burning bridges lyrics

anonymous asked:

'and i know i make the same mistakes every time i never learn bridges burn' those lyrics hit me like a truck and make me so sad. what do you think she's referring to? i need lyrical analysis posts lol


“I know I make the same mistakes every time…”

  • Taylor Swift, as fans and all those close to her know, has always been trusting. She likes to share, and so therefore it is only in her nature to see the best in people.  She says this all the time, that it’s her weakness to trust people. Ergo, as per the fact she would never see the worst in someone, she wasn’t prepared for the ambush that was The Incident™. She never expected to need defences WITHIN her own castle walls. 

This, therefore, is her mistake. She trusted those who had previously proved to only have their own interests at heart, but she gave them a second chance, because that’s who Taylor is. She’s trusting and kind and generous hearted so of course she wanted to give them a second chance.
Never did she imagine, I don’t think, that those she trusted into her Circle™ would be hiding a gun behind their backs, much less that they would plant it in her pocket to set her up.

“Bridges burn, I never learn.”

Originally posted by t-swift

  • This comes from the famous saying: Don’t burn your bridges behind you,” which is now just part of the English language but also comes from military strategy. It means one should always leave a way to retreat when going into battle.
  • By making the mistake of trusting those who turned on her again, she fled from the rest of the world and burned the bridge behind her so they couldn’t follow…  (AKA, she called them out for including her in a narrative she didn’t want to be part of publicly and could never take it back)
  • What she didn’t think about in her rush to defend herself of course is that by burning the bridge she herself had no means of retreat.  She had to hide amongst the rumble of her reputation and wait it all out………… 


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I miss you when I can’t sleep,
Or right after coffee,
Or right when I can’t eat.
I miss you in my front seat.
Still got sand in my sweaters from nights we don’t remember.

Do you miss me like I miss you?
Fucked around, and got attached to you.
Friends can break your heart too.
And I’m always tired, but never of you.

If I pulled a you on you,
you wouldn’t like that shit.
I put this reel out,
but you wouldn’t bite that shit
I type a text,
but then I never mind that shit.
I got these feelings,
but you never mind that shit.

Keep it on the low.
You’re still in love with me,
but your friends don’t know.
I don’t mean no harm,
I just miss you on my arm.
Wedding bells were just alarms,
caution tape around my heart.

You ever wonder what we could have been? You said you wouldn’t and then you fucking did.
Lie to me, get your fucking fix.
Now all my drinks and all my feelings
are all fucking mixed.

Always missing people that I shouldn’t be missing. Sometimes you gotta burn some bridges just to create some distance. I know that I control my thoughts and I should stop reminiscing.