Taylor Swift: Back to December Meaning
Back to December Lyrics
How's life, tell me how's your family
I haven't seen them in a while
You've been good, busier than ever
We small talk, work and the weather
Your guard is up, and I know why
Because the last time you saw...
anonymous Nov 15th 2010, 03:33 report
This song is about her relationship with Taylor Lautner. She says in the song that all through the summer they were close friends and enjoyed some good times together and when it came to fall she realised she was in love with him. However in the winter she starts to have doubts and when he comes and gives his love to her she simply rejects him. She's looking back on it now and regretting her decision. She is talking to him and trying to ask for his forgiveness and also wondering whether they could ever be together again. She says she goes "back to december all the time" meaning she constantly goes back to her memories of the night she rejected him and wishes she could change her own mind.
anonymous Feb 19th 2011, 07:31 report
This song is about taylor lautner.that is because the hidden message(there's one for every song in her albums)says"tay"and so unless she was referring to herself,which it isnt,this song is about taylor lautner. the first paragraph suggests that they met up after they broke up but lautner was on his guard against taylor and she knows why,because she broke his heart by initiating the breakup.as for the chorus,it is clearly stated that taylor is swallowing her pride to say sorry to lautner.and the freedom she talks about is singlehood.but after they broke up,taylor then realises that she still loves lautner a lot.so,when lautner's birthday passed,taylor didn't call him to wish him happy birthday and she also says that she stays up late at night thinking back about their breakup and how she left him.well,taylor has a car,so if lautner was on the car with her,he would obviously be in the passenger seat.taylor loved lautner in the fall,that would be around just before they broke up.and the "dark days" and "fear" that taylor mentioned,was about her breakup with joe jonas(they broke up in december)and although she still loves lautner,she doesn't want another shattered relationship.the next paragraph is clearly hinting that this song is about lautner because isnt he known for his tan skin and sweet smile?.taylor also says that lautner held her in his arms on a september night,the first time he ever saw her cry.the rest of the song is telling lautner that she wishes they could go back together again,but even if he doesn't want to,she understands..
anonymous Jan 2nd 2011, 02:29 report
"Your tan skin, your sweet smile"...so Taylor Lautner.
anonymous Dec 24th 2012, 15:11 report
This song is about breaking up with Taylor Lautner and how she's sorry for breaking her heart. He gave her all his love and all she did was a goodbye. I think she was falling in love with John Mayer at this point because in her song Superman(about John) she said she wished the flowers and cards were from him instead(referring to "you gave me roses and I left them there to die") plus she wanted John to wait for her relationship with Taylor was done so she could finally be with him instead.
So this song is saying sorry to Taylor.
anonymous Jun 13th 2012, 12:29 report
this song is so sad so blue that i wanna cry everytime
i don't know if u have ever fall in love. it's an awful thing when you're apart. anyway... this was very beautiful. the music , the rythem , the lyrics, ..., everything. I Did like it.
anonymous May 31st 2012, 13:59 report
I think this is about her falling in love with Taylor Lautner. She fell in love with him in the summer, but by winter she started to get doubts about their relationship. She decided to break up with him but this song is about her regretting it.
anonymous Apr 9th 2012, 22:33 report
This is about wanting a guy she liked back all that was said and done on that night but not knowing if she will be forgiven and putting herself out there
anonymous Apr 3rd 2012, 07:58 report
"When I think about summer, all the beautiful times..."
Summer is symbolic of contentment and happiness.
"I realised I loved you in the fall..."
The autumn (fall) is symbolic of maturity and the coming of the despair and loss.
"And then the cold came: the dark days when fear crept into my mind..."
The winter is symbolic of despair and loss. It is also symbolic of doubts and cold-bloodedness, and how she snubbed him: she says 'you gave me roses, and I left them there to die'.
December is the time when you look forward to the new year and look ahead, while in the song, Taylor Swift looks back the year, and regrets her decision.
anonymous Jan 18th 2012, 05:28 report
this song is about doing a big mistake, and finding out that is was too late to fix it. this song is about taylor lautner and how taylor swift was really careless with him in their relationship when he was just perfect for her. and now, taylor is saying how she is sorry and how she should've said the right thing at the right time. this is a really personal song, and i love it for it's honesty.
anonymous Jan 3rd 2012, 05:18 report
This song is to Taylor Lautner because when she sang Back to December in Michigan she said: "I'd go back in time and change it but I can't... SO THIS IS TO THE BOY FROM MICHIGAN" and Lautner was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Then she mixed it with the song Apologize and you can watch Taylor Lautner "singing" Apologize on youtube.
Also when she explained the song she said: "This is about a person who was incredible to me, just perfect to me in our relationship and I was really careless with him; so this is a song for the words I would say to him that he deserves to hear", at the end she almost cry.
In the official video you can see a man wearing a jacket really similar to the jacket that Lautner always wears.
The song starts at 0:13 and rumors say that they broke up at her birthday: DECEMBER 13TH 2009.
anonymous Dec 19th 2011, 19:48 report
the first verse is about the guy seeing you again and you're practically apologizing for what you did. the chorus is about missing him and wishing you hadn't done what you did. the second verse is remembering your past with him and thinking about why you could've done something like that. the bridge is saying your wishing the two of you would be together again.
anonymous Dec 12th 2011, 21:58 report
this song is soo cute I do think that this song is about lautner, she broke up with himm and now regrets it after realizing how much she really loved him. I guess the message she wants to give is dont do something that will make u regret later especially when it has to do with a loved one.
anonymous Dec 11th 2011, 19:47 report
This song is rumored to be about Taylor Lautner, as there are clues in the song, such as "tan skin." This song shows the regret that a girl (Taylor Swift) has when her boyfriend, who has been nothing but good to her, break up. This boyfriend now keeps his guard up while the girl tries to get him back to no avail. This girl says she knows it's probably a long shot but she wants another chance. The girl goes back through her relationship with the boy throughout the song, realizing she loves him.
anonymous Nov 26th 2011, 10:11 report
It is of course about Taylor Lauther. It says in her song "The Other Side Of The Door" that she has a lot of pride (Lyric: Me and my stupid pride). So she finally swallows it and says sorry for the way she acted on the night of their break up.
anonymous Oct 12th 2011, 22:40 report
This song is an apology about how Taylor. S treated Taylor Lautner. She regrets how she acted and wishes she could have the chance to go back and change the way she acted. This I believe is her first song where its an apology.
anonymous Oct 9th 2011, 00:47 report
this song is about taylor laughtner! they broke u in december because she felt like he was clengly and wanted freedom"turns out freedom aint nothing but missing you" so she realizes that she REALLY wants him back deeply
This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
anonymous Jun 29th 2011, 07:27 report
all i can say with this song is ... about TAYLOR LAUTNER>>>
i miss ur..
ohhh.. TSwift cried on September night..
then Taylor Lautner saw her.. :)
smile . just for fun !
anonymous Jun 17th 2011, 17:40 report
This is Taylor's version of an apology to Taylor Laughtner, starting as friends she comes to really love him, but she begins to doubt him, when he tells her he loves her Gives her roses) she turns him down (leaves them there to die, now looking back on her mistakes, she sees she should have said she loved him too instead of turning him down
anonymous Jun 15th 2011, 19:28 report
In this song, she's speaking about her feelings for Taylor Lautner. when it came to fall she realized she was in love with him. In the winter she starts to have doubts and when he comes and gives his love to her she simply rejects him. She's looking back on it now and regretting what she done. She is talking to him and trying to ask for his forgiveness and also wondering whether they could ever be together again.
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