"You Belong with Me" as written by Liz Rose and Taylor Swift....
You're on the phone with your girlfriend
She's upset
She's going off about something that you said
'Cause she doesn't get your humor like I do
I'm in my room
It's a typical Tuesday night
I'm listening to the kind of music she doesn't like
And she'll never know your story like I do'

But she wears short skirts
I wear T-shirts
She's cheer captain
And I'm on the bleachers
Dreaming about the day when you wake up
And find that what you're looking for has been here the whole time

If you can see I'm the one who understands you
Been here all along so why can't you see
You belong with me
You belong with me

Walkin' the streets with you and your worn-out jeans
I can't help thinking this is how it ought to be
Laughing on a park bench, thinking to myself
Hey isn't this easy

And you've got a smile that could light up this whole town
I haven't seen it in a while since she brought you down
You say your fine
I know you better then that
Hey what you doing with a girl like that

She wears high heels
I wear sneakers
She's cheer captain and I'm on the bleachers
Dreaming about the day when you wake up
And find that what what you're looking for has been here the whole time

If you can see that I'm the one who understands you
Been here all along so why can't you see
You belong with me

Standing by and waiting at your back door
All this time how could you not know
Baby, you belong with me
You belong with me

Oh, I remember you drivin' to my house in the middle of the night
I'm the one who makes you laugh
When you know you're about to cry
And I know your favorite songs
And you tell me about your dreams
I think I know where you belong
I think I know it's with me

Can't you see that I'm the one who understands you
Been here all along so why can't you see
You belong with me

Standing by and waiting at your back door
All this time
How could you not know
Baby you belong with me
You belong with me

You belong with me
Have you ever thought just maybe
You belong with me
You belong with me


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"You Belong with Me" as written by Taylor Swift Liz Rose

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  • +5
    General Commentwow i cant believe theres no comments on this song yet. basically, shes in love with her best guy friend, and they have such amazing chemistry she cant understand why he isnt dating her. maybe this other girl is that pretty popular girl, but shes the one who gets him adn knows him and is really there for him. they have a rare friendship, and its so important to her that she spends her time wishing for him rather than moving on. i adore this song.
    chickvicious79on November 12, 2008   Link
  • +5
    Song MeaningI don't see why everybody is blinded by her nice curly hair.

    This boy has obviously upset his girlfriend, who as far as we know is perfectly lovely and volunteers at the hospital. It is automatically assumed that she is awful. Taylor Swift is jealous, and thinks that she knows him better, etc.

    That's not necessarily true, the song is from her point of view. The boy clearly likes the other, quite likely prettier and more popular girl. Why should he break her, and his own, heart just to satisfy the whining of an angsty nerd?

    The song is catchy. I like it.

    But it's evil.
    sirMouseon August 31, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentWell this just seems like
    a sequel to "Tear Drops On My Guitar" or something like it.
    Deff. The whole guy friend and having amazing chemistry
    2cute2bstraiton November 14, 2008   Link
  • +3
    My OpinionThis song is amazing
    1st of all the lyrics are incredible
    2nd of all the tune of the song and Taylor´s voice are a perfect combination
    3rd of all every girl will or has experienced this



    5RR11on May 25, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentWhy cant boys see when some one is perfect for them?
    I mean, why do they go for the girls who are jerks?
    kayforeveron December 21, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe lyrics pretty much explain themselves.

    She's in love with some guy, probably a really close guy friend ("Dreaming about the day when you wake up and find, what you're looking for has been here the whole time", and other various lines). She knows how much better off he'd be with her, but he's dating a popular girl. She doesn't understand why he'd pick her because she's done nothing but been there for him.
    cassiexlynnon February 21, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is truly amazing, and deserved that VMA.
    Taylor is amazingly talented, it's unbelievable.

    I think the reason she has made it so big is because she is able to capture teen girls lives in songs. She is able to write songs that we can all relate to and it's so amazing
    sberubeeon September 15, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI have a veerrrrrry different interpretation (though somewhat similar to one comment I read). While I've read that this is about Taylor's friend who had a crush on one of her friends, the lyrics seem to suggest that the song is about an extremely jealous girl who is overwhelmingly consumed with her crush--she's obsessed, in other words. Let's break it down, verse by verse...


    You're on the phone with your girlfriend she's upset.
    Shes going off about something that you said
    Cause she doesn't get your humor like I do (she is convinced that she is the only one who gets him)

    I'm in my room it�s a typical Tuesday night
    I'm listening to the kind of music she doesn't like (even though she doesn't know her, she hates her just for dating her crush)
    And she'll never know your story like I do (...moving on...)

    But she wears short skirts, I wear T-shirts
    She's cheer captain and I'm on the bleachers (using high school stereotypes as metaphors; assumedly, the other girl is pop-uuu-lerr and this girl is average)
    Dreaming about the day
    When you wake up and find
    What you're, looking for has been here the whole time (she's convinced that she is his destiny)

    Chorus:
    If you could see that I'm the one who understands you
    Been here all along so why can't you see, you
    You belong with me
    You belong with me (mostly self-explanatory--she believes that no one else deserves him and that she is better for him than anyone else)

    Walking the streets with you and your worn-out jeans
    I can't help thinking this is how it ought to be
    Laughing on a park bench, thinking to myself
    Hey isn't this easy? (her only want is to just be around him and talking to him)

    And you�ve got a smile that could light up this whole town
    I haven�t seen it in a while since she brought you down
    You say you�re fine I know you better then that (she believes that his gf has made him miserable)
    Hey whatcha doing with a girl like that (again, professing her belief that the girl has got the devil in her heart)

    She wears high heels I wear sneakers (the shoes are a metaphor for how he would be more comfortable with the sneakers--the singer--than the high heels--la chica mas popular)
    She's cheer captain and I'm on the bleachers
    Dreaming about the day when you wake up and find
    That what you're looking for has been here the whole time

    Chorus, again

    Chorus 2:
    Standing by and waiting at your back door
    All this time how could you not know (she...stands at his door for hours just waiting for him to come out because...she's a stalker? and yet no one wonders "Who is that girl who keeps standing at the door every day?")
    Baby you belong with me
    You belong with me

    Oh I remember you driving to my house in the middle of the night
    I'm the one who makes you laugh
    When you know you're about to cry
    And I know your favorite songs
    And you tell me about your dreams
    Think I know where you belong
    Think I know it's with me (this might reveal that they had a previous relationship that didn't work out, but she stubbornly believes that they still should be together; either that, or they were REALLY good friends, if you know what I mean ;-])
    (The rest of the song is the chorus, although the "maybe" near the end might reveal that the singer is a little unsure)

    So, that's my interpretation. Fangirls, don't hate. I think Taylor Swift is a great artist and I love this song, but it the implications in the lyrics are quite hillarious to me.
    0dd1on September 23, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentHas anyone ever thought that Taylor Swift should move on? If this guy doesn't like her, she should realize it and get with a guy who does. Don't pine away after boys who are interested in girls for shallow reasons like beauty or popularity. You want a guy who likes you for your mind, character, personality and interests, not the way you look. Taylor, and all her sympathizing fans, should get over these low-quality boys.
    NotDesperateon March 03, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Commentsuch an amazing song lots of girls know how shes feeling too
    HannahF19on January 11, 2012   Link

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