Here is a list of all the songs I know of written or co-written by Taylor: (not including others that haven't been confirmed (like If kisses were wishes) and her joke songs like Thug story, Monologue song, Red shirts Khaki pants etc.) and everything I know about each one of them. (189 total) I have also added additional information such as which versions are available and which are in circulation (meaning people have them) and/or leaked (meaning they are all over the internet where anyone can hear them) to help those who trade for her rare/unreleased songs and demos. If you don't trade, just ignore that information. I also list which versions of which songs I have (I have everything in circulation) and weather or not I have clips, lyrics or an alt version/remix so that other traders know in case they want to trade. I trade and do not share or leak but I will give out any clips, lyrics or alt versions and/or remixes however, because they are not generally considered rare.
Key: •= I've heard it. (which usually means it's in ciculation or leaked.) *= available in PQ (perfect CD quality, which means it came off of a CD. For released songs I only starred those whose demos are available in PQ. All unstared unreleased songs or album demos are LQ-HQ) ? = I haven't heard it and don't know much about it. ♥= It's a favorite of mine. Black = not rare (either released or leaked) Brown = rare in circulation (rare but people have them. Not okay to post online) Navy = Sony songs (illegal to have right now, very rare, I haven't heard them, definitely not okay to post online) Red = Never before heard (extremely rare but if you were to get one of them again, they're definitely not okay to post online)
Unreleased (2002-2012; 109 currently listed):
Aching Like a Boy (Swift / Rose) ?
Not much is known about this song except that she never actually recorded it. It's among 23 that were listed in red on Darkbluetennssee.com meaning that not even Steve (the owner of the site) has heard. (which means pretty much no one has because he's got the biggest collection I've ever seen). These are the ones in red that have question marks next to them that I describe as extremely rare.
All Night Diner (Swift / Rose) •
An acoustic song where she reflects on what it would be like if she wasn't with her boyfriend. She'd be a lonely stranger in an all night diner. She wasprobably 15 when she wrote this allthough she sounds young I think.
American Boy (Swift) •*
An early song featured on it's own demo CD as well as her Volume two demo CD issued in 2003. It leaked years ago along with the the others on her first Demo CDs. It's about living the American dream.
Angelina (Swift) •
Acoustic, written about a girl who is very different from her and who might've been dating a guy she liked when she was probably 13 and still lived in Pennslyvania.
Babe (Swift/Monahan) ?
A recently discovered unreleased song that Taylor wrote with Pat Monahan from Train. I don't know anything else about it. Just that it was recently discovered on ASCAP and I'm guessing it was written somewhat recently either for Red or her fifth album but I honestly have no idea because no one's ever heard it.
Beautiful day (Swift) ?
a song she wrote when she lived in Pennsylvania about her two friends who were dating. I just found out about this (I read in an article that she was singing it in an old home video. I posted it in scans) and I thought that was so cute. I don't know anything else about it though.
Being With My Baby (Swift / Beavers) • ♥ *
There are two versions, both acoustic but one was done in a studio so it's refered to as studio. They are both in ciculation. She also sold it to austrailian country singer Shea fisher. Only the acoustic version (not the acoustic in a studio) is available in PQ. It's about how nothing's quite like being with her baby. I think she was about 15 when she wrote it.
Better Off (Swift / Orrall) •
A studio song about wanting to date a guy that her friends didn't approve of. I think it could be about the same guy she wrote Picture to burn about and was probably written in 2005.
Bother Me (Swift) ?
It's recent; probably a Speak now cut. I don't know anything else about it though as it is so rare and I've never heard of anyone who has it or even knows anything about it.
Boys and love (Swift /Burke-Green) ?
It's recent, probably a Speak now cut and although it doesn't say she wrote it on her BMI list, it says she's a performing a judging by the title I think she did. I don't know anything else about this song, however because it's one that I don't think anyone's ever heard.
Brand New World (Swift) •
An acoustic song written when she was 12 or 13 about how she's living in a brand new world because she's living just a day at a time and someday she's gonna fly.
Brought Up That Way (Swift / Hyler) •
There are three known versions of this song. The popular leaked studio version, the acoustic version (which is exclusive property of Sony), and the duet version which is not in circulation. It's about a girl named Emily who was raised by her single father after her mother died when she was young. I belive she wrote it about Emily Harding, a girl she went to school with who died in a boating accident in 2005.
By the Way (Swift / Beavers / Ruttan) •
An acoustic song about seeing an ex for the first time in a while out with another girl. May or may not have been sold to singer Jordan Shellheart. I don't think it was but she covered it once.
Can I Go With You (Swift / McElrath) •*
One of the first songs she ever wrote about a young girl wishing she could go with her father when he goes off to war. It was on her demo CD (the newer version with the songs she wrote on it) and is still available off her website for download if you go to the internet archives and go back to late 2002.
Castles Crumbling (Swift) ?
It's recent; again, probably a Speak now cut. Still one of her rarest though, so not much more is known about it since no one that I know of has ever heard it. To me though, it sounds like it's sad.
Check Out This View (Swift / Rose) •
An acoustic song about wishing her boyfriend could see what she sees when she looks at him. She was probably 15 when she wrote it which makes me think it's another song about her first boyfriend.
Closest To a Cowboy (Swift / Vaughn) •
An acoustic song about a cowboy she dated and how he broke her heart so now snap buttons on a denim shirt is the closest you'll see her to a cowboy. She was 14 when she wrote it though, so she wasn't actually dating yet.
Cross My Heart (Swift) •
An acoustic song she wrote when she was 12 or 13 about wishing for a relationship with someone.
Dark Blue Tennessee (Swift / Orrall) •*
A song about the heartbreak of two people who are too proud to say they still miss each other A Fearless cut. This popular song was written around late 2007 and has since leaked. There are two versions; studio and piano. They're very similar but I believe only the studio one leaked. It's hard to tell but they are definitely both in circulation. It was even featured on it's own demo CD in March 2008 so they're both available in PQ.
Diary of Me (Swift / Brophy / J. Vassar) •*
A studio song she wrote when she was probably about 13 that's about herself and who she is as a person. If a guy's going to date her then they should know that what they see is what they get. She's like an open book.
Didn't They (Swift) •
Written about the 9/11 terrorist attacks when she was probably 12. It's acoustic and probably one of her earliest songs.
Don't Hate Me For Loving You (Swift) •
An acoustic song about fighting with the people you love. She sounds like she was maybe 12 or 13 when she wrote it.
Don't You (Swift / James) ?
Another one of Taylor's rarest songs. Since pretty much no one has this song, nothing is known about it.
Down Came the Rain (Swift / Ruttan) •
She co-wrote it but doesn't sing it, her co-writer Derric Ruttan does. It's in circulation but is one of the rarer songs traders have. It's acoustic and it's about a relationship ending and how heartbreaking it is seeing them for the first time with someone else. It's like an emotional thunderstorm where there's nothing but rain pouring down on you. She wrote it when she was probably 15.
Drama Queen (Swift / Johnson) ?
It's recent; probably a Speak now cut. She wrote it with Martin Johnson, lead singer of Boys like girls. It's extremely rare though. I don't think anyone has it as it is out of circulation so I don't really know anything else about it.
Fall Back On You (Swift) •
An acoustic song about a guy she keeps falling back on and he keeps falling back on her. She sounds about 15 in it.
Firefly (Swift / Harrington / Pierce) •* (I found out there probably is a PQ version of this but I don't have it)
An old acoustic song written about a firefly, or maybe a guy that she compares to one. She was 14 I think when she wrote it because I found out it was actually put on a demo CD that year.
Foolish One (Swift) ?
There is no known info on this song, it's out of circulation and almost no one has it.
For You (Swift) •
Written about thanking someone who has always been there for her. Featured on her Voulme two demo CD issued in 2003.
Gracie (Swift / Rose) •
An acoustic song written about a little girl named Gracie Johnson who has cancer. She met her on a plane in early 2005. For the privacy of her and her family, it shouldn't be spread online but the good news is Gracie is that Gracie has been in remission for years and is still alive today at 13. She even kept in touch with Taylor at least through 2007 (I have a picture of them together from that year) and she was even talking to her on her 18th birthday in the beginning of the Beautiful eyes music video!
Her (Swift / Rose) ?
One of her rarest songs, I don't know anything about it or anyone who has it; it's out of circulation.
His Lies (Swift) ?
Another song I know nothing about. No one has it (that I know of anyway) and it's out of circulation.
Honey Baby (Swift) •
A cute little acoustic song about her liking a guy and wanting to date him back when she was like 12 or 13.
I bet you think of me (Swift/Mkenna) ?
An unreleased song that was discovered a year or two ago on one of her song lists. I'm guessing it's a Red cut but maybe it'll be on her next album! Other than that I don't know anything about it since it seems to be one of her newest and rarest songs and no one's heard it.
I Can See You (Swift) ?
This song is one of the rarest and is out of circulation. I've never heard it and I don't know anybody who has.
I'd Lie (Swift) •
About a guy in high school that she had a crush on. Not Drew though, I noticed he has a different birthday. She played it at her school talent show in 2006 and it became a fan favorite although it was cut from Taylor Swift and Fearless and will probably never be released due to the fact that it was a bonus download for those who bought her album during it's first week at Best Buy. I think I know who it's about (hint: read her old myspace comments) but I'm not going to say because I'm not entirely sure since I don't know his birthday. If he ever adds me on facebook then I'll know for sure if it's about him or not. haha
I Know What I Want (Swift) •
A song about a guy she discovered wasn't her type. I have a theory that this song and two other unreleased ones are about the same guy as picture to burn but I really don't know for sure.
I'm Looking Out For You (I have the lyrics) ?
I've seen the lyrics and I think it's about Gracie but I'm not sure. It's pretty old. I believe it was a fearless cut. (by the way, the lyrics are in an old picture from her room taken in late 2007) Despite the fact that the lyrics are readily available to the public, it's still extremely rare. In fact, I don't even know if she ever recorded it.
In the Pouring Rain (Swift) • *
An old acoustic song about how the pouring rain changes everything. It was featured on her Volume two CD (from 2003) but came into circulation before a lot of the other songs.
I Used to Fly (Swift) •*
An acoustic song she wrote when she was 12 or 13 about how sad she would get sometimes and remembering how she used to fly when she was happy.
I Wished On a Plane (Swift / Laird) •
An acoustic song about thinking she must've accidentally wished on a plane thinking it was a star after a relationship she was in didn't work out. She was probably 15 when it was written.Just South of Knowing Why (Swift / Orrall) •
A studio song about a girl who just wanted to forget her troubles and drive all night, just south of knowing why. I think she wrote it when she was about 14.
Kid in the Crowd (Swift) ?
Written about seeing a Lee Ann Rhymes concert when she was little. Nothing is known about it other than that as it is out of circulation and extremely rare. I've never heard it and I don't know of anyone who has. She was probably 12 or so when she wrote it.
Let's Go (Swift) ?
Another song that was listed in red on DBT meaning it's really rare and hardly anyone's heard it so I don't have any info on it.
Live For the Little Things (Swift) •*
Written when she was 12 or 13 about living for the little things in life like quiet winters and leaves that always fall. It's one of the songs on her Volume two demo CD that was already in circulation before most of the CD leaked.
Long Time Coming (Swift) •
A song about a relationship ending and how she should've known because she was young and naive and it was a long time coming.
Look At You Like That (Swift / Rose)
An acoustic song about a guy who broke up with her and tried to tell her not to look at him like that. I think it was written about her first boyfriend in 2005 but it's hard to tell with her unreleased songs.
Love They Haven't Thought Of Yet (Swift) •
An acoustic song about wanting to have a love they haven't thought of yet.
Love To Lose (Swift / Rose) •
An acoustic song about ending a relationship that wasn't much love to lose.
Lucky You (Swift) •*
The first song she ever wrote. It's about a girl who dares to be different. It was on her demo CD so it's available in PQ. There are two versions both have been leaked for years.
Made Up You (Swift / Rose) •♥
An acoustic song about a guy being even better than she could've ever imagined. I think it was written in 2005 like many of her other unreleased songs. It's one of my favorites because I can really relate to it.
Making Up For Lost Love (Swift) •♥
A piano based studio song about two people who are making up for lost love. I think it was written in 2005. Lyrics from it are featured on one of her old tour shirts along with some lyrics from songs on her first album which makes me think it was a Taylor Swift cut.
Mandolin (Swift) •*
Written about a guy who plays Mandolin at Angelina's family bar and grill. Featured on Volume two.
Matches (Swift / Rose) •
I think this one is about the same guy as Picture to burn but I don't know for sure. It's about her putting all her energy into a relationship and then finally realizing that they're just a liar and a cheater and not the type of guy worth dating. When love hands her matches now, she's gonna burn it down.
Me and Britney (Swift / Vaughn)
Written about her best friend in Pennsylvania Britany Maack. It talks about her and her childhood friend Britany doing everything together until they went their separate ways after Britany moved and how even after everything they still stay friends and always will even when they're old. In the song it's Britany who moves to Memphis to be with a boy and become a movie star instead of Taylor moving to Nashville to become a singer but in real life Britany didn't move or want to be famous so I think she made that story up especially considering she was too young at the time to have run off with a boy. haha Also, she changed the spelling of her name (or at least I think she did, maybe we're just assuming the song title is spelled that way?) and I'm not really sure why that is but I still think it's about her because they were really close growing up (she mentioned her in the thank you note of her first album calling her her first best friend) and her name is Britany. They've reunited twice since then, and they're actually still friends! A clip of it aired on 60 minutes which showed her playing it at the Bluebird cafe where she got discovered in 2004 (although it's a Sony song and she didn't sign with them until 2005) but she sounds so young that I think she might've written it the year before maybe when she was first planning to move to Nashville but before she actually did. I know it used to stream off of her website at some point because I found links to it on the internet archives. They don't work though.
Mr. Perfectly Fine (Swift) ?
Another song that was listed in red on DBT as ait is very rare and almost no one has heard it.
My Cure (Swift) •♥
Written about being so in love with someone that you would do anything to keep them in your life. I think it was written in 2005 about her first boyfriend. It's one of my favories because I can really relate to it. There are two versions, an acoustic and a studio. They each have different lyrics. She is more confident and less desperate sounding in the studio than in the acoustic. I have both; they're both in circulation.
My Turn to Be Me (Swift) •*
Written about being bullied in middle school when she w as 12 or 13. It's an acoustic song featured on her Volume two demo CD.
Nashville (Swift) ?
Written about all her favorite things about her favorite place. It's a Sony song and it's not in circulation so I've never heard it. It's actually probably the rarest song on here that I know of anyone actually hearing.
Need You Now (Swift / Orrall) •*
Written about being totally over a guy and not needing him anymore. Written in 2005 or 2006 I think.There is only one known version. It's studio and it's in circulation.
Never Fade (Swift) •*
A song off her Volume two CD that's about a friend who she is worried about and doesn't want to fade away. Written when she was 12 or 13.
Never Mind (Swift / Rose) • ♥
The first song she ever wrote with Liz Rose when she was 14. It's about liking a guy but never telling him for fear he won't feel the same way and she'll loose him as a friend.There are three versions of it (acoustic, country studio and pop studio) but only the studio ones are in circulation. Those are the only versions I've heard.
One Thing (Swift / Rose) •
A Fearless cut. Written about a guy she thought would never leave her in 2005 I think.
Perfect Have I Loved (Swift / Rose) •
A song about a summer romance that she hoped would last for ever but if it didn't at least she'd know that perfect had she loved. I think it was written in 2005 about her first boyfriend but there's no way of knowing. It's acoustic and in circulation.
Permanent Marker (Swift / Hanson / Brophy) •*
As she says it's about having a boyfriend who has an ex girlfriend who doesn't know she's an ex girlfriend. A Fearless and possible Taylor Swift cut (written in 2005 or 2006) that she has since sold to a young singer named Mary Sarah. Live versions from 2007 with added lyrics have become very popular.
Point of View (Swift) •*
Written about life and how everyone's got a different point of view. Also off of her Volume two demo CD and in circulation.
R-E-V-E-N-G-E (Swift / Bogard / Stover)
Written about getting revenge on a guy. I think it was written about the same guy as Picture to burn. The song mentions getting revenge by going out with his best friend the way that Picture to burn does. It was written back in 2005 so no, it's not about Harry Styles like people thought when the clip leaked. lol
Rain Song (Swift / Rose / Maher) •
A song about missing someone and still being in love with them after breaking up. I guess it's called that because she's sad and lonely like it's raining in her life. There's only one version; it's acoustic and in circulation.
Same Girl (Swift) •*
Written about how she'll always be the same girl. Another song that leaked into the trading world a little more recently from her Volume two demo CD.
Scream (Swift / Cantor / Marr) ?
I don't know anything about this song because I've never heard of anyone having it. It's out of circulation.
Smokey Black Nights (Swift) •*
One of the first songs she ever wrote when she was 12 . It's about her time spent at the Jersey shore as a kid.
Someone Just Told Me (Swift) ?
I don't know much about this song as it was one of the ones listed in red that no one has but it sounds like it could be about finding out her boyfriend is cheating on her or something equally upsetting that someone wouldn't want her to know. I really have no idea though.
Someone Loves You (Swift) (I might have a clip) ?
I have never heard this song, but I think I do have a clip. (It's from her Speak now world tour DVD bonus footage and there's a rumor that it's Someone loves you) It's extremely rare (I've only heard of a few people who have it, even Steve doesn't) and out of circulation so I don't really know what it's about but I do know it streamed off her website in from September 2003 to September 2004 (you can still find links through the internet archives but they don't work) and I'd really love to hear it.
Songs About You (Swift / Buxton / Shaw) •*
She wrote this with Sarah Buxton when she was 14, it's streaming off her mypace where you can buy it. It's about how she wrote songs about a guy (although she wasn't dating yet at the time) until she was over him. It is available in PQ but that version is rare. Beware of fakes. Also, it was the first song she performed at the Bluebird cafe!
Spinning Around (Swift) (I have full and clips)•*
A Volume two song that was made popular by a clip of it that aired on TV (her Journey to Fearless Special and her E special I believe before that). It's about liking a guy but feeling like she's invisible to him and loving him has got her cornered, all tied up and spinning around! She wrote it when she was 13 and performed it live at least once (there's a clip of that too). I heard she actually won her school's talent competition (Wyo idol) with it.
Stupid Boy (Swift / Rose) •
A song about a boy who was stupid to use her and treat her the way he did. She sounds very angry and even swears. The song is acoustic and in circulation.
Subway song (Swift) ?
She once wrote a song about Subway because she liked their sandwiches so much. lol I'm not sure what the title is or if it was even an actual real song that really needs to be listed here and not just a joke but she wrote it anyway. haha Unfortunately though, no one's ever come across it or the home video clip she sang it in (unless of course we have and we just don't know it because it's one without sound).
Sugar (Swift) •*
A song about a couple who are very different but have a real life love story type of relationship because he's really sweet to her and calls her Sugar. It's off of her Volume two CD, acoustic (as all the songs off the CD are) and is now in circulation. It's also available in PQ.
Sweet Tea & God's Graces (Swift / Rose / Maher) • ♥ *
A song about enjoying life's simple pleasures and just sitting in the grass watching clouds pass with a guy you like getting by on nothing but sweet tea and God's graces. Both the acoustic and studio are in circulation but only the acoustic is available in PQ.
Tell Me (Swift / Rose) •
A song written about a guy breaking up with her suddenly just when thing seemed perfect and wondering why wanting him to tell her what it was he wanted from her. Both the acoustic and studio are in circulation.
Ten Dollars and a Six-Pack (Swift / Rose / Maher) •
Written about a guy who ended up not being what she thought. I think this one was written about the same guy as Picture to burn as well but again, I don't know for sure. If it is though, then it would've been written in 2005 I think. There is an acoustic and studio version however only the acoustic is in circulation (that's the only version I've heard) as the studio version is a Sony song and is very rare.
Tennessee (Swift) •*
Written about wanting to be in Tennessee. It's an old acoustic son from her Volume two demo CD (issued in 2003) that is now in circulation and available in PQ.
That's Life (Swift) •*
Written about how some things just happen that you can't explain but that's life. Another acoustic song she wrote when she was 12 or 13 off her Volume two CD which is now in circulation and available in PQ.
That's When (Swift / Warren Bros.)
An out of circulation Sony song. I've never heard it but I'm told that it's about a guy who won't commit to her and keeps kind of dangling her on a rope. And I found out that she does actually sing it despite what I heard.
Thinkin' Bout You (Swift / Rose / Chely-Wright) •
A piano demo written about not being able to function or even think strait when you have a crush on someone. She can't walk or talk straight and she's walking into chairs because all she can think about is him. I think she was maybe 15 when she wrote it. It's in circulation.
Thirteen Blocks (Swift / Carusoe) •
A song written about deciding what to do in a failing relationship and only having thirteen blocks to make up your mind. This was probably written in 2005 after her first breakup. It's studio and in circulation.
This Here Guitar (Swift) (I have full and a clip) •*
Written about buying her guitar when she was 12 or 13. It was featured on Volume two and therefore is acoustic, available in PQ and now in circulation.
This Is Really Happening (Swift / Sanders) • ♥
There is a studio and acoustic version of this song (although they both have the same vocals) but I've only heard the studio version because the acoustic is not only out of circulation but a Sony song. She sold it to country singer Bittani Hoover. It's about a guy who's so great she can't believe their relationship is really even happening. I think it was probably written about her first boyfriend when she was 15.
This One's Different (Swift / Jenkins) ?
Another song no one's ever really heard. I don't know anything about it or anyone who does.
Til Brad Pitt Comes Along (Swift / Lindsey / Mayo) (I have full and a clip) •
This is also a Sony song, however it leaked and is now in circulation and no longer illegal to own. It's about being in a relationship with a guy who she loves so much that it would take Brad Pitt to leave him. It was written in 2005 which is when she performed it in the clip that was aired on TV.
Timeless (Swift) ?
I don't know anything about this song since I don't know of anyone who's heard it.
Too Beautiful (Swift) ?
Again, I have no info whatsoever on this song. I've never heard it or heard of anyone in fact who has.
Under My Head (Swift)
A really cute acoustic song about falling head over heels for someone. I really like it!
Unknown (co-write with Justin Beiber) ?
She wrote a song in October with Justin Beiber. I don't know what it's called or if she sings in it with him but it's a song with a country vibe that'll be on the deluxe version of his new album Believe that'll be out on June 19th.
Unknown (co-write with Mac McAllany?) ?
I'm not sure if I spelled his name right but I heard she's written with him so they must have at least one unreleased song that they wrote together.
Unknown (co-write with Mark Foster) ?
Taylor recently had lunch with Mark Foster Foster the people and they wrote a song together. Maybe it'll be another collaboration on her new album.
Unknown (co-write with Max Martin and Shellback) ?
When Taylor got the idea for We are never ever getting back together she said they were in the middle of recording another song. She said she couldn't really remember what it was about but she thinks it was a happy lovey-dovey song about liking a guy or something like that. Not sure who it would've been about because I don't know who she liked at that point (this was sometime in 2011 I think towards the beginning of the year but in February at the earliest because that was the last time she was seen with Jake Gyllenhaal who WANEGBT is about). It was written for Red but is a possibility for her next album because it's more recent than others we know of.
Wait For Me (Swift)
A song about being in a relationship but liking another guy and just hoping he'll wait for you. It's pretty but it's got kind of an immature concept. haha
We Were Happy (Swift / Rose) •
Written about looking back on a relationship when you were happy. It's studio with Beautiful orchastral instrumentation in the background. There's also a piano demo that's not in circulation. It was also named Taylor's fan's favorite unreleased song (among traders at least). It's leaked although not on as large of a scale as some others like the ones on her demo CD. She wrote it in 2005.
Welcome Distraction (Swift / Warren Bros.) ?
Another Sony song. It's out of circulation (although beginning to come into circulation) and is about a guy who she really likes who she tries to fight her feelings for at first but then realizes it's no use and he's a welcome distraction to her life that she wasn't looking for but now embraces. Now that I've heard it I really like it which I wasn't expecting! It's really catchy and country sounding and I like the music! Also, she sings it! I heard once that she didn't sing either Welcome distraction or That's when and I now know that's not true which I am happy about. Also, it's worth noting that I can tell it's about the same guy as Under my head, You do and possibly Made up you which I think is her first boyfriend Drew.
What Do You Say (Swift / Orrall / Petraglia) •*
A song about liking someone who you think likes you too but they're taking it really slow and you just want to be like "Hey, what do you say?" It's studio, very country and in circulation.
What to Wear (Swift) •*
Written about getting ready for a first date (although I don't think she was dating yet at the time she wrote it).
Who I've Always Been (Swift / Rose / Maher) •
Written about another girl in high school who was trying to become a singer but in a very different way. There is both an acoustic and studio version of this song however I've only heard the studio as the acoustic is out of circulation.
Wonderful Things (Swift) ?
Not much is known about this song since no one's really heard it.
You All Over Me (Swift / Carusoe) ?
Another song that there isn't much info on. Very few people (if any) have heard it.
You Do (Swift / Rose / Chapman) •
Another song written about not being able to function when you have a crush on someone because all you can do is think about them. You run red lights and spill your coffee in the car because they've got you, they do. It's acoustic and in circulation.
You Don't Have to Call (Swift) •
Only 45 seconds long, it's actually a ringtone (released for a Pepsi promotion in May 2006) and not the inspiration for Your not sorry like it was previously thought. It's acoustic but was recorded in a studio and finished and meant to be that short (since ringtones really can't be that long). It's about someone who doesn't have to call her anymore because she's trying to move on so she won't answer it. I don't think it's about personal experience though as the only breakup she had been through at that point didn't even end badly at all.
Your Anything (Swift) (live version only) •
Written about liking someone and wanting to be their anything even if you can't be with them just to be a part of their life.The only known version of this was the one she performed at the NAMM show on January 21st 2005 but since that was so early in the year I'm sure she wrote it in 2004 like she did the other two songs she performed that night.
Your Face (Swift) (I have live and studio)•*
Written about breaking up with someone (although she hadn't had a boyfriend yet at the time) and not wanting to lose their face or forget anything about them or the relationship they had. She performed this at the 2005 NAMM show (and also at a few places the year before) along with Beautiful eyes but she wrote it in 2004.
Released (2006-2012) (80 currently listed):
Taylor Swift (2006):
Tim McGraw (Swift/Rose) (I have the acoustic and piano demos)
Written in math class about breaking up with her first boyfriend Drew Dunlap in 9th grade and how she hopes when he thinks of Tim McGraw that he thinks of her. Originally titled When you think Tim McGraw. It has a piano and an acoustic demo, both of which are in circulation.
Picture to burn (Swift/Rose) (I have the acoustic demo)
Written about a guy she almost dated who ended up being really cocky and liking other girls more than her. It was the first song of hers to be performed on XM radio on September 1st 2005. There is an acoustic and a studio demo. I only have the acoustic one though, that is the only one in circulation.
Teardrops on my guitar (Swift/Rose) (I have the alternate studio demo)*
Written about a guy she liked in 9th grade named Drew Hardwick. She was actually still 14 when she wrote it. There are three demos. I have the one without Drew's name in it that she tried to sell to The Dixie Chicks. That's the only one in circulation.
A place in this world (Swift) (I have the studio demo)
Written when she was 14 (either shortly before or after moving to TN) about trying to find her place in the music industry in Nashville. There is one known demo; it's studio and I have it because it's in circulation.
Cold as you (Swift/Rose) (I have the second studio demo)
Written about a guy who she used to make excuses for when he didn't deserve them. I believe it was written about the same guy as Picture to burn because she had a good relationship with her first boyfriend Drew and the only song on the album about her second boyfriend Sam was a last-minute addition. I have the only one of the three demos that is in circulation. It is called version 2. The others are studio version 1 and piano.
The outside (Swift) (I have the studio demo)*
Written about being bullied and not having any friends in middle school. She wrote it when she was 13 or 14 (despite the fact that she always said she was 12) on a rainy weekend in January when none of her friends called her and it was featured on Maybelline New York's 2004 Chicks with attitude sampler CD that was released that July. I have the only known demo. It's the same version featured on the Chicks with attitude CD and it's in circulation and is available in PQ.
Tied together with a smile (Swift/Rose)
Written about a friend of hers who she found out had an eating disorder. I believe it was Bulimia. I'm not sure which friend but I always had a feeling that it was Kelsey. I don't know why. It could also be Ally or Katherine or someone else. I definitely don't think it was about Abigail though or I'm sure we would've heard about that. I once read an article written shortly after she had written it (I believe it was from late 2005 or early 2006 so it was probably in 10th grade) but I can't find it now! I don't have either the acoustic or studio demos because they're not in circulation.
Stay beautiful (Swift/Rose)
Written about a guy named Cory (or Corey, I'm not sure how he spells it because she spells it one way in the lyrics packet and another way in the lyrics on her website) who she thought was cute but never really talked to. I don't think it's about Corey Robinson who she liked in 6th grade though because that was two years before she even met Liz Rose who she co-wrote it with so I think this Cory (I think that's probably how he spells it but who knows) was from high school. I don't have either the acoustic or studio demos because neither of them are in circluation.
Should've said no (Swift)
Written about her second boyfriend Sam Armstrong who cheated on her in 10th grade. It was a last-minute addition to the album (written in early August 2006) and she wrote it in the studio so there is no known demo.
Mary's song (oh my my my) (Swift)
Written about her neighbor's lifelong relationship. Originally titled Oh my my my. I have the studio demo (in circulation) but not the acoustic (with alt lyrics; not in circulation). I believe she wrote it in 2004 (April) when she first moved to Hendersonville because she said they came over for dinner one night and told them that and I can't imagine they'd do that if they had already known them for years.
Our song (Swift) ♥ (I have the acoustic demo)*
Written in about 20 minutes for her school talent show (when she was in 9th grade) and about the same boyfriend (Drew, her first boyfriend. She confirmed that was his name during VH1 storytellers when she performed it) as Tim McGraw. There is only one known demo. It's acoustic and I have it. It's in circulation and available in PQ.
Taylor Swift deluxe edition (2007):
I'm only me when I'm with you (Swift) (I have the studio demo)*
Written about a guy who she was friends with when she was 14 but I'm not sure who it was. Maybe Jeff Lang? There is one demo and it sounds exactly like the released version.
A perfectly good heart (Swift/) (I have the studio demo)*
Written about her first heartbreak I would imagine (Her first boyfriend Drew who TIm McGraw and Our song is about although I'm pretty sure it was written before May 2005 which is when they broke up so maybe it was written in 2004 about what a breakup might be like like I heart ? was) but I've never heard her talk about it. The demo (the only one I know of) sounds exactly like the released version.
Invisible (Swift) (I have the studio demo)
Written about a boy who was a family friend where they vacationed on the Jersey shore where she spent her summers until she moved to Tennessee at 14. He was always talking about liking other girls. There is one known demo and it's in circulation as are all the other demos I have.
Sounds of the seasons (2007):
Christmases when you were mine (Swift) (I have an alt version often reffered to as a demo but it was in fact released online around her 18th birthday)
Written probably in 2007 about how Christmas can inspire so many memories. She wanted to write a different type of Christmas song that wasn't like every other Christmas song out there. She said that once. I'm not sure if it was inspired about a certain person but I don't think so because I don't think she's ever had a relationship that long.
Christmas must be something more (Swift)
Written for church when she was 12 or 13 (making it her oldest released song, even older than The Outside by at least a month because this was written in December and The Outside was written in January) about the true meaning of Christmas.
Beautiful eyes (2008):
Beautiful eyes (Swift) (I have the studio demo)*
Written long before it was released (over the summer when she was 14) supposedly when she was on vacation with her family in Tahiti and performed live at the Vanity fair party in July 2004 as well as at the NAMM show in January 2005 and durring her 2008 Stripped session. It's about liking someone and looking into their beautiful eyes.There is one demo; it sounds exactly like the released version.
I heart ? (Swift) (I have the studio demo)*
Also written long before it was released. It's about breaking up with someone and afterwards writing an I heart ? on the back of your hand although she was only 14 when she wrote it (there are actually pictures of her at that age with that written on her hand in the Andrew Orth album) so she wasn't actually dating anyone at the time, just imagining what a breakup would be like I guess. I have the only known demo. It's in circulation and available in PQ.
Fearless (Swift/Rose/Lindsey) (I have the acoustic demo) ♥
Written about the best first date she hasn't had yet. She wrote it on the road (in 2007) and wasn't even dating anyone at the time.There is only one known demo, it's acoustic in a studio and it's in circulation.
Written in late 2007 or early 2008 I think about her and her best friend Abigail Anderson's experiences at 15 in 9th grade.
Love story (Swift)
Written about a guy she liked and almost dated who her parents and friends didn't approve of. She later wrote Tell me why about him and called him a creep in her 60 minutes interview so I guess they were right about him. haha
Hey Stephen (Swift)
Written about Stephen Baker Lyles from the band Love and theft who she once had a crush on I think in 2007 or early 2008 when she was touring with his band.
White horse (Swift/Rose)
Written about the saddest part of a breakup. I thought maybe it was about the same guy she almost dated that she wrote Tell me why and Love story about but now I think it's actually about her second boyfriend Sam who she wrote Should've said no about after he cheated on her although who she wrote it about has never been confirmed.There is an acoustic in studio demo but I don't have it as it's out of circulation. She wrote it in late 2007/early 2008 I think (despite the fact that Steve said she sounded really young in the demo and she did originally date Sam in 2006 but I think she gave him a second chance which is what makes me think You're not sorry is about him as well.) and was only put on the album because it was featured on Grey's anatomy.
You belong with me (Swift/Rose)
Written about a guy friend (one of her band members) who was dating a girl who was mean and not right for him. She said he was on her bus once and he was on the phone with his girlfriend trying to explain himself to her because she was yelling at him for not calling her back exactly when he said he would and she said to Liz Rose, "I have this idea, we have to write this song." She said she just kind of "ran into" the story line that he should be with her instead. She didn't actually like him. She said she's never had a crush on any of her band members.
Written about her old friend and ex fiddle player Emily Poe having to leave her band in late 2007.
Tell me why (Swift/Rose)
Written (in late 2007, or by then at least) about a guy she almost dated who kept putting her down. She also wrote Love story about him.
You're not sorry (Swift)
Written about a guy who kept saying sorry when he wasn't. I realize now that it's about Sam, her boyfriend who cheated on her, because she referred to him during her Fearless release web chat (when asked about Should've said no) as thinking that if he said sorry that they'd be fine again and that's almost an exact line from You're not sorry. This also makes me think White horse is about him as well (despite the fact that I've heard that it was written only weeks after Love story because I can't prove that anyway) because they have such similar themes in their lyrics that I always thought they must be about the same person. All three songs also have similar lyrics to The other side of the door which I also found out is about him.
The way I loved you (Swift/Rich)
Written about dating someone who's perfect but that you don't really love and wishing they were someone you used to date who was a little more complicated and spontaneous. I'm not really sure though what exactly inspired her to write it as I think it's just a story she and her co-writer John Rich made up but she said he was able to relate to it because he was always the crazy messy one in his relationships.
Forever and always (Swift)
Written about Joe Jonas shortly before he broke up with her in 27 seconds over the phone. It was added to the album last-minute in late September 2008 so there is no known demo.
The best day (Swift)
Written about her mom and how much she loves her and appreciates everything she's ever done for her throughout her life and how she's always been there for her and she's had the best days with her. She wrote and recorded it over the summer in 2007 when she was on tour with Brad Paisley and gave it to her mom along with the video as a Christmas present.
Written about being at a small record label and never getting recognized or winning any big awards. It took her a while to write. She finished it the night she won the CMT Horizon award (November 7th 2007) and then recorded it in one take to put it on the album. Therefore, I don't think she made a demo for it.
Hannah Montana the movie soundtrack (2009):
Crazier (Swift) ♥ (I have two studio demos)*
Written when she was 13 about wondering what falling in love might feel like. It was later used in the Hannah Montanna movie. I have both of the only known demos. One in available in PQ, the other is only available in HQ but they're both in circulation.
You'll always find your way back home (Swift/Johnson)
Taylor co-wrote it with Martin Johnson although Miley Cyrus sings it. There is no known version that Taylor sings. It's about how no matter where you go, you'll always find your way back home. They probably wrote it in late 2008 or so specifically for the movie but I'm not entirely sure.
Duets: (2007, 2009 & 2012):
Best days of your life (Swift/Pickler)
Kellie Pickler sings it and Taylor sings back up. They wrote it together on tour in 2007 when Kellie was going through a bad break up. It's about how the guy she broke up with is going to regret it when he realizes that he had the best days of his life with her. She also got to be in the music video with Kellie in either 2008 or 2009 after it became a single.
Two is better than one (Swift/Johnson) ♥
Taylor wrote and sings this with Martin Johnson of Boys like girls. It's about how being in a relationship is better than being alone and it's on his 2009 album Love drunk. I'm not sure when they wrote it but I believe they met in late 2007 and were writing together in late 2008 so probably the later while they were writing You'll always find your way back home and If this were a movie. They may have also been writing her unreleased song Drama queen around that time. If that's true then I have a sneaking suspicion it's about Camilla Belle. haha The song was a single but she wasn't in the music video.
Both of us (Swift/B.O.B.)
a song about trying top stay strong when times are hard and wishing you could help the people you love do the same. She co-wrote and sings it with B.O.B. It was featured on his 2012 album Strange Clouds but they probably wrote it in 2011. She also appeared in the music video.
Fearless platinum edition (2009):
Jump then fall (Swift) ♥
About the start of a relationship and wanting the other person to just take a chance on you. It was written about Joe Jonas (you can tell because of the secret message) but she's never talked about it.
Originally by Luna Halo, Taylor covered this song and later added it to Fearless platinum edition and was given a writers credit because she changed it so much from the way it originally sounded.
The other side of the door (Swift)
Written about a breakup and how she really felt when she slammed the door. A lot of people think it's about Joe Jonas because of the time period it was released in but it's about her high school boyfriend Sam who cheated on her because there's a line in it that's exactly the same as a line in Should've said no and Should've said no was written about him. There is a demo but it isn't in circulation so I've never heard it.
Superstar (Swift/Rose) (I have the acoustic and studio demos)
Written when she was 15 about liking a superstar. I think it was Joe Nichols because he was born in Arkansas (as it mentions in one of the demos) and was famous in country music at the time. There are two demos (acoustic with alt lyrics and studio; both in circulation) and I have both.
Come in with the rain (Swift/Rose) •(I have the studio demo)
Written when she was 15 or 16 about hoping an ex boyfriend would come back, this song was once posted on her myspace and was a fan favorite long before it's 2009 release on Fearless platinum edition. I have the only known demo. It's not rare (since it's the same version everyone had before) and it sounds pretty much exactly like the released version. In fact, I don't hear a difference at all aside from the fact that the released version might be louder.
Valentine's day soundtrack (2010):
Today was a fairytale (Swift) ♥
Written about dating Joe Jonas in the summer of 2008 and how a regular day can turn into a fairytale when you're around someone you love. I used to think it was written specifically for the movie but then I recently heard that she wrote it the summer before (which would've been 2008 because they were already filming it in the summer of 2009) meaning she had to have written it about Joe Jonas who she was dating at the time. She also wrote Jump then fall about him around the same time. It's funny how they both ended up on the soundtrack.
Speak now (2010):
Mine (Swift) ♥
Written about a guy putting his arm around her and her tenancy to run away from love for fear of getting hurt but still hoping one day she'll find a love that lasts. There is most likely a demo but one has never been found.
Sparks fly (Swift)
Written much earlier than the rest of the album, (around Halloween 2006 about opening up a show for Jake Owen) there is bound to be a demo, most likely two (one with the released lyrics and music and another with the older music and instrumentation from the popular live performance in 2007) but none have ever been found. The old version was one of my favorites but now I don't really like it as much anymore.
Back to December (Swift)
Written about breaking up with Taylor Lautner in December 2009 and how bad she felt about it.
Speak now (Swift)
Written about one of her friends finding out their high school sweetheart was getting married to someone else who was horrible to him. She had a dream about one of her ex-boyfriend's getting married after that and that inspired the song as well as the title of the album.
Dear John (Swift)
Written about breaking up with John Mayer after realizing everyone was right about him all along. She mentions being 19 but I think she might've been 20 when she wrote the song. I'm not sure exactly when sh edated him.
Written about Bob Lefitz, a critic who used to give her good reviews and then suddenly gave her a horrible one after her performance at the 2010 Grammy's (January 30th) saying she couldn't sing and had killed her career overnight.
The story of us (Swift)
Written about seeing John Mayer for the first time after their breakup when she expectantly ran into him at the CMAs (June 8th 2010) and how incredibly awkward that was. It was one of the last songs added to the album, there is no known demo.
Never grow up (Swift)
Written about growing up and how she's apparently been a victim of it. She wrote it for all the little girls in the front rows at her concerts to warn them not to grow up too fast.I think it was the very last song added to the album because she talks about moving out which she did on July 19th 2010.
Enchanted (Swift) ♥
Written about meeting Adam Young and how she was enchanted to meet him but didn't know if he felt the same way. She met him in New York in 2009.
Better than revenge (Swift)
Written about Camilla Belle stealing Joe Jonas from her and warning her there's nothing she does better than revenge. It's never really been confirmed that it is in fact about her but there are way too many clues for that to be a coincidence. Written probably in 2008.
Written about Kanye West interrupting her 2009 VMA's acceptance speech and how she forgives him because she knows he's an innocent who's still growing up even at 32. She performed it at the 2010 VMA's so it must've been written during that year but she said it took her a while to write.
Written about suddenly losing a boyfriend and not knowing why. Although it was never confirmed, I think it was about Joe Jonas in 2008.
Last kiss (Swift)
Written about missing Joe Jonas after he left her and how she never thought they'd have a Last kiss. I'm guesing it was written in 2008.
Long live (Swift)
Written about how much fun she had on the Fearless tour with her band and fans and all the magical memories they made. I think she wrote it right after the last night (June 5th at Gillette stadium) when I was there!
Speak now deluxe edition (2010):
Ours (Swift) ♥
Written about being in a relationship that no one approves of. It's never been confirmed but I think it was about John Mayer. It was written right before she tuned 20.
If this was a movie (Swift/Johnson)
Written about breaking up with someone and wishing they'd just come back to you like in the movies. Another co-write with Martin Johnson. Unlike all the others on the album that she wrote by herself. Who inspired it has never been confirmed but I think it's about Joe Jonas.
Written about being so in love with someone that you think of them as Superman. I think this one is also about John Mayer because of the line in it that's the same as the secret message in Dear John and because Superman is John's favorite superhero.
Hunger games Soundtrack (2012):
Safe and sound (Swift/Civil wars)
Written with the Civil wars (who sing backup) and produced by "T-bone" Burnet specifically for the Hunger games. It's about how Catiniss wants to protect her little sister Pri, Rue and Peeta.
Eyes Open (Swift)
Written again specifically for the Hunger games soundtrack only this time by herself. It's about Catniss's feelings towards the capitol.
Strange clouds (2012):
Both of us (Swift/B.O.B)
Taylor sings in this song, helped write it (probably sometime in 2011) and even got to be in the music video!
Stand up to cancer (2012):
Written about a little boy named Ronan who died of cancer (Neuroblastoma) just before his 4th birthday. It's incredibly sad and written from the point of view of his mother who is listed as a co-writer of the song. She debuted the song live on stand up 2 cancer on September 7th and all the proceeds from the song go to the cause so go buy it on iTunes!
State of grace (Swift)
A song about falling in love in an epic way. It's very rock inspired and it's about Jake Gyllenhaal as you can tell from clues in the song like the fact that he has blue eyes and is a fire sign.
The title song of Taylor's fourth album Red. It's about a break up that she had really strong emotions about. She called the song and album Red because she sees the strong emotions she sings about in the song as being Red. It's equally pop and country and was written early on in the process before she started co-writing a lot and experimenting with a different poppier sound that a lot of the songs on the album have and according to the secret message it's about Jake Gyllenhaal as much of the album is.
A song about getting into a relationship that you know is bad for you (about the same person as I knew you were trouble) that she co-wrote with Dan Wilson.
I knew you were trouble (Swift/Martin/Shellback)
A song about a guy who she knew was trouble but fell for anyway. I'm guessing it's about either Jake seeing as she hadn't even dated Harry yet at the time and even if she had I doubt she'd write a song like this about it and then get back together with him. haha Very pop and unlike her usual sound. It has dubstep and is somewhat hip hop inspired.
All too well (Swift/Rose)
A song Taylor wrote with Liz Rose in December 2010 after breaking up with Jake Gyllenhaal. It was originally about ten minutes long when she started writing it during a rehearsal for the Speak now tour but then she called Liz Rose to help her edit it down.
A song she wrote about being 22 and hanging out with her friends Selena, Ashley, Dianna and Claire. She wrote it about spending the summer with them in 2012 and put their names into the secret message.Like WANEGBT it's very poppy and catchy but unlike Fifteen it's fun and happy instead of serious.
I almost do (Swift)
A song about almost getting back together with someone who keeps calling you and asking for another chance. Obviously about the same guy as WANEGBT. *hint hint*
We are never ever getting back together (Swift/Martin/Shellback)
The first single off of Taylor's album Red. It's very different from her other songs because it's so pop but it's super catchy and her most mainstream song yet! It broke the record for the most downloaded song in it's debut week! It's about a guy who she is never ever getting back together with aka Jake Gyllenhaal. haha
Stay stay stay (Swift)
A sweet pop country song about what it would be like if one of her boyfriends stayed. It's not actually about anyone, just something she made up.
The last time (Swift/Lightbody)
A duet Taylor wrote with Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol about letting someone into your life for the last time. It goes with the same theme as WANEGBT and I almost do.
Sad beautiful tragic (Swift)
A song about a sad, beautiful and tragic relationship Taylor had that she was remembering months later while on the Speak now tour.
Holy ground (Swift)
A song Taylor wrote about Joe after he showed up to her concert in San Diego on the Speak now tour. It's about looking back on the relationship years later and being okay with it. It's pop rock but not as rock inspired as State of grace.
The lucky one (Swift)
A song Taylor wrote about a few different people including herself and her own fear about what fame could do to her in the future like it has to other celebrities. I think one of the main influences was Joni Mitchell but she won't say. haha
Everything has changed (Swift/Sheeran)
A duet Taylor wrote with Ed Sheeran on her trampoline in the summer of 2012 while she was dating Connor Kennedy. It's a cute acoustic song about wanting to get to know someone you just met better.
A song Taylor wrote about Ethel Kennedy. She wrote it after seeing a picture of her and her husband at a party together when they were 17 around when they met in 1945.
Begin again (Swift)
The first song on Red to be debuted on Good morning America. (released to itunes on September 25th) About starting over with someone new after a break up. It's actually pretty country and it's become the second single from Red! She recently filmed the music video in Paris!
Red deluxe edition (2012):
Come back...be here (Swift/Wilson)
A song about falling in love with someone who has to leave. No one knows who it's about but I have a feeling it's Jake because usually the bonus songs are written later on and it's got the same co-writer as Treacherous.
The moment I knew (Swift)
A song about Jake Gyllenhaal not showing up to her 21st birthday party. That was the moment she knew she wanted to break up with him.
Girl at home (Swift)
A song about turning down a guy with a girlfriend who kept hitting on her. I have no idea who it's about but it kinda reminds me of IKYWT. Although I doubt she would've dated the guy after that because she said she thought it was disgusting the way he was trying to get with her when he had a girlfriend. I'm glad she wrote a song about that because it shows she has good morals and wouldn't cheat with or on someone the way people have done to her in the past.
One chance soundtrack (2013):
Sweeter than Fiction (Swift/Antonoff)
Taylor wrote this song with Jack Antonoff, the guitarist from Fun about Paul Potts who rose to fame on Britan's got Talent. She was inspired by his story as soon as she heard it and decided to write it from the point of view of his wife who was the one person who always believed in him. She worked with Jack on it simply because they had always wanted to work together and knew eachother already because she is friends with his girlfriend. It's featured in the credits of the movie based on his story called One chance.