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Fifteen is the second track and fourth single of the standard edition of Taylor's second album Fearless. It was released on November 11, 2008 and became a single on August 30, 2009.

Meaning and Background

"I wrote this around the story line of my best friend from high school, Abigail. I started everything with the line "Abigail gave everything she had to a boy who changed his mind" and wrote everything else from that point, almost backwards. I just decided I really wanted to tell that story about our first year of high school because I felt in my freshman year, I grew up more than any year in my life so far."

- Taylor about Fifteen[1]

Trivia

Music Video

The video was released on October 9, 2009. It was directed by Roman White. It stars Abigail Anderson, Taylor's friend whose mentioned in the song.

Storyline
The video starts with Taylor entering a barren landscape full of students. While walking around, Taylor and a guy bump into each other, but look back and smile at one another. The students disappear; Taylor sits down next to a tree and plays guitar. Next, Abigail appears, sitting at a desk. Taylor sits next to her; they whisper and laugh with each other. Abigail is seen going on a date with a boy in his car. They cuddle and kiss, but the boy goes further which Abigail doesn't like. Abigail is next seen sitting alone and looking down; Taylor comes up to her and they hug tightly. In between the scenes of Abigail, Taylor is seen singing in a storm. The video ends with Taylor standing in the rain and looking at a high school. The video ends with Taylor and a high school girl making eye contact while Taylor sings "Take a deep breath, girl / Take a deep breath as you walk through the doors".

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
You take a deep breath and you walk through the doors
It's the morning of your very first day
You say hi to your friends you ain't seen in a while
Try and stay out of everybody's way
It's your freshman year and you're gonna be here
For the next four years in this town
Hoping one of those senior boys will wink at you and say
"You know, I haven't seen you around before."

[Chorus]
'Cause when you're fifteen and somebody tells you they love you
You're gonna believe them
And when you're fifteen feeling like there's nothing to figure out
Well, count to ten, take it in
This is life before you know who you're gonna be
Fifteen

[Verse 2]
You sit in class next to a redhead named Abigail
And soon enough you're best friends
Laughing at the other girls who think they're so cool
We'll be outta here as soon as we can
And then you're on your very first date and he's got a car
And you're feeling like flying
And your momma's waiting up and you're thinking he's the one
And you're dancing 'round your room when the night ends
When the night ends

[Chorus]
'Cause when you're fifteen and somebody tells you they love you
You're gonna believe them
And when you're fifteen and your first kiss
Makes your head spin 'round
But in your life you'll do things greater than
Dating the boy on the football team
But I didn't know it at fifteen

[Bridge]
When all you wanted was to be wanted
Wish you could go back and tell yourself what you know now
Back then I swore I was gonna marry him someday
But I realized some bigger dreams of mine
And Abigail gave everything she had to a boy
Who changed his mind and we both cried

[Chorus]
'Cause when you're fifteen and somebody tells you they love you
You're gonna believe them
And when you're fifteen, don't forget to look before you fall
I've found time can heal most anything
And you just might find who you're supposed to be
I didn't know who I was supposed to be at fifteen

[Post-Chorus]
La la la la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la la la
La la la la la la

[Outro]
Your very first day
Take a deep breath, girl
Take a deep breath, as you walk through the doors


Awards & Nominations

Year Organization Award Result
2010 BMI Country Awards BMI Award Won
MTV Video Music Awards Best Female Video Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Country Song Won

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References

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