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Taylor Swift – Story Of Us lyrics

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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    orkdork115
    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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    ohsflautista13
    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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    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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    LyricsArePoetry
    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.
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    sweetheartxoxo
    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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    I think this means that there was 2 kids and they thought they were deeply in love but then they started to fall apart. They use to hang out together, they would do like everything together but something happened in their relationship and it wasn't working out. Now, the girl (Taylor Swift) is very disappointed and wants the relationship back to how it was. Sadly, the boy she was together with doesn't understand whats going on and why she is going through all of this. Taylor then sings out her feelings and says " You know what? This isn't working out. This story is over.... THE END" I know I may not be right but this is only what I think this is about. I also think that Taylor is amazing and I love all of her songs but I think I have most of the idea about the song correct.
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    She is in love with a guy but they have had a fallout and split. She is finding it hard but she wonders what he thinks of the situation. They split because of - miscomunication and a simple complications. "so many things i wish you knew," is about her wanting him to understand what is up. She is batteling through th awkwardness of a break up and wishes she could break through the tencness. She is sick and tire of the fighting and wnts to be with him but this is too complicated. She finally realises that it is no use in trying, they are done.
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    I think this is about two people that met at a fireworks display on the 4th of july ("sparks flew instantly") and they didn't have a chance to talk. The other couples thought they were the lucky ones because they had a chance to talk beforehand. There was assigned seating at the fireworks display ("my place was a spot next to you"). The couple decided they would talk at a gala the next day, but the next day, there was no assigned seating and they could not find each other ("searching the room for an empty seat" "simple complication, miscommunications"). Taylor then deteriorates in health and mind. It's a tragic tale of love, loss, and assigned seating.
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    Meaning of "the story of us": a girl and a boy had a relationship that seemed to be like a fairytale- as if it was going to end with a happily ever after. Unfortunately, they're in the real world and they broke up because he was cheating on her. They avoid eachother, but it just makes it more awkward between them. Both finally realize that in the real world one cannot avoid their problems but should face them. However, when they do, they realize that there is not much to say anyway. Thus, they just agree forgive each other and to live their separate lives.
    -josyjos.
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    This song reminds me of my boyfriend he brought me to canada to stay wiv his family for a few month on a visa but I cannit dind any work nd its stressin us both out coz I want to go home bt he wants to stay in canada wiv his dad so we end up arguing nd I feel so lonely wiv no1 here for me nd waiting in our room alone waitin for him to get bk but knowin it wil end up in an argument.
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    Love takes two people. If only they would make an effort. The story of us is about two people going astray or their separate ways. One person is making an effort while the other isn't. It's not about who is wrong or right. Both must fight to keep their love alive. It's called sacrifice. Time will come when they'll reap the fruits of their labor. If one person made the sacrifice, he or she would be the one to collect the dividend.
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    I can relate to this song. The girl develops feelings for the boy and they later become really close. But then drama happens and puts them in the position of them whereas they can only small talk and have to act like they don't care about each other. Through each day the girl is dying to talk to him and wonders if he feels the same emptiness as her. But then in the end there's nothing she can really do so she just has to give up.
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    Really love this song! I can totally relate to it - I knew this girl from polytechnic and we hit it off quite well. Soon after I developed feelings for her and we became close. But because of a conflict that happened in our class, we stopped talking altogether and this affected our relationship by a lot. Every day, I wonder if she not talking to me is killing her like how it's killing me.): I really want to go back to the times when we were closer. But now, the story of us really looks like a tragedy and it's going down.
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    This song is about how a boy and a girl fell in love, but for some reason, the boy decided not to commit to the relationship. He got scared and decided not to follow through. The girl was really hoping that they could be together, and for awhile it seemed like they would. But the boy's pride got in the way, and without confronting her, he began to avoid her. Now the girl, trying to move on and appear that it does not affect her. She wishes how she could tell the "story of us" how they met and how they were crazy for each other. Now, because of his indecision, pride, and fear, they have become strangers.
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    I think it's love between two people and they know it. But both have too much pride to do something about it. They stare from a distance, why are they pretending like it's nothing? They both like eachother, but both are not compeltly sure, they both wish that the other knew how they felt. But they are having trouble expressing it. Its a contest of who cares less, and who is going to go up and try to do somethign about it first. They are both being too stubborn. And because of it, love breaks. That's my meaning.
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    I met this guy named dustin two years ago. When I first met him, I completely hated him. I thought he was obnoxious and we argued with each other all the time. Then one day, my friend asked me if we had feelings for each other, and I said no, but then I realized I was falling for him. Each day, it got more and more serious between us. He was one of the only people I could be myself with. My friends thought we were soul mates. Then out of the blue, we slowly began to fade. We went from talking everyday to never talking. I regret never telling him how I felt about him. How when I went to bed at night it was him I was thinking about, and when I woke up the next morning he was the first I thought of. Everyday I think of him, I try to move on, but I simply can't. He will always be in my heart and in my thoughts, whether I want him to be or not. He currently has a serious girlfriend, whom he has dated for 7 or 8 months, and I wish I could go back to those days, and tell him how I feel. This song is dustin & i's story. It is the story of us.
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    When you have an otp, all the songs makes sense!
    Ha, kidding. But this song fits richard castle and kate beckett so much!
    If you don't believe me, this is castle and beckett:.
    They meet and are instantly attracted to each other. They start flirting then become friends. Then they fall in love. Until a misunderstanding causes castle to believe she doesn't love him. He starts to pull away and tries to get over her. Beckett doesn't understand why he's acting like he is. She doesn't understand why all of a sudden he's ignoring her.
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    To me, this song is about 2 young kids who fall in love but because of misunderstanding & 'miscommunications' as the song indicates; they seperate. They still love each other but have fallen & and alot has been left unsaid. Through out the whole video & with all the lyrics, you can see that they both want to say something, but their prides & egos are too big, to let them actually forgive each other. In the end for them it is just 'easier' in their minds, to leave everything unsaid & act like neither of them cares about the feelings they know deep down they still have for each other.
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    We act careless, but in heart we still loving eachother, your eyes told so. Honey it is your turn, why do you still in silence? And choose to play dumb with her?
    Eventhough we are not owning finally, deep in my heart I hope you tell to me what your eyes told me for last time to say goodbye.
    I hate that in my heart waiting and hoping so, when my logical avoid all possiblity.
    Unfortunately I love you so much more than my ownself knew.
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    This song really describes what is happening between me and my friend [jed bernal] that has a crush on me; well I'm not the only one who knew that he has a crush on me. We became close friends and all, but then one day he found out that I have a crush on him. I don't even know how he found out, but I swear that I never thought that I will have a crush him; he was like a cousin to me. Then the following days we were like dodging each other, like we never knew each other at all, like complete strangers. When he looks my way I look the other way, vice versa. We even talked about it, I even asked him if we're ok he said we were, but as the days goes by things got worse. Now we're back to beginning when we don't know each other. I miss him but I don't know how to tell him; I miss the days we spent together. If I only knew that things would be this way, I would rather not have a crush on him than loss our friendship. Now I keep on thinking why does our friendship have to end this way. I hope he could get to read this someday…
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    I think it means that simple things can mess up a relationship. They try their hardest to ignore each other and not care. The girl is tired of fighting and wants to know if the boy is too. I think what it means is never leave a word unspoken or you will regret it. That is what it is referring to when she says "so many things that i wish you knew". Through many attempts at trying to talk to the boy she loses hope of ever being with him again.
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    Things might start off seemingly innocent and beautifu, but watch out. One moment everything is perfect, but it's a; ll so fragile. On mistake can ruin it all. In an instant, everything can be flipped; turned upside-down. Remember to cherish everything and everyone. And always, always keep you memories safely locked away, because you may lose that special someone eventually and the 'story of us', ay become you life story.
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    Saumyatherockstar
    I won't say i'll never make you cry. Bt i'll make you smile before your tears get dry,.
    I won't say i'll never tell you a lie. Bt if I do, I do it for a reason, someday i'll tell you why,.
    I won't say we'll never have a fight. Bt I say I m sorry when I realize you were right,.
    I won't say life together will be easy and bright. Bt when things go wrong, i'll hold you tight. :)
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    Saumyatherockstar
    For all the dear broken couples and for newly being couples to help them to know wat's ego n selfrespect.
    "self respect is when you know you r good... Ego is when you think you r better than everyone else. Self respect is when you know your attractive... Ego is when you think your more attractive than anyone else. Self repsect is when you know your intelligent... Ego is when you tell everyone how smart you are... "
    Wish all the couples good luck and sometimes its better just to let ur head down and smile, coz in the game of relationship, the winner is not who comes the first bt one who let them be first just to see a smile.
    If cheated in a relationship, please don't sit silently, take ur revenge, let them know that ur not a thing to use and throw.
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    Saumyatherockstar
    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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    Saumyatherockstar
    This song is a very nice one. Taylor rocks as always. Like if you agree.
    This song is the story of a couple who broke up b"coz of simple complications and miscommunications and in this song, the girl misses him a lot bt they both called their ego- as thier self-respect and that problem occurs in almost all the relationships bt its really difficult to know the difference I'm ego and selfrespect. Bt now the.
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    For me this song is like if you were trying to fix your problems with the person you love but both of you are scared to talk each other like if something worse would happen. People let opportunities pass by, you only have one life. Don't forget that no matter how hard things can get try to at least talk with that person. Cause you can regret it for the rest of your life. Like me, right now I'm trying to fix my problems with the guy I like; but before, I was too scared to talk to him, because I get super nervous when I talk to him, my hands get all swety, and I can hardly speak. Some girls might be like me, but I want them to see that its not that hard or easy but it can be done. Here is something more imbarrasing: I tell someone my problems and that persom is the one who gives me the strength to talk to him. For me and other girls is like if there were obstacles between that person and us. If I tell my complete story I wont stop, I can write some other time. I hope you agree with me!
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    I think it's about boy and girl who used to be really in love, then something happened, missunderstandings, fear, someone running away or something but they werent so close. Taylor wanted to know does the boy feel the same than her and wanted to know what happened. She misses the guy and its killig her not to know what happened and the guys too proud to ask anything so hes like nothing happened and tyler misses him and then suddenly they realize it's not gonna work anymore and the sparkles gone. That's how I think :)
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    I have a crush on this boy at my school and we are like best friends he acts like he likes me but sometimes he acts like he doesn't I am crzy about him I have taken a notebook and filled it with drawings of his name with hearts around it and its killing me that I can't tell him but I have a thing that if I keep something in it can't hurt me but it hurts that I haven't I keep giving people advice to say what the feel but I never use it.
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    This song reminds me of the time that me and my ex-boyfriend still were friends, and I came to a party of one of his friends, cause me and my friends were invited. Things were really awkward and he was kinda ignoring me, but he did talk to my friends. And I was dying to know if it was killing him like it was killing me. Btw, it was the last night I have ever seen him.
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    "the story of us" has one obvious meaning- a failed relationship. The other not-so-obvious meaning? Taylor probably did not mean to, but it can also be interpreted like the us govt. At first, everything was great (like early 1800's. Now, things are not so good, and most of us don't know what is going on! So miscommunications between the government and people have led to the end of the story of you. S. :)
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    Maybe at first they have mutual undrstandings and then a 'miscommunication' came maybe due to rumors maybe. They ended their communication. And finally met again unexpectedly. And then realized that she still haven't moved on and maybe the boy feels the same way too but both of them denies their feelings and pretending that their alright without each other. This is what I'm experiencing now. And I'm dying to know if its killing him too. Please lend a hand to help me.
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    Two young best friends who have been friends for a very long time start to have feelings for each other. Nervous that the other will reject them begin to spend less and less time with each other, scared that the other will see something's up. Things start to get complicated and they stop speaking after a miscommunication tears them apart. They wish they could just tell each other how they feel or at least make up. Inside, it kills them that they can't spend time withth the person they like. Finally, one of them decides just to lay it all on the table and say how they feel.
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    The story tell about a couple that have a distance because of miscommunication problems. They looks pretend to don't care about the distance and trying to not speak. But it so hard and killing her inside. The girl start missing and want to know about the boy's feeling.
    But both of them don't know how to start speaking to each other, so the girl want to give up and she thinks that their story (relationship) will just ending soon.
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    This is how I feel about my exboyfriend. I still love him. I want to tell him. Everybody was telling me he was cheating and they were telling him I was cheating. Everything fell apart and he moved. :( I never felt this way about a boy before. We met at school and liked eac other as soon as we started talking and now when we see each other we feel weird. I remember staying up allnight talkin to him and he telling me he loved me. But then. It all broke down:(i cried. This sing describes everything!
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    It's about a girl, and a guy. Who used to be best or close friends. The boy liked the girl, the girl liked the guy. Possibly at different times, even thought it's always on and off. The girl dreamed about the guy & her being together. All of a sudden, they haven't seen eachother in a while, or got into a fight or something. Now, when they're at eachothers house, or whatever they are. It's awkward, they won't talk. They have nothing to say. The girl wants to say she misses him, or how she feels, but she can't/ they both feel their friendship falling apart, no body will do anything to fix it though. They act like they don't care. The girl, really does. And wonders if the boy does. (he may not) now it's all fallen apart:/
    Life. Story.
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    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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    This song its too close to me. Its like you fall in love with the perfect guy and he falls in love with you, and for a moment you both are the perfect couple and it seems its gonna be forever. But suddenly everything's falling out, and you don't know what happened and you break up. But you keep seeing eachother and you want to start everything again, but its not up to you, its him too, and you don't know how he feels now. Really sad, but this happened in real life.
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    Its about a girl who fell in love with a guy, but because of the misunderstanding of them their relationship went to the dumpsters and she wants him to feel what she is feeling. The heartache that she felt was the pain that was inspiring her to write this song in the first place. Like what taylor said "there are 2 ways of dealing with pain. 1st is to make you feel low and weak. The 2nd is that pain make you stronger in pursuing what you want to do. You make the pain your inspiration to be more better that what they say about you. "
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    This is what happens when a boy and a girl get in a serious relationship and the infatuation stage ends and the fighting starts. You go from thinking he is the one and thinking about how you are gonna tell your story to thinking that this could be the end. When neither party wants to back down and especially when someone is holding their pride instead of holding the other person and pressing on. "I never heard silence quite this loud" is my favorite line. This song hits home for me tonight. The end.
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    This song was written after an awards show at which both Taylor and John Mayer (having broken up some months before) ended up in the same room at an after party and wouldn't speak to each other. Well Taylor wanted to, but being the shy conventional girl she is wouldn't initiate the conversation and mayer being the jerk he is wouldn't accknowledge her existence. So Taylor went home and wrote her feeling in this song. The great thing about Taylor Swift (besides being one of Gods true Angles on earth) is that these hurtful experiences she has are put into songs that everyone can relate to so in essences she is helping so many people. She is a real gift to all of us.
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    sweetheartxoxo
    I really hate it cuz my ex is cting like he doesn't cares nd so m I now and he thinks I didn't notice but I know he cares. Hes trying to make me jealous wiht my own frnds nd well, I show I hve moved on but seriously m waiting for him to come and say that he loves me cuz then I would ccept him back happily. : '(
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    Taylor and her boyfriend are having problems and they take a break and realize they are not meant for each other but Taylor still wants to be with him although he is with someone else and does not want to be with her anymore and Taylor is losing her mind because she wants to tell people how they fell in love instantly but now they are losing each other and the story will be about how she fell apart after he left her.
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    Well to me it's about a couple who got distant from each other because of small things, like a miscommunication and small complication that things become really complicated. They stopped speaking to each other and things got really bad and it frustrates the girl and she wanted to know if he is feeling the same way. They both acted like nothing happened and ego got the boy since it doesn't look like he's gonna do anything about it whereas the girl misses him but couldn't tell him. And yeah, she gave up in the end since it all was just a tragedy.
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    The meaning of story of us is how a girl and a guy have became best friends and might have almost became a couple. She then thinks that he have betrayed her. So, both of them has been ignoring each other.
    They started to become strangers to each other. So when they saw each other in the library, usually they would sit next to each other, but the girl needs to find an empty seat because the place is so full. As they tried to become friends again, they didn't want to.
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    I think it is about two people who fall in love but the boy (imma call him dean cause I wanna) was with a girl (imma call her kat) and taylor (as in swift) go envious and they got into a fight and they broke up. Then she realizes she still loves him but they both are too nervous to "put their armor down" and they probably share 4th or 5th or whatever period (i would guess 7th) and they are ignoring each other. They comfront each other in the end but still decide to just be friends.
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    SwiftHeart13
    The song was about seeing this guy you had a relationship with before in a crowded room, and both of you are in an "i don't care" mode 'cause both of you are not talking to each other anymore.
    Well, that's what I understood from what Taylor said on the preview of the song, and I think the song just said state its meaning in it. I don't think there's a fight in this one, though. :)
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