What is this song about?
|A young Taylor Swift|
It is about herself in middle school. She grew up on a Christmas tree farm in Wyomissing, Pennslyvania and started noticing she was different. Taylor says, "All the girls at school were going to sleepovers and breaking into their parents’ liquor cabinets at the weekend, and all I wanted to do was go to festivals and sing karaoke music. All of a sudden there were all these little cliques. There’s cool girls and they have straight hair and you don’t – things start dividing you up and I was really fascinated by that. I would go to school and not have anyone to talk to, but what I could look forward to was going home and writing something about it."
"For me, I was facing a lot of things at school where I found myself on the outside looking in. I was not included. I would go to school some days, a lot of days, and not know who I was going to talk to. And that's a really terrifying thing for somebody who's 12."
She didn't fit in, she was different and she writes about it in "The Outside". She "tried to take the road less traveled by" but "nobody ever lets me in."
I think every girl can feel like this when they go through middle school. I did. There was that one year where nothing seemed to go right, I was on the outside of all the circles. I would go to school and not have anyone to hang out with, and the people I did eat lunch with didn't really like me. Luckily for me that all changed and the next year and every subsequent year was better after that. Now I'm a grown adult and can hardly remember the loneliness of that year. Taylor I can really relate to this song!