"The Other Side of the Door" as written by and Taylor Swift....
In the heat of the fight I walked away
Ignoring words that you were saying
Trying to make me stay
I said, 'This time I've had enough'
And you've called a hundred times
But I'm not picking up
'Cause I'm so mad I might tell you that it's over
But if you look a little closer

I said leave but all I really want is you
To stand outside my window throwing pebbles
Screaming, 'I'm in love with you'
Wait there in the pouring rain, coming back for more
And don't you leave cause I know
All I need is on the other side of the door

Me and my stupid pride, sitting here alone
Going through the photographs
Staring at the phone
I keep going back over, things we both said
And I remember the slamming door
And all the things that I misread
So babe if you know everything
Tell me why you couldn't see
That when I left I wanted you to chase after me

Yeah, I said leave but all I really want is you
To stand outside my window throwing pebbles
Screaming, 'I'm in love with you'
Wait there in the pouring rain, coming back for more
And don't you leave cause I know
All I need is on the other side of the door

And I'll scream out the window
I can't even look at you
I don't need you but I do, I do, I do
I say, 'there's nothing you can say
To make this right again'
I mean it, I mean it, what I mean I

I said leave but baby all I want is you
To stand outside my window throwing pebbles
Screaming, 'I'm in love with you'
Wait there in the pouring rain, coming back for more
And don't you leave cause I know
All I need is on the other side of the door

With your face and the beautiful eyes
And the conversation with the little white lies
And the faded picture of a beautiful night
You carried me from your car up the stairs
And I broke down crying, wish it weren't this mess
After everything and that little black dress
After everything I must confess, I need you


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"The Other Side of the Door" as written by Taylor Swift

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  • +3
    General CommentI just realised this song has Throwing pebbles in it too.
    She must either really want a person to show up at her window and toss pebbles at it, or it has happened in the passed, and she fell in love with it, because this is at least the third time it's been sung about.
    -Love Story
    -Hey Stephen
    -The Other Side Of The Door.
    Cest-La-Vieon November 02, 2009   Link
  • +3
    Song MeaningYeah good point Cest-La-Vie

    I also realised that she says "that little black dress"

    which she also refers to in "Tim McGraw"

    Haha, i love how we connect these people :)

    And possibly, yes maybe he did cheat on her "I broke down crying, was she worth this mess"

    So it could also be applied to "Should of Said No"

    Small fan :)
    onechancetoomanyon November 04, 2009   Link
  • +2
    My OpinionI love how the end of this song seems to pull all of her past songs together. Anyone know what I mean?

    With your face and the beautiful eyes= (Taylor's song- beautiful eyes)
    and the conversation with the little white lies= (This part kind of reminds me of the way i loved you and how their relationship wasn't perfect but it was always exciting)
    and the faded picture of a beautiful night, you
    carried me from your car up the stairs= (Sparks Fly)
    and I broke down crying, was she worth this mess= (shouldve said no)
    after everything and that little black dress= (Tim Mcgraw)
    after everything I must confess...I need you...I need you.
    thesaltwaterroomon November 14, 2009   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningI get from this song that she saw him with another girl and missunderstood the situation which caused tham to fight so she just walked away in the middle of their fight ignoring what he was saying because she was so mad. She feels like she has had enough and wants to give up on him but then looks at things more closely.
    She tells him to leave but wants him to see passed that and stand outside her window throwing pebbles saying he loves her.
    "Me and my stupid pride are sitting here alone
    going through the photographs, staring at the phone" .. This line says that how she got the wrong idea about the other girl so was left sitting alone with no one else to blame but herself and how shes waiting for him to call her.
    Shes sitting alone thionking of what eac of them said to each other when they were fighting, and how she misread everything.
    "I don't need you, but I do, I do, I do"... she wants to believe she doesn't need him but does.
    In the last verse shes thinking back of a certain moment in their relationship.
    She wonders if this other girl really was worth all this fighting and finally admits she does in fact need him!
    Niammhon November 11, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti scream out the window,
    i can't even look at you,
    i don't need you but i do, i do, i do

    story of my life.
    btw, the secret meaning of the song is 'what i was really thinking when i slammed the door' :)
    taylorswfitloveon November 03, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"i say leave but all i really want is you to stand outside my window throwin pebbles screamin im in love with you":) my fav part
    illbefamous8653on December 05, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe end of the song kind of seems like a compilation of all her big songs.
    jessbrwn10on December 06, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think, at the last part, she's talking about all her successful songs,
    and she's saying 'after everything, i need you'.
    like, after her fame and success and everything.


    haha.
    or maybe not. i dont know.
    it's just an awesome song. there's a taylor swift song for every part of a girl's life.
    Simone212on April 06, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell most her songs are quite complex and well written. It just shows that she is such a simple girl and wants a romeo ending, the throwing pebbles, the rain, and for some reason 2 am. Ha so pretty much i think she writes about what she wants in a guy or how she wants to be treated in a relationship maybe?.
    ttangon May 12, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWith your face and the beautiful eyes
    and the conversation with the little white lies
    and the faded picture of a beautiful night, you
    carried me from your car up the stairs
    and I broke down crying, was she worth this mess
    after everything and that little black dress
    after everything I must confess...I need you...I need you.

    This verse has references to loads of her songs.

    'With your face'-Your Face- 'I don't wanna lose your face'
    'And the beautiful eyes'-Stay Beautiful 'Cory's eyes are like the jungle' and Beautiful Eyes.
    'Conversation with the little white lies'-I'd Lie
    'The faded picture of a beautiful night'-I'm Only Me When I'm With You,
    'Friday night beneath the stars In a field behind your yard You and I are painting pictures in the sky'
    'Carried me from your car up the stairs'-White Horse 'I'm not the one you'll sweep off her feet
    Lead her up the stairwell'
    'And I broke down crying, was she worth this mess'-Should've Said No
    'After everything and that little black dress'-Tim McGraw
    'After everything I must confess...I need you...I need you'-You Belong With Me
    harvardavaon July 27, 2010   Link

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