2010Released
4:25

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Interesting facts and trivia about The Story Of Us. By Songfacts®.

Many of Taylor's fans believe the subject matter of this song to be American actor Taylor Lautner, whom she dated briefly at the end of 2009. Although the Love Story singer won't confirm whether the speculation is true or not, she told New York magazine about the event that inspired her to pen this song. "It was at an awards show and there had been this falling-out between me and this guy," she explained. "I think both of us had so much that we wanted to say, but we're sitting six seats away from each other, just fighting this silent war of 'I don't care that you're here.'" Taylor continued, "I remember getting home and sitting at the kitchen table, and saying to my mom, 'It was like I was standing alone in a crowded room.' That's when my eyes glazed over, and I got distracted and walked away to write." She added, "My mom is used to me doing that."

Swift was asked in an interview with MTV News if she is aware that her potential suitors might have some reservations as she might write a song about them. She replied: "It's understandable, but I've never kept quiet the fact that I write songs about people. It's like, this is album number three. You guys have had fair warning!"

This was the last song Swift wrote for Speak Now. She told MTV News that after the incident with her former beau at the awards show, "I just felt so empty, like we were both fighting this silent war of pretending we didn't care that the other was there. And I went home, and I wrote this song about it. And at that point, I had this gut feeling, and I knew the album was finished."

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Song Analysis

Key, BPM (tempo) and time signature of The Story Of Us.
AKey
MajorMode
4/4Time Signature
140BPM

Album

The album The Story Of Us is released on.

Released By

The record label that has released The Story Of Us.
Big Machine Records, LLC
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