Tolerate it

I sit and watch you reading with your

Head low

I wake and watch you breathing with your

Eyes closed

I sit and watch you

And notice everything you do or don’t do

You’re so much older and wiser and I

I wait by the door like I’m just a kid

Use my best colors for your portrait

Lay the table with the fancy s**t

And watch you tolerate it

If it’s all in my head tell me now

Tell me I’ve got it wrong somehow

I know my love should be celebrated

But you tolerate it

I greet you with a battle hero’s welcome

I take your indiscretions all in good fun

I sit and listen

I polish plates until they gleam and glisten

You’re so much older and wiser and I

I wait by the door like I’m just a kid

Use my best colors for your portrait

Lay the table with the fancy s**t

And watch you tolerate it

If it’s all in my head tell me now

Tell me I’ve got it wrong somehow

I know my love should be celebrated

But you tolerate it

While you were out building other worlds, where was I?

Where’s that man who’d throw blankets over my barbed wire?

I made you my temple, my mural, my sky

Now I’m begging for footnotes in the story of your life

Drawing hearts in the byline

Always taking up too much space or time

You assume I’m fine

But what would you do if I, I

Break free and leave us in ruins

Took this dagger in me and removed it

Gain the weight of you then lose it

Believe me, I could do it

If it’s all in my head tell me now

Tell me I’ve got it wrong somehow

I know my love should be celebrated

But you tolerate it

I sit and watch you

-Taylor Swift

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