This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Album: Reputation (2017)
  • It was so nice throwing big parties
    Jumping to the pool from the balcony
    Everyone swimming in a champagne sea
    And there are no rules when you show up here
    Bass beat rattling the chandelier
    Feeling so Gatsby for that whole year

    So why'd you have to rain on my parade?
    I'm shaking my head
    I'm locking the gates

    This is why we can't have nice things, darling
    Because you break them
    I had to take them away
    This is why we can't have nice things, honey
    Did you think I wouldn't hear all the things you said about me?
    This is why we can't have nice things

    It was so nice being friends again
    There I was giving you a second chance
    But you stabbed my back while shaking my hand
    And therein lies the issue
    Friends don't try to trick you
    Get you on the phone and mind-twist you
    And so I took an axe to a mended fence

    But I'm not the only friend you've lost lately, hm hm
    If only you weren't
    So shady

    This is why we can't have nice things, darling
    Because you break them
    I had to take them away
    This is why we can't have nice (nice things)
    Things (baby) honey
    Did you think I wouldn't hear all the things you said about me?
    This is why we can't have

    Here's a toast to my real friends
    They don't care about that he said, she said
    And here's to my baby
    He ain't reading what they call me lately
    And here's to my momma
    Had to listen to all this drama
    And here's to you
    'Cause forgiveness is a nice thing to do
    I can't even say it with a straight face

    This is why we can't have nice things, darling (darling)
    Because you break them
    I had to take them away
    This is why we can't have nice things, honey
    Did you think I wouldn't hear all the things you said about me?
    This is why we can't have nice things, darling
    (And here's to my real friends)
    Because you break them, I want to take them
    And here's to my baby

    Nice things, honey (they don't care about that he said, she said)
    Did you think I wouldn't hear all the things you said about me?
    This is why we can't have nice things Writer/s: Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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