Taylor Swift's been banging on about how she writes songs, and you won't be hugely surprised to learn that the lyrics tend to be taken from real-life experiences.
"I'm excited about telling the beginnings of stories, like the story of this song called 'Ours,' where I wrote it about this guy nobody thought I should be with," the 'Two Is Better Than One' chanteuse told VH1 News (as quoted here).
"So I wrote this song specifically just to play it for him, just to show him, 'I don't care what anyone says. I don't care that you have tattoos. I don't care that you have a gap between your teeth. I love you for who you are.' And that song ended up actually making it on a record ['Speak Now'] and becoming a Number One song."
It didn't stop there of course: "And then you take me being mad at my parents because they didn't want me to date this dude when I was 17, and I threw a fit and ran to my room and wrote a song on my bedroom floor called 'Love Story.' So that turned into something that I never expected to be our first Number One worldwide hit."
Inspiration comes in so many different forms, ladies and gentlemen.