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You Belong With Me

Taylor Swift

from the album Fearless released in 2008

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Lyrics

Intro

G ... C ... G ... C ...

Verse

G D You're on the phone with your girlfriend, she's upset Am She's going off about something that you said C She doesn't get your humor like I do... I'm in the room, its a typical Tuesday night I'm listening to the kind of music she doesn't like And she'll never know your story like I do...

Pre-Chorus

Am C She wears short skirts, I wear t-shirts G D She's cheer captain and I'm on the bleachers Am C Dreaming 'bout the day when you wake up and find D That what you're... looking for has been here the whole time

Chorus

G If you could see that I'm the one who understands you D Been here all along so why can't you Am C (let ring) See------ You belong with me----- G C G C You belong with me Walking the streets with you in your worn out jeans I can't help thinking this is how it ought to be Laughing on the park bench, thinking to myself Hey, isn't this easy? And you've got a smile that could light up this whole town I haven't seen it in a while, since she brought you down You say you're fine, I know you better than that So, whatcha doing with a girl like that? She wears high heels, I wear sneakers She's cheer captain and I'm on the bleachers Dreaming 'bout the day when you wake up and find That what you're looking for has been here the whole time If you could see that I'm the one who understands you Been here all along so why can't you See------ You belong with me----- You belong with me Standing by, and waiting at your back door All this time how could you not know Baby------ You belong with me----- You belong with me

Bridge

Am C Oh, I remember you driving to my house in the middle of the night G D I'm the one who makes you laugh when you know you're 'bout to cry Am C I know your favorite songs and you tell me 'bout your dreams G D I think I know where you belong, I think I know it's with me... Can't you could see that I'm the one who understands you Been here all along so why can't you See------ You belong with me----- Standing by, and waiting at your back door All this time how could you not know Baby------ You belong with me----- You belong with me Have you ever thought just Maybe----- You belong with me----- You belong with me

Notes & Tabs

Chords Used

Here is how to play the basic chords in this song:

e-|----3-----2-----0-----0-----
B-|----0-----3-----1-----1-----
G-|----0-----2-----0-----2-----
D-|----0-----0-----2-----2-----
A-|----2-----------3-----0-----
E-|----3-----------------------
       G     D     C     Am 

To play along with the album version...

Note that the album version of this song is a 1/2 step below the chords shown above. So, to play along you'd need to either (1) tune each one of your strings one 1/2 step down; (2) use bar chords and play in the key of F#; or (3) put a capo on your guitar and play in a different key.

Chord Progressions

Intro

| G . . . | C . . . | G . . . | C . . . |

Verse

"You're on the phone with your girlfriend..."
| G  . . . | . . . . | D . . . | . . . . |
| Am . . . | . . . . | C . . . | . . . . |

Pre-Chorus

"She wears short skirts, I wear t-shirts..."
| Am . . . | C . . . | G . . . | D . . . |
| Am . . . | C . . . | D . . . | . . . . |

Chorus

"If you could see that I'm the one who understands you..."
| G  . . . | . . . . | D . . . | . . . . |
| Am . . . | . . . . | C . . . | . . . . |

Bridge

"Oh, I remember you driving to my house..."
| Am . . . | C . . . | G . . . | D . . . |
| Am . . . | C . . . | G . . . | D . . . |

Song Info

Song: You Belong With Me
Artist: Taylor Swift
Album: Fearless
Year: 2008
Label: Big Machine Records, LLC

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About

My name is David Potsiadlo, and I created Songnotes to share my collection of guitar tabs, chords, and lyrics for my favorite songs.

Since I started playing guitar over 10 years ago, I've often been frustrated by the preponderance of mediocre and incomplete song tabs littered across the internet. To combat this, I started keeping my own collection of notes for each song I learn -- always taking the extra time to make sure accuracy and completeness are never compromised. Years later, my collection grew to the point where I knew I had to share it online with fellow aspiring musicians.

In December 2012, I began designing & developing a website that became Songnotes. Here, I share my personal collection of hand-crafted music notation with all those online. I hope you enjoy.

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