Tell Me Why

Album: Fearless (2008)
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  • I took a chance, I took a shot
    And you might think I'm bulletproof, but I'm not
    You took a swing, I took it hard
    And down here from the ground I see who you are

    I'm sick and tired of your attitude
    I'm feeling like I don't know you
    You tell me that you love me then you cut me down

    And I need you like a heartbeat
    But you know you got a mean streak
    Makes me run for cover when you're around
    And here's to you and your temper
    Yes, I remember what you said last night
    And I know that you see what you're doing to me
    Tell me why

    You could write a book on how to ruin someone's perfect day
    Well I get so confused and frustrated
    Forget what I'm trying to say, oh

    I'm sick and tired of your reasons
    I got no one to believe in
    You tell me that you want me, then push me around

    And I need you like a heartbeat
    But you know you got a mean streak
    Makes me run for cover when you're around
    And here's to you and your temper
    Yes, I remember what you said last night
    And I know that you see what you're doing to me
    Tell me why

    Why, do you have to make me feel small
    So you can feel whole inside
    Why, do you have to put down my dreams
    So you're the only thing on my mind

    Well I'm sick and tired of your attitude
    I'm feeling like I don't know you
    You tell me that you want me then cut me down
    I'm sick and tired of your reasons
    I've got no one to believe in

    You ask me for my love then you push me around
    Here's to you and your temper
    Yes, I remember what you said last night
    And I know that you see what you're doing to me
    Tell me why
    Why, tell me why

    I take a step back, let you go
    I told you I'm not bulletproof
    Now you know Writer/s: Liz Rose, Taylor Swift
    Publisher: OLE MEDIA MANAGEMENT LP, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 6

  • Samantha from Boone, IaThis song makes me think of my Dad, he is mean to me and deserves this song screamed in his face. I'm gunna go learn it on the guitar now :-)
  • Alex from Nashville, Tni love this song it is so good after what happened to her
  • Emily from Around Chicago, IlIn the booklet that comes w/the CD, there are hidden messages in the lyrics. You take all the capital letters and put them in order to spell a phrase. Tell Me Why's message is: GUESS I WAS FOOLED BY YOUR SMILE.
  • Hope from Naperville, Ilthis was the last song on fearless that i listened to. its exactly how i felt at that exact moment....it was like 'dont you realize i have feelings?! are you trying to hurt me?!
  • Emily from Around Chicago, IlThe 1st thing that came to my mind was cruel people, not just boyfriends (or girlfriends, i suppose)
  • Jake from Groveland, FlEXACTLY! All I wanted to know from my x girlfriend was why...why did you do this to me? How can you be so cruel and ruin someone's perfect day? What kind of person ARE you!?
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