the “ladies lunching” chapter – EP lyrics

the “ladies lunching” chapter – EP © 2021

Track listing

  1. betty
  2. dorothea
  3. marjorie
  4. august
  5. no body, no crime
  6. right where you left me

betty

betty
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 fuck myself
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 fuck myself
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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dorothea

dorothea
(Aaron Dessner & Taylor Swift)

Hey, Dorothea, do you ever stop and think about me?
When we were younger down in the park
Honey, making a lark of the misery
You got shiny friends since you left town
A tiny screen’s the only place I see you now
And I got nothing but well-wishes for ya

Ooh, this place is the same as it ever was
Ooh, but you don’t like it that way

It’s never too late to come back to my side
The stars in your eyes shined brighter in Tupelo
And if you’re ever tired of bеing known for who you know
You know, you’ll always know me, Dorothea (Uh-uh)
Dorothea (Ah-ah)

Ooh, you’rе a queen sellin’ dreams, sellin’ makeup and magazines
Ooh, from you I’d buy anything

Hey, Dorothea, do you ever stop and think about me?
When it was calmer, skipping the prom just to piss off your mom and her pageant schemes
And damn, Dorothea, they all wanna be ya
But are you still the same soul I met under the bleachers? Well…

Ooh, I guess I’ll never know
Ooh, and you’ll go on with the show

But it’s never too late to come back to my side
The stars in your eyes shined brighter in Tupelo
And if you’re ever tired of being known for who you know
You know, you’ll always know me, Dorothea (Uh-uh)
Dorothea (Ah-ah)

Ooh, ooh
Ooh-woo-ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh, ooh
Ooh-woo-ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh
Dorothea (Ah-ah-ah)
Ah-ah
Ooh

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marjorie

marjorie
(Aaron Dessner & Taylor Swift)

Never be so kind
You forget to be clever
Never be so clever
You forget to be kind

And if I didn’t know better
I’d think you were talking to me now
If I didn’t know better
I’d think you were still around

What died didn’t stay dead
What died didn’t stay dead
You’re alive, you’re alive in my head
What died didn’t stay dead
What died didn’t stay dead
You’re alive, so alive

Never be so politе
You forget your power
Nevеr wield such power
You forget to be polite

And if I didn’t know better
I’d think you were listening to me now
If I didn’t know better
I’d think you were still around

What died didn’t stay dead
What died didn’t stay dead
You’re alive, you’re alive in my head
What died didn’t stay dead
What died didn’t stay dead
You’re alive, so alive

The autumn chill that wakes me up
You loved the amber skies so much
Long limbs and frozen swims
You’d always go past where our feet could touch
And I complained the whole way there
The car ride back and up the stairs
I should’ve asked you questions
I should’ve asked you how to be
Asked you to write it down for me
Should’ve kept every grocery store receipt
‘Cause every scrap of you would be taken from me
Watched as you signed your name: Marjorie
All your closets of backlogged dreams
And how you left them all to me

What died didn’t stay dead
What died didn’t stay dead
You’re alive, you’re alive in my head
What died didn’t stay dead
What died didn’t stay dead
You’re alive, so alive

And if I didn’t know better
I’d think you were singing to me now
If I didn’t know better
I’d think you were still around
I know better
But I still feel you all around
I know better
But you’re still around

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august

august
Written by: Jack Antonoff & Taylor Swift

Salt air, and the rust on your door
I never needed anything more
Whispers of “Are you sure?”
“Never have I ever before”

But I can see us lost in the memory
August slipped away into a moment in time
‘Cause it was never mine
And I can see us twisted in bedsheets
August sipped away like a bottle of wine
‘Cause you were never mine

Your back beneath the sun
Wishin’ I could write my name on it
Will you call when you’re back at school?
I remember thinkin’ I had you

But I can see us lost in the memory
August slipped away into a moment in time
‘Cause it was never mine
And I can see us twisted in bedsheets
August sipped away like a bottle of wine
‘Cause you were never mine

Back when we were still changin’ for the better
Wanting was enough
For me, it was enough
To live for the hope of it all
Canceled plans just in case you’d call
And say, “Meet me behind the mall”
So much for summer love and saying “us”
‘Cause you weren’t mine to lose
You weren’t mine to lose, no

But I can see us lost in the memory
August slipped away into a moment in time
‘Cause it was never mine
And I can see us twisted in bedsheets
August sipped away like a bottle of wine
‘Cause you were never mine

‘Cause you were never mine
Never mine
But do you remember?
Remember when I pulled up and said “Get in the car”
And then canceled my plans just in case you’d call?
Back when I was livin’ for the hope of it all, for the hope of it all
“Meet me behind the mall”
(Remember when I pulled up and said “Get in the car”)
(And then canceled my plans just in case you’d call?)
(Back when I was livin’ for the hope of it all, for the hope of it all)
(“Meet me behind the mall”)
Remember when I pulled up and said “Get in the car”
And then canceled my plans just in case you’d call?
Back when I was livin’ for the hope of it all (For the hope of it all)
For the hope of it all, for the hope of it all
(For the hope of it all, for the hope of it all)

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no body, no crime

no body, no crime (featuring Haim)
(Taylor Swift)

He did it
He did it

Este’s a friend of mine
We meet up every Tuesday night for dinner and a glass of wine
Este’s been losin’ sleep
Her husband’s actin’ different, and it smells like infidelity
She says, “That ain’t my merlot on his mouth
That ain’t my jewelry on our joint account”
No, there ain’t no doubt
I think I’m gonna call him out

She says, “I think he did it, but I just can’t prove it”
I think he did it, but I just can’t prove it
I think he did it, but I just can’t prove it
No, no body, no crime
But I ain’t lettin’ up until the day I die

No, no
I think he did it
No, no
He did it

Este wasn’t there Tuesday night at Olive Gardеn
At her job or anywhere
Hе reports his missing wife
And I noticed when I passed his house
His truck has got some brand new tires
And his mistress moved in
Sleeps in Este’s bed and everything
No, there ain’t no doubt
Somebody’s gotta catch him out, ’cause

I think he did it, but I just can’t prove it (He did it)
I think he did it, but I just can’t prove it (He did it)
I think he did it, but I just can’t prove it
No, no body, no crime
But I ain’t lettin’ up until the day I die

No, no
I think he did it
No, no
He did it

Good thing my daddy made me get a boating license when I was fifteen
And I’ve cleaned enough houses
To know how to cover up a scene
Good thing Este’s sister’s gonna swear she was with me
She was with me, dude
Good thing his mistress took out a big life insurance policy

They think she did it, but they just can’t prove it
They think she did it, but they just can’t prove it
She thinks I did it, but she just can’t prove it
No, no body, no crime
I wasn’t lettin’ up until the day he
No, no body, no crime
I wasn’t lettin’ up until the day he
No, no body, no crime
I wasn’t lettin’ up until the day he died

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right where you left me

right where you left me
(Aaron Dessner, Taylor Swift)

Friends break up, friends get married
Strangers get born, strangers get buried
Trends change, rumors fly through new skies
But I’m right where you left me
Matches burn after the other
Pages turn and stick to each other
Wages earned and lessons learned
But I’m right where you left me

Help, I’m still at the restaurant
Still sitting in a corner I haunt
Cross-legged in the dim light
They say, “What a sad sight”
I, I swear you could hear a hair pin drop
Right when I felt the moment stop
Glass shattered on the white cloth
Everybody moved on, I, I stayed there
Dust collected on my pinned-up hair
They expected me to find somewhere
Some perspective, but I sat and stared

Right where you left me
You left me no, you left me no
You left me no choice but to stay here forever
You left me, you left me no, you left me no
You left me no choice but to stay here forever

Did you ever hear about the girl who got frozen?
Time went on for everybody else
She won’t know it, she’s still twenty-three inside her fantasy
How it was supposed to be
Did you hear about the girl who lives in delusion?
Breakups happen every day, you don’t have to lose it
She’s still twenty-three inside her fantasy
And you’re sitting in front of me

At the restaurant when I was still the one you want
Cross-legged in the dim light everything was just right
I, I could feel the mascara run
You told me that you met someone
Glass shattered on the white cloth
Everybody moved on

Help, I’m still at the restaurant
Still sitting in a corner I haunt
Cross-legged in the dim light
They say, “What a sad sight”
I, I stayed there
Dust collected on my pinned-up hair
I’m sure that you got a wife out there
Kids and Christmas, but I’m unaware
Cause I’m right where I cause no harm
Mind my business
If our love died young
I can’t bear witness
And it’s been so long
But if you ever think you got it wrong

I’m right where
You left me
You left me no, you left me no
You left me no choice but to stay here forever
You left me
You left me no, you left me no
You left me no choice but to stay here forever

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