Would've, Could've, Should've

Album: Midnights (3am Edition) (2022)
Charted: 20
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  • If you would've blinked then I would've
    Looked away at the first glance
    If you tasted poison, you could've
    Spit me out at the first chance
    If I was some paint, did it splatter
    On a promising grown man?
    And if I was a child, did it matter
    If you got to wash your hands?

    Ooh, oh
    All I used to do was pray
    Would've, could've, should've
    If you'd never looked my way

    I would've stayed on my knees
    And I damn sure never would've danced with the devil
    At nineteen
    And the God's honest truth is that the pain was heaven
    And now that I'm grown, I'm scared of ghosts
    Memories feel like weapons
    And now that I know, I wish you'd left me wondering

    If you never touched me, I would've
    Gone along with the righteous
    If I never blushed, then they could've
    Never whispered about this
    And if you never saved me from boredom
    I could've gone on as I was
    But, Lord, you made me feel important
    And then you tried to erase us

    Ooh, oh
    You're a crisis of my faith
    Would've, could've, should've
    If I'd only played it safe

    I would've stayed on my knees
    And I damn sure never would've danced with the devil
    At nineteen
    And the God's honest truth is that the pain was heaven
    And now that I'm grown, I'm scared of ghosts
    Memories feel like weapons
    And now that I know, I wish you'd left me wondering

    God rest my soul, I miss who I used to be
    The tomb won't close, stained glass windows in my mind
    I regret you all the time
    I can't let this go, I fight with you in my sleep
    The wound won't close, I keep on waiting for a sign
    I regret you all the time

    If clarity's in death, then why won't this die?
    Years of tearing down our banners, you and I
    Living for the thrill of hitting you where it hurts
    Give me back my girlhood, it was mine first

    And I damn sure never would've danced with the devil
    At nineteen
    And the God's honest truth is that the pain was heaven
    And now that I'm grown, I'm scared of ghosts
    Memories feel like weapons
    And now that I know, I wish you'd left me wondering

    God rest my soul, I miss who I used to be
    The tomb won't close, stained glass windows in my mind
    I regret you all the time
    I can't let this go, I fight with you in my sleep
    The wound won't close, I keep on waiting for a sign
    I regret you all the time
    Oh, God rest my soul, I miss who I used to be
    The tomb won't close, stained glass windows in my mind
    I regret you all the time
    I can't let this go, I fight with you in my sleep
    The wound won't close, I keep on waiting for a sign
    I regret you all the time Writer/s: Aaron Brooking Dessner, Taylor Alison Swift
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
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