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Taylor Swift – All You Had To Do Was Stay lyrics

[Verse 1]
People like you always want back
The love they gave away
And people like me wanna believe you
When you say you've changed
The more I think about it now
The less I know
All I know is that you drove us
Off the road

[Pre-Chorus]
(Stay) hey
All you had to do was stay
Had me in the palm of your hands
Then why'd you have to go and lock me out while I let you in?
(Stay) hey
Now you say you want it back
Now that it's just too late
Well could have been easy

[Chorus]
All you had to do was (stay)
All you had to do was (stay)
All you had to do was (stay)
All you had to do was (stay)
All you had to do was stay

[Verse 2]
Here you are now calling me up
But I don't know what to say
I've been picking up the pieces
Of the mess you made
People like you always want back
The love they pushed aside
But people like me are gone forever
When you say goodbye

[Pre-Chorus]
(Stay) hey
All you had to do was stay
Had me in the palm of your hands
Then why'd you have to go and lock me out while I let you in?
(Stay) hey
Now you say you want it back
Now that it's just too late
Well could have been easy

[Chorus]
All you had to do was (stay)
All you had to do was (stay)
All you had to do was (stay)
All you had to do was (stay)
All you had to do was stay

[Bridge]
Let me remind you
This was what you wanted
You ended it
You were all I wanted
But not like this
Not like this, not like this

[Pre-Chorus]
(Stay) hey
All you had to do was stay
Had me in the palm of your hands
Then why'd you have to go and lock me out while I let you in?
(Stay) hey
Now you say you want it back
Now that it's just too late
Well could have been easy

[Chorus]
All you had to do was (stay)
All you had to do was (stay)
All you had to do was (stay)
All you had to do was (stay)
All you had to do was stay



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    Al the guy Taylor dated was to stay. Instead he left and locked her out and pushed her away. All he did was take. All Taylor did was give. And Taylor still loves him. And now he wants her back but she refuses. He had his chance and if he really wanted her, all he had to do was stay.
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    This song is about an ex-boyfriend who broke up with her, but wants her back. Once you say goodbye, that's it. There's no going back. She gave her all to him, but he didn't care about her and broke up with her. She's trying to move on and pick up the pieces of her heart, so she's saying she needs to do that so they can both move on. This song relates to my life right now.
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