Who is this song about?
Taylor says his name in the song, CORY. The song begins by saying "Cory's eyes are like a jungle", his "smiles are like the radio". "There's pretty girls on every corner/That watch him as he's walking home/Saying, does he know/Will you ever know/You're beautiful". This guy is amazing. What I really love about this song is Taylor's faith in him, "You're really gonna be someone". She hopes that "your life leads you back to my door". What an amazing song for her to write about a boy she knew when she was so young. She knew him in the 4th grade. I don't know if I had that kind of insight or faith about people in the 4th grade.
In her 2011 target commercial for her Speak Now album Taylor says, "So I suppose it all started with my first crush in 4th grade. Cory Robertson. Yeah, he liked the cool girl. She had straight hair. Little did he know, I was writing songs about him after school. Dreaming of one day becoming a country singer. Or, maybe a poet. Or, a professional basketball player. Well, eventually I found my way. For me, 'Speak Now' is the next chapter in my story, and I'm naming names."
|Cory Robertson, one of Taylor Swift's first crushes|
Even though nothing happened because of this crush a wonderful song came out of it. On her website Taylor says "After hearing my songs, a lot of people ask me, `How many boyfriends have you HAD?' And I always tell them that more of my songs come from observation than actual experience. In other words, you don't have to date someone to write a song about them. This is a song I wrote about a guy I never dated! Wow, right? Haha. This song is about a guy I thought was cute, and never really talked to him much. But something about him inspired this song, just watching him."
What a fun song about an elementary school crush!
Click here for lyrics to the song, "Stay Beautiful".