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I took a chance, I took a shot
And you may think I'm bullet-proof, but I'm not
You took a swing, I took it hard
And down here from the ground I see who you are

I'm sick and tired of your attitude
I'm feeling like I don't know you
You tell me that you love me and then cut me down
And I need you like a heartbeat
But you know you got a mean streak
That makes me run for cover when you're around
And here's to you and your temper
Yes, I remember what you said last night
And I know that you see what you're doing to me
Tell me why

You can write a book on how to ruin someone's perfect day
Well I get so confused and frustrated forget what I'm tryin' to say, ohh

I'm sick and tired of your reasons
I got no one to believe in
You tell me that you want me then push me around
And I need you like a heartbeat
But you know you got a mean streak
That makes me run for cover when you're around
Here's to you and your temper
Yes, I remember what you said last night
And I know that you see what you're doing to me
Tell me why

Why, do you hafta make me feel small?
So you can feel whole inside
Why, do you hafta put down my dreams?
So you're the only thing on my mind

Well I'm sick and tired of your attitude
I'm feelin like I don't know you
You tell me that you want me then cut me down
I'm sick and tired of your reasons
I got no one to believe in
You ask me for my love then you push me around
Here's to you and your temper
Yes, I remember what you said last night
And I know that you see what you're doing to me
Tell me why
Why, tell me why

I take a step back and let you go
I told you I'm not bullet-proof, now you know



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    andy_n_aly_wwwJun 2, 2009 at 1:12 pm
    i love this song is a really good in my oppion she is talking about a guy that hurts her alot and even tho she loves him she cant take the pain of being hurt any more this song is really great taylor is a great inspiration
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    nedMar 4, 2010 at 1:27 am
    this song fits me and i'd say that i want this to dedicate to manoy...
    tell me why..you tell me you love me and then cut me down.
    i can't understand what you're up to...if you really want it then tell me.

    get straight to the point.that's what i always say...
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    omgboyexpertDec 28, 2008 at 3:08 am
    omg headfirstxfearless ur so right i hate when guys do that uuughhh there so stupid but u cant help but love em
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    HeadfirstxFearlessDec 24, 2008 at 9:51 am
    crazy ex boyfriends!!!
    ughh they play with your head!
    and tell you they love u and then ditch you for no reason
    It's too confusing and frustrating!
    and it gets old..
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    ashyandrichJun 20, 2009 at 8:56 am
    Its for sure about abuse! He took a swing, I took it hard and now shes lying on the ground and finally sees who he is. She knows he has a mean streak, but she still loves him when he's sweet and kind. The person that she first knew. And she knows that he has control over the abuse and knows what he's doing, all she wants to know is why he's doing it. And finally, thankfully, luckily, in the end she realizes that she has to let him go, because it's not going to stop. It never does.

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