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You Belong With Me

Written by Swift and Liz Rose and produced by Nathan Chapman, "You Belong with Me" is the third single from Swift's second studio album, Fearless (2008). Swift decided to write the song after overhearing one of her male friends argue over the phone with his girlfriend. It is one of the most overtly pop-oriented of her singles and its lyrics have Swift desiring an out-of-reach love interest. "You Belong With Me" was nominated for Grammy Awards for both Song of the Year and Record of the Year. The accompanying music video won the MTV Video Music Awards accolade as Female Video of the Year which led to a notorious altercation with Kanye West. The song also enjoyed commercial success as it became a top ten hit in the United States, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. In the United States, the song became Swift's second best-charting single on the Billboard Hot 100 to date and Swift's third best-selling single. It managed to gain the largest crossover radio audience since Faith Hill's "Breathe" did in 2000. The single was certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

You Belong With Me lyrics:

You're on the phone with your girlfriend, she's upset

She's going off about something that you said

'Cause she doesn't get your humor like I do

I'm in my room, it's a typical Tuesday night

I'm listening to the kind of music she doesn't like

And she'll never know your story like I do

But she wears short skirts, I wear T-shirts

She's Cheer Captain and I'm on the bleachers

Dreaming about the day when you wake up and find

That what you're looking for has been here the whole time

If you could see that I'm the one who understands you

Been here all along, so why can't you see?

You belong with me, you belong with me

Walking the streets with you and your worn-out jeans

I can't help thinking this is how it ought to be

Laughing on a park bench, thinking to myself

Hey, isn't this easy?

And you've got a smile that could light up this whole town

I haven't seen it in a while since she brought you down

You say you're fine, I know you better than that

Hey, what ya doing with a girl like that?

She wears high heels, I wear sneakers

She's Cheer Captain and I'm on the bleachers

Dreaming about the day when you wake up and find

That what you're looking for has been here the whole time

If you could see that I'm the one who understands you

Been here all along, so why can't you see?

You belong with me

Standing by and waiting at your back door

All this time how could you not know?

Baby, you belong with me, you belong with me

Oh, I remember you driving to my house in the middle of the night

I'm the one who makes you laugh when you know you're 'bout to cry

And I know your favorite songs and you tell me 'bout your dreams

Think I know where you belong, think I know it's with me

Can't you see that I'm the one who understands you?

Been here all along, so why can't you see?

You belong with me

Standing by and waiting at your back door

All this time, how could you not know?

Baby, you belong with me, you belong with me

You belong with me

Have you ever thought just maybe

You belong with me?

You belong with me

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