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We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

Taylor Swift

from the album Red released in 2012

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Lyrics

Intro

Cadd9 ... G ... Dsus4 ... Em ... (see below for tab)

Verse

Cadd9 G I remember when we broke up, the first time D Em7 Saying, "This is it, I've had enough," 'cause like We hadn't seen each other in a month, when you Said you needed space (what?) Then you come around again and say, "Baby" "I miss you and I swear I'm gonna change, trust me" Remember how that last for a day, I say I hate you, we break up, you call me, I love you

Pre-Chorus

Cadd9 G D Em7 Oooooh, ohhhh... we called it off again last night, but Cadd9 G D Em7 D Oooooh, ohhhh... this time, I'm telling you, I'm telling you

Chorus

Cadd9 G D Em7 D We... are never ever ever getting back together We... are never ever ever getting back together You go talk to your friends, talk to my friends, talk to me But we... are never ever ever ever getting back together I'm really gonna miss you picking fights, and me Falling for it, screaming that I'm right, and you Hide away and find your peace of mind, with some Indie record that's much cooler than mine Oooh-ohhhh... you called me up again tonight, but Oooh-ohhhh... this time, I'm telling you, I'm telling you We... are never ever ever getting back together We... are never ever ever getting back together You go talk to your friends, talk to my friends, talk to me But we... are never ever ever ever getting back together Oooh-ohhhh... oooh-ohhhh... Oooh-ohhhh... oh oh oh... I used to think that we were forever, ever And I used to say, never say never (So he calls me up and he's like, "I still love you" And I'm like, this is exhausting, you know? We are never getting back together Like, ever) No, we... are never ever ever getting back together We... are never ever ever getting back together You go talk to your friends, talk to my friends, talk to me But we... are never ever ever ever getting back together Oooh-ohhhh... oooh-ohhhh... Oooh-ohhhh... oh oh oh... You go talk to your friends, talk to my friends, talk to me But we... are never ever ever ever getting back together

Notes & Tabs

Chords for the Verse, Pre-Chorus, and Chorus

Here are the chords used to play this song... it is essentially the same progression the entire time. Keep your pinky and ring finger in the same exact position for the G, Cadd9, and Em7. Also, note the small variation of going back to a quick D chord after the Em7 in the chorus (and at the end of the pre-chorus).

e-|----3------3-------2------3------
B-|----3------3-------3------3------
G-|----0------0-------2------0------
D-|----0------2-------0------2------
A-|----2------3--------------2------
E-|----3---------------------0------
       G    Cadd9     D     Em7 

Intro Riff

The intro riff is played approximately as follows. If this is too tricky to copy exactly, play around with picking (or strumming) the chords from the main progression freely. If you're a stickler for being exact, note that the D and Em7 are different than the main progression (it is a Dsus4 and Em, respectively).

e-|---3-----|------------------------|---3-------|-----------------------||
B-|---3-----|------------3---3-------|---3-------|-----------0---0-------||
G-|---0-----|---0------0-------0-----|---2-------|---0-----0-------0-----||
D-|---2-----|--------0-----------0---|---0-------|-------2-----------2---||
A-|---3-----|------------------------|-----------|-----------------------||
E-|---------|------3-----------------|-----------|-----0-----------------||
     Cadd9      G                        Dsus4       Em 

Chord Progressions

Intro

| Cadd9 . . . | G . . . | Dsus4 . . . | Em . . . |

Verse

"I remember when we broke up the first time..."
| Cadd9 . . . | G . . . | D . . . | Em7 . . . | (repeat)

Pre-Chorus

"Ooooh, you called me up again last night..."
| Cadd9 . . . | G . . . | D . . . | Em7 . . . |
| Cadd9 . . . | G . . . | D . . . | Em7 . D . |

Chorus

"We are never ever ever getting back together..."
| Cadd9 . . . | G . . . | D . . . | Em7 . D . |
| Cadd9 . . . | G . . . | D . . . | Em7 . D . |

Song Info

Song: We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
Artist: Taylor Swift
Album: Red
Year: 2012
Label: Big Machine Records, LLC

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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.

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