owl city's love song for taylor swift
  • WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011

  • Posted by: Siobhan Fludder

Even though I personally can't imagine more of a nightmare headline, our local pop music expert felt it was worth sharing.

Taylor Swift has become notorious for being so blatantly honest about her musical inspiration that it is no shocker when she calls out former flames by name within her lyrics. One more case of this was recently uncovered in her song "Enchanted" from 2010's Speak Now, and this time it has gotten a response.

Before she took on Hollywood, Taylor gave fleeting fame in her debut album to her infamous high-school crush "Drew", whom she names in her country hit "Teardrops on my Guitar". Joe Jonas was next up in sophomore release Fearless, when she boldly announced on Ellen that track "Forever and Always" was written about their highly-publicized break up. And then on her third album, Speak Now, she confirmed the vague speculation of a brief relationship with John Mayer in the nearly seven minute ballad "Dear John". There are many more instances of naming names within the lore of Swiftian song-writing, and another came to light last week in an unusually sweet manner. Hidden within the Speak Now disc booklet are clues for each song that hint at their origins. The undeniable knock-out track "Enchanted" spelled out the name "ADAM" with seemingly random capitalizations, leading many to believe this may be about Owl City's Adam Young. Well, let's hope it is, because Adam has responded to this rumor with his very own version of "Enchanted".

On valentines day (cue the: 'awwww' or 'barf', what have you) [Ed. Note: Barf.], Adam posted his own recording of "Enchanted" on the Owl City website, with this introduction:

"Dearest Taylor,

I'll be the first to admit I'm a rather shy boy and since music is the most eloquent form of communication I can muster, I decided to record something for you -- as sort of a "reply" to the breathtaking song on your current record. This is want I wanted so badly to tell you in person but could never quite put into words:

Everything about you is lovely. You're an immensely charming girl with a beautiful heart and more grace and elegance than I know how to describe. You are a true princess from a dreamy fairy tale, and above all, I just want you to know... I was enchanted to meet you too.

Love, Adam"
[Definitely barf.]

This is about as corny of a fairy tale as real life can get, but considering Swifty's consistency with what is often judged as unrealistic love (or in my case: every afternoon's daydream), she seems to have finally met the person who is as willing to open up their heart through song as she is. [This post gave me diabetes.]

To hear the personification of adorable in action for yourself, hear Adam Young's "Enchanted" response below.


Owl City's "Enchanted"


[I wrote my own version of "Enchanted" that was just me singing like Thom Yorke and banging on trash cans. The end.]

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