Thursday, September 20, 2012

"Sparks Fly" Song Meaning

Today's Taylor Swift song, the meaning of "Sparks Fly". I love this song. It reminds me of the love of my life, not the whole song, but the line "'cause I see sparks fly whenever you smile." I love being around my love and the love just gets stronger and stronger. That is the beautiful things about Taylor Swift songs. Sometimes you relate to the whole song, sometimes just a little, but you can relate to almost all of them. Here she is a big celebrity and you can still relate to her songs. She writes in a way that speaks to everyone.

Who is this song about? There are a few hints. In the lyrics booklet the word PORTLAND OREGON is in capital letters. In the song she also mentions rain twice, "The way you move is like a full on rainstorm", and "Meet me in the pouring rain". It rains a lot in Portland. In the last part of the music video it is also raining. Taylor says about this song, "This is a song that I wrote a few years ago and had been working on it ever since in the last two years and just honing in on little lyrics and changing them, so it’s really been awesome to see it change over the years.”
She opened for Jake Owen in October 2006 in, drum roll please.....Portland, Oregon. Here is an exert from her myspace journal.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Happy Halloween Happy Halloween! I’m sitting at the airport in Portland, Oregon.. About to get on a red-eye flight (Oh yes, I just said red-eye. Meaning, all night. This should be interesting…) to Toronto, Canada for another weekend of Rascal Flatts shows. Tonight was awesome. It was a show in Portland at a bar called Duke’s, I opened up for Jake Owen. And a little back-story, I’ve had his album on repeat for the past couple of months.. It’s an amazing album and I literally cannot stop listening to it. I’ve got every line memorized, and if you see me on a plane.. Chances are, I’m listening to some song off that album, at a volume level that’s probably going to cause long-term hearing damage someday. ANYWAY. I got to walk in on his sound check and meet him. Turns out he’s extremely cool, and had bought my album on iTunes. And since I had to leave after one song of his set, he played my favorite song “8 Second Ride” first. Which is another reason why he’s awesome. And just to let everyone know, YES, I did dress up for Halloween. Yes, I stood onstage in an angel costume with huge wings (that really conflicted with my guitar playing). And I convinced my two guitar players Todd and Kevin to put on those little headbands with the devil ears attached. Haha. Oh yeah, it was great. It’s so awesome playing to a crowd and seeing some people who know the words to EVERY SONG! I love that the album is out, and I love that y’all are listening to it. You guys are so awesome, and I really appreciate all of your comments. I love you all so much. Thanks for everything.

It appears also that Jake Owen has green eyes,"Get me with those green eyes, baby, as the lights go down".

Who knows if anything happened, but she was 17 and he was 26 so anything was probably out of the question. It was probably just a crush and this is a song about her crush. Who hasn't had a crush on an older guy when you were in high school? Since she said before that she wrote the song a while ago it makes sense that it could be about him. My guess she has been able to relate other guys to this song (John Mayer) since she wrote it. Maybe some of the lines in the song have to do with him, "You're the kind of reckless, That should send me runnin' ".

Click here for the lyrics, "Sparks Fly".

Click here for the official music video to "Sparks Fly".


  1. Hi, Taylor Swift's original album was released in October 2008. So how can the comment you post in this article be dated 2006? The comment makes reference to her album being released.

    1. Taylor's first album "Taylor Swift" was released October 24, 2006, and she wrote this October 31, 2006. Hope that helps.
      Other album releases
      "Speak Now"-2010

  2. You should provide a feedback form so people can correspond with you about any songs that missing from your list.

  3. Completely Agree, the inspiration was that meeting with Jake. I think any 17 year old girl that meets a Jake Owens will feel this kind of crush. The man has the kind of look and body that will send your hormones flying at that age and there is that level of fear/intimidation because of his age difference that kind of warns you that this is no good but the sparks are there. You don't really want to do anything about it but it leaves and impression. That's whats the song about.


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