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I'm so glad you made time to see me
How's life? Tell me, how's your family?
I haven't seen them in a while

You've been good, busier than ever
We small talk, work and the weather
Your guard is up, and I know why
Because the last time you saw me
Is still burned in the back of your mind

You gave me roses, and I left them there to die

[Chorus]
So this is me swallowing my pride
Standing in front of you, saying I'm sorry for that night
And I go back to December all the time
It turns out freedom ain't nothing but missing you
Wishing I'd realized what I had when you were mine
I go back to December, turn around and make it alright
I go back to December all the time

These days, I haven't been sleeping
Staying up, playing back myself leaving
When your birthday passed, and I didn't call

Then I think about summer, all the beautiful times
I watched you laughing from the passenger side
And realized I loved you in the fall
And then the cold came, the dark days
When fear crept into my mind
You gave me all your love, and all I gave you was goodbye

[Chorus]
So this is me swallowing my pride
Standing in front of you, saying I'm sorry for that night
And I go back to December all the time
It turns out freedom ain't nothing but missing you
Wishing I'd realized what I had when you were mine
I go back to December, turn around and change my own mind
I go back to December all the time

I miss your tan skin, your sweet smile
So good to me, so right
And how you held me in your arms that September night
The first time you ever saw me cry
Maybe this is wishful thinking
Probably mindless dreaming
But if we loved again, I swear I'd love you right
I'd go back in time and change it, but I can't
So if the chain is on your door, I understand

This is me swallowing my pride
Standing in front of you, saying I'm sorry for that night
And I go back to December
It turns out freedom ain't nothing but missing you
Wishing I'd realized what I had when you were mine
I go back to December, turn around and make it alright
I go back to December, turn around and change my own mind
I go back to December all the time, all the time



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  • f
    +75
    Frank RamirezDec 24, 2012 at 3:28 am
    This song describes my recent break up with my girlfriend. We just broke up last week. We got together in the summer, I had her smiling and laughing like crazy in the passenger side of my vehicle, realized that I loved her during the beginning of fall, and kind of missed her birthday because I had to work. I never realized what I had until she broke u with me while starting my new career...
  • d
    +34
    drei171835Dec 30, 2010 at 12:11 pm
    i totally love this song for it's like Taylor Swift knew that it happened in my life. not my lovelife but my parents'. it was September when mom announced that she was planning of leaving to work in another country, leaving us behind and it was in the month of December that she left. she left ignoring the pleads of my dad who bought her a bouquet of red roses because it was her favorite but she just left it in their bed. now dad's totally over it and mom wants to apologize. but dad was too numb to feel her sincerity. and thanks to this song. because when i got the two of them listening to this they both broke into tears and realized what they both done. now they're on the stage of healing the wounds that they, themselves, planted on their hearts.. :DD
  • arvel_velasquez
    +33
    arvel_velasquezDec 9, 2010 at 11:18 am
    I hate my classmates...
    They told me that Taylor is not a good performer...
    In fact, they tore my lyrics of Back To December...
    actually, my favorite song of Taylor is Back To December...
    So I fought them...
  • m
    +18
    mssequoiaNov 23, 2010 at 8:08 am
    I think the song is about a failed relationship with someone who once loved you deeply but you didn't love him back as much as he does love you. During the coarse of the relationship, the other showed a greater love for one person while that person didn't compensated the affection and even ended the relationship. In the end, the one who ended the relationship realized that all the while she actually had loved the other person and asked for forgiveness or a reconciliation.The reason why she goes back to December ( probably their love relationship started in that month or they had many fond-lover memories during those days) is to keep her from feeling lonely. Reminiscing the past comforted her.
  • k
    +15
    kme1239Feb 2, 2011 at 11:56 pm
    well this song reminds me of back to December 2009..that winter i met the best guy in the world..and sure our relationship had its ups and downs..somedays were wonderful and others i prayed for better days..and recently in November 2010 my mother wouldnt let me see him anymore, and our relationship has just went down hill from there..and we still keep fighting..and i think i might have really lost him..i pray i didnt..because this man changed my whole life. he made me realize that my past was not the girl i wanted to be and he led me on the right path. and i will always love him..and i only pray that i see him very soon..and that he dosnt let go of me and break my heart. but i willl always love him..and miss him. ;(

    ~please hold on.

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