Swift solely composed “Our Song” for the talent show of her freshman year in high school.. It’s about Taylor’s first boyfriend, Drew Dunlop. It was included on Taylor Swift due to its popularity with her classmates. However, Swift herself never assumed it would even be on an album.
Taylor talked to The Boot about the story behind the song:
I wrote this song in my freshman year of high school, for my ninth grade talent show. So I was sitting there thinking, “I’ve gotta write a song that’s gonna relate to everyone in the talent show, and it’s gotta be upbeat.” And at that time, I was dating a guy, and we didn’t have a song. So I went ahead and wrote us one, and I played it at the talent show at the end of the year.
The uptempo track is musically driven mainly by banjo and lyrically describes a young couple who use the events in their lives in place of a regular song.
Rumored song subject, Drew Dunlop, pictured with his current girlfriend