Say you're sorry
That face of an angel
Comes out just when you need it to
As I paced back and forth all this time
'Cause I honestly believed in you
Holding on
The days drag on
Stupid girl
I should have known, I should have known

That I'm not a princess, this ain't a fairy tale
I'm not the one you'll sweep off her feet
Lead her up the stairwell
This ain't Hollywood, this is a small town
I was a dreamer before you went and let me down
Now it's too late for you
And your white horse, to come around

Maybe I was naive,
Got lost in your eyes
And never really had a chance
My mistake I didn't know to be in love
You had to fight to have the upper hand
I had so many dreams
About you and me
Happy endings
Now I know

I'm not a princess, this ain't a fairy tale
I'm not the one you'll sweep off her feet
Lead her up the stairwell
This ain't Hollywood, this is a small town
I was a dreamer before you went and let me down
Now it's too late for you
And your white horse, to come around

And there you are on your knees
Begging for forgiveness, begging for me
Just like I always wanted but I'm so sorry

'Cause I'm not your princess, this ain't a fairytale
I'm gonna find someone someday who might actually treat me well
This is a big world, that was a small town
There in my rear view mirror disappearing now
And it's too late for you and your white horse
Now it's too late for you and your white horse, to catch me now

Oh, whoa, whoa, whoa
Try and catch me now
Oh, it's too late
To catch me now

Lyrics submitted by lilwad1323

White Horse Lyrics as written by Taylor Alison Swift Elisabeth Wagner Rose

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, OLE MEDIA MANAGEMENT LP, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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  • +11
    General CommentHe led her on to believe that she had a chance when really, he was playing games. And now that he wants her, she's over him and it's just too late.

    This is exactly my situation and, believe me, it hurts..
    baumeron October 02, 2008   Link
  • +6
    General Commentthis song is simply amazing.
    i think its about a girl who loves a boy. He probably doesn't feel the same way back, but in her mind they are perfect together. He either does something to make her realize he is not a perfect prince, or she just gets sick of not being his princess. Reality hits her and just when it does, he realizes he lost her and comes begging for forgiveness- but its too late.
    horsie926on September 30, 2008   Link
  • +4
    General CommentThis may just be my interpretation in relation to myself and my relationship, but I think it's about being naive and hoping for something that just isn't there. She clearly cares for this boy and wants him to be the one, her "knight in shining armor," but he doesn't treat her like she deserves and she comes to realize that he isn't what she thought or hoped for at all.
    Top40Girlon January 29, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis a Good sequel to "Love Story".
    THis makes me Cry cause i'm going through this.
    2cute2bstraiton October 28, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis song relates to me sooo much. 3 years ago, a guy made me fall head over heels for him. All my friends said he was a jerk, i didn't believe it. I made it clear how i felt to him, he just ignored the situation. Then, he betrayed me. Then he stopped speaking with me. Then, i begged him and pleaded with him to just talk to me, and he wouldnt. then, he dated one of my best friends for eight months. They just broke up, and he and i got into more fights. But now, he has started talking to me all of a sudden and i just ignore him, im finally over it. He can live with the pain, not me. Thats why i love this song so much, he was supposed to be prince charming on his white horse to come and save me. He wasn't .
    Lilacsweetieon November 10, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI love this song!
    i think its about a girl who really likes this boy, the boy plays around with her, making her belive that one day, maybe one day, the will finally be something. That day never came. She gave up. Now he wants her back. to late.

    this song is the same exact situation im in, except he hasnt begged for forgiveness, or begged for me.
    im still trying to give up.
    vvblondie101on January 23, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe whole song is amazing, and I can totally relate to it.
    I love how in the last verse it changes from "I'm not a princess" to "I'm not YOUR princess" I think that's how every girl should feel, just like a guy treats her like crap doesn't mean she's not deserving, it means she needs to "find someone someday Who might actually treat [her] well"
    MissingKeyToMyHearton January 30, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentOmg amazing song, I love it.
    I think it's about a girl who was really in love with a guy, and maybe they were good friends, but he never knew she liked him that way. Then he did something to betray her trust, maybe told her he loved her and then hooked up with another girl, and now she realizes that he never was her "prince" and she's not a princess.
    Especially the part:
    And there you are on your knees
    Begging for forgiveness
    Begging for me
    Just like I always wanted
    But I'm so sorry

    He's begging for her to forgive him, he's begging for her, just like she always wanted him to, but she's not going to forgive him, because it's too late for him and his "white horse" to come and catch her.
    anniewashere123on February 08, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI listen to this song everyday (and Im listening to it right now actually) because for the past few days I've been feeling like the girl in the song does. What I think is, the boy and girl are in a relationship, and he called her his Princess, but as time went on, he got busy with the rest of his life and wasnt' as dedicated to her as before, he didn't think of her as a priority, and he did so many things to hurt her, like not listen to her, or pay attention to her, and she forgave him every time, and always gave him a chance. She gave him so many chances she can't even count, but he doesn't even appreciate her for anything. For any little thing or any big thing. Now, she realizes she has to stand up for herself, that she doesn't have to take all this, there is someone out there who will treat her better. She's not going to give him another chance, no matter how much she loves him.
    wafa927on May 07, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIts like when she fell in love with him there was a really thick fog and she couldn't see him properly but she still thought he was Mr Right. Then once the fog cleared she seen him for what he was and realised how wrong she was about him and even though she loves him she knows it won't be right for them together and she has to move on....
    WannabePunkEmoKidon July 14, 2010   Link

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