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Taylor Swift Lyrics

Make sure nobody sees you leave
Hood over your head
Keep your eyes down
Tell your friends you're out for a run
You'll be flushed when you return
Take the road less traveled by
Tell yourself you can always stop
What started in beautiful rooms
Ends with meetings in parking lots

And that's the thing about illicit affairs
And clandestine meetings
And longing stares
It's born from just one single glance
But it dies, and it dies, and it dies
A million little times

Leave the perfume on the shelf
That you picked out just for him
So you leave no trace behind
Like you don't even exist
Take the words for what they are
A dwindling, mercurial high
A drug that only worked
The first few hundred times

And that's the thing about illicit affairs
And clandestine meetings
And stolen stares
They show their truth one single time
But they lie, and they lie, and they lie
A billion little times

And you wanna scream
Don't call me kid
Don't call me baby
Look at this godforsaken mess that you made me
You showed me colors you know
I can't see with anyone else

Don't call me kid
Don't call me baby
Look at this idiotic fool that you made me
You taught me a secret language
I can't speak with anyone else
And you know damn well
For you I would ruin myself
A million little times

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Jack Michael Antonoff, Taylor A. Swift

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Sandra Satchidánanda

She finally made an "indie record that's much cooler than mine".

Edit: Ohmigod, thanks so much for the likes!

marcy morrissey

Sweet comment!

Courtney Hardin

It funny you say this because I was thinking this

Tarleda Manley

Legit what I thought when this dropped 😂😂

Noor Nabi Malik 1461

Omg that was clever

Jolly Jokress

@TIMMY I know. It was a joke. ;)

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After a song like "better than revenge", where she blames the girl. Then to "girl at home", where she blames the guy. Now, Taylor has finally begun to see the other side of the story with more empathy in "babe", "august" and "illicit affairs". She now writes from the perspective of the other girl than just writing about her in the third perspective. This perspective shows how she has grown to understand the complications of relationships. This is not black and white anymore. It's gold!!

Persinnamon Bun

Dont forget Wildest Dreams. She already knew the viewpoint of the "other girl" way before

jana hrn

@Victoria Mastrocola proven wrong because it's part of the triangle

Victoria Mastrocola

See I don’t think August is about being the “other girl”, I think it’s about a first love that is worth remembering because it was so unique and one of a kind. But I agree with everything else in this comment.

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