That's When
Taylor Swift Lyrics


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You said, "I know"
When I said, "I need some time, need some space
To think about all of this"
You watched me go
And I knew my words were hard to hear
And harder to ever take back
And I said, "When can I come back?"
And you said, that's when, when I wake up in the mornin'
That's when, when it's sunny or stormin'
Laughin' when I'm cryin'
And that's when I'll be waitin' at the front gate
That's when, when I see your face
I'll let you in, and baby that's when

Mm-mm

I said, "I know"
When you said, "I did you wrong, made mistakes
And put you through all of this" (through all of this)
Then through the phone
Came all your tears
And I said "Leave those all in our past"
And you said "When can I come back?"

And I said, that's when, when I wake up in the mornin'
That's when, when it's sunny or stormin'
Laughin' when I'm cryin'
And that's when I'll be waitin' at the front gate
That's when, when I see your face
I'll let you in, and baby that's when

And you said, "Honestly
When you were gone, did you ever think of me?"

And I said, that's when, when I woke up in the mornin'
That's when it was sunny or stormin'
Laughin' when I was cryin'
And that's when you were waitin' at the front gate
That's when, when I saw your face
You let me in, and baby that's when

(That's when, when I woke up in the mornin') yeah
(That's when it was sunny or stormin')
When I'm laughin', when I'm cryin'
(That's when I'll be waitin' at the front gate) that's when I miss you
(That's when, when I see your face)
That's when I want you




That's when I love you
That's when

Overall Meaning

The song "That's When" by Taylor Swift is a beautiful love story about a couple working through the mistakes and heartbreaks they've caused each other. The lyrics express the couple's desire to get back together and make things right. The first verse tells the story of one of the members of the couple asking for space and time to think. The second person agrees to wait patiently for them by saying, "that's when" - when they wake up in the morning, in good weather and in bad weather, when they laugh and cry. The second verse tells the same story from the other person's perspective. This time, the person admits they made mistakes and caused heartbreak. The other person forgives them and says "that's when" they'll be waiting for them. In the bridge, the couple asks each other if they ever thought about each other when they were apart. They both say, "That's when" they thought about each other.


The song shows that love is about forgiveness, patience, and being there for each other. It's about acknowledging each other's mistakes and working to make a relationship stronger. The phrase "that's when" is repeated throughout the song to show that the couple is still waiting and hoping for a brighter future.


Overall, "That's When" is a hopeful and uplifting song about the power of love and forgiveness. It teaches us that sometimes, all we need is patience, forgiveness, and understanding in our relationships.


Line by Line Meaning

You said, "I know"
You acknowledged that you understood what I was saying


When I said, "I need some time, need some space To think about all of this"
I asked for time to think about our relationship


You watched me go
You saw me leave


And I knew my words were hard to hear And harder to ever take back
I understood that my words may have hurt you and that they couldn't be undone


And I said, "When can I come back?"
I asked when I can return to our relationship


And you said, that's when, when I wake up in the mornin' That's when, when it's sunny or stormin' Laughin' when I'm cryin' And that's when I'll be waitin' at the front gate That's when, when I see your face I'll let you in, and baby that's when
You replied that you'll be waiting for me to return, whether it's morning or evening, rain or shine. Your love for me is unconditional and you will let me back in when you see me again.


I said, "I know"
I acknowledged that I understood what you were saying


When you said, "I did you wrong, made mistakes And put you through all of this" (through all of this)
You admitted to making mistakes and hurting me


Then through the phone Came all your tears
I heard you crying on the phone


And I said "Leave those all in our past" And you said "When can I come back?"
I reassured you that we can leave the mistakes in the past and you asked when you can return to our relationship


And I said, that's when, when I wake up in the mornin' That's when, when it's sunny or stormin' Laughin' when I'm cryin' And that's when I'll be waitin' at the front gate That's when, when I see your face I'll let you in, and baby that's when
I replied that I'll always be waiting for you to come back and that my love for you is unconditional regardless of the circumstances of our reunion


And you said, "Honestly When you were gone, did you ever think of me?"
You asked if I ever thought about you when we were apart


And I said, that's when, when I woke up in the mornin' That's when it was sunny or stormin' Laughin' when I was cryin' And that's when you were waitin' at the front gate That's when, when I saw your face You let me in, and baby that's when
I answered that I thought about you often, especially when I saw things that reminded me of you. When I returned and saw you waiting for me, it was then that I knew you still loved me.


(That's when, when I woke up in the mornin') yeah (That's when it was sunny or stormin') When I'm laughin', when I'm cryin' (That's when I'll be waitin' at the front gate) that's when I miss you (That's when, when I see your face) That's when I want you That's when I love you That's when
These are repeated affirmations of the lines above, expressing how the singer longs for the other person and that they know they truly love them.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Brad Warren, Brett Warren, Taylor Swift

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