Girl at Home
Taylor Swift Lyrics


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Don't look at me
You've got a girl at home
And everybody knows that
Everybody knows that, ah-ah
Don't look at me
You've got a girl at home
And everybody knows that
I don't even know her
But I feel a responsibility
To do what's upstanding and right
It's kinda like a code, yeah
And you've been getting closer and closer
And crossing so many lines

And it would be a fine proposition
If I was a stupid girl
But honey, I am no-one's exception
This, I have previously learned

So, don't look at me
You've got a girl at home
And everybody knows that
Everybody knows that
Ah ah, don't look at me
You've got a girl at home
And everybody knows that
Everybody knows that
I see you turn off your phone
And now you got me alone
And I say, don't look at me
You've got a girl at home
And everybody knows that
Everybody knows that

I just wanna make sure
You understand perfectly
You're the kind of man who makes me sad
While she waits up
You chase down the newest thing
And take for granted what you have

And it would be a fine proposition
If I was a stupid girl
And yeah, I might go with it
If I hadn't once been just like her

Don't look at me
You've got a girl at home
And everybody knows that
Everybody knows that
Ah ah, don't look at me
You've got a girl at home
And everybody knows that
Everybody knows that
I see you turn off your phone
And now you've got me alone
And I say, don't look at me
You've got a girl at home
And everybody knows that
Everybody knows that

Call a cab
Lose my number
You're about to lose your girl
Call a cab
Lose my number
Let's consider this lesson learned

Don't look at me
You've got a girl at home
And everybody knows that
Everybody knows that
Ah ah, don't look at me
You've got a girl at home
And everybody knows that
Everybody knows that
Wanna see you pick up your phone
And tell her you're coming home
Don't look at me
You've got a girl at home
And everybody knows that
Everybody knows that
Don't look at me
You've got a girl at home
And everybody knows that
Everybody knows that





It would be a fine proposition
If I hadn't once been just like her

Overall Meaning

The song "Girl at Home" by Taylor Swift is about a man who is in a committed relationship but is pursuing Swift. She does not want to get involved with him because she knows he has a girlfriend waiting for him at home. Swift feels a responsibility to do what is right and refuses to be someone's exception. She emphasizes that she is not a "stupid girl" and knows that if he is cheating on his girlfriend with her, he will do the same to her in the future. Swift urges him to call a cab, lose her number and go home to his girlfriend. She wants to see him do the right thing and make the right choices.


The song has a strong message about loyalty and doing what is right. Swift conveys that she values her self-worth and refuses to be a mistress. She understands the pain that the girlfriend waiting at home is going through and challenges the man to be responsible and loyal to her. The lyrics of the song are a commentary on the importance of doing what is right and staying true to one's commitments.


Line by Line Meaning

Don't look at me
I don't want you to look at me because you have a girlfriend


You've got a girl at home
You have a girlfriend and you shouldn't be flirting with me


And everybody knows that
Everyone is aware of your relationship, so you shouldn't be behaving this way


I don't even know her
I don't know your girlfriend personally


But I feel a responsibility
I feel accountable for your actions and their consequences


To do what's upstanding and right
To act with integrity and avoid being a part of unethical behavior


It's kinda like a code, yeah
It's a personal belief system I have that guides my decisions and behavior


And you've been getting closer and closer
You have been acting inappropriately and crossing boundaries with me


And crossing so many lines
You have overstepped the boundaries of our friendship and it's making me uncomfortable


And it would be a fine proposition
It might have been tempting if I didn't know better


If I was a stupid girl
If I was naive and foolish


But honey, I am no-one's exception
I'm not going to justify or make excuses for your behavior


This, I have previously learned
I've been in a similar situation before and have learned from it


I see you turn off your phone
You're trying to avoid being caught by your girlfriend


And now you got me alone
You're trying to use this opportunity to flirt with me


And I just wanna make sure
I need to emphasize and reiterate this point


You're the kind of man who makes me sad
Your actions are not attractive and actually make me feel sad


While she waits up
Your girlfriend is at home waiting for you


You chase down the newest thing
You are always looking for something new and exciting, rather than appreciating what you have


And take for granted what you have
You don't appreciate the good things you have in life, including your girlfriend


Call a cab
I want you to leave and go home to your girlfriend


Lose my number
I don't want you to contact me anymore


You're about to lose your girl
If you continue to act this way, you're going to lose your girlfriend


Let's consider this lesson learned
We should both learn from this experience and not make the same mistake again


Wanna see you pick up your phone
I want you to call your girlfriend and tell her you're coming home


And tell her you're coming home
Go home to your girlfriend and be faithful to her


And it would be a fine proposition
It might have been tempting if I didn't know better


If I hadn't once been just like her
If I hadn't been in a similar situation in the past and learned from it




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

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@TheRandomPersn42

Suddenly, the song got adopted by how you get a girl and new romantics. Now it is the lost track of 1989

@angelesvelazquez1124

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@user-we8uo7ys4s

YESSSS!!!!!! EXCATLY WHAT I THOUGHT

@Clau5819

i support this

@lyllathecookie7031

Us swifties could very well adopt this song into a 1989 from the vault song

@shivanimehta2037

IS THIS A SIGN

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@kamisama5067

This is basically what it means by Queens fixing each other's crown.

@illiyeen0024

Exactly

@GabrielaCenturionNeumann

I am sorry, I don't get it. Would you be so kind as to explain it to me, please?

@rc5830

♥️☀️🌛

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