Zack Kouns Rewrites Taylor Swift Lyrics (September 2015)
by Zack Kouns

Zack Kouns:
Our 15 Year Old Died in a Car Accident

This is a picture of my daughter when she was ten years old
Everytime I'd take her photo, she'd laugh and turn away
She was always such a wild and willful child
She did as she pleased no matter what I'd say
I couldn't help but love her more for this
I admired a girl so reckless and free
I've always considered myself too reserved
and I was glad that my daughter wasn't like me
My love for her made me overprotective
I'd try to keep her home but she'd leave anyway
I'd stand on the porch and watch her with her friends
Watch them pile in the car and drive away

My 15 year old died in a car accident
There's no putting together her broken body
God call her into your everlasting kingdom
Show her the meaning of love, light and mercy

Her daddy and I split up four years back
She was the only real joy that I found on this earth
The hours that I spent fretting over that child
gave my life a sense of purpose and worth
They called me in to make sure it was her
She was messed up so bad I couldn't even tell
Thought about sinners and souls unredeemed
and I wondered if I'd earned the tortures of hell
The funeral seemed like an unreal haunting dream
A harrowing vision from some far off world
When I finally came to, I was in the graveyard
Watched them lower the casket and bury my girl


Taylor Swift:
Fifteen by Taylor Swift
You take a deep breath and you walk through the doors
It's the morning of your very first day
You say "Hi" to your friends you ain't seen in a while
Try and stay out of everybody's way
It's your freshman year and you're gonna be here
For the next four years in this town
Hoping one of those senior boys will wink at you and say
"You know I haven't seen you around, before"

'Cause when you're fifteen and somebody tells you they love you
You're gonna believe them
And when you're fifteen
Feeling like there nothing to figure out
Well count to ten, take it in
This is life before you know who you're gonna be

You sit in class next to a redhead named Abigail
And soon enough you're best friends
Laughing at the other girls who think they're so cool
We'll be out of here as soon as we can
And then you're on your very first date and hes got a car
And you're feeling like flying
And you're mommas waiting up and you think hes the one
And you're dancing round your room when the night ends
When the night ends

'Cause when you're fifteen and somebody tells you they love you
You're gonna believe them
When you're fifteen and your first kiss
Makes your head spin round but
In your life you'll do things greater than dating the boy of the football team
But I didn't know it at fifteen

When all you wanted was to be wanted
Wish you could go back and tell yourself what you know now
Back then I swore I was gonna marry him someday
But I realized some bigger dreams of mine

And Abigail gave everything she had to a boy
Who changed his mind and we both cried

'Cause when you're fifteen and somebody tells you they love you
You're gonna believe them
And when you're fifteen, don't forget to look before you fall
I've found that time can heal most anything
And you just might find who you're supposed to be
I didn't know who I was supposed to be at fifteen

La la la la la la la
La la la la la la la
La la la la la la la

Your very first day
Take a deep breath girl
Take a deep breath as you walk through those doors.