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[Chorus 1:]
Why would you wanna break a perfectly good heart?
Why would you wanna take our love and tear it all apart, now?
Why would you wanna make the very first scar?
Why would you wanna break a perfectly good heart?

Maybe I should've seen the signs, should've read the writing on the wall.
And realized by the distance in your eyes that I would be the one to fall.
No matter what you say, I still can't believe
That you would walk away.
It don't make sense to me, but:

[Repeat Chorus 1:]
Why would you wanna break a perfectly good heart?
Why would you wanna take our love and tear it all apart, now?
Why would you wanna make the very first scar?
Why would you wanna break a perfectly good heart?

It's not unbroken anymore.
How do I get it back the way it was before?

[Chorus 2:]
Why would you wanna break a perfectly good heart?
Why would you wanna take our love and tear it all apart, now?
Why would you wanna make the very first scar?
Why would you wanna break, why would you wanna break it

[Repeat Chorus 1:]
Why would you wanna break a perfectly good heart?
Why would you wanna take our love and tear it all apart, now?
Why would you wanna make the very first scar?
Why would you wanna break a perfectly good heart?



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  • iluvTaylorSwift96
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    iluvTaylorSwift96Oct 15, 2008 at 4:14 am
    man, this song is so heartbreaking (in a good way). It sucks when a guy breaks up with you!
    Keep rockin on, Taylor
  • elickah
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    elickahMar 25, 2010 at 12:00 pm
    This song really rocks my world!! Really love it.. Been listening to it like last October.. I just want to comment about it and this is it.. XD.. Though, I'm not experiencing a heartbreak or anything related to that [because I don't have any relationship :) ], I really love this song.. I bet she wrote this for Joe..
  • U
    UnregisteredSep 3, 2012 at 5:53 pm
    This song is a really good song. The meaning to this song is taylor is asking a summary of,
    "hey, why did you do that? Why did you break my heart and leave me there? Why did you scar me because i thought we had something going? Why would you wanna break a perfectly good heart? " i can relate so much to this song. Good one tay-good one!
  • U
    UnregisteredAug 7, 2012 at 2:56 pm
    You like someone and that someone knows all about it but plays with you for a while and then chooses to ignore you and your very existence. It's frustrating and when you try to piece back your life together you realize its almost next to impossible because you like that someone way too much. I see it this way because this song is like my own life experience.
  • U
    UnregisteredMay 12, 2012 at 4:01 pm
    I hate how you make me cry. I get scared to death when you tell me you are with those different girls. Not because i'm just a jealous freak but because you have hurt me many times with those girls. I hate how insecure you make me feel sometimes

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