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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
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

Well I stopped picking 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
Maybe it's you and you're sick need to give love and take it away
And you'll add my name to your long list of traitors who don't understand
And I'll look back and 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 19's too young to be played by your dark twisted games
When I loved you so
I should have 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 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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  • u
    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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  • m
    In my mind the meaning to this song is about an opinionated man (aka John or in my version my dad Ron.). Whatever you do for this person is never good enough for him, but you always keep trying to impress them. You always have to watch your step, when you speak or do any action for this person. If the "floor" does break you have to do so much for that person to make up for the thingyou might have done. Although, the person you try to make happy is horriable you still have an optismistic view and you hope that one day this person will soon wake up and actually be a person not some monster. But, you soon wake up and realize that this person is no good and all he does is bring pain and misery to your life.
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  • u
    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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  • u
    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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  • u
    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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