You're on Your Own Kid
Taylor Swift Lyrics


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Summer went away, still the yearning stays
I play it cool with the best of them
I wait patiently, he's gonna notice me
It's okay, we're the best of friends
Anyway
I hear it in your voice, you're smokin' with your boys
I touch my phone as if it's your face
I didn't choose this town, I dream of getting out
There's just one who could make me stay
All my days

From sprinkler splashes to fireplace ashes
I waited ages to see you there
I searched the party of better bodies
Just to learn that you never cared

You're on your own, kid
You always have been

I see the great escape, so long, Daisy May
I picked the petals, he loves me not
Something different bloomed, writing in my room
I play my songs in the parking lot
I'll run away

From sprinkler splashes to fireplace ashes
I called a taxi to take me there
I searched the party of better bodies
Just to learn that my dreams aren't rare

You're on your own, kid
You always have been

From sprinkler splashes to fireplace ashes
I gave my blood, sweat, and tears for this
I hosted parties and starved my body
Like I'd be saved by a perfect kiss
The jokes weren't funny, I took the money
My friends from home don't know what to say
I looked around in a blood-soaked gown
And I saw something they can't take away
'Cause there were pages turned with the bridges burned
Everything you lose is a step you take
So make the friendship bracelets, take the moment and taste it
You've got no reason to be afraid

You're on your own, kid
Yeah, you can face this




You're on your own, kid
You always have been

Overall Meaning

The song "You're On Your Own Kid" by Taylor Swift is a reflection on the singer's teenage years as she navigated her relationships and ambitions. The lyrics describe her longing for a boy who is not interested in her, her dreams of leaving her hometown, and her eventual realization that she has to rely on herself to achieve her goals.


In the first verse, Swift creates a sense of yearning as she describes her feelings for a boy who is oblivious to her. Despite this, she plays it cool and tries to be patient, hoping that he will one day notice her. The second verse takes a more cynical turn as Swift reveals that the boy never cared in the first place.


In the chorus, Swift acknowledges that she has to rely on herself and that she always has been on her own. She describes her struggles with trying to fit in at parties and sacrificing her own health and wellbeing to pursue her dreams. However, she also finds solace in the fact that these experiences have made her stronger and more resilient.


The bridge of the song is a call to action, encouraging the listener to embrace the challenges and opportunities that life brings. Swift acknowledges that everything you lose is a step you take, and that you should make the most of every moment, even if it's difficult.


Overall, "You're On Your Own Kid" is a powerful anthem for anyone who has struggled with feeling alone or uncertain about their future. Swift's lyrics are insightful and relatable, and her message of self-reliance and perseverance is inspiring.


Line by Line Meaning

Summer went away, still the yearning stays
Although summer has ended, I still feel the same longing I had before


I play it cool with the best of them
I act nonchalant and composed, just like the people around me


I wait patiently, he's gonna notice me
I'm waiting for him to take notice of me, hoping he will reciprocate my feelings


It's okay, we're the best of friends
We may only be friends, but that's okay with me because he's important to me


Anyway
Regardless of the situation, it doesn't change how I feel


I hear it in your voice, you're smokin' with your boys
I can tell from the way you talk that you're hanging out with your friends


I touch my phone as if it's your face
I find myself unconsciously reaching for my phone as if I'm trying to reach out to you


I didn't choose this town, I dream of getting out
I didn't choose to be here, and I dream of leaving this place with you


There's just one who could make me stay
You're the only reason I would ever consider staying in this town


All my days
You've been on my mind every day


From sprinkler splashes to fireplace ashes
From childhood to adulthood, from happy to sad times


I waited ages to see you there
I've been waiting a long time to see you


I searched the party of better bodies
I looked around for someone better to be with


Just to learn that you never cared
To realize that you never had feelings for me


You're on your own, kid
You're responsible for your own life and happiness


You always have been
You've always had to rely on yourself to make your own way


I see the great escape, so long, Daisy May
I see a way out of this place and I'm ready to leave


I picked the petals, he loves me not
I played the game where you pick flower petals to see if he loves me, but he doesn't


Something different bloomed, writing in my room
I discovered something new - writing songs in my room


I play my songs in the parking lot
I share my music with anyone who will listen, even in the parking lot


I'll run away
I'm ready to leave and start a new life


I called a taxi to take me there
I called a taxi to take me away from this place


Just to learn that my dreams aren't rare
To realize that other people have similar dreams and aspirations as me


I gave my blood, sweat, and tears for this
I worked tirelessly and sacrificed a lot for this


I hosted parties and starved my body
I threw parties to gain popularity and acceptance, while neglecting my health


Like I'd be saved by a perfect kiss
I thought that finding someone to love me would make everything okay


The jokes weren't funny, I took the money
I did what I had to do for success, even if it wasn't enjoyable


My friends from home don't know what to say
My old friends don't understand the person I've become


I looked around in a blood-soaked gown
I examined myself in a vulnerable state, feeling exposed and hurt


And I saw something they can't take away
I found my strength within myself and realized that no one can take that away from me


'Cause there were pages turned with the bridges burned
I've moved on from the past and burned bridges, but it's for the best


Everything you lose is a step you take
Every loss or failure can lead to personal growth and progress


So make the friendship bracelets, take the moment and taste it
Enjoy the present with good friends and don't take it for granted


You've got no reason to be afraid
Don't be scared to take risks and go after what you want


Yeah, you can face this
You have the strength to face any challenge




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Jack Michael Antonoff, Taylor Alison Swift

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@leokimvideo

The best story telling lyrics, so deep and personal. Will sound incredible in a sing along done live

@botsneako

She says the same thing over and over in years , she is not singing about something new,

@kurtsworld967

​@@purestpathshe always talked about love but this song is different. It's about that you don't need other ppl to tell you what to do, you only need yourself. So yea, this song is different than the others

@AHYEONIVERSE

​@@purestpathidk if you're a hater or cant comprehend the song

@Julieta453

Soo true

@timothyhsu9418

its in era's tour song list

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@thickums8198

"there were pages turned with the bridges burned, everything you lose is a step you take" is honestly what gets me through life these days. this song is just perfection

@1804simba

same, it is what it is.. inevitable

@ramaalkharraz63

fr it’s so underrated

@qlbao2797

It’s not that underrated

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