Dancing with Our Hands Tied
Taylor Swift Lyrics


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I, I loved you in secret
First sight, yeah, we love without reason
Oh, twenty-five years old
Oh, how were you to know, and
My, my love had been frozen
Deep blue, but you painted me golden
Oh, and you held me close
Oh, how was I to know that

I could've spent forever with your hands in my pockets
Picture of your face in an invisible locket
You said there was nothing in the world that could stop it
I had a bad feeling
And darling, you had turned my bed into a sacred oasis
People started talking, putting us through our paces
I knew there was no one in the world who could take it
I had a bad feeling

But we were dancing
Dancing with our hands tied, hands tied
Yeah, we were dancing
Like it was the first time, first time
Yeah, we were dancing
Dancing with our hands tied, hands tied
Yeah, we were dancing
And I had a bad feeling
But we were dancing

I, I loved you in spite of
Deep fears that the world would divide us
So, baby, can we dance
Oh, through an avalanche?
And say, say that we got it
I'm a mess, but I'm the mess that you wanted
Oh, 'cause it's gravity
Oh, keeping you with me

I could've spent forever with your hands in my pockets
Picture of your face in an invisible locket
You said there was nothing in the world that could stop it
I had a bad feeling

But we were dancing
Dancing with our hands tied, hands tied
Yeah, we were dancing
Like it was the first time, first time
Yeah, we were dancing
Dancing with our hands tied, hands tied
Yeah, we were dancing
(Ooh, we had our hands tied)
And I had a bad feeling
But we were dancing

I'd kiss you as the lights went out
Swaying as the room burned down
I'd hold you as the water rushes in
If I could dance with you again
I'd kiss you as the lights went out
Swaying as the room burned down
I'd hold you as the water rushes in
If I could dance with you again

Dancing with our hands tied, hands tied
Yeah, we were dancing
Like it was the first time, first time
Yeah, we were dancing
Dancing with our hands tied, hands tied
Yeah, we were dancing
And I had a bad feeling




But we were dancing
Hands tied, hands tied

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Taylor Swift's song "Dancing with Our Hands Tied" are about a couple who are deeply in love with each other, but their relationship is being torn apart by other people's opinions and societal expectations. The song describes how the two lovers continue to dance despite the challenges, holding each other tightly even when their hands are tied. The opening lines suggest that the singer has loved her partner secretly, without having the courage to express her feelings openly. Despite this, their love blossomed, and she describes how her partner has transformed her from being icy blue to golden. The singer realizes how much they have invested in their relationship and expresses hesitation that they might lose it all. Despite her insecurities and the feeling that things are not right, they continue to dance and celebrate their love.


There are a few interpretations of the song's meaning, but some people believe that it is all about the lovey-dovey feeling of being with your partner in a relationship, even when society or circumstances are pulling you apart. Others interpret the song as a metaphor for the struggles people go through physically or emotionally, but despite the pain, they still find joy and hope in life. Taylor Swift has also held that the song was written about how sometimes circumstances like labels and expectations may try to pull you and your significant other apart, yet you continue to dance out of love.


Line by Line Meaning

I, I loved you in secret
I had hidden feelings of affection for you.


First sight, yeah, we love without reason
We fell in love instantaneously, without any particular cause or justification.


Oh, twenty-five years old
At that time I was twenty-five years old.


Oh, how were you to know, and
You could not have known at that time what was about to happen.


My, my love had been frozen
I had been emotionally cold and distant before meeting you.


Deep blue, but you painted me golden
You transformed my gloomy disposition into a brighter one.


Oh, and you held me close
You comforted me and made me feel safe in your embrace.


Oh, how was I to know that
At the time I could not have anticipated the challenges that lay ahead.


I could've spent forever with your hands in my pockets
I enjoyed being physically close to you and wanted to remain that way for an extended period.


Picture of your face in an invisible locket
I wanted to cherish the memory of your image in my mind forever, like a precious keepsake in an imaginary locket.


You said there was nothing in the world that could stop it
You believed our love to be indestructible and unassailable.


I had a bad feeling
I was anxious and uncertain about our future together.


And darling, you had turned my bed into a sacred oasis
Being with you in bed felt like a sacred and peaceful haven.


People started talking, putting us through our paces
Others began to gossip and criticize our relationship, placing us under increased scrutiny and pressure.


I knew there was no one in the world who could take it
Despite the challenges we faced, I was convinced that no one else could compare to you or replace you in my heart.


But we were dancing
Despite everything, we continued to enjoy each other's company and dance together.


Dancing with our hands tied, hands tied
Our relationship was difficult and constrained, but we persisted in staying connected and intimate despite the challenges.


Yeah, we were dancing
Our enjoyment and love for each other remained strong.


Like it was the first time, first time
We danced as if it were the very beginning of our relationship, with the same passion and enthusiasm we had at the start.


I, I loved you in spite of
Despite the challenges and obstacles we faced, my love for you endured.


Deep fears that the world would divide us
I was afraid that external forces and societal norms might come between us and prevent our happiness.


So, baby, can we dance
Can we continue to move together in harmony and joy?


Oh, through an avalanche?
Despite overwhelming odds and obstacles?


And say, say that we got it
Can we affirm our love and commitment to each other?


I'm a mess, but I'm the mess that you wanted
I acknowledge my flaws and imperfections, but you still love and accept me as I am.


Oh, 'cause it's gravity
Our love is a force that pulls us together, like the force of gravity between two objects.


Oh, keeping you with me
Our love is what keeps us united and connected despite the challenges we face.


I'd kiss you as the lights went out
I would kiss you with passion and intensity, even in the darkest of moments.


Swaying as the room burned down
We would remain close to each other, even amid chaos and destruction.


I'd hold you as the water rushes in
I would protect and comfort you, even in the midst of danger.


If I could dance with you again
If we had the chance to be together again, I would embrace it with joy and gratitude.


Hands tied, hands tied
Our relationship was difficult and constrained, but we still found ways to stay connected and loving.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Taylor Swift, Max Martin, Karl Johan Schuster, Oscar Holter

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