Teardrops On My Guitar - Taylor Swift

Teardrops On My Guitar
(Taylor Swift)

Teardrops On My Guitar
by Taylor Swift

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Teardrops On My Guitar ” is a song by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. The song was written by Swift and Liz Rose, and produced by Nathan Chapman. “Teardrops on My Guitar” was released on February 19, 2007 by Big Machine Records, as the second single from her self-titled debut album (2006). The song was later included on the international release of Swift’s second studio album, Fearless (2008), and released as the second pop single from the album in the United Kingdom. It was inspired by Swift’s experience with Drew Hardwick, a classmate of hers for whom she had feelings. He was completely unaware and continually spoke about his girlfriend to Swift, something she pretended to be endeared by. Years afterwards, Hardwick appeared at Swift’s house, but Swift rejected him. Musically, the track is soft and is primarily guided by a gentle acoustic guitar. Critics have queried the song’s classification as country music, with those in agreement (such as Grady Smith of Rolling Stone) citing the themes and narrative style as country-influenced and those opposed (such as Roger Holland of PopMatters) indicating the pop music production and instrumentation lack traditional country elements.

Lyrics

Drew looks at me,
I fake a smile so he won’t see,
What I want, what I need,
And everything that we should be,
I’ll bet she’s beautiful,
That girl he talks about,
And she’s got everything that I’ve had to live without,
Drew talks to me,
AndI laugh ’cause it’s just so funny,
That I can’t even see
Anyone when he’s with me,
He says he’s so in love,
He’s finally got it right,
I wonder if he knows he’s all I think about at night,

He’s the reason for the teardrops on my guitar,
The only thing that keeps me wishing on a wishing star,
He’s the song in the car I keep singing, don’t know why I do

Drew walks by me,
Can he tell that I can’t breathe?
And there he goes so perfectly,
The kind of flawless I wish I could be,
She better hold him tight,
Give him all her love,
Look in those beautiful eyes,
And know she’s lucky ’cause,

He’s the reason for the teardrops on my guitar,
The only thing that keeps me wishing on a wishing star,
He’s the song in the car I keep singing, don’t know why I do

So I’ll drive home alone,
As I turn out the light,
I’ll put his picture down,
And maybe get some sleep tonight,

He’s the reason for the teardrops on my guitar,
The only one who’s got enough of me to break my heart,
He’s the song in the car I keep singing, don’t know why I do

He’s the time taken up,
But there’s never enough,
And he’s all the I need to fall into,

Drew looks at me,
I fake a smile so he won’t see.

Songwriters: Liz Rose / Taylor Alison Swift