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Taylor Swift Lyrics


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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 it's so damn funny
That 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

'Cause he's the reason for the teardrops on my guitar
The only one who'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

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Taylor Swift’s “Teardrops on My Guitar” describe the bittersweet feelings of unrequited love. The singer, who has a crush on her friend Drew, gets her heart broken every time she sees him. She fakes a smile when he looks at her, so he won't notice the way she feels. She thinks about him all night and can’t get him out of her head. She sees him with another girl, and she realizes that she may never be more than just a friend to him. She continues to sing about him, even though it only causes her more pain.


Throughout the song, the singer’s voice is one of longing and desperation. She is unable to express her feelings to Drew because she is afraid of rejection, and this makes her feel trapped. Her sadness is palpable in the lyrics and the way they are sung. The song is relatable to many people who have experienced unrequited love or a broken heart.


Line by Line Meaning

Drew looks at me
The singer is acknowledging Drew's presence.


I fake a smile so he won't see
The singer is hiding her true emotions from Drew.


That I want and I'm needing, everything that we should be
The singer desires to have a relationship with Drew that they don't currently have.


I'll bet she's beautiful, that girl he talks about
Drew talks about another girl who the artist assumes is beautiful.


And she's got everything that I have to live without
The other girl has qualities that the artist lacks.


Drew talks to me
Drew is engaging in conversation with the singer.


I laugh 'cause it's so damn funny
The singer is hiding her true emotions by laughing at Drew's jokes.


That I can't even see anyone when he's with me
The artist is so focused on Drew that she doesn't pay attention to anyone else around her.


He says he's so in love, he's finally got it right
Drew claims to be in love with someone else and has found the right person for him.


I wonder if he knows he's all I think about at night
Despite Drew's relationship with someone else, the artist still thinks about him constantly.


He's the reason for the teardrops on my guitar
Drew is the cause of the singer's emotional pain and heartbreak.


The only thing that keeps me wishing on a wishing star
Despite the heartbreak, the artist still hopes for a chance with Drew.


He's the song in the car I keep singing, don't know why I do
The singer can't help but think and sing about Drew, even though it causes her pain.


Drew walks by me
Drew is physically close to the singer once again.


Can he tell that I can't breathe?
The singer is feeling overwhelmed and emotional in Drew's presence.


And there he goes so perfectly, the kind of flawless I wish I could be
The artist perceives Drew as flawless and thinks of herself as less than perfect compared to him.


She better hold him tight, give him all her love
The other girl should cherish Drew and love him deeply.


Look in those beautiful eyes and know she's lucky 'cause
The other girl is lucky to have Drew's love and attention.


So I drive home alone
The singer leaves Drew's presence and goes home by herself.


As I turn out the light
The artist is getting ready for bed.


I'll put his picture down
The artist has a picture of Drew that she needs to put away in order to move on.


And maybe get some sleep tonight
The artist hopes to be able to get some rest and stop thinking about Drew.


'Cause he's the reason for the teardrops on my guitar
Drew is the cause of the singer's sadness and tears.


The only one who's got enough of me to break my heart
The artist has given Drew her heart and he has broken it.


He's the time taken up, but there's never enough
The singer spends a lot of time thinking about Drew, but it's never enough for her.


And he's all that I need to fall into
The singer is still in love with Drew and wants to be with him.




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ZombieXCorn

As much as I need 1989, rep, and speak now can she just drop tear drops for fun🥲

kuroneko

I thought i was alone here 😭

Ally Sharpe

How do you feel

Maggie 🪩

Speak now is coming!

Alucard Morningstar

​@Maggie 🪩 this song is from debut, what are you two on about ??

jade

@Alucard Morningstar TV, what are you on about?

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honguyen

Country Taylor is something I can't get over with. Wish she will do country one more time.

CaptainAyaAya28

Definitely give Cowboy Like Me, Dorothea, Invisible Strings Betty, and Soon You’ll Get Better a listen

Abzinthe Z

Songs from her Red TV from the vault are mostly country.

T Shape

I think at some point shell swing back and do some more country. I also think well get some rock n roll from her eventually 🙂

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