My Tears Ricochet

Album: Folklore (2020)
Charted: 16
  • We gather here
    We line up weeping in a sunlit room
    And if I'm on fire
    You'll be made of ashes, too

    Even on my worst day
    Did I deserve, babe
    All the hell you gave me?
    'Cause I loved you
    I swear I loved you
    'Til my dying day

    I didn't have it in myself to go with grace
    And you're the hero flying around saving face
    And if I'm dead to you why are you at the wake?
    Cursing my name
    Wishing I stayed
    Look at how my tears ricochet

    We gather stones
    Never knowing what they'll mean
    Some to throw
    Some to make a diamond ring
    You know I didn't want to
    Have to haunt you
    But what a ghostly scene
    You wear the same jewels
    That I gave you
    As you bury me

    I didn't have it in myself to go with grace
    'Cause when I'd fight, you used to tell me I was brave
    And if I'm dead to you why are you at the wake?
    Cursing my name
    Wishing I stayed
    Look at how my tears ricochet

    And I can go anywhere I want
    Anywhere I want
    Just not home
    And you can aim for my heart, go for blood
    But you would still miss me in your bones
    And I still talk to you
    When I'm screaming at the sky
    And when you can't sleep at night
    You hear my stolen lullabies

    I didn't have it in myself to go with grace
    And so the battleships will sink beneath the waves
    You had to kill me, but it killed you just the same
    Cursing my name
    Wishing I stayed
    You turned into your worst fears
    And you're tossing out blame
    Drunk on this pain
    Crossing out the good years
    And you're cursing my name
    Wishing I stayed
    Look at how my tears ricochet Writer/s: Taylor A. Swift
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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