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White Horse by Taylor Swift

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Say you're sorry

That face of an angel

Comes out just when you need it to

As I paced back

and forth all this time

Cause I honestly believed in you

Holding on

The days drag on

Stupid girl,

I should have known, I should have known

I'm not a princess, this ain't a fairy tale

I'm not the one you'll sweep off her feet,

This ain't Hollywood, this is a small town,

I was a dreamer before you went and let me down

Now it's too late for you

And your white horse, to come around

Maybe I was naive,

And never really had a chance

My mistake,

I didn't know to be in love

You had to fight to have the upper hand

Happy endings

Now I know

I'm not a princess, this ain't a fairy tale

I'm not the one you'll sweep off her feet,

This ain't Hollywood, this is a small town,

I was a dreamer before you went and let me down

Now it's too late for you

And your white horse, to come around

And there you are on your knees,

Begging for forgiveness, begging for me

Just like I always wanted but I'm sooo sorry

Cause I'm not your princess, this ain't a fairytale

I'm gonna find someone someday

who might actually treat me well

This is a big world, that was a small town

There in my rearview mirror disappearing now

And it's too late for you and your white horse

Now it's too late for you and your white horse

to catch me now

Oh, whoa, whoa, whoa

Try and catch me now

Oh, it's too late

To catch me now

Perusal

The days drag on

You say that an event or process drags on when you disapprove of the fact that it lasts for longer than necessary.

The conflict with James has dragged on for two years.

I should have known, I should have known

“should have done something”这是一个高频考点。一共有四种含义：

1

①I never did actually, so I think I should have done more.

②You should have reported them to the police. 你应当向警方控告他们的。

2

“should + 完成时”与虚拟条件连用，表示“与过去事实不符或相反的虚拟语气”。

if 从句用过去完成时，主句用“should + 完成时”，主句的主语仅限于使用第一人称。这时，should 可以用would 代替。例如：

①If I had seen Mary I should/would have invited her. 我当时要是看到玛丽的话我本会邀请她的。

②If I had received the present, I should/would have thanked him. 如果我收到了礼物，我是应当向他道谢的。

3

“should + 完成时”，还可以表示推测，推测“在将来某个时间之前应该业已完成的动作”

①They should have arrived in Beijing by this time. 他们这个时候该到北京了。

②I think I should gave finished it by then. 我想到那时应该完成了。

4

“should + 完成时”，还可以用来“对过去发生的情况，表示惊讶、后悔、难过、不理解、不可思议”等情绪，翻译时通常含有“竟然”的意味。

I am surprised that you should have acted so indiscreetly. 你竟然表现得如此轻率，我感到惊讶。

I'm not the one you'll sweep off her feet,

If someone sweeps you off your feet, you fall in love with them very quickly because you find them very attractive or exciting to.

I was swept off my feet. I had always dreamed of being an officer's wife.

“使...一见倾心”的表达，常见的还有这个单词：

enamour ”vt. 使倾心,使迷恋【To fall in love with sb or sth or be attracted by some characteristics.】

She was truly enamoured of New York.

You had to fight to have the upper hand

control or an advantage over a person or situation.

①Agassi briefly got the upper handin the second set.

②Government troops have the upper hand in the offensive.

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