"Tim McGraw"
Taylor Swift Lyrics


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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."

Overall Meaning

The song "Tim McGraw" by Taylor Swift is a nostalgic reflection on a past relationship. The song is narrated by the singer as she recalls a summer she spent with a boy, reminiscing on the little moments that they shared. The lyrics bring up the memory of how the boy remarked how her blue eyes shined brighter than the Georgia stars, which the singer dismisses as a lie. She then goes on to recall how they spent that summer together driving along back roads, dancing to their favorite song ("Tim McGraw"), and enjoying each other's company. However, the singer's recollection reveals that their time together was fleeting, as they woke up to find that summer had gone too soon.


The second half of the song takes a more somber turn as the singer recalls how she experienced tears in the month of September, feeling thankful that the boy was not there to witness her in that state. She then reveals that she has a letter from that summer that the boy never read, finding it bittersweet that she still holds onto it. The final verse of the song shows the singer visiting the boy's street and leaving a letter for him, hoping that her favorite song of theirs will someday remind him of the happy moments they shared together.


Overall, the song "Tim McGraw" is a poignant reflection on the nostalgia and heartache that often accompanies a past relationship. It reveals how the singer still cherishes the memories of their summer fling, even though it may now be just a distant memory.


Line by Line Meaning

He said the way my blue eyes shined
He complimented me on how my blue eyes shone


Put those Georgia stars to shame that night
My eyes outshone even the brightest stars in Georgia


I said: "That's a lie."
I didn't believe him


Just a boy in a Chevy truck
He was just a guy driving a Chevy truck


That had a tendency of gettin' stuck
The truck often got stuck on back roads


On back roads at night
This happened frequently at night


And I was right there beside him all summer long
I spent the whole summer with him


And then the time we woke up to find that summer had gone
We realized summer was over when we woke up one day


But when you think "Tim McGraw"
When you hear the name Tim McGraw


I hope you think my favorite song
I want you to associate him with my favorite song


The one we danced to all night long
The song we danced to throughout the night


The moon like a spotlight on the lake
The moon was so bright, it illuminated the lake like a spotlight


When you think happiness
When you think of being happy


I hope you think "that little black dress"
I hope you think of me wearing my little black dress


Think of my head on your chest
Remember how I rested my head on your chest


And my old faded blue jeans
And how I wore my old, faded blue jeans


When you think Tim McGraw
When you hear the name Tim McGraw


I hope you think of me
I want you to think of me whenever you hear his name


September saw a month of tears
I cried a lot in September


And thankin' God that you weren't here
I was grateful you weren't there to see me cry


To see me like that
To see me in such an emotional state


But in a box beneath my bed
I kept a box under my bed


Is a letter that you never read
It's a letter that you never got around to reading


From three summers back
It was written three summers ago


It's hard not to find it all a little bitter sweet
It's a mix of happy and sad emotions


And lookin' back on all of that, it's nice to believe
Reflecting on everything, it's comforting to have faith


And I'm back for the first time since then
I'm back here for the first time since that summer


I'm standin' on your street
I'm standing on your street now


And there's a letter left on your doorstep
I left a letter on your doorstep


And the first thing that you'll read
The first thing you'll see when you read the letter


Is when you think "Tim McGraw"
You should think of Tim McGraw


I hope you think my favorite song
And remember my favorite song


Someday you'll turn your radio on
You'll turn on the radio someday


I hope it takes you back to that place
I hope it takes you back to that time and place


Oh, think of me
Just remember me


Mmm
Hums softly




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, OLE MEDIA MANAGEMENT LP
Written by: LIZ ROSE, TAYLOR SWIFT

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