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Swift’s massive hit became a hit No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs and Adult Contemporary charts, and No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, Mainstream Top 40 and Adult Top 40 charts. Here is a story, surprise surprise, from a personal experience; in the past, she overheard a male friend getting into a wildly intense phone conversation with his girlfriend, and as the conversation unfolded, she felt that the girl on the other end’s fury was completely unwarranted and that ultimately, she did not appreciate how nice the guy was. She further wondered why he would put up with such abuse, and was inspired to incorporate this feeling into “You Belong With Me.” While her story says that this was a friend, she either really had romantic feelings for him while writing the song (which is so cool), or she pretended to be someone who had romantic feelings – either way, it all went into this fascinating examination from afar of a nice guy who has a secret admirer; “You're on the phone with your girlfriend, she's upset, she's going off about something that you said, 'cause she doesn't get your humor like I do, I'm in my room, it's a typical Tuesday night, I'm listening to the kind of music she doesn't like, and she'll never know your story like I do'.” This is a deep admiration, and very charming to hear. She imagines herself as the least popular girl who truly understands the popular guy, yet he is under the spell of the most popular girl; “But she wears short skirts, I wear T-shirts, she's cheer captain, and I'm on the bleachers, dreaming about the day when you wake up, and find that what you're looking for has been here the whole time.” This is a textbook high-school movie scenario, about the ugly duckling who hopes her love will shine through. If the jock is smart, he will see her heart, rather than the popular girl’s assets. Besides, if he really opens his eyes, he will see that both options in the video look like Taylor Swift because they are Taylor Swift.

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Song Info

"You Belong With Me"

Songwriter

Taylor Swift, Colbie Caillat

Released

  • Jan 01, 2008

Label

  • Big Machine

Producer

  • Nathan Chapman
  • Taylor Swift

Genres

  • Country pop
  • soft rock
  • adult contemporary

Wiki

"Breathe" is a country pop song written and performed by American singer-songwriters Taylor Swift and Colbie Caillat. Produced by Nathan Chapman and Swift, it is the seventh track from Swift's second studio album, Fearless (2008). The song was written about the end of a friendship. Musically, the song is driven by acoustic guitar.
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