Mr. Perfectly Fine
Taylor Swift Lyrics


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Mr. "Perfect face"
Mr. "Here to stay"
Mr. "Looked me in the eye and told me you would never go away"
Everything was right
Mr. "I've been waiting for you all my life"
Mr. "Every single day until the end, I will be by your side"

But that was when I got to know Mr. "Change of heart"
Mr. "Leaves me all alone," I fall apart
It takes everything in me just to get up each day
But it's wonderful to see that you're okay

Hello Mr. "Perfectly fine"
How's your heart after breaking mine?
Mr. "Always at the right place at the right time," baby
Hello Mr. "Casually cruel"
Mr. "Everything revolves around you"
I've been Miss "Misery" since your goodbye
And you're Mr. "Perfectly fine"

Mr. "Never told me why"
Mr. "Never had to see me cry"
Mr. "Insincere apology so he doesn't look like the bad guy"
He goes about his day
Forgets he ever even heard my name
Well, I thought you might be different than the rest
I guess you're all the same

'Cause I hear he's got his arm 'round a brand-new girl
I've been pickin' up my heart, he's been pickin' up her
And I never got past what you put me through
But it's wonderful to see that it never phased you

Hello Mr. "Perfectly fine"
How's your heart after breakin' mine?
Mr. "Always at the right place at the right time," baby
Hello Mr. "Casually cruel"
Mr. "Everything revolves around you"
I've been Miss "Misery" since your goodbye
And you're Mr. "Perfectly fine"

So dignified in your well-pressed suit
So strategized, all the eyes on you
Sashay away to your seat
It's the best seat, in the best room
Oh, he's so smug, Mr. "Always wins"
So far above me in every sense
So far above feeling anything

And it's really such a shame
It's such a shame
'Cause I was Miss "Here to stay"
Now I'm Miss "Gonna be alright someday"
And someday maybe you'll miss me
But by then, you'll be Mr. "Too late"

Goodbye Mr. "Perfectly fine"
How's your heart after breakin' mine?
Mr. "Always at the right place at the right time," baby
Goodbye Mr. "Casually cruel"
Mr. "Everything revolves around you"
I've been Miss "Misery" for the last time
And you're Mr. "Perfectly fine"
You're perfectly fine




Mr. "Look me in the eye and told me you would never go away"
You said you'd never go away

Overall Meaning

The song Mr. Perfectly Fine by Taylor Swift is a captivating break-up song that depicts the heartbreak and pain of being let down by someone who promised to love and stay with you forever. The song brings to light a relationship where the singer was promised lifelong love but was eventually let down by the other party. The song opens by describing the perfect partner that the singer had always wanted, Mr. Perfect face, Mr. Here to stay, and someone who promised to never leave. However, as the song progresses, the singer reveals that the partner had a change of heart, which led to the eventual breakup. The chorus is a rhythmic and melodic shout-out to that partner, who just moved on to another girl while the singer was left heartbroken.


The second verse highlights the apathy of the partner while also portraying the singer's willingness to move on despite their heartbreak. Taylor Swift aptly describes the partner's behavior, who forgets the breakup and moves on with his life while the singer continues to be mired in grief. The final verse of the song describes how dignified the partner appears while announcing the singer's decision to move on from the pain and brokenness. The song ends with the singer bidding goodbye to Mr. Perfectly Fine, sending the message that she has finally moved on.


Line by Line Meaning

Mr. "Perfect face"
Referring to the ex-partner's physical appearance as perfect.


Mr. "Here to stay"
Believing that the ex-partner is devoted to the relationship and will stay with the singer forever.


Mr. "Looked me in the eye and told me you would never go away"
Ex-partner's promise to never leave the singer.


Everything was right
Relationship seemed perfect.


Mr. "I've been waiting for you all my life"
The singer had been waiting for the ex-partner to come into their life.


Mr. "Every single day until the end, I will be by your side"
Promise to stay together forever.


But that was when I got to know Mr. "Change of heart"
Realizing that the ex-partner changed their mind about the relationship.


Mr. "Leaves me all alone," I fall apart
Ex-partner's decision to leave the singer caused them emotional pain.


It takes everything in me just to get up each day
Struggling to cope with the heartbreak.


But it's wonderful to see that you're okay
The singer ironically finds comfort in seeing the ex-partner going about their life, seemingly unaffected by the breakup.


Hello Mr. "Perfectly fine"
Addressing the ex-partner sarcastically as if everything is okay with them.


How's your heart after breaking mine?
Asking how the ex-partner feels about the pain they caused the singer.


Mr. "Always at the right place at the right time," baby
The ex-partner always seems to have things go their way.


Hello Mr. "Casually cruel"
Pointing out the ex-partner's indifference towards the singer's feelings.


Mr. "Everything revolves around you"
Self-centeredness of the ex-partner's personality.


I've been Miss "Misery" since your goodbye
The singer has been feeling miserable since the breakup.


And you're Mr. "Perfectly fine"
The ex-partner appears to be doing well after the breakup, while the singer is still suffering.


Mr. "Never told me why"
The ex-partner never gave a reason for the breakup.


Mr. "Never had to see me cry"
The ex-partner never witnessed the singer's emotional pain.


Mr. "Insincere apology so he doesn't look like the bad guy"
The ex-partner's apology for the breakup felt insincere and was only made to avoid looking bad.


He goes about his day
The ex-partner moves on quickly with their daily life.


Forgets he ever even heard my name
The ex-partner forgets about the singer and never speaks about them again.


Well, I thought you might be different than the rest
The singer had higher expectations of the ex-partner.


I guess you're all the same
The breakup with this ex-partner is similar to the singer's past breakups with other people.


'Cause I hear he's got his arm 'round a brand-new girl
Learning about the ex-partner moving on to someone new quickly after the breakup.


I've been pickin' up my heart, he's been pickin' up her
The singer has been struggling to heal their heartbreak while the ex-partner moves on.


And I never got past what you put me through
The singer is still traumatized by the breakup and the ex-partner's actions.


But it's wonderful to see that it never phased you
The singer is bitter about how the ex-partner seems unaffected by the breakup.


So dignified in your well-pressed suit
The ex-partner presents themselves well and appears to have everything under control.


So strategized, all the eyes on you
The ex-partner is strategic in their actions and cares about their image in front of others.


Sashay away to your seat
The ex-partner walks away confidently to their designated spot.


It's the best seat, in the best room
The ex-partner always has the best of everything and takes center stage.


Oh, he's so smug, Mr. "Always wins"
The ex-partner is self-satisfied and always seems to come out on top.


So far above me in every sense
The ex-partner is superior to the singer in every aspect of life.


So far above feeling anything
The ex-partner appears to be emotionally detached and unfeeling.


And it's really such a shame
The singer is disappointed in the ex-partner's lack of empathy.


'Cause I was Miss "Here to stay"
The singer was committed to the relationship and expected the ex-partner to reciprocate.


Now I'm Miss "Gonna be alright someday"
The singer is determined to move on and heal from the heartbreak.


And someday maybe you'll miss me
The singer hopes that the ex-partner will miss them in the future.


But by then, you'll be Mr. "Too late"
If the ex-partner realizes their mistake in losing the singer, it will be too late as the singer has already moved on.


Goodbye Mr. "Perfectly fine"
Saying goodbye to the ex-partner sarcastically as if everything is okay with them.


How's your heart after breakin' mine?
Asking how the ex-partner is feeling after causing the singer pain.


Mr. "Always at the right place at the right time," baby
The ex-partner always seems to have things go their way.


Goodbye Mr. "Casually cruel"
Pointing out the ex-partner's indifference towards the singer's feelings.


Mr. "Everything revolves around you"
The ex-partner is self-centered and only thinks about themselves.


I've been Miss "Misery" for the last time
The singer is finally letting go of their misery and moving on.


And you're Mr. "Perfectly fine"
The ex-partner appears to be doing well after the breakup.


You're perfectly fine
Sarcastic remark indicating that the ex-partner is not as fine as they claim to be.


Mr. "Look me in the eye and told me you would never go away"
Ex-partner's promise to never leave the singer.


You said you'd never go away
Reiterating the ex-partner's promise to never leave the singer.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Taylor Swift

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@Parisita2881

Mr. "Perfect face"
Mr. "Here to stay"
Mr. "Looked me in the eye and told me you would never go away"
Everything was right
Mr. "I've been waiting for you all my life"
Mr. "Every single day until the end, I will be by your side"

But that was when I got to know Mr. "Change of heart"
Mr. "Leaves me all alone, " I fall apart
It takes everything in me just to get up each day
But it's wonderful to see that you're okay

Hello Mr. "Perfectly fine"
How's your heart after breaking mine?
Mr. "Always at the right place at the right time, " baby
Hello Mr. "Casually cruel"
Mr. "Everything revolves around you"
I've been Miss "Misery" since your goodbye
And you're Mr. "Perfectly fine"

Mr. "Never told me why"
Mr. "Never had to see me cry"
Mr. "Insincere apology so he doesn't look like the bad guy"
He goes about his day
Forgets he ever even heard my name
Well, I thought you might be different than the rest
I guess you're all the same

'Cause I hear he's got his arm 'round a brand-new girl
I've been pickin' up my heart, he's been pickin' up her
And I never got past what you put me through
But it's wonderful to see that it never phased you

Hello Mr. "Perfectly fine"
How's your heart after breakin' mine?
Mr. "Always at the right place at the right time, " baby
Hello Mr. "Casually cruel"
Mr. "Everything revolves around you"
I've been Miss "Misery" since your goodbye
And you're Mr. "Perfectly fine"

So dignified in your well-pressed suit
So strategized, all the eyes on you
Sashay away to your seat
It's the best seat, in the best room
Oh, he's so smug, Mr. "Always wins"
So far above me in every sense
So far above feeling anything

And it's really such a shame
It's such a shame
'Cause I was Miss "Here to stay"
Now I'm Miss "Gonna be alright someday"
And someday maybe you'll miss me
But by then, you'll be Mr. "Too late"

Goodbye Mr. "Perfectly fine"
How's your heart after breakin' mine?
Mr. "Always at the right place at the right time, " baby
Goodbye Mr. "Casually cruel"
Mr. "Everything revolves around you"
I've been Miss "Misery" for the last time
And you're Mr. "Perfectly fine"
You're perfectly fine
Mr. "Look me in the eye and told me you would never go away"
You said you'd never go away



@zahraibrahim7741

taylor: heres reputation
me : what did i do to deserve this masterpiece
taylor : this is lover
me: wait i’m not over reputati-
taylor: meet folklore
me: WAIT BU-
taylor : say hi to evermore
me: WAITTTT
taylor: you all over me
me: omg i’m still not over reputation
taylor : too bad here’s mr. perfectly fine
edit: she released fearless taylor’s version omg



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@shinyachen1334

"Hello, Mr. Casually Cruel" walked so "So casually cruel in the name of being honest" could run

@naveenabinu2415

Brooo I actually remembered that lyric while listening to this

@eugenieng3576

been looking for this comment

@brookek2

I was waiting for someone else to notice.

@crystalclear5287

Ikrrrr the first thing that came to my mind was this lyric from ATW

@singingchild4614

Taylor Swift inspires me to sing. My dad said if I can get 5K likes on my new singing video, he will finally buy me a mic. I really need one to make my own music. Any support is appreciated.

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@jacobsed8432

THIS SOUNDS LIKE A SONG AT THE END OF AN EARLY 2000’s MOVIE WHERE THE GIRL FINALLY DUMPS HER JOCK BOYFRIEND WHO TREATS HER LIKE TRASH AT PROM AND THEN SHE WINS PROM QUEEN AND THEN SHE WALKS HOME IN HER DRESS WITH FULL MAKE UP SMILING TO HERSELF 😂😂

@selenaytaylorsversion

OMG so true 😧

@Lux_bxdiee

True 😂

@Itsbluehan24

Yeah .. it fits the end of 2000's movies perfectly!

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