stay_beautiful
Taylor Swift Lyrics


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Cory's eyes are like a jungle
He smiles it's like the radio
He whispers songs into my window
In words that nobody knows
There's pretty girls on every corner
They watch him as he's walking home
Saying, does he know
Will you ever know?

You're beautiful
Every little piece, love don't you know?
You're really gonna be someone
Ask anyone
And when you find everything you've looked for
I hope your love leads you back to my door
Oh, but if it don't, stay beautiful

Cory finds another way to be
The highlight of my day
I'm taking pictures in my mind
So I can save them for a rainy day
It's hard to make a conversation
When he's taking my breath away
I should say "hey, by the way

You're beautiful
Every little piece, love don't you know?
You're really gonna be someone
Ask anyone
And when you find everything you've looked for
I hope your love leads you back to my door
Oh, but if it don't, stay beautiful

If you and I are a story
That never gets told
If what you are is a daydream
I'll never get to hold, at least you'll know

You're beautiful
Every little piece, love don't you know?
You're really gonna be someone
Ask anyone
And when you find everything you've looked for
I hope your love leads you back to my front door
Oh, but if it don't
Will you stay beautiful, beautiful, beautiful
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful?
Oh, oh, oh

Oh, oh, oh
Oh, but if it don't
Stay beautiful




Stay beautiful
Na, na, na, na, na

Overall Meaning

In Taylor Swift's song Stay Beautiful, the singer is talking about a boy named Cory. She says that his eyes are like a jungle and his smile is like the radio. Cory whispers songs into her window using words that nobody knows, capturing her heart. Despite there being pretty girls on every corner, Taylor hopes that Cory will always know that he is beautiful and that he will be someone someday. She takes pictures of him in her mind so she can remember him on a rainy day. Taylor finds it hard to have a conversation with Cory because he takes her breath away, and she wishes she could tell him that he is beautiful.


The chorus of the song is about Taylor's hope that Cory will always remember that he is beautiful, regardless of whether they end up together or not. She hopes that if they do end up apart, Cory will continue to stay beautiful. The last lines of the song are an invitation for Cory to stay beautiful, expressed through a repeated phrase of "stay beautiful."


Line by Line Meaning

Cory's eyes are like a jungle
Cory's eyes are mysteriously expressive


He smiles; it's like the radio
His smile fills her with positive energy like a good tune on the radio


He whispers songs into my window
Cory speaks to her in secret, inspiring ways that only she can hear


In words that nobody knows
Cory's words are so exclusive to their personal relationship that nobody else knows what they are


There's pretty girls on every corner
Many pretty girls surround Cory, all vying for his attention


They watch him as he's walking home
Girls are interested in his every move and follow him when they can


Saying, does he know
The girls wonder if Cory even realizes how special he is


Will you ever know?
The artist doubts if Cory will ever truly grasp how extraordinary he is


You're beautiful
Cory's unique traits make him astoundingly beautiful to the artist


Every little piece, love; don't you know?
Every aspect of Cory is irreplaceable and special, and the artist wants him to understand that


You're really gonna be someone
The singer has faith that Cory will achieve great success and recognition


Ask anyone
The artist thinks that anyone who knows Cory would agree that he is special


And when you find everything you've looked for
The singer hopes that Cory will find what he is searching for in life


I hope your love leads you back to my door
If Cory discovers that the singer is what he was looking for, she hopes that he will come back to her


Oh, but if it don't, stay beautiful
If Cory does not realize that the singer is what he wanted, she hopes that he will always be his beautiful self


Cory finds another way to be
Cory always finds new reasons to be impressive and unique


The highlight of my day
Cory's influence on the artist's day is always the best part


I'm taking pictures in my mind
The singer wants to remember all of the special moments with Cory


So I can save them for a rainy day
She is saving those moments for times when she may be feeling down


It's hard to make a conversation
The artist has difficulty speaking when she is around Cory


When he's taking my breath away
Cory has such a strong presence that it makes it hard for the artist to speak fully


I should say "hey, by the way
The artist knows she should tell Cory how she feels


If you and I are a story
The singer and Cory's story is unique and interesting


That never gets told
Despite their story being interesting, it can never be told if it doesn't go anywhere


If what you are is a daydream
The singer hopes that Cory is more than just a dream


I'll never get to hold, at least you'll know
Even if the singer can never hold Cory, she wants him to understand how special he is


Na, na, na, na, na, na
A sound made by the singer to show excitement




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Anthem Entertainment
Written by: Elisabeth Wagner Rose, Taylor Alison Swift

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Emma Keller

wherever Cory is, his self-esteem has now been lifted the rest of his life.

Faith Pawlowski

Omg

rylan myers

Cory is my baseball coach

Rb25_S13

It's me, probably/maybe not but I did go to school with her, I was friends with Drew and I used to walk up to Drew's passenger window and say random rap lyrics (not vulgar lyrics) to the aspiring country singer..... If it is me I look at it as an artist used something about me for inspiration not necessarily that she was in love hahaha.
Either way it was quite strange seeing my little sister have a Barbie doll of the girl I went to school with.

Faith Pawlowski

is he Real??

Jefferson Twirk

Who is Cory? Is it Drew? Or someone else? #deepdivadive

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savannah

corey always thought this song was dedicated to him and i’ll never be able to hear it without thinking of him. rest easy corey la barrie, you will be forever missed. 💙

Amanda Hempfling

@A Secor ++a+@

A Secor

When I sing it I sing it to him 💙

Supergirl 1996

I'm so singing this to my kids when they are babies

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