Would've Could've Should've
Taylor Swift Lyrics


If you would've blinked then I would've
Looked away at the first glance
If you tasted poison, you could've
Spit me out at the first chance
If I was some paint, did it splatter
On a promising grown man?
And if I was a child, did it matter
If you got to wash your hands?

Ooh, oh
All I used to do was pray
Would've, could've, should've
If you'd never looked my way

I would've stayed on my knees
And I damn sure never would've danced with the devil
At nineteen
And the God's honest truth is that the pain was heaven
And now that I'm grown, I'm scared of ghosts
Memories feel like weapons
And now that I know, I wish you'd left me wondering

If you never touched me, I would've
Gone along with the righteous
If I never blushed, then they could've
Never whispered about this
And if you never saved me from boredom
I could've gone on as I was
But, Lord, you made me feel important
And then you tried to erase us

Ooh, oh
You're a crisis of my faith
Would've, could've, should've
If I'd only played it safe

I would've stayed on my knees
And I damn sure never would've danced with the devil
At nineteen
And the God's honest truth is that the pain was heaven
And now that I'm grown, I'm scared of ghosts
Memories feel like weapons
And now that I know, I wish you'd left me wondering

God rest my soul, I miss who I used to be
The tomb won't close, stained glass windows in my mind
I regret you all the time
I can't let this go, I fight with you in my sleep
The wound won't close, I keep on waiting for a sign
I regret you all the time

If clarity's in death, then why won't this die?
Years of tearing down our banners, you and I
Living for the thrill of hitting you where it hurts
Give me back my girlhood, it was mine first

And I damn sure never would've danced with the devil
At nineteen
And the God's honest truth is that the pain was heaven
And now that I'm grown, I'm scared of ghosts
Memories feel like weapons
And now that I know, I wish you'd left me wondering

God rest my soul, I miss who I used to be
The tomb won't close, stained glass windows in my mind
I regret you all the time
I can't let this go, I fight with you in my sleep
The wound won't close, I keep on waiting for a sign
I regret you all the time
Oh, God rest my soul, I miss who I used to be
The tomb won't close, stained glass windows in my mind
I regret you all the time
I can't let this go, I fight with you in my sleep
The wound won't close, I keep on waiting for a sign
I regret you all the time

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Aaron Brooking Dessner, Taylor Alison Swift

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Comments from YouTube:

A L

“Give me back my girlhood, it was mine first” is giving me chills

It’sToca Avery

IKR

Karen Cooperstein

@Luxmundee He’s likely a “top”, but with ambivalent switch issues. Poor her. 💔

Rachel McMahan

9

PiscesParis

SAME! Taylor is such a talented writer

Day Dream

😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

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Hanne V

This song is for all women with sincere intentions who, at a younger age, got predated on and manipulated by older men who knew exactly what they were doing. We were young and it was never our fault. Everything will eventually be alright. ❤

Jeanne S.

Every single lyrics resonated so well, even i was 19 at that time.. But I am so happy now and moved on. It is just Taylor's experience really is exactly the same as mine

Natalia Cuéllar

@A.d. yes

lalahobbes

I wonder if she put this out because she's now the age John Mayer was when he manipulated her. It's been 14 years and I'm still waiting to get to the age of the guy that did this to me and I can't imagine pursuing someone who was the age I was then.

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