2010Released
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"Speak Now" is the title track of Taylor Swift's third studio album. The song finds the Love Story hitmaker crashing a wedding where she believes her former lover is on the verge of marrying the wrong girl. She implores to him: Don't say yes, run away now I'll meet you when you're out of the church at the back door

While it sounds like Swift had been watching the movie The Graduate when she wrote this, she told E! News that she was inspired to pen this tune after hearing about her friend's experience with a childhood sweetheart. "The song was actually inspired by one of my friends. She was telling me a story about her childhood sweetheart-crush guy," the hitmaker explained. "They were together in high school and then went their separate ways. I understood it as they were going to get back together. She comes in and tells me that he's getting married. He had met this other girl who was a horrible person. She made him stop talking to his friends, cut off his family ties, and made him so isolated. And randomly, I was like, 'Oh, are you going to speak now?'"

Hayley Williams, the lead singer of Paramore and Swift's longtime friend, is rumored to have been the inspiration behind "Speak Now." Williams attended the wedding of her ex-boyfriend and ex-bandmate Josh Farro in April 2010, which is around the time Swift wrote "Speak Now."

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Song Analysis

Key, BPM (tempo) and time signature of Speak Now.
GKey
MajorMode
4/4Time Signature
119BPM

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The album Speak Now is released on.

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The record label that has released Speak Now.
Big Machine Records, LLC
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