Thursday, September 13, 2012

"You Belong With Me" Song Meaning

Today's Taylor Swift song, the meaning of  "You Belong With Me" from her "Fearless" album.

I'm really excited about this one because it was one of the first songs that really turned me on to Taylor Swift's music. I memorized every word. I personally like her pop music more than her country music and this one has a little of both.

This song is about a the typical girl next door who is in love with her best friend, but he has a girlfriend. One that doesn't treat him very well and the main character in the song can totally see it and wants to be with him.

Taylor says, "This song is basically about wanting someone who is with this girl who doesn't appreciate him at all. Basically like 'girl-next-door-itis.' You like this guy who you have for your whole life, and you know him better than she does but somehow the popular girl gets the guy every time."

What inspired Taylor to write this song? Was she in love with one of her best friends?

She was inspired to write this song because she "overheard a friend of mine talking to his girlfriend and he was completely on the defensive saying, 'No, baby...I had to get off the phone really quickly...I tried to call you right back...Of course I love you. More than anything! Baby, I’m so sorry.' She was just yelling at him! I felt so bad for him at that moment."

"So I came up with the first line 'You’re on the phone with your girlfriend she’s upset, going off about something that you said,' and I ran that into the story line that I’m in love with him and he should be with me instead of her. It just became this whole picture. It was really fun for us to write the line, 'She wears short skirts, I wear T-shirts.' "

Click her for lyrics to the song: "You Belong With Me".

Taylor Swift plays the friend and the girlfriend in the video. This music video landed Taylor an award for Best Female Video at the MTV video music awards. During the speech she was interrupted by Kanye West who thought Beyonce should have won the award. The event caused a media frenzy with President Obama even calling out Kanye. He later apologized and Taylor accepted and even wrote a song about it, "Innocent".

Click here for the official music video to the song, "You Belong With Me".

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