*lyrics*

A week ago you said to me “do you believe I’ll never be too far? If you’re lost, just look for me, you’ll find me in the region of the summer stars”.
The fact that we can sit right here and say goodbye means we’ve already won, a necessity for apologies between you and me, baby, there is none.
We had some good times, didn’t we? We had some good tricks up our sleeve.
Goodbyes are bittersweet but it’s not the end, I’ll see your face again

I Don't Wanna Live Forever Lyrics (x)

[Verse 1: ZAYN]
Been sitting, eyes wide open behind these four walls hoping you’d call
It’s just a cruel existence like there’s no point hoping at all

[Pre-Chorus 1: ZAYN]
Baby, baby, I feel crazy, up all night, all night and every day
Give me something, oh, but you say nothing
What is happening to me?

[Chorus: ZAYN]
I don’t wanna live forever, ‘cause I know I’ll be living in pain
And I don’t wanna fit wherever
I just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home
I just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home
I just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home

[Verse 2: Taylor Swift]
I’m sitting, eyes wide open and I got one thing stuck in my mind
Wondering if I dodged a bullet or just lost the love of my life

[Pre-Chorus 2: Taylor Swift]
Baby, baby, I feel crazy, up all night, all night and every day
I gave you something, but you gave me nothing
What is happening to me?

[Chorus: ZAYN & (Taylor Swift)]
I don’t wanna live forever, ‘cause I know I’ll be living in pain
And I don’t wanna fit (fit, babe) wherever (wherever)
I just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home
I just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home
I just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home

[Bridge: Taylor Swift & ZAYN]
I’ve been looking sad in all the nicest places
Baby, baby, I feel crazy
I see you around in all these empty faces
All night, all night and every day
I’ve been looking sad in all the nicest places
Give me something, oh, but you say nothing
Now I’m in a cab, tell ‘em where your place is
What is happening to me?

[Chorus: ZAYN]
I don’t wanna live forever, 'cause I know I’ll be living in pain
And I don’t wanna fit wherever
I just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home
I just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home
I just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home
I just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home
I just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home

[Outro: Taylor Swift & ZAYN]
I just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home
Until you come back home

ZAYN & Taylor Swift  -  I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker) - (Lyrics)

[Verse 1: ZAYN]
Been sitting, eyes wide open behind these four walls hoping you’d call
It’s just a cruel existence like there’s no point hoping at all

[Pre-Chorus 1: ZAYN]
Baby, baby, I feel crazy, up all night, all night and every day
Give me something, oh, but you say nothing
What is happening to me?

[Chorus: ZAYN]
I don’t wanna live forever, ‘cause I know I’ll be living in vain
And I don’t wanna fit wherever
I just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home
I just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home
I just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home

[Verse 2: Taylor Swift]
I’m sitting, eyes wide open and I got one thing stuck in my mind
Wondering if I dodged a bullet or just lost the love of my life

[Pre-Chorus 2: Taylor Swift]
Baby, baby, I feel crazy, up all night, all night and every day
I gave you something, but you gave me nothing
What is happening to me?

[Chorus: ZAYN & (Taylor Swift)]
I don’t wanna live forever, 'cause I know I’ll be living in vain
And I don’t wanna fit (fit, babe) wherever (wherever)
I just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home
I just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home
I just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home

[Bridge: Taylor Swift & ZAYN]
I’ve been looking sad in all the nicest places
Baby, baby, I feel crazy
I see you around in all these empty faces
All night, all night and every day
I’ve been looking sad in all the nicest places
Give me something, oh, but you say nothing
Now I’m in a cab, I tell 'em where your place is
What is happening to me?

[Chorus: ZAYN]
I don’t wanna live forever, 'cause I know I’ll be living in vain
And I don’t wanna fit wherever
I just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home
I just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home
I just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home
I just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home
I just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home

[Outro: Taylor Swift & ZAYN]
I just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home
Until you come back home

Just Hold On

“Oh until it’s all been said
It’s not over until your dying breath

So what do you want them to say when you’re gone?
That you gave up or that you kept going on?

What do you do when a chapter ends?
Do you close the book and never read it again?

Where do you go when your stories done?
You can be who you want or who you’ll become. (??)

If it all goes wrong
Darling just hold on.

The sun goes down and it comes back up,
The world still turns no matter what”

There’s something incredibly powerful about the metaphor “You push my love away like it’s some kind of loaded gun. Boy, you never thought I’d run,“ in Better Man, when you then place it against “Wondering if I dodged a bullet or just lost the love of my life,” in I Don’t Wanna Live Forever. Taylor captures the deepest, most confronting of her emotions in a way that we can physically feel what she is portraying, that being the terrifying, painful moment of realising you’re giving your all in a relationship, to be met with almost nothing, and that’s not fair.

It’s in those moments of deafening silence that you recognise walking away is the best thing for your self worth, in light of any lingering magical, perfect moments that may haunt you. The fact these lyrics were penned whilst we thought Taylor was on a break, and they’re across different genres, is truly a testament to how innately talented she’s always been at her craft.