Taylor Swift apologizes in her newest release Back to December.
“It’s the first time I’ve ever apologized in song,” says the 20-year-old singer. “It’s the first time I’ve ever admitted guilt in my music.”
“Back To December addresses a first for me in I’ve never apologized to someone in a song before. Whether it’s good or bad, but the person I wrote this song about, deserves this.
The person was great to me, in our relationship, and I was really careless with him. The song is full of words that I would say to him.”
Taylor expresses regret over the way she ended a romantic relationship in the ballad. She sings, “This is me, swallowing my pride, standing in front of you, saying I’m sorry for that night.”
Taylor says she based the song on a conversation she had with the guy about whom she’s singing. “It’s not loosely based,” she says. “It’s almost word-for-word. It is a song and a conversation that needed to happen, because I don’t want to hurt people. If you unintentionally do so, you’ve got to make that better.”
Is Taylor referring to Twilight’s Taylor Lautner? The two briefly went out late last year and Taylor recently told Glamour magazine that they are still friends. Or is she talking about Joseph Jonas?
I think Taylor is a wonderful role model for girls. And her open apology is just another sign of her maturity.
Watch her brief interview.