Forever & Always
Taylor Swift Lyrics


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Once upon a time, I believe it was a Tuesday when I caught your eye
And we caught onto something
I hold onto the night, you looked me in the eye and told me you loved me

Were you just kidding?
'Cause it seems to me, this thing is breaking down
We almost never speak
I don't feel welcome anymore
Baby what happened? Please tell me
'Cause one second it was perfect
Now you're halfway out the door

And I stare at the phone, he still hasn't called
And then you feel so low, you can't feel nothing at all
And you flashback to when he said, "Forever and always"
Oh, and it rains in your bedroom
Everything is wrong
It rains when you're here and it rains when you're gone
'Cause I was there when you said, "Forever and always"

Was I out of line?
Did I say something way too honest, made you run and hide
Like a scared little boy
I looked into your eyes
Thought I knew you for a minute, now I'm not so sure

So here's to everything coming down to nothing
Here's to silence, that cuts me to the core
Where is this going?
Thought I knew for a minute, but I don't anymore

And I stare at the phone, he still hasn't called
And then you feel so low, you can't feel nothing at all
And you flashback to when he said forever and always
Oh-oh, and it rains in your bedroom
Everything is wrong
It rains when you're here and it rains when you're gone
'Cause I was there when you said, "Forever and always"

You didn't mean it baby
I don't think so

Oh, oh-oh

Oh, back up, baby, back up
Did you forget everything?
Back up, baby, back up
Did you forget everything?

'Cause it rains in your bedroom
Everything is wrong
It rains when you're here and it rains when you're gone
'Cause I was there when you said, "Forever and always"

Oh, I stare at the phone, he still hasn't called
And then you feel so low you, can't feel nothing at all
And you flashback to when we said, "Forever and always"

And it rains in your bedroom
Everything is wrong
It rains when you're here and it rains when you're gone
'Cause I was there when you said forever and always




You didn't mean it baby
You said, "Forever and always", yeah

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Taylor Swift's song Forever & Always are about a relationship that started off strong but has now broken down. The song begins with the singer reminiscing about the first time she met her significant other and how they quickly fell for each other. However, she now finds that their relationship is failing and they "almost never speak" and she no longer feels "welcome anymore." She's left wondering what happened and why things have changed so drastically.


The chorus sees the singer feeling quite lonely, staring at her phone, waiting for her significant other to call. She then has a flashback to a time when he promised her "forever and always", but now it feels like everything is wrong and it's raining both when he's there and when he's gone. She questions whether he really meant it when he said forever and always.


The second verse sees the singer questioning whether she did something to cause her significant other to pull away. She's left feeling unsure about what she thought was true about them and their relationship. The chorus repeats, where the singer is feeling low and lonely and thinking back to the promise of forever and always. The song concludes with the singer wondering if he really meant it when he said forever and always.


Overall, the song is about the sadness and heartbreak that comes when a relationship doesn't work out, especially when there's a promise of forever and always.


Line by Line Meaning

Once upon a time, I believe it was a Tuesday when I caught your eye
I remember the exact day you caught my attention and we started something special.


And we caught onto something
Our connection was undeniable and we fell for each other quickly.


I hold onto the night, you looked me in the eye and told me you loved me
I still remember the moment you looked me in the eyes and said those three magical words.


Were you just kidding?
I'm wondering if everything you said was just a joke to you.


'Cause it seems to me, this thing is breaking down
Our relationship is falling apart and it's obvious to me.


We almost never speak
Our communication has deteriorated greatly.


I don't feel welcome anymore
I don't feel like I belong and I'm not comfortable with you anymore.


Baby what happened? Please tell me
I'm begging you to explain what went wrong and why things have changed.


'Cause one second it was perfect
Our relationship was once amazing and everything seemed to be going well.


Now you're halfway out the door
You're distancing yourself and it feels like you're leaving me.


And I stare at the phone, he still hasn't called
I continuously wait for your call or text and it never comes.


And then you feel so low, you can't feel nothing at all
I feel really down and it's hard to feel anything at all.


And you flashback to when he said, "Forever and always"
I remember when you said we would be together forever and always.


Oh, and it rains in your bedroom
Things are so bad that it is literally raining in your bedroom.


Everything is wrong
Nothing feels right and everything is a mess.


It rains when you're here and it rains when you're gone
Whether you're here or not, the feeling of sadness and emptiness is constant.


'Cause I was there when you said, "Forever and always"
I heard you say those words to me and I believed them.


Was I out of line?
I wonder if I said or did something wrong to make you act like this.


Did I say something way too honest, made you run and hide
Maybe I was too truthful and it scared you off.


Like a scared little boy
You're acting like a coward and it's frustrating.


I looked into your eyes
I searched for the love and connection we once had in your eyes.


Thought I knew you for a minute, now I'm not so sure
I used to think I knew everything about you, but now I have doubts.


So here's to everything coming down to nothing
All of our memories and experiences seem to be worthless now.


Here's to silence, that cuts me to the core
The lack of communication between us is hurting me deeply.


Where is this going?
I'm unsure where this relationship is headed and if it's worth continuing.


You didn't mean it baby
I don't think you truly meant your promises of forever and always.


Oh, back up, baby, back up
I want you to take a step back and reconsider everything.


Did you forget everything?
Do you even remember how great we were together and the commitment you made?


You said, "Forever and always", yeah
You made a promise to me that you're not keeping.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Taylor Swift

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@boilingeggenglish5695

Once upon a time, I believe it was a Tuesday when I caught your eye
And we caught onto something
I hold onto the night, you looked me in the eye and told me you loved me
Were you just kidding?
'Cause it seems to me, this thing is breaking down
We almost never speak
I don't feel welcome anymore
Baby what happened? Please tell me
'Cause one second it was perfect, now you're halfway out the door
And I stare at the phone, he still hasn't called
And then you feel so low you cant feel nothing at all
And you flashback to when he said, "Forever and always"
Oh, and it rains in your bedroom
Everything is wrong
It rains when you're here and it rains when you're gone
'Cause I was there when you said, "Forever and always"
Was I out of line?
Did I say something way too honest, made you run and hide
Like a scared little boy
I looked into your eyes
Thought I knew you for a minute, now I'm not so sure
So here's to everything coming down to nothing
Here's to silence, that cuts me to the core
Where is this going? Thought I knew for a minute, but I don't anymore
And I stare at the phone, he still hasn't called
And then you feel so low you cant feel nothing at all
And you flashback to when he said, "Forever and always"
Oh, and it rains in your bedroom
Everything is wrong
It rains when you're here and it rains when you're gone
'Cause I was there when you said, "Forever and always"
You didn't mean it baby, I don't think so
Oh back up, baby, back up
Did you forget everything?
Back up, baby, back up
Did you forget everything?
'Cause it rains in your bedroom
Everything is wrong
It rains when you're here and it rains when you're gone
'Cause I was there when you said, "Forever and always"
Oh, I stare at the phone, he still hasn't called
And then you feel so low you cant feel nothing at all
And you flashback to when we said, "Forever and always"
And it rains in your bedroom
Everything is wrong
It rains when you're here and it rains when you're gone
'Cause I was there when you said, "Forever and always"
You didn't mean it baby,
You said, "Forever and always", yeah.



All comments from YouTube:

@preservejunior1014

Forever and Always : 'You looked me in the eye and told me you loved me'

Mr Perfectly Fine: 'Mr. Looked me in the eye and told me you would never go away'

Last Kiss : 'You told me you loved me
So why did you go away?'

@peachblo

I NEED SPEAK NOW RE-RECORDING

@owlwolf669

@@peachblo we all do

@doesitmatter143

yeah,

@ktarleneKatieBaumgardner

That's cause they are all about Joe Jonas 😎

@Isabelle-lm9rg

Joe Jonas vibes

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@clau4410

This version sounds like she’s reading an old entry of her diary. Less angry, more mature and just reminiscing old memories. Pure perfection

@jankova0013

I kinda liked the anger in the song tho

@dyanarivera722

SOOO TRUE ,SAME FEELING IN THE OG YOU CAN FEEL THE ANGER

@jankova0013

@@dyanarivera722 yes, the original is more intense - more angry, sassy and confused which kinda makes the song. Like I like this version but the original is better in my eyes 🙈

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