Taylor_Swift_-_Sparks_Fly
Taylor Swift Lyrics


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The way you move is like a full on rainstorm
and I'm a house of cards
You're the kind of reckless that you send me running but I
kind of know that I won't get far.

And you stood there in front of me just
Close enough to touch
Close enough to hope you couldn't see
What I was thinking of

Drop everything now
Meet me in the pouring rain
Kiss me on the sidewalk
Take away the pain
'cause I see sparks fly whenever you smile

Get me with those green eyes, baby
As the lights go down
Something that'll haunt me when you're not around
'cause I see sparks fly whenever you smile

My mind forgets to remind me
that you're a bad idea
You touch me once and it's really something
You find I'm even better than you imagined I would be

I'm on my guard for the rest of the world
But with you, I know it's no good
And I could wait patiently but
I really wish you would

Drop everything now
Meet me in the pouring rain
Kiss me on the sidewalk
Take away the pain
cause I see, sparks fly whenever you smile

Get me with those green eyes, baby
As the lights go down
Something that'll haunt me when you're not around
cause I see, sparks fly whenever you smile

I run my fingers through your hair
And watch the lights go wild
Just keep on keeping your eyes on me
It's just strong enough to make you feel right
And lead me up the staircase
Won't you whisper soft and slow
I'm captivated by you, baby
like a fireworks show

Drop everything now
Meet me in the pouring rain
Kiss me on the sidewalk
Take away the pain
cause I see sparks fly whenever you smile

Get me with those green eyes, baby
As the lights go down



Something that'll haunt me when you're not around
cause I see, sparks fly whenever you smile

Overall Meaning

In "Sparks Fly," Taylor Swift sings about being drawn to someone who is reckless, but irresistible (sparks fly whenever he smiles). She compares herself to a house of cards that could come tumbling down at any moment, and acknowledges that she's a bad idea but she can't help herself. The way that he moves is like a full-on rainstorm, and she can't help but be enamored with him.


The chorus is a plea for him to meet her in the pouring rain and kiss her on the sidewalk to take away the pain. She sees sparks fly whenever he smiles and gets lost in his green eyes. A simple touch from him is enough to make her forget what's rational, and she finds herself hoping that he feels the same way about her.


Overall, "Sparks Fly" is a song about being drawn to someone even when you know it might not be the best idea. Taylor is fully aware that this person is reckless and that being with him could be dangerous, but she can't help the way she feels. It's a confession of vulnerability and a willingness to take a chance on love, even if it means getting hurt.


Line by Line Meaning

The way you move is like a full on rainstorm
Your movements are intense and passionate, much like a rainstorm is powerful and all-encompassing.


and I'm a house of cards
I am fragile and vulnerable, like a house of cards that can easily be knocked down.


You're the kind of reckless that you send me running but I
Your carefree and bold nature scares me and makes me want to run away, but


kind of know that I won't get far.
I still have an irresistible attraction to you and know I won't be able to resist your charm.


And you stood there in front of me just
You were standing so close to me,


Close enough to touch
Close enough for physical contact with you,


Close enough to hope you couldn't see
Close enough to hope that you didn't notice or realize


What I was thinking of
The thoughts and emotions I was experiencing in that moment.


Drop everything now
Stop whatever you're doing,


Meet me in the pouring rain
Come meet me outside in the middle of a rainstorm,


Kiss me on the sidewalk
Give me a passionate kiss on the pavement,


Take away the pain
Ease my emotional distress and make me feel better,


'cause I see sparks fly whenever you smile
Because I feel a strong attraction and chemistry between us that is undeniable, especially when you smile.


Get me with those green eyes, baby
Your sparkling green eyes captivate me, love.


As the lights go down
When the lights dim,


Something that'll haunt me when you're not around
A memory that will stay with me even when you're not present,


'cause I see sparks fly whenever you smile
Because I feel an intense chemistry with you, especially when you smile.


My mind forgets to remind me
I get so caught up in the moment and my emotions that I forget,


that you're a bad idea
That I should be cautious and avoid getting involved with you because it may not be a good decision,


You touch me once and it's really something
Just one touch from you is enough to make me feel so much,


You find I'm even better than you imagined I would be
You discover that I exceed your expectations and you are pleasantly surprised.


I'm on my guard for the rest of the world
I am guarded and protective around others,


But with you, I know it's no good
But with you, all of my defenses come down and I know it's not a good thing - I'm vulnerable to you,


And I could wait patiently but
I could be patient and wait for you,


I really wish you would
But I actually can't wait and I really wish you would hurry up and be with me.


I run my fingers through your hair
I touch your hair gently with my fingers,


And watch the lights go wild
I observe the surrounding lights flicker and become chaotic,


Just keep on keeping your eyes on me
Just continue to focus on me and keep our connection strong,


It's just strong enough to make you feel right
The connection between us is so strong that it makes me feel right and like it's meant to be,


And lead me up the staircase
And you take me up the stairs,


Won't you whisper soft and slow
Whisper softly and slowly to me,


I'm captivated by you, baby
I am entranced and mesmerized by you - I can't resist you,


like a fireworks show
Like a display of light and color that fills the sky, our connection is explosive and captivating.




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the caremel

i love how you can still hear bits of the taylor's younger voice, her voice is so versatile

MelMel

For real? Sometimes I'd wonder if I was listening to TV or not lol 😂

Derek Miller

“My mind forgets to remind me”

Ramona Pierce Salvatore

Perks of being a passionate soprano

Júlia Medeiros

​@Derek MillerWow

Kira

yeah, it's so sweet and angelic

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Isabela Pierre

This is insane. Seeing her in 2011 singing but listening to her mature 2023 voice. I have so many feelings right now I can't even describe. I love this.

alexe.

i think it’s more 2020-2021 than 2023

Sabry

​@AlexeBriand2002 2022* she said she was 32 she turned 32 on December 13, 2021 so she re-registered it in 2022

Daily dose of Izzy

I know right

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