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Here Are the Lyrics to Taylor Swift's 'Love Story (Taylor's Version)'

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Taylor Swift performs during the Fearless Tour at Madison Square Garden on Aug. 27, 2009 in New York City.

We were all younger when we first heard "Love Story" by Taylor Swift in 2008, and its romantic magic still lingers in the air (and on the Billboard charts) 13 years later.

Her re-recorded version, dubbed "Love Story (Taylor's Version)," makes its way onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 11 for its debut week (chart dated Feb. 27). The country-pop crossover sensation also earned her first No. 1 debut on the Hot Country Songs chart.

"I'm so grateful to the fans for making this a possibility," Swift told Billboard earlier this week. "They're the ones who emboldened me to reclaim my music and they really showed up this week to see it through. It blows me away that they've sent a song to No. 1 that had its first life over a decade ago. I couldn't be happier that it happened now, and in this way."

Check out the memorable, unaltered lyrics and new fan-dedicated lyric video below.

We were both young when I first saw you
I close my eyes and the flashback starts
I'm standin' there
On a balcony in summer air
See the lights, see the party, the ball gowns
See you make your way through the crowd
And say, "Hello"
Little did I know

That you were Romeo, you were throwin' pebbles
And my daddy said, "Stay away from Juliet"
And I was cryin' on the staircase
Beggin' you, "Please don't go," and I said

Romeo, take me somewhere we can be alone
I'll be waiting, all there's left to do is run
You'll be the prince and I'll be the princess
It's a love story, baby, just say, "Yes"

So I sneak out to the garden to see you
We keep quiet, 'cause we're dead if they knew
So close your eyes
Escape this town for a little while, oh oh

'Cause you were Romeo, I was a scarlet letter
And my daddy said, "Stay away from Juliet"
But you were everything to me
I was beggin' you, "Please don't go," and I said

Romeo, take me somewhere we can be alone
I'll be waiting, all there's left to do is run
You'll be the prince and I'll be the princess
It's a love story, baby, just say, "Yes"
Romeo, save me, they're tryna tell me how to feel
This love is difficult, but it's real
Don't be afraid, we'll make it out of this mess
It's a love story, baby, just say, "Yes"
Oh, oh

I got tired of waiting
Wonderin' if you were ever comin' around
My faith in you was fading
When I met you on the outskirts of town, and I said

Romeo, save me, I've been feeling so alone
I keep waiting for you, but you never come
Is this in my head? I don't know what to think
He knelt to the ground and pulled out a ring
And said, "Marry me, Juliet
You'll never have to be alone
I love you and that's all I really know
I talked to your dad, go pick out a white dress
It's a love story, baby, just say, "Yes"
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh
'Cause we were both young when I first saw you

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Written by: Taylor Swift