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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.
  • ohsflautista13
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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.
  • LyricsArePoetry
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    LyricsArePoetryNov 28, 2010 at 3:28 pm
    Firstly, I think there's a slipt lyrics mistake in this. Where it says 'miscommunication leads to follow' should it be 'miscommunication leads to fall out\'.
    I think this song's lyrics are pretty self explanatory, she thought they'd be forever and tell the story of how they survived through everything, but they didn't so now she's going to be telling the story of how they fell apart. That's not to saw they're bad, beause they're not, they're amazing. I cried first time I heard this song. This album of Taylor's came out not long after me and my boyfriend, 'Riley' split up and this song summed up that feeling perfectly. So I
    I love the way near the beginning she sings 'so many things that I wish you do' and near the end says 'so many things you wish I knew'. That shift shows how a lack of communication can be disasterious.
  • n
    +1
    NIKIC8Nov 23, 2010 at 8:48 am
    This song is about my life just the other week we had study period at school before our exams and lets say this guys name is dan we use to be close then he found out I liked him. The whole room was quiet just as I came in and dan was sitting in the front then he pretends to study as I walk to the back looking for a seat. I finally find my friend and I sit next to her the (which is behind him). The whole time he pretends to look everywhere other than (his study book and) me. At some point dan and his friends were anoying my friend and they said something and we all turned around to laugh. That was the only time we made eye contact and he didn't even talk to me. The rest of the study periods were like this exept dan would be infront or behind me depending on the teacher.
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    sweetheartxoxoNov 13, 2010 at 10:58 am
    Well its about a couple obviously, where the girl loves the guy a lot. But then they stopped communicting, hangingout and slowly they breakup.
    And now the girl is stnding ll alone and even though they are right in front of each other they rent talking though the girl wants to really. But shes not sure if the guy even cares at all now and is he still interested like her.
    They both try hard to pretend they don't care but they do (at least the girl) and now they are acting like its nothing but the girl knows that their love might end soon.
    She wnts to end this fight and wants them to stop pretending that they don't care. She says she misses him but shes doenst knwos how to tell him this nd now they are getting farther off.
    But shes ready to stop it if he agrees to love then fight. But she guesses its too late now and that it wont happen.
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    : '(i can relate to this song totaly. M so sad for the girl, shes in the same condition as me.

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