Taylor Swift: Sad Beautiful Tragic Meaning
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Song Released: 2012
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Sad Beautiful Tragic Lyrics
Words, how little they mean when you're a little too late
I stood right by the tracks, your face in a Locket
Good girls, hopeful they’ll be and long they will wait
anonymous Apr 15th, 2018 4:41pm report
I know it’s suppose to be about this distanced relationship not working out, but I view it as a song about suicide. Opening the song with the lines, “Long handwritten note deep in your pocket.
Words, how little they mean when you're a little too late,” describes the suicide note and how she was too late to help him. She stands by the tracks because that’s where he killed himself. Trains are mentioned again and how they’re running off the tracks (just like how he’s slipping away from life). I view the line, “And time is taking its sweet time erasing you,” as her trying to move on from now that he’s dead. I don’t know why, but this song always makes me think of this instead of them not working out.
anonymous Sep 13th, 2014 9:58pm report
This song is about..I won't say a break up.Its about making a connection with someone that sicks.Eventhough they part ways they still had feelings there.I think its about a couple who is clearly in love with each other but because of external factors; factors they hardly had control over caused the breaking of this "beautiful love",notices she mentions distance, timing...because of all this they felt as thought both parties could have done more to save it..but that time to fix it was passed, the wounds are healing..its nature..the relationship they share on her part was beautiful in thay the fun moments they share.sad in that distance n timing and tragic in that they couldn't do anything to save it.sooo much emotions beautiful...
anonymous Jul 18th, 2013 7:10am report
Well the title says it.. it was a sad beautiful tragedy. This song has so much feeling.. I totally relate to it at the moment since I just recently broke up with my boyfriend. "Words, how little they mean when you're a little too late" Its just saying that the "I love yous" or comforting words do not mean anything when your breaking up.. They only say it to try to make the break up easier..
"Good girls, hopeful they'll be but lonely will wait".. The innocence that there is in such a beautiful tragic makes us girls hope for that person to come back. Especially if it was an on and off relationship.. There will always be that hope that they will come back.. But unfortunately lonely they will wait because it is unlikely to happen.
"In dreams, I meet you in warm conversation".. She has not forgotten about him and still dreams of him. I recently had a dream about my ex and it was such a warm feeling, I felt cold and sad the moment I woke up and realized it was over..
"We both wake in lonely beds in different cities" They have gone their own separate ways to now to different cities with an empty feeling still there. This makes me sad because me and my ex will be practically 3,000 miles away.
"And time is taking its sweet time erasing you" The memory of him still lingers in her mind and its taking forever to forget the beautiful magic they shared.
"Distance, timing, breakdown, fighting
Silence, this train runs off its tracks
Kiss me, try to fix it, could you just try to listen?
Hang up, give up, for the life of us we can't get back"
There was distance between them and the timing if their relationship wasn't exactly right. Maybe they happened too soon, were going to fast, started too late, or there where other things in the way.There is a silence and realization of what will happen so he kisses her to try to make things better or to ease the pain. However, they have given up because they dont feel that it will be worth it with the distance and timing in the way and the routine they have fallen into.
She knows there was a beautiful magic in their love but they gave up so it became a sad beautiful tragic..
No one can forget that beautiful magical feeling in love. It is harder to forget it when it was so beautiful, it became a sad beautiful tragedy. Like a good girl, hopeful I'll be, but lonely will wait...
anonymous Jan 1st, 2013 1:24pm report
I think this song is for Taylor L. because when she sings "Long hand written note deep in your pocket" it reminds me of her video for Back to December when she's putting the note in Taylor's jacket pocket. Also I think it's about him because she kinda did have an affair with him when she was falling in love with John Mayer at the same time she was with him.
anonymous Nov 11th, 2012 11:19am report
This song is about something that is lost. It was a beautiful love and it was cherished but it was lost and it cannot be found.
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