Innocent
Taylor Swift Lyrics


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I guess you really did it this time
Left yourself in your war path
Lost your balance on a tightrope
Lost your mind trying to get it back

Wasn't it easier in your lunchbox days?
Always a bigger bed to crawl into
Wasn't it beautiful when you believed in everything
And everybody believed in you?

It's alright, just wait and see
Your string of lights are still bright to me, oh
Who you are is not where you've been
You're still an innocent
Still an innocent

Did some things you can't speak of
But at night, you live it all again
You wouldn't be shattered on the floor now
If only you had seen what you know now then

Wasn't it easier in your firefly-catching days?
When everything out of reach
Someone bigger brought down to you
Wasn't it beautiful running wild 'til you fell asleep
Before the monsters caught up to you?

It's alright, just wait and see
Your string of lights are still bright to me, oh
Who you are is not where you've been
You're still an innocent
It's okay, and life is a tough crowd
Thirty-two and still growing up now
Who you are is not what you did
You're still an innocent

Time turns flames to embers
You'll have new Septembers
Every one of us has messed up too, ooh
Minds change like the weather
I hope you remember
Today is never too late to be brand new, oh

It's alright, just wait and see
Your string of lights are still bright to me, oh
Who you are is not where you've been
You're still an innocent
It's okay, and life is a tough crowd
Thirty-two and still growing up now
Who you are is not what you did
You're still an innocent
You're still an innocent





Lost your balance on a tightrope, oh
It's never too late to get it back

Overall Meaning

The song "Innocent" by Taylor Swift tells a story of a once-promising person who made mistakes that cost them everything, all while trying to figure out who they truly are. The opening lines reveal the depth of the fall from grace that this person experienced. The second verse builds up a strong sense of nostalgia for a happier, carefree time when everything seemed achievable, and life was full of wonder. Taylor Swift notes that despite the mistakes this person made, they still possess a bright inner light that hasn't dimmed despite the difficulties they have faced. The chorus reassures the listener that it's never too late to start anew and that redemption is always within reach. Taylor affirms that even though life can be a challenging audience, it's essential to keep moving forward and growing.


The final verse provides a sense of hope and resilience, insisting that change is a frequent occurrence in life, and we should never give up on ourselves or allow our past to define us. The central theme of the song is the idea of second chances and the possibility of redemption. It's a song that explores the idea of growing up and becoming who we were meant to be, no matter how many stumbles we take. Taylor Swift's sincere lyrics, along with the gentle melody, make "Innocent" a meaningful and powerful song.


Line by Line Meaning

I guess you really did it this time
You've done something that's really impacting you this time.


Left yourself in your warpath
You have caused damage in your own life.


Lost your balance on a tightrope
You've lost your footing in life and don't know what to do next.


Lost your mind tryin' to get it back
You've pushed yourself too far and feel like you're going crazy trying to find a way out.


Wasn't it easier in your lunchbox days?
Remember when life was simpler and you didn't have to worry about so much?


Always a bigger bed to crawl into
There was always someone to comfort you when things went wrong.


Wasn't it beautiful when you believed in everything?
Remember when you had faith in the world and everything seemed perfect?


And everybody believed in you?
Remember when everyone had faith in your abilities and your potential?


It's alright, just wait and see
Everything is going to be alright, you just need to give it time.


Your string of lights is still bright to me
You still have potential and are important to me, even now.


Oh, who you are is not where you've been
Your past does not define you.


You're still an innocent
You are still pure and good at your core.


Did some things you can't speak of
You have made some mistakes and committed some regretful actions.


But at night you'll live it all again
You blame yourself and replay your past actions over and over.


You wouldn't be shattered on the floor now
You wouldn't be in this difficult place now if you had seen things differently before.


If only you had seen what you know now then
If only you had known then what you know now, things would be different.


Wasn't it easier in your firefly-catchin' days?
Remember when you were filled with excitement and curiosity for the world?


And everything out of reach, someone bigger brought down to you
You believed that anything was possible with the help of others.


Wasn't it beautiful runnin' wild 'til you fell asleep?
Remember when you could be carefree and run wild?


Before the monsters caught up to you?
Before the harsh realities of life caught up with you.


It's okay, life is a tough crowd
Life can be challenging and difficult.


Thirty two and still growin' up now
You're still learning and growing, no matter how old you are.


Who you are is not what you did
Your past actions do not define who you are as a person.


You're still an innocent
You are still good and pure at your core.


Time turns flames to embers
Time can heal and lessen the intensity of past hurts.


You'll have new Septembers
There will be opportunities for new beginnings and fresh starts.


Every one of us has messed up too
Everyone makes mistakes and has regrets.


Lives change like the weather
Life is unpredictable and constantly changing.


I hope you remember
I hope you never forget this important lesson.


Today is never too late to
It's never too late to make a change or start anew.


Be brand new
You can reinvent yourself and become a new version of yourself, any time you want.


Lost your balance on a tight rope, oh
You're feeling lost and unsure of yourself, but that's okay.


It's never too late to get it back
You can always find your footing again, no matter how lost you feel.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Taylor Swift

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1. Taylor Swift - The Country Girl
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@ALittleBitSOUR.

Love you taylor❤
So many albums I can’t even keeps track first it’s:
Taylor swift/debut 2006 age 16
Fearless: 2008 age 18
Speak now(now this new version!) 2010 age 20
Red: 2012 age 22
1989: 2014 age 24
Reputation: 2017 age 27
Lover: 2019 age 29
Folklore: 2020 age 30
Evermore: 2020 age 30(almost 31 In 2 days at the time)
Midnights:2022 age 32 (she wasn’t 33 yet)
So many eras in 17 years!❤



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@daylight_18

32 and still growing up now reflects how mature Taylor was at that time to forgive that mf, how grown up she was. We love you Taylor ❤

@thekoala9337

forgive who??? i'm new sorry 🥲

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@k_tay2507

​@@thekoala9337you know the 2009 VMAs thing when that mentioned "mf" interrupted her speech? This song was basically her saying it's alright, I forgive you

@aubsss44

999 likes? Let me fix that real quick,

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@BebeSwan

Her voice has changed so much but so beautifully ♥

@Sacto1654

It has a mature, non-accented voice, which has changed the feel of every song in Speak Now (Taylor's Version) .

@arkadiuszmagdziarek2530

😢love you so much Taylor swift

@arkadiuszmagdziarek2530

So true

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