Sad Beautiful Tragic is the twelfth track of Taylor's fourth album Red. It was released on October 22, 2012.
Meaning and Background
Taylor wrote this song during the Speak Now tour.
"This is a song that I wrote about how just because something is over doesn't mean it wasn't incredibly beautiful. Cause another lesson I've learned is that not all stories have a happy ending and you have to learn how to deal with that. This is a song about a story that didn't end so happily, but it was still supposed to happen.- Taylor Swift during the Red Tour.
- The song starts with the sound of a train leaving the station.