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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

“A Perfectly Good Heart” appears as the fourteenth track on Taylor’s eponymous debut album, and is only available on the deluxe edition. She wrote the song with Troy Verges and Brett James when she was fifteen years old. In the song, she describes her very first heartbreak, yet also hints that there are more to come in her future.

Live Performances

In total, Taylor has performed “A Perfectly Good Heart” almost 40 times. She regularly sang it in 2008, during promotion of her debut album when she was a tour opening act for many country music superstars. It usually served served as the ninth song of her set.

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 Variation]
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, would you wanna break a

[Final 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

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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