The Story Of Us
Taylor Swift Lyrics


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I used to think one day we'd tell the story of us
How we met and the sparks flew instantly
And people would say, "They're the lucky ones"
I used to know my place was the spot next to you
Now I'm searching the room for an empty seat
'Cause lately I don't even know what page you're on

Oh, a simple complication
Miscommunications lead to fall out
So many things that I wish you knew
So many walls up I can't break through

Now I'm standing alone in a crowded room
And we're not speaking and I'm dying to know
Is it killing you like it's killing me? Yeah
I don't know what to say since the twist of fate
When it all broke down
And the story of us looks a lot like a tragedy now
Next chapter

How'd we end up this way?
See me nervously pulling at my clothes
And trying to look busy
And you're doing your best to avoid me
I'm starting to think one day I'll tell the story of us
How I was losing my mind when I saw you here
But you held your pride like you should have held me

Oh, I'm scared to see the ending
Why are we pretending this is nothing?
I'd tell you I miss you but I don't know how
I've never heard silence quite this loud

Now I'm standing alone in a crowded room
And we're not speaking and I'm dying to know
Is it killing you like it's killing me? Yeah
I don't know what to say since the twist of fate
When it all broke down
And the story of us looks a lot like a tragedy now

This is looking like a contest
Of who can act like they care less
But I liked it better when you were on my side
The battle's in your hands now
But I would lay my armor down
If you'd say you'd rather love than fight
So many things that you wish I knew
But the story of us might be ending soon

Now I'm standing alone in a crowded room
And we're not speaking and I'm dying to know
Is it killing you like it's killing me, yeah
But I don't know what to say since the twist of fate
When it all broke down
And the story of us looks a lot like a tragedy now, now, now
And we're not speaking and I'm dying to know
Is it killing you like it's killing me? Yeah
I don't know what to say since the twist of fate
'Cause we're going down




And the story of us looks a lot like a tragedy now
The end

Overall Meaning

The Story of Us by Taylor Swift appears to be a song about a failed relationship that has ended in tragedy. The song explores the singer's feelings of isolation, confusion and heartbreak as they try to come to terms with what has happened between them and their ex-partner. Indeed, the song opens with the idea of a story that could have been told about them, with the "sparks" that flew "instantly" between them lending a romantic air to their initial chemistry. However, as things progressed, "simple complications" turned into "miscommunications" and the singer's "place", once "next to you", seems to have vanished.


The chorus is a poignant repetition of the same sentiment, that the singer is "standing alone in a crowded room", unable to reach the person they care about, to the point that they would "lay [their] armor down" if they could just hear the other party say they would "rather love than fight". The song is therefore about the emotional toll of communication breakdown and love lost, with the tragedy being that the story of the relationship is next to over, and it's not ending on a positive note.


Line by Line Meaning

I used to think one day we'd tell the story of us
I once thought that we would be a couple with a beautiful love story that we would share with everyone


How we met and the sparks flew instantly
Our first encounter was magical, sparks flew and we were instantly attracted to each other


People would say, "they're the lucky ones"
We were the envy of others and people thought of us as the lucky ones


Now I'm searching the room for an empty seat
I feel so out of place that I am desperately trying to find a spot to hide in the room


'Cause lately I don't even know what page you're on
I am confused about how you feel and where our relationship is headed, and I even feel like we are on different pages


Oh, a simple complication
Our relationship problems are not that complicated, but we make them so by miscommunicating


Miscommunications lead to fall out
Our inability to communicate effectively leads to our relationship problems


So many things that I wish you knew
There are many things that I wish you understood about me and how I feel, but I don't know how to express them


So many walls up I can't break through
Our problems have created emotional walls between us that I am unable to break through


Now I'm standing alone In a crowded room
Despite being surrounded by people, I feel completely alone since you are not with me


And we're not speaking and I'm dying to know
Our communication has broken down and I am desperate to know how you feel


Is it killing you like it's killing me yeah
I am struggling to cope with the breakdown of our relationship and I wonder if you are feeling the same way


I don't know what to say since the twist of fate
After we fell apart, I don't know how to approach you or what to say since things have taken such an unexpected turn


When it all broke down and the story of us
After our relationship fell apart, the story of us feels like a tragedy


Looks a lot like a tragedy now next chapter
Our story feels like a tragedy and the next chapter is uncertain


How'd we end up this way?
I wonder how our relationship turned out this way


See me nervously pulling at my clothes
I am so anxious and nervous that I can't stop fidgeting with my clothes


And trying to look busy
I'm desperately trying to look busy so that I don't come across as awkward or anxious


And you're doing your best to avoid me
You are actively avoiding me and it hurts me deeply


I'm starting to think one day I'll tell the story of us
Despite our problems, I still hold on to the hope that we will have a story to tell one day


How I was losing my mind when I saw you here
I remember losing my mind with excitement when I first saw you, but I no longer feel that way


But you held your pride like you should have held me
You're more concerned about holding onto your pride than holding onto me, and it hurts me deeply


Oh, I'm scared to see the ending
I am afraid to see how our story will end


Why are we pretending this is nothing?
We both know that there are problems in our relationship, but we are both pretending like there's nothing wrong


I'd tell you I miss you but I don't know how
I miss you terribly, but I don't know how to express it to you


I've never heard silence quite this loud
There is an awkward and uncomfortable silence between us that is almost deafening


This is looking like a contest
Our relationship feels like a competition to see who can care less


Of who can act like they care less
We are both trying to act as if we care less than we really do about each other for fear of being hurt


But I liked it better when you were on my side
I miss the time when we were both on the same side and supporting each other


The battle's in your hands now
You have the power to decide the fate of our relationship now


But I would lay my armor down
I am willing to give up everything I have and be vulnerable with you


If you'd say you'd rather love than fight
I would be willing to put aside our problems if you agree to love me and not fight with me


So many things that you wish I knew
There are many things that you wish I understood about you and how you feel, but you don't know how to express them


But the story of us might be ending soon
Our relationship may be coming to an end, and the story of us may soon be over


Looks a lot like a tragedy now, the end
Our relationship feels like a tragedy, and it may be coming to an end




Lyrics ยฉ Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Taylor Alison Swift

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

overfierce

I used to think one day we'd tell the story of us
How we met and the sparks flew instantly
People would say, "they're the lucky ones"
I used to know my place was a spot next to you
Now I'm searching the room for an empty seat
'Cause lately I don't even know what page you're on
Oh, a simple complication
Miscommunications lead to fall out
So many things that I wish you knew
So many walls up I can't break through
Now I'm standing alone In a crowded room
And we're not speaking and I'm dying to know
Is it killing you like it's killing me yeah
I don't know what to say since the twist of fate
When it all broke down and the story of us
Looks a lot like a tragedy now next chapter
How'd we end up this way?
See me nervously pulling at my clothes
And trying to look busy
And you're doing your best to avoid me
I'm starting to think one day I'll tell the story of us
How I was losing my mind when I saw you here
But you held your pride like you should have held me
Oh, I'm scared to see the ending
Why are we pretending this is nothing?
I'd tell you I miss you but I don't know how
I've never heard silence quite this loud
Now I'm standing alone in a crowded room
And we're not speaking and I'm dying to know
Is it killing you like it's killing me yeah
I don't know what to say since the twist of fate
When it all broke down and the story of us
Looks a lot like a tragedy now
This is looking like a contest
Of who can act like they care less
But I liked it better when you were on my side
The battle's in your hands now
But I would lay my armor down
If you'd say you'd rather love than fight
So many things that you wish I knew
But the story of us might be ending soon
Now I'm standing alone in a crowded room
And we're not speaking and I'm dying to know
Is it killing you like it's killing me yeah
I don't know what to say since the twist of fate
When it all broke down and the story of us
Looks a lot like a tragedy now, the end



All comments from YouTube:

Lou

I CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR THIS MASTERPIECE IN TAYLOR'S VERSION ๐Ÿ’œ

Haunted.13

get ready because we will get this version in July 7

HauntedWoods

And it was amazing

Elizabeth Grace

My favorite song of all time and it is even better live

Haunted.13

all of her songs is better live

V!6oN1525

"My name is TAYLOR" - classic lines

swiftieโ™ก

Also, It's me hi

Sheena Tomaquin

โ€‹@swiftieโ™ก That's new line, but she wave her hand everytime she said Hi๐Ÿ˜ช

Weliane Ferreira

love when she say " my name is taylor๐Ÿ˜ฎ "

Crystal Kadletc

Funny ๐Ÿ˜„ I have this reoccurring dream of me running into Taylor one day. And I say, โ€œ Hiโ€ฆ..yourโ€ฆ.Taylorโ€ ๐Ÿซถ๐Ÿซถ๐Ÿซถ I really feel like Iโ€™d be so much awe and Star struck that, that would be what would come out of my mouth. ๐Ÿ’€

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