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Tell Me

Unreleased | 2005

“Tell Me” is one of Taylor’s many unreleased songs. The lyrics find her sad and confused, trying to understand why a relationship came to and end and questioning whether the love was ever real at all.

Background and Lyrical Theme

It is unclear, when Taylor wrote “Tell Me,” although 2005 seems likely. It is a song written about a guy breaking a relationship off suddenly, just when things seemed perfect. Both the acoustic and studio are in circulation. The song is usually confused with “Tell Me Why,” a song from her second studio album, Fearless (2008).

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
It was something like a perfect start to this love yesterday
But now who are you?
I thought I knew
Your eyes happen now to look right through me
It’s like you forgot the words you whispered to me
They weren’t true
It’s like it wasn’t you

[Chorus]
Could you tell me what did I do?
Because it can’t be we’re already through
Did you sell me out for a fool after you held me?
Was that just what you do?
What did you need from me?
Tell me

[Verse 2]
Take time to realize
I know that people change their minds
But that was something I wished you would say to my face
But you ran away

[Chorus]
Could you tell me what did I do?
Because it can’t be we’re already through
Did you sell me out for a fool after you held me?
Was that just what you do?
What did you need from me?
Tell me

[Bridge]
If I had a reason or a simple goodbye
Baby, even a lie
Yeah, yeah

[Chorus]
Tell me what did I do
‘Cause, baby, suddenly we’re already through
Did you sell me out for a fool after you held me?
Was that just what you do?
What did you need from me?
And tell me

[Outro]
And tell me
Oh-oh-oh, oh-yeah
And tell me
Tell me

General Information
StatusUnreleased
Leaked2009
Written2004-2005
GenreCountry
Length3:11
SongwriterTaylor Swift
Leaked Demo Audio