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Taylor Swift Love Story Lyrics

Last updated: 02/28/2013 04:21:48 AM

We were both young when I first saw you.
I close my eyes and the flashback starts:
I'm standing there on a balcony in summer air.

See the lights, see the party, the ball gowns.
See you make your way through the crowd
And say, "Hello,"
Little did I know...

That you were Romeo, you were throwing pebbles,
And my daddy said, "Stay away from Juliet"
And I was crying on the staircase
Begging you, "Please don't go"
And I said...

Romeo, take me somewhere we can be alone.
I'll be waiting; all that's left to do is run.
You'll be the prince and I'll be the princess,
It's a love story, baby, just say, "Yes".

So I sneak out to the garden to see you.
We keep quiet 'cause we're dead if they knew
So close your eyes... escape this town for a little while.
Oh, oh.

'cause you were Romeo - I was a scarlet letter,
And my daddy said, "Stay away from Juliet"
But you were everything to me,
I was begging you, "Please don't go"
And I said...

Romeo, take me somewhere we can be alone.
I'll be waiting; all that's left to do is run.
You'll be the prince and I'll be the princess.
It's a love story, baby, just say, "Yes".

Romeo, save me, they're trying to tell me how to feel.
This love is difficult but it's real.
Don't be afraid, we'll make it out of this mess.
It's a love story, baby, just say, "Yes".

Oh, oh.

I got tired of waiting
Wondering if you were ever coming around.
My faith in you was fading
When I met you on the outskirts of town.
And I said...

Romeo, save me, I've been feeling so alone.
I keep waiting for you but you never come.
Is this in my head? I don't know what to think.
He knelt to the ground and pulled out a ring and said...

Marry me, Juliet, you'll never have to be alone.
I love you, and that's all I really know.
I talked to your dad ‒ go pick out a white dress
It's a love story, baby, just say, "Yes".

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.

'cause we were both young when I first saw you

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i love this song! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/9/12

this is my FAVORITE SONG EVER! it is sooo cute! i'mgoing to have to listen to it everyday!!!!!!!! :) :)
Plus amy, don't worry! it's not going to be that way forever!!! like just don't be scared. it's really awful you have to live that way...all i can say is good luck & i KNOW it's going to get better somehow just don't give up! Plus God would not want it that way! of course!!!
i'll pray for you everyday! :):) :) :)

to amy | Reviewer: maria | 1/26/12

hey amy, i live in here too...
All u hve to do ia to being urself and avoid accepting all things that others tell u! Try to accept in good college and live and manage ur life!
I did and now i have my life.
Btw i loveeeee taylorrr:x

just alittle help!!! | Reviewer: amy | 10/17/11

this is the most pefect song that I ever heard It makes me cry.I had read the play of romeo&juliet &this song was like it but at the ends taylor makes it very better it makes them to being toghether for ever!!!!!I like this song I love aboy that he is a nice guy but I live in a country that if u speak with aboy in it u will die!!1not die but they dont let u do have any conversition with boys!!!!u cant be friend a just friend with boys!!!u cant love aboy&if u do it u shouldnt tell it to ur family if u tell them they will kill u!!!!in our country girls &boys cant go to schoool together&we cant have any connecting with each other!!!!face book is filter in our country &songs are filter too!!!!so as amatter of fact we dont live in our country we are going to die here!!!!&when we ask them why they tell as that god is telling this!!!I dont know does realy god wants it or not!!!the name of our country is IRAN!!!!thank u for hereing me!!!!if u have any thing to say plz help me!!!!!!

love? | Reviewer: brandi | 3/9/11

well my problem is alittle different. i like this guy we have been best friends forever and we dated for a month just recently and we broke up because he claims he didnt want a realtionship, but he just asked me to be his friend with benefits?? doesnt make sense to me. not sure if i'll agree tho.

email me at if you have any advice. thanks(:

have the same problem | Reviewer: "tiffany" | 4/18/10

I have the same problem as u britt .i have a boyfriend that loves me and I love him to but my dad won't let me see him or talk to him. and my dad made me switch schools in the middle of the year and the worst part of it all is my dads a police officer and so we don't speak at the way we talk is a letter in the mail and every morning I have to run and get it before my dad. and it really sucks.but he still tells me loves me so that keeps me going every day.

good song | Reviewer: unknownpersonality | 1/21/10

I saw a preview to a movie called Letters to Juliet and this song was used in the preview. For some crazy reason I wanted to cry. Anyway, I like this song. I used to not like it, but now when I hear it my mind is taken to some other universe, and I love it when music does that to me.

my love story | Reviewer: akash | 12/24/09

dis song is really awesum.......listening to dis song atleast 10 to 15 tyms a day......& still not satisfied......but every luv story is not a happy ending story.....a big example me.......wy i luv her so much.......but y i cant tell her

ha- duh. | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/1/09

People are retarded. Haven't you ever heard of a metaphor?!? She's comparing this love story to 2 of the most famous love stories in literature in it's intensity. It's not meant to be taken literally. I'm sure she knows full well what happened in the famous novels. This one is a grand love story with a happy ending. Duh.

Seriously, lighten up | Reviewer: Anonymous | 9/15/09

reading some of comments just makes me laugh. Dear all who wrote that Taylor is stupid not to realize that it's a tragedy. FYI: She does know the story, but she thought the end was too sad so she rewrote it as a happy ending. Stop being so pessss u guys! I listened to this song and thought how clever she is with the lyrics. How great would it be, if Romeo really hv enough courage to face Juliet's father and tell him how honestly and sincerely he loved Juliet. C'Mon, even it's the son of the enemy....and minus the poison and the fake death and things will just end happily.

wow britt i dont think there is anymore devine love than that | Reviewer: reyna | 7/24/09

wow britt if thats not love i dont know what love is. i love a boy but my parents say i ave to wait until i am eighteen. isnt that stupid i dont see why girls cant just go with the guys that they want. i wish it was that way because i am trulle in love with im and britt whats the guys name?

Love Story | Reviewer: Ace | 7/23/09

Hi, this song is so good and some people say they died in the end yea they did died but do u read the lyrics? she said she had flash backs that she were juliet... after that the real life starts so she got married in the end.

Love Story | Reviewer: Ace | 7/23/09

Hi, this song is so good and some people say they died in the end yea they did died but do u read the lyrics? she said she had flash backs that she were juliet... after that the real life starts so she got married in the end.

bad song | Reviewer: Jim | 7/7/09

there are a lot of errors in this song, such as the fact that Romeo & Juliet is a tragedy and not a comedy. Personally I think Taylor Swift released this song with references to Romeo & Juliet because some people are too dumb to realize that Romeo and Juliet die in the end.

Boyfriend and I | Reviewer: Britt | 5/18/09

my parents are so over protective and to me are idiots....
I have(or had) a boyfriend and he means the world to me. We haven't talked for a while and i miss him sooo much! my parents won't let me talk to him anymore! it feels as if i will die if i can't talk to him anymore! so it rlly rlly rlly hurts....
like i said i miss him terribly...
my parents made a threat too...
they said if he tried to call me they would call the police. now i'm so alone
i hope one day he can read this review so he can see how much i love and miss him.
i love him to death and always will.

<3 | Reviewer: Keli | 4/28/09

I absolutely adore this song. It's amazing. Can I point out that where you say 'star lit letter' that should be 'scarlet letter'. It's like, a thing from Victorian times. As a punishment for adultery and things, they were made to wear the scarlet letter, A. Kind of cool, if you ask me. I'd also like to add that Romeo and Juliet IS a love story. One of the oldest love stories ever written. It's just a very very tragic one. I adore that story so much. And the latest film is so amazing. Well, in conclusion - this song is great~! ^^<3