Tear Drops On My Guitar
Taylor Swift Lyrics


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Drew looks at me, I fake a smile so he won't see
That I want and I'm needing everything that we should be
I'll bet she's beautiful, that girl he talks about
And she's got everything that I have to live without

Drew talks to me, I laugh 'cause it is just so funny
That I can't even see anyone when he's with me
He says he's so in love, he's finally got it right,
I wonder if he knows he's all I think about at night

He's the reason for the teardrops on my guitar
The only thing that keeps me wishing on a wishing star
He's the song in the car I keep singing, don't know why I do

Drew walks by me, can he tell that I can't breathe?
And there he goes, so perfectly,
The kind of flawless I wish I could be
She'd better hold him tight, give him all her love
Look in those beautiful eyes and know she's lucky cause

He's the reason for the teardrops on my guitar
The only thing that keeps me wishing on a wishing star
He's the song in the car I keep singing, don't know why I do

So I drive home alone, as I turn out the light
I'll put his picture down and maybe
Get some sleep tonight

Because he's the reason for the teardrops on my guitar
The only one who's got enough of me to break my heart
He's the song in the car I keep singing, don't know why I do
He's the time taken up, but there's never enough
And he's all that I need to fall into





Drew looks at me, I fake a smile so he won't see

Overall Meaning

In "Tear Drops On My Guitar," Taylor Swift sings about her unrequited love for her friend Drew. She describes the pain of watching Drew talk about another girl he loves while she is secretly longing for him. The lyrics express her heartache, as she considers the contrast between her own feelings and the girl Drew loves, who has everything she does not. Even though she tries to hide her true feelings, the tears on her guitar serve as a symbol of the pain she faces.


Throughout the song, Taylor Swift carefully presents the complexities of unrequited love. She portrays the internal conflict of wanting someone who doesn't love you in return. The lyrics convey how Drew is the person who brings both joy and pain into her life. She often laughs because she appreciates his company, yet the thought of him with another girl breaks her heart.


Overall, "Tear Drops On My Guitar" showcases Taylor Swift's ability to convey emotions in a relatable and authentic way. Her talent for crafting lyrics that resonate with so many people is what makes the song so popular and enduring today.


Line by Line Meaning

Drew looks at me, I fake a smile so he won't see
The singer is trying to hide her feelings from Drew by putting on a fake smile.


That I want and I'm needing everything that we should be
She wants and needs Drew to be with her and fulfill all the expectations of a romantic relationship.


I'll bet she's beautiful, that girl he talks about
The singer assumes the girl Drew talks about is beautiful.


And she's got everything that I have to live without
The girl Drew talks about has everything that the artist lacks.


Drew talks to me, I laugh 'cause it is just so funny
She nervously laughs around Drew because of her longing desire for him.


That I can't even see anyone when he's with me
She is so infatuated with Drew that she cannot pay attention to anything else when he is around.


He says he's so in love, he's finally got it right,
Drew tells her that he loves someone else and has found his true love.


I wonder if he knows he's all I think about at night
The artist wonders if Drew is aware that he is the only thing she thinks about at night.


He's the reason for the teardrops on my guitar
Drew is the reason why she cries and feels heartbroken.


The only thing that keeps me wishing on a wishing star
The artist keeps wishing for something that she cannot have because of Drew.


He's the song in the car I keep singing, don't know why I do
She keeps singing a song associated with Drew, despite not knowing why.


Drew walks by me, can he tell that I can't breathe?
The artist finds it hard to breathe around Drew, but wonders if he notices.


And there he goes, so perfectly,
Drew walks away perfectly, leaving the singer feeling flawed in comparison.


The kind of flawless I wish I could be
The singer wishes she could be as perfect as Drew or his girlfriend.


She'd better hold him tight, give him all her love
The singer assumes that Drew's girlfriend should be grateful to have him and give him all her love.


Look in those beautiful eyes and know she's lucky cause
She assumes that Drew's girlfriend is lucky because she gets to look into his beautiful eyes.


So I drive home alone, as I turn out the light
The artist goes home alone after thinking about Drew.


I'll put his picture down and maybe Get some sleep tonight
She tries to put away her feelings for Drew and sleep.


He's the only one who's got enough of me to break my heart
Drew has the power to break her heart because he has a special place in her heart.


He's the time taken up, but there's never enough
Drew occupies her thoughts and time, but it is never enough for her.


And he's all that I need to fall into
The artist feels that Drew is the only one she needs to fall in love with.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, OLE MEDIA MANAGEMENT LP
Written by: LIZ ROSE, TAYLOR SWIFT

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@anikadavison8915

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Taylor swift laying on her bed at 12 o'clock with a full face of makeup and an elegant ball gown on

@meganhutchison1949

I love it ahaaaa it's me everytime I like someone who doesnt like me back

@PrettyGuardian

I stan a relatable queen

@riverpeters9603

At least she didnt wear it to school

@riverpeters9603

@Not Official hey! I do that😂

@emfloyd3710

Sounds fun I dunno 😂

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@itzelgutierrez3672

This was our “heather” song.

@tahirarahman4491

Conan would be so delighted to read your comment! This song is the first YouTube video he ever saw. He is a huge, huge Swifte.
N yes, I totally agree with you.

@angieisadork

Exactly!!!!

@seriouslyleah3987

That's true!!!

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