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A Perfectly Good Heart

Bonus Track | Taylor Swift (2006)

“A Perfectly Good Heart” is one of Taylor’s first breakup songs, released on the deluxe edition of her debut album, Taylor Swift (2006).

Background and Lyrical Theme

In the song, Taylor describes her very first heartbreak, yet also hints that there are more to come in her future. She wrote the song with Troy Verges and Brett James when she was fifteen years old.

“A Perfectly Good Heart” appears as the fourteenth and final track on her eponymous debut album, and is only available on the deluxe edition.

Lyrics

[Chorus]
Why would you wanna break a perfectly good heart?
Why would you wanna take our love and tear it all apart, now?
Why would you wanna make the very first scar?
Why would you wanna break a perfectly good heart?

[Verse 1]
Maybe I should’ve seen the sign
Should’ve read the writing on the wall
And realized by the distance in your eyes
That I would be the one to fall

[Pre-chorus]
No matter what you say, I still can’t believe
That you would walk away, it don’t make sense to me

[Chorus]
But why would you wanna break a perfectly good heart?
Why would you wanna take our love and tear it all apart, now?
Why would you wanna make the very first scar?
Why would you wanna break a perfectly good heart?

[Bridge]
It’s not unbroken anymore
How do I get it back the way it was before?

[Chorus]
Why would you wanna break a perfectly good heart?
Why would you wanna take our love and tear it all apart?
Now why would you wanna make the very first scar?
Why would you wanna break?

Why would you wanna break a
Why would you wanna break a perfectly good heart?
Why would you wanna take our love and tear it all apart?
Now why would you wanna make the very first scar?
Why would you wanna break a perfectly good heart?

General Information
AlbumTaylor Swift
ReleasedOctober 24, 2006
Recorded2006
GenreCountry Pop
Length3:40
LabelBig Machine Records
SongwritersTaylor Swift
Brett James
Troy Verges
ProducersNathan Chapman
Robert Ellis Orrall
Scott Borchetta (exec.)
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InvisibleA Perfectly Good Heart
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