Begin Again
Taylor Swift Lyrics


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Took a deep breath in the mirror
He didn't like it when I wore high heels, but I do
Turned the lock and put my headphones on
He always said he didn't get this song but I do, I do

Walked in expecting you'd be late
But you got here early and you stand and wait
I walk to you
You pull my chair out and help me in
And you don't know how nice that is, but I do

And you throw your head back laughing like a little kid
I think it's strange that you think I'm funny 'cause he never did
I've been spending the last eight months thinking all love ever does
Is break and burn and end
But on a Wednesday in a café I watched it begin again

You said you never met one girl who
Had as many James Taylor records as you, but I do
We tell stories and you don't know why
I'm coming off a little shy, but I do

But you throw your head back laughing like a little kid
I think it's strange that you think I'm funny 'cause he never did
I've been spending the last eight months thinking all love ever does
Is break and burn and end
But on a wednesday in a café I watched it begin again

And we walk down the block to my car
And I almost brought him up
But you start to talk about the movies
That your family watches
Every single Christmas and I won't
Talk about that
And for the first time
What's past is past

'Cause you throw your head back laughing like a little kid
I think it's strange that you think I'm funny 'cause he never did
I've been spending the last eight months thinking all love ever does
Is break and burn and end
Then on a wednesday in a café I watched it begin again





Then on a wednesday in a café I watched it begin again

Overall Meaning

"Begin Again" is a song by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, released in 2012 as the second single from her fourth studio album "Red". The song tells the story of a woman who has just come out of a failed relationship, and who meets a man who begins to renew her sense of faith in love. Taylor Swift opens the song by painting a picture of a woman who is looking at herself in the mirror, and who is getting dressed up for a date with a new love interest. The woman is coming out of a broken relationship, and her new partner is helping her to regain her confidence and find love again.


The song is filled with details that reveal the woman's journey to healing and happiness. For example, the man's appreciation of the woman's love for James Taylor records indicates a shared love of music that strengthens their connection. The reference to Christmas movies that the man's family watches every year suggests a sense of tradition and warmth that is missing from the woman's life. But most importantly, the woman is struck by the man's ability to make her laugh and fill her with joy again after feeling empty and broken for so long.


The chorus of "Begin Again" is the song's emotional climax, as Taylor Swift highlights the power of love to renew and restore us. Even as the woman has been hurt in the past and feels like love is destined to fail, the man's presence in her life helps her to see that new beginnings are possible. The line "And for the first time, what's past is past" indicates a moment of healing and a turning point in the woman's life. The song ends on the sweet note of a new beginning, as Taylor Swift sings "Then on a Wednesday in a café I watched it begin again."


Line by Line Meaning

Took a deep breath in the mirror
I took a deep breath in front of the mirror to calm my nerves.


He didn't like it when I wore high heels, but I do
My previous partner did not like me wearing high heels, but I am wearing them now as I am comfortable doing so.


Turned the lock and put my headphones on
I locked the door and put on my headphones to prepare for my outing.


He always said he didn't get this song but I do, I do
My previous partner did not understand this song, but I do.


Walked in expecting you'd be late
I thought you would be late for our meeting as usual.


But you got here early and you stand and wait
You arrived earlier than expected and were waiting for me.


I walk to you
I walked towards you to meet you.


You pull my chair out and help me in
You pulled out a chair for me and helped me sit in it.


And you don't know how nice that is, but I do
You may not realize how much your kind gesture means to me, but I do.


And you throw your head back laughing like a little kid
You laugh with joy and innocence.


I think it's strange that you think I'm funny 'cause he never did
I find it unusual that my previous partner did not find me funny, but you do.


I've been spending the last eight months thinking all love ever does Is break and burn and end
I have spent the past eight months thinking that love can only bring pain and disappointment.


But on a Wednesday in a café I watched it begin again
However, on a certain Wednesday in a cafe, my perception of love changed, and I saw it start anew.


You said you never met one girl who Had as many James Taylor records as you, but I do
You mentioned that you never met a girl who had as many James Taylor records as you, but I do.


We tell stories and you don't know why I'm coming off a little shy, but I do
We share stories and experiences, and you may not know why I am being shy, but I do.


And we walk down the block to my car And I almost brought him up
As we walked down the street towards my car, I almost mentioned my ex-partner.


But you start to talk about the movies That your family watches Every single Christmas and I won't Talk about that
You begin talking about the movies that your family watches every Christmas, and I decide not to talk about my past.


And for the first time What's past is past
For the first time, I feel like my past is behind me and I am ready to move on.


'Cause you throw your head back laughing like a little kid
You make me laugh like a child with your innocent humor.


I think it's strange that you think I'm funny 'cause he never did
I find it strange that my previous partner never found me funny, but you do.


I've been spending the last eight months thinking all love ever does Is break and burn and end
I have spent the past eight months believing that love can only bring pain, heartbreak, and an ending.


Then on a Wednesday in a café I watched it begin again
However, on a particular Wednesday in a cafe, I saw love start all over again, and I felt hopeful again.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Taylor Alison Swift

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@meoxamhc

Took a deep breath in the mirror
He didn't like it when I wore high heels
But I do
Turn the lock and put my headphones on
He always said he didn't get this song
But I do, I do

Walked in expecting you'd be late
But you got here early and you stand and wave
I walk to you
You pull my chair out and help me in
And you don't know how nice that is
But I do

Chorus:
And you throw your head back laughing
Like a little kid
I think it's strange that you think I’m funny cause
He never did
I've been spending the last 8 months
Thinking all love ever does
Is break and burn and end
But on a Wednesday in a cafe
I watched it begin again

You said you never met one girl who
Had as many James Taylor records as you
But I do
We tell stories and you don't know why
I'm coming off a little shy
But I do

Repeat Chorus

And we walked down the block, to my car
And I almost brought him up
But you start to talk about the movies
That your family watches every single Christmas
And I want to talk about that
And for the first time
What's past is past

Repeat Chorus

But on a Wednesday in a cafe
I watched it begin again



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@chicken

This song will truly never go out of style. She is literally a mastermind. The story, the allure, the chords, the uncertainty, the simplicity and aesthetic. It's brilliant.

@carminazuniga4308

I love the fact she keeps saying "I do" like in weddings. It's like even though she's been treated badly, she's still hopeful for love, still believes in it

@theonoseworthy8120

That's a really sweet thing to say✨️✨️💖💖💖

@oleanasea

She was heavily misunderstood in the 2013's

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