The song Back to December is an apology, in the form of a song. You know, in life, you learn lessons. Sometimes you learn them the hard way, sometimes you learn them too late. The song Back To December is a song about a lesson I learned to late.
“I’m slightly terrified for this year to end. We got a lot already. There are probably seven or eight [songs] that I know I want on the record. It’s really ahead of schedule for me. I’m just stoked because it’s already evolved into a new sound, and that’s all I wanted. And I would have taken two years to make that happen, but it just kind of happened naturally, so that’s all I could really ask for.”
— Taylor talking about the progress of album 5 (x) (via tswiftcan)