betty (Live from the 2020 Academy of Country Music Awards) – Single lyrics

betty (Live from the 2020 Academy of Country Music Awards) – Single ©2020

betty (Live from the 2020 Academy of Country Music Awards)

betty (Live from the 2020 Academy of Country Music Awards)
Written by: Taylor Swift & William Bowery

Betty, I won’t make assumptions about
why you switched your homeroom
But I think it’s ’cause of me
Betty, one time I was riding on my skateboard
when I passed your house
It’s like I couldn’t breathe
You heard the rumors from Inez
You can’t believe a word she says
Most times – but this time it was true
The worst thing that I ever did
Was what I did to you

But if I just showed up at your party
Would you have me?
Would you want me?
Would you tell me to go straight to hell
Or lead me to the garden?
In the garden, would you trust me
If I told you it was just a summer thing?
I’m only seventeen
I don’t know anything
But I know I miss you

Betty, I know where it all went wrong
your favorite song was
playing from the far side of the gym
I was nowhere to be found,
I hate the crowds, you know that
Plus, I saw you dance with him
You heard the rumors from Inez
You can’t believe a word she says
Most times – but this time it was true
The worst thing that I ever did
Was what I did to you

But if I just showed up at your party
Would you have me?
Would you want me?
Would you tell me to go straight to hell
Or lead me to the garden?
In the garden, would you trust me
If I told you it was just a summer thing?
I’m only seventeen
I don’t know anything
But I know I miss you

I was walking home on broken cobblestones
Just thinking of you
when she pulled up
Like a figment of my worst intentions
She said “James, get in, let’s drive”
Those days turned into nights
Slept next to her but
I dreamt of you all summer long

Betty, I’m here on your doorstep
And I planned it out for weeks now
but it’s finally sinking in
Betty, right now is the last time
I can dream about what
happens when you see my face again
The only thing I wanna do
Is make it up to you
So I showed up at your party…
Yeah, I showed up at your party…

Yeah, I showed up at your party
Will you have me?
Will you love me?
Will you kiss me on the porch in front
of all your stupid friends?
If you kiss me
Will it be just like I dreamed it?
Will it patch your broken wings?
I’m only seventeen
I don’t know anything
But I know I miss you

Standing in your cardigan
Kissing in my car again
Stopped at a streetlight
You know I miss you

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