Story Behind Mine
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Taylor revealed that "Mine" was inspired by an unnamed crush in mind, saying "I was reflecting back on a boy i liked at a certain time". She also told mtv that the song is about what it would be like if she actually let her guard down. During a live Ustream chat wit fans on July 20, 2010, Swift explained that the song is about "her tendency to run from love" after seing many relationships end with goodbye and breakups. She continued, "I think i've developed this pattern of sort of running away when it comes time to fall inlove and to stay in a relationship. The song is sort of about finding the exception to that and finding someone who would make you believe in love and realize that it could work out".