Ours is the fifteenth track and sixth single of the deluxe edition of Taylor's third album Speak Now. It was released on October 25, 2010. It became a single on November 22, 2011.
Meaning and Background
"Its a song about someone that I really liked at the time. What's kind of happened with my life, which has been interesting is there are like a lot of opinions about who you fall in love with which happens in everybody's life. You fall in love with someone and all of the sudden your friends start chiming in and in my case its like, 'they don't look cute together', 'he's got tattoos', 'he's too tall for her', 'he's too short for her', 'he's too young for her', 'he's too old for her'. I think that when two people fall in love it should just be about those two people. When I was dating someone that people didn't think I should've been dating, because I shouldn't have been dating him. When I was dating a guy that people didn't have too much of a good opinion about me dating I wrote this song to let him know that I didn't care what anyone else thought and it's called Ours."- Taylor about Ours
The music video was released on December 6, 2011. It is directed by Declan Whitebloom. Taylor's love interest is played by Zach Gilford.
It takes place at an office. Taylor enters the building and greets the people she passes by. She takes an elevator that's full of employees looking bored. At the thirteenth floor, everyone leaves the elevator, pushing Taylor. She sits at her desk between her co-workers. Some guys disturb her by playing video games and throwing paper planes. A cup of coffee has fallen over at the desk and the light above her flickers. When she goes to the printer, it is out of paper. She returns later, and it's now out of toner and when returning for a third time, the printer is gone. She waits at the water cooler, a man in front of her takes multiple cups while Taylor has to wait. At the lunch room, two women talk about Taylor behind her back. Back at her desk, she finds a sticky note that says "I loved you first". She watches a video on the computer of her and her boyfriend writing the note and doing other fun things together. When she sees that she can leave, she runs out of the office and smiles as she enters the elevator. She waves her collegue in the elevator goodbye and high fives the janitor. She takes the bus home and watches videos of her and her boyfriend on a tablet. The bus arrives at the airport in Nashville. Taylor looks around and sees her boyfriend in military clothes, coming home from serving in the army. Taylor jumps into his arms; the video ends with them hugging.
Awards & Nominations
|2012||American Country Awards||Female Single of the Year||Nominated|
|Female Video of the Year||Nominated|
|CMT Music Awards||Female Video of the Year||Nominated|
- VH1's storytellers 2012