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You have a way of coming easily to me
And when you take, you take the very best of me
So I start a fight 'cause I need to feel somethin'
And you do what you want 'cause I'm not what you wanted

Oh, what a shame
What a rainy ending given to a perfect day
Just walk away
Ain't no use defending words that you will never say
And now that I'm sittin' here thinkin' it through
I've never been anywhere cold as you

You put up the walls and paint them all a shade of gray
And I stood there loving you, and wished them all away
And you come away with a great little story
Of a mess of a dreamer with the nerve to adore you

Oh, what a shame
What a rainy ending given to a perfect day
Just walk away
Ain't no use defending words that you will never say
And now that I'm sittin' here thinkin' it through
I've never been anywhere cold as you

You never did give a damn thing, honey
But I cried, cried for you
And I know you wouldn't have told nobody if I died, died for you
Died for you

Oh, what a shame
What a rainy ending given to a perfect day
Oh, every smile you fake is so condescending
Countin' all the scars you've made




Now that I'm sittin' here thinkin' it through
I've never been anywhere cold as you

Overall Meaning

In "Cold as You," Taylor Swift expresses her frustration and heartache over a toxic relationship in which she gives her all, but she never feels like she's enough. The first few lines of the song capture the complications of the relationship - Taylor notes that the person has a way of coming easily to her, but at the same time, they take the best of her. These lines set up a pattern that repeats throughout the song; Taylor repeatedly fights with this person because she needs to feel something, but ultimately, she knows the relationship is cold and unfulfilling.


The chorus emphasizes this point - Taylor laments that she's never been anywhere as cold as this person. She knows that the relationship is doing more harm than good, and it's hard to let go of the happy moments they share, but Taylor recognizes that walking away is the best choice. The bridge of the song highlights Taylor's vulnerability, and perhaps the desperation she feels in the relationship. She declares that even though she gave everything, this person never reciprocated her feelings.


"Cold as You" is a hauntingly beautiful song that shows a darker side to Taylor's songwriting. She bravely addresses the pain and heartbreak that come with a toxic relationship, and the song is a raw and emotional look at the ups and downs of love.


Line by Line Meaning

You have a way of coming easily to me
You have a knack of getting close to me without much effort


And when you take, you take the very best of me
And when you take, you take everything good about me


So I start a fight 'cause I need to feel somethin'
So I pick a fight with you just to feel something


And you do what you want 'cause I'm not what you wanted
And you do what you want because I'm not the person you wanted me to be


Oh, what a shame
How disappointing


What a rainy ending given to a perfect day
What a sad way to end a perfect day


Just walk away
Just leave and don't bother trying to fix things


Ain't no use defending words that you will never say
There's no point in defending words that you'll never speak


And now that I'm sittin' here thinkin' it through
Now that I'm sitting here reflecting on everything


I've never been anywhere cold as you
I've never been in a place colder than being with you


You put up the walls and paint them all a shade of gray
You build walls around yourself and make everything dull and boring


And I stood there loving you, and wished them all away
And I stood there loving you, wishing the walls would disappear


And you come away with a great little story
And you come away with a great story to tell


Of a mess of a dreamer with the nerve to adore you
About a crazy, foolish dreamer who had the courage to love you


You never did give a damn thing, honey
You never cared, my dear


But I cried, cried for you
But I cried, cried for you


And I know you wouldn't have told nobody if I died, died for you
And I know you wouldn't have told anyone if I died for you


Every smile you fake is so condescending
Every fake smile you make is insulting


Countin' all the scars you've made
Counting all the emotional wounds you've inflicted


Now that I'm sittin' here thinkin' it through
Now that I'm sitting here reflecting on everything


I've never been anywhere cold as you
I've never been in a place colder than being with you




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, OLE MM, OLE MEDIA MANAGEMENT LP
Written by: LIZ ROSE, TAYLOR SWIFT

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