Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Taylor Swift Is Including Unreleased Diane Warren Song “Say Don’t Go” on Her New Version of “1989”

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When Taylor Swift’s re-recorded “1989” album drops tonight it will have a totally unreleased song written by Oscar winner Diane Warren.

“Say Don’t Go” was created back in 2014 but didn’t make the album. It may have been a matter of Warren writing the song — Swift likes her own copyrights. So does Warren. She’s written dozens of smash hits for Aerosmith, Cher, Lady Gaga, and more.

But apparently a deal was worked out, and the song will be “from the vaults” tonight. Look for it to be embraced by the Swifties within seconds.

Here are the lyrics:

Say Don’t Go (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault) –

[Verse 1]
I’ve known it from the very start
We’re a shot in the darkest dark
Oh no, oh no
I’m unarmed
The waiting is a sadness
Fading into madness
Oh no, oh no
It won’t stop

[Chorus]
I’m standing on a tightrope alone
I hold my breath a little bit longer
Halfway out the door, but it won’t close
I’m holding out for you to say, “Don’t go”
I would stay forever if you say, “Don’t go”

[Verse 2]
Why’d you have to lead me on?
Why you’d have to twist the knife?
Walk away and leave me
Bleeding, bleeding?
Why’d you whisper in the dark
Just to leave me in the night?
Now you silence has me
Screaming, screaming

[Verse 3]
Now I’m facing on shaky ground
Strikе a match, then you blow it out
Oh no, oh no
It’s not fair
‘Cause you kiss me and it stops timе
And I’m yours, but you’re not mine
Oh no, oh no
Now you’re not there

[Chorus]
I’m standing on the sidewalk alone
I wait for you to drive by
I’m trying to see the cards that you won’t show
I’m about to fold unless you say, “Don’t go”
I would stay forever if you say, “Don’t go”
I’m standing on a tightrope alone
I hold my breath a little bit longer
Halfway out the door, but it won’t close
I’m holding out for you to say, “Don’t go”
I would stay forever if you say, “Don’t go”
https://a6a5df135c0c4e33554a046d6a32eb39.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-40/html/container.html[Bridge]
Why’d you have to make me want you?
Why’d you have to give me nothing back?
Why’d you leave to make me love you?
I said, “I love you,” you say nothing back

[Chorus]
I’m standing on a tightrope alone
I hold my breath a little bit longer
Halfway out the door, but it won’t close
I’m holding out for you to say, “Don’t go”
I would stay forever if you say, “Don’t go”

[Outro]
But you won’t
But you won’t
But you won’t
But you won’t
I would stay forever if you say, “Don’t go”
But you won’t
But you won’t
But you won’t
But you won’thttps://a6a5df135c0c4e33554a046d6a32eb39.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-40/html/container.html

[Verse 1]
I’ve known it from the very start
We’re a shot in the darkest dark
Oh no, oh no
I’m unarmed
The waiting is a sadness
Fading into madness
Oh no, oh no
It won’t stop

[Chorus]
I’m standing on a tightrope alone
I hold my breath a little bit longer
Halfway out the door, but it won’t close
I’m holding out for you to say, “Don’t go”
I would stay forever if you say, “Don’t go”

[Verse 2]
Why’d you have to lead me on?
Why you’d have to twist the knife?
Walk away and leave me
Bleeding, bleeding?
Why’d you whisper in the dark
Just to leave me in the night?
Now you silence has me
Screaming, screaming

[Verse 3]
Now I’m facing on shaky ground
Strikе a match, then you blow it out
Oh no, oh no
It’s not fair
‘Cause you kiss me and it stops timе
And I’m yours, but you’re not mine
Oh no, oh no
Now you’re not there

[Chorus]
I’m standing on the sidewalk alone
I wait for you to drive by
I’m trying to see the cards that you won’t show
I’m about to fold unless you say, “Don’t go”
I would stay forever if you say, “Don’t go”
I’m standing on a tightrope alone
I hold my breath a little bit longer
Halfway out the door, but it won’t close
I’m holding out for you to say, “Don’t go”
I would stay forever if you say, “Don’t go”
https://a6a5df135c0c4e33554a046d6a32eb39.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-40/html/container.html[Bridge]
Why’d you have to make me want you?
Why’d you have to give me nothing back?
Why’d you leave to make me love you?
I said, “I love you,” you say nothing back

[Chorus]
I’m standing on a tightrope alone
I hold my breath a little bit longer
Halfway out the door, but it won’t close
I’m holding out for you to say, “Don’t go”
I would stay forever if you say, “Don’t go”

[Outro]
But you won’t
But you won’t
But you won’t
But you won’t
I would stay forever if you say, “Don’t go”
But you won’t
But you won’t
But you won’t
But you won’thttps://a6a5df135c0c4e33554a046d6a32eb39.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-40/html/container.html

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