Taylor Swift's 2008 single, "White Horse," is one of the most famous songs in her entire discography. The song tells the story of a relationship that seems like it was a fairytale, but it eventually falls apart as Swift becomes more aware of how unrealistic the situation really is.
The song is one of many that reflects Swift's tumultuous teenage years, and it's easy to see why she penned it as a response to her own experiences with love. But if you look deeper, it might also have an important message about how we should approach relationships in modern culture.
Fairytale romances seem to be a staple of pop music, but they often end in heartbreak and betrayal. That's why it's so refreshing to hear Swift explore these themes in her music.
She wrote "White Horse" with the help of Liz Rose, who was one of her regular collaborators on Fearless (Taylor's Version). She also teamed up with Trey Fanjoy for this track.
A decade later, Taylor Swift has a new take on the song, and it's pretty amazing. In this re-recording, Swift doesn't sound as naive and she no longer sounds ashamed of her feelings.
This means that she's no longer waiting for a white horse to sweep her off her feet, and instead, she's making her own path in life. This is probably the most important lesson in this song – and perhaps in all of her music.