, uh, uh
Oh-oh, oh, oh

I can see you waitin' down the hall from me
And I could see you up against the wall with me
And what would you do, baby, if you only knew? Oh
And I could see you throw your jacket on the floor
I could see you make me want you even more
What would you do, baby, if you only knew?
That I can see you, oh, I can see you

Oh, I see you, I see you, baby
I see you
(Uh-uh, uh, uh) I see you, I see you, baby
Oh, baby

Overall Meaning

In Taylor Swift's song "I Can See You," the lyrics tell a story of unrequited love and hidden desires. The singer is aware of someone's presence and their every move, even though the person may think they are unnoticed. There is a sense of longing and yearning as the singer watches from a distance, unable to act on their feelings.


The first verse sets the scene of the singer observing the person they are infatuated with in a school hallway. They are trying to suppress their emotions and not let their feelings show. The chorus reveals the singer's fantasies of what could happen if they were to make a move and if their relationship were to go unnoticed. It showcases the desperate desire for a secret connection and the consequences of their imagined actions.


The second verse suggests that there might be some professional boundaries between the singer and the person they are fascinated by. There is an underlying tension and a need for secrecy due to the watchful eyes around them. The singer's thoughts become more vivid and they express how the other person won't believe what they are envisioning. The bridge further demonstrates the singer's anticipation, imagining the person in different scenarios and hinting at a potential affair.


Throughout the song, there is an element of danger and forbidden attraction. The singer sees the other person as their addiction and as a secret mission. They are willing to hide and behave in order to have a chance with them. The lyrics capture the intensity and hidden desires of a love that cannot be openly pursued.


Line by Line Meaning

You brush past me in the hallway
You casually walk by me in the hallway


And you don't think I, I, I can see ya, do ya?
And you underestimate that I can actually notice you, don't you?


I've been watchin' you for ages
I've been observing you for a very long time


And I spend my time tryin' not to feel it
And I dedicate my time trying to suppress my emotions


But what would you do if I went to touch you now?
But how would you react if I were to make a move on you right now?


What would you do if they never found us out?
What would you do if nobody discovered our secret?


What would you do if we never made a sound?
What would you do if we remained completely silent?


'Cause I can see you waitin' down the hall from me
Because I can notice you standing at the end of the hallway from where I am


And I could see you up against the wall with me
And I can envision you pressed against the wall together with me


And what would you do? Baby, if you only knew
And what would you do, my dear, if you were aware of what I can see?


That I can see you
That I have the ability to observe you


And we kept everything professional
And we maintained a strictly business relationship


But something's changed, it's somethin' I, I like
But now something has shifted, and it's something that I enjoy


They keep watchful eyes on us
Others closely monitor our actions


So it's best that we move fast and keep quiet
Therefore, it's advisable for us to act swiftly and maintain secrecy


You won't believe half the things I see inside my head
You would be astonished by the vivid images in my mind


Wait 'til you see half the things that haven't happened yet
Just wait until you witness all the moments that are yet to occur


That I could see you throw your jacket on the floor
That I am able to witness you throwing your jacket onto the floor


I could see you, make me want you even more
I can imagine you, which intensifies my desire for you


I can see you in your suit and your necktie
I can envision you dressed in your suit and necktie


Passed me a note saying, 'Meet me tonight'
You discreetly handed me a note that said, 'Let's meet tonight'


Then we kissed and you know I won't ever tell, yeah
Then we kissed, and rest assured, I will never reveal our secret


And I could see you being my addiction
And I can envision you becoming my addiction


You can see me as a secret mission
You perceive me as a covert mission


Hide away and I will start behaving myself
Conceal yourself, and I will begin to act more appropriately


I see you, I see you, baby
I notice you, I notice you, darling


I see you (Uh-uh, uh, uh) I see you, I see you, baby
I observe you, I see you, I notice you, darling




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Taylor Swift

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@danieldiazgranados4544

Taylor Swift - I Can See You [Lyrics]

Uh-uh, uh, uh

You brush past me in the hallway
And you don't think I, I, I can see ya, do ya?
I've been watchin' you for ages
And I spend my time tryin' not to feel it

But what would you do if I went to touch you now?
What would you do if they never found us out?
What would you do if we never made a sound?

'Cause I can see you waitin' down the hall from me
And I could see you up against the wall with me
And what would you do, baby, if you only knew?
That I can see you

Uh-uh, uh, uh

And we kept everything professional
But something's changed, it's somethin' I, I like
They keep watchful eyes on us
So it's best that we move fast and keep quiet
You won't believe half the things I see inside my head
Wait 'til you see half the things that haven't happened yet

But what would you do if I went to touch you now?
What would you do if they never found us out?
What would you do if we never made a sound?

'Cause I can see you waitin' down the hall from me
And I could see you up against the wall with me
And what would you do, baby, if you only knew? Oh, oh, oh
That I could see you throw your jacket on the floor
I could see you make me want you even more
What would you do, baby, if you only knew?
That I can see you

Uh-uh, uh, uh

I could see you in your suit and your necktie
Passed me a note saying, "Meet me tonight"
Then we kiss, and you know I won't ever tell, yeah
And I could see you being my addiction
You can see me as a secret mission
Hide away and I will start behaving myself

Uh-uh, uh, uh
Oh-oh, oh, oh

I can see you waitin' down the hall from me
And I could see you up against the wall with me
And what would you do, baby, if you only knew? Oh
And I could see you throw your jacket on the floor
I could see you make me want you even more
What would you do, baby, if you only knew?
That I can see you, oh, I can see you

Oh, I see you, I see you, baby

I see you
(Uh-uh, uh, uh) I see you, I see you, baby
Oh, baby



@ailo8625

Some of the Easter eggs I’ve found
0:02 July 9th - last kiss
0:36 the purple sparks- electric touch
0:49 her outfit and 13 on her hand -SN tour, representing SN being locked up or in the vault
0:57 lyrics on her arm- long live
1:41 past outfits from past eras, similar to part of eras tour - representing how they were stolen
1:50 Taylor launter- back to December
2:46 them fighting - bad blood?
2:51 Balcony - SN tour
3:38 secret mission lyric, represents the mv
3:57 sparks- sparks fly
4:07 comes out of the vault and green is behind her - maybe referencing that debut is still in the vault
4:23 the glass to the outfits break- past eras breaking free
4:27 she’s running with art like in the photo taken bts
4:52 New York license plate and the sign that says “1989 tv”- 1989 next?
That’s all I found lmk if u have any more!!!



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@francescalaneadajar648

the fact that its a vault and she's trying to save speak now!!!! and the look she gives as she leaves the place!! I LOVE THIS SO MUCH 😭💜💜💜💜

@swifan9692

At the end when they go there are saving 1989

@anggisiregar2394

@@swifan9692 she's a mastermind

@gr33nway

💜💜💜💜

@kajal_sen

You should start modeling

@thesweetopia4826

@@swifan9692how?

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@juliarea1927

I love the fact that Tay Lautner & Joey King both help her get back the speak now album and even though her “history” isn’t hers anymore, she still took it back 💜

@user-gm5nd3ue2u

​@@ashleydanielle3919yes ❤

@vcheekv

💜💜💜💜💜💜

@shonaalannah

He’s known for being the best ex & not someone who treated her poorly, he’s also loved by the fan base

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