I Heart
Taylor Swift Lyrics


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Wish I had concentrated,
They said love was complicated,
But it's something I just fell into.
And it was overrated,
But just look what I created,
I came out alive, but I'm black and blue.
Before you ask me if I'm alright,
Think about what I,
Had to do, yeah

Wake up and smell the break up,
Fix my heart, put on my make-up,
Another mess I didn't plan.
And I'll bet you thought you beat me,
Wish you could only see,
I got an "I Heart ?"
Written on the back of my hand!

I'd be fine if you'd just walked by,
But you had to talk about why
You were wrong and I was right.
But I can't believe you made me,
Sit at home and cry like a baby,
Wait right by the phone every night.
And now you ask about you and I,
There's no you and I,
Remember what you put me through,
I had to

Wake up and smell the break up,
Fix my heart, put on my make-up,
Another mess I didn't plan.
And I'll bet you thought you beat me,
Wish you could only see
I got an "I Heart ?"
Written on the back of my hand!

And when you're home all alone at night,
You'll still wonder why
You took everything I had, oh baby.
I haven't thought about you and I,
There's no you and I, and I know
Someday you will

Wake up and smell the break up,
Realize that we won't make up,
It didn't go the way you planned.
And you'll know you didn't beat me
When you look down and see
I got an "I Heart ?"
Written on the back of my hand!

Written on the back of my hand!




An "I Heart ?", yeah.
Written on the back of my hand!

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Taylor Swift's "I Heart" portray a strong and confident character who has gone through a breakup and come out of it better and stronger. The opening lines "Wish I had concentrated, They said love was complicated, But it's something I just fell into" suggest that the singer did not expect to fall in love and is now grappling with the aftermath. She then goes on to say, "And it was overrated, But just look what I created, I came out alive, but I'm black and blue," indicating that while love may have hurt her, she is alive and has learned from her experience. The chorus "Wake up and smell the break up, Fix my heart, put on my make-up, Another mess I didn't plan" suggests that the singer is ready to move on and put the breakup behind her.


In the second verse, she addresses her former partner, implying that he hurt her deeply. "But I can't believe you made me, Sit at home and cry like a baby, Wait right by the phone every night" illustrates the pain and wait that the singer had to endure. She then concludes the verse with the lines "There's no you and I, Remember what you put me through, I had to," which highlights that she has moved on and doesn't want to revisit the past.


The final verse of the song is a powerful message directed at her ex-partner. She confidently says that he will wonder why he let go of her and eventually regret his actions. The song ends with the line "Written on the back of my hand," which means that everything she learned from the breakup and her experiences is etched into her being and will always be with her.


Line by Line Meaning

Wish I had concentrated,
I regret not paying more attention and being more careful.


They said love was complicated,
People warned me that love would be difficult and confusing.


But it's something I just fell into.
Despite the warning, I found myself in love almost by accident.


And it was overrated,
It turned out that love was not as wonderful as people make it out to be.


But just look what I created,
Despite the difficulties of love, I was able to create something positive and enduring.


I came out alive, but I'm black and blue.
I survived the hardships of love, but I was bruised and hurt in the process.


Before you ask me if I'm alright,
Don't ask me if I'm okay without first considering what I've been through.


Think about what I,
Consider the struggles and pain I've experienced.


Had to do, yeah
To get to this point, I had to endure a lot.


Wake up and smell the break up,
Realize that our relationship is over and it's time to move on.


Fix my heart, put on my make-up,
I'm working to heal my emotional wounds and putting on a brave face.


Another mess I didn't plan.
Like many things in life, my breakup was something I didn't anticipate or want.


And I'll bet you thought you beat me,
You probably thought that breaking up with me meant you won and I lost.


Wish you could only see,
If only you knew the truth about how I'm doing now.


I got an "I Heart ?"
I have a special someone or something in my life that I love.


Written on the back of my hand!
It's a reminder that I have love in my life, even after the breakup.


I'd be fine if you'd just walked by,
I would be okay if you didn't stop to talk to me.


But you had to talk about why
You couldn't resist bringing up our past issues.


You were wrong and I was right.
You were at fault in our relationship and I was not.


But I can't believe you made me,
I'm shocked and hurt that you were able to make me feel so vulnerable.


Sit at home and cry like a baby,
I was so upset that I couldn't help but cry.


Wait right by the phone every night.
I was hoping that you would call or text me, but you never did.


And now you ask about you and I,
You're curious about the status of our relationship now.


There's no you and I,
There's no longer anything between us.


Remember what you put me through,
Think about the difficulties you caused me during our relationship.


I had to
I had to move on and start the process of healing.


Realize that we won't make up,
Accept that we're not going to get back together.


It didn't go the way you planned.
Things didn't work out the way you wanted them to.


And you'll know you didn't beat me
You'll realize that our breakup didn't ruin me and I'm still doing well.


When you look down and see
In the end, you'll see that I came out on top.


An "I Heart ?"
I'll still have love in my life.


Written on the back of my hand!
It's a reminder that I'm stronger now and I'm going to be okay.


An "I Heart ?", yeah.
Love is still important to me, even after everything.


Written on the back of my hand!
It's a reminder that I have love in my life and I'm going to be just fine.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: TAYLOR SWIFT

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Mai

Wish I had concentrated,
They said love was complicated,
But it's something I just fell into.
And it was overrated,
But just look what I created,
I came out alive, but I'm black and blue.
Before you ask me if I'm alright,
Think about what I,
Had to do, yeah

Wake up and smell the break up,
Fix my heart, put on my make-up,
Another mess I didn't plan.
And I'll bet you thought you beat me,
Wish you could only see,
I got an "I Heart ?"
Written on the back of my hand!

I'd be fine if you'd just walked by,
But you had to talk about why
You were wrong and I was right.
But I can't believe you made me,
Sit at home and cry like a baby,
Wait right by the phone every night.
And now you ask about you and I,
There's no you and I,
Remember what you put me through,
I had to

Wake up and smell the break up,
Fix my heart, put on my make-up,
Another mess I didn't plan.
And I'll bet you thought you beat me,
Wish you could only see
I got an "I Heart ?"
Written on the back of my hand!

And when you're home all alone at night,
You'll still wonder why
You took everything I had, oh baby.
I haven't thought about you and I,
There's no you and I, and I know
Someday you will

Wake up and smell the break up,
Realize that we won't make up,
It didn't go the way you planned.
And you'll know you didn't beat me
When you look down and see
I got an "I Heart ?"
Written on the back of my hand!

Written on the back of my hand!
An "I Heart ?", yeah.
Written on the back of my hand



Lifeless Asian

​​@Tina Q.It's her song ☺️ She released it on her Beautiful Eyes EP which had these songs:
- Beautiful Eyes
- Should've Said No (Alternate Version)
- Teardrops On My Guitar (Acoustic Version)
- Picture To Burn
- I'm Only Me When I'm With You
- I Heart ?

Teardrops On My Guitar Acoustic Version was in "Acoustic Summer" too if i'm not wrong



KAYLA

LYRICS:

Wish I had concentrated
They said love was complicated
But something I just fell into
And it was overrated
But just look what I created
I came out alive
But now I’m black and blue

Before you ask me if I’m alright
Think about what I had to do

Wake up and smell the break up
Fix my heart put on my make up
Another mess I didn’t plan
And I bet you thought you beat me
Wish you could only see
I got an I Heart ?
Written on the back of my hand

I’d be fine if you just walked by
But you had to talk about why
You were wrong and I was right
And I can’t believe you made me
Sit at home and cry like a baby
Wait right by the phone every night

And now you ask about you and I
There’s no you and I
Remember what you put me through I had to

Wake up and smell the break up
Fix my heart put on my make up
Another mess I didn’t plan
And I bet you thought you beat me
Wish you could only see
I got an I Heart ?
Written on the back of my hand

And when you’re home all alone at night
You still wonder why
You took everything I had oh baby
I haven’t thought about you and I
There’s no you and I
And I know someday you will

Wake up and smell the break up
Realise that we won’t make up
It didn’t go the way you planned
And you’ll know you didn’t beat me
When you look down and see
I got an I Heart ?
Written on the back of my hand
Written on the back of my hand
I heart ? Yeah
Written on the back of my hand



Jason Smalls

[Verse 1]
Wish I had concentrated
They said love was complicated
But it's something I just fell into
And it was overrated
But just look what I’ve created
I came out alive but I’m black and blue

[Pre-Chorus 1]
Before you ask me if I’m alright
Think about what I
Had to do, yeah

[Chorus]
Wake up and smell the breakup
Fix my heart, put on my makeup
Another mess I didn't plan
And I’ll bet, you thought you'd beat me
Wish you could only see
I've got an "I heart question mark"
Written on the back of my hand

[Verse 2]
I'd be fine if you just walked by
But you had to talk about why
You were wrong and I was right
But I can't believe you made me
Sit at home and cry like a baby
Wait right by the phone every night


[Pre-Chorus 2]
And now you ask about you and I
There's no you and I
Remember what you put me through
I had to

[Chorus]
Wake up and smell the breakup
Fix my heart, put on my makeup
Another mess I didn't plan
And I’ll bet, you thought you'd beat me
Wish you could only see
I've got an "I heart question mark"
Written on the back of my hand

[Bridge]
And when you're home alone at night
You'll still wonder why
You took everything I had, oh baby
I had a lot about you and I
There's no you and I
And I know
Someday you will

[Chorus]
Wake up and smell the breakup
Realize that we won't make up
It didn't go the way you planned
And you'll know you didn't beat me
When you look down and see
I've got an "I heart question mark"
Written on the back of my hand


[Outro]
Written on the back of my hand
An "I heart question mark," yeah
Written on the back of my hand



Ana Alicia Gomez

_LYRICS_

Wish I had concentrated
They said love was complicated
But it's something I just fell into
And it was overrated
But just look what I’ve created
I came out alive but I’m black and blue

Before you ask me if I’m alright
Think about what I
Had to do, yeah

[Chorus]
Wake up and smell the breakup
Fix my heart, put on my makeup
Another mess I didn't plan
And I’ll bet, you thought you'd beat me
Wish you could only see
I've got an "I Heart question mark"
Written on the back of my hand

I'd be fine if you just walked by
But you had to talk about why
You were wrong and I was right
But I can't believe you made me
Sit at home and cry like a baby
Wait right by the phone every night

And now you ask about you and I
There's no you and I
Remember what you put me through
I had to

[Chorus]
Wake up and smell the breakup
Fix my heart, put on my makeup
Another mess I didn't plan
And I’ll bet, you thought you'd beat me
Wish you could only see
I've got an "I Heart question mark"
Written on the back of my hand

And when you're home alone at night
You'll still wonder why
You took everything I had, oh baby
I had a lot about you and I
There's no you and I
And I know
Someday you will

[Chorus]
Wake up and smell the breakup
Realize that we won't make up
It didn't go the way you planned
And you'll know you didn't beat me
When you look down and see
I've got an "I Heart question mark"
Written on the back of my hand

Written on the back of my hand
An "I Heart question mark," yeah
Written on the back of my hand



nah

Lyrics!
Wish I had concentrated,
They said love was complicated,
But it's something I just fell into.
And it was overrated,
But just look what I created,
I came out alive, but I'm black and blue.
Before you ask me if I'm alright,
Think about what I,
Had to do, yeah
Wake up and smell the break up,
Fix my heart, put on my make-up,
Another mess I didn't plan.
And I'll bet you thought you beat me,
Wish you could only see,
I got an "I Heart ?"
Written on the back of my hand!
I'd be fine if you'd just walked by,
But you had to talk about why
You were wrong and I was right.
But I can't believe you made me,
Sit at home and cry like a baby,
Wait right by the phone every night.
And now you ask about you and I,
There's no you and I,
Remember what you put me through,
I had to
Wake up and smell the break up,
Fix my heart, put on my make-up,
Another mess I didn't plan.
And I'll bet you thought you beat me,
Wish you could only see
I got an "I Heart ?"
Written on the back of my hand!
And when you're home all alone at night,
You'll still wonder why
You took everything I had, oh baby.
I haven't thought about you and I,
There's no you and I, and I know
Someday you will
Wake up and smell the break up,
Realize that we won't make up,
It didn't go the way you planned.
And you'll know you didn't beat me
When you look down and see
I got an "I Heart ?"
Written on the back of my hand!
Written on the back of my hand!
An "I Heart ?", yeah.
Written on the back of my hand!



Andreass

Wish I had concentrated
They said love was complicated
But it's something I just fell into
And it was overrated
But just look what I created
I keep my life in black and blue
Before you ask me if I'm alright
Think about what I had to do, ooh yeah

Wake up and smell the breakup
Fix my heart, put on my make-up
Another mess I didn't plan
And I'll bet you thought you beat me
Wish you could only see
I got an I heart question mark
Written on the back of my hand

I'll be fine if you just walk by
But you had to talk about why
You were wrong and I was right
But I can't believe you made me
Sit at home, cry like a baby
Wait right by the phone every night

And now you ask about you and I
There's no you and I
Remember what you put me through

I had to wake up and smell the breakup
Fix my heart, put on my make-up
Another mess I didn't plan
And I'll bet you thought you beat me
Wish you could only see
I got an I heart question mark
Written on the back of my hand

And when you're home all alone at night
You'll still wonder why
You took everything I had, oh baby
I haven't thought about you and I
There's no you and I
And I know someday you will

Wake up and smell the breakup
Realize that we won't make-up
It didn't go the way you planned
And you'll know you didn't beat me
When you look down and see
I got an I heart question mark written on the back of my hand

Written on the back of my hand
An I heart question mark, yeah
Written on the back of my hand



Juan Camacho

Wish I had concentrated,
They said love was complicated,
But it's something I just fell into.
And it was overrated,
But just look what I created,
I came out alive, but I'm black and blue.
Before you ask me if I'm alright,
Think about what I,
Had to do, yeah

Wake up and smell the break up,
Fix my heart, put on my make-up,
Another mess I didn't plan.
And I'll bet you thought you beat me,
Wish you could only see,
I got an "I Heart ?"
Written on the back of my hand!

I'd be fine if you'd just walked by,
But you had to talk about why
You were wrong and I was right.
But I can't believe you made me,
Sit at home and cry like a baby,
Wait right by the phone every night.
And now you ask about you and I,
There's no you and I,
Remember what you put me through,
I had to

Wake up and smell the break up,
Fix my heart, put on my make-up,
Another mess I didn't plan.
And I'll bet you thought you beat me,
Wish you could only see
I got an "I Heart ?"
Written on the back of my hand!

And when you're home all alone at night,
You'll still wonder why
You took everything I had, oh baby.
I haven't thought about you and I,
There's no you and I, and I know
Someday you will

Wake up and smell the break up,
Realize that we won't make up,
It didn't go the way you planned.
And you'll know you didn't beat me
When you look down and see
I got an "I Heart ?"
Written on the back of my hand!

Written on the back of my hand!
An "I Heart ?", yeah.
Written on the back of my hand!



All comments from YouTube:

Kyler Krugler

it truly is a crime that this isn't on spotify...it better be a debut vault track

Lifeless Asian

​@Keep Calm & Contemplate Your Life Choices No, Ronan wasn't on Red Deluxe either

Lifeless Asian

Someone covered this in Spotify 😌 even if it wasn't Taylor's voice, at least i could still listen to this song

Keep Calm & Contemplate Your Life Choices

@matthew wasn't it a deluxe track?

lw

@Spencer Moore she wasn’t the one who released babe though, she just owned the song and was a feat

Itzel

@Jackson U'Ren by what name?

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swiftieasf

if this song isn’t on debut taylors version i might resign from being a swiftie for an hour

BestSwiftieEver

I also hope she releases Smokey black nights, lucky you and re-records the Taylor swift holiday collection ❤

Isabel J.

I think debut Taylor’s version might be her longest album yet! Including all the original debut songs, the extended editions/deluxe, the beautiful eyes ep, holiday songs etc

Emily Anne

SAME THO !! I NEED IT IN AN IV

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