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Say you're sorry, that face of an angel
Comes out just when you need it to
As I paced back and forth all this time
Cause I honestly believed in you

Holding on, the days drag on
Stupid girl, I should have known
I should have known

I'm not a princess, this ain't a fairy tale
I'm not the one you'll sweep off her feet
Lead her up the stairwell

This ain't Hollywood, this is a small town
I was a dreamer before you went and let me down
Now it's too late for you and your white horse, to come around

Baby I was naive, got lost in your eyes
And never really had a chance
(My mistake, I didn't know to be in love
You had to fight to have the upper hand)
I had so many dreams about you and me
Happy endings, now I know

I'm not a princess, this ain't a fairy tale
I'm not the one you'll sweep off her feet
Lead her up the stairwell

This ain't Hollywood, this is a small town
I was a dreamer before you went and let me down
Now it's too late for you and your white horse, to come around

And there you are on your knees
Begging for forgiveness, begging for me
Just like I always wanted but I'm so sorry

Cause I'm not your princess, this ain't a fairytale
I'm gonna find someone someday who might actually treat me well
This is a big world, that was a small town
There in my rearview mirror disappearing now

And it's too late for you and your white horse
Now it's too late for you and your white horse, to catch me now

Oh, whoa, whoa, whoa
Try and catch me now
Oh, it's too late to catch me now



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    Samantha_TaranNov 14, 2008 at 3:59 am
    This song is saying that she loved him, and when he left she prayed and waited for the day hed come back around. But she sat around waiting and gave up relizing she couldn't be the things he wanted, and now hes ready. But she knows better now, cuz he broke her heart once. And shes saying that his sweet talking can't changer her mind.
    [[ oh white is tech. The color of purity, but I personally don't think it has anything to do with the song]]
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    stormgirl08Jun 28, 2009 at 10:27 pm
    I just broke up with my bf b/c he cheated on me and I kno I am young but I am deeply hurt. I nvr relized how much meaning this song had 2 it until I experienced the same thing. And he has a face of an angel and a puppy voice that would make you do anything. I hope I find someone in my lifetime who treats me well and makes me smile for no apparent reason like garret did. Btw. Taylor is a great singer and songwriter and I hope she continues writing songs and being herself.
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    saren32Sep 17, 2010 at 11:49 pm
    Well I was dating this guy for along time his name was roy morales and we were madly in love and I loved him to death and with all of my heart and I gave him my all just to get nothing in return but a broken heart he didn't even have the nerve to break up with me in person so the night he called me I was listening to this song and when he said that it was over I cried to it and every since then when I feel down and think that it was my fault I turn this song on and then I feel slightly better about myself. :[
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    natnatnukkaJan 3, 2009 at 5:18 am
    I'm not big on meanings of songs or anything. But this song does strike me because its such an amazing yet true statement. To me this song indicates that this girl was the girl that the boy never seems to see more than just an average girl or friend. She loved him and dreamed daily and wished every moment that he would just sweep her off her feet like in romantic books or on love movies as Eragon661 pointed out. Though she desperately loved and dreamed he ended up hurting her and probably didn't notice until it was too late and he realized she doesn't need any of this. Love does happen but not in was that many girls would dream.
    This is just my thought of the song. I'm sure there are different way this song could go but this is just a thought.
    By the way. I really do love this song.
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    posh_kath02Dec 7, 2010 at 3:35 am
    I was at a crucial stage of my relationship to someone when I first heard this song. Tears unexpectedly flowed from my eyes by then. This song related a lot to me. It hurts to think, that you are expecting that your relationship is forever. That you are his princess. But it is not!
    And now. That I am already getting my nerves back. Here he is again. Trying to come back to me. But it's too late!♥.

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