Dress
Taylor Swift Lyrics


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Our secret moments in your crowded room
They got no idea about me and you
There is an indentation in the shape of you
Made your mark on me, a golden tattoo

All of this silence and patience, pining in anticipation
My hands are shaking from holding back from you (ah, ah, ah)
All of this silence and patience, pining and desperately waiting
My hands are shaking from all this (ah, ha, ha, ha)

Say my name and everything just stops
I don't want you like a best friend
Only bought this dress so you could take it off
Take it off
Carve your name into my bedpost
'Cause I don't want you like a best friend
Only bought this dress so you could take it off
Take it off

Inescapable, I'm not even gonna try
And if I get burned, at least we were electrified
I'm spilling wine in the bathtub
You kiss my face and we're both drunk
Everyone thinks that they know us
But they know nothing about

All of this silence and patience, pining in anticipation
My hands are shaking from holding back from you (ah, ah, ah)
All of this silence and patience, pining and desperately waiting
My hands are shaking from all this (ah, ha, ha, ha)

Say my name and everything just stops
I don't want you like a best friend
Only bought this dress so you could take it off
Take it off
Carve your name into my bedpost
'Cause I don't want you like a best friend
Only bought this dress so you could take it off
Take it off
Only bought this dress so you could take it off
Only bought this dress so you could take it off

Flashback when you met me
Your buzzcut and my hair bleached
Even in my worst times
You could see the best of me
Flashback to my mistakes
My rebounds, my earthquakes
Even in my worst lies
You saw the truth in me
And I woke up just in time
Now I wake up by your side
My one and only, my lifeline
I woke up just in time
Now I wake up by your side
My hands shake, I can't explain this ah, ha, ha, ha

Say my name and everything just stops
I don't want you like a best friend
Only bought this dress so you could take it off
Take it off
Carve your name into my bedpost
'Cause I don't want you like a best friend
Only bought this dress so you could take it off
Take it off

There is an indentation in the shape of you
Only bought this dress so you could take it off




You made your mark on me, golden tattoo
Only bought this dress so you could take it off

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to "Dress" by Taylor Swift are a sensual and mature representation of a secret and passionate relationship with someone. The opening lines of the song, "Our secret moments in your crowded room, they got no idea about me and you," set the tone for the rest of the song. These lyrics suggest that the relationship is a secret and that the two individuals involved are having private moments with each other in a public space.


As the song progresses, Taylor Swift uses passionate and graphic imagery to describe the love and lust between the two characters. Lyrics such as "Inescapable, I'm not even gonna try, and if I get burned, at least we were electrified" represent the strong attraction and passion between them. Taylor Swift also describes her desire for this person through her words, "Only bought this dress so you could take it off."


The chorus of the song, "Say my name and everything just stops," is an indication of how deeply connected the two are emotionally and physically. She wants the person she is singing about to know that they are important and that they have an emotional hold over her.


Overall, "Dress" is a provocative and sexy song that explores the depths of a secret and passionate relationship between two people.


Line by Line Meaning

Our secret moments in your crowded room
We have private moments in public spaces.


They got no idea about me and you
No one else knows about our relationship.


There is an indentation in the shape of you
You have left a lasting impression on me.


Made your mark on me, a golden tattoo
Your impact on my life is significant.


All of this silence and patience, pining in anticipation
I am patiently waiting for our relationship to progress.


My hands are shaking from holding back from you (ah, ah, ah)
I am struggling to resist my desire for you.


Say my name and everything just stops
Your attention has a powerful effect on me.


I don't want you like a best friend
I desire a romantic relationship with you.


Only bought this dress so you could take it off
I am willing to do whatever it takes to be with you.


Carve your name into my bedpost
I want to remember you and our experiences together.


'Cause I don't want you like a best friend
I want more than just a friendship with you.


Inescapable, I'm not even gonna try
I am unable to resist my attraction to you.


And if I get burned, at least we were electrified
Even if our relationship ends in pain, it was still worth it.


Everyone thinks that they know us
Others have assumptions about our relationship.


But they know nothing about
Our relationship is private and personal.


Flashback when you met me
I remember when we first met.


Your buzzcut and my hair bleached
We look different from when we first met.


Even in my worst times
You have been there for me during difficult moments.


You could see the best of me
You believe in me and see my potential.


Flashback to my mistakes
I remember the times when I messed up.


My rebounds, my earthquakes
I have had turbulent moments in my life.


Even in my worst lies
You still see the truth in me.


And I woke up just in time
I have come to a realization about our relationship just in time.


Now I wake up by your side
We are in a committed relationship.


My one and only, my lifeline
You are my everything and support system.


My hands shake, I can't explain this ah, ha, ha, ha
My feelings for you are overwhelming and unexplainable.


There is an indentation in the shape of you
You have permanently impacted my heart and soul.


Only bought this dress so you could take it off
I am wearing this dress for you.


You made your mark on me, golden tattoo
You have left a lasting impression on me.


Only bought this dress so you could take it off
I will do anything to be with you.




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

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