Tied Together With A Smile

Album: Taylor Swift (2006)

Songfacts®:

  • Taylor Swift spoke to Great American Country regarding this song about a friend who suffered from anorexia: "I wrote the song 'Tied Together With a Smile' the day after I found out that one of my best friends who, a little back story on her, she's gorgeous. All the guys want to date her and all the girls want to be her. She is literally a pageant queen. I wrote this song the day I found out that she was bulimic and, you know, that is one of those moments when your heart kinda stops. How can somebody that seems so strong have such a horrible, horrible weakness? Something that is killing her. Luckily, I have talked to her about it and she has gotten help and she is fine now."

Comments: 10

  • MaddiePlease don't give up.
  • Tasha from Cardiff, United KingdomI've been fighting anorexia since I was 13. This song didn't make me change in a "Woah. Cut it out kid. Taylor says it's wrong." but it definitely made me think.
  • Nell from Chatham, Njeven if people are anorexic they may still have pretty faces
  • Ronny from London, United KingdomThis song remind of a few friends. they all say theyre ugly and it makes me just think...why? this song is just them. it makes me cry but smile in an odd way. another loved song buy taylor swift. <3
  • Anita from Citrus Heights, Cagreat song!!! love it. . ..
  • Emily from Around Chicago, Ila beautiful song-I love Taylor Swift's music.
  • Stephie from Portland, OrWow Matthew. . . you did a lot to do that for your girl! ;D
  • Stephie from Portland, OrGreat song - along with Cold As You and Mary's Song, the songs that didn't become singles but have more weight to them.
  • Katie from Los Banos, CaWow hearing what Taylor wrote it about is so SAD!
  • Matthew from Calgary, -I played this song for my girlfriend when she was all depressed. Great song.
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