I know he loved you
A long time ago
I ain’t jealous of you
Just thought you should know
You were never good enough for him or anything like me
So you might as well sit back ‘cause I ain’t tryin to show maturity

CHORUS
X is the shape I drew through your face
In permanent marker
Oh yeah
Just like the mark you knew you were makin
Who do you think you are
To write on his heart
In permanent marker

So I found that picture
Of you in that green dress
Sure had a good time
Cleanin up that mess
He found 30 other pieces but he’ll never find ‘em all
Tried to tape them back together
Now he knows to keep it off the wall

CHORUS
X is the shape I drew through your face
In permanent marker
Oh yeah
Just like the mark you knew you were makin
Who do you think you are
To write on his heart
In permanent marker

Well I don’t appreciate you callin him to reminisce
The only reason is you’re seein just how much better off he is

CHORUS
X is the shape I drew through your face
In permanent marker
Oh yeah
Just like the mark you knew you were makin
Who do you think you are
To Write on his heart

CHORUS
X is the shape I drew through your face
In permanent marker
Oh yeah
Just like the mark you knew you were makin
Who do you think you are
To Write on his heart
In permanent marker
In permanent marker
Oh
Permanent marker


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    General CommentI wish there was a studio version of this song. Not that the live one sounds bad, just that it would be cool if she rereleased a Fearless and put this as a bonus track or something like he did with her debut album.

    In concert, Taylor Swift says it's about an ex-girlfrind who doesn't know she's an ex.

    "So you might as well sit back 'cause I ain't trying to show maturity."

    Basically she's telling the girl to back off because the boy she's dating is her boyfriend, not the other girls.

    angill973on November 23, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOMG!!! HA HA! I love how sassy this song is. I think it's about this chick who stole her boyfriend.
    dashboard595on March 26, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHaha, I love these lyrics :D but I don't like the song very much though...
    but it it pretty sad in a way, cause even though the boy is done with that other girl, she wrote on his heart "with permanent maker", and he's not really over her. And the girl is trying to get him back .

    csnon June 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentooooh. i like it. well, so far, the lyrics. haven't heard the song yet.
    dlyanon December 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhere is this song from?
    megluson January 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHahaha she has song it in Concerts
    its gonna be in her next album possibly?
    2cute2bstraiton February 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI JUST HEARD!!!!!! She's not releasing it at all! Rumur says that she gave the rights to some girl who posted a cover on Youtube!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Rockrox25on March 31, 2010   Link
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    General Commentlove this song<3 there were studio versions leaked on youtube but they got taken off due to copyright stuff. but i think it might be on the next album! the live version is better though. i heard the studio version and it didnt sound as emotional as the live version. she sounds angry in the live version, i like it.

    anyway this song is about this girl whos going out with a guy and the guys ex keeps trying to come back and "reminisce" and the girl is like nuh uhhh . back off. haha. i can relate to this. my boyfriend has had lots of exs and they WONT back off him. im like go away, hes better off with me. haha i might x through their face with a permanent marker:)
    numberoneleftyon August 13, 2010   Link

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