This song is about people judging relationships. It's kind of like "Love Story" where people didn't like a guy she had a crush on, but this time she goes for it and doesn't listen to them. I can not even imagine what it is like to be Taylor and have all her dates splashed across the news. I went on lots of dates with people only once, twice or three times, it didn't work out, but the whole world didn't know about it. That is why you date so you can see if you get along with that person and have that special spark. Taylor doesn't have that luxury. If she is spotted with a guy it is front page news, and when there are no follow up dates, the news stands make up all sorts of reasons why it didn't. And when she starts to date a guy they instantly analyze the relationship with harsh opinions.
But Taylor is strong and stands up to the media/friends/family and lets her suitors know,
"Seems like there's always someone who disapproves/They'll judge it like they know about me and you/The jury's out, my choice is you." It doesn't matter what other people think, she will do what she wants when it comes to love and follow her heart.
Who is this song about? Who was the guy that Taylor liked at the time?
The hint is in the lines,
"Ghosts from your past gonna jump out at me/Lurking in the shadows with their lip gloss smiles/Cause I love the gap between your teeth/And I love the riddles that you speak/And any snide remarks from my father about your tattoos will be ignored".
Click here for the lyrics to the song, "Ours".
Who has ghosts from his past with lip gloss smiles, ie other women, a gap between his teeth, speaks in riddles, and tattoos?
John Mayer! If you look at the following picture you can see the gap in his bottom teeth. Too bad it didn't last because Taylor was definitely smitten.
*As a side note, I especially love the music video to the song, I can totally relate to it. In the video the main character is going to work and works in a cubicle. She is constantly bored throughout the day and thinking about her boyfriend the whole time. She has a sticky note from her boyfriend with "I love you" on it. I totally worked in a cubicle and was bored all day and got sticky notes from hubby. I can also relate to the broken printer, annoying coworkers, the water cooler, and eating lunch alone. How does she know what it's like, she's never worked in a cubicle? It's amazing how she can just relate to ordinary people. At the end of the video we find out he is a service member and my husband is a service member! I showed this video to my husband and he loved it too.