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Taylor Swift's 'Fifteen' Is About Her Longtime Bestie Abigail Anderson

Taylor Swift has had many high-profile friendships throughout her career. Known for her girl squads that include the likes of Selena Gomez and Blake Lively, she's friends with everyone from the biggest stars in Hollywood to some of the most popular Victoria's Secret models like Karly Kloss. But her relationship with best friend Abigail Anderson dates all the way back to Hendersonville High School.

Back before Taylor Swift was one of the fastest rising country music stars, she was just a regular kid going to high school like everyone else. When she was working on her album Fearless with Big Machine Records, she looked back to that time in her life for inspiration, as evidenced by her song "Fifteen." Yes, this is the same album that gave us "You Belong with Me," "Love Story," and "Forever & Always." The album was full of hits.

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"I wrote this around the storyline of my best friend from high school, Abigail," Swift stated about "Fifteen".

"I started everything with the line 'Abigail gave everything she had to a boy who changed his mind' and wrote everything else from that point, almost backwards. I just decided I really wanted to tell that story about our first year of high school because I felt in my freshman year, I grew up more than any year in my life so far."

We know all too well how difficult high school is and Swift did an incredible job capturing those feelings in this song. She found inspiration from Abigail, whom she met at Hendersonville and still remains close with, and created an anthem that speaks to heartbroken teens' souls. Swift and Anderson both appeared in the song's original music video which actually wasn't filmed in a high school as you might expect. Anderson plays herself in the video which shows the girls reflecting back on past high school love interests.

You can tell it's a really special friendship for Swift because the two are still as close as ever. The superstar was recently a bridesmaid in Anderson's wedding, and her bestie comes to literally all of her supermodel-packed lavish parties including her Christmas themed 30th birthday party and her "Taymerica" 4th of July bash at her Rhode Island estate. Both women are at completely different places in their lives since the song was first released, so we're interested to see if Swift makes any changes when she releases her upcoming fresh recording of the song!

"Fifteen" Lyrics:

You take a deep breath
And you walk through the doors
It's the morning of your very first day
You say hi to your friends you ain't seen in awhile
Try and stay out of everybody's way
It's your freshman year
And you're gonna be here for the next four years
In this town
Hoping one of those senior boys
Will wink at you and say, "you know I haven't seen you around, before"
'Cause when you're fifteen,
Somebody tells you they love you
You're gonna believe them
And when you're fifteen
Feeling like there's nothing to figure out
Count to ten
Take it in
This is life before you know who you're gonna be
At fifteen
You sit in class next to a red-head named Abigail
And soon enough you're best friends
Laughing at the other girls
Who they think they're so cool
We'll be out of here as soon as we can
And then you're on your very first date
And he's got a car
And you're feeling like flying
And you're mama's waiting up
And you're thinking he's the one
And you're dancing around the room when the night ends
When the night ends
'Cause when you're fifteen,
Somebody tells you they love you
You're gonna believe them
And when you're fifteen
And your first kiss makes your head spin around
But in your life you'll do things
Greater than dating the boy on the football team
But I didn't know it at fifteen
When all you wanted
Was to be wanted
Wish you could go back
And tell yourself what you know now
Back then I swore I was gonna marry him someday
But I realized some bigger dreams of mine
And Abigail gave everything she had
To a boy who changed his mind
And we both cried
'Cause when you're fifteen,
Somebody tells you they love you
You're gonna believe them
And when you're fifteen
Don't forget to look before you fall
I've found time can heal most anything
And you just might find who you're supposed to be
I didn't know who I was supposed to be
At fifteen
La la la la la
Your very first day
Take a deep breath girl
And take a deep breath as you walk through the doors