04 Out of the Woods
Taylor Swift Lyrics


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Looking at it now
It all seems so simple
We were lying on your couch
I remember
You took a Polaroid of us
Then discovered (then discovered)
The rest of the world was black and white
But we were in screaming color
And I remember thinking

Are we out of the woods yet? Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods yet? Are we out of the woods?
Are we in the clear yet? Are we in the clear yet?
Are we in the clear yet? In the clear yet? Good
Are we out of the woods yet? Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods yet? Are we out of the woods?
Are we in the clear yet? Are we in the clear yet?
Are we in the clear yet? In the clear yet? Good

Are we out of the woods?

Looking at it now
Last December (last December)
We were built to fall apart
Then fall back together (back together)
Ooh, your necklace hanging from my neck, the night we couldn't quite forget
When we decided, we decided
To move the furniture so we could dance, baby, like we stood a chance
Two paper airplanes flying, flying, flying
And I remember thinking

Are we out of the woods yet? Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods yet? Are we out of the woods?
Are we in the clear yet? Are we in the clear yet?
Are we in the clear yet? In the clear yet? Good
Are we out of the woods yet? Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods yet? Are we out of the woods?
Are we in the clear yet? Are we in the clear yet?
Are we in the clear yet? In the clear yet? Good

Are we out of the woods?

Remember when you hit the brakes too soon
Twenty stitches in a hospital room
When you started crying, baby, I did too
But when the sun came up, I was looking at you
Remember when we couldn't take the heat
I walked out, I said, I'm setting you free
But the monsters turned out to be just trees
When the sun came up, you were looking at me

You were looking at me, oh
You were looking at me

(Are we out of the woods yet? Are we out of the woods yet?)
(Are we out of the woods yet? Are we out of the woods?) I remember
(Are we in the clear yet? Are we in the clear yet?)
(Are we in the clear yet? In the clear yet? Good) oh, I remember

Are we out of the woods yet? Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods yet? Are we out of the woods?
Are we in the clear yet? Are we in the clear yet?
Are we in the clear yet? In the clear yet? Good
Are we out of the woods yet? Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods yet? Are we out of the woods?
Are we in the clear yet? Are we in the clear yet?
Are we in the clear yet? In the clear yet? Good

Are we out of the woods yet? Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods yet? Are we out of the woods?
Are we in the clear yet? Are we in the clear yet?
Are we in the clear yet? In the clear yet? Good
Are we out of the woods yet? Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods yet? Are we out of the woods?



Are we in the clear yet? Are we in the clear yet?
Are we in the clear yet? In the clear yet? Good

Overall Meaning

The chorus of Taylor Swift's "Out of the Woods" represents a relationship struggling to survive its struggles. Swift describes the relationship as being like a harsh trek through the woods, full of twists, turns and sometimes painful traps. Polaroids and paper airplanes are used as memories and symbols of better days. Swift makes reference to the couple's struggles and pain, referring to the "twenty stitches in a hospital room" and the "monsters turning out to be just trees." The repetition of the chorus shows the anxiety and struggle of the relationship not knowing if they are safe to proceed or not.


The lyrical themes of the track are heavily influenced by her past relationship with One Direction's Harry Styles. Swift has confirmed the song to be about a tumultuous relationship she had with an ex. The song describes the rollercoaster-like ups and downs of a past relationship, with lines like "last December we were built to fall apart then fall back together," which echoes Swift's past relationship history. The track's pacing and buildup mimic the tension and heartache of the relationship it describes.


Line by Line Meaning

Looking at it now
In hindsight, the situation is clear


It all seems so simple
The situation appeared uncomplicated


We were lying on your couch
We were in a relaxed and comfortable state


I remember
I recall the details


You took a Polaroid of us
You captured the moment with a photograph


Then discovered (then discovered)
Then realized


The rest of the world was black and white
The world was dull and lifeless


But we were in screaming color
We were vibrant and full of life


And I remember thinking
I remember what was going through my mind


Are we out of the woods yet? Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we free from danger?


Are we out of the woods yet? Are we out of the woods?
Are we safe?


Are we in the clear yet? Are we in the clear yet?
Is it safe now?


Are we in the clear yet? In the clear yet? Good
It's safe now


Looking at it now
Reflecting on the past


Last December (last December)
Referring to a specific time in the past


We were built to fall apart
Our relationship was doomed to fail


Then fall back together (back together)
Then reunite after a breakup


Ooh, your necklace hanging from my neck, the night we couldn't quite forget
Remembrance of a special moment


When we decided, we decided
When we made up our minds


To move the furniture so we could dance, baby, like we stood a chance
To change the environment and pretend things were better than they were


Two paper airplanes flying, flying, flying
A reference to how fragile and uncertain their situation was


Remember when you hit the brakes too soon
A reference to a car accident


Twenty stitches in a hospital room
The severity of the accident and the aftermath


When you started crying, baby, I did too
Both of them were emotionally affected by the event


But when the sun came up, I was looking at you
Despite the hardship, they were still together


Remember when we couldn't take the heat
A reference to a moment of struggle


I walked out, I said, I'm setting you free
A moment of desperation


But the monsters turned out to be just trees
The situation was less severe than they thought


When the sun came up, you were looking at me
Despite the struggle, they were still together


You were looking at me, oh
She had his attention and affection


(Are we out of the woods yet? Are we out of the woods?) I remember
Revisiting the question of whether they're safe


(Are we in the clear yet? Are we in the clear yet?)
Questioning whether the situation is secure


(Are we in the clear yet? In the clear yet? Good) oh, I remember
Acknowledging that they are safe now


Are we out of the woods yet? Are we out of the woods yet?
Repeating the question of whether they're safe


Are we out of the woods yet? Are we out of the woods?
Questioning whether the danger has passed


Are we in the clear yet? Are we in the clear yet?
Asking if they're secure now


Are we in the clear yet? In the clear yet? Good
Affirming that they are secure


Are we out of the woods yet? Are we out of the woods yet?
Continuing to question whether they're safe


Are we out of the woods yet? Are we out of the woods?
Repeating the same question


Are we in the clear yet? Are we in the clear yet?
Asking if they're secure


Are we in the clear yet? In the clear yet? Good
Affirming that they are secure


Are we out of the woods yet? Are we out of the woods yet?
Asking the same question again


Are we out of the woods yet? Are we out of the woods?
Continuing to question whether they're safe


Are we in the clear yet? Are we in the clear yet?
Questioning whether the situation is secure


Are we in the clear yet? In the clear yet? Good
Affirming that they are safe now


Are we out of the woods yet? Are we out of the woods yet?
Repeating the same question


Are we out of the woods yet? Are we out of the woods?
Questioning whether they're safe


Are we in the clear yet? Are we in the clear yet?
Asking if they're secure


Are we in the clear yet? In the clear yet? Good
Confirming that they are safe


Are we out of the woods yet? Are we out of the woods yet?
Repeating the question


Are we out of the woods yet? Are we out of the woods?
Questioning whether they're safe


Are we in the clear yet? Are we in the clear yet?
Asking if the situation is secure


Are we in the clear yet? In the clear yet? Good
Asserting that they're safe


Are we out of the woods yet? Are we out of the woods yet?
Repeating the same question


Are we out of the woods yet? Are we out of the woods?
Questioning whether the situation is safe


Are we in the clear yet? Are we in the clear yet?
Asking if they're secure


Are we in the clear yet? In the clear yet? Good
Confirming their safety




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

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La Pereztroica

SHE LOST HIM BUT SHE FOUND HERSELF AND SOMEHOW THAT WAS EVERYTHING. Best way to start 2016, happy new year!

Lolawls

My comments from 2016

Gabriana Schommer

Agreed!!

La Pereztroica

+Gabri Scho I'm speechless 🙋🏻

shallow water sailor explorer

+Gabri Scho She lost Harry the true fashion rocker and good singer.
She could have learn to sing from him, oh well she is with a washed up
DJ spinner now. That is why he needs Taylor so BAD.

Ali Me16

Happy New Year Everyone

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FantaMoth

Idk if anyone's mentioned this, but I love how her dress changes and is shorter by the end. Like it's easier to run in, less heavy, because the burden of her emotions has lessened by the end

Mohar Nag (Rajkanya) 👑⚔️

Impeccable observation!

ntnrocket1

also the wolves got the rest of it

s m o l b e a n r o b l o x

@ntnrocket1 LMAOOO

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