"Teardrops on My Guitar" as written by Liz Rose and Taylor Swift....
Drew looks at me, I fake a smile so he won't see
That I want and I'm needing everything that we should be
I'll bet she's beautiful, that girl he talks about
And she's got everything that I have to live without

Drew talks to me, I laugh 'cause it is 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'd 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 drive home alone, as I turn out the light
I'll put his picture down and maybe
Get some sleep tonight

Because 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 that I need to fall into

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


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"Teardrops on My Guitar" as written by Taylor Swift Liz Rose

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  • +6
    General CommentA very common situation. She is good friends with Drew, but she silently wishes it would be more than just a friendship. Drew doesn't know that she feels this way, and he confides to her about his love interest. She silently suffers heartbreak, and hopes that this other girl will realize what a great guy Drew is.
    NavyKittenon December 31, 2006   Link
  • +4
    General Commentfake 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,

    my friend and i both liked the same guy...he liked both of us.i went out with him and then we broke up...a few days later they started going out and he talked about her non stop and it drove me insane..mostly because she was one of the prettiest girls i know!and i missed him so much.i still do.whenever i see him i always act like im the happiest person in the world..which is kinda hard because we have a couple classes together everyday. and when i go home i always walk in the door with tears down my face.i have made this one of my "theme songs" because of him and i still love him
    ShelbyLynneon January 20, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General Commentthe kind of flawless I wish I could be...

    this line gets to me cause i hate having the feeling of not being good enough. and knowing someone is way out of your league. whether it be, pretty, smart or whatever. great song, everyone can relate to it
    sballchick2on July 23, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis has always one of my favorite songs because my former best friend used to be my crush, and I couldn't understand how he couldn't see what I saw in him. I wanted to be more than friends but never got the nerve to say it, and he used to like all these girls and ask for my advice on them. Well, it broke my heart, but I loved him like crazy, and now that I can see clearly, though I still miss being his friend, I think I cried a lot of worthless tears over him.
    ILoveMusicForever15on July 10, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is my favorites on her CD. It speak directly to me. It's about a girl who is so in love with a close guy friend. Unfortunately he sees her as only a friend. He ends up getting a girlfriend and is very happy and she only wishes it could be her. Yeah, can you tell I've kind of been there..?
    AnnaMontanaon December 24, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI just heard this song for the first time an hour ago and it's on repeat. I can't stop listening to it, I'm already obsessed. I heard this song and it was like someone was reading my mind... the feelings described are so complicated but they are so real to me and that's why I love this song so much. I just love the idea of the girl hoping for "drew" to be happy... because as much as it hurts, when you like someone enough, as long as they're happy... that's all that matters...
    Jules***on January 18, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is freakin awesome!!!!!!! I love it!!!! I love all the songs by Taylor Swift.
    alabama19on November 05, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTyler Hilton's mom was my P.E. teacher in elementary school. I just felt the need to mention that =]

    Anyways. This is such an amazing song. I wish I'd found it sooner, when I was going through that same situation. I've finally moved on though =] But still, it makes me a little sad to listen to this and remember.
    chicatubachickon April 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfake 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,

    my friend and i both liked the same guy...he liked both of us.i went out with him and then we broke up...a few days later they started going out and he talked about her non stop and it drove me insane..mostly because she was one of the prettiest girls i know!and i missed him so much.i still do.whenever i see him i always act like im the happiest person in the world..which is kinda hard because we have a couple classes together everyday. and when i go home i always walk in the door with tears down my face.i have made this one of my "theme songs" because of him and i still love him
    ShelbyLynneon January 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis has probably happeden with every girl. She's in love with her friend, but he has a girlfriend. She really wants to be with him, but she also wants him to be happy even if he's not with her. And she wants the other girl to know what an awesome guy Drew is. I saw the video today and freaked when I saw Tyler Hilton. Him and Taylor would make a cute couple! haha
    ifyouleaveon February 18, 2007   Link

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