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Taylor Swift – Dear John lyrics

Long were the nights when
My days once revolved around you
Counting my footsteps
Praying the floor won’t fall through, again
And my mother accused me of losing my mind
But I swore I was fine

You paint me a blue sky
And go back and turn it to rain
And I lived in your chess game
But you changed the rules everyday
Wonderin’ which version of you I might get on the phone, tonight

Well I stopped pickin’ up and this song is to let you know why

Dear John, I see it all now that you're gone.
Don't you think I was too young
To be messed with?
The girl in the dress
Cried the whole way home, I should've known.

Well maybe it’s me
And my blind optimism to blame
Or maybe it’s you and your sick need
To give love then take it away

And you'll add my name to your long list of traitors who don't understand
And I'll look back in regret how I ignored when they said,
"Run as fast as you can."

Dear John, I see it all now that you're gone.
Don't you think I was too young
To be messed with?
The girl in the dress
Cried the whole way home

Dear John, I see it all now it was wrong
Don’t you think nineteen’s too young
To be played by your dark, twisted games?
When I loved you so, I should've known.

You are an expert at "Sorry"
And keeping lines blurry
Never impressed by me acing your tests
All the girls that you've run dry have tired lifeless eyes
Cause you've burned them out

But I took your matches
Before fire could catch me
So don’t look now
I’m shining like fireworks
Over your sad empty town

Dear John, I see it all now that you're gone.
Don't you think I was too young
To be messed with?
The girl in the dress
Cried the whole way home

I see it all now that you're gone
Don't you think I was too young
To be messed with?
The girl in the dress
Wrote you a song, you should’ve known.

You should’ve known
Don’t you think I was too young?
You should’ve known.



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    This song represents how a girl can date someone older & how the older guy begins to take advantage of her. He makes her fall in love with him then after he has her where he wants to. He begins to mess with her & break her heart like he did to the long list of girls he's already done that to. P. S this song is written about john mayer & how he did all of that to taylor swift.
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    Why can't you guys just admit shes agood song writer and a singer. If I my self had the talent of writing such sweet song. Even fabricating failure love stories and relation ships as she's doing. That wud be amazing to me. And to any girl I guess. Good for her that she went after her dreams since she was even a kid. She worked hard to be such a sweet singer. I sing a lil and right some lil poems. But I dun hav the guts to go after things as she had done thro all her life. Gl for every onee.
    * And it wud be so sweeet if shes back to taylor lautner; 3. That guy is edable lol luckyy swift and gomez =l *
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    Check and mate! Now "poor john" is feeling "hurt" by the truth of the lyrics. Perhaps he has matured and gained the ability to manage his own behavior by now, but there's no denying that for some rather long span of time he behaved like a bee determined to pollinate every flower in the garden in the shortest possible time span. John, never play with the unseasoned, sensitive heart of a woman who has a better, more intelligent mind than you do. Especially if she is also a better songwriter, musician and performer than you are, you ain't that cool dude.
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    Hmm dear john. Story of everyone woman's life. Girl falls selfish jerk. Guy proves himself a selfish jerk. Girl likes guy more. Guy doesn't care but in this case taylor swift got to make that selfish jerk care by making it a hit. You go girl! And to the girl who said she wanted to kil herself over a guy. Hunny idk about you but he probably wasn't the first and he won't be the last. No need to commit suicide just breath and take it all in. One day we will all get it right.
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    I believe that there are some women who fall for men instantly because they want to be in love so bad or simply beacause it is in their nature to love. This is not neccessarily a problem but it can and will result it alot of heartache. It doesn't make either one weak
    or responsible it just means that in this day and age it may take longer to find the "one" whether this song is directly about john mayer or not doesn't matter. It is from her perspective of her feelings, how she percieved things. And this is not to say that mr. Mayer has a medal of honor for his love life either. We know his track record. It is all just so coincedental that he chooses now to comment as his new album has just been released. Hmmm.
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