Teardrops 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's just so funny
But 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

'Cause 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

The song Teardrops on My Guitar by Taylor Swift is about unrequited love. The singer of the song is in love with a boy named Drew, but he is in love with someone else. The song starts with the singer faking a smile to hide her feelings for Drew, wanting to be everything that they should be. Drew talks to her, and she laughs, but she cannot see anyone else when he is with her, and even though he is so in love, he does not know she is all she thinks about at night. He is the reason for the teardrops on her guitar and the only thing that keeps her wishing on a wishing star.


Drew is the singer's muse, and the song is about how he inspires her to write music, rendering him as an important part of her life. Throughout the song, she constantly paints a picture of Drew's perfection and how she feels she cannot compare to the girl he is with. The song ends with the singer admitting to herself that she must give up on Drew, hoping that she may get some sleep without the weight of her love for him. Teardrops on My Guitar is a relatable love story that many people have gone through in their life, dealing with unrequited love and the pain that comes with it.


Line by Line Meaning

Drew looks at me, I fake a smile so he won't see
I am struggling with my feelings for Drew, but I hide my pain with a fake smile.


That I want and I'm needing everything that we should be
I want and need to be in a loving relationship with Drew, but we are not.


I'll bet she's beautiful, that girl he talks about
Drew talks about another girl who he finds beautiful.


And she's got everything that I have to live without
The other girl has everything I lack, which only fuels my jealousy.


Drew talks to me, I laugh 'cause it's just so funny
I laugh when Drew talks to me, but I am really masking my growing pain.


But I can't even see anyone when he's with me
I only have eyes for Drew, and I struggle to pay attention to others around me.


He says he's so in love, he's finally got it right
Drew claims to be in love and happy, but I am pained by his apparent bliss with another girl.


I wonder if he knows he's all I think about at night
I wonder if Drew knows that he occupies all my thoughts at night, making it impossible to forget him.


He's the reason for the teardrops on my guitar
Drew is the source of my pain, and I cry tears over him that I express through music.


The only thing that keeps me wishing on a wishing star
Despite the heartache, I continue to wish and hope for a future with Drew, guided by an unrelenting belief in love.


He's the song in the car I keep singing, don't know why I do
Drew's love is like a song stuck in my head that I cannot get rid of, leaving me unsure of why I continue to sing it.


Drew walks by me, can he tell that I can't breathe?
When Drew passes by me, I struggle to catch my breath due to the intense emotions I feel for him.


And there he goes, so perfectly
Drew appears perfect to me, and his apparent perfection only makes me more acutely aware of my own flaws.


The kind of flawless I wish I could be
Drew represents everything I aspire to be and have, but cannot attain.


She'd better hold him tight, give him all her love
The other girl should cherish Drew and hold him close, giving him as much love as possible.


Look in those beautiful eyes and know she's lucky 'cause
Anyone who looks into Drew's beautiful eyes is lucky to experience his love and affection.


So I drive home alone, as I turn out the light
I am forced to return home alone and suffer in silence as I try to forget about Drew.


I'll put his picture down and maybe get some sleep tonight
To help me forget about my pain, I take down pictures of Drew and hope to find peace and sleep.


'Cause he's the reason for the teardrops on my guitar
Drew is the cause of my tears and heartache, the one who metaphorically put those tear-filled emotions to music.


The only one who's got enough of me to break my heart
Only Drew has the emotional power to break my heart, as he has my full love and devotion.


He's the time taken up, but there's never enough
Drew occupies my thoughts and heart, but even all of my attention is never enough for me.


And he's all that I need to fall into
Despite the pain, Drew is everything I desire in a person, and I cannot help but fall deeper for him each day.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Anthem Entertainment
Written by: Liz Rose, Taylor Alison Swift

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@architaagrawal1656

I didn't saw the lyrics in the comment section, so here we are:

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 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's 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 better hold him tight
Give him all the 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 off the lights
I'll put his picture down
And maybe get some sleep at night

Cause 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



All comments from YouTube:

@ZombieXCorn

As much as I need 1989, rep, and speak now can she just drop tear drops for fun🥲

@kuroneko8396

I thought i was alone here 😭

@allysharpe5161

How do you feel

@maggieaj

Speak now is coming!

@alucardmorningstar2296

​@@maggieaj this song is from debut, what are you two on about ??

@jade-xd7wm

@@alucardmorningstar2296 TV, what are you on about?

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@chicken

This song will truly never go out of style. She is literally a mastermind. The story, the allure, the chords, the uncertainty, the simplicity and aesthetic. It's brilliant.

@traincore1955

This is the only song I know tbh and I always get it confused with the Beatles song. That being said, it's decent.

@cassidyh.6540

I've seen your comment on so many Taylor videos 🤣Nice

@angelinagarcia9867

I see your comments on Tay Tay's mv's so nice of you to do that for her!❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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