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I used to think one day we'd tell the story of us,
How we met
And the sparks flew instantly
And people would say they're the lucky ones

I used to know my place was a spot next to you,
Now I'm searching the room for an empty seat
Cause lately I don't even know what page you're on

Oh, a simple complication,
Miscommunications lead to fallout,
So many things that I wish you knew
So many walls up that I can't break through

Now I'm standing alone in a crowded room
And we're not speaking
And I'm dyin' to know
Is it killing you
Like it's killing me?
Yeah
I don't know what to say since a twist of fate, when it all broke down
And the story of us looks a lot like a tragedy now

Next chapter

How'd we end up this way?
See me nervously pulling at my clothes and trying to look busy
And you're doing your best to avoid me
I'm starting to think one day I'll tell the story of us
Of how I was losing my mind when I saw you here
But you held your pride like you should have held me,
Oh I'm scared to see the ending why are we pretending this is nothing
I'd tell you I miss you but I don't know how
I've never heard silence quite this loud.

(Chorus)
Now I'm standing alone in a crowded room
And we're not speaking

And I'm dying to know
Is it killing you
Like it's killing me?
Yeah
And I don't know what to say since a twist of fate, when it all broke down
And the story of us looks a lot like a tragedy now

This is looking like a contest
Of who can act like they care less
But I liked it better when you were on my side

The battle's in your hands now
But I would lay my armor down
If you say you'd rather love than fight

So many things that you wish I knew
But the story of us might be ending soon


Now I'm standing alone in a crowded room
And we're not speaking
And I'm dying to know
Is it killing you
Like it's killing me?
Yeah
And I don't know what to say since a twist of fate, when it all broke down
And the story of us looks a lot like a tragedy now
Now, Now, Now

And we're not speaking,
And I'm dying to know is it killing you like it's killing me?
Yeah
And I don't know what to say since a twist of fate, cause we're going down.
And the story of us looks a lot like a tragedy now
The End



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    orkdork115May 17, 2011 at 7:18 am
    To me, this song is about a couple of kids who fell in love at the wrong time. It could have been magical, maybe even lasted forever but because of the flaws of being young- miscommunications, simple complications- they separated.
    There was a big fall out and a lot left unsaid. After a significant span of time, one might have even started falling in love with another (twist of fate). This leaving the other to try and move on but knowing, whenever she is around him, there will always be that most challenging question "what if."
    They can both feel the tension, actions are speaking louder than words. At this point, she realizes she can't spend her whole life wondering and this is the moment she put her whole heart, her whole soul on the line. Knowing the possibility of him feeling the same is minimal, she has to do it. This is the final moment where possibly years of suppressed hopes ad dreams will either be diminished with a final goodbye, or lovingly embraced with all eyes towards the future.
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    ohsflautista13Nov 3, 2010 at 5:54 pm
    I think it means that a couple was once in love very much. And then something happened, and the couple is falling apart. Then both parties become in a "I don't care mode" and everything is very distant. The boy has become very hard to speak to, and it's like the only thing they can talk about is like small talk. She misses him, and she wants to know if he is hurting just as bad, but she can't find out. Soon she just gives up.
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    UnregisteredDec 11, 2011 at 6:04 am
    The story of us is chapters of love and breakup between two lovers. In the beginning to end they love each other and story goes on. Even after breakup they want to talk with each other but they are silent.
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    giovanni13Jan 9, 2011 at 1:55 pm
    this song is meaning a lot of me because its remind me
    my best friend and i really miss ! our bondings..
    go! go! go! taylor swift we ♥ you!
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    Shriyak13Dec 18, 2010 at 3:17 am
    I love this song!!

    I love the way Taylor says OH!

    U know in the chorus when she goes "oh a simple complication" I love that bit!

    The meaning pretty clear! It's written all over the song! It's about how they're ignoring eachother but Taylor liked it better when he was on her side and if given the choice she would "lay her armour down".

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