Don't You
Taylor Swift Lyrics


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Hey, I knew I'd run into you somewhere
It's been a while, I didn't mean to stare
I heard she's nothin' like me
I'm sure she'll make you happy

But don't you
Don't you smile at me and ask me how I've been
Don't you say you've missed me if you don't want me again
You don't know how much I feel I love you still
So why don't you, don't you?

Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah

Sometimes I really wish that I could hate you
I've tried, but that's just somethin' I can't do
My heart knows what the truth is
I swore I wouldn't do this

But don't you
Don't you smile at me and ask me how I've been
Don't you say you've missed me if you don't want me again
You don't know how much I feel I love you still
So why don't you, don't you?

So I walk outta here tonight
Try to go on with my life
And you can say we're still friends
(But I don't wanna pretend)
So if I see you again

Don't you (don't you)
Don't you smile at me and ask me how I've been
Don't you (don't you), say you've missed me if you don't want me again
You don't (you don't), know how much I feel I love you still
So why don't you, don't you?




Ah, ah, ah, ah
Don't you, ah, ah, ah

Overall Meaning

In "Don't You," Taylor confronts an ex-lover who she unexpectedly runs into. She admits to still being in love with him, despite his current partner not being anything like her. Taylor tells him not to smile at her or act like he's missed her unless he wants her back. She acknowledges that she's tried to hate him, but her heart knows the truth. The song ends with her vowing to walk out of his life and move on from their past.


One interpretation of this song is that it portrays an internal battle with one's emotions. The lyrics suggest that Taylor has tried to move on from her past with her ex but can't help feeling drawn back to him. She tries to convince herself that she hates him and is over their relationship, but her heart won't let her forget.


Another interpretation is that the song is a message to someone who's hurt her. It's a warning to not play with her emotions or try to come back into her life unless he's ready to commit to her again. She won't settle for anything less than what she deserves, and she won't let someone toy with her feelings.


Line by Line Meaning

Hey, I knew I'd run into you somewhere
I knew we would meet again someday.


It's been a while, I didn't mean to stare
It has been a long time since we last saw each other.


I heard she's nothin' like me
I heard that the person you are with now is very different from me.


I'm sure she'll make you happy
I hope that the person you are with now brings you happiness.


But don't you
But please don't


Don't you smile at me and ask me how I've been
Please don't smile at me and act friendly if you don't really care how I am doing.


Don't you say you've missed me if you don't want me again
Please don't say you miss me if you have no intention of being with me again.


You don't know how much I feel I love you still
You don't know how much I still love you.


So why don't you, don't you?
So why don't you just leave me alone?


Sometimes I really wish that I could hate you
I wish I could hate you for making me feel this way.


I've tried, but that's just somethin' I can't do
I have tried to hate you, but I can't seem to.


My heart knows what the truth is
My heart knows that the truth is I still love you.


I swore I wouldn't do this
I promised myself I wouldn't let you affect me like this.


So I walk outta here tonight
So I will leave this place tonight.


Try to go on with my life
Try to move on without you.


And you can say we're still friends
You can say we are still friends if you want.


(But I don't wanna pretend)
(But I don't really want to pretend.)


So if I see you again
So if we happen to meet again.


Ah, ah, ah, ah


Don't you (don't you)
Please don't


Don't you smile at me and ask me how I've been
Please don't act friendly and ask me how I am doing.


Don't you (don't you), say you've missed me if you don't want me again
Please don't say you miss me if you don't want to be with me again.


You don't (you don't), know how much I feel I love you still
You have no idea how much I still love you.


So why don't you, don't you?
So why don't you just leave me alone?


Ah, ah, ah


Don't you, ah, ah, ah
Please don't




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Taylor Swift, Tommy Lee James

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Kate Woodbury

someone give this woman a nobel peace prize for getting us through quarantine

shubhra

yes please😭

Silvia

the nobel prize for the best therapist whitout a degree or any experience whatsoever 🙃😅🥰

Silvia

this must pe depressing for the others

micky morelli

LITERALLY-

Olivia Phillips

amen

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Adam Griffith

she wrote this masterpiece in 2005... I was too busy watching disney channel to write a song like this

Podéis llamarme Angie

How do you know it was on 2005?

Avery Baldauf

I was busy being born

Adam Griffith

@Avery Baldauf omg

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