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Taylor Swift Lyrics


Salt air
And the rust on your door
I never needed anything more
Whispers
Of "Are you sure?"
"Never have I ever before"

But I can see us
Lost in the memory
August slipped away into a moment in time
'Cause it was never mine
And I can see us twisted in bedsheets
August sipped away
Like a bottle of wine
'Cause you were never mine

Your back
Beneath the sun
Wishing I could write my name on it
Will you call when you're back at school?
I remember thinking I had you

But I can see us
Lost in the memory
August slipped away into a moment in time
'Cause it was never mine
And I can see us twisted in bedsheets
August sipped away
Like a bottle of wine
'Cause you were never mine

Back when we were still changing for the better
Wanting was enough
For me, it was enough
To live for the hope of it all
Cancel plans just in case you'd call
And say "Meet me behind the mall"
So much for summer love, and saying "Us"
'Cause you weren't mine to lose
You weren't mine to lose
No

But I can see us
Lost in the memory
August slipped away into a moment in time
'Cause it was never mine
And I can see us twisted in bedsheets
August sipped away
Like a bottle of wine
'Cause you were never mine, mine

'Cause you were never mine
Never mine
Do you remember?
Remember when I pulled up
And said "Get in the car"
And then canceled my plans
Just in case you'd call
Back when I was living for the hope of it all
For the hope of it all
"Meet me behind the mall"

(Remember when I pulled up)
(And said "Get in the car")
(And then canceled my plans)
(Just in case you'd call)
(Back when I was living for the hope of it all)
(For the hope of it all)
("Meet me behind the mall")

Remember when I pulled up
And said "Get in the car"
And then canceled my plans
Just in case you'd call
Back when I was living for the hope of it all
(For the hope of it all)
For the hope of it all
For the hope of it all
For the hope of it all
For the hope of it all

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Written by: Jack Michael Antonoff, Taylor A. Swift

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

fine line

salt air
cries in Augustine's pov
meet me behind the mall
slaps James (Augustine's Version)
Back when we were still changing for the better

Am I the only one who has these aesthetics?

Anyway, WELCOME AUGUST--the most aesthetic month

Happy August Swifties, let's make august a trend.



C A

Salt air, and the rust on your door
I never needed anything more
Whispers of "Are you sure?"
"Never have I ever before"
But I can see us lost in the memory
August slipped away into a moment in time
'Cause it was never mine
And I can see us twisted in bedsheets
August sipped away like a bottle of wine
'Cause you were never mine
Your back beneath the sun
Wishin' I could write my name on it
Will you call when you're back at school?
I remember thinkin' I had you
But I can see us lost in the memory
August slipped away into a moment in time
'Cause it was never mine
And I can see us twisted in bedsheets
August sipped away like a bottle of wine
'Cause you were never mine
Back when we were still changin' for the better
Wanting was enough
For me, it was enough
To live for the hope of it all
Cancel plans just in case you'd call
And say, "Meet me behind the mall"
So much for summer love and saying "us"
'Cause you weren't mine to lose
You weren't mine to lose, no
But I can see us lost in the memory
August slipped away into a moment in time
'Cause it was never mine
And I can see us twisted in bedsheets
August sipped away like a bottle of wine
'Cause you were never mine
'Cause you were never mine, never mine
But do you remember?
Remember when I pulled up and said, "Get in the car"
And then canceled my plans just in case you'd call?
Back when I was livin' for the hope of it all, for the hope of it all
"Meet me behind the mall"
Remember when I pulled up and said, "Get in the car"
And then canceled my plans just in case you'd call?
Back when I was livin' for the hope of it all (For the hope of it all)
For the hope of it all
For the hope of it all
(For the hope of it all)
(For the hope of it all)



kb

so... i wrote something. it's from augustine's pov, five years after the summer she was with james; james and betty are back together now.

five years,
it's been quite long.
won't lie, some nights, i still think of us.

wondering,
what life has in store;
hoping a few more years would cure
me.

hoping,
hoping for something more,
to hope is a familiar chore.



The Groovy Guitar Dude

For anyone who wants to play this on guitar, here's how :)

- Standard Tuning - Capo 3rd Fret -

- Structure of the Song -
Verse, Chorus, Verse, Chorus*, Bridge, Chorus, Outro

- Chord Progression & Strum Pattern For The Whole Song Except 2nd Chorus -
Dsus2, G, Em, Asus2

For each chord, strum: ↓↓ ↑↓↑ ↓↓ ↓↑

Repeat for the entire song EXCEPT the second Chorus

- Chorus* 2 Chord Progression & Strum Pattern -
Bm7, G, Em, Asus2

For each chord, strum: ↓↓ ↑↓↑ ↓↓ ↓↑

Hope this helps you out! If you get stuck or need a little extra help, I just posted a video lesson for this on my channel :)



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leokimvideo

It's classic Taylor in parts, but the maturity of songwriting is astonishing. Very strong song on an album totally layered in her best music.

evermore ended your fav

@israhell did 9/11 get a life. I think it is her life and her decisions.

evermore ended your fav

@Rafael Graterol I mean I get what you are saying. Taylor also co produced some of songs and also Taylor wrote most of the songs. Aaron dessner produced it .

vantherr

13k likes eyy

Ingyin Khin

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Saoirse (Taylor's Version)

You're one of the top comments on almost all of the folklore album

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RA XIII

Looking back, I'd say that this is the strongest song in all of folklore. Not the best metaphorically or lyrically, but the feeling of just being abandoned and regarded as a mere 'summer thing' punches the guts in every listen.

yeppisomji

I agree I agree

☆ Mike ☆

That's what makes me return to this song each time

Borin S. Hort

The fact that none of the teenage love triangle songs ever mention her name. I'm glad that everyone, including Taylor gave her a name. Also, a part me thinks that it would be better to left her unnamed just to make it sadder and that she was nothing to James.

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