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Taylor Swift: The Other Side of the Door Meaning


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Song Released: 2009

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The Other Side of the Door Lyrics

In the heat of the fight
I walked away
Ignoring words that you were saying
trying to make me stay
I said this time I've had enough
and you've called a hundred times
but I'm not picking up

Cuz I'm so mad I might tell you that it's...


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    Dec 6th, 2009 12:42pm report

    The girl in the song - I suppose that's Taylor - has been cheated by the one she loves. She screams "Leave!" and she slams the door, but deep inside she's hoping he'll throw pebbles to her window pane screaming "I'm in love with you" under the pouring rain, even if she won't admit it.
    The song is about the conflicting feelings of being mad at someone but, at the same time, needing them desperately and willing to forgive everything, because, after everything, love is stronger than anything else.


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    Jan 18th, 1:05am report

    She wants him to be more than he is.
    She's unhappy with him, but only because she wants him to make more of an effort with her in the relationship, and she knows he is capable of that, which is why she doesn't want him to leave.
    It's kind of a complicated song.


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    Apr 9th, 2013 4:00pm report

    first time i heard this song, my tears fall down on my cheeks coz it seems like i am the taylor swift singing this sad song.. yes. it happens in my life.. i am so mad with my bf because it coz seems like he doesn't care at all.. he don't need me anymore.. he is happy with others.. so i asked him to leave me..and it really hurts knowing he will just let me go.. but all i wanted is him.. i need him more and more.. but he didn't even notice it..i always waiting for his call but its already one year after we broke up.. i didn't still receive any phone calls or even text from him and i am still waiting... though he will not come back anymore


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    Jul 23rd, 2012 7:29am report

    I think that the meaning of this song really speaks for itself.
    If not obvious, it means that she is mad at him and dislikes the way she is treated but at the same time, loves him no matter what. It's like asking someone to do something but really wanting the opposite.
    To make this more simple, she lets him go but wants him to stay. Conflicting emotions.


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    Feb 21st, 2011 2:29pm report

    It's about getting into a fight with someone you love. You still have your pride, and pretend that it's over with them, but deep down you are wishing that they would come back.


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    May 30th, 2010 5:09pm report

    In my opinion, this is not about realizing that love is everlasting, but it's more about sacrifices. She's willing to lose him, because she can tell that if she shows him that he has to work for her, their relationship will be stronger. She feels like she isn't being treated right.

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