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In Her Own Words

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“I wrote this when I was about to turn 20. I was in a relationship I knew people wouldn’t approve of, and it was just a matter of time before everyone found out. When you’re first getting to know someone, it’s a fragile time, and then you add newspapers and magazine covers and it can get kind of rough. I wanted to have this song to play for him when it got difficult. Singing it for him was one of the sweetest moments I can remember.”

SO WHO’S IT ABOUT? Many think John Mayer, but Taylor won’t say. “To me, the song says something bigger, which is, ‘I love you, and I don’t care what anyone else thinks.’ ”