So High School
Taylor Swift Lyrics


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I feel so high school every time I look at you
I wanna find you in a crowd just to hide from you

And in a blink of a crinkling eye
I'm sinking, our fingers entwined
Cheeks pink in the twinkling lights
Tell me 'bout the first time you saw me
I'll drink what you think, and I'm high
From smoking your jokes all damn night
The brink of a wrinkle in time
Bittersweet sixteen suddenly

I'm watching American Pie with you on a Saturday night
Your friends are around, so be quiet
I'm trying to stifle my sighs
'Cause I feel so high school every time I look at you
But look at you
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah

Are you gonna marry, kiss, or kill me? (Kill me)
It's just a game, but really (really)
I'm bettin' on all three for us two (all three)
Get my car door, isn't that sweet? (That sweet)
Then pull me to the backseat (backseat)
No one's ever had me (had me), not like you

Truth, dare, spin bottles
You know how to ball, I know Aristotle
Brand new, full-throttle
Touch me while your bros play Grand Theft Auto
It's true, swear, scouts honor
You knew what you wanted and boy, you got her
Brand new, full-throttle
You already know, babe

I feel like laughing in the middle of practice
Do that impression you did of your dad again
I'm hearing voices like a madman

And in a blink of a crinkling eye
I'm sinking, our fingers entwined
Cheeks pink in the twinkling lights
Tell me 'bout the first time you saw me
I'll drink what you think, and I'm high
From smoking your jokes all damn night
The brink of a wrinkle in time
Bittersweet sixteen suddenly

I'm watching American Pie with you on a Saturday night
Your friends are around, so be quiet
I'm trying to stifle my sighs
'Cause I feel so high school (I feel so high school)
Every time I look at you
But look at you

Truth, dare, spin bottles (yeah)
You know how to ball, I know Aristotle
Brand new, full-throttle (yeah)
Touch me while your bros play Grand Theft Auto
It's true, swear, scouts honor (yeah)
You knew what you wanted and boy, you got her
Brand new, full-throttle (yeah)




You already know, babe
You already know, babe

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Taylor Swift's song "so HIGH school" evoke a sense of nostalgia and youthful infatuation reminiscent of high school experiences. The singer expresses a feeling of being transported back to their teenage years whenever they look at the person they are enamored with. The desire to find and hide from this person in a crowd indicates a mix of excitement and apprehension, mirroring the complex emotions often felt during adolescence.


The imagery of entwined fingers and blushing cheeks under twinkling lights paints a romantic scene filled with innocence and sweetness. The mention of sharing intimate moments and jokes, and feeling high from their company, captures the intense emotions and connections that can be formed in youth. The reference to a bittersweet sixteen alludes to the blend of joy and melancholy that often defines teenage experiences.


The lyrics delve into scenarios typical of high school romances, such as watching movies like "American Pie" with friends while trying to hide feelings for someone special. The playful question of "marry, kiss, or kill me" reflects the lighthearted nature of young love and the uncertainties that come with it. The descriptions of small gestures like opening a car door and pulling the singer to the backseat highlight the simplicity and excitement of youthful relationships.


The references to familiar high school activities like truth or dare, spin the bottle, and hanging out with friends while engaging in playful banter, create a sense of carefree nostalgia. The mention of doing impressions and hearing voices adds a touch of whimsy and fun to the song. Overall, the lyrics of "so HIGH school" capture the essence of young love, innocence, and the rollercoaster of emotions that come with navigating relationships during the formative years of adolescence.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Aaron Brooking Dessner, Taylor Swift

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@malfoyrocks

this literally sounds like a Fearless track. Im not kidding. the instrumental, melody, even the lyrics. She recreated how she made music in high school.

@chonkydonklage

that's why i do'nt get the hate for this track - she's said she used to write sappy romantic songs based on her idea of what love is - to hear her write a sappy romantic song based on her current actual life gives me the warm n' fuzzies

@ashleyhautalamusic

Exactly!!!! Everyone saying this doesn’t fit on the album or doesn’t like it just doesn’t get that this is the Taylor we grew up with🥹

@Silverlightbird

Nah, Debut! The beginning of So High School sounds much like "Invisible" from Debut Album, imo :)

@lollypop2490

Ikrr

@oliviamorepink

fr it’s so cutee

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@nabovek

"you knew what you wanted and, boy, you got her" is actually so cute

@Deborah-go3kh

It's arrogant actually.

@lvhernandez4075

@@Deborah-go3khoh, Deborah..never gone after something you really wanted? Arrogant? Maybe. Self confident enough-willing to take a shot. Ballsy move.

@amandabrizuela91

@@Deborah-go3kh lmao okay Deborah 😂

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