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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

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.

Lyrics I don’t want to live forever -Taylor Swift ft. ZAYN.

[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 tonight?

[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 tonight?

[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 tonight?

[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