Taylor Swift, Adam Young are ‘Enchanted’ with each other
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Owl City musician Adam Young has figured out that Taylor Swift’s song ‘Enchanted’ is about him. And, just in time for Valentine’s Day, he posted a reply to the singer’s pretty open song about their first meeting.
Swift, who has written songs about ex-beaus John Mayer and Taylor Lautner, revealed to writer Chris Willman last November that she’d written ‘Enchanted’ about a guy she’d met in New York City.
‘Meeting him, it was just this overwhelming feeling of, ‘I really hope that you’re not in love with somebody.’ And the whole entire way home, I just remember ... sitting there thinking, am I ever gonna talk to this person again? It was that feeling of pining away for a romance that may never even happen,’ she said.
The songstress, whose album ‘Speak Now’ dropped in October, apparently spelled out ‘A-D-A-M’ in the accompanying lyrics, which are about, well, how enchanted she was to meet this guy. In the song, she swoons over the moment and pretty much begs, ‘Please don’t be in love with someone else.’
Finally, a guy named Adam -- this one of ‘Fireflies’ fame -- put two and two together and figured out that it was probably him she was pining after. (Wethinks it would really stink if it were actually Maroon 5’s Adam Levine she was crushing on.)
‘I’m so tremendously honored that Taylor would write such an elegant song and thereby offer a gracious nod in my direction. Needless to say, I was lost for words and utterly smitten. I couldn’t stop smiling,’ Young wrote on his band’s blog where he recounted his relationship with Swift’s album and posted a pic of the two of them.
In his reply, in which he sings ‘Enchanted’ back to her and inserts her name in some verses, he introduces the song with this love note:
Everything about you is beautiful. You’re an immensely charming girl with a wonderful heart and more grace and elegance than I know how to describe. You are a true princess from a dreamy fairy tale; a modern Cinderella. I’m terribly sorry it’s taken me such a long time to reply but I figured Valentine’s Day was the perfect time to write this note to you and simply say...I was enchanted to meet you too. Love, Adam
Awwww and a half! Though we ask that if anyone wants to write a love song about the Ministry, we’d appreciate it if you were a bit more straightforward -- if only because ‘Ministry of Gossip’ is a pretty long thing to spell out in a song. And really, ‘M-O-G’ hardly sounds sexy.
For the record, 5:40 p.m. Feb. 15: This post originally incorrectly attributed Taylor Swift’s quote about meeting a guy in New York to M Magazine. The quote, from a Chris Willman interview for New York magazine, originally appeared in a Yahoo! Music post written by Willman. M Magazine gave no attribution for the quote.
-- Nardine Saad