Many of Taylor's fans believe the subject matter of this song to be American actor Taylor Lautner, whom she dated briefly at the end of 2009. Although the Love Story
singer won't confirm whether the speculation is true or not, she told New York
magazine about the event that inspired her to pen this song. "It was at an awards show and there had been this falling-out between me and this guy," she explained. "I think both of us had so much that we wanted to say, but we're sitting six seats away from each other, just fighting this silent war of 'I don't care that you're here.'"
Taylor continued, "I remember getting home and sitting at the kitchen table, and saying to my mom, 'It was like I was standing alone in a crowded room.' That's when my eyes glazed over, and I got distracted and walked away to write." She added, "My mom is used to me doing that."