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Verse 1:
-nc-
Whooooooo
F
It was so nice throwing big parties
F
Jump into the pool from the balcony
F                                  - Bb -
Everyone swimming in a champagne sea  -whooooo-
F
And there are no rules when you show up here
F
Bass beat rattling the chandelier
F                                  - Bb -
Feeling so Gatsby for that whole year

Pre-Chorus:
   Gm                           C
So why'd you have to rain on my parade?
               Gm                    C
I'm shaking my head, I'm locking the gates

Chorus:
                          F    Dm      Bb  C
This is why we can't have nice things, dar-ling
F
Because you break them
 Dm                Bb
I had to take them awaayayayay
C                         F    Dm      Bb C
This is why we can't have nice things, ho-ney
F                             Dm                            Bb
Did you think I wouldn't hear all the things you said about meeEeEeeEeEe?
C                         -nc-
This is why we can't have nice things

whooooooo

Verse 2:
F
It was so nice being friends again
F
There I was, giving you a second chance
F                                                   - Bb -
But then you stabbed in the back while shaking my hand
F
And therein lies the issue
F
Friends don't try to trick you
F
Get you on the phone and mind-twist you
F
And so I took an axe to a mended fence

Pre-Chorus:
        Gm                                 C
But I'm not the only friend you've lost lately
   Gm                  C
If only you weren't so shady

Chorus:
                          F    Dm      Bb  C
This is why we can't have nice things, dar-ling
F
Because you break them
 Dm                Bb
I had to take them awaayayayay
C                         F    Dm      Bb C
This is why we can't have nice things, ho-ney
F                             Dm                            Bb
Did you think I wouldn't hear all the things you said about meeEeEeeEeEe?
C
This is why we can't have-

Bridge:
F
Here's a toast to my real friends
Bb                         C
They don't care about that he-said-she-said
F
And here's to my baby
Bb                         C
He ain't reading what they call me lately
F
And here's to my momma
Bb               C
Had to listen to all this drama
    F         Dm
And here's to you
      Bb                             C
Cause forgiveness is a nice thing to do
-nc-
"Haha, I can't even say it with a straight face"

Chorus:
                          F    Dm      Bb  C
This is why we can't have nice things, dar-ling -darling-
F
Because you break them
 Dm                Bb
I had to take them away
C                         F            Dm             Bb        C
This is why we can't have nice -ah-ah- things,-oh-no- hon-baby--ney
F                             Dm                            Bb
Did you think I wouldn't hear all the things you said about meeeee?
C                         F    Dm      Bb  C
This is why we can't have nice things, dar-ling
    -And here's to my real friends-
F
Because you break them
 Dm                Bb
I had to take them and here's to my baby
C                         F    Dm      Bb  C
This is why we can't have nice things, dar-ling
-They didn't care about that he-said-she-said-
F                             Dm                              Bb
Did you think I wouldn't hear all the things you said about meeeee?
C
This is why we can't have

       F
nice things.
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7 Comments

  1. sounds better in -3

  2. Taylor Swift

    hi

  3. tøpphan

    I LOVE THIS SONG

  4. Taylor Swift

    Thank you for putting this song on here!

  5. finniethepooh

    +2

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