i-almost-do

HS lyrics // TS lyrics

“Same lips red, same eyes blue, same white shirt, couple more tattoos” // “I got that red lip, classic thing that you like” “You got that long hair, slicked back, white t-shirt”

“She’s a good girl” // “I got that good girl faith”

“Couldn’t take you home to mother in a skirt that short” // “And a tight little skirt”

“Even my phone misses your call, by the way” // “It takes everything in me not to call you”

“The fridge light washes this room white” // “Dancing ‘round the kitchen in the refrigerator light”

“We’re just two ghosts swimming in a glass half empty” // “It’s half full and I won’t wait here all day”

“Promises are broken like a stitch is” // “Twenty stitches in the hospital room”

“I bet it never, ever occurred to you that I can’t say hello to you, and risk another goodbye” is one of taylor’s most hauntingly painful and poetically underrated lyrics, and it’s an achingly beautiful metaphor that echoes how in light of chaotically wistful emotions, she had to let the lingering flames of this candle burn out