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Our Song is the eleventh track and third single of Taylor's debut album Taylor Swift. It was released on October 24, 2006 and became a single on September 9, 2007.

Meaning and Background

"I just sat down one day with my guitar and got in a groove, and went with it. I like to write about how music affects people, and this was fun to write because it's about a couple who DOESN'T have a song. I like the banjo and you really can't go wrong with banjo. I wanted it to be last on the album, because the last line of the chorus is 'play it again'. Let's hope people take it as a hint to go ahead and play the album again. Haha!"

- Taylor about Our Song[1]

"I wrote this song in my freshman year of high school, for my ninth grade talent show. So I was sitting there thinking, "I've gotta write a song that's gonna relate to everyone in the talent show, and it's gotta be upbeat." And at that time, I was dating a guy, and we didn't have a song. So I went ahead and wrote us one, and I played it at the talent show at the end of the year. And months later, people would come up to me, and they're like, "I loved that song that you played -- 'Our Song.'" And then they'd start singing lines of it back to me. And they'd only heard it once, so I thought, "There must be something here!"

- Taylor about Our Song[2]

Trivia

Music Video

The music video was released on September 14, 2007. It was directed by Trey Fanroy.

Storyline
The music video starts out with Taylor sitting barefoot on a carpet, painting her nails and with a phone in her hand. Taylor is also seen with the phone standing in front of a mirror, using red lipstick to write "love <3" on it. Taylor is also seen entering her house and sitting on the porch in a blue dress. Next, Taylor is wearing a orange dress and lying on top of a flower bed. Taylor is also seen performing in a white room with a band.

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
I was riding shotgun with my hair undone
In the front seat of his car
He's got a one-hand feel on the steering wheel
The other on my heart
I look around, turn the radio down
He says, "Baby, is something wrong?"
I say, "Nothing, I was just thinking
How we don't have a song"
And he says

[Chorus]
Our song is the slamming screen door
Sneakin' out late, tapping on your window
When we're on the phone and you talk real slow
'Cause it's late and your mama don't know
Our song is the way you laugh
The first date: "Man, I didn't kiss her, and I should have"
And when I got home 'fore I said amen
Asking God if he could play it again

[Verse 2]
I was walking up the front porch steps
After everything that day
Had gone all wrong and been trampled on
And lost and thrown away
Got to the hallway, well on my way
To my lovin' bed
I almost didn't notice all the roses
And the note that said

[Chorus]
Our song is the slamming screen door
Sneakin' out late, tapping on your window
When we're on the phone and you talk real slow
'Cause it's late and your mama don't know
Our song is the way you laugh
The first date: "Man, I didn't kiss her, and I should have"
And when I got home 'fore I said amen
Asking God if he could play it again

[Bridge]
I've heard every album, listened to the radio
Waited for something to come along
That was as good as our song

[Chorus]
'Cause our song is the slamming screen door
Sneakin' out late, tapping on his window
When we're on the phone and he talks real slow
'Cause it's late and his mama don't know
Our song is the way he laughs
The first date: "Man, I didn't kiss him, and I should have"
And when I got home 'fore I said amen
Asking God if he could play it again
Play it again

[Outro]
I was riding shotgun with my hair undone
In the front seat of his car
I grabbed a pen and an old napkin
And I wrote down our song


Awards & Nominations

Year Organization Award Result
2008 BMI Country Awards BMI Award Won
CMT Music Awards Female Video of the Year Won
Video of the Year Won

Videos

References

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