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"Sad Beautiful Tragic" is the twelfth track from Taylor Swift’s fourth studio album, Red. It was written by Swift.

Trivia

According to CelebBuzz, the song is theorized to be about either John Mayer, Jake Gyllenhaal, or Taylor Lautner.

  • Taylor wrote this song on her tour bus while she was thinking about a relationship that had ended several months ago.

Hidden message

Hidden message: While you were on a train.

With 'Back to December' in mind, we hear regret in her voice as she looks back on what could have been, so fans are led to believe the ballad is about a romance that ended peacefully. Taylor Lautner, perhaps.

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Long handwritten note deep in your pocket
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

[Chorus]
We had a beautiful magic love there
What a sad beautiful tragic love affair

[Verse 2]
In dreams I meet you in warm conversation
We both wake in lonely beds in different cities
And time is taking its sweet time erasing you
And you've got your demons
And darlin' they all look like me

[Chorus]
'Cause we had a beautiful magic love there
What a sad beautiful tragic love affair

[Bridge]
Distance, timing, breakdown, fighting
Silence, the 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

[Chorus]
A beautiful magic love there
What a sad beautiful tragic
Beautiful tragic, beautiful

What we had a beautiful magic love there (uh-uh)
What a sad beautiful tragic love affair
We had a beautiful magic love there
What a sad beautiful tragic love affair

Official video

"Sad_Beautiful_Tragic"_Song_Preview_from_RED_-_Now_Available

"Sad Beautiful Tragic" Song Preview from RED - Now Available

Sad Beautiful Tragic song preview

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