In “The Story Of Us,” Taylor Swift sings about a relationship that seems to have fallen apart. “I used to think one day, we’d tell the story of us/How we met and the sparks flew instantly/And people would say, ‘They’re the lucky ones.” Later in the song, Swift sings, “I don’t know what to say since the twist of fate/When it all broke down/And the story of us looks a lot like a tragedy now.”
While it has never been confirmed, most fans agree that this song is likely about her relationship with John Mayer. As Swift once explained to MTV, the song was inspired by the experience of bumping into an ex at an awards show. “It was a guy I had been in a relationship with, falling out, then we end up at the same awards show,” she said. “Both trying to act like we don’t care … both like, you know, chatting up the people next to us.”
She went on, “Afterward, I just felt so empty, like we were both fighting this silent war of pretending we didn’t care that the other was there.” The clue in her liner notes reads, “CMT Awards.” As it turns out, Swift did end up bumping into Mayer at the CMT Awards shortly after their break up.
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