Taylor Swift’s New Single ‘Begin Again’ — The Full Lyrics Released

Tue, September 25, 2012 2:27pm EST by 28 Comments
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Listen to Taylor’s new single for the first time & help us analyze the lyrics! Is she singing about Jake Gyllenhaal?

OK, which of Taylor Swift‘s ex-boyfriends loves James Taylor? Once we solve that mystery, we’ll know exactly who Taylor’s crooning about on her new single, “Begin Again,” which has officially made its way to the internet. In typical Taylor fashion, the song is about a guy she thought was a gentleman, but turned out to be just another heartbreaker. (We’re thinking John Mayer or Jake Gyllenhaal!)

Read the full “Begin Again” lyricsbelow, then listen to Taylor perform her latest single of sadness:

Take a deep breath in the mirror, he didn’t like it when I wore high heels but I do.
Turn the lock and put my headphones on, he always said he didn’t get this song but I do. I do.
Walked in expecting you’d be late but you got here early and you stand and wait I walk to you.
You pulled my chair out and helped me in, and you don’t know how nice that is but I do.

And you throw your head back laughing like a little kid.
I think it’s strange that you think I’m funny cause he never did.
I’ve been spending the last eight months thinking all love ever does is break, and burn, and end.
But on a Wednesday, in a cafe…I watched it begin again.*

He said he never met one girl who had as many James Taylor records as you but I do.
We tell stories and you don’t know why you’re coming off a little shy but I do.


And we walk down the block to my car and I almost brought him up.
But you start to talk about the movies that you found me watching every single Christmas and I will talk about that for the frst time.
What’s past is past.


But on a Wednesday, in a cafe…I watched it begin again.

Bonnie Says: Taylor Swift: Thanks For Standing Up Against Jerks With ‘Begin Again’

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