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
"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
The music video was released on September 14, 2007. It was directed by Trey Fanroy.
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.
Awards & Nominations
|2008||BMI Country Awards||BMI Award||Won|
|CMT Music Awards||Female Video of the Year||Won|
|Video of the Year||Won|
- Taylor Swift, 'Our Song' -- Story Behind the Song - https://theboot.com/story-behind-the-song-our-song-taylor-swift/?utm_source=tsmclip&utm_medium=referral