Taylor Swift goes 'Back to December' in a new song off her entirely self-penned, upcoming album, 'Speak Now,' out Oct. 25.
Unlike her previous tracks that we've heard -- the lead single 'Mine,' the Kanye West-inspired 'Innocent,' and most recently the title track, 'Speak Now' -- 'Back to December' finds the songstress apologizing to a boy she may have not appreciated back in December of 2009.
"Whether it be good or bad or an apology, the person I wrote this song about deserves this," explains Swift in an E! interview. "This is about a person who was incredible to me, just perfect to me in a relationship, and I was really careless with him. So, this is a song full of words that I would say to him that he deserves to hear."
Although Swift stays mum on the person, we're led to believe the mid-tempo ballad is directed to actor Taylor Lautner, who she dated towards the end of 2009. Plus, Swift on numerous occasions has addressed that all of her songs on this upcoming album address personal experiences.
"So this is me swallowing my pride/ Standing in front of you saying 'I'm sorry' for that night' / And I go back to December all the time / It turns out freedom ain't nothing / Missing you, wishing I'd realized what I had when you were mine / I'd go back to December, turn around and make it all right / I go back to December all time," she sings.
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