As previously evidenced by this, Vulture is sort of obsessed with Taylor Swift’s assertion that every song on her new album Speak Now is “a different confession to a person In the past two years, I’ve experienced a lot of things that I’ve been dying to write about. A lot of things I wanted to say in the moment that I didn’t.” The two tracks already unveiled from Speak Now — lead single “Mine,” about some dude she dated, and the Kanye-apology-accepting “Innocent” — stuck to the ripped-from-the-diary template, but the just-released title track goes a different route. Here, Swift provides a firsthand account of crashing the wedding of an ex-boyfriend to pipe up during the “or forever hold your peace” part (sensibly, she hides in the curtains until the appropriate moment). And as much as we’d like to believe famous person Taylor Swift dramatically broke up a wedding (by hiding in curtains!), we have to assume this is a “confession” of the fictional variety. But is there actually a married guy out there who could have ended up with Taylor Swift instead of some random, non-multimillionaire-country-singer wife? Bet he wishes Taylor would have dropped this single a little earlier.
Hear “Speak Now” at ONTD