The Moment I Knew

Album: Red (2012)
Charted: 64
  • You should've been there,
    Should've burst through the door,
    With that 'baby I'm right here' smile,
    And it would've felt like,
    A million little shining stars had just aligned,
    And I would've been so happy.

    Christmas lights glisten,
    I've got my eye on the door,
    Just waiting for you to walk in,
    But the time is ticking,
    People ask me how I've been
    As I comb back through my memory,
    How you said you'd be here,
    You said you'd be here.

    And it was like slow motion,
    Standing there in my party dress,
    In red lipstick,
    With no one to impress,
    And they're all laughing,
    As I'm looking around the room,
    But there was one thing missing,
    And that was the moment I knew.

    And the hours pass by,
    Now I just wanna be alone,
    But your close friends always seem to know
    When there's something really wrong,
    So they follow me down the hall,
    And there in the bathroom,
    I try not to fall apart,
    And the sinking feeling starts,
    As I say hopelessly,
    "He said he'd be here."

    And it was like slow motion,
    Standing there in my party dress,
    In red lipstick,
    With no one to impress,
    And they're all laughing,
    And asking me about you,
    But there was one thing missing,
    And that was the moment I knew.

    What do you say
    When tears are streaming down your face
    In front of everyone you know?
    And what do you do when the one
    Who means the most to you
    Is the one who didn't show?

    You should've been here.
    And I would've been so happy.

    And it was like slow motion,
    Standing there in my party dress,
    In red lipstick,
    With no one to impress,
    And they're all standing around me singing
    "Happy birthday to you",
    But there was one thing missing,
    And that was the moment I knew.

    Ooh, I knew.
    Ooh,

    You called me later,
    And said, "I'm sorry, I didn't make it,"
    And I said, "I'm sorry too,"
    And that was the moment I knew.Writer/s: Taylor Swift
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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