So It Goes
Taylor Swift Lyrics


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See you in the dark
All eyes on you, my magician
All eyes on us
You make everyone disappear, and
Cut me into pieces
Gold cage, hostage to my feelings
Back against the wall
Trippin', trip-trippin' when you're gone

'Cause we break down a little
But when you get me alone, it's so simple
'Cause baby, I know what you know
We can feel it

And all the pieces fall
Right into place
Getting caught up in a moment
Lipstick on your face
So it goes
I'm yours to keep
And I'm yours to lose
You know I'm not a bad girl, but I
Do bad things with you
So it goes

Met you in a bar
All eyes on me, your illusionist
All eyes on us
I make all your grey days clear and
Wear you like a necklace
I'm so chill, but you make me jealous
But I got your heart
Skippin', skip-skippin' when I'm gone

'Cause we break down a little
But when I get you alone, it's so simple
'Cause baby, I know what you know
We can feel it

And all the pieces fall
Right into place
Getting caught up in a moment
Lipstick on your face
So it goes
I'm yours to keep
And I'm yours to lose
You know I'm not a bad girl, but I
Do bad things with you
So it goes

Come here, dressed in black now
So, so, so it goes
Scratches down your back now
So, so, so it goes

You did a number on me
But, honestly, baby, who's counting?
I did a number on you
But, honestly, baby, who's counting?
You did a number on me
But, honestly, baby, who's counting?
Who's counting?
One, two, three

And all the pieces fall (pieces fall)
Right into place
Getting caught up in a moment (caught up, caught up)
Lipstick on your face
So it goes
I'm yours to keep (oh)
And I'm yours to lose (baby)
You know I'm not a bad girl, but I
(I) do bad things with you
So it goes

Come here, dressed in black now
So, so, so it goes
Scratches down your back now
So, so, so it goes
Come here, dressed in black now
So, so, so it goes




Scratches down your back now
So, so, so it goes

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Taylor Swift's "So It Goes…" create an image of a passionate and intense romantic relationship. The song seems to be about two people who are obsessed with each other, despite the fact that their love may be toxic. Swift sings about meeting her partner in a bar, where they were the center of attention. They push each other to the brink and make each other crazy with lust, but the intensity of their love makes it difficult to let each other go.


The lyrics are loaded with metaphors that are open to interpretation. The phrase "gold cage, hostage to my feelings" could represent how trapped she feels by her emotions. She's also "wearing" her partner like a necklace, which symbolizes ownership, domination or control. The imagery of "scratches down your back" paints a picture of rough, passionate sex. The lyrics also use repetition to create a sense of urgency and visceral energy.


Overall, the song captures the excitement, obsession, and danger that can come with a passionate romance. It could be seen as a commentary on the thin line between love and obsession.


Line by Line Meaning

See you in the dark
I only want to be with you when we can be alone and away from everyone else


All eyes on you, my magician
When we're together, everyone is captivated by your charm and you have a hold over me like magic


All eyes on us
When we're together, we become the center of attention and everyone is watching our every move


You make everyone disappear, and
When you're around, everyone else fades into the background and I can only focus on you


Cut me into pieces
You have the power to make me feel vulnerable and exposed


Gold cage, hostage to my feelings
I feel trapped by my emotions and my attachment to you, unable to escape the feelings that hold me captive


Back against the wall
I feel like I'm up against a wall when I'm with you, as if I have no other option but to stay with you


Trippin', trip-trippin' when you're gone
My mind is in chaos when you're away, I miss you and I can't stop thinking about you


'Cause we break down a little
Our relationship has its ups and downs, and sometimes we struggle to hold it together


And when you get me alone, it's so simple
When we're alone, everything feels easy and natural between us


'Cause baby, I know what you know
We have a deep understanding between us, we share the same feelings and desires


We can feel it
Our connection is strong and we can feel it in every moment we spend together


And our pieces fall
When we're together, we fit perfectly and everything falls into place


Right into place
Our relationship feels natural and effortless, as if we were meant to be together


Get caught up in the moments
We lose ourselves in the intense moments we share together


Lipstick on your face
We're lost in passion and our physical connection leaves a mark on both of us


So it goes
This is just the way things are between us, we can't resist each other and we can't escape our feelings


I'm yours to keep
I belong to you, and I'm willing to stay by your side no matter what happens


And I'm yours to lose
But you also have a responsibility to take care of me and keep me safe, because you have the power to hurt me deeply


You know I'm not a bad girl, but I
I'm not a bad person, but I'm willing to do things I know I shouldn't because of my feelings for you


Do bad things with you
We both know that our relationship is forbidden and we're taking risks by being together, but we can't resist the temptation


Met you in a bar
We met in a place where we were both looking for something to distract us from our problems


Your illusion is
You had a certain persona or image that you projected when we first met, and I was enchanted by it


Wear you like a necklace
I'm proud to be with you and I want to show you off to the world, like a piece of valuable jewelry


I'm so chill, but you make me jealous
I usually don't get bothered by things easily, but when it comes to you, I can't help feeling a little possessive and jealous


But I got your heart
Despite everything, you still love me and I know that I have a hold on your heart


Skippin', skip-skippin' when I'm gone
When I'm away, I know that you miss me just as much as I miss you


Come here, dressed in black now
We're meeting in secret, dressed in a way that will help us blend in and not draw attention to ourselves


Scratches down your back now
Our physical connection is intense and passionate, leaving marks on each other's bodies


You did a number on me
You've left a deep emotional impact on me, and I can't shake my feelings for you no matter how hard I try


But, honestly, baby, who's counting?
We're both doing things that we know we shouldn't, but it doesn't matter to us because we're so caught up in our feelings for each other


Who's counting?
We're not keeping track of our mistakes or the risks we're taking, because we're too focused on the present moment and each other


1, 2, 3
We're counting on each other to always be there, to always understand each other, and to never let go




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Oscar Michael Gorres, Johan Karl Schuster, Martin Max Sandberg, Taylor Alison Swift

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