Taylor Swift lyrics


Taylor Swift ©2006

Track listing

  1. Tim McGraw
  2. Picture to Burn
  3. Teardrops on My Guitar
  4. A Place In This World
  5. Cold As You
  6. The Outside
  7. Tied Together With A Smile
  8. Stay Beautiful
  9. Should’ve Said No
  10. Mary’s Song (Oh My My My)
  11. Our Song
  12. I Heart ? – Best Buy Exclusive digital download bonus track

Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw
(Written by Taylor Swift/Liz Rose)

He said the way my blue eyes shined
Put those Georgia stars to shame that night
I said, that’s a lie
Just a boy in a Chevy truck that had a tendency
Of getting stuck on backroads at night
And I was right there beside him all summer long
And then the time we woke up to find that summer gone, but

When you think, Tim McGraw, I hope you think my favorite song
The one we danced to all night long
The moon like a spotlight on the lake
When you think happiness, I hope you think that little black dress
Think of my head on your chest and my old faded blue jeans
When you think Tim McGraw… I hope you think of me

September saw a month of tears and thanking God
That you weren’t here, to see me like that
But in a box beneath my bed is a letter that you never read
From three summers back
It’s hard not to find it all a little bittersweet
And looking back on all of that
It’s nice to believe

When you think, Tim McGraw, I hope you think my favorite song
The one we danced to all night long
The moon like a spotlight on the lake
When you think happiness, I hope you think that little black dress
Think of my head on your chest and my old faded blue jeans
When you think Tim McGraw… I hope you think of me

And I’m back for the first time since then
I’m standing on your street
And there’s a letter left on your doorstep
And the first thing that you’ll read…

Is, when you think, Tim McGraw, I hope you think my favorite song
Some day you’ll turn your radio on
I hope it takes you back to that place
When you think happiness, I hope you think that little black dress
Think of my head on your chest and my old faded blue jeans
When you think Tim McGraw… I hope you think of me
Oh, think of me

Mmmm-hmmmm
He said the way my blue eyes shined
Put those Georgia stars to shame that night
I said that’s a lie

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Picture to Burn

Picture To Bun
(Taylor Swift/Liz Rose)

State the obvious, I didn’t get my perfect fantasy
I realized you love yourself more that you could ever love me
So go and tell your friends that I’m obsessive and crazy
That’s fine, I’ll tell mine you’re gay,
And by the way

I hate that stupid old pickup truck
You never let me drive
You’re a redneck, heartbreak
Who’s really bad at lying
So watch me strike a match
On all my wasted time
As far as I’m concerned
You’re just another picture to burn

There’s no time for tears,
I’m just sitting here planning my revenge
Nothing stopping me
From going out with all of your best friends
And if you come around saying sorry to me
My daddy’s going to show you how sorry you’ll be

Cause I hate that stupid old pickup truck
You never let me drive
You’re a redneck, heartbreak
Who’s really bad at lying
So watch me strike a match
On all my wasted time
As far as I’m concerned
You’re just another picture to burn

And if you’re missing me
You better keep it to yourself
Cause coming back around here
Would be bad for your health

Cause I hate that stupid old pickup truck
You never let me drive
You’re a redneck, heartbreak
Who’s really bad at lying
So watch me strike a match
On all my wasted time
In case you haven’t heard

I really, really hate that stupid old pickup truck
You never let me drive
You’re a redneck, heartbreak
Who’s really bad at lying
So watch me strike a match
On all my wasted time
As far as I’m concerned
You’re just another picture to burn
Burn, burn, burn, baby burn
You’re just another picture to burn
Baby, burn

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Teardrops on My Guitar

Teardrops on My Guitar
(Liz Rose/Taylor Swift)

Drew looks at me, I fake a smile so he won’t see
That I want and I’m needing and everything that we should be
I’ll bet she’s beautiful that girl he talks about
And she’s got everything that I have to live without

Drew talks to me, I laugh ’cause its so damn funny
I can’t even see anyone when he’s with me
He says he’s so in love, he’s finally got it right
I wonder if he knows he’s all I think about at night

He’s the reason for the teardrops on my guitar
The only thing that keeps me wishing on a
   wishing star
He’s the song in the car I keep singing, don’t know
   why I do

Drew walks by me, can he tell that I can’t breathe?
And there he goes, so perfectly
The kind of flawless I wish I could be
She better hold him tight, give him all her love
Look in those beautiful eyes and know she’s lucky cause

He’s the reason for the teardrops on my guitar
The only thing that keeps me wishing on a
   wishing star
He’s the song in the car I keep singing, don’t know
   why I do

So I drive home alone, as I turn out the light
I’ll put his picture down and maybe
get some sleep tonight

Cause he’s the reason for the teardrops on my guitar
The only one who’s got enough of me to break my heart
He’s the song in the car I keep singing don’t know
   why I do
He’s the time taken up, but there’s never enough
And he’s all that I need to fall into…

Drew looks at me, I fake a smile so he won’t see

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A Place in This World

A Place In This World
(Angelo/Robert Ellis Orrall/Taylor Swift)

I don’t know what I want
So don’t ask me cause I’m still trying to figure it out
Don’t know what’s down this road
I’m just walking trying to see through the rain coming down
Even though I’m not the only one who feels the way I do

I’m alone, on my own and that’s all I know
I’ll be strong, I’ll be wrong, oh, but life goes on
Oh, I’m just a girl trying to find a place in this world

Got the radio on, my old blue jeans
And I’m wearing my heart on my sleeve
Feeling luck today, got the sunshine
Can you tell me what more do I need
And tomorrow’s just a mystery
Oh, yeah, but that’s okay

I’m alone, on my own and that’s all I know
I’ll be strong, I’ll be wrong, oh, but life goes on
Oh, I’m just a girl trying to find a place in this world

Maybe I’m just a girl on a mission
But I’m ready to fly…

I’m alone, on my own and that’s all I know
Oh, I’ll be strong, I’ll be wrong, oh, but life goes on

Oh, I’m alone, on my own and that’s all I know
Oh, I’m just a girl trying to find a place in this world

Oh, I’m just a girl
Oh, I’m just a girl, ah, uh
Oh, I’m just a girl…

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Cold As You

Cold As You
(Liz Rose/Taylor Swift)

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 something
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, no use defending words that you will
    never say
And now that I’m sitting here thinking it through
I’ve never been anywhere cold as you

You put up walls and paint them all a shade of gray
And I stood there loving you and washed 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
So just walk away, no use defending words that you will
    never say
And now that I’m sitting here thinking 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
Counting all the scars you made
And now that I’m sitting her thinking it through
I’ve never been anywhere cold as you

Oooooooo, oh, a whoa

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The Outside

The Outside
(Taylor Swift)

I didn’t know what I would find
When I went looking for a reason, I know
I didn’t read between the lines
And, baby I’ve got nowhere to go
I tried to take the road less traveled by
But nothing seems to work the first few times
Am I right?

So how can I ever try to be better?
Nobody ever, lets me in
I can still see you, this ain’t the best view
On the outside looking in
I’ve been a lot of lonely places
I’ve never been on the outside

You saw me there, but never knew
That I would give it all up to be
A part of this, a part of you
And now it’s all too late so you see
You could have helped if you had wanted to
But no one notices until it’s too
Late to do anything

How can I ever, try to be better?
Nobody ever lets me in
I can still see you, this ain’t the best view
On the outside looking in
I’ve been a lot of lonely places
I’ve never been on the outside

Oh, yeah

How can I ever, try to be better?
Nobody ever lets me in
And I can still see you, this ain’t the best view
On the outside looking in
I’ve been a lot of lonely places
I’ve never been on the outside

Oh, oh
Oh, oh
Ah, oh, oh
Oh, oh

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Tied Together With a Smile

Tied Together With a Smile
(Liz Rose/Taylor Swift)

Seems the only one who doesn’t see your beauty
Is the face in the mirror looking back at you
You walk around here thinking your not pretty
But that’s not true, cause I know you…

Hold on, baby, you’re losing it
The waters high, you’re jumping into it
And letting go… and no one knows
That you cry but you don’t tell anyone
That you might not be the golden one
And your tied together with a smile
But your coming undone
Whoooooa, oooooh ….

I guess it’s true that love was all you wanted
Cause you’re given it away like it’s extra change
Hoping it will end up in his pocket (his pocket)
But he leaves you out like a penny in the rain
Oh, cause its not his price to pay
It’s not his price to pay…

Hold on, baby, you’re losing it
The waters high, you’re jumping into it
And letting go… and no one knows
That you cry but you don’t tell anyone
That you might not be the golden one
And your tied together with a smile
But your coming undone
Whoooooa, oooooh …
Whaaa-uh-oh

Hold on, baby, you’re losing it
The waters high, you’re jumping into it
And letting go and no one knows
That you cry but you don’t tell anyone
That you might not be the golden one
And your tied together with a smile
But your coming undone
Whoooooa, oooooh ….

You’re tied together with a smile
But you’re coming undone…
Oh, whoa, whoooa
Goodbye, baby with a smile
Baby, baby

Oh, oooh

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Stay Beautiful

Stay Beautiful
(Liz Rose/Taylor Swift)

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

Your 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 life 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 conversation
When he’s taking my breath away
I should say, hey, by the way

Your 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 life 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

Your beautiful,
Every little piece, love and don’t you know
You’re really gonna be someone, ask anyone
And when you find everything you’ve looked for
I hope your life leads you back to my front door
Oh, but if it don’t

Will you stay
Beautiful, oh beautiful, oh beautiful
Beautiful, oh beautiful, oh beautiful
Ooooh, whoooa, ooooh
Ooooh, ooooh
Ooooh, whoooa, ooooh

Oh, but if it don’t
Stay beautiful
Stay beautiful
Ladadadada

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Should’ve Said No

Should’ve Said No
(Taylor Swift)

It’s strange to think the songs we used to sing
The smiles, the flowers, everything… is gone
Yesterday I found out about you
Even now just looking at you… feels wrong
You say, that you’d take it all back, given one chance
It was a moment of weakness and you said yes…

You should’ve said no, you should’ve gone home
You should have thought twice before you let it all go
You should’ve known that word about what you did with her
Get back to me… (Get back to me)
And I should’ve been there, in the back of your mind
Shouldn’t be asking myself why
You shouldn’t be begging for forgiveness at my feet
You should’ve said no, baby and you might still have me

You can see that I’ve been crying
Baby you know all the right things… to say
But do you, honestly expect me to believe
We could ever be the same…
You say, that the past is the past, you need one chance
It was a moment of weakness and you said yes…

You should’ve said no, you should’ve gone home
You should have thought twice before you let it all go
You should’ve known that word about what you did with her
Get back to me… (Get back to me)
And I should’ve been there, in the back of your mind
Shouldn’t be asking myself why
You shouldn’t be begging for forgiveness at my feet
You should’ve said no, baby and you might still have me

Oh whoa oh

I can’t resist… before you go tell me this
Was it worth it…
Was she worth this…

No….no, no, no, no, no…

You should’ve said no, you should’ve gone home
You should have thought twice before you let it all go
You should’ve known that word about what you did with her
Get back to me… (Get back to me)
And I should’ve been there, in the back of your mind
Shouldn’t be asking myself why
You shouldn’t be begging for forgiveness at my feet
You should’ve said no, baby and you might still have me…

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Mary’s Song (Oh My My My)

Mary’s Song (Oh My My My)
[Brian Dean Maher/Liz Rose/Taylor Swift]

She said, I was seven and you were nine
I looked at you like the stars that shined
In the sky, the pretty lights
And our daddies used to joke about the two of us
Growing up and falling in love and our mamas smiled
And rolled their eyes and said, oh, my, my, my

Take me back to the house in the backyard tree
Said you’d beat me up, you were bigger than me
You never did, you never did
Take me back to when our world was one block wide
I dared you to kiss me and ran when you tried
Just two kids, you and I…
Oh my, my, my, my

Well, I was sixteen when suddenly
I wasn’t that little girl you used to see
But your eyes still shined like pretty lights
And our daddies used to joke about the two of us
They never believed we’d really fall in love
And our mamas smiled and rolled their eyes
And said, oh, my, my, my…

Take me back to the creek beds we turned up
Two a.m. riding in your truck and all I need is you next to me
Take me back to the time when we had our very first fight
The slamming of doors instead of kissing goodnight
You stayed outside till the morning light
Oh, my, my, my, my

A few years had gone and come around
We were sitting at our favorite spot in town
And you looked at me, got down on one knee

Take me back to the time when we walked down the aisle
Our whole town came and our mamas cried
You said I do and I did too
Take me home where we met so many years before
We’ll rock our babies on the very front porch
After all this time, you and I

But I’ll be eighty-seven and you’ll be eighty-nine
I’ll still look at you like the stars that shine
In the sky, oh, my, my, my…

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Our Song

Our Song
(Taylor Swift)

I was riding shotgun with my hair undone
In the front seat of his car
He’s got a one-hand feel on the steering wheel
The other on my heart
I look around, turn the radio down
He says “Baby is something wrong?”
I say “Nothing I was just thinking how we don’t have a song”
And he says…

Our song is a slammin’ screen door
Sneakin’ out late, tapping on your window
When we’re on the phone and you talk real slow
Cause it’s late and your mamma don’t know
Our song is the way you laugh
The first date, “Man, I didn’t kiss her, and I should have”
And when I got home …before I said amen
Asking God if He could play it again

I was walking up my front porch steps after
    everything that day
Had gone all wrong and been trampled on
And lost and thrown away
Got to the hallway, well on my way
    to my lovin’ bed,
I almost didn’t notice all the roses,
And the note that said…

Our song is a slammin’ screen door
Sneakin’ out late, tapping on your window
When we’re on the phone and you talk real slow
Cause it’s late and your mamma don’t know
Our song is the way you laugh
The first date, “Man, I didn’t kiss her, and I should have”
And when I got home …before I said amen
Asking God if He could play it again

Ladadada

I’ve heard every album, listened to the radio
Waitin’ for something to come along
That was as good as our song…

Cause our song is a slammin’ screen door
Sneaking out late, tappin’ on his window
When we’re on the phone and he talks real slow
Cause it’s late and his mama don’t know
Our song is the way he laughs
The first date “Man, I didn’t kiss him, and I should have”
And when I got home, before I said amen
Asking God if He could play it again…
Play it again… oh, yeah…
Uh, oh yeah

I was riding shotgun with my hair undone
In the front seat of his car
I grabbed a pen and an old napkin
And I wrote down our song

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Best Buy Exclusive Digital Download Bonus Track

I Heart ?

I Heart ?
(Taylor Swift)

Wish I had concentrated
They said love was complicated
But it’s something I just fell into
And it was overrated
But just look what I created
I came out alive, but I’m black and blue
Before you ask me if I’m alright
Think about what I
Had to do, yeah

Wake up and smell the break up
Fix my heart, put on my makeup
Another mess I didn’t plan
And I’ll bet you thought you beat me
Wish you could only see
I got an I heart question mark
   written on the back of my hand

I’d be fine if you’d just walked by
But you had to talk about why
You were wrong and I was right
But I can’t believe you made me
Sit at home, cry like a baby
Wait right by the phone every night
And now you ask about you and I
There’s no you and I
Remember what you put me through,


I had to wake up and smell the
   break up
Fix my heart, put on my makeup
Another mess I didn’t plan
And I’ll bet you thought you beat me
Wish you could only see
I got an I heart question mark
   written on the back of my hand

And when you’re home all alone
   at night
You’ll still wonder why you took
   everything I had, oh baby
I haven’t thought about you and I
There’s no you and I
And I know someday you will

Wake up and smell the break up
Realize that we won’t make up
It didn’t go the way you planned
And you’ll know you didn’t beat me
When you look down and see
I got an I heart question mark written
on the back of my hand
Written on the back of my hand
An I heart question mark, yeah
Written on the back of my hand

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