Imagine a teenage prince riding a white horse. Did you see Joe Jonas? Well, Tay-Tay did. According to her, this is a song about learning real life isn’t a fairytale. Written about the middle Jonas brother breaking her helpless heart, the song is telling Joe she used to be a dreamer before he let her down.
Later she adds that at this point it’s way too late for him to try and come apologizing on a white horse. She ends on a semi-optimistic note saying she hopes someday she’ll find someone who’ll treat her right.
Drooling Over Drew in "Teardrops on My Guitar"
Yet another musical piece about a boy that Swift fancied for a period of time. People like to say that the girl dated too much, but let’s be real, we all had multiple crushes during our tweens. The song was about a boy called Drew Hardwick — someone she really liked, who ended up asking her... for girlfriend advice.
Being the good friend she was, Swift helped him out, but not without writing a melodramatic teenage song saying he's the reason for the teardrops on her guitar.
Calling Out the Critics in "Mean"
While many would use this word to describe the pop star herself, she's actually calling out someone else. Bob Lefsetz, a music critic who heavily slammed her 2010 Grammy performance is the mean man behind the song.
It seems like Taylor really manifested some success for herself when she wrote "Someday I'll be living in a big old city... I'll be big enough so you can't hit me/And all you're ever gonna be is mean." As if that wasn't sweet enough, she also won two Grammys for the song.
Spoiling Her Best Dress in "Fearless"
This song wasn't written about anyone in particular, but about an imaginary perfect date. Perfect involved a lot of dancing in the rain. It also involved kissing. Not plain, dry kissing, but kissing in the rain. Basically, in the eyes of young Swift, storms made everything a lot more sensual.
Back in 2008, when T wrote "Fearless", she had a lot less money. Maybe this is why she casually sings "With you, I'd dance in a storm/In my best dress/Fearless." Now that she's a millionaire there's no way she'd let frivolous sprinkles swaying ruin her most luxurious dress!
Apologizing to Taylor Lautner in "Back to December"
In "Back to December" Tay is the one apologizing to a guy she hurt. If this wasn't delicious and surprising enough for you, the guy in question is someone we all know very well — Taylor Lautner.
The Twilight star dated the 20-year-old singer for three whole months, after which she obviously wrote a song about him. Only this song wasn't about how he wronged her, but vice versa. She sings about swallowing her pride and saying "'I'm sorry for that night." What actually happened that night? We're dying to know, but it's not in the song, so guess we never will.